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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821392/schisandra-chinensis-extract-decreases-chloroacetaldehyde-production-in-rats-and-attenuates-cyclophosphamide-toxicity-in-liver-kidney-and-brain
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Jianxiu Zhai, Feng Zhang, Shouhong Gao, Li Chen, Ge Feng, Jun Yin, Wansheng Chen
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Schisandra chinensis (Turcz.) Baill (S. chinensis) has been used for thousands years in China, and is usually applied in treatment of urinary tract disorders and liver injury. S. chinensis extract (SCE) has board protective effects on liver, kidney and nervous system. Schisandra lignans are generally considered as the bioactive components of SCE. AIM OF THE STUDY: To investigate the pharmacokinetic herb-drug interactions (HDIs) between SCE and cyclophosphamide (CTX)...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818646/best-practice-in-research-consensus-statement-on-ethnopharmacological-field-studies-consefs
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REVIEW
Michael Heinrich, Andreas Lardos, Marco Leonti, Caroline Weckerle, Merlin Willcox
BACKGROUND: Ethnopharmacological research aims at gathering information on local and traditional uses of plants and other natural substances. However, the approaches used and the methods employed vary, and while such a variability is desirable in terms of scientific diversity, research must adhere to well defined quality standards and reproducible methods OBJECTIVES: With ConSEFS (the Consensus Statement on Ethnopharmacological Field Studies) we want to define best-practice in developing, conducting and reporting field studies focusing on local and traditional uses of medicinal and food plants, including studies using a historical approach...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811222/antitussive-antispasmodic-bronchodilating-and-cardiac-inotropic-effects-of-the-essential-oil-from-blepharocalyx-salicifolius-leaves
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Jehison Jiménez Hernández, María Inés Ragone, Patricia Bonazzola, Arnaldo L Bandoni, Alicia E Consolini
ETHOPHARMACOLOGY RELEVANCE: Blepharocalyx salicifolius (Kunth) O. Berg (Myrtaceae) is a tree native to Argentina and Uruguay that grows and is cultivated along the riverside of the Rio de la Plata. The leaves of this plant species, locally known as "anacahuita" are used in South America to prepare infusions for the empiric treatment of cough and bronchospasm, as well as diarrhoea and other intestinal disorders. Although previous phytochemical studies have been performed with the essential oil extracted from Blepharocalyx salicifolius, pharmacological evidence supporting its traditional use is still lacking...
August 12, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811221/is-the-hype-around-the-reproductive-health-claims-of-maca-lepidium-meyenii-walp-justified
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REVIEW
Shruti Beharry, Michael Heinrich
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Maca - Lepidium meyenii Walp has been cultivated and used by Andean people for over 1,300 to 2000 years in Peru as food and medicine. Starting in the late 1990's it has developed into an important herbal medicine in China and is now cultivated there widely, too. AIM OF STUDY: This study aims to provide an insight into the emergence of maca on the global market as an alternative remedy to treat reproductive health related problems in both men and women and to critically assess these health claims...
August 12, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811220/euphorbia-lunulata-extract-acts-on-multidrug-resistant-gastric-cancer-cells-to-inhibit-cell-proliferation-migration-and-invasion-arrest-cell-cycle-progression-and-induce-apoptosis
#5
Zhaoying Fu, Xiaodong Han, Juan Du, Xiaoxiao Han, Weipeng Liu, Shumei Shao, Xiaobin Liu
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: The milky sap or the aboveground part of the plant Euphorbia lunulata has long been used by Chinese people to treat noncancerous growths and cancerous ailments but the specific mode of action and the action mechanism remain to be elucidated. AIM OF THE STUDY: To investigate the effects of Euphorbia lunulata extract on cell proliferation, migration, invasion, cell cycle progression, and apoptosis of multidrug resistant human gastric cancer cells; To study the mechanism of apoptosis induction by Euphorbia lunulata extract in multidrug resistant human gastric cancer cells...
