Huang Qin Tang (HQT) has been used in China for over 1800 years to reduce diarrhea, nausea and vomiting by reducing gastrointestinal toxicity.
Huang Qin Tang traditionally consisted of 4 different ingredients:
1) Chinese Skullcap root ( Scutellaria baicalensis Georgi)
2) Chinese Licorice ( Glycyrrhiza uralensis Fisch)
3) Chinese Date tree fruit (Ziziphus jujuba Mill)
4) Chinese peony (Paeonia lactiflora Pall)
Our version is HQT+™ and has been enhanced by including Berberine, Pectin, Quercetin, Vitamin B3 and Probiotics.
Recently, preclinical studies demonstrated that HQT (aka PHY906) also combats Chemotherapy sickness, potentiates the anti-tumor effect of some Chemotherapy drugs and reduces the three major inflammatory pathways in the body showing better results than any other anti-inflammatory drug on the market today. HQT can combat the severe diarrhoea caused by many chemotherapy drugs, which destroy fast-dividing gut cells in addition to tumour cells. ~ Dr. Yung-Chi Cheng (Yale School of Medicine)
Indications: HQT, may reduce gastrointestinal toxicity and enhances the anti-tumor effect of some anti-cancer drugs. HQT aims to unblock an enzyme called topoisomerase, which alters the supercoiled form of a DNA molecule and is important to DNA replication, it is blocked by some chemotherapy drugs and if blocked the gut cells begin to die off.
The Five Main Active Ingredients:
Scutellaria Liquorice Jujube Peony Berberine
Huang Qin Tang may be used in the following conditions:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Diarrhea and abdominal cramps
- IBS and Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- Crohns Disease
- Reduced chemotherapy side effects in colorectal cancer, liver carcinoma, and pancreatic cancer
- has some anticancer and antiviral activity
- used for liver protection
Safety: Generally considered safe. In mice given cancer treatment, 100% of the mice survived when given Huang Qin Tang vs 60% when given the cancer treatment alone. (3)
In chemotherapy patients, intestinal cells die off faster than they can be replaced, resulting in severe gastrointestinal symptoms. When mice were given chemotherapy and Huang Qin Tang, intestinal cells began dividing faster than they were dying off. This was due to an increase in intestinal stem cell activity. (1)
Huang Qin Tang may work by:
- increasing cell replication in the gut due to increased stem cell activity
- upregulating the wnt pathway (wnt proteins act as stem cell regulators)
- reducing inflammation by reducing iNOS levels (see nitric oxide article)
- Reducing the inflammatory activities of NF-KB and COX2 which are 2 genes involved in the immune response (2)
- decreasing neutrophils and macrophages (high levels of macrophages are found in some gastroparesis patients)
- reducing inflammatory cytokines
- reducing chemotherapy induced diarrhea (6)
In studies, Berberine has been shown to attenuates disruption of tight junctions in intestinal epithelium in a mice model of endotoxinemia. This may possibly have been mediated through down-regulation of the nuclear
factor-jB and myosin light chain kinase pathway. (8) Berberine has also been found to exert a protective effect on gut-vascular barrier function in sepsis, which was strictly related to the modulation of the Wnt/beta-catenin signaling pathway.
“The molecular mechanisms that appear to contribute to PHY906’s pharmacological activity include inhibition of MMP-2, MDR, NFkB, ß-glucuronidase, the NK-1 receptor, and the delta-opioid receptor.” (5)
1) Chinese Medicine Goes Under the Microscope
2) How an 1800 year old herbal mix heals the gut
3) The Four-Herb Chinese Medicine PHY906 Reduces Chemotherapy-Induced Gastrointestinal Toxicity
4) Old formula, new Rx: The journey of PHY906 as cancer adjuvant therapy
5) East Meets West in Cancer Treatment: Ancient herbal remedies prove their worth in modern clinical trials
6) Effect of PHY906 on capecitabine (CAP)-induced diarrhea in patients with GI malignancies
7) Chinese Herbal Medicine formulation PHY906 (KD018) as a potential adjunct to radiation therapy
8) Berberine Ameliorates Intestinal Epithelial Tight-Junction Damage (Animal Study)
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