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Herbal mixtures containing the mushroom Ganoderma lucidum improve recovery time in patients with herpes genitalis and labialis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18047445     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the time course for resolution of symptoms from recurrent herpes simplex viral infections after treatment with the herbal mixture WTTCGE [Wisteria floribunda, Trapa natans, Terminalia chebulae, Coicis lachryma-jobi, Ganoderma lucidum, Elfuinga applanata]. METHODS: Fifteen (15) patients with herpes genitalis (49.3+/-12.0: mean+/-standard deviation age in years), and 13 patients with herpes labialis (43.7+/-12.9), were studied. All had been suffering from recurrent herpes outbreaks for more than 1 year, and had received regular outpatient treatment at other medical institutions without improvement. RESULTS: The herbal mixture, WTTCGE appeared to provide fast, effective relief from the symptoms of recurrent herpes genitalis and labialis. The mean duration before relief from herpes genitalis occurred was 10.9+/-6.3 days without WTTCGE treatment and 4.9+/-1.3 days with it (p<0.002). Similarly, the time required to obtain relief from herpes labialis was 7.8+/-4.3 days without WTTCGE treatment and 4.0+/-1.1 days with it (p<0.005). CONCLUSIONS: Administration of WTTCGE to patients suffering from herpes genitalis and labialis appears to shorten the time required to obtain symptom relief as has been shown in a previous report.
Yasuyo Hijikata; Seika Yamada; Akihiro Yasuhara
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of alternative and complementary medicine (New York, N.Y.)     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1075-5535     ISO Abbreviation:  J Altern Complement Med     Publication Date:  2007 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-11-30     Completed Date:  2008-03-06     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9508124     Medline TA:  J Altern Complement Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  985-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Toyodo Hijikata Clinic, and Department of Pediatrics, Kansai Medical University Kohri Hospital, Osaka, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Antiviral Agents / administration & dosage*
Drugs, Chinese Herbal / therapeutic use*
Herpes Genitalis / drug therapy*
Herpes Labialis / drug therapy*
Middle Aged
Patient Satisfaction
Treatment Outcome
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antiviral Agents; 0/Drugs, Chinese Herbal

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