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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315848/changes-in-some-biochemical-parameters-of-alloxanized-rats-administered-with-varying-concentrations-of-quail-egg-solution
#1
Patrick Emeka Aba, Christian Onwuchekwa Okorie-Kanu
Background Quail egg is said to heal all sorts of ailments including diabetes and liver diseases, and people have started taking it indiscriminately without verification and standardization. This study investigated some biochemical effects associated with administration of varying concentrations of quail egg solution to alloxanized rats. Methods Thirty (30) adult male albino Wistar rats were assigned to 5 groups of 6 rats each. Groups 2-5 rats were injected with alloxan monohydrate intraperitoneally at the dose of 160 mg/kg while rats in group 1 served as normal control...
March 18, 2017: Journal of Complementary & Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306534/ameliorative-potential-of-blighia-sapida-k-d-koenig-bark-against-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cell-dysfunction-in-alloxan-induced-diabetic-rats
#2
Oluwafemi Adeleke Ojo, Basiru Olaitan Ajiboye, Adebola Busola Ojo, Babatunji Emmanuel Oyinloye, Oluwatosin Debbie Imiere, Oluwatosin Adeyonu
Background In West Africa, the fruit, seed, leaf and stem of Blighia sapida K.D. Koenig are commonly used as remedy against a variety of diseases, including diabetes mellitus. This study investigated the ameliorative potential of B. sapida K.D. Koenig stem bark ethanol extract against pancreatic β-cell dysfunction in diabetic rats. Methods Diabetes was induced by intraperitoneal injection of alloxan (65 mg/kg body weight) for 21 days, and orally administered with glibenclamide (5 mg/kg body weight), 50-150 mg/kg body weight of B...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Complementary & Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306533/ros-mediated-induction-of-apoptosis-by-benzoquinone-embelin-in-human-colon-adenocarcinoma-cells-ht-29
#3
Kodandaram Sumalatha, Mohan Gowda, Sreepriya Meenakshisundaram
Background Embelin is a benzoquinone reported to possess anticancer activity in several in vivo and in vitro models of carcinogenesis, especially hematopoietic and prostate malignancy. A detailed investigation on the influence of embelin on epithelial malignancy model system, especially colon adenocarcinoma, is lacking. The objective of the current study is to investigate the antiproliferative, antiinvasive and proapoptotic potential of embelin on colon adenocarcinoma cell line HT-29. Methods The effect of embelin (35 µg/mL for 24 h) on cell proliferation was assessed by Sulforhodamine B assay and bromodeoxyuridine incorporation test, antiinvasive effect by Boyden chamber assay and scratch assay...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Complementary & Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306531/managing-irritable-bowel-syndrome-the-impact-of-micro-physiotherapy
#4
Daniel Grosjean, Patrice Benini, Pierre Carayon
Background Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) has a complex pathology, high prevalence and large impact on patients' quality of life. As conventional therapy may yield unsatisfactory results, a more holistic approach may be desirable. The current study assessed the effect of micro-physiotherapy on the severity of IBS symptoms. Methods In a double-blind study, 61 recurrent IBS patients were randomised to two sessions of micro-physiotherapy or sham micro-physiotherapy. Inclusion criteria were the presence of ≥1 IBS symptom from abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhoea or bloating...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Complementary & Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301318/antihypernociceptive-and-antioxidant-effects-of-petersianthus-macrocarpus-stem-bark-extracts-in-rats-with-complete-freund-s-adjuvant-induced-persistent-inflammatory-pain
#5
Francis Desire Tatsinkou Bomba, Bibiane Aimée Wandji, Christian Kuete Fofié, Albert Kamanyi, Télesphore Benoit Nguelefack
Background Petersianthus macrocarpus (P. Beauv.) Liben (Lecythidaceae) is a plant used in Cameroonian folk medicine to cure ailments such as inflammation and pain. Previous work showed that aqueous (AEPM) and methanol (MEPM) extracts from the stem bark of P. macrocarpus possess acute analgesic activities. The present study evaluates whether the same extracts could inhibit persistent hyperalgesia induced by complete Freund's adjuvant (CFA) in rats. Methods Inflammatory pain was induced by intraplantar injection of CFA into the left hind paw of Wistar rats...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Complementary & Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291734/safety-assessment-of-the-aqueous-extract-of-the-flowers-of-nymphaea-lotus-linn-nymphaeaceae-acute-neuro-and-subchronic-oral-toxicity-studies-in-albinos-wistar-rats
