Used in Chinese Medicine, Plant Compound Reduces Lung Scarring in Rats

Used in Chinese Medicine, Plant Compound Reduces Lung Scarring in Rats

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Used in Chinese Medicine, Plant Compound Reduces Lung Scarring in Rats

Often used in traditional Chinese medicine, a plant compound called salvianolic acid B, or SAB, has been found to reduce lung scarring (fibrosis) and blood clotting when given in an inhaled form to a rat model of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). These findings suggest that SAB should be further investigated as a potential IPF treatment, according to researchers. The study, “Salvianolic acid B inhalation solution enhances antifibrotic and anticoagulant effects in a rat model of…

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