Studies related to Serum Elastase and Stephania tetrandra

Suppressive Effects Of Stephania Tetrandra On The Neutrophil Function In Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis

Effect Decrease
Trial Design Cohort
Trial Length 6+ Months
Number of Subjects 25
Sex Both Genders
Age Range 65+
Notes for this study:
10g of the plant _stephania tertranda_ (given in three divided doses via a water extract) thrice daily over 12 weeks is associated with a 56% reduction in human elastase in serum and a reduction in lipid peroxidation. No placebo group was used and a previously ingested Kampo formulation (started before the trial and maintained without change) could have potentially influenced the results.