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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145848/pharmacological-potential-of-bidens-pilosa-l-and-determination-of-bioactive-compounds-using-uhplc-qqqlit-ms-ms-and-gc-ms
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Garima Singh, Ajit Kumar Passsari, Pratibha Singh, Vincent Vineeth Leo, Sarathbabu Subbarayan, Brijesh Kumar, Bhim Pratap Singh, Hauzel Lalhlenmawia, Nachimuthu Senthil Kumar
BACKGROUND: Research of natural products from traditionally used medicinal plants to fight against the human ailments is fetching attention of researchers worldwide. Bidens pilosa Linn. var. Radiata (Asteraceae) is well known for its folkloric medicinal use against various diseases from many decades. Mizoram, North East India, has high plant diversity and the use of this plant as herbal medicine is deep rooted in the local tribes. The present study was executed to understand the pharmacological potential of B...
November 16, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145840/blockade-of-nicotine-sensitization-by-methanol-extracts-of-glycyrrhizae-radix-mediated-via-antagonism-of-accumbal-oxidative-stress
#2
Zheng Lin Zhao, Sang Chan Kim, Hong Feng Liu, Yi Yan Wu, Li Bo Li, Yu Hua Wang, Yu Jiao, Yu Fan, Chul Won Lee, Bong Hyeo Lee, Il Je Cho, Chae Ha Yang, Rong Jie Zhao
BACKGROUND: We previously reported that a methanol extract of Glycyrrhizae radix (MEGR) blocked methamphetamine-induced locomotor sensitization and conditioned place preference in rats. In the present study, the effects of MEGR on repeated nicotine-induced locomotor sensitization and enhanced extracellular dopamine (DA) release in the nucleus accumbens (Nacc) were evaluated. METHODS: Male Sprague-Dawley rats received repeated administrations of nicotine (0.4 mg/kg, subcutaneous) or saline twice a day for 7 d and were challenged with nicotine 4 d after the last daily dosing...
November 16, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145837/molecular-network-based-analysis-of-the-mechanism-of-liver-injury-induced-by-volatile-oils-from-artemisiae-argyi-folium
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Hongjie Liu, Sha Zhan, Yan Zhang, Yan Ma, Liang Chen, Lingxiu Chen, Hanqiu Dong, Min Ma, Zhe Zhang
BACKGROUND: Volatile oils from Artemisiae argyi folium (VOAAF) is reported with hepatotoxicity, but the underlying mechanism is still unclear. METHODS: In the present study this molecular mechanism was explored with the Ingenuity Pathway Analysis (IPA). The chemical components of the VOAAF were searched in the database, and their target proteins were all identified in the PubChem, while drug-induced liver injury (DILI) genes were searched in the PubMed gene databases...
November 16, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141643/integrative-medicine-primary-care-assessing-the-practice-model-through-patients-experiences
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Robert L Crocker, Amy J Grizzle, Jason T Hurwitz, Rick A Rehfeld, Ivo Abraham, Randy Horwitz, Andrew Weil, Victoria Maizes
BACKGROUND: The University of Arizona Integrative Health Center (UAIHC) was an innovative integrative medicine (IM) adult primary care clinic in Phoenix, Arizona. UAIHC used a hybrid payment model to deliver comprehensive healthcare that includes conventional and complementary medical treatments. METHODS: Fidelity measures were collected to evaluate how well the IM care delivery process matched ideals for IM. Patient experiences are presented here. Patients visiting UAIHC on 1 of 10 randomly selected days between September 2013 and February 2015 were surveyed...
November 15, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137614/safety-classification-of-herbal-medicines-used-among-pregnant-women-in-asian-countries-a-systematic-review
#5
Mansoor Ahmed, Jung Hye Hwang, Soojeung Choi, Dongwoon Han
BACKGROUND: High prevalence of herbal medicines used in pregnancy and the lack of information on their safety is a public concern. Despite this, no significant research has been done regarding potential adverse effects of using herbal medicines during pregnancy, especially among developing Asian countries. METHODS: Cross-sectional studies were searched up to year 2016 on PubMed/Medline and EMBASE, the data were extracted and quality of studies was assessed using the quality appraisal tool...
