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Harvard researchers discover secret of ancient Chinese remedy, could lead to new therapies for autoimmune disorders

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shirleylopez1177: Researchers from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine have unlocked the secrets of a root extract that Chinese herbalists have used for approximately 2,000 years. The extract, commonly known as chang shan, is derived from a type of hydrangea...

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Researchers from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine have unlocked the secrets of a root extract that Chinese herbalists have used for approximately 2,000 years. The extract, commonly known as chang shan, is derived from a type of hydrangea and used to treat malaria. It was already suspected that halofiginone (HF), a compound derived from chang shan, could also be used in treating autoimmune disorders, and now it is understood how it works on a molecular level.

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