Japanese Journal of Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Online ISSN : 1348-7930
Print ISSN : 1348-7922
ISSN-L : 1348-7922
Short Communication
Inhibitory Effect of Chaga (Inonotus obliquus) on Tumor Promotion in Two-Stage Mouse Skin Carcinogenesis
Ayako AKITAKen YASUKAWA
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2011 Volume 8 Issue 1 Pages 29-32

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Chaga (the sclerotia of Inonotus obliquus) has been widely used as a folk medicine in the treatment of cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes in Russia, Poland, and several Baltic countries. More recently, this herb has been assessed for its cancer-preventing activity. Using a mouse model of skin cancer, oral administration of Chaga was found to inhibit tumor promotion by 12-O-tetradecanoylphorbol-13-acetate following initiation with 7,12-dimethylbenz[a]anthracene in mouse skin.

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