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Therapeutic potential of gotu kola (Centella asiatica) and its triterpenes

Clinical Trials Daily

2020 SEP 23 (NewsRx) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Clinical Trials Daily -- Investigators publish new report on pharmacology. According to news reporting originating from Beijing, People’s Republic of China, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, “Centella asiatica (also known as Centella asiatica (L.) Urb. or Gotu kola) is a traditional Chinese medicine with extensive medicinal value, which is commonly used in Southeast Asian countries.”

Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from Beijing University of Chinese Medicine: “This study aimed to summarize the effects of C. asiatica and its main components on neurological diseases, endocrine diseases, skin diseases, cardiovascular diseases, gastrointestinal diseases, immune diseases, and gynecological diseases, as well as potential molecular mechanisms, to study the pathological mechanism of these diseases based on the changes at the molecular level. The results showed that C. asiatica and its triterpenoids had extensive beneficial effects on neurological and skin diseases, which were confirmed through clinical studies. They exhibited anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidative stress, anti-apoptotic effects, and improvement in mitochondrial function.”

According to the news editors, the research concluded: “However, further clinical studies are urgently required due to the low level of evidence and lack of patients.”

For more information on this research see: Therapeutic Potential of Centella asiatica and Its Triterpenes: A Review. Frontiers in Pharmacology, 2020,11. (Frontiers in Pharmacology - http://journal.frontiersin.org/journal/pharmacology). The publisher for Frontiers in Pharmacology is Frontiers Media S.A.

A free version of this journal article is available at https://doi.org/10.3389/fphar.2020.568032.

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting Boju Sun, Second Clinical Medical College, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing, People’s Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include Lili Wu, You Wu, Chengfei Zhang, Lingling Qin, Misa Hayashi, Maya Kudo, Ming Gao, Tonghua Liu.

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