Jianpi Jiedu is a decoction made up of 11 crude herbs, namely: Astragalus tea, American ginseng, Bai Zhu, Poria mushrooms, coix seeds, Chinese sarsaparilla, snake needlegrass, barbed skullcap, Paris polyphylla, hardy kiwi, and Chinese licorice. It has been used to treat colorectal cancer for decades, improving the quality of life of patients and relieving symptoms that come with the disease. In the study, the team focused on the effects of Jianpi Jiedu on patients with stage 2 and stage 3 colorectal cancer.
The team involved patients who were under chemotherapy for the trial. They were assigned into two groups: One group only received chemotherapy, while the other group received both chemotherapy and Jianpi Jiedu. The trial ran for three months, during which the team observed the patients' survival time, cancer relapse and spread, and even cause of death. They also ran a statistical analysis to determine which factors affected the survival rate of a patient with colorectal cancer.
After the trial was concluded, the researchers found that patients treated with Jianpi Jiedu had a significantly higher survival rate than those who received chemotherapy alone. In particular, those treated with Jianpi Jiedu were able to prolong their survival time by at least six months. The combination of chemotherapy and Jianpi Jiedu, according to researchers, had a synergistic protective effect on patients, based on their improved survival rates.
"[Jianpi Jiedu] can improve the survival rate in patients with stage II and III CRC [or colorectal cancer]," the authors concluded in their study. (Related: Fighting colorectal cancer with gut health: Certain probiotic bacteria, combined with broccoli, found to prevent and reduce tumors.)
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