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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506898/chromane-isolated-from-leaves-of-dillenia-indica-improves-the-neuronal-dysfunction-in-stz-induced-diabetic-neuropathy
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Navpreet Kaur, Lalit Kishore, Randhir Singh
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: According to the Indian traditional medicine, Dillenia indica L. has shown therapeutic efficacy in various diseases. Fruits and leaves of the plant possess anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Reactive oxygen species, formation of advanced glycation end products (AGEs) and apoptosis are implicated in the pathogenesis of diabetic neuropathy. AIM OF THE STUDY: The aim of the present study was to explore the effect of D. indica and its isolate, chromane (CR), on thermal and mechanical hyperalgesia, allodynia, MNCV and oxidative-nitrosative stress in streptozotocin-induced experimental diabetes...
May 13, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506903/ethnozoological-assessment-of-animals-used-by-mon-traditional-medicine-vendors-at-kyaiktiyo-myanmar
#2
Vincent Nijman, Chris R Shepherd
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Wild animals are widely used in traditional Asian medicine but information from Myanmar is lacking. We show that a wide range of animals are used at a pilgrimage site, mostly for their rendered fats and oils to be used in mixed concoctions. The majority of species were sold to be used to treat aching joints, muscle ache and skin diseases. AIM OF THE STUDY: To assess wildlife for sale for medicinal purposes, and document their medicinal use at Kyaiktiyo, a pilgrimage site at a 1100m tall mountain, with many of the pilgrims climbing to the top...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506902/ski3301-a-purified-herbal-extract-from-sophora-tonkinensis-inhibited-airway-inflammation-and-bronchospasm-in-allergic-asthma-animal-models-in-vivo
#3
Hunseung Yoo, Minseok Kang, Sungsoo Pyo, Hee-Sung Chae, Keun Ho Ryu, Jinwoong Kim, Young-Won Chin
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Sophora tonkinensis (Leguminosae, ST) is a traditional herbal plant in Korea and China. Its roots and rhizomes have been used to dissipate heat, to clear toxic material and to treat acute pharyngolaryngeal infections and sore throats. AIM OF STUDY: In this study, we tried to investigate the anti-inflammatory and anti-asthmatic effects of a purified extract (SKI3301) from Sophora tonkinensis using in vitro enzyme assay models and ovalbumin (OVA)-induced asthma animal models...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506901/new-isoflavonoids-from-the-extract-of-rhynchosia-precatoria-humb-bonpl-ex-willd-dc-and-their-antimycobacterial-activity
#4
Enrique Wenceslao Coronado-Aceves, Giulia Gigliarelli, Adriana Garibay-Escobar, Ramón Enrique Robles Zepeda, Massimo Curini, Jaime López Cervantes, Clara Inés Espitia-Pinzón, Stefano Superchi, Stefania Vergura, Maria Carla Marcotullio
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGY RELEVANCE: The evaluation of the antimycobacterial activity of extracts of medicinal plants used by Mayos against tuberculosis and respiratory problems, allowed the identification of Rhynchosia precatoria (Humb. & Bonpl. ex Willd.) DC (Fabaceae) as the best candidate to find new antimycobacterial compounds. AIM OF THE STUDY: To isolate and characterize the compounds of R. precatoria responsible for the inhibitory and bactericidal activity against Mycobacterium tuberculosis H37Rv and Mycobacterium smegmatis ATCC 700084...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506900/chinese-materia-medica-used-in-medicinal-diets
#5
Fang Tan, Yalin Chen, Xiaolei Tan, Yunyun Ma, Yong Peng
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Medicinal diets have a history of more than 2000 years. Locally referred to as yaoshan (Chinese: ), a medicinal diet is understood in China as a dietary product that combines herbs and food with the purpose of preventing and treating diseases or improving health under the guidance of traditional Chinese medicine theory. Medicinal diets are used in Chinese people's daily life and in specialized restaurants. Hundreds of Chinese materia medica (CMM) are used in medicinal diets; however, a comprehensive evaluation of medicinal diets is lacking...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506899/hepatoprotective-activities-of-antrodia-camphorata-and-its-triterpenoid-compounds-against-ccl4-induced-liver-injury-in-mice