November 14, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121910/thai-plants-with-high-antioxidant-levels-free-radical-scavenging-activity-anti-tyrosinase-and-anti-collagenase-activity
#6
Moragot Chatatikun, Anchalee Chiabchalard
BACKGROUND: Ultraviolet radiation from sunlight induces overproduction of reactive oxygen species (ROS) resulting in skin photoaging and hyperpigmentation disorders. Novel whitening and anti-wrinkle compounds from natural products have recently become of increasing interest. The purpose of this study was to find products that reduce ROS in 14 Thai plant extracts. METHODS: To determine total phenolic and flavonoid content, antioxidant activity, anti-tyrosinase activity and anti-collagenase activity, we compared extracts of 14 Thai plants prepared using different solvents (petroleum ether, dichloromethane and ethanol)...
November 9, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121900/synergistic-gastroprotective-activity-of-methanolic-extract-of-a-mixture-of-melastoma-malabathricum-and-muntingia-calabura-leaves-in-rats
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Siti Zawanah Halim, Zainul Amiruddin Zakaria, Maizatul Hasyima Omar, Norhafizah Mohtarrudin, Ikarastika Rahayu Abdul Wahab, Muhammad Nazrul Hakim Abdullah
BACKGROUND: Melastoma malabathricum L. (family Melastomaceae; MM) and Muntingia calabura L. (family Elaeocarpaceae; MC) have been separately reported to possess gastroprotective activity. In an attempt to develop a pharmaceutical product with antiulcer potential, the synergistic gastroprotective activity of methanolic extract of a mixture of MM and MC (MMMC) at various ratios was evaluated in rat models. METHODS: Rats were pre-treated orally with 2% Tween 80 (vehicle), 100 mg/kg ranitidine (reference drug) or MMMC (ratios of 1:1, 1:3 and 3:1 (v/v); doses of 15, 150 or 300 mg/kg) and then subjected to the ethanol-induced gastric ulcer or pyloric ligation assays...
November 9, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110726/coix-lacryma-jobi-var-ma-yuen-stapf-sprout-extract-has-anti-metastatic-activity-in-colon-cancer-cells-in-vitro
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Eun Suk Son, Young Ock Kim, Chun Geon Park, Kyung Hun Park, Sung Hwan Jeong, Jeong-Woong Park, Se-Hee Kim
BACKGROUND: Coix lacryma-jobi var. ma-yuen (Rom.Caill.) Stapf has been used in China as an herbal medicine. Many studies of this plant have reported anti-proliferative and apoptotic activities on human cancer cell lines. Therefore, this study of the anti-metastatic effect of Coix lacryma-jobi var. ma-yuen Stapf sprout extract (CLSE) in colorectal cancer cells may provide a scientific basis for exploring anti-cancer effects of edible crops. METHODS: To evaluate the effect of CLSE on cell proliferation and signaling, we performed a Cell Counting Kit-8 (CCK-8) assay in HCT116 cells and used western blot analysis...
November 6, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110710/potential-effectiveness-of-chinese-herbal-medicine-yu-ping-feng-san-for-adult-allergic-rhinitis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#9
Qiulan Luo, Claire Shuiqing Zhang, Lihong Yang, Anthony Lin Zhang, Xinfeng Guo, Charlie Changli Xue, Chuanjian Lu
BACKGROUND: Chinese herbal medicine formula Yu ping feng san (YPFS) is commonly used for allergic rhinitis (AR). Previous review had summarized the effectiveness and safety of YPFS, however without any subgroup analysis performed to provide detailed evidence for guiding clinical practice. YPFS was recommended for the management of AR by Chinese medicine clinical practice guideline, but the treatment duration of YPFS was also not specified. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of YPFS in treating adult AR with the most recent evidence, and attempt to specify the duration of utilisation through subgroup meta-analyses...
