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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29736389/skeletal-muscle-relaxant-effect-of-a-standardized-extract-of-valeriana-officinalis-l-after-acute-administration-in-mice
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Dorian Caudal, Isabelle Guinobert, Aude Lafoux, Valérie Bardot, César Cotte, Isabelle Ripoche, Pierre Chalard, Corinne Huchet
Valeriana officinalis L. root extracts are traditionally taken for their sedative and anxiolytic properties and are also used for muscle relaxation. Relaxant effects were clearly observed on smooth muscle whereas data on effects on skeletal muscle are scarce and inconsistent. The aim of this study was to assess whether a standardized extract (SE) of V. officinalis had myorelaxant effects by decreasing skeletal muscle strength and/or neuromuscular tone in mice. Mice received an acute dose of V. officinalis SE (2 or 5 g/kg per os) or tetrazepam (10 mg/kg ip), a standard myorelaxant drug...
April 2018: Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29736388/aqueous-extract-of-carica-papaya-linn-roots-potentially-attenuates-arsenic-induced-biochemical-and-genotoxic-effects-in-wistar-rats
#2
Oluwafemi Adeleke Ojo, Adebola Busola Ojo, Olayinka Awoyinka, Basiru Olaitan Ajiboye, Babatunji Emmanuel Oyinloye, Olukemi Adetutu Osukoya, Israel Idowu Olayide, Adejoke Ibitayo
In Africa, the fruit, leaf, seed and roots of Carica papaya Linn. are generally used to treat a variety of diseases such as malaria, cancer, and cardiovascular diseases. In this study, we evaluated the protective potentials of aqueous extract of C. papaya roots on arsenic-induced biochemical and genotoxic effects in Wistar rats. Rats were induced intraperitoneal with sodium arsenate (dissolved in distilled water at 3 mg/kg body weight) for 21 days and the animals were administered simultaneously with 200 mg/kg body weight vitamin C, 100 and 150 mg/kg body weight of the C...
April 2018: Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29736387/traditional-plants-used-for-the-treatment-of-gynaecological-disorders-in-vedaranyam-taluk-south-india-an-ethnomedicinal-survey
#3
S Balamurugan, S Vijayakumar, S Prabhu, J E Morvin Yabesh
Gynaecological disorder is one of the most severe conditions under reproductive health. So we investigate and collect information from traditional practitioners on the use of medicinal plants for treatment of Gynaecological disorder in Vedaranyam taluk, Nagappattinam district of South India. The field study was carried out for a period of January 2014-January 2015 in Vedaranyam taluk, Nagappattinam district of South India. This is the first traditional medicine study in which statistical calculations about plants are done by RFC, CI, UV and ICF in the study area...
April 2018: Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29736386/evaluation-of-antinociceptive-antihyperglycemic-and-membrane-stabilizing-activities-of-garcinia-lancifolia-roxb
#4
Antara Ghosh, Sujan Banik, Mohammad Nurul Amin, Jamiuddin Ahmed
This study was undertaken to examine the antinociceptive, antihyperglycemic, and membrane stabilizing activity with phytochemical screening of methanolic extract of Garcinia lanceifolia whole plant. The extracts were subjected to in-vivo antinociceptive, antihyperglycemic activity in laboratory animals and in-vitro membrane stabilizing activity. In peripheral antinociceptive activity, G. lanceifolia (400 and 200 mg/kg) exhibited significant (P < 0.001) inhibition of writhing with 59.15% and 49.30% respectively comparable to standard Diclofenac (54...
April 2018: Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29736385/psychological-interventions-influence-patients-attitudes-and-beliefs-about-their-chronic-pain
#5
Audrey Vanhaudenhuyse, Aline Gillet, Nicole Malaise, Irène Salamun, Stéphanie Grosdent, Didier Maquet, Anne-Sophie Nyssen, Marie-Elisabeth Faymonville
Background: Patients' changing attitudes and beliefs about pain are considered as improvements in the treatment of chronic pain. Multidisciplinary approaches to pain allow modifications of coping strategies of patients, from passive to active. Methods: We investigate how two therapeutic treatments impact patients' attitudes and beliefs regarding pain, as measured with the Survey of Pain Attitudes (SOPA). We allocated 415 patients with chronic pain either to psychoeducation combined with physiotherapy, self-hypnosis combined with self-care learning, or to control groups...
