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Using complementary and alternative medicines to target the host response during severe influenza

Alleva, Lisa; Cai, Charles; Clark, Ian A


It is now accepted that an overwhelming inflammatory response is the cause of human deaths from avian H5N1 influenza infection. With this in mind we sought to examine the literature for examples of complementary and alternative medicines that reduce inflammation, and to place the results of this search in the context of our own work in a mouse model of influenza disease, using a pharmaceutical agent with anti-inflammatory properties. Two Chinese herbs, Angelica sinensis (Dang Gui) and Salvia...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: eCAM Evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine
DOI: 10.1093/ecam/nep152


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