From: C.Health on 18 Oct 2005 01:49
"Mark" <mlowry3(a)bellsouth.net> wrote in message
> And we welcome well-designed clinical trials.
> If, however, this ASHMI protocol contains ephedra, it is to be
> questioned, given the known side effects thereof.
> (And BTW, daily "prednisone tablets" are NOT the way one treats
> allergic asthma.)
> Mark, MD
From: A faint wind, blowing from World's End on 18 Oct 2005 13:29
Twittering One wrote:
> I am in serious need of broncho-dilatory assistance.
To my understanding, Traditional Chinese medicine herbal preparations,
typically contain 10-12 herbs/extracts.
From: outsor on 18 Oct 2005 12:33
Interesting but no surprise, the history of medicen is full of drugs being
found in plants, aspirin for example, and then refined by extracting the
active substance which can then be manufactured independently of the
Another chinese drug found in red yeast rice was later discovered to be
chemically the same as a staton drug.
From: Mark on 18 Oct 2005 14:28
I stand by my statements:
If this novel herbal regimen contains ephedra, it is suspect.
One does not treat moderate asthma with daily oral prednisone.
From: Mark Probert on 18 Oct 2005 17:13
> Interesting but no surprise, the history of medicen is full of drugs being
> found in plants, aspirin for example, and then refined by extracting the
> active substance which can then be manufactured independently of the
> Another chinese drug found in red yeast rice was later discovered to be
> chemically the same as a staton drug.
Another interesting story is about the Mormon Tea Plant. I understand
that Mormons are proscribed from consuming stimulants like caffeine, etc.
When they arrived in Utah they found the Native Americans consuming a
tea made from this plant.