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Avicenna Journal of Phytomedicine

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29387576/evaluation-of-psychopharmacological-and-neurosafety-profile-of-swas-kas-chintamani-ras%C3%A2-skc-in-swiss-webster-mice
#1
Tarequl Islam, Md Saddam Hussain, Mohammad Nurul Amin, Ashraful Mahmud Tuhin
Objectives: Swas Kas Chintamani Ras (SKC) is an ayurvedic preparation indicated for respiratory diseases. Our study was aimed to determine the psychopharmacological and neurosafety profile of SKC. Materials and Methods: Psychopharmacological effects and neurosafety profile of this drug were determined by nine complementary test methods namely, open field, locomotor activity, hole cross, hole board test, elevated plus maze, staircase, forced swimming test, and rotarod test...
January 2018: Avicenna Journal of Phytomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29387575/polyphenols-isolated-from-virgin-coconut-oil-attenuate-cadmium-induced-dyslipidemia-and-oxidative-stress-due-to-their-antioxidant-properties-and-potential-benefits-on-cardiovascular-risk-ratios-in-rats
#2
Ademola Clement Famurewa, Fidelis Ebele Ejezie
Objective: Literature has confirmed the pathogenic role of cadmium (Cd) and its exposure in the induction of dyslipidemia implicated in the development and increasing incidence of cardiovascular diseases. The current study explored whether polyphenolics isolated from virgin coconut oil (VCO) prevent Cd-induced dyslipidemia and investigate the underlying mechanism of action, in rats. Materials and Methods: Rats were pretreated with VCO polyphenols (10, 20 and 50 mg/kg body weight; orally) 2 weeks prior to concurrent Cd administration (5 mg/kg) for 5 weeks...
January 2018: Avicenna Journal of Phytomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29387574/antioxidant-and-hepatoprotective-effects-of-artemisia-dracunculus-against-ccl4-induced-hepatotoxicity-in-rats
#3
Vahid Zarezade, Jalal Moludi, Mostafa Mostafazadeh, Mohammad Mohammadi, Ali Veisi
Objective: The present study was conducted to investigate the antioxidant and hepatoprotective activity of the hydro-alcoholic extract of aerial parts of Artemisiadracunculus (HAAD) against CCl4-induced hepatotoxicity in rats. Materials and Methods: The antioxidant activity was evaluated by reducing power, 2, 2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) and 2, 20-azino-bis (3-ethylbenzothiazoline-6-sulfonic acid) (ABTS) assays. Rats were pre-treated with either 50, 100, and 200 mg/kg of HAAD or silymarin (100 mg/kg; served as the positive control group) for 15 days and they received a single dose of CCl4 on the last day...
January 2018: Avicenna Journal of Phytomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29387573/saffron-improved-depression-and-reduced-homocysteine-level-in-patients-with-major-depression-a-randomized-double-blind-study
#4
Gholamali Jelodar, Zahra Javid, Ali Sahraian, Sina Jelodar
Objectives: A correlation between hyperhomocysteinemia, and depression has been reported. Saffron (Crocus sativus) is recommended for treatment of depression; hence, in this study the effect of co-administration of saffron and fluoxetine on plasma homocysteine and depression was evaluated. Material and methods: This was a 4-week randomized and double-blind clinical trial which was conducted from March 2013 to February 2014. In this trial, 40 male and females (20-55 years old) diagnosed with severe depression were selected and following filing the Beck form, were randomly divided into two groups...
January 2018: Avicenna Journal of Phytomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29387572/assessment-of-phenolic-profile-and-antioxidant-power-of-five-pistachio-pistacia-vera-cultivars-collected-from-four-geographical-regions-of-iran
#5
Seyedeh Faezeh Taghizadeh, Gholamhossein Davarynejad, Javad Asili, Seyed Hossein Nemati, Gholamreza Karimi
Objective: In this study, the levels and antioxidant activities of some secondary metabolites isolated from five pistachio (Pistacia vera) cultivars collected from four different geographical regions of Iran, were studied. Materials and Methods: Total phenolic compounds levels were determined by Folin-Ciocalteu method. Total flavonoid content was determined as AlCl3 complex and expressed as mg of quercetin equivalents (QE)/g dry extract and total proantocyanidins content was expressed as mg of catechin equivalents (CA)/g dry extract...
