Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine Can Help to Fight Tuberculosis
For their study, the team of researchers, led by microbiologist Robert Abramovitch from Michigan State University, screened more than 500,000 various compounds in the laboratory. They found that artemisinin has an ability to block a defensive mechanism used by a TB-causing bacterium, Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
Robert Abramovitch explains: “We must note that tests in humans are a long way away… we would have to conduct more studies, including to assess the interactions of the compounds we have identified with TB drugs.”
More information about this research is here.
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