#6
Zi-Wei Li, Yi Kuang, Shu-Nan Tang, Kai Li, Yun Huang, Xue Qiao, Si-Wang Yu, Yew-Min Tzeng, Jen-Yu Lo, Min Ye
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGY RELEVANCE: Antrodia camphorata (AC) is a rare and precious fungus indigenous to Taiwan used as a traditional medicine for the treatment of liver injury. Triterpenoids are the major bioactive constituents of A. camphorata and have been reported to possess hepatoprotective activities. To meet the increasing demand, artificial cultivation techniques have been developed. AIM OF THE STUDY: This study aims to evaluate the hepatoprotective activities of AC samples derived from different cultivation techniques and to dissect the main active triterpenoid compounds...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502908/chronic-administration-of-antioxidant-resin-from-virola-oleifera-attenuates-atherogenesis-in-ldlr-mice
#7
Paola Nogueira Coutinho, Beatriz Peters Pereira, Ana Claudia Hertel Pereira, Marcella Leite Porto, Arícia Leone Evangelista Monteiro de Assis, Afrânio Côgo Destefani, Silvana Santos Meyrelles, Elisardo Corral Vasquez, Breno Valentim Nogueira, Tadeu Uggere de Andrade, Denise Coutinho Endringer, Marcio Fronza, Thiago Melo Costa Pereira
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Virola oleifera (Schott) A. C. Smith, Myristicaceae has been largely used in traditional folk medicine in Brazil as an anti-inflammatory agent and our previous data indicated the antioxidant properties in other oxidative stress-related models. However, its effects on atherosclerosis (AT) are not yet investigated. AIMS OF THE STUDY: To evaluate the influence of resin from Virola oleifera (RV) on progression of AT in LDLr(-/-) mice...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502907/neuropathic-and-inflammatory-antinociceptive-effects-and-electrocortical-changes-produced-by-salvia-divinorum-in-rats
#8
Karina Simón-Arceo, Ma Eva González-Trujano, Ulises Coffeen, Rodrigo Fernández-Mas, Francisco Mercado, Angélica Almanza, Bernardo Contreras, Orlando Jaimes, Francisco Pellicer
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Salvia divinorum Epling et Játiva-M (SD, Lamiaceae) is a medicinal plant traditionally used in hallucinogenic ethnopharmacological practices and for its analgesic and antinflammatory properties. Its active compounds include diterpenes known as salvinorins which act as potent κ opioid receptor agonists. AIM OF THE STUDY: Given its effects in acute animal models of pain, as well as its antinflammatory attributes, we decided to investigate the analgesic effects of an SD extract in neuropathic (sciatic loose nerve ligature) and inflammatory (intra plantar carrageenan) pain models in rats...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502906/anti-inflammatory-effects-of-forsythia-suspensa-in-dextran-sulfate-sodium-induced-colitis
#9
Youn-Hwan Hwang, Dong-Gun Kim, Wei Li, Hye Jin Yang, Nam-Hui Yim, Jin Yeul Ma
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Forsythia suspensa Fructus (FS) is used to treat various inflammatory disorders in traditional Oriental medicine, including gastrointestinal diseases, but its therapeutic potential in ulcerative colitis is unclear. Thus, we investigated any potential therapeutic effects of FS against intestinal inflammation and the bioactive constituents in FS. MATERIALS AND METHODS: After the induction of colitis using 3% dextran sulfate sodium, FS (100mg/kg/day) was administered orally during the experimental period...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502905/inhibition-of-proinflammatory-mediators-by-coumaroyl-lupendioic-acid-a-new-lupane-type-triterpene-from-careya-arborea-on-inflammation-induced-animal-model
#10
Rayhana Begum, Manjur Ali Sheliya, Showkat R Mir, Ekta Singh, Manju Sharma
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Careya arborea Roxb. (Lecythidaceae) is a large tree found throughout India in deciduous forests and grasslands. C. arborea is traditionally used in tumors, inflammation, anthelmintic, bronchitis, epileptic fits, astringents, antidote to snake-venom, skin disease, diarrhea, dysentery with bloody stools, dyspepsia, ulcer, tooth ache, and ear pain. AIM OF THE STUDY: In our previous work, the methanolic extract of Careya arborea stem bark showed significant anti-inflammatory activity...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502904/src-and-syk-contribute-to-the-anti-inflammatory-activities-of-achyranthes-aspera-ethanolic-extract
#11
