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In addition to S. barbata, many other herbs have been found to have strong antiangiogenic activities and organ protecting mechanisms such as Astragalus, Hedyotis diffusa, Artemisia annua (Chinese wormwood), Viscum album (European mistletoe), Curcuma longa (curcumin), resveratrol and proanthocyanidin (grape seed extract), Magnolia officinalis (Chinese magnolia tree), Camellia sinensis (green tea), Ginkgo biloba,quercetin, Poria cocos, Zingiber officinalis (ginger), Panax ginseng, Rabdosia rubescens hora (Rabdosia), and many commonly used fruits and vegetables. By developing a variety of different blend of herbs with antiangiogenic properties into a supplement, we can not only help people maintain a healthy mind and body but also reduce the risk of cancer and cancer relapse. 

Though many herbs and supplements are safe and effective, medical science has been slow to verify health claims. However in the past few years, many studies including clinical trials have been conducted that proves the efficacy of these herbs. One of these herbs is a plant called scutellaria barbata, otherwise known as barbed skullcap or Ban Zhi Lian. S. barbata is a flowering plant in the mint family that is native to Asian and has been used in many different blends to treat various diseases for generations. In recent studies, S. barbata has been found to regulate the expression of VEGF through series of mechanisms. S. barbata was able to reduce the migration and proliferation of endothelial cells. As a result, of these mechanisms, S. barbata exerts strong antiangiogenic activities. Because of these promising results, S. barbata has been used in clinical trials for treating metastatic breast cancer.

There are millions of people taking herbs and other dietary supplements who swear by their efficacy. Herbal remedies have been used for centuries by a vast array of cultures worldwide to treat. So we at Q&Aid Research Institute take have taken on a mission to research and study these medicinal plants and the different blends of herbs to reduce the risk of cancer relapse. Our research, in particular, focuses on various plants and herbs that naturally produce antiangiogenic factors as part of their biology. By using a blend of these herbs rather than synthetic small molecule drugs, we can greatly reduce the risk of adverse reactions and overdoses. In addition, this way can also achieve synergetic health benefits that affect the body as a whole. 

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