August 12, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807848/hydroalcoholic-extract-from-bark-of-persea-major-meisn-l-e-kopp-lauraceae-exerts-antiulcer-effects-in-rodents-by-the-strengthening-of-the-gastric-protective-factors
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Lincon Bordignon Somensi, Thaise Boeing, Benhur Judah Cury, Viviane Miranda Bispo Steimbach, Rivaldo Niero, Lauro Mera de Souza, Luisa Mota da Silva, Sérgio Faloni de Andrade
ETHOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: The Persea major (Meisn.) L.E. Kopp (Lauraceae) (botanical synonym: Persea pyrifolia (D. Don) Spreng, Persea pyrifolia Nees and Mart., Persea cordata var. major (Meisn.) Mez and Persea willdenovii Kosterm) is a medicinal plant native in the south of Brazil, where is popularly known as Pau de Andrade, Maçaranduba or Abacate-do-Mato. Its barks are commonly used to prepare an infusion which is administered orally or topically to treat ulcers and wounds, respectively...
August 12, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807853/aqueous-extract-from-pecan-nut-carya-illinoinensis-wangenh-c-koch-shell-show-activity-against-breast-cancer-cell-line-mcf-7-and-ehrlich-ascites-tumor-in-balb-c-mice
#7
Josiane Hilbig, Priscila de Britto Policarpi, Valdelúcia Maria Alves de Souza Grinevicius, Nádia Sandrine Ramos Santos Mota, Rozangela Curi Pedrosa, Jane Mara Block
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: In Brazil, use of teas are common for the treatment of many health disorders. Shell extracts of pecan nut (Carya illinoinensis) are popularly taken as tea to prevent diverse pathologies due to their phytochemical composition presenting significant amounts of phenolic substances. AIM OF THE STUDY: Phenolic compounds from pecan nut shell extract have been associated with diverse biological effects but the effect on tumor cells has not been reported yet...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807852/extracts-of-equisetum-giganteum-l-and-copaifera-reticulate-ducke-show-strong-antiviral-activity-against-the-sexually-transmitted-pathogen-herpes-simplex-virus-type-2
#8
Marianela Patzi Churqui, Liza Lind, Karolina Thörn, Alexandra Svensson, Otto Savolainen, Katty Terrazas Aranda, Kristina Eriksson
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Equisetum giganteum L and Copaifera reticulate Ducke have been traditionally used by women of the Tacana tribe in the Bolivian Amazonas for genital hygiene and for treatment of genital infection/inflammation. AIM OF THE STUDY: To assess the ability of extracts from Equisetum giganteum L and Copaifera reticulate Ducke to block genital viral infection by herpes simplex virus type 2. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Equisetum giganteum L and Copaifera reticulate Ducke were collected from the Amazon region of La Paz, Bolivia...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807851/toxic-pyrrolizidine-alkaloids-provide-a-warning-sign-to-overuse-of-the-ethnomedicine-arnebia-benthamii
#9
Latif Ahmad, He Yi, Jia-Chen Hao, Andrew Semotiuk, Quan-Ru Liu, Paras Mazari
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: From early times man has used medicinal plants for the treatment of various ailments and basic health care needs. The use of herbal medicines has increased day by day and with this, so do reports of adverse events, poisoning, and suspected toxicity. Similarly, the indigenous communities of Neelum Valley in Azad Kashmir commonly use Arnebia benthamii (Wall. ex G.Don) I.M.Johnst. for medicinal purposes to treat various human aliments. Besides their medicinal uses, it also contains hepatotoxic pyrrolizidine alkaloids (PAs)...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807850/anti-hiv-activity-of-southern-african-plants-current-developments-phytochemistry-and-future-research
#10
REVIEW
Gerhard Prinsloo, Cynthia K Marokane, Renée A Street
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: The African continent is home to a large number of higher plant species used over centuries for many applications, which include treating and managing diseases such as HIV. Due to the overwhelming prevalence and incidence rates of HIV, especially in sub-Saharan Africa, it is necessary to develop new and affordable treatments. AIM OF THE STUDY: The article provides an extensive overview of the status on investigation of plants from the southern African region with ethnobotanical use for treating HIV or HIV-related symptoms, or the management of HIV...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807849/danshen-improves-survival-of-patients-with-colon-cancer-and-dihydroisotanshinone-i-inhibit-the-proliferation-of-colon-cancer-cells-via-apoptosis-and-skp2-signaling-pathway
