Angelica sinensis promotes ulcer healing. - GreenMedInfo Summary
Effect of polysaccharides from Angelica sinensis on gastric ulcer healing.
Radiat Res. 2006 May;165(5):546-52. PMID: 12493573
Our previous study showed that a crude extract from Angelica sinensis (ASCE), which mainly consisted of polysaccharides, significantly promoted migration and proliferation of normal gastric epithelial cells. These results strongly suggest that ASCE has a direct wound healing effect on gastric mucosa. However, there is no report concerning the effect of ASCE on gastric ulcer healing in animal models. In this study, we found that ASCE promoted ulcer healing. The area of the ulcer was reduced. This was accompanied with a significant increase in mucus synthesis when compared with the control. Angiogenesis was inhibited by the treatment of ASCE. Cell proliferation, ODC and EGFR protein expression was not affected in this process. Thus, the mechanism of how ASCE accelerates ulcer healing in addition to its effect on mucus synthesis remains to be investigated.