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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645783/maerua-angolensis-stem-bark-extract-reverses-anxiety-and-related-behaviours-in-zebrafish-involvement-of-gabaergic-and-5-ht-systems
#1
Charles Kwaku Benneh, Robert Peter Biney, Priscilla Kolibea Mante, Augustine Tandoh, Donatus Wewura Adongo, Eric Woode
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Maerua angolensis DC (Capparaceae) has been employed in the management of several central nervous system (CNS) disorders including anxiety. This study evaluated the anxiolytic effects of the petroleum ether/ethyl acetate fraction stem bark extract and its possible mechanism(s) using zebrafish anxiety models. METHODS: Adult zebrafish, tested in the novel tank and light dark tests, have shown by previous authors to be sensitive to the anxiolytic effects of known anxiolytic drugs...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645782/cysteine-stabilised-peptide-extract-of-morinda-lucida-benth-leaf-exhibits-antimalarial-activity-and-augments-antioxidant-defense-system-in-p-berghei-infected-mice
#2
Joseph O Adebayo, Kayode E Adewole, Antoniana U Krettli
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Cysteine-stabilised peptides (CSP) are majorly explored for their bioactivities with applications in medicine and agriculture. Morinda lucida leaf is used indigenously for the treatment of malaria; it also contains CSP whose role in the antimalarial activity of the leaf has not been evaluated. AIM OF THE STUDY: This study was therefore performed to evaluate the antimalarial activity of partially purified cysteine-stabilised peptide extract (PPCPE) of Morinda lucida leaf and its possible augmentation of the antioxidant systems of liver and erythrocytes in murine malaria...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645781/immunomodulatory-mechanism-of-bushen-huoxue-recipe-alleviates-cyclophosphamide-induced-diminished-ovarian-reserve-in-mouse-model
#3
Cong Huang, Kunkun Song, Wenwen Ma, Jiahui Ding, Zhuo Chen, Mingmin Zhang
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Bushen Huoxue recipe (BHR) is a Chinese herbal prescription composed of ten herbs and it is widely used for the treatment of diminished ovarian reserve (DOR). This study investigates the potentially beneficial effects and underlying mechanism of BHR on a cyclophosphamide (CTX) induced model of DOR in mice. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Granules of BHR were first subjected to high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) to determine the exact ingredients within the mixture...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645780/salvia-miltiorrhiza-bunge-danshen-extract-attenuates-permanent-cerebral-ischemia-through-inhibiting-platelet-activation-in-rats
#4
Yu-Xiang Fei, Si-Qi Wang, Li-Jian Yang, Yan-Ying Qiu, Yi-Ze Li, Wen-Yuan Liu, Tao Xi, Wei-Rong Fang, Yun-Man Li
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Danshen is a crude herbal drug isolated from dried roots of Salvia miltiorrhiza Bunge. This plant is widely used in oriental medicine for the treatment of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. The supercritical CO2 extract from Danshen (SCED) (57.85%, 5.67% and 4.55% for tanshinone IIA, tanshinone I and cryptotanshinone respectively) was studied in this article, whose potential molecular mechanism remains unclear, especially in anti-thrombosis. AIM OF THE STUDY: The present study was designed to observe the protective effect of SCED on ischemic stroke in rats and to explore the underlying anti-thrombosis mechanism...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642096/pine-needle-extract-prevents-hippocampal-memory-impairment-in-acute-restraint-stress-mouse-model
#5
Jin-Seok Lee, Hyeong-Geug Kim, Hye-Won Lee, Won-Yong Kim, Yo-Chan Ahn, Chang-Gue Son
