Jia Lingna1, Hui Jianping2, Li Xinyi1, Zhang Huayi1
1Shaanxi University of Chinese Medicine, Xianyang, Shaanxi, China
2Department of Spleen and Gastroenterology, Affiliated Hospital of Shaanxi University of Chinese Medicine, Xianyang, Shaanxi, China
Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease characterized by recurrent episodes of intestinal mucosal inflammation, with three major clinical manifestations: abdominal pain, diarrhea, and posterior urgency. The pathogenesis is still unclear, therefore, treatment is also based on anti-inflammatory and other symptomatic support. With the rapid development of Traditional Chinese medicine, Chinese herbal medicine plays an important role in the treatment of ulcerative colitis. This paper presents a review of Mu Xiang, a Chinese herbal medicine, in the treatment of ulcerative colitis.
ulcerative colitis, pathogenesis, immune regulation, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant
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