January 2018: Avicenna Journal of Phytomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29387571/effects-of-aqueous-extracts-of-dried-calyx-of-sour-tea-hibiscus-sabdariffa-l-on-polygenic-dyslipidemia-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#6
Majid Hajifaraji, Mohammad Matlabi, Farihe Ahmadzadeh-Sani, Yadollah Mehrabi, Mohammad Salem Rezaee, Homa Hajimehdipour, Abbas Hasanzadeh, Katayoun Roghani
Objective: Dyslipidemia has been considered as a major risk factor for coronary heart disease. Alternative medicine has a significant role in treatment of dyslipidemia. There are controversial findings regarding the effects of sour tea on dyslipidemia. The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of aqueous extract of dried calyx of sour tea on polygenic dyslipidemia. Materials and Methods: This clinical trial was done on 43 adults (30-60 years old) with polygenic dyslipidemia that were randomly assigned to the intervention and control groups...
January 2018: Avicenna Journal of Phytomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29387570/protective-effect-of-crocin-against-d-galactose-induced-aging-in-mice
#7
Elaheh Mohammadi, Soghra Mehri, Hasan Badie Bostan, Hossein Hosseinzadeh
Objective: Aging is a multifactorial phenomenon, which attribute to different diseases and abnormalities in living systems. Oxidative stress, which is an important factor in aging, exacerbates this process via different mechanisms. Crocin (CR), one of the active components of saffron showed strong antioxidant effects. In the present study, anti-aging property of crocin was investigated in mice. Materials and Methods: The model of aging was induced using administration of d-galactose (500 mg/kg, s...
January 2018: Avicenna Journal of Phytomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29387569/anorexia-highlights-in-traditional-persian-medicine-and-conventional-medicine
#8
REVIEW
Majid Nimrouzi, Mohammad Mehdi Zarshenas
Objective: Anorexia and impaired appetite (Dysorexia) are common symptoms with varying causes, and often need no serious medical intervention. Anorexia nervosa (AN) is a chronic psychiatric disease with a high mortality rate. In Traditional Persian Medicine (TPM), anorexia is a condition in which anorexic patients lose appetite due to dystemperament. This review aims to discuss the common points of traditional and conventional approaches rather than introducing Persian medical recommendations suitable for nowadays use...
January 2018: Avicenna Journal of Phytomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29379769/salix-alba-attenuated-oxidative-stress-in-the-heart-and-kidney-of-hypercholesterolemic-rabbits
#9
Narges Amel Zabihi, Maryam Mahmoudabady, Mohammad Soukhtanloo, Parichehr Hayatdavoudi, Farimah Beheshti, Saeed Niazmand
Objective: Oxidative stress plays a critical role in the development of hypercholesterolemia-induced complications. This study evaluated the effects of aspirin and Salix alba hydroethanolic extract on oxidative stress in the heart and kidney of hypercholesterolemic rabbits. Materials and Methods: The antioxidant activity, as well as total phenolic and salicin content of S. alba (Sa) extract were assessed by DPPH radical scavenging activity, Folin-Ciocalteu and HPLC methods, respectively...
January 2018: Avicenna Journal of Phytomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299438/effect-of-apium-graveolens-and-trachyspermum-copticom-on-clinical-symptoms-of-patients-with-functional-dyspepsia
#10
Maryam Azimi, Mohammad Javad Zahedi, Mitra Mehrabani, Haleh Tajadini, Farzaneh Zolala, Mohammad Reza Baneshi, Rasool Choopani, Fariba Sharififar, Ali Asadipour, Mohammad Mahdi Hayatbakhsh, Bijan Ahmadi
Objectives: This study aimed at investigating the effect of Iranian traditional remedy prepared from Apium graveolens and Trachyspermum copticom (AT) on the severity and frequency of symptoms in patients with functional dyspepsia (FD). Material and Methods: In total, 150 FD patients were included in this randomized double-blind trial, based on the ROME III diagnostic criteria, and they were divided into three intervention groups namely, AT, Placebo and omeprazole...