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: The Pinus densiflora leaf has been traditionally used to treat mental health disorders as a traditional Chinese medicine. Here we examined the ethnopharmacological relevance of pine needle on memory impairment caused by stress. AIM OF THE STUDY: To elucidate the possible modulatory actions of 30% ethanolic pine needle extract (PNE) on stress-induced hippocampal excitotoxicity, we adopted an acute restraint stress mouse model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Mice were orally administered with PNE (25, 50, or 100mg/kg) or ascorbic acid (100mg/kg) for 9 days, and were then subjected to restraint stress (6h/day) for 3 days (from experimental day 7 to 9)...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642095/ginsenoside-rg1-alleviates-corticosterone-induced-dysfunction-of-gap-junctions-in-astrocytes
#6
Cong-Yuan Xia, Shi-Feng Chu, Shuai Zhang, Yan Gao, Qian Ren, Yu-Xia Lou, Piao Luo, Man-Tong Tian, Zhi-Qi Wang, Guo-Hua Du, Yoshihisa Tomioka, Tohru Yamakuni, Yi Zhang, Zhen-Zhen Wang, Nai-Hong Chen
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Ginsenoside Rg1 (Rg1), one of the major bioactive ingredients of Panax Ginseng C. A. Mey, has neuroprotective effects in animal models of depression, but the mechanism underlying these effects is still largely unknown. AIM OF THE STUDY: Gap junction intercellular communication (GJIC) dysfunction is a potentially novel pathogenic mechanism for depression. Thus, we investigated that whether antidepressant-like effects of Rg1 were related to GJIC...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642094/investigation-of-the-component-in-artemisia-annua-l-leading-to-enhanced-antiplasmodial-potency-of-artemisinin-via-regulation-of-its-metabolism
#7
Tian-Yu Cai, Yun-Rui Zhang, Jian-Bo Ji, Jie Xing
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: The chemical matrix of the herb Artemisia annua L. (A. annua), from which artemisinin (QHS) is isolated, can enhance both the bioavailability and efficacy of QHS. However, the exact mechanism of this synergism remains unknown. The biotransformation of QHS and potential "enzyme inhibitors" in plant matrix could be of great importance in understanding the improved efficacy of QHS in A. annua, which has been limited to the synergism with flavonoid components...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629818/corydalis-hendersonii-hemsl-protects-against-myocardial-injury-by-attenuating-inflammation-and-fibrosis-via-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-jak2-stat3-signaling-pathways
#8
Ruifeng Bai, Xu Yin, Xiao Feng, Yuan Cao, Yan Wu, Zhixiang Zhu, Chun Li, Pengfei Tu, Xingyun Chai
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Corydalis hendersonii Hemsl. (CH) with heat clearing and detoxifying effects are well described in Tibetan folk medicine. It has been used for centuries in China largely for the treatment of high altitude polycythemia, a pathophysiological condition referred to "plethora" in Tibetan medicine, hypertension, hepatitis, edema, gastritis, and other infectious diseases. AIM OF THE STUDY: To investigate the cardioprotective effects of Corydalis hendersonii extract in an ICR mouse model of myocardial ischemic injury...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629817/the-antinociceptive-effects-of-a-standardized-ethanol-extract-of-the-bidens-odorata-cav-asteraceae-leaves-are-mediated-by-atp-sensitive-k-channels
#9
Juan Ramón Zapata-Morales, Angel Josabad Alonso-Castro, Fabiola Domínguez, Candy Carranza-Álvarez, Mario Isiordia-Espinoza, Alejandro Hernández-Morales, Cesar Solorio-Alvarado
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Bidens odorata Cav (Asteraceae)is used for the empirical treatment of inflammation and pain. AIM OF THE STUDY: This work evaluatedthein vitro and in vivo toxicity, antioxidant activity, as well as the anti-inflammatory and antinociceptive effects of an ethanol extract from Bidens odorata leaves (BOE). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The in vitro toxicity of BOE (10-1000µg/ml) was evaluated with the comet assay in PBMC...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629816/tinospora-species-an-overview-of-their-modulating-effects-on-the-immune-system
#10
REVIEW
Areeful Haque, Ibrahim Jantan, Syed Nasir Abbas Bukhari
