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Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 705167, 9 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/705167
Research Article

Effect of Alpinia katsumadai Hayata on House Dust Mite-Induced Atopic Dermatitis in NC/Nga Mice

1Basic Herbal Medicine Research Group, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, Daejeon 305-811, Republic of Korea
2Constitutional Medicine & Diagnosis Research Group, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, Daejeon 305-811, Republic of Korea
3Department of Medical Supplies Development, Hanpoong Pharm & Food Co. Ltd., Jeonju 561-841, Republic of Korea

Received 26 June 2012; Revised 31 August 2012; Accepted 4 September 2012

Academic Editor: Yoshiyuki Kimura

Copyright © 2012 Hye-Sun Lim et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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