Chang Shan Hydrangea Root Is Effective Against Autoimmune Diseases
Chang Shan Hydrangea Root And Autoimmune Diseases
Scientific studies have shown the febrifugune compound specific to Chang Shan (Dichroa Febrifuga or Dichroa Root) is effective in combating autoimmune diseases.
Autoimmune diseases occur when the immune system attacks healthy cells in the body. Febrifugune’s ability to target bad immune cells while leaving healthy cells intact has led drug companies to develop a synthetic derivative called halofuginone that also has the same ability.
TH17 cells are part a group of T helper cells that under normal conditions play a supportive role in the immune system.
They work by releasing cytokines, particularly the highly inflammatory IL-17 cytokines, that regulate immune responses.
Sometimes these cells act abnormally, turn rouge, and attack healthy cells in the body, resulting in autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, lupus, psoriasis, and multiple sclerosis.
Hydrangea root’s febrifugune compound and its derivative halofuginone are special because they are able to stop the production of rogue Th17 cells, without affecting other cells.
The difficult part about fighting autoimmune diseases has been being able to target the offending cells without harming the entire immune system, leaving the body vulnerable to disease.
The main treatment of autoimmune diseases involves the use of drugs to keep the inflammatory cytokines in check, taking vitamins and pain medications, avoiding the sun, and getting rest.
This method of treatment addresses the symptoms and not the cause, while the hydrangea root’s fegrifugune compound addresses the cause by stopping the production of the rogue TH17 cells.
A plant-based diet has been shown to be effective in reducing and controlling inflammation and is an effective treatment for autoimmune diseases. Nature has provided a way to combat autoimmune diseases. Will you accept this gift?
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 Halofuginone and other febrifugine derivatives inhibit prolyl-tRNA synthetase
 Th17 Response and Inflammatory Autoimmune Diseases
 Th17 cells in rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus.