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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720134/in-vitro-antioxidant-and-antimalarial-activities-of-leaves-pods-and-bark-extracts-of-acacia-nilotica-l-del
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Muhammad Bilal Sadiq, Pattamon Tharaphan, Kesinee Chotivanich, Joel Tarning, Anil Kumar Anal
BACKGROUND: The emergence of drug resistant malaria is threatening our ability to treat and control malaria in the Southeast Asian region. There is an urgent need to develop novel and chemically diverse antimalarial drugs. This study aimed at evaluating the antimalarial and antioxidant potentials of Acacia nilotica plant extracts. METHODS: The antioxidant activities of leaves, pods and bark extracts were determined by standard antioxidant assays; reducing power capacity, % lipid peroxidation inhibition and ferric reducing antioxidant power assay...
July 18, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720131/anti-arthritic-activity-of-aqueous-methanolic-extract-and-various-fractions-of-berberis-orthobotrys-bien-ex-aitch
#2
Alamgeer, Ambreen Malik Uttra, Umme Habiba Hasan
BACKGROUND: The roots and stem bark of Berberis orthobotrys (Berberidaceae) have long been used traditionally to treat joint pain. Though, it has not been pharmacologically assessed for rheumatoid arthritis. The current study explores anti-arthritic activity and phytochemical analysis of aqueous-methanolic extract (30:70) and fractions (ethyl acetate, n-butanol, and aqueous) of Berberis orthobotrys roots. METHODS: Anti-arthritic potential was evaluated in vitro using protein denaturation (bovine serum albumin and egg albumin) and membrane stabilization methods at 12...
July 18, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720093/solanum-nigrum-unripe-fruit-fraction-attenuates-adriamycin-resistance-by-down-regulating-multi-drug-resistance-protein-mdr-1-through-jak-stat-pathway
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Sankar Jagadeeshan, Diana David, S Jisha, S Manjula, S Asha Nair
BACKGROUND: Solanum nigrum, herbal plant that commonly grows in temperate climate zone, has been used as a traditional folk medicine whose ripen fruits were proven to exhibit anti-tumor properties. In traditional Chinese medicine, it has been used for centuries to cure inflammation, edema, mastitis and hepatic cancer and in the Ayurvedic system of traditional medicine in India, S. nigrum is applied against enteric diseases, ulcer, diarrhea and skin diseases. A methanolic glycosidic extract fraction of unripe fruit of S...
July 18, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716103/cytotoxic-activity-of-extracts-and-crude-saponins-from-zanthoxylum-armatum-dc-against-human-breast-mcf-7-mda-mb-468-and-colorectal-caco-2-cancer-cell-lines
#4
Fiaz Alam, Qazi Najum Us Saqib, Abdul Waheed
BACKGROUND: Zanthoxylum armatum DC has been an important traditional plant known for its medicinal properties. It is well known for its antimicrobial, larvicidal and cytotoxic activities. METHODS: The potential anticancer effects of the methanol extract and the crude saponins from fruit, bark and leaves of Z. armatum on breast (MDA-MB-468 and MCF-7) and colorectal (Caco-2) cancer cell lines using MTT, neutral red uptake(NRU) and DAPI stain assays were evaluated...
July 17, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716085/the-protective-effect-of-fermented-curcuma-longa-l-on-memory-dysfunction-in-oxidative-stress-induced-c6-gliomal-cells-proinflammatory-activated-bv2-microglial-cells-and-scopolamine-induced-amnesia-model-in-mice
#5
Cheong-Su Eun, Jong-Soon Lim, Jihye Lee, Sam-Pin Lee, Seun-Ah Yang
BACKGROUND: Curcuma longa L. is a well-known medicinal plant that has been used for its anti-cancer, neuroprotective, and hepatoprotective effects. However, the neuroprotective effect of fermented C. longa (FCL) has not been reported. Therefore, in this study, the effectiveness of FCL for the regulation of memory dysfunction was investigated in two brain cell lines (rat glioma C6 and murine microglia BV2) and scopolamine-treated mice. METHODS: C. longa powder was fermented by 5% Lactobacillus plantarum K154 containing 2% (w/v) yeast extract at 30 °C for 72 h followed by sterilization at 121 °C for 15 min...
