Tuesday, September 18, 2018 by Rhonda Johansson
Methamphetamine is a highly addictive stimulant drug. It is more commonly known as “meth” and is illegally used to induce powerful euphoric effects similar to those produced by the use of cocaine. Consistent use of the substance can lead to dopamine neurotoxicity, a condition wherein the brain cannot properly produce dopamine. In order to reduce the effects of meth-induced dopamine neurotoxicity, a team of researchers looked at the potential therapeutic effects of a popular traditional Chinese medicine called Jitai.
This is the first study of its kind to evaluate Jitai tablets as a novel way to treat meth-induced dopamine neurotoxicity.
These findings were published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine.
The full study can be read at this link.
Read more articles on the potent power of Chinese medicine at ChineseMedicine.news.
Xu S, Tu S, Gao J, Liu J, Guo Z, Zhang J, Liu X, Liang J, Huang Y, Han M. PROTECTIVE AND RESTORATIVE EFFECTS OF THE TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE JITAI TABLET AGAINST METHAMPHETAMINE-INDUCED DOPAMINERGIC NEUROTOXICITY. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 23 February 2018;18(76). DOI: 10.1186/s12906-018-2094-z