Chinese herb Ban Zhi Lian Under FDA Study For Cancer Treatment

The Chinese herb Ban Zhi Lian is getting some attention as extracts are under trial as a means of fighting cancer. Also used for inflammation, Ban Zhi Lian contains hundreds of phytochemicals and may not have any one specific “therapeudic agent.” Because of this the FDA approach of “one molecule per study” might not yield results as profound as the use of the whole plant. Unfortunately, the US is well behind every other country on the planet that recognizes the synergistic value of phytochemical combinations and isn’t obsessed with the FDA’s arcane, and fundamentally wrong, approach to the study of natural medicine. It is possible that the extract under study is close enough to providing the whole plant benefits so let’s all hope for the best.

The upside is that there’s a study. People at the FDA might be clueless about this field of research (I know some individuals in research positions and yes, they are clueless and pray at the altar of their own “poop don’t stink), but We The People are the ones who consent to allow them to exist and our demands will eventually force them to study what we want studied or we’ll have our representatives shut them down and form an agency that is willing to and capable of doing The People’s business.

Here’s a link to an article in Time about the lastest study.

In the end, the lives of many will benefit from a positive outcome and that should always be the desire.

Do you have any experience with Ban Zhi Lian? Please leave a comment below.


  1. Smith on September 3, 2008 at 6:33 am

    This is a very informative and useful article for me because one of my friends sister is suffering from Stomach cancer.This post is very useful for me because my friends mother is suffering from the same. This would help me to tell some important caution about cancer.

  2. types of cancer on December 3, 2008 at 4:27 am

    Great info. I found this blog very informative. I learned a lot of new things here!

  3. Prateek Panchal on March 17, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    Chinese herbs and Indian herbs are always good…
    Thanks for the post.

    Herbal Medicine

  4. Mesothelioma on April 19, 2011 at 6:24 am

    If this is right that people at FDA might be clueless about this field of research so we are remaining who can do.

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