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Studies on the effects of natural immunomodulators to heal various diseases related to the immune system have been a growing interest in recent years. Amongst the medicinal plants, Tinospora species (family; Menispermaceae) have been one of the widely investigated plants for their modulating effects on the immune system due to their wide use in ethnomedicine to treat various ailments related to immune-related diseases. However, their ethnopharmacological uses are mainly with limited or without scientific basis...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629617/corrigendum-to-integrative-therapy-decreases-the-risk-of-lupus-nephritis-in-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-a-population-based-retrospective-cohort-study-j-ethnopharmacol-196-2017-201-212
#11
Ching-Mao Chang, Po-Chang Wu, Jen-Huai Chiang, Yau-Huei Wei, Fang-Pey Chen, Tzeng-Ji Chen, Tai-Long Pan, Hung-Rong Yen, Hen-Hong Chang
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June 16, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625892/consumers-acceptance-of-medicinal-herbs-an-application-of-the-technology-acceptance-model-tam
#12
Nargesh Khatun Jokar, Seyyed Ali Noorhosseini, Mohammad Sadegh Allahyari, Christos A Damalas
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: The shift in consumers' preferences from synthetic to 'natural' products has led to a resurgence of interest in medicinal plants, particularly in developing countries. However, research data about consumers' preferences for particular products is hard to find. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The main objective of this study was to contribute to the general understanding of consumers' intention for selecting medicinal herbs for consumption. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Factors underpinning consumers' acceptance of medicinal herbs were studied with the technology acceptance model (TAM) in Rasht City of Iran using a structured questionnaire...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624363/brazilian-red-propolis-effects-on-peritoneal-macrophage-activity-nitric-oxide-cell-viability-pro-inflammatory-cytokines-and-gene-expression
#13
Bruno Bueno-Silva, Dione Kawamoto, Ellen S Ando-Suguimoto, Renato C V Casarin, Severino M Alencar, Pedro L Rosalen, Marcia P A Mayer
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Propolis has been used in folk medicine since ancient times and it presented inhibitory effect on neutrophil recruitment previously. However, its effect on macrophage obtained from mice remains unclear. AIM OF THE STUDY: to demonstrate BRP effects on LPS activated peritoneal macrophage. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Peritoneal macrophages, obtained from C57BL6 mice and activated with LPS, were treated with 50 to 80µg/mL of crude extract of Brazilian red propolis (BRP) during 48hours...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624362/pulvis-fellis-suis-extract-attenuates-ovalbumin-induced-airway-inflammation-in-murine-model-of-asthma
#14
Jiao He, Le Lv, Ziye Wang, Chuanchuan Huo, Zongwei Zheng, Bing Yin, Peizhi Jiang, Yang Yang, Jing Li, Yuan Gao, Jing Xue
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Pulvis Fellis Suis (PFS), named with "Zhu Danfen" in China, has been extensively used for the therapy of enteritis, acute pharyngitis, whooping cough and asthma in folk medicine. Although PFS shows anti-inflammatory activities, its effect on airway inflammation in asthma has not been studied. AIM OF THE STUDY: To explore the protective effect of PFS ethanol extract against airway inflammation in asthmatic mice. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Allergic asthma in mice was sensitized and challenged by OVA...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627461/8-methoxypsoralen-reduces-akt-phosphorylation-induces-intrinsic-and-extrinsic-apoptotic-pathways-and-suppresses-cell-growth-of-sk-n-as-neuroblastoma-and-sw620-metastatic-colon-cancer-cells
#15
Magdalena Bartnik, Adrianna Sławińska-Brych, Aleksandra Żurek, Martyna Kandefer-Szerszeń, Barbara Zdzisińska
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: 8-methoxypsoralen (8-MOP) is a furanocoumarin and an active compound of a traditional Egyptian medicinal plant Ammi majus L, whose juice/fruit has been used for many years in folk phototherapy for the treatment of vitiligo or a hyperproliferative skin disorder, psoriasis. 8-MOP together with UVA light is also used as an anticancer drug for the treatment of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. However, furanocoumarins exert anticancer activity even without UV irradiation...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627460/polysaccharides-from-epimedium-koreanum-nakai-with-immunomodulatory-activity-and-inhibitory-effect-on-tumor-growth-in-llc-bearing-mice
