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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233733/regulation-mechanism-of-dioscin-on-uric-acid-excretion
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Yi Zhang, Lijun Jin, Jinchang Liu, Wei Wang, Haiyang Yu, Jian Li, Qian Chen, Tao Wang
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGY RELEVANCE: Dioscin, a spirostane glycoside, the rhizoma of Dioscorea septemloba (Diocoreacea) is used for diuresis, rheumatism, and joints pain. Given the poor solubility and stability of Dioscin, we proposed a hypothesis that Dioscin's metabolite(s) are the active substance(s) in vivo to contribute to the reducing effects on serum uric acid levels. AIM OF THE STUDY: The aim of this study is to identify the active metabolite(s) of Dioscin in vivo and to explore the mechanism of its antihyperuricemic activity...
December 9, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229571/potential-engagement-of-pathways-of-the-resolution-of-inflammation-as-mechanism-of-action-for-plants-on-animal-models
#2
EDITORIAL
Anna P Piovezan, Mauro Perretti
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 8, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229570/medicinal-plants-used-for-hypertension-treatment-by-folk-healers-in-songkhla-province-thailand
#3
Oratai Neamsuvan, Panadda Komonhiran, Kamonvadee Boonming
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Hypertension is the most dominant risk factor for the development of cardiovascular, kidney, and eye diseases. In Thailand, illness and hospitalisation in the modern public health system due to high blood pressure is increasing. However, some Thai people have turned their attention to the use of herbal medicines for healthcare. Therefore, this study aimed (1) to study the folk knowledge of hypertension treatment and (2) to study plant utilisation in the treatment of high blood pressure by Songkhla folk healers...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225119/d-chiro-inositol-enriched-fagopyrum-tataricum-l-gaench-extract-alleviates-mitochondrial-malfunction-and-inhibits-er-stress-jnk-associated-inflammation-in-the-endothelium
#4
Bobo Zhang, Caifeng Gao, Yunlong Li, Min Wang
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Tartary buckwheat is a food medicine dual-use crop with healing effects on cardiovascular diseases and type2 diabetes. It has been proposed that endothelial dysfunction is the initial lesion in these diseases and it's associated with mitochondrial dysfunction, endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress and inflammation. D-chiro-inositol (DCI) is a bioactive compound of Tartary buckwheat and is always deficit in type2 diabetes. However, it remains unknown whether DCI-enriched Tartary buckwheat extract can ameliorate mitochondrial dysfunction, ER stress and inflammation in the endothelium...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225118/cardioprotective-effect-of-asphodelus-tenuifolius-cav-on-blood-pressure-and-metabolic-alterations-in-glucose-induced-metabolic-syndrome-rats-an-ethnopharmacological-approach
#5
Waqas Younis, Alamgeer, V B Schini-Kerth, Arquimedes Gasparotto Junior, Muhammad Majid
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 7, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223391/effects-of-a-hydroethanolic-extract-of-boophone-disticha-bulb-on-anxiety-related-behaviour-in-naive-balb-c-mice
#6
William Pote, Shamiso Musarira, Donald Chuma, Louis L Gadaga, Ellen Mwandiringana, Dexter Tagwireyi
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Boophone disticha is one of the most important medicinal bulbs of Southern Africa. Previous in vitro studies have shown that it's crude ethanolic extracts and some alkaloidal phytoconstituents possesses high affinity for the serotonin transporter protein (SERT) and serotonin receptor 1a (5HT1a) which are both implicated in the pathogenesis and treatment of anxiety disorders. However, there are no in vivo studies that validates the anxiolytic actions of the plant...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222033/multiple-perspectives-of-qingkailing-injection-fraction-single-compound-in-revealing-the-hepatotoxicity-of-baicalin-and-hyodeoxycholic-acid
#7
Jiayu Zhang, Shifeng Wang, Lulu Xu, Qiao Zhang, Zhanpeng Shang, Yanling Zhang, Qinghua Wu, Shiyou Li, Yanjiang Qiao
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: The complexity of ingredients in traditional Chinese medical formulas and the limited consideration of toxicological responses are fundamental issues that hamper prognostic information of drug quality control. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A multidisciplinary approach for quality control of Qingkailing injection (QKL) regarding drug induced liver toxicity was described for the first time. High content image analysis (HCA) was combined with reverse-phase chromatographic separation and high-resolution MS detection technologies to provide the dynamic responses of HepG2 cell injury...
December 5, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222032/assessment-of-the-laxative-activity-of-an-ethanolic-extract-of-bambusa-arundinacea-retz-willd-shoot
#8
S M Neamul Kabir Zihad, Sanjib Saha, Md Sifujjaman Rony, Hasna Banu, Shaikh J Uddin, Jamil A Shilpi, I Darren Grice
ETHNOBOTANICAL RELEVANCE: Bambusa arundinacea (Retz.) Willd., commonly known as Kanta Bans, plays an important ethnobotanical role, especially in Asia. In traditional medicine it has reportedly been used for the treatment of constipation, blood-diseases, leucodema, inflammation and urinary discharges. A number of ethnomedicinal records exist regarding the use of B. arundinaceae shoots as a laxative, however, there are no scientific studies reported on its laxative activity. Therefore, the aim of this present study was to evaluate the laxative activity of an ethanolic B...