#6
Mireille Kameni Poumeni, Danielle Claude Bilanda, Paul Désiré Dzeufiet Djomeni, Yolande Sandrine Mengue Ngadena, Marguerite Francine Mballa, Madeleine Chantal Ngoungoure, Agnès Carolle Ouafo, Théophile Dimo, Pierre Kamtchouing
BACKGROUND: Nymphaea lotus Linn (N. lotus) is a medicinal plant widely used in Cameroon popular medicine, to treat neuropsychiatric conditions, male sexual disorders or as food supplement. However, scientific data on the pharmacotoxic profile of this plant are not available. The safety of N. lotus was assessed in acute, neuro- and subchronic toxicity studies by following the OECD guidelines. Effectively, no data have been published until now in regard to its safety on the nervous system...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Complementary & Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306532/evaluation-of-the-sub-chronic-toxicity-profile-of-the-corm-of-xanthosoma-sagittifolium-on-hematology-and-biochemistry-of-alloxan-induced-diabetic-wistar-rats
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Olayinka A Oridupa, Oluyemisi F Folasire, Adedotun J Owolabi
Background Hematological and biochemical changes associated with diabetes mellitus and probable reversal were assessed in alloxan-induced diabetic Wistar rats fed with varied percentages of Xanthosoma sagittifolium corm feed (Xs). The changes were compared to normoglycemic rats and diabetic rats treated with glibenclamide. Methods The study had eight groups in all with group 8 (control) consisting of five normoglycemic rats fed with normal rat pellets (Nrp). Diabetes was experimentally induced by intraperitoneal injection of alloxan to normoglycemic rats...
March 11, 2017: Journal of Complementary & Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284036/effect-of-aqueous-extract-of-aegle-marmelos-fruit-and-leaf-on-glycemic-insulinemic-and-lipidemic-status-of-type-2-diabetic-model-rats
#8
Sonchita R Mudi, Masfida Akhter, Subrata K Biswas, Mohammad A Muttalib, Subhagata Choudhury, Begum Rokeya, Liaquat Ali
BackgroundAegle marmelos is a popular fruit plant in the Indian subcontinent, various parts of which are traditionally used against various illnesses including diabetes mellitus (DM). However, the underlying mechanisms of the antidiabetic effects of the plant are not clear, especially in type 2 DM. The present study was undertaken to investigate the effect of aqueous extracts of A. marmelos fruits (AMFE) and leaves (AMLE) on glycemic, lipidemic, insulinemic, insulin resistance and β-cell functional status of type 2 diabetic model rats...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Complementary & Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284034/design-development-and-evaluation-of-triphala-tablets
#9
Neelam Mouriya, Anupama Valvi, Rajani Athawale, Narendra Bhatt
Triphala is a combination of three herbs amla, bahera and haritaki, it is widely available in the form churna and is a valued formula since ancient times. The aim of this research was to develop reproducible batches of triphala tablets and evaluation of the optimized batch. Direct compression was the method of choice. The tablets were prepared using different directly compressible excipients MicroceLac, Ludipress, Ludiflash. High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) method was employed for authentification of the herbs using gallic acid as the marker...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Complementary & Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282293/preliminary-phytochemical-analysis-and-evaluation-of-antioxidant-cytotoxic-and-inhibition-of-lipopolysaccaride-induced-nos-inos-expression-in-balb-c-mice-liver-by-ziziphus-oenoplia-mill-fruit
#10
Ramaraj Thirugnanasampandan, Gunasekar Ramya, Gunasekaran Bhuvaneswari, Srinivasan Aravindh, Suresh Vaishnavi, Madhusudhanan Gogulramnath
BACKGROUND: Ziziphus oenoplia Mill. is an ethnomedicinal plant and its fruit has been traditionally used by Puliar tribes of Anamalai Hills, Tamil Nadu, India to treat various ailments. Phytochemical analysis, antioxidant, cytotoxic and inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) gene downregulation activities of Z. oenoplia fruit (ZOF) were studied. METHODS: To explore bioactive compounds present in the ripened fruits, high-performance thin-layer chromatography (HPTLC) and gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC-MS) analysis were done...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Complementary & Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284035/ethnopharmacological-approaches-in-mood-and-anxiety-disorders-the-relevance-of-the-oxidative-stress-status
