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Herb May Offer Hope for Autoimmune Diseases

Hydrangea flowers, dead in winter, near Columb...
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None of us are mice and this research still has a long way to go, but recently studies found that a compound that is derived from hydrangea root, an herb typically utilized in traditional Chinese medicine, actually halted the progression of an autoimmune disorder in laboratory mice and human cells.

An article at HealthScout says,

What makes the compound, halofuginone, so promising, the researchers said, is that it slowed progression of the disease without suppressing normal immune system functioning.

That last sentence, without suppressing normal immune system functioning is the key to those of use with auto-immune illnesses, because with every new drug that “works” comes a high risk of infection.

It’s always nice to have a bit of good news!

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