December 5, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217496/protective-action-of-crtaeva-nurvala-buch-ham-extracts-against-renal-ischaemia-reperfusion-injury-in-rats-via-antioxidant-and-anti-inflammatory-activities
#9
Mouchira Aly Choucry, Mohammed N A Khalil, Sally A El Awdan
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Crateva nurvala stem bark is commonly used in Ayruveda in treatment of many renal injuries, e.g., urinary lithiasis, diuretic and nephroprotective. However, its protective effect against renal ischaemia/reperfusion, the major cause of acute kidnea injury, has never been studied. Moreover, no comprehensive chemical profiling of its extracts was recorded. AIM OF THE STUDY: Assessment of the protective effect of both extracts against renal ischaemia/reperfusion and elucidation of the possible mechanism of action...
December 4, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217495/efficacy-of-violet-oil-a-traditional-iranian-formula-in-patients-with-chronic-insomnia-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-study
#10
Zohre Feyzabadi, Fariborz Rezaeitalab, Shapour Badiee, Ali Taghipour, Fatemeh Moharari, Atefeh Soltanifar, Mohammad Reza Ahmadpour
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Violet oil is an ancient herbal drug which has been extensively used to treat insomnia in traditional Iranian Medicine clinics. Violet oil is an almond or sesame oil-based extract of Viola odorata, which is administered as nasal drops. This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of Violet oil in the treatment of insomnia. METHODS AND MATERIALS: This study was conducted as a 3-arm double-blind randomized trial. A total of 75 patients with chronic insomnia were enrolled and randomly assigned to three groups in Traditional Iranian Medicine Clinic of Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran...
December 4, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217494/regulation-of-the-kynurenine-metabolism-pathway-by-xiaoyao-san-and-the-underlying-effect-in-the-hippocampus-of-the-depressed-rat
#11
Jiajia Wang, Xiaofang Li, Shugui He, Lijun Hu, Jiewen Guo, Xiangning Huang, Jinqing Hu, Yaoqun Qi, Bin Chen, Dewei Shang, Yuguan Wen
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Xiaoyao San (XYS) is a classic Chinese herbal formula for treatment of depression. The present study aimed to investigate the antidepressant effects of XYS in a rat model of chronic unpredictable mild stress (CUMS) and the underlying mechanisms. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A CUMS rat model of depression was established via 4 weeks of unpredictable stimulation. Then the rats were orally administered paroxetine and XYS for 2 weeks with continued stress...
December 4, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203273/the-traditional-use-of-vachellia-nilotica-for-sexually-transmitted-diseases-is-substantiated-by-the-antiviral-activity-of-its-bark-extract-against-sexually-transmitted-viruses
#12
Manuela Donalisio, Valeria Cagno, Andrea Civra, Davide Gibellini, Giuseppina Musumeci, Massimo Rittà, Manik Ghosh, David Lembo
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Vachellia (Acacia) nilotica and other plants of this genus have been used in traditional medicine of Asian and African countries to treat many disorders, including sexually transmitted diseases, but few studies were performed to validate their anti-microbial and anti-viral activity against sexually transmitted infections. AIM OF THE STUDY: The present study was undertaken to explore whether the ethnomedical use of V.nilotica to treat genital lesions is substantiated by its antiviral activity against the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the herpes simplex virus (HSV) and the human papillomavirus (HPV)...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203272/comparison-of-the-inducible-effects-of-licorice-products-with-or-without-heat-processing-and-pre-treatment-with-honey-on-granulocyte-colony-stimulating-factor-secretion-in-cultured-enterocytes
#13
Misato Ota, Yasutaka Nagachi, Kan'ichiro Ishiuchi, Yoshiaki Tabuchi, Feng Xu, Ming-Ying Shang, Shao-Qing Cai, Toshiaki Makino
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Licorice (the roots and rhizomes of Glycyrrhiza uralensis Fisch.) is occasionally used as crude drug following processing including roasting or honey-roasting (soaking with honey before roasting) in traditional Japanese Kampo medicine and traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). AIM OF THE STUDY: We investigated the differences in the inducible effect of processed licorice products on granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) secretion in cultured intestinal epithelial cells and elucidated the active ingredients in both unprocessed and processed licorice products...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198875/gancao-gansui-combination-impacts-gut-microbiota-diversity-and-related-metabolic-functions
#14
Jingao Yu, Jianming Guo, Weiwei Tao, Pei Liu, Erxin Shang, Zhenhua Zhu, Xiuhe Fan, Juan Shen, Yongqing Hua, Kevin Yue Zhu, Yuping Tang, Jin-Ao Duan
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: The theory of "eighteen incompatible medicaments" (EIM) in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is the most representative case of herbal-herbal interactions. Gancao and Gansui are one of the incompatible herbal pairs in EIM. Gancao, also known as "licorice", is the most frequently used Chinese herb or food additive. Gansui, the root of Euphorbia kansui T.P. Wang, is another famous Chinese herb usually used to treat edema, ascites and asthma but could induce gastrointestinal (GI) tract irritation...