April 2018: Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29736384/a-technology-developed-from-concept-of-acupuncture-and-meridian-system-the-clinical-effect-of-bioceramic-resonance-on-psychological-related-sleep-disturbance-with-findings-on-questionnaire-eeg-and-fmri
#6
Lei Zhang, Paul Chan, Zhong Min Liu, Yi Li Tseng, C Will Chen, Ming Tse Lin, Wing P Chan, Ting-Kai Leung
Under the concept of meridian channels that belongs to traditional Chinese medicine, BIOCERAMIC Resonance (BR) has already been applied to many clinical medical research projects with functions mimicking of traditional acupuncture. Forty-five patients were recruited with chronic sleep disorders; 36 patients were given, applied to the device with BIOCERAMIC material and sound rhythm on chest skin surface; 9 patients were included as controls. All study participants completed a sleep pattern and quality of life questionnaire (assessment on psychological and physical causes of sleep disturbances), which was repeated before, during and after treatment...
April 2018: Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29736383/analysis-of-kras-gene-from-induced-pancreatic-cancer-rats-administered-with-momordica-charantia-and-ocimum-ba-s-ilicum-leaf-extracts
#7
J B Minari, C A Okelola, N C Ugochukwu
Objective: To analyze K-ras gene from induced pancreatic cancer rats administered with Momordica charantia and Ocimum basilicum leaf extracts. Methods: Twenty-five (25) adult rats weighing between 90-120 g were divided into 5 groups namely RA, RB, RC, NC and PC, each group had 5 rats. The PC which served as the control was fed with normal fish meal and water ad libitum; the NC which is the negative control received 20 mg/ml/week of Nitrosamines only while other groups received different concentrations of aqueous extract of both M ...
April 2018: Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29736382/genistein-modulates-the-estrogen-receptor-and-suppresses-angiogenesis-and-inflammation-in-the-murine-model-of-peritoneal-endometriosis
#8
Sutrisno Sutrisno, Hardianti Aprina, Happy Marthalena Simanungkalit, Asti Andriyani, Wisnu Barlianto, Hidayat Sujuti, Sanarto Santoso, Pande Made Dwijayasa, Endang Sri Wahyuni, Edy Mustofa
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of genistein administration on the modulation of the estrogen receptor, inhibition of inflammation and angiogenesis in the murine model of peritoneal endometriosis. A total of thirty-six mice ( Mus musculus ) were divided into six groups (n = 6), including the control group, endometriosis group, endometriosis group treated with various doses of genistein (0.78; 1.04; 1.3 mg/day), and endometriosis group treated with leuprolide acetate (0.00975 mg/day every 5 days for 15 days)...
April 2018: Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29736381/usage-biological-activity-and-safety-of-selected-botanical-dietary-supplements-consumed-in-the-united-states
#9
REVIEW
P Annécie Benatrehina, Li Pan, C Benjamin Naman, Jie Li, A Douglas Kinghorn
In view of the continuous growth of the botanical dietary supplement industry and the increased popularity of lesser known or exotic botanicals, recent findings are described on the phytochemical composition and biological activities of five selected fruits consumed in the United States, namely, açaí, noni, mangosteen, black chokeberry, and maqui berry. A review of the ethnomedicinal uses of these plants has revealed some similarities ranging from wound-healing to the treatment of fever and infectious diseases...
April 2018: Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29736380/can-therapeutic-thai-massage-improve-upper-limb-muscle-strength-in-parkinson-s-disease-an-objective-randomized-controlled-trial
#10
Yuka Miyahara, Onanong Jitkritsadakul, Jirada Sringean, Nicharee Aungkab, Surasa Khongprasert, Roongroj Bhidayasiri
Muscle weakness is a frequent complaint amongst Parkinson's disease (PD) patients. However, evidence-based therapeutic options for this symptom are limited. We objectively measure the efficacy of therapeutic Thai massage (TTM) on upper limb muscle strength, using an isokinetic dynamometer. A total of 60 PD patients with muscle weakness that is not related to their 'off' periods or other neurological causes were equally randomized to TTM intervention (n = 30), consisting of six TTM sessions over a 3-week period, or standard medical care (no intervention, n = 30)...
