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Avicenna Journal of Phytomedicine

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078250/effects-of-mimosa-pudica-l-leaves-extract-on-anxiety-depression-and-memory
#1
Ganesh Patro, Subrat Kumar Bhattamisra, Bijay Kumar Mohanty
OBJECTIVE: The present study was carried out to investigate the neuropharmacological activities of ethyl acetate extract of Mimosa pudica (EAMP) leaves on anxiety, depression and memory in a mouse model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Anti-anxiety potential of EAMP was evaluated by elevated plus maze (EPM), light-dark box (LDB) and social interaction (SI) tests in mice.Anti-depressant potential of EAMP was evaluated by forced swimming (FST), tail suspension (TST), and open field tests (OFT)...
November 2016: Avicenna Journal of Phytomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078249/effects-of-urtica-dioica-supplementation-on-blood-lipids-hepatic-enzymes-and-nitric-oxide-levels-in-type-2-diabetic-patients-a-double-blind-randomized-clinical-trial
#2
Alidad Amiri Behzadi, Hamid Kalalian-Moghaddam, Amir Hossein Ahmadi
OBJECTIVE: Oxidative stress plays an important role in the development of diabetic complications including metabolic abnormality-induced diabetic micro-vascular and macro-vascular complications. Urtica dioica L. (U. dioica) has been traditionally used in Iranian medicine as an herbal remedy for hypoglycemic or due to its anti-inflammatory properties. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effects of hydro-alcoholic extract of U. dioica on blood lipids, hepatic enzymes and nitric oxide levels in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus...
November 2016: Avicenna Journal of Phytomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078248/origanum-vulgare-leaf-extract-protects-mice-bone-marrow-cells-against-ionizing-radiation
#3
Reza Ghasemnezhad Targhi, Vahid Changizi, Farhang Haddad, Mansour Homayoun, Shokouhozaman Soleymanifard
OBJECTIVE: Ionizing radiation produces free radicals which induce DNA damage and cell death. Origanum vulgare leaf extract (OVLE) is a natural compound and its capability of scavenging free radicals and its antioxidant activity have been demonstrated by many researchers. In this study, using micronucleus assay, radioprotective effect of OVLE against clastogenic and cytotoxic effect of gamma irradiation has been investigated in mice bone marrow cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS: OVLE was injected intraperitoneally to the BALB/c mice 1hr prior to gamma irradiation (3Gy) at the doses of 100 and 200 mg/kg...
November 2016: Avicenna Journal of Phytomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078247/effects-of-biebersteinia-multifida-hydro-ethanol-extract-on-proliferation-and-apoptosis-of-human-prostate-cancer-and-human-embryonic-kidney-cells
#4
Alireza Golshan, Samira Hassanzadeh, Maryam Mojdekanloo, Zahra Tayarani-Najaran
OBJECTIVE: Biebersteinia (Geraniaceae) has a history of use in traditional medicine in some countries including Iran. In the present study, cytotoxic and apoptogenic properties of hydro-ethanol extract of B. multifidi was investigated on human prostate cancer cell lines (PC3 and DU 145) and human embryonic kidney 293 (HEK293) cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Cells were cultured in RPMI-1640 medium supplemented with 10% FBS at 37ºC in a humidified atmosphere of 95% air and 5% CO2...
November 2016: Avicenna Journal of Phytomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078246/the-effects-of-crocin-insulin-and-their-co-administration-on-the-heart-function-and-pathology-in-streptozotocin-induced-diabetic-rats
#5
Amir Abbas Farshid, Esmaeal Tamaddonfard, Masoumeh Moradi-Arzeloo, Navideh Mirzakhani
OBJECTIVE: Crocin is a saffron constituent with a potent anti-oxidant activity. The present study investigated the effects of crocin and insulin treatments (alone or in combination) on cardiac function and pathology in diabetic rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Diabetes was induced by intraperitoneal (i.p.) injection of streptozotocin (STZ, 50 mg/kg). Thereafter, crocin (5, 10 and 20 mg/kg, i.p.), subcutaneous (s.c.) injection of insulin (4 IU/kg) and their combination were administered for eight weeks...
November 2016: Avicenna Journal of Phytomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078245/the-effects-of-cinnamaldehyde-and-eugenol-on-human-adipose-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-viability-growth-and-differentiation-a-cheminformatics-and-in-vitro-study
#6
Abdorrahim Absalan, Seyed Alireza Mesbah-Namin, Taki Tiraihi, Taher Taheri
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to estimate the cheminformatics and qualitative structure-activity relationship (QSAR) of cinnamaldehyde and eugenol. The effects of cinnamaldehyde and eugenol on the viability, doubling time and adipogenic or osteogenic differentiations of human adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells (hASCs) were also investigated. MATERIALS AND METHODS: QSAR and toxicity indices of cinnamaldehyde and eugenol were evaluated using cheminformatics tools including Toxtree and Toxicity Estimation Software Tool (T...
