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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089736/antibacterial-activity-of-limonium-brasiliense-baicuru-against-multidrug-resistant-bacteria-using-a-statistical-mixture-design
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Andressa Blainski, Barbara Gionco, Admilton G Oliveira, Galdino Andrade, Ieda S Scarminio, Denise B Silva, Norberto P Lopes, João C P Mello
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Limonium brasiliense (Boiss.) Kuntze (Plumbaginaceae) is commonly known as "baicuru" or "guaicuru" and preparations of its dried rhizomes have been populary used in the treatment of premenstrual syndrome and menstrual disorder, and as an antiseptic in genito-urinary infections. This study evaluated the potential antibacterial activity of rhizome extracts against multidrug-resistant bacterial strains using statistical mixture design. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The statistical design of four components (water, methanol, acetone and ethanol) produced 15 different extracts and also a confirmatory experiment, which was performed using water:acetone (3:7, v/v)...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089739/the-influence-of-seasonality-on-the-content-of-goyazensolide-and-on-anti-inflammatory-and-anti-hyperuricemic-effects-of-the-ethanolic-extract-of-lychnophora-passerina-brazilian-arnica
#2
Bruno César de Albuquerque Ugoline, Jacqueline de Souza, Fernanda Cristina Ferrari, Zilma Schimith Ferraz Filha, Grazielle Brandão Coelho, Dênia Antunes Saúde-Guimarães
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Lychnophora passerina (Mart ex DC) Gardn (Asteraceae), popularly known as Brazilian arnica, is used in Brazilian folk medicine to treat pain, rheumatism, bruises, inflammatory diseases and insect bites. AIM OF THE STUDY: Investigate the influence of the seasons on the anti-inflammatory and anti-hyperuricemic activities of ethanolic extract of L. passerina and the ratio of the goyazensolide content, main chemical constituent of the ethanolic extract, with these activities...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089738/evaluation-of-the-diuretic-activity-of-the-aqueous-and-80-methanol-extracts-of-the-root-of-euclea-divinorum-hiern-ebenaceae-in-sprague-dawley-rats
#3
Beharu Woldemedhin, Teshome Nedi, Workineh Shibeshi, Mekonnen Sisay Shiferaw
BACKGROUND: Diuretics are drugs that increase the formation of urine and are important for the treatment of various diseases including hypertension and edema. The root decoction of Euclea divinorum has been used as a diuretic agent in the traditional medicine. Therefore, this study was aimed to evaluate the diuretic activity of the crude extracts of the roots of Euclea divinorum in Sprague Dawley rats. METHODS: The aqueous extract (AE) and 80% methanol extract (80ME) of the plant were prepared using decoction and maceration, respectively...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089737/browplasminin-a-condensed-tannin-with-anti-plasmin-activity-isolated-from-an-aqueous-extract-of-brownea-grandiceps-jacq-flowers
#4
Betzabeth Pereira, Josmary Brazón, Mónica Rincón, Eva Vonasek
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Following Venezuelan traditional medicine, females with heavy menstrual blood loss (menorrhagia) drink Brownea grandiceps Jacq. flowers (BG) decoctions to reduce the bleeding. In a previous study, we demonstrated that BG aqueous extract (E) possesses a potent anti-fibrinolytic activity capable of inhibiting plasmin, the main serine-protease that degrades fibrin. It is widely known that plasmin inhibitors are often used as anti-fibrinolytics to reduce bleeding during surgeries with high risk of blood loss such as cardiac, liver, vascular, tooth extraction and large orthopedic procedures, as well as for menorrhagia treatments...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088494/the-n-butyl-alcohol-extract-from-hibiscus-rosa-sinensis-l-flowers-enhances-healing-potential-on-rat-excisional-wounds
#5
