Saturday, May 13, 2006

Propolis Flavone Enhances Immune Response

Chinese Herbal Medicinal Ingredients Enhance Immunogenicity
Science Letter, 5/19/2006

According to a report published in the journal Vaccine, "Two compound Chinese herbal medicinal ingredients (cCls) were prepared respectively with epimedium polysaccharide (EPS) plus propolis flavone (PF) and astragalus polysaccharide (APS) plus ginsenoside (GS). Also, two compound Chinese herbal medicines (cCMs) with the same ingredient content as corresponding cCls were made with the extracts of epimedium plus propolis and astragalus plus ginseng."…

"The results showed that both cCls could significantly raise antibody titer in rabbits, which the effect of compound Chinese herbal medicinal ingredients 1 (cCls 1) was better than that of compound Chinese herbal medicinal ingredients 2 (cCls 2)," the researchers reported. "All of cCls and cCMs could markedly promote lymphocyte proliferation and enhance antibody titer in chickens, which was similar to oil adjuvant, the immunologic enhancement of cCls were slightly superior to that of the cCMs."…

For additional information, contact Yuan-liang Hu, Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing 210095, People's Republic of China. E-mail:

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