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2022 Mar 17

J Ethnopharmacol

The Chinese medicine babaodan suppresses LPS-induced sepsis by inhibiting NLRP3-mediated inflammasome activation.



BBD is a well-known traditional Chinese medicine widely used in clinic to treat viral hepatitis, cholecystitis, angiocholitis and urinary tract infection. According to traditional medicinal theory, BBD exerts the effects of "clearing and humid heat, activating blood and removing toxicity, curing jaundice and relieving pain", the signs of which are recognized as common symptoms of inflammation during infectious diseases in modern medicine.