July 17, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716028/antiplasmodial-potential-and-quantification-of-aloin-and-aloe-emodin-in-aloe-vera-collected-from-different-climatic-regions-of-india
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Sandeep Kumar, Manila Yadav, Amita Yadav, Pooja Rohilla, Jaya Parkash Yadav
BACKGROUND: In this study, Aloe vera samples were collected from different climatic regions of India. Quantitative HPTLC (high performance thin layer chromatography) analysis of important anthraquinones aloin and aloe-emodin and antiplasmodial activity of crude aqueous extracts was done to estimate the effects of these constituents on antiplasmodial potential of the plant. METHODS: HPTLC system equipped with a sample applicator Linomat V with CAMAG sample syringe, twin rough plate development chamber (20 x 10 cm), TLC Scanner 3 and integration software WINCATS 1...
July 17, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716025/beta-mangostin-demonstrates-apoptogenesis-in-murine-leukaemia-wehi-3-cells-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
#7
Fatima Abdelmutaal Ahmed Omer, Najihah Mohd Hashim, Mohamed Yousif Ibrahim, Abdulmannan F Aldoubi, Pouya Hassandarvish, Firouzeh Dehghan, Noraziah Nordin, Hamed Karimian, Landa Zeenelabdin Ali Salim, Mahmood Ameen Abdulla, Karim Al-Jashamy, Syam Mohan
BACKGROUND: Beta-mangostin (BM) is a xanthone-type of natural compound isolated from Cratoxylum arborescens. This study aimed to examine the apoptosis mechanisms induced by BM in a murine monomyelocytic cell line (WEHI-3) in vitro and in vivo. METHODS: A WEHI-3 cell line was used to evaluate the cytotoxicity of BM by MTT. AO/PI and Hoechst 33342 dyes, Annexin V, multiparametric cytotoxicity 3 by high content screening (HCS); cell cycle tests were used to estimate the features of apoptosis and BM effects...
July 17, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709452/influence-of-the-patient-practitioner-interaction-context-on-acupuncture-outcomes-in-functional-dyspepsia-study-protocol-for-a-multicenter-randomized-controlled-trial
#8
Seok-Jae Ko, Jae-Woo Park, Jungtae Leem, Ted J Kaptchuk, Vitaly Napadow, Braden Kuo, Jessica Gerber, Laurie Dimisko, Inkwon Yeo, Junhee Lee, Jinsung Kim
BACKGROUND: In the treatment of functional dyspepsia, the placebo effect has been reported to be high, and the influence of the patient-practitioner relationship may be a major component of this effect. The specific and non-specific effects of acupuncture cannot be easily distinguished, and the patient-practitioner relationship may influence the total therapeutic effect in clinical practice. There have been no studies that investigate the influence of patient-practitioner relationship on acupuncture treatment for patients with functional dyspepsia...
July 14, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709433/erratum-to-toxicity-and-antitumor-potential-of-mesosphaerum-sidifolium-lamiaceae-oil-and-fenchone-its-major-component
#9
Thaísa Leite Rolim, Déborah Ribeiro Pessoa Meireles, Tatianne Mota Batista, Tatyanna Kelvia Gomes de Sousa, Vivianne Mendes Mangueira, Renata Albuquerque de Abrantes, João Carlos Lima Rodrigues Pita, Aline Lira Xavier, Vicente Carlos Oliveira Costa, Leônia Maria Batista, Marcelo Sobral de Abrantes, Marianna Vieira Sobral
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July 14, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709426/xue-fu-zhu-yu-decoction-protects-rats-against-retinal-ischemia-by-downregulation-of-hif-1%C3%AE-and-vegf-via-inhibition-of-rbp2-and-pkm2
#10
Shu-Qiu Tan, Xue Geng, Jorn-Hon Liu, Wynn Hwai-Tzong Pan, Li-Xiang Wang, Hui-Kang Liu, Lei Hu, Hsiao-Ming Chao
BACKGROUND: Retinal ischemia-related eye diseases result in visual dysfunction. This study investigates the protective effects and mechanisms of Xue-Fu-Zhu-Yu decoction (XFZYD) with respect to retinal ischemia. METHODS: Retinal ischemia (I) was induced in Wistar rats by a high intraocular pressure (HIOP) of 120 mmHg for 1 h, which was followed by reperfusion of the ischemic eye; the fellow untreated eye acted as a control. Electroretinogram (ERG), biochemistry and histopathology investigations were performed...