Hui-Min Shen, Chun Chen, Ji-Yang Jiang, Yi-Lin Zheng, Wen-Feng Cai, Bin Wang, Zhen Ling, Liu Tang, Yuan-Hang Wang, Gang-Gang Shi
ETHNO-PHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Hibiscus rosa-sinensis L. (HRS), a folk medicine named Zhujin in China, possess anti-tumor, antioxidant, antibacterial, low density lipoprotein oxidation prevention and macrophage death prevention effects. The leaves and red flowers of HRS have been traditionally used to treat with furuncle and ulceration. AIM OF THE STUDY: To investigate the efficacy and possible mechanism of the N-butyl alcohol extract of HRS (NHRS) red flowers in wound healing by analyzing the collagen fiber deposition, angiogenic activity and macrophages action of the NHRS...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088493/apoptosis-induced-by-the-methanol-extract-of-salvia-miltiorrhiza-bunge-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-through-pten-mediated-inhibition-of-pi3k-akt-pathway
#6
Yin-Tao Ye, Wei Zhong, Pei Sun, Dong Wang, Chen Wang, Li-Min Hu, Jun-Qiang Qian
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Salvia miltiorrhiza Bunge, a well-known traditional Chinese medicinal (TCM) plant, has been used to treat cardiovascular diseases since thousands of years. Many studies have reported that the active component tanshinones displayed a variety of biological activities: antithrombous, antiplatelet aggregation, antioxidant and antitumor promoting. But the mechanism of how the active components working still need to be clarified. The anti-tumor effect of compounds of tanshinone (CTN), the methanol extract of Salvia miltiorrhiza Bunge roots, was investigated...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088492/pikuni-blackfeet-traditional-medicine-neuroprotective-activities-of-medicinal-plants-used-to-treat-parkinson-s-disease-related-symptoms
#7
Aurélie de Rus Jacquet, Mitali Arun Tambe, Sin Ying Ma, George P McCabe, Jay Hansford C Vest, Jean-Christophe Rochet
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Parkinson's disease (PD) is a multifactorial neurodegenerative disorder affecting 5% of the population over the age of 85 years. Current treatments primarily involve dopamine replacement therapy, which leads to temporary relief of motor symptoms but fails to slow the underlying neurodegeneration. Thus, there is a need for safe PD therapies with neuroprotective activity. In this study, we analyzed contemporary herbal medicinal practices used by members of the Pikuni-Blackfeet tribe from Western Montana to treat PD-related symptoms, in an effort to identify medicinal plants that are affordable to traditional communities and accessible to larger populations...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087473/salvianolic-acids-for-injection-safi-suppresses-inflammatory-responses-in-activated-microglia-to-attenuate-brain-damage-in-focal-cerebral-ischemia
#8
Pengwei Zhuang, Yanjun Wan, Shihan Geng, Ying He, Bo Feng, Zhengliang Ye, Dazheng Zhou, Dekun Li, Hongjun Wei, Hongyan Li, Yanjun Zhang, Aichun Ju
BACKGROUND: Inflammatory reactions induced by microglia in the brain play crucial roles in ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) cerebral injuries. Microglia activation has been shown to be closely related to TLR4/NF-κB signal pathways. Salvianolic acids for injection (SAFI) have been used in clinical practice to treat ischemic stroke with reported neuroprotective effects; however, the underlying mechanisms are still uncertain. OBJECTIVE AND METHODS: First, we studied the effect of SAFI on inflammatory responses in LPS-stimulated BV-2 microglia...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087472/extract-of-clinopodium-bolivianum-protects-against-e-coli-invasion-of-uroepithelial-cells
#9
Soumitra Mohanty, Witchuda Kamolvit, Silvia Zambrana, Corine Sandström, Eduardo Gonzales, Claes-Göran Östenson, Annelie Braunerf
