Thunder God Vine / Leigongteng (Tripterygium Wilfordii)

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Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tripterygium_wilfordii

Molecular analyses of the Chinese herb Leigongteng (Tripterygium wilfordii Hook.f.): http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S003194221000395X

Benefit of an extract of Tripterygium Wilfordii Hook F in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: a double-blind, placebo-controlled study: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12124856

From the above article:
The ethanol/ethyl acetate extract of TWHF shows therapeutic benefit in patients with treatment-refractory RA. At therapeutic dosages, the TWHF extract was well tolerated by most patients in this study.
 
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