Navigation Links
Cure for Hepatitis B

An Indian medicinal plant may be one of the most effective ways of treating disorders caused by the Hepatitis B virus, according to new research. Clinical trials using a drug based on the Keezhanali plant were conducted at the University of Madras in South India and the Scottish Centre// for Infection in Glasgow.

The results are believed to be better than any drug so far used to treat Hepatitis B - which is more than 100 times more infectious than HIV. Researchers say Keezhanali - or Phyllanthus Amarus to use its botanical name - stopped the Hepatitis B virus from multiplying and cleared up symptoms within a month in 30% of all cases they studied.

Hepatitis B is common in Asia, particularly in the sub-continent and China, and traditional Indian medical practice has long-standing methods for its treatment.

Dr S Thiagrajan, who began the research nearly two decades ago, says "This plant has been used conventionally in folklore medicine as a paste for treating jaundice cases. At that point of time, we had Hepatitis B as an easier viral model for studying in the lab. That is why we took it up and we had good convincing evidence by in-vitro studies that this plant extract is able to inactivate the virus," he added.

According to Dr Thiagranjan, the new drug scores over the two main drugs used to treat the virus - Lamuvidime and Interferon - because it is highly affordable and does not have the usual side-effects such as aches and pains and hair loss.The new drug is expected to be put on the Indian market by early next year, after which it will move to pharmaceutical counters around the world.


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Vitamin B for Hepatitis
2. Hepatitis G May Boost HIV Survival
3. Hepatitis E virus made impotent
4. Sharing injection equipment spreads Hepatitis C
5. Lymphomas Link to Hepatitis C
6. Hepatitis shots is promising
7. Need for Hepatitis Booster Questioned
8. Good News for HIV Patients Also Suffering From Hepatitis C Virus
9. The Link Between Hepatitis B Vaccine And Multiple Sclerosis Questioned
10. The Effectiveness Of Hepatitis B Vaccine Questioned
11. New Treatment for Chronic Hepatitis B
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:10/13/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 13, ... ... School of Pharmacy (SOP) alumni Hannah Randall, PharmD ‘17, and Jennifer Huggins, ... professionals on guideline updates for the primary prevention of cardiovascular diseases during ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 13, 2017 , ... Ellevate Network, the leading network for professional women, brought ... gender equality at their inaugural Summit in New York City in June. The event ... audience of over 3 million. To watch the Mobilize Women video, click here ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... , ... October 13, 2017 , ... “The Journey: From ... every danger possible to save lost souls in the Philippines. “The Journey: From the ... is a dedicated teacher of the Bible. She has taught all ages and currently ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... The company has ... today’s consumer and regulatory authorities worldwide. From Children’s to Adults 50+, every formula ... the highest standard. , These products are also: Gluten Free, Non-GMO, Vegan, ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... Restoration, has recently contributed a medical article to the newly revamped Cosmetic ... Mohebi’s article spotlights the hair transplant procedure known as Follicular Unit Extraction ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/12/2017)... , Oct. 12, 2017 AVACEN Medical , ... company with their  2017 New Product Innovation Award for ... extensive primary and secondary medical device market research by Frost ... its first-to-market OTC, drug-free pain relief product, the AVACEN 100, ... to treating fibromyalgia widespread pain. ...
(Date:10/11/2017)... FRISCO, Texas , Oct. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... healthcare services, has amplified its effort during National ... patients about hereditary cancer risks. ... Journal of Clinical Oncology calculated that more than ... to have inherited mutations in BRCA1 or BRCA2 and ...
(Date:10/5/2017)... , Oct. 5, 2017  In response to ... Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) released prescribing recommendations ... to be used as a first-line therapy to ... Recognizing the value ... White Paper "Opioid Prescribing: Acute and Postoperative Pain ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: