Daikenchuto may protect the gut against inflammatory bowel disease
Researchers report on the effects of a common herbal remedy on inflammatory bowel disease. A new study shows that DKT — an herbal medicine containing ginger, pepper, ginseng, and maltose — reduced the severity of colitis in lab mice by preventing the loss of important gut bacteria and by increasing levels of immune cells in the colon that fight inflammation.
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Zhengzheng Shi, Tadashi Takeuchi, Yumiko Nakanishi, Tamotsu Kato, Katharina Beck, Ritsu Nagata, Tomoko Kageyama, Ayumi Ito, Hiroshi Ohno, Naoko Satoh-Takayama. A Japanese Herbal Formula, Daikenchuto, Alleviates Experimental Colitis by Reshaping Microbial Profiles and Enhancing Group 3 Innate Lymphoid Cells. Frontiers in Immunology, 2022; 13 DOI: 10.3389/fimmu.2022.903459
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