April 2018: Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322016/evaluation-of-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-antileishmanial-potential-of-bergenin-rich-bergenia-ligulata-wall-engl-root-extract-against-visceral-leishmaniasis-in-inbred-balb-c-mice-through-immunomodulation
#11
Rupinder Kaur, Sukhbir Kaur
Background: Medicinal plants with immunomodulatory properties can provide good alternative therapeutics for curing visceral leishmaniasis. Bergenia ligulata (Wall.) Engl. is an interesting plant with strong antioxidant, antimicrobial, immunomodulatory and hepatoprotective properties. Aim: The present study was planned to determine the antileishmanial activity of plant extract by modulating the immune responses of inbred BALB/c mice. Methodology: Bergenin, the principle active component of B...
January 2018: Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322015/-kingiodendron-pinnatum-a-pharmacologically-effective-alternative-for-saraca-asoca-in-an-ayurvedic-preparation-asokarishta
#12
Adangam Purath Shahid, Nanu Sasidharan, Sasidharan Salini, Jose Padikkala, Nair Meera, Achuthan Chathrattil Raghavamenon, Thekkekara Devassy Babu
Saraca asoca (Fabaceae) is a prime ingredient in Asokarishta , a well-known Ayurvedic preparation for gynecological ailments. Due to scarcity, adulteration or substitution of related raw drugs is a common practice in its preparation. The bark of Kingiodendron pinnatum (Roxb. ex DC.) Harms, morphologically similar to S. asoca (Asoka) is a widely used substitute. The present study aimed to evaluate the pharmacological effectiveness of K. pinnatum as an alternative for S. asoca in Asokarishta by determining the inhibitory effect of estrogen induced uterus endometrial thickening in immature female rats...
January 2018: Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322014/protective-effects-of-salep-against-isoniazid-liver-toxicity-in-wistar-rats
#13
Hossein Kargar Jahromi, Morteza Pourahmad, Hassan Ali Abedi, Mohadeseh Karimi, Zahra Kargar Jahromi
Introduction: Isoniazid is a drug for treatment of tuberculosis. One of the main side effects of this drug is hepatotoxicity, which is a major cause of treatment interruption in tuberculosis. This study is about the preventive effect of Salep on this side effect of isoniazid. Materials and methods: This study is an experimental study in which the preventive effect of salep on isoniazid hepatotoxicity is evaluated. In this study 56 rats were randomly placed in 7 eight members groups including: control group, sham, isoniazid and four isoniazid/salep groups...
January 2018: Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322013/-dillenia-indica-l-attenuates-diabetic-nephropathy-via-inhibition-of-advanced-glycation-end-products-accumulation-in-stz-nicotinamide-induced-diabetic-rats
#14
Navpreet Kaur, Lalit Kishore, Randhir Singh
The present study was aimed to evaluate advanced glycation end products (AGEs) inhibitory activity of alcohol and hydro-alcohol extract (DAE and DHE) of Dillenia indica L. (Family: Dilleniaceae) and its potential in treatment of diabetic nephropathy by targeting markers of oxidative stress. D . indica was evaluated for its in vitro inhibitory activity against formation of AGEs by using bovine serum albumin. Diabetes was induced in male Wistar rats by streptozotocin (65 mg/kg i . p .) 15 min after nicotinamide (230 mg/kg, i ...
January 2018: Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322012/inhibition-of-aqueous-extracts-of-solanum-nigrum-aesn-on-oral-cancer-through-regulation-of-mitochondrial-fission
#15
Wu-Ching Uen, Bao-Hong Lee, Yeu-Ching Shi, She-Ching Wu, Chen-Jei Tai, Cheng-Jeng Tai
The present study is designed to investigate the anti-oral cancer properties of Solanum nigrum on oral squamous cell carcinoma. S. nigrum is a Chinese herb used for suppression of various cancers. However, the inhibition of S. nigrum on oral cancer is unclear. Therefore, human oral squamous cancer cells (SCC)-4 were used to evaluate the effect of aqueous extracts of S. nigrum (AESN) on cancer cell proliferation, cell cycle, mitochondrial function and apoptosis. The SCC-4 cells were treated by AESN to evaluate the inhibition of cell proliferation and mitochondrial function in vitro ...