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Clinopodium bolivianum is a South American plant with anti-inflammatory and anti-infective activities. The increasing antibiotic resistance urges for alternative therapy. Based on its use in traditional medicine, we investigated the effect of C. bolivianum on the ability to defend bladder epithelial cells from E. coli infection. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The extract was analysed by LC-MS. Bladder epithelial cell lines T24 and 5637 and uropathogenic E...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089716/a-characterization-of-the-antimalarial-activity-of-the-bark-of-cylicodiscus-gabunensis-harms
#10
Omar Aldulaimi, Fidelia I Uche, Hamza Hameed, Haddijatou Mbye, Imran Ullah, Falko Drijfhout, Timothy D W Claridge, Paul Horrocks, Wen-Wu Li
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE AND AIM: A decoction of the bark of Cylicodiscus gabunensis Harms is used as a traditional medicine in the treatment of malaria in Nigeria. This study aims to validate the antimalarial potency of this decoction in vitro against Plasmodium falciparum and define potential bioactive constituents within the C. gabunensis bark. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A bioassay-guided separation and fractionation protocol was applied to C. gabunensis extracts, exploiting the use of a Malaria Sybr Green I Fluorescence assay method to monitor antiproliferative effects on parasites as well as define 50% inhibition concentrations...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089715/ameliorating-effects-of-herbal-formula-hemomine-on-experimental-subacute-hemorrhagic-anemia-in-rats
#11
Sae Kwang Ku, Hyemee Kim, Joo Wan Kim, Ki Sung Kang, Hae-Jeung Lee
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Hemomine (HM) is an herbal mixture consisting of 5 varieties of the hematopoietic herbal extracts (Angelica gigas Nakai, Cnidium officinale Makino, Paeonia lactiflora Pall., Rehmannia glutinosa Liboschitz ex Stueudel, Glycyrrhiza uralensis Fischer). AIM OF THE STUDY: Anemia has been treated with iron supplements, whereas it could cause adverse side effects such as digestive discomfort. In the present study, HM was applied to SHA rats to test for several activities so as to verify its therapeutic potentials on anemia and digestive discomfort...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077331/physiological-behavioral-changes-induced-by-a-fraction-with-antitumor-cleronade-diterpenes-from-an-atlantic-forest-brazilian-plant-and-computational-intermolecular-interactions-with-neuron-receptors
#12
Éverton José Ferreira de Araújo, Antônia Amanda Cardoso de Almeida, Oskar Almeida Silva, Iwyson Henrique Fernandes da Costa, Luis Mário Rezende Júnior, Francisco das Chagas Alves Lima, Luciano da Silva Lopes, Alberto José Cavalheiro, Paulo Michel Pinheiro Ferreira
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Casearia sylvestris is a medicinal plant traditionally used to treat snakebites, wounds, inflammation and gastric ulcers and scientific supports for have demonstrated its antitumor, antihyperlipidemic and antiparasitic properties. AIM OF THE STUDY: To assess the effects of a fraction with casearins (FC) on adult mice using classical experimental models of animal behavior and theoretical calculations to verify the interaction of Casearin X (Cas X) with neuron receptors...
January 7, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077330/dehydropachymic-acid-decreases-bafilomycin-a1-induced-%C3%AE-amyloid-accumulation-in-pc12-cells
#13
Mengyao Yu, Xiaoyan Xu, Nan Jiang, Wei Wei, Fang Li, Liming He, Xia Luo
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Fuling, the sclerotium of Poria cocos, was frequently used in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) formulae for Alzheimer's disease (AD) intervention over the past 10 centuries. And its extracts exhibited significant effects in both cellular and animal models of AD in previous studies. However, its mechanisms on prevention and treatment of AD have not been well elucidated yet. AIM OF THE STUDY: To investigate the effect and corresponding mechanisms of dehydropachymic acid, which is one of the major triterpenes in Poria cocos, on the clearance of β-Amyloid accumulation in bafilomycin A1 induced PC12 cells...
