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Scientists Explain Beneficial Effects Of Ancient Chinese Heart Medicines

October 12, 2009 by  

Scientists explain beneficial effects of ancient Chinese heart medicinesNew research has uncovered the scientific basis of ancient Chinese herbal formulas that have been shown to improve cardiovascular health.

Based on their work, researchers at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston believe the formulas help prevent heart disease by producing large amounts of nitric oxide, which is known for its artery-widening properties that facilitate blood flow and circulation.

The compound also lowers pressure and reduces the formation of artery-clogging plaque that may cause blood clots, the scientists explain.

Dr. Nathan S. Bryan, the study’s senior author and assistant professor in the university’s Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine for the Prevention of Human Diseases, explains that "[these herbal formulas] have profound nitric oxide bioactivity primarily through the enhancement of nitric oxide in the inner walls of blood vessels, but also through their ability to convert nitrite and nitrate into nitric oxide."

Herbal medicines, along with massages and acupuncture, have formed the basis of traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years, contributing to the treatment of cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

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  • patricia neely

    What is the chinese herbal formula referred to in the above article?

  • Sam Viviano

    I was wondering when we would finally discover the benefits of the ancient Chinese herbal medicine. Our system is ruled by the FDA and the large phamacetical compnies. I DON’T REALLY BELIVE ANYTHING COMING FORM THE FDA
    Their veiws and recomendation on consumption of fat intake has been proven wrong over and over agasin, but the FDA continues to produce misinformation that is actually harmful to us.

  • Diana

    Is the mystery formula Natto? I would like to know if there is something else that this article is referring to. Thanks.

  • Dan

    What are the ingredients that make-up this formula? Is something close to it available over the counter?
    Thank you

  • Thurman Marcum


    What is this formula?Can you brief me? I am interested.

  • Jackie

    “The compound also lowers pressure and reduces the formation of artery-clogging plaque that may cause blood clots, the scientists explain.” What compound is the scientists referring to? Does this article continue on another page?

  • ann

    I agree with all the above comments. What good is an article if they don’t tell you what chinese herb they are talking ????!!!!!

  • sandra lane

    What good is an article if there is no specific info.

    • joe wutkevicz

      It is the far right republican way,lot of skirting the issue ,no proof

      • s c

        Joe, are you an apologist for the AMA/FDA crowd? Apparently, you don’t see any significance in the short history of the AMA/FDA. The Chinese, on the other hand, have been doing good works for perhaps 3-4 thousand years.
        The Chinese have a right to think in terms of scientific. At the FDA, scientific means ‘a high-priced prescription drug that comes complete with side-effects.’ The boys and girls at the AMA (about 17% of all US MDs) temporarily enjoy an undeserved reputation on a crumbling, hollow pedestal.
        When it comes to being treated, I’ll try anything that works
        (no side-effects, please). You know exactly what those self-centered, size 5 heads in 20 gallon hats of the AMA/FDA can do. I’ll even furnish them with a topical anesthetic.

  • RJ
  • Frank

    I agree with all these people! What the hell good is all this information, if they aren’t going to give us a name!!

  • Frank

    I agree no names of ingridients, don’t help us!

  • Diane Paulson

    This article reminds me of school age children taunting — I know a secret but, nah nah nah nah, I’m not going to tell YOU!

  • s c

    Please take this constructively, folks. Livingston mentioned DanShen and GuaLou. Do a quick Google search, and you’ll be closer than you are now. What you want to know may not always show up as brand names (it happens).
    What you need to realize is that informtion comes with a price. I know from experience that you can give people the info they need/want, and they don’t act on it. It amounts to pointing people in the right direction. The rest is up to you.
    Remember those yahoos in Congress who can’t/won’t read? This is the same principle. Now, do a little reading, and remember that you are better and more responsible people than the weasels in Congress. THINK!

  • nobodysaysBOO

    What is this herb? How do you conspire to obtain some?Will BAXTER sell me some?


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