Chinese scientists have found active anticancer constituents in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), an expert said.
Dai Shaoxing, with the Chinese Academy of Sciences, said that many types of herbal medicine provide resources which could be used in developing anticancer medicine, but there was little systematic research.
"Our team found active anticancer constituents in 57 out of 2,402 types of herbal medicine," Dai said.
Dai cautioned that the chemical nature of some TCM is yet to be determined, and that patients should only take such medicine under medical guidance.
(Xinhua News Agency May 23, 2016)