#11
Yin-Yin Lin, I-Yun Lee, Wen-Shih Huang, Yu-Shin Lin, Feng-Che Kuan, Li-Hsin Shu, Yu-Ching Cheng, Yao-Hsu Yang, Ching-Yuan Wu
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Danshen (Salvia miltiorrhiza Bunge) is widely used in traditional Chinese medicine. However, it's definite clinical effect and mechanism on colon carcinoma is unclear. AIM OF THE STUDY: To test the hypothesis that the protective effect of danshen on colon cancer and discover the bioactive compounds through in vitro study. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a nationwide cohort study by using population-based data from the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD)...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789861/anti-inflammatory-properties-of-an-extract-of-m-ilicifolia-in-the-human-intestinal-epithelial-caco-2-cell-line
#12
Ruth Wonfor, Manuela Natoli, Ifat Parveen, Manfred Beckman, Robert Nash, Deborah Nash
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGY RELEVANCE: Maytenus ilicifolia is a Celastracea plant used in traditional medicine to alleviate digestive tract inflammatory disorders. AIM OF THE STUDY: We investigated anti-inflammatory properties of M. ilicifolia crude extract towards Caco-2 cell line, as a model of Toll-like Receptor 2 (TLR-2) inflammatory pathway. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Toxicity was assessed following culture of Caco-2 with M. ilicifolia, using apparent cell permeability and trans-epithelial electric resistance...
August 5, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782622/banxia-houpu-decoction-restores-glucose-intolerance-in-cums-rats-through-improvement-of-insulin-signaling-and-suppression-of-nlrp3-inflammasome-activation-in-liver-and-brain
#13
Ke-Ke Jia, Yan-Jing Zheng, Yan-Xiu Zhang, Jia-Hui Liu, Rui-Qing Jiao, Ying Pan, Ling-Dong Kong
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Banxia-houpu decoction is a famous formula in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) with the powerful anti-depressant activity. AIM OF THE STUDY: This study aimed to investigate the effect of Banxia-houpu decoction on glucose intolerance associated with anhedonia in chronic unpredictable mild stress (CUMS) rats, then to explore its underlying pharmacological mechanisms. MATERIALS AND METHODS: After 6-week CUMS procedure, male Wistar rats were given Banxia-houpu decoction (3...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782621/yongdamsagan-tang-a-traditional-herbal-formula-inhibits-cell-growth-through-the-suppression-of-proliferation-and-inflammation-in-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia-epithelial-1-cells
#14
Eunsook Park, Mee-Young Lee, Chang-Seob Seo, Woo-Young Jeon, Hyeun-Kyoo Shin
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), also called benign enlargement of the prostate, is a progressive disease that is observed in most elderly men. Yongdamsagan-tang, a traditional herbal formula, is used commonly for the treatment of inflammation-related diseases. Although the therapeutic efficacy of Yongdamsagan-tang against BPH in vivo was reported previously, its underlying mechanisms are not clearly understood. AIM OF THE STUDY: In this study, we investigated the effect of Yongdamsagan-tang water extract (YSTE) and its mechanism on the growth of human BPH epithelial BPH-1 cells...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782620/anti-inflammatory-effect-of-cortex-eucommiae-via-modulation-of-the-toll-like-receptor-4-pathway-in-lipopolysaccharide-stimulated-raw-264-7-macrophages
#15
Wonil Koh, Joon-Shik Shin, Jinho Lee, In-Hee Lee, Sang Kook Lee, In-Hyuk Ha, Hwa-Jin Chung
ETHNOPHARMOCOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Cortex Eucommiae (CE), the bark of Eucommia ulmoides Oliv., has been traditionally used for its kidney-tonifying and bone- and tendon-enhancing properties in Korea, China, and Japan. CE has been historically prescribed for inflammatory conditions such as arthritis of the knee and ankle. AIM OF THE STUDY: Although CE has recently been shown to suppress inflammation in scientific studies, whether this effect involves modulation of the toll-like receptor 4 (TLR-4) pathway is currently unknown...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755969/plant-based-remedies-for-wolf-bites-and-rituals-against-wolves-in-the-iberian-peninsula-therapeutic-opportunities-and-cultural-values-for-the-conservation-of-biocultural-diversity
#16
REVIEW