Jeong-Ook Lee, Woo Seok Yang, Jae Gwang Park, Deok Jeong, Han Gyung Kim, Kee Dong Yoon, Adithan Aravinthan, Jong-Hoon Kim, Eunji Kim, Jae Youl Cho
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-κB) plays pivotal roles in inflammation. Src and Syk are two tyrosine kinases that act upstream of NF-κB signaling. Although Achyranthes aspera L. (A. aspera) has been used as a traditional medicine to treat fevers and inflammatory ailments and heal wounds, the molecular mechanisms of its anti-inflammatory actions are not yet fully understood. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this study, we evaluated the anti-inflammatory effect of A...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501427/ethnopharmacological-approach-to-the-herbal-medicines-of-the-elements-alpha-to-delta-in-nikolaos-myrepsos-dynameron-part-ii
#12
E Valiakos, M Marselos, N Sakellaridis, Th Constantinidis, H Skaltsa
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Dynameron is a Byzantine medical compendium, divided into 24 sections, the "Elements", containing 2667 recipes, most of which inherited by previous physicians of the classic ancient Greek and Hellenistic, and imperial Roman periods. AIM OF THE STUDY: In continuation to our previous study concerning the first and largest chapter of the "Element Alpha" of Nikolaos Myrepsos׳ Dynameron (Valiakos et al., 2015), this paper focuses on the plants quoted in the recipes of the eight following chapters entitled "About Salts", "About Honeypacks" and "About Spreads", all belonging to the same "Element Alpha"; "About Antitussives" and "About Suppositories" belonging to the "Element Beta"; "About women's Cathartics" belonging to the "Element Gamma"; "About Drossaton" and "About Diachrisma", both belonging to the "Element Delta"...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501426/attenuation-of-diabetic-nephropathy-by-sanziguben-granule-inhibiting-emt-through-nrf2-mediated-anti-oxidative-effects-in-streptozotocin-stz-induced-diabetic-rats
#13
Chenxue Zhang, Qian Li, Sisi Lai, Lei Yang, Guoqi Shi, Qing Wang, Zijie Luo, Ruizhi Zhao, Yang Yu
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is an acute and serious diabetic complication characterized by renal hypertrophy and renal fibrosis with the expansion of extracellular matrices. Diabetic nephropathy has become a major cause of end-stage kidney disease. Sanziguben Granule (SZGB) is a compound prescription which has been widely applied in clinical medicine for the prevention and treatment of diabetic nephropathy as well as for acute and chronic kidney injuries...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501425/the-effects-of-kratom-on-restraint-stress-induced-analgesia-and-its-mechanisms-of-action
#14
José Luis Vázquez López, Lorenz Schild, Thomas Günther, Stefan Schulz, Hartmud Neurath, Axel Becker
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Mitragyna speciosa and its extracts are called kratom (dried leaves, extract). They contain several alkaloids with an affinity for different opioid receptors. They are used in traditional medicine for the treatment of different diseases, as a substitute by opiate addicts, and to mitigate opioid withdrawal symptoms. Apart from their medical properties, they are used to enhance physical endurance and as a means of overcoming stress. PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to determine the mechanisms underlying the effects of kratom on restraint-stress-induced analgesia which occurs during or following exposure to a stressful or fearful stimulus...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499829/characteristics-of-traditional-chinese-medicine-usage-in-children-with-precocious-puberty-a-nationwide-population-based-study
#15
Yi-Chun Lin, Tung-Ti Chang, Husan-Ju Chen, Chung-Hsing Wang, Mao-Feng Sun, Hung-Rong Yen
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Precocious puberty (PP) occurs in children with the early onset of pubertal development leading to physical and psychological problems. Current medical treatment is expensive and has its side effects. However, little is known about the utilization of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) among patients with PP. To characterize the application of TCM among these patients, we conducted a nationwide population-based study. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We used the Taiwanese National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD), to perform a nationwide population-based study...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495603/ethnopharmacological-uses-phytochemistry-biological-activities-and-therapeutic-applications-of-clinacanthus-nutans-burm-f-lindau-a-comprehensive-review
