alexa Future possibilities for the treatment of septic shock with herbal components
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Microbiology

Clinical Microbiology: Open Access

Author(s): Houli Wang, Tengda Xu, Matthew R Lewin

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The treatment of septic shock remains challenging even with the armamentarium of modern antibiotics and intensive care technologies. Reliance on antibiotics and other methods targeting modulation of the systemic inflammatory response such as steroids, hemofiltration, and cytokine antagonists has not led to reliable successful treatment for inflammation and infection-related shock. In part, this is attributable to the continuous evolution of antibacterial drug resistance. Herbal medicine has been used in treating infections and shock, worldwide, for thousands of years. The active components contained in these naturally occurring products usually have one or more of the following properties: (1) direct attack or suppression on bacterial pathogens, (2) modulation of the host's immune system resulting in suppression of inflammation and overproduction of inflammatory mediators, and (3) neutralization of toxic free-radicals. In vitro and in vivo animal and human clinical studies of herbal medicines' effectiveness in the treatment of septic shock are needed. Their pharmacological mechanisms need to be elucidated at molecular level to investigate and improve targeted therapy using heretofore unexplored uses for traditional herbal remedies. Herein, we discuss historical examples of herbal remedies used to fight infection. In addition, we discuss the use of herbal and traditional medicines as potential adjuncts in the ongoing battle against septic shock and systemic infections.

This article was published in Am J Emerg Med and referenced in Clinical Microbiology: Open Access

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