José A González, Ana Maria Carvalho, José Ramón Vallejo, Francisco Amich
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Combined approaches to local knowledge and folk plant use improve awareness and promote effective strategies for the conservation of significant biocultural patrimony. Moreover, the information reported might be the basis for further appropriate phytochemical and pharmacological research. Therefore we provide an insight into traditional herbal remedies and practices for healing bite injuries in humans and domestic animals caused by the Iberian wolf. Wolf bites are associated with inflammatory processes and rabies is a potential complication AIMS: This paper describes and summarises the medicinal-veterinary empirical and ritual uses of the Iberian flora for wolf injuries and reviews the ethnopharmacological data of specific plants that are already published...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755972/anoectochilus-roxburghii-a-review-of-its-phytochemistry-pharmacology-and-clinical-applications
#17
REVIEW
Shenyi Ye, Qingsong Shao, Ailian Zhang
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Anoectochilus roxburghii (Orchidaceae), also known as Jinxianlian (Simplified Chinese: ) and Jinxianlan (Simplified Chinese: ), is valued in many Asian countries, where this plant species is used for medicinal, culinary, and ornamental purposes. As a food, A. roxburghii is widely used as a treatment booster and medicine because of its various beneficial properties; these include, most notably, the curative effects of heat dissipation and cooling of blood, elimination of dampness, detoxification, and immunity enhancement...
July 26, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755971/efficacy-of-standardized-extract-of-hibiscus-sabdariffa-l-malvaceae-in-improving-iron-status-of-adults-in-malaria-endemic-area-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#18
Emanuel L Peter, Susan F Rumisha, Kijakazi O Mashoto, Omary Ms Minzi, Sayoki Mfinanga
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Indigenous community of Mkuranga district have been using aqueous extract of H. sabdariffa L. for treating anemia. However, there have been neither safety nor efficacy studies to validate this medicinal product in anemia. AIM: The purpose of this study was to establish efficacy and safety of standardized aqueous extract of H. sabdariffa L. in anemic adults. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a randomized controlled clinical trial in which 130 adults' men and women aged 18-50 years were involved after meeting the inclusion criteria...
July 26, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755970/differences-of-first-pass-effect-in-the-liver-and-intestine-contribute-to-the-stereoselective-pharmacokinetics-of-rhynchophylline-and-isorhynchophylline-epimers-in-rats
#19
Xin Wang, Mei Zheng, Jia Liu, Zhifeng Huang, Yidan Bai, Zhuoying Ren, Ziwen Wang, Yangli Tian, Zhou Qiao, Wenyuan Liu, Feng Feng
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Uncaria rhynchophylla (Miq.) Miq. ex Havil., is a plant species used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat cardiovascular and central nervous system diseases. Rhynchophylline (RIN) and isorhynchophylline (IRN), a pair of epimers, are major alkaloids isolated from U. rhynchophylla and exhibit diverse pharmacological effects. Our previous study demonstrated that the pharmacokinetics of these epimers existed stereoselectivity after oral administration; however, the specific mechanism remains unknown and merits investigation...
July 26, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750942/a-standardized-extract-of-the-fruit-of-hovenia-dulcis-alleviated-alcohol-induced-hangover-in-healthy-subjects-with-heterozygous-aldh2-a-randomized-controlled-crossover-trial
#20
Hoejin Kim, You Jin Kim, Hye Yun Jeong, Ji Yeon Kim, Eun-Kyung Choi, Soo Wan Chae, Oran Kwon
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Hovenia dulcis, known as the oriental raisin tree, is mainly found in East Asia. It has long been used as traditional folk remedies for alcohol intoxication. AIM OF THE STUDY: To examine the anti-hangover effect of Hovenia dulcis Thunb. fruit extract (HDE) in a randomized controlled crossover trial. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-six eligible male adults with heterozygous ALDH2 (23.7±0.3 years old) consumed 360mL of Korean Soju (50g alcohol) together with HDE (2460mg) or matched placebo with subsequent crossover...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
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