July 14, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705212/moringa-isothiocyanate-complexed-with-%C3%AE-cyclodextrin-a-new-perspective-in-neuroblastoma-treatment
#11
Sabrina Giacoppo, Renato Iori, Patrick Rollin, Placido Bramanti, Emanuela Mazzon
BACKGROUND: Several lines of evidence suggest the consume of natural products for cancer prevention or treatment. In particular, isothiocyanates (ITCs) exerting anti-cancer properties, have received great interest as potential chemotherapeutic agents. This study was designed to assess the anti-proliferative activities of a new preparation of Moringa oleifera-derived 4-(α-L-rhamnopyranosyloxy)benzyl ITC (moringin) complexed with alpha-cyclodextrin (moringin + α-CD; MAC) on SH-SY5Y human neuroblastoma cells...
July 14, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697773/efficacy-and-safety-of-electroacupuncture-in-acute-decompensated-heart-failure-a-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-patient-and-assessor-blinded-sham-controlled-trial
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Jungtae Leem, Seung Min Kathy Lee, Jun Hyeong Park, Suji Lee, Hyemoon Chung, Jung Myung Lee, Weon Kim, Sanghoon Lee, Jong Shin Woo
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this trial is to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of electroacupuncture in the treatment of acute decompensated heart failure compared with sham electroacupuncture. METHODS: This protocol is for a randomized, sham controlled, patient- and assessor-blinded, parallel group, single center clinical trial that can overcome the limitations of previous trials examining acupuncture and heart failure. Forty-four acute decompensated heart failure patients admitted to the cardiology ward will be randomly assigned into the electroacupuncture treatment group (n = 22) or the sham electroacupuncture control group (n = 22)...
July 11, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693591/aphrodisiac-potentials-of-the-ethanol-extract-of-aloe-barbadensis-mill-root-in-male-wistar-rats
#13
Joseph O Erhabor, MacDonald Idu
BACKGROUND: Aloe barbadensis (AB) is a short stemmed succulent medicinal herb that is being used by locals in Nigeria to enhance libido. Therefore this study evaluates the aphrodisiac potential and acute toxicological effect of A. barbadensis (AB) root in male Wistar rats. METHODS: Aphrodisiac potential was determined following the oral administration of graded doses (100, 200 and 400 mg/kg) of ethanol extract of A. barbadensis root. Sildenafil citrate (Viagra) and distilled water served as positive and negative controls respectively...
July 11, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693595/biochemical-characterization-and-1-h-nmr-based-metabolomics-revealed-melicope-lunu-ankenda-leaf-extract-a-potent-anti-diabetic-agent-in-rats
#14
Mizher Hezam Al-Zuaidy, Muhammad Waseem Mumtaz, Azizah Abdul Hamid, Amin Ismail, Suhaila Mohamed, Ahmad Faizal Abdul Razis
BACKGROUND: Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a metabolic disorder characterized by continuous hyperglycemia associated with insulin resistance and /or reduced insulin secretion. There is an emerging trend regarding the use of medicinal plants for the treatment of diabetes mellitus. Melicope lunu-ankenda (ML) is one of the Melicope species belonging to the family Rutaceae. In traditional medicines, its leaves and flowers are known to exhibit prodigious health benefits. The present study aimed at investigating anti-diabetic effect of Melicope lunu-ankenda (ML) leaves extract...
July 10, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693538/patient-benefit-of-dog-assisted-interventions-in-health-care-a-systematic-review
#15
Martina Lundqvist, Per Carlsson, Rune Sjödahl, Elvar Theodorsson, Lars-Åke Levin
BACKGROUND: Dogs are the most common companion animal, and therefore not surprisingly a popular choice for animal-assisted interventions. Dog-assisted interventions are increasingly used in healthcare. The aim of the review was to conduct a systematic literature review of quantitative studies on dog-assisted interventions in healthcare, with the intention of assessing the effects and cost-effectiveness of the interventions for different categories of patients. METHODS: A systematic review of the scientific literature reporting results of studies in healthcare, nursing home or home care settings, was conducted...
