Common Plant May Serve as New Source of More Effective Asthma Therapy
Published:21 Sep.2017    Source:GEN
An international team of scientists says they have extracted a new type of active pharmaceutical ingredient from coralberry leaves that might serve as a novel treatment for asthma. The leaves contain a substance named FR900359 and it inhibited the contraction of the airways in mice.

Researchers at the Institutes of Physiology I, Pharmaceutical Biology, and Pharmaceutical Chemistry at the University of Bonn, and asthma specialists from Nottingham in the U.K., report that FR appears to be more effective and has a more prolonged method of action in relieving bronchial spasms than salbutamol.