November 30, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197545/potential-cancer-chemopreventive-and-anticancer-constituents-from-the-fruits-of-ficus-hispida-l-f-moraceae
#15
Jie Zhan, Feng Feng, Wei Qu, Cili Wang, Worapong Kitdamrongtham, Aranya Manosroi, Jiradej Manosroi, Harukuni Tokuda, Masahiko Abe, Toshihiro Akihisa
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Ficus hispida L.f. (Moraceae) has been used as alternative for traditional medicine in the treatment of various ailments including cancer-cure. The aim of this study was to evaluate the cancer chemopreventive and anticancer activities of crude extracts of F. hispida, with the objective to screen the inhibition of Epstein-Barr virus early antigen, and cytotoxic active components, and provide foundation for potential applications of this promising medical plant...
November 29, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196134/a-review-of-the-traditional-and-modern-uses-of-salvadora-persica-l-miswak-toothbrush-tree-of-prophet-muhammad
#16
REVIEW
Muhammad Zakariyyah Aumeeruddy, Gokhan Zengin, Mohamad Fawzi Mahomoodally
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Salvadora persica L., also known as Arak (in Arabic) and Peelu (in Urdu), is the most common traditional source of tooth or chewing stick (miswak) highly recommended by Prophet Muhammad. To date, extensive studies have probed primarily into the validation of its traditional uses in oral care. Nonetheless, there is still a dearth of updated compilation and critical analysis of other potential ethnopharmacological properties of S. persica. This review therefore aims to provide an up-to-date detailed structured description of the traditional uses of S...
November 28, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191397/the-inhibitory-effect-of-aconiti-sinomontani-radix-extracts-on-the-proliferation-and-migration-of-human-synovial-fibroblast-cell-line-sw982
#17
Xue Deng, Lu-Ping Zheng, Zhen-Qiang Mu, Rui Lai, Guo-Ping Niu, Liang-Ping Tu, Di Zhu, Yan-Qiu Liu
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Aconiti Sinomontani Radix is frequently used in the treatment of Bi syndrome in traditional Chinese medicine. Several reports indicate that Aconiti Sinomontani Radix has therapeutic effects for rheumatoid arthritis (RA). However, the cellular mode of action is still unclear. To investigate the effect of alkaloid extracts of Aconiti Sinomontani Radix on proliferation and migration of human synovial sarcoma SW982 cells as well as the molecular mechanism underlying...
November 27, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187319/ethnoveterinary-botanical-survey-of-medicinal-plants-in-abergelle-sekota-and-lalibela-districts-of-amhara-region-northern-ethiopia
#18
Ayalew Assefa, Adane Bahiru
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: The study area is known by its huge livestock resources with extensive ethnoveterinary practice. This knowledge was not documented scientifically until we proposed to do so. The study can aid in future planning of endangered species conservation as well as for experimental studies in search of modern pharmacotherapy. AIM OF THE STUDY: The study objective was to understand the extent of ethnoveterinary practice, methods, types of medicinal plant species used and to generate a comprehensive baseline data that can be used as a basis for further studies...
November 26, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180043/isolation-and-pharmacological-characterization-of-a-new-cytotoxic-l-amino-acid-oxidase-from-bungarus-multicinctus-snake-venom
#19
Wuguang Lu, Lingling Hu, Jie Yang, Xiaoyan Sun, Huaijiang Yan, Jinman Liu, Jiao Chen, Xiaolan Cheng, Qian Zhou, Ye Yu, Ji-Fu Wei, Peng Cao
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Bungarus multicinctus snake belongs to Elapidae family and is widely distributed in southern China. It is widely used in traditional Chinese medicine with the effect of dispelling wind and removing obstruction in the meridians. Moreover, it is also as a chief ingredient of many polyherbal formulations for the treatment of cancer. AIM OF THE STUDY: To evaluate the antitumor activity of Bungarus multicinctus snake venom components and isolate, characterize the most effective anti-tumor component of Bungarus multicinctus snake venom...
November 26, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29183747/anticonvulsant-effect-of-the-hydroethanolic-leaf-extract-of-psydrax-subcordata-dc-bridson-in-murine-models
#20
Samuel Daanaa, Wonder Kofi Mensah Abotsi, Eric Boakye-Gyasi, Eric Woode
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Psydrax subcordata (DC.) Bridson is a tropical medicinal plant used traditionally for the management of epilepsy. However, there is little scientific evidence to support its use. AIM OF STUDY: The current study investigated the anticonvulsant properties of the hydroethanolic leaf extract of Psydrax subcordata (PSE) in animal models. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The anticonvulsant effects were evaluated in mouse models of acute seizures (pentylenetetrazole-, picrotoxin-, 4-aminopyridine-, strychnine- and maximal electroshock-induced seizure tests) and status epilepticus (Lithium/pilocarpine-induced SE)...
November 25, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
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