Xia Sang Ju

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Xia Sang Ju

Xia Sang Ju, also spelled xiasangju, is a kind of Chinese herbal drink made by soups cooked from dried leaves of Heal-all (Xia, Prunella vulgaris) and White mulberry (Sang, Morus alba), as well as a kind of dried yellow sweet chrysanthemum (Ju, Chrysanthemum indicum, 甘菊). Such a drink originated from a famous herbal-drink formula in Qing dynasty called Sang Ju drink (桑菊飲) for expelling an epidemic spread in East China[1] in 1814. It is easily available in East Asia or Asian groceries as a box of ready-to-drink small packets.

Research has been done on the lipid-solving and water-solving components of the herbal drinks by Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. They found that such ingredients can help to prevent the spread of H5N1 and the common cold. Clinical tests are expected to start in 2010.[2][3][4]

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  1. ^ "Xia Sang Ju". Retrieved 2008-12-12.
  2. ^ 夏桑菊可抑制禽流感 科大成功提煉成份 2010年人體測試 (in Chinese). Apple Daily (Hong Kong). 2007-12-29.
  3. ^ 香港科大研製出"夏桑菊"提取配方有效預防禽流感 (in Chinese). 華夏經緯網. 2007-12-29.
  4. ^ 香港科大成功從夏桑菊製防治禽流感藥 (in Chinese). 中時晚報. 2007-12-25.