#16
REVIEW
Muhamad Noor Alfarizal Kamarudin, Md Moklesur Rahman Sarker, Habsah Abdul Kadir, Long Chiau Ming
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Clinacanthus nutans (Burm. f.) Lindau, a widely used medicinal plant, is extensively grown in tropical Asia and Southeast Asian countries. C. nutans, with its broad spectrum of pharmacological activities, has been traditionally used to treat cancer, inflammatory disorders, diabetes, insect bites, and skin problems, consumed as a vegetable, mixed with fresh juices, in concoctions, and as a whole plant. The present review analyzes the advances in the ethnopharmacology, phytochemistry, pharmacology, and toxicology of C...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495602/a-review-of-traditional-uses-phytochemistry-and-pharmacology-of-portulaca-oleracea-l
#17
REVIEW
Milad Iranshahy, Behjat Javadi, Mehrdad Iranshahi, Seyedeh Pardis Jahanbakhsh, Saman Mahyari, Faezeh Vahdati Hassani, Gholamreza Karimi
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Portulaca oleracea L. is a widespread medicinal plant that is used not only as an edible plant, but also as a traditional medicine for alleviating a wide spectrum of diseases. It is a well-known plant in the European Traditional Medicine. PA is mentioned by Dioscorides (40-90 CE), with the name of "andrachne". AIM OF THE REVIEW: In this study, we provide detailed information on botany, traditional uses, phytochemistry, pharmacological uses, pharmacokinetics and safety of P...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487118/pittosporum-viridiflorum-sims-pittosporaceae-a-review-on-a-useful-medicinal-plant-native-to-south-africa-and-tropical-africa
#18
REVIEW
B Madikizela, L J McGaw
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Pittosporum viridiflorum Sims, a Pittosporaceae species, is used extensively in African traditional medicine (ATM) by various tribes. This review is an appraisal of the information concerning the description, distribution, conservation status, traditional uses, phytochemistry, pharmacology and toxicology of this species with the aim of reconciling it with its traditional use. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A wide-ranging literature search was conducted using database platforms such as Scopus, Google Scholar, Web of Science, ScienceDirect, PubMed and books including local reports and thesis submissions...
May 6, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483637/phyllanthus-niruri-leaves-aqueous-extract-improves-kidney-functions-ameliorates-kidney-oxidative-stress-inflammation-fibrosis-and-apoptosis-and-enhances-kidney-cell-proliferation-in-adult-male-rats-with-diabetes-mellitus
#19
Nelli Giribabu, Kamarulzaman Karim, Eswar Kumar Kilari, Naguib Salleh
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Phylanthus niruri has been used to treat ailments related to the urogenital organs. In this study, this herb was hypothesized to help to ameliorate kidney disease in diabetes mellitus (DM). AIMS: To investigate P. niruri leaves aqueous extract (PN) effects on kidney functions, histopathological changes and levels of oxidative stress, inflammation, fibrosis, apoptosis and proliferation in DM. METHODS: PN was orally administered to streptozotocin-nicotinamide-induced male diabetic rats for 28 days...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478094/tropical-ulcer-plant-treatments-used-by-papua-new-guinea-s-apsokok-nomads-fibroblast-stimulation-mmp-protease-inhibition-and-antibacterial-activity
#20
Thomas A K Prescott, Peter Homot, Fionnuala T Lundy, Sheila Patrick, Rodrigo Cámara-Leret, Robert Kiapranis
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: The tropical ulcer is a debilitating bacterial infection that is common in Papua New Guinea. Deploying healthcare infrastructure to remote and inaccessible rainforest locations is not practical, therefore local plants may be the best treatment option. Here we present an ethnobotanical survey of the tropical ulcer plant medicines used by the semi-nomadic Apsokok who roam the remote central mountains of Papua New Guinea's West New Britain Province. The bio-activity of their plant medicines in assays relevant to tropical ulcer wound healing is also presented...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
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