November 2017: Avicenna Journal of Phytomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299437/the-protective-effect-of-hydroalcoholic-extract-of-ginger-zingiber-officinale-rosc-against-iron-induced-functional-and-histological-damages-in-rat-liver-and-kidney
#11
Firouzeh Gholampour, Fatemeh Behzadi Ghiasabadi, Seyed Mohammad Owji, Jaafar Vatanparast
Objective: Iron overload in the body is related with toxic effects and threatens the health. The aim of this study was to evaluate the protective role of hydroalcoholic extract of ginger (Zingiber officinale) against ferrous sulfate-induced hepatic and renal functional disorders and histological damages in rats. Materials and Methods: The rats were divided into four groups (n=7): Sham, Sham + G.E (ginger extract, 400 mg/kg/day for 14 days), FS (ferrous sulfate, 30 mg/kg/day for 14 days), FS+G...
November 2017: Avicenna Journal of Phytomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299436/the-effect-of-zataria-multiflora-and-carvacrol-on-wheezing-fev1-and-plasma-levels-of-nitrite-in-asthmatic-patients
#12
Azam Alavinezhad, Mahdiyeh Hedayati, Mohammad Hossein Boskabady
Objective: The preventive effect of Zataria multiflora in animal models of asthma has been reported. In the present study, its effect on wheezing, forced expiratory volume in 1 second, and plasma nitrite (NO2-) in asthmatic patients was studied. Materials and Methods: In this study, forty asthmatic patients including 15 males and 25 females (aged 45.8±6.21 years) were randomly allocated in four groups including placebo group (P), and three treatment groups which received two doses of Z...
November 2017: Avicenna Journal of Phytomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299435/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-effects-of-peganum-harmala-l-seeds-extract-against-influenza-a-virus
#13
Mohammad-Taghi Moradi, Ali Karimi, Fatemeh Fotouhi, Soleiman Kheiri, Ali Torabi
Objective: Influenza A virus infections are still a major health problem and the choices available for the control and treatment of the disease are limited. This research evaluated in vitro and in vivo antiviral effects of Peganum harmala L. seeds (PHS) extract against influenza A virus. Materials and Methods: In this research, in vitro anti-influenza A virus activity of the extract was assessed in Madin-Darby canine kidney (MDCK) cells. In order to evaluate anti-influenza activity of PHS extract in vivo, BALB/c mice were infected with 5LD50 of mouse-adapted influenza virus (H1N1; PR8) and received 200 mg/kg/day of PHS extract or 20 mg/kg/day oseltamivir...
November 2017: Avicenna Journal of Phytomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299434/the-effect-of-hydro-alcoholic-of-phoenix-dactylifera-extract-on-sleep-and-eeg-in-rat
#14
Sahar Rahimi, Hojjatollah Alaei, Parham Reisi, Behzad Zolfaghari, Zahra Siahmard, Aliasghar Pourshanazari
Objective: Hard envelope of date palm pollen is used as a sedative and calmative compounds in Iranian traditional medicine. We tried to study the effects of Phoenix dactylifera (Tarooneh) extract on sleep time and Brian waves. Materials and Methods: Rats were divided into control and test groups in sleep experiment. Control groups included intact group (without any injection), negative control group (saline) and positive control group (midazolam 0.1 mg/kg). Test groups received three doses of Tarooneh extract (62...
November 2017: Avicenna Journal of Phytomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299433/thymoquinone-restores-liver-fibrosis-and-improves-oxidative-stress-status-in-a-lipopolysaccharide-induced-inflammation-model-in-rats
#15
Fereshteh Asgharzadeh, Rahimeh Bargi, Farimah Beheshti, Mahmoud Hosseini, Mehdi Farzadnia, Majid Khazaei
Objective: Liver fibrosis is the primary sign of chronic liver injury induced by various causes. Thymoquinone (TQ) is the major ingredient of Nigella sativa with several beneficial effects on the body. In the present study, we aimed to investigate the effect of TQ on liver fibrosis in a lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced inflammation in male rats. Materials and methods: Fifty male Wistar rats were randomly divided into five groups (n=10 in each group) as follow: (1) control; (2) LPS (1 mg/kg/day; i...