January 7, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073592/corrigendum-to-toxic-polyacetylenes-in-the-genus-bupleurum-apiaceae-distribution-toxicity-molecular-mechanism-and-analysis-j-ethnopharmacol-193-2016-566-573
#14
Meiyu Lin, Weidong Zhang, Juan Su
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January 7, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065780/drug-likeness-prediction-of-chemical-constituents-isolated-from-chinese%C3%A2-materia%C3%A2-medica-ciwujia
#15
Shuai-Nan Zhang, Xu-Zhao Li, Xu-Yan Yang
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Ciwujia (CWJ), one of the most commonly used Chinese materia medicas (CMMs), is derived from the roots, rhizomes, and stems of Acanthopanax senticosus harms (AS). CWJ has been used for the treatment of various central nervous system (CNS) and peripheral system diseases. Drug-likeness prediction can help to analyze the absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion (ADME) processes of the compounds in CWJ, as well as their potential therapeutic and toxic effects, which is of significance in the confirmation of the active material bases of CWJ...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065779/effects-of-panax-notoginseng-ginsenoside-rb1-on-abnormal-hippocampal-microenvironment-in-rats
#16
Shiyun Wang, Minghong Li, Ying Guo, Chen Li, Lanou Wu, Xin-Fu Zhou, Yaohui Luo, Dong An, Shude Li, Haiyun Luo, Lijin Pu
: Cerebral ischemia damages central neurons, and abnormal microenvironment in ischemic condition is the key factor to the damages. The increase of local concentration of glutamic acid, the overload of Ca(2+), and the mitochondrial stress caused by release of cytochrome C are important factors of abnormal microenvironment in cerebral ischemia. In this study ginsenoside Rb1, a compound from Panax Notoginseng, was used to intervene abnormal environment of neurons in the hippocampal CA1 region in two animal models (microperfusion model and photothrombosis model)...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065778/protective-effects-of-tongxinluo-on-cerebral-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-related-to-connexin-43-calpain-ii-bax-caspase-3-pathway-in-rat
#17
Xiao Cheng, Zijun Hou, Jingbo Sun, Yan Huang, Lixin Wang, Ziyi Zhou, Li-Hua Zhou, Yefeng Cai
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Tongxinluo (TXL) is a multifunctional traditional Chinese medicine and has been widely used in the treatment of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. Numerous studies demonstrate that TXL is a novel neuroprotective drug, however, the mechanisms are largely unknown. AIM OF THE STUDY: we aimed to demonstrate the protective effect of TXL on cerebral ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury and provide the evidence for the involvement of Connexin 43/Calpain II/ Bax/Caspase-3 pathway in TXL-mediated neuroprotection...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065777/protective-effects-of-petroleum-ether-extracts-of-herpetospermum-caudigerum-against-%C3%AE-naphthylisothiocyanate-induced-acute-cholestasis-of-rats
#18
Wen-Rui Cao, Jing-Qiu Ge, Xin Xie, Meng-Lin Fan, Xu-Dong Fan, Hong Wang, Zhao-Yue Dong, Zhi-Hua Liao, Xiao-Zhong Lan, Min Chen
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: The ripe seeds of Herpetospermum caudigerum have been used in Tibetan folk medicine for treatment of bile or liver diseases including jaundice, hepatitis, intumescences or inflammation. Previously reports suggested that the seed oil and some lignans from H. caudigerum exhibited protective effects against carbon tetrachloride (CCl4)-induced hepatic damage in rats, which may be related to their free radical scavenging effect. However, the protective effect of H...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063920/reverse-ethnopharmacology-and-drug-discovery
#19
Marco Leonti, Gary I Stafford, Maja Dal Cero, Stefano Cabras, Maria Eugenia Castellanos, Laura Casu, Caroline S Weckerle
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Ethnopharmacological investigations of traditional medicines have made significant contributions to plant-derived drugs, as well as the advancement of pharmacology. Drug discovery from medicinal flora is more complex than generally acknowledged because plants are applied for different therapeutic indications within and across cultures. Therefore we propose the concept of "reverse ethnopharmacology" and compare biomedical uses of plant taxa with their ethnomedicinal and popular uses and test the effect of these on the probability of finding anticancer drugs...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063919/proteomic-analysis-of-the-protective-effects-of-aqueous-bark-extract-of-terminalia-arjuna-roxb-on-isoproterenol-induced-cardiac-hypertrophy-in-rats
#20
Santosh Kumar, Md Jahangir Alam, Pankaj Prabhakar, Sayeed Ahmad, Subir K Maulik, Manish Sharma, Shyamal K Goswami
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Aqueous bark extract of Terminalia arjuna (TA) has been in use as an ethnomedicine for cardiovascular ailments in the Indian subcontinent for centuries. Studies using hemodynamic, ROS scavenging and anti-inflammatory parameters in animal models have shown its anti-atherogenic, hypotensive, inotropic, anti-inflammatory effects. However, details analysis on its effects on established molecular and cell biological markers are a prerequisite for its wider acceptance to the medical community...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
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