Ban Zhi Lian
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer
Scutellaria barbata is a perennial herb that is used along with other botanicals in traditional Chinese medicine to treat bacterial infections, hepatitis, and tumors. It is also used as a diuretic, and should not be confused with Scutellaria baicalensis.
In vitro studies suggest that S. barbata has antibacterial (1), antioxidant (15), antimutagenic (2), and anticancer (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (10) (11) (12) properties. A number of constituents including flavonoids are thought to be responsible for these activities. Animal models also suggest antitumor activity with S. barbata across a range of cancers (16) (17) (18) (19) (20). However, different extraction methodologies and/or plant origins have yielded varying degrees of antitumor effects (21).
A large long-term population study identifies S. barbata among the single herbs used in TCM that may reduce risk of hepatocellular carcinoma in hepatitis B patients (9). Small studies also suggest it is safe and may benefit patients with advanced breast cancer (13) (14). Further research is needed to confirm these effects.
Oldenlandia diffusa Anticancer Activities
Conclusions: Oldenlandia diffusa extract effectively inhibited the growth of all the eight cancer cell
lines and induced significant increase of apoptosis. The extract exhibited minimum toxic effect on normal
pancreatic cells. Furthermore, there was a significant inhibition of lung metastases in the animal model with
no noticeable adverse effects. The herb extract could be a potential anticancer agent.
There are many preliminary studies on astragalus that indicate the herb may have other potential benefits, including:
Improved symptoms of chronic fatigue: Some evidence shows astragalus may help improve tiredness in people with chronic fatigue syndrome when combined with other herbal supplements (29Trusted Source, 32Trusted Source).
Anticancer effects: In test-tube studies, astragalus has promoted apoptosis, or programmed cell death, in various types of cancer cells (33Trusted Source, 34Trusted Source, 35Trusted Source).
Improved seasonal allergy symptoms: Though studies are limited, one clinical study found that 160 mg of astragalus twice daily may reduce sneezing and runny nose in individuals with seasonal allergies (36Trusted Source
Heal All Herb (Prunella Vulgaris)
Clinical analysis shows it to have an antibacterial action, inhibiting the growth of pseudomonas, Bacillus typhi, E. coli, Mycobacterium tuberculi, which supports its use as an alternative medicine internally and externally as an antibiotic and for hard to heal wounds and diseases. It is showing promise in research for herpes, cancer, AIDS, diabetes, and many other maladies.
Lianbai Barbata Selangainella Tablets is a powerful combination of Scutellaria Barbata, Oldenlandia, Astragalus and Heal All Herb : can effectively prevent the radiation dermatitis, and treat grade III acute radiation dermal injury with obvious curative effect.