#11
Simplice Harquin Foyet, Ioana-Miruna Balmus, Ngatanko Abaïssou Hervé Hervé, Asongalem Acha Emmanuel, Samson Guenne, Martin Kiendrebéogo, Alin Ciobica
Neurodegenerative diseases and psychiatric disorders are one of the most important pathologies that lead to increased morbidity in populations. Both mood and anxiety disorders include mental disorders not caused by detectable organic abnormalities of the brain. At the molecular level, affective spectrum symptomatology is due to neurotransmitter dysregulation including receptor or transporter impairments and also due to faulty intracellular signaling that generally leads to impaired neurotransmission. Also, recent studies have shown the relationship between oxidative stress and the development of affective disorders...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Complementary & Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195549/dendrobium-chrysanthum-ethanolic-extract-induces-apoptosis-via-p53-up-regulation-in-hela-cells-and-inhibits-tumor-progression-in-mice
#12
Ritika Prasad, Nishant Kumar Rana, Biplob Koch
Background Dendrobium is one of the diverse genus of orchid plants. It possesses a number of pharmacological activities and has long been used in traditional system of medicine. The goal of this study was to investigate the apoptosis inducing property of the ethanolic extract from the leaves of Dendrobium chrysanthum, a species of Dendrobium whose anticancer role has not been ascertained yet. Methods To evaluate the anticancer activity of the ethanolic extract of D. chrysanthum in vitro in HeLa (human cervical cancer) cells, cytotoxic activity, generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS), induction of apoptosis and effect on cell cycle were determined...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Complementary & Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282296/herbal-and-dietary-supplements-related-to-diarrhea-and-acute-kidney-injury-a-case-report
#13
Suphamat Wanitsriphinyo, Mayuree Tangkiatkumjai
Background There is very little evidence relating to the association of herbal medicine with diarrhea and the development of acute kidney injury (AKI). This study reports a case of diarrhea-induced AKI, possibly related to an individual ingesting copious amounts of homemade mixed fruit and herb puree. Case presentation A 45-year-old Thai man with diabetes had diarrhea for 2 days, as a result of taking high amounts of a puree made up of eight mixed fruits and herbs over a 3-day period. He developed dehydration and stage 2 AKI, with a doubling of his serum creatinine...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Complementary & Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282295/effects-of-luteolin-and-luteolin-morphine-co-administration-on-acute-and-chronic-pain-and-sciatic-nerve-ligated-induced-neuropathy-in-mice
#14
Mahmoud Hashemzaei, Mina Abdollahzadeh, Mehrdad Iranshahi, Ebrahim Golmakani, Ramin Rezaee, Kaveh Tabrizian
Background Neuropathic pain (NP) is a common condition accompanied by nerve injury. To date, there is no definite treatment approved for this disorder. In addition, many drugs that are used for NP cause adverse reactions. Luteolin is a naturally occurring flavonoid with diverse pharmacological properties such as anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anticancer. We sought to investigate luteolin effects on chronic, acute and neuropathic pain as well as its potential to increase morphine anti-nociceptive effects in mice...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Complementary & Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282294/in-vivo-analgesic-antipyretic-and-anti-inflammatory-potential-of-leaf-extracts-and-fractions-of-eria-javanica
#15
N M Mahmudul Alam Bhuiya, Mahmud Hasan, Zobaer Al Mahmud, Nazmul Qais, Mohammad Shah Hafez Kabir, Farhan Ahmed, Mir Muhammad Nasir Uddin
Background The objective of the study was to evaluate the antinociceptive, antipyretic and anti-inflammatory activities of ethanolic extract, methanolic extract and n-hexane and chloroform-soluble fractions of methanolic extract of Eria javanica leaves in animal model (rat and mice). Methods The anti-nociceptive potentials of the extracts were studied using the acetic acid-induced writhing test in mice and the antipyretic activity was investigated using yeast-induced pyrexia in rats. Anti-inflammatory activity test was done on rats at a dose by using carrageenan-induced paw edema test...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Complementary & Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237973/modulatory-effects-of-melatonin-and-vitamin%C3%A2-%C3%A2-c-on-oxidative-stress-mediated-haemolytic-anaemia-and-associated-cardiovascular-dysfunctions-in-rats