November 6, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100518/antibacterial-antioxidant-and-immuno-modulatory-properties-in-extracts-of-barleria-lupulina-lindl
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Reshma Kumari, Sumit Kumar, Ashwani Kumar, Kapil Kumar Goel, Ramesh Chandra Dubey
BACKGROUND: Antibacterial, immunomodulatory and antioxidant properties of aerial parts of Barleria lupulina Lindl were investigated in the present communication. METHODS: The antibacterial, antioxidant and immunomodulatory properties of B. lupulina (methanol soluble leaf and stem extracts) was analyzed by minimum inhibitory concentration, total phenolic contents, DPPH radical scavenging activity, determination of toxicity, hemagglutination antibody titre, delayed type hypersensitivity and neutrophil adhesion test, respectively...
November 3, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29070038/water-extract-of-rumex-crispus-prevents-bone-loss-by-inhibiting-osteoclastogenesis-and-inducing-osteoblast-mineralization
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Ki-Shuk Shim, Bohyoung Lee, Jin Yeul Ma
BACKGROUND: Rumex crispus root has traditionally been used in Asian medicine for the treatment of hemorrhage and dermatolosis. The aim of this study was to explore the pharmaceutical effects of water extract of Rumex crispus (WERC) on osteoblast and osteoclast differentiation. We also studied the effect of WERC on the receptor activator of nuclear factor kappa-B ligand (RANKL)-induced trabecular bone destruction mice model. METHODS: High performance liquid chromatography analysis was used to identify three compounds (emodin, chrysophanol, and physcion) of WERC...
October 26, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29058615/defatting-of-acetone-leaf-extract-of-acacia-karroo-hayne-enhances-its-hypoglycaemic-potential
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Idris Njanje, Victor P Bagla, Brian K Beseni, Vusi Mbazima, Kgomotso W Lebogo, Leseilane Mampuru, Matlou P Mokgotho
BACKGROUND: Conventional drugs used to treat diabetes are too expensive, toxic and rarely available to rural communities. This study was aimed at investigating the phytochemical differences and hypoglycaemic effects (α-amylase enzyme inhibition, glucose uptake, GLUT4 translocation and phosphorylation of MAPKs) of non-defatted and defatted acetone leaf extract of Acacia karroo. METHODS: Qualitative phytochemical analyses of extracts were determined using standard chemical tests and total phenolic contents using the Folin-Ciocalteu reagent method...
October 23, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029618/balneotherapeutic-effects-of-high-mineral-spring-water-on-the-atopic-dermatitis-like-inflammation-in-hairless-mice-via-immunomodulation-and-redox-balance
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Johny Bajgai, Ailyn Fadriquela, Jesmin Ara, Rahima Begum, Md Faruk Ahmed, Cheol-Su Kim, Soo-Ki Kim, Kwang-Yong Shim, Kyu-Jae Lee
BACKGROUND: Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic relapsing allergic inflammatory skin disease that currently affects millions of children and adults worldwide. Drugs used to treat these inflammatory diseases include anti-histamines, corticosteroids and calcineurin inhibitors but these drugs have their limitations such as adverse effects with their long-term usage. Thus, researcher's interest in several alternative and complementary therapies are continually growing and balneotherapy is one of these approaches...
October 13, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017492/electroacupuncture-ameliorating-post-stroke-cognitive-impairments-via-inhibition-of-peri-infarct-astroglial-and-microglial-macrophage-p2-purinoceptors-mediated-neuroinflammation-and-hyperplasia
#14
Jia Huang, Xiaofang You, Weilin Liu, Changming Song, Xiaomin Lin, Xiufeng Zhang, Jing Tao, Lidian Chen
BACKGROUND: During ischemic stroke (IS), adenosine 5'-triphosphate (ATP) is released from damaged nerve cells of the infract core region to the extracellular space, invoking peri-infarct glial cellular P2 purinoceptors singling, and causing pro-inflammatory cytokine secretion, which is likely to initiate or aggravate motor and cognitive impairment. It has been proved that electroacupuncture (EA) is an effective and safe strategy used in anti-inflammation. However, EA for the role of purine receptors in the central nervous system has not yet been reported...