#16
Chengcheng Wang, Liang Feng, Jiayan Su, Li Cui, Dan Liu, Jun Yan, Chuanlin Ding, Xiaobin Tan, Xiaobin Jia
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Epimedium koreanum Nakai is documented as tonic herbal in China for over a thousand years and has the potential to enhance the body's immunity according to the theory of traditional Chinese medicine. Polysaccharides are one of the most important effective compounds in Epimedium koreanum Nakai. Accumulating evidence indicated polysaccharides derived from traditional Chinese medicine have potent immune-enhancing properties and relatively nontoxic effects in cancer treatment...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619365/aucklandia-lappa-dc-extract-enhances-gefitinib-efficacy-in-gefitinib-resistance-secondary-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-mutations
#17
Guan Huang, Yanli Tong, Qidi He, Jie Wang, Zuanguang Chen
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Aucklandia lappa DC. is a widely used medicinal plant in China, India and Pakistan for a long time. Previously, a number of different pharmacological experiments in vitro and in vivo have convincingly demonstrated the abilities of it to exhibit anticancer activities. Reynoutria japonica Houtt. has also been widely used as traditional Chinese medicinal plant. Previous studies have demonstrated that it is bioactive to exhibit anticancer activities. AIM OF THE STUDY: This study aims to investigate whether the extracts of Aucklandia lappa DC...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606808/sambulin-a-and-b-non-glycosidic-iridoids-from-sambucus-ebulus-exert-significant-in-vitro-anti-inflammatory-activity-in-lps-induced-raw-264-7-macrophages-via-inhibition-of-mapks-s-phosphorylation
#18
İrem Atay Balkan, Ayca Zeynep İlter Akülke, Yeşim Bağatur, Dilek Telci, Ahmet Ceyhan Gören, Hasan Kırmızıbekmez, Erdem Yesilada
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: The leaves of Sambucus ebulus L. (Adoxaceae) are widely used in Turkish folk medicine particularly against inflammatory disorders. The fresh leaves after wilted over fire or the poultices prepared are directly applied externally to heal burns, edema, eczema, urticarial and abscess. Two iridoids were recently isolated (sambulin A, sambulin B) from the leaves of S. ebulus. AIM OF THE STUDY: This study aims to investigate the in vitro anti-inflammatory activities of these iridoids on LPS-induced RAW 264...
June 10, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606809/animal-derived-natural-products-used-in-the-bhutanese-sowa-riga-medicine
#19
Karma Yeshi, Paolo Morisco, Phurpa Wangchuk
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Bhutan has two traditional healing systems: a folklore medicine and the Bhutanese Sowa Rigpa medicine (BSM). Three different types of ingredients namely plants, animals (and their derived products) and minerals are used for the preparation of various formulations in combined form. Animals and their derived products are vital ingredients in the preparation of numerous traditional remedies. Unlike medicinal plants, research on medicinal animals has remained largely untouched...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606807/recent-pharmaceutical-evidence-on-the-compatibility-rationality-of-traditional-chinese-medicine
#20
REVIEW
Miaomiao Zhou, Yanlong Hong, Xiao Lin, Lan Shen, Yi Feng
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Chinese herbs have been used in China for thousands of years and are also becoming popular in Western medicine. Formulae of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), which contain two or more herbs, can often obtain better curative efficacies and fewer side effects than single herbs. Though there are many reports on pharmaceutics, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacodynamics of TCM, there remains a serious lack of summarization and systemic analyses of these reported data to help uncover the compatibility rationale of TCM...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
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