#16
Temitayo Olabisi Ajibade, Ademola Adetokunbo Oyagbemi, Ladoke A Durotoye, Temidayo Olutayo Omóbòwálé, Ebunoluwa Racheal Asenuga, Funsho Olakitike Olayemi
Background Phenylhydrazine (PHE) in experimental animal models has been widely reported to cause haemolytic anaemia, via the induction of oxidative stress and thus causing deleterious cardiovascular complications. Hence, this study was designed to evaluate the possible modulatory role of melatonin (MLT) or vitamin C when co-administered with PHE. Methods Anaemia was established with PHE administration. MLT or vitamin C was co-administered with PHE. Haematological parameters, markers of oxidative stress, enzymic and non-enzymic antioxidants, blood pressure and electrocardiograms were assessed...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Complementary & Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214348/organo-protective-and-antioxidant-properties-of-leaf-extracts-of-syzygium-guineense-var-macrocarpum-against-ferric-nitriloacetate-induced-stress-of-wistar-rats
#17
Francine Tankeu Nzufo, Constant Anatole Pieme, Jacques Romain Njimou, Prosper Cabral Biapa Nya, Bruno Moukette Moukette, Bravi Marco, Chianese Angelo, Ngogang Jeanne Yonkeu
Background The present study focused on the antioxidant, phenolic profile and free radical scavenging-mediated protective effect of leaves extracts of Syzygium guineense var. macrocarpum against ferric nitriloacetate-induced stress in the liver, heart, kidney and brain tissues of Wistar rats homogenates. Methods Spectrophotometric standardized methods were used to determine the free radical scavenging potential, antioxidant and protective properties of plant extracts on rat homogenates. Results All the extracts showed a concentration-dependent free radical quenching potential, and the ability to protect all the tested organs by inhibiting the lipid peroxidation and potentiating or restoring the activity of enzymatic and non enzymatic markers...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Complementary & Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207415/attitudes-skill-and-use-of-evidence-based-practice-among-us-western-herbal-medicine-providers-a-national-survey
#18
James E Snow, Matthew J Leach, Bevin A Clare
Background Evidence-based practice (EBP) has been the focus of increasing attention in the teaching and delivery of both complementary and conventional healthcare. Western herbal medicine (WHM) is a system of complementary healthcare rooted in tradition. How WHM practitioners perceive, are prepared for, and use EBP, has to date been largely ignored. We therefore examined the use, opinion, skills, and training in EBP, and barriers and facilitators of EBP uptake, among herbal practitioners in the United States (US)...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Complementary & Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199216/acupuncture-decreases-competitive-anxiety-prior-to-a-competition-in-young-athletes-a-randomized-controlled-trial-pilot-study
#19
Sahar Zarei, Monir Shayestehfar, Amir-Hossein Memari, Tohid SeifBarghi, Vahid Sobhani
Background Although a certain level of competitive anxiety may increase performance, many athletes with anxiety experience uncontrolled negative feelings and cognition that in turn can have overwhelming effects on their performance. Methods We aimed to assess the effect of acupuncture on competitive anxiety of the adolescent football players prior to the competition using psychological and physiological markers. A total of 30 athletes were randomly and equally allocated to either acupuncture or sham control group...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Complementary & Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195548/herbal-approach-in-the-treatment-of-pancytopenia
#20
Siddhi Manohar Bagwe, Pravin Popatrao Kale, Lokesh Kumar Bhatt, Kedar S Prabhavalkar
Pancytopenia is a health condition in which there is a reduction in the amount of leucocytes, erythrocytes and thrombocytes. If more than one of the blood cells is low then the condition is called as bicytopenia. The pancytopenic condition is observed in treatment of diseased conditions like thalassemia and hepatitis C. Iatrogenically pancytopenia is caused by some antibiotics and anti-HCV drugs. Medical conditions like aplastic anaemia, lymphoma, copper deficiency, and so forth can also cause pancytopenia...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Complementary & Integrative Medicine
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