Researches Continue for Chinese Medicines

There are some other researches that are studying the triptolide, a natural product of a medicinal plant called as ei gong teng or “thunder god vine” which can be used as a possible anti-cancer drug. The product was very effective against the cancer in animal models. The scientists have started to research on it to find out how it works.
“Traditional medicine will always remain a useful source of new drugs. The question is, to what extent?” said Jun Liu, a researcher and a professor of pharmacology at Johns Hopkins University. Drug discovery and development is not easy task and usually takes some time. Same is true for Chinese medicines too.

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