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Bing gan tang

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Background

  • Bing gan tang is a Chinese herbal formula, which may have a possible role in improving chronic hepatitis when taken in combination with other agents. Hepatitis is a disease that causes inflammation of the liver. It is carried and passed to others through blood or sexual contact. Also, infants born to infected mothers may become infected with the virus.
  • There is little available evidence of the safety and efficacy of Chinese herbal formulas in the United States. However, Chinese herbal experts have used these therapies for thousands of years with success in individuals with certain constitutions.

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References

Natural Standard developed the above evidence-based information based on a thorough systematic review of the available scientific articles. For comprehensive information about alternative and complementary therapies on the professional level, go to www.naturalstandard.com. Selected references are listed below.

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