July 10, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683738/anti-diabetic-activity-of-aerial-parts-of-sarcopoterium-spinosum
#16
Uriel Elyasiyan, Adi Nudel, Nir Skalka, Konstantin Rozenberg, Elyashiv Drori, Rachela Oppenheimer, Zohar Kerem, Tovit Rosenzweig
BACKGROUND: Sarcopoterium spinosum (S. spinosum) is used by Bedouin medicinal practitioners for the treatment of diabetes. While the anti-diabetic activity of S. spinosum root extract was validated in previous studies, the activity of aerial parts of the same plants has not been elucidated yet. The aim of this study was to clarify the glucose lowering properties of the aerial parts of the shrub. METHODS: Anti-diabetic properties were evaluated by measuring the activity of carbohydrate digesting enzymes, glucose uptake into 3 T3-L1 adipocytes, and insulin secretion...
July 6, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683732/chinese-acute-ischemic-stroke-treatment-outcome-registry-castor-protocol-for-a-prospective-registry-study-on-patterns-of-real-world-treatment-of-acute-ischemic-stroke-in-china
#17
Weiping Sun, Qianhua Ou, Zhijun Zhang, Jiazhi Qu, Yining Huang
RATIONALE: Stroke presents a serious health problem in China. Despite progresses made in recent years, there is still a lack of effective treatments for acute ischemic stroke (AIS) in clinical practices. AIMS: The Chinese Acute Ischemic Stroke Treatment Outcome Registry (CASTOR) is designed to evaluate the patterns and cost-effectiveness of current treatments for AIS in real-world settings in China. DESIGN: CASTOR is a prospective, multi-center study registered with ClinicalTrials...
July 6, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679410/moxibustion-for-cancer-related-fatigue-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#18
Mikyung Kim, Jung-Eun Kim, Hye-Yoon Lee, Ae-Ran Kim, Hyo-Ju Park, O-Jin Kwon, Eun-Jung Kim, Yeon-Cheol Park, Byung-Kwan Seo, Jung Hyo Cho, Joo-Hee Kim
BACKGROUND: Cancer-related fatigue is one of the most common symptoms experienced by cancer patients, and it diminishes their quality of life. However, there is currently no confirmed standard treatment for cancer-related fatigue, and thus, many patients who suffer cancer-related fatigue seek complementary and alternative medicines such as moxibustion. Moxibustion is one of the most popular therapies in traditional Korean medicine used to manage fatigue. Recent studies have also demonstrated that moxibustion is effective for treating chronic fatigue...
July 5, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679382/ethnopharmacological-survey-of-home-remedies-used-for-treatment-of-hair-and-scalp-and-their-methods-of-preparation-in-the-west-bank-palestine
#19
Abdel Naser Zaid, Nidal Amin Jaradat, Ahmad Mustafa Eid, Hamzeh Al Zabadi, Abdulsalam Alkaiyat, Saja Adam Darwish
BACKGROUND: Natural products have many uses and purposes, including those linked to pharmaceutics and cosmetics. The aim of this study was to investigate the use of natural remedies for the treatment of hair and scalp disorders in the West Bank, Palestine. METHODS: An ethnopharmacological survey of herbal remedies and other natural products used in cosmetics and cosmeceuticals was carried out in the West Bank, Palestine. A questionnaire was distributed to 267 herbalists, traditional healers, hairdressers and rural dwellers...
July 5, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679380/a-novel-botanical-formula-prevents-diabetes-by-improving-insulin-resistance
#20
Juntao Kan, Rodney A Velliquette, Kerry Grann, Charlie R Burns, Jeff Scholten, Feng Tian, Qi Zhang, Min Gui
BACKGROUND: Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, and the prevalence has increased significantly in recent decades to epidemic proportions in China. Individually, fenugreek (Trigonella foenum graecum) seed, mulberry (Morus alba L.) leaf and American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) root can improve glycemia in various animal models and humans with impaired glucose metabolism and T2DM. The aim of this study was to design an optimized botanical formula containing these herbal extracts as a nutritional strategy for the prevention of insulin resistance and T2DM...
July 5, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
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