November 2017: Avicenna Journal of Phytomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299432/effects-of-musa-sapientum-stem-extract-on-experimental-models-of-anxiety
#16
Aditya Jielella Reddy, Ashok Kumar Dubey, Shailendra Handu, Manocha Sachin, Pramod Kumari Mediratta, Qazi Ahmed Mushtaq
Objective: The Musa sapientum (banana) plant extract has shown antioxidant activity in previous studies. Oxidative stress is one of the important factors implicated in the pathogenesis of anxiety disorders. The present study aimed to evaluate the anxiolytic activity of aqueous extract of M. sapientum stem (MSSE) in experimental models in mice. Material and Methods: Elevated Plus Maze method and locomotor monitoring by photoactometer were used. Animals were divided into five different groups (n=6/group)...
November 2017: Avicenna Journal of Phytomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299431/a-review-on-botanicals-with-wound-healing-activity-for-pemphigus-vulgaris-perspective-of-traditional-persian-medicine-and-conventional-medicine
#17
REVIEW
Fatemeh Atarzadeh, Amir Mohammad Jaladat, Babak Daneshfard, Ladan Dastgheib, Mohammad Kamalinejad, Gholamreza Amin
Objective: As a rare autoimmune disease, pemphigus vulgaris has a poor prognosis especially in lack of proper medical support. This blistering disease involves both the skin and mucus membranes. The challenge is improving the healing process of skin lesions of which, superimposed infections are among the main causes of the disease mortality. Accordingly, we aimed to assess the treatment options suggested by traditional Persian medicine (TPM) and compare them with current findings. Materials and Methods: We studied the main clinical and pharmaceutical textbooks of TPM (Kitāb al-hāwīfī al-tibb, the Canon of Medicine, Eksir-e-Aazam, Tuhfat al-mu'minīn, Makhzan al-adviyah (focusing on the skin chapter and respective herbal remedies for the inflamed skin and ulcers...
November 2017: Avicenna Journal of Phytomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299430/the-effect-of-saqez-pistacia-atlantica-ointment-on-nipple-fissure-improvement-in-breastfeeding-women-during-one-month-follow-up
#18
Nayereh As'adi, Nourossadat Kariman, Faraz Mojab, Mohamad Amin Pourhoseingholi
Objective: Painful nipple fissure is a troublesome problem for breastfeeding mothers. This study was conducted to evaluate the effect of saqez (Pistacia atlantica) ointment on the improvement of nipple fissure in breastfeeding women during one-month follow-up. Materials and Methods: This randomized controlled clinical trial was conducted on 100 eligible women who visited the selected health centers affiliated to Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran, from July 2015 to December 2015 during their postpartum period...
November 2017: Avicenna Journal of Phytomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29062808/acute-effects-of-thermally-processed-pili-canarium-ovatum-engl-pomace-drink-on-plasma-antioxidant-and-polyphenol-status-in-humans
#19
Elizabeth Hashim Arenas, Trinidad Palad Trinidad
OBJECTIVE: Pili (Canarium ovatum, Engl.) pomace is an underutilized agricultural waste that possesses great potential to be regarded as a functional food ingredient. The aim of this study was to measure the polyphenol content and antioxidant activity of pili pomace drink and determine the influence of heating on these parameters. Moreover, it sought to assess the acute effects of thermally processed pili pomace drink on plasma antioxidant and polyphenol status in humans. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Ten healthy adults received a single dose (130 ml) of pili pomace drink following an overnight fasting, and blood was collected at 0, 30, 60, 120 and 240 min after ingestion of pili pomace...
September 2017: Avicenna Journal of Phytomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29062807/evaluation-of-the-effects-of-the-hydroalcoholic-extract-of-terminalia-chebula-fruits-on-diazinon-induced-liver-toxicity-and-oxidative-stress-in-rats
#20
Raheleh Ahmadi-Naji, Esfandiar Heidarian, Keihan Ghatreh-Samani
OBJECTIVE: Diazinon causes oxidative stress and dysfunction of the liver. This study was undertaken to evaluate the effects of the hydroalcoholic extract of Terminalia chebula, on some biochemical and histopathological parameters of liver tissue in diazinon-administered rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Wistar rats were orally administered with 25 mg/kg body weight diazinon. Vehicle (distilled water) and silymarin (50 mg/kg body weight) were used as the negative and positive control groups, respectively...
September 2017: Avicenna Journal of Phytomedicine
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