Herbal formula helps normalise gut function after surgery
Chinese research suggests that Xiang Bin granules (XB) can effectively promote the recovery of gastrointestinal function after gynaecological surgery. Seventy subjects undergoing gynaecological surgery were randomly allocated to either a treatment group who took XB (Bing Lang [Semen Arecae Catechu], Ren Shen [Radix ginseng], Wu Yao [Radix Linderae], Chen Xiang [Resinatum Lignum Aquilariae] and Tao Ren [Semen Pruni Persicae]), or a placebo group. Treatment with XB appeared to facilitate the restoration of normal gastrointestinal motility (measured as a significantly shorter time to first post-operative flatus). Blood tests showed that this restoration of gastrointestinal function was accompanied by increases in levels of important gastrointestinal hormones and reduced secretion of the inflammatory marker CRH.
Effect of XiangBin granules on post-operative gastrointestinal function and brain-gut peptides after transabdominal gynecological surgery. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2016 Aug 2;205:1-6