Zhonghua Jie He He Hu Xi Za Zhi. 1998 May; 21(5): 287-8.
[The effect of herbal medicine including astragalus membranaceus (fisch) bge, codonpsis pilosula and glycyrrhiza uralensis fisch on airway responsiveness]
Huai Ning County Hospital, Anhui Province 246100.
OBJECTIVE: To study the effect of astragalus membranceus(fisch) bge, codonpsis pilosula and glycyrrhiza uralensis fisch on airway responsiveness. METHOD: FVC, FEV1 and PEF of twenty-eight asthmatic patients were measured before and six weeks after treated with Astragalus membranceus(fisch) bge, codonpsis pilosual and glycyrrhiza uralensis fisch; methacholine challenge test with 0.033 mumol and 1.98 mumol. RESULT: After 28 asthmatic patients received the treatment of those herbs, the results showed that FVC value increased obviously (t = 2.217, P < 0.05) and the value of FEV1 and PEF was all higher compared with before treatment of the herbs (P < 0.01). CONCLUSION: The herbal medicine including astragalus memberanaceus (fisch) bge, codonpsis pilosual and glycyrrhiza uralensis fisch can decrease the airway responsiveness of the patients with asthma.