October 10, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017485/bidens-pilosa-ethylene-acetate-extract-can-protect-against-l-name-induced-hypertension-on-rats
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Danielle Claude Bilanda, Paul Désiré D Dzeufiet, Léontine Kouakep, Bibi Farouck O Aboubakar, Léonard Tedong, Pierre Kamtchouing, Théophile Dimo
BACKGROUND: Essential hypertension is mainly caused by endothelial dysfunction which results from nitric oxide (NO) deficiency. The present study was design to evaluate the protective effect of Bidens pilosa ethylene acetate extract (Bp) on L-NAME induced hypertension and oxidative stress in rats. METHODS: Male Wistar rats were used to induce hypertension by the administration of L-NAME (a non-pecific nitric oxide inhibitor) (50 mg/kg/day). The others groups were receiving concomitantly L-NAME plus Bp extract (75 and 150 mg/kg/day) or losartan (25 mg/kg/day)...
October 10, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28978315/resveratrol-enhances-anticancer-effects-of-paclitaxel-in-hepg2-human-liver-cancer-cells
#16
Qin Jiang, Manyi Yang, Zhan Qu, Jixiang Zhou, Qi Zhang
BACKGROUND: The aim of this in vitro study was to measure the enhanced anticancer effects of Res (resveratrol) on PA (paclitaxel) in HepG2 human liver cancer cells. METHODS: The MTT (thiazolyl blue tetrazolium bromide, 3-(4,5-Dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-Diphenyltetrazolium Bromide), flow cytometry, qPCR (real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction) and western blot assay were used for cells growth inhibitory effects, cells apoptosis (DNA content of sub-G1), mRNA and protein expressions, respectively...
October 4, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28978311/correction-to-moon-phases-and-moon-signs-do-not-influence-morbidity-mortality-and-long-term-survival-after-living-donor-kidney-transplantation
#17
A Kleespies, M Mikhailov, P N Khalil, S Pratschke, A Khandoga, M Stangl, W D Illner, M K Angele, K W Jauch, M Guba, J Werner, M Rentsch
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 4, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969672/vasorelaxant-effects-of-angelica-decursiva-root-on-isolated-rat-aortic-rings
#18
Bumjung Kim, Youngki Kwon, Somin Lee, Kyungjin Lee, Inhye Ham, Ho-Young Choi
BACKGROUND: Hypertension is one of the most important risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and a worldwide problem. Despite increases in the development of synthetic drugs for hypertension treatment, the rate of untreated and uncontrolled hypertension remains high. These drugs are effective, but can also cause side effects. Approximately 80% of the world population uses herbal medicines because of their low toxicity and better acceptability by the human body. Therefore, we attempted to identify natural medications for treating hypertension...
October 2, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969626/effects-of-dietary-supplementation-with-a-standardized-aqueous-extract-of-terminalia-chebula-fruit-ayuflex-%C3%A2-on-joint-mobility-comfort-and-functional-capacity-in-healthy-overweight-subjects-a-randomized-placebo-controlled-clinical-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
H L Lopez, S M Habowski, J E Sandrock, B Raub, A Kedia, E J Bruno, T N Ziegenfuss
BACKGROUND: Joint and connective tissue integrity, comfort and function are paramount to optimal performance in exercise, recreational and occupational activities. The fruit of Terminalia chebula has been used extensively in various traditional health systems for different ailments, with additional preclinical and clinical data demonstrating antioxidant and anti-inflammatory potential. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of a standardized aqueous extract of Terminalia chebula fruit (AyuFlex®) dietary supplementation on joint mobility, comfort, and functional capacity in healthy overweight subjects...
October 2, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969623/protective-effects-of-methanolic-extract-of-juglans-regia-l-leaf-on-streptozotocin-induced-diabetic-peripheral-neuropathy-in-rats
#20
Davood Nasiry, Ali Reza Khalatbary, Hassan Ahmadvand, Fereshteh Talebpour Amiri, Esmaeil Akbari
BACKGROUND: Oxidative stress has a pivotal role in the pathogenesis and development of diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN), the most common and debilitating complications of diabetes mellitus. There is accumulating evidence that Juglans regia L. (GRL) leaf extract, a rich source of phenolic components, has hypoglycemic and antioxidative properties. This study aimed to determine the protective effects of Juglans regia L. leaf extract against streptozotocin-induced diabetic neuropathy in rat...
October 2, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
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