January 2018: Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322011/safety-evaluation-of-bon-sant%C3%A3-cleanser-%C3%A2-polyherbal-in-male-wistar-rats-further-investigations-on-androgenic-and-toxicological-profile
#16
O Awodele, O E Kale, A O Odewabi, M Ekor, B A Salau, A O Adefule-Ositelu
Background: The global increase in acceptance and use of herbal remedies in recent times is still accompanied with poor knowledge of their potential adverse effects and the toxicological implications of their use are underestimated. Methods: Bon-santé Cleanser® (BSC), a polyherbal containing Anogeissus leiocarpus , Terminalia ivorensis , Massularia acuminate and Macuna pruriens , is an "energizer and hormone booster". We assessed the effect of BSC on reproductive function after administration for 60 days in male Wistar rats...
January 2018: Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322010/beneficiary-effect-of-commiphora-mukul-ethanolic-extract-against-high-fructose-diet-induced-abnormalities-in-carbohydrate-and-lipid-metabolism-in-wistar-rats
#17
Ramesh Bellamkonda, Rasineni Karuna, Bongu Sasi Bhusana Rao, Ketham Haritha, Bengeppagari Manjunatha, Somavarapu Silpa, Desireddy Saralakumari
The present study was proposed to elucidate the effect of Commiphora mukul gum resin elthanolic extract treatment on alterations in carbohydrate and lipid metabolisms in rats fed with high-fructose diet. Male Wistar rats were divided into four groups: two of these groups (group C and C+CM) were fed with standard pellet diet and the other two groups (group F and F+CM) were fed with high fructose (66 %) diet. C. mukul suspension in 5% Tween-80 in distilled water (200 mg/kg body weight/day) was administered orally to group C+CM and group F+CM...
January 2018: Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322009/improvement-of-spatial-learning-and-memory-cortical-gyrification-patterns-and-brain-oxidative-stress-markers-in-diabetic-rats-treated-with-ficus-deltoidea-leaf-extract-and-vitexin
#18
S Nurdiana, Y M Goh, A Hafandi, S M Dom, A Nur Syimal'ain, N M Noor Syaffinaz, M Ebrahimi
Despite the fact that Ficus deltoidea and vitexin played important roles in controlling hyperglycemia, an effective mitigation strategy dealing with cognitive deficit observed in diabetes, little is known about its neuroprotective effects. The study is aimed to determine changes in behavioral, gyrification patterns and brain oxidative stress markers in streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetic rats following F. deltoidea and vitexin treatments. Diabetic rats were treated orally with metformin, methanolic extract of F...
January 2018: Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322008/inhibitory-effects-of-tabernaemontana-divaricata-root-extract-on-oxidative-stress-and-neuronal-loss-induced-by-amyloid-%C3%AE-25-35-peptide-in-mice
#19
Onrawee Khongsombat, Walika Nakdook, Kornkanok Ingkaninan
In Alzheimer's disease, there are numerous amyloid plaques, neurofibrillary tangles, and neuronal loss in several brain areas. Oxidative stress is involved in the mechanisms of Aβ-peptide induced neurotoxicity by the generation of free radical oxidative stress that may lead to neurodegeneration. Tabernaemontana divaricata has various medical properties in Thai folklore medicine including prevent forgetfulness or improve memory. The present study aimed to investigate the effects of T. divaricata root extract (TDE) on Aβ25 - 35 peptides induced neuronal loss and oxidative stress in mice...
January 2018: Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322007/co-administration-effects-of-aqueous-extract-of-turnip-leaf-and-metformin-in-diabetic-rats
#20
Moammadmehdi Hassanzadeh-Taheri, Mohammad Hassanpour-Fard, Mohammadreza Doostabadi, Hesam Moodi, Khadijeh Vazifeshenas-Darmiyan, Mehran Hosseini
Background: There is a variety of experimentally proven medicinal plants having antidiabetic properties but data on herb-drug interaction are very limited. Earlier studies indicated that aqueous extract of turnip leaf (AETL) has hypoglycemic potential in diabetic animals. The present study was conducted to evaluate co-administration effects of AETL and metformin, a commonly used antidiabetic drug, in diabetic rats. Methods: Metformin at the two different doses (50,100 mg/kg) and AETL at the dose of 400 mg/kg (separately or concurrent with metformin) were orally given to streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats for 4 weeks daily...
January 2018: Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
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