November 2016: Avicenna Journal of Phytomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078244/carvacrol-attenuates-serum-levels-of-total-protein-phospholipase-a2-and-histamine-in-asthmatic-guinea-pig
#7
Mohammad Hossein Boskabady, Sedigheh Jalali, Negin Yahyazadeh, Mostafa Boskabady
OBJECTIVE: Pharmacological effects of carvacrol such as its anti-inflammatory activities have been shows. In this study the effects of carvacrol on serum levels of total protein (TP), phospholipase A2 (PLA2) and histamine in sensitized guinea pigs was evaluated. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sensitized guinea pigs were given drinking water alone (group S), drinking water containing three concentrations of carvacrol (40, 80 and 160 µg/ml) or dexamethasone. Serum levels of TP, PLA2 and histamine were examined I all sensitized groups as well as a non-sensitized control group (n=6 for each group)...
November 2016: Avicenna Journal of Phytomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078243/ethnobotanical-knowledge-of-apiaceae-family-in-iran-a-review
#8
REVIEW
Mohammad Sadegh Amiri, Mohammad Reza Joharchi
OBJECTIVE: Apiaceae (Umbelliferae) family is one of the biggest plant families on the earth. Iran has a huge diversity of Apiaceae members. This family possesses a range of compounds that have many biological activities. The members of this family are well known as vegetables, culinary and medicinal plants. Here, we present a review of ethnobotanical uses of Apiaceae plants by the Iranian people in order to provide a comprehensive documentation for future investigations. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We checked scientific studies published in books and journals in various electronic databases (Medline, PubMed, Science Direct, Scopus and Google Scholar websites) from 1937 to 2015 and reviewed a total of 52 publications that provided information about different applications of these plant species in human and livestock...
November 2016: Avicenna Journal of Phytomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078242/saffron-omics-the-challenges-of-integrating-omic-technologies
#9
REVIEW
Sameera Sastry Panchangam, Maryam Vahedi, Mohankumar Janardhan Megha, Anuj Kumar, Kaamini Raithatha, Raithatha Suravajhala, Pratap Reddy
Saffron is one of the highly exotic spices known for traditional values and antiquity. It is used for home décor besides serving as a colorant flavor and is widely known for medicinal value. Over the last few years, saffron has garnered a lot of interest due to its anti-cancer, anti-mutagenic, anti-oxidant and immunomodulatory properties. Integration of systems biology approaches with wide applications of saffron remains a growing challenge as new techniques and methods advance. Keeping in view of the dearth of a review summarizing the omics and systems biology of saffron, we bring an outline on advancements in integrating omic technologies, the medicinal plant has seen in recent times...
November 2016: Avicenna Journal of Phytomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078241/the-effect-of-zataria-multiflora-boiss-hydroalcoholic-extract-and-fractions-in-pentylenetetrazole-induced-kindling-in-mice
#10
Ali Shamsizadeh, Farangis Fatehi, Fatemeh Arab Baniasad, Fatemeh Ayoobi, Mohammad Ebrahim Rezvani, Ali Roohbakhsh
OBJECTIVE: At present, there are many antiepileptic drugs with a wide range of side effects on the human body. It was assumed that Zataria multiflora Boiss (Z. multiflora) with sedative, anti-spasmodic and anti-inflammatory activity may be effective in the treatment of epilepsy. The aim of the present study was to elucidate the effect of Z. multiflora hydroalcoholic extract and its fraction extracts on pentylenetetrazole (PTZ)-induced chemical kindling. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this experimental study, eight separate groups of male albino mice were used...
November 2016: Avicenna Journal of Phytomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078240/effect-of-methanol-leaf-extract-of-dalbergia-saxatilis-hook-f-fabaceae-on-renal-function
#11
Fatima Ismail Hassan, Zezi Abdulkadir Umar, Danmalam Umar Habib, Yaro Abdullahi Hamza
OBJECTIVE: Dalbegia saxatilis (D.saxatilis) is used as a decoction in traditional medicine for ailments such as cough, small pox, skin lesions, bronchial ailments and toothache. This study is aimed at evaluating the toxic effect of methanol leaf extract of D.saxatilis on renal function. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Wistar rats of both sexes were divided into four groups of five: control animals (group 1) received distilled water 1 ml/kg while groups 2, 3 and 4 were given graded doses of the extract (250, 500 and 1000 mg/kg body weight, respectively) daily for 28 days...
November 2016: Avicenna Journal of Phytomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27761428/effects-of-flavonoids-from-martynia-annua-and-tephrosia-purpurea-on-cutaneous-wound-healing
#12
Santram Lodhi, Avijeet Jain, Alok Pal Jain, Rajesh Singh Pawar, Abhay Kumar Singhai
OBJECTIVE: Martynia annua L. (M. annua), (Martyniaccae) has been traditionally used in the treatment of epilepsy, sore throat and inflammatory disorders. The leaf paste is used topically on Tuberculosis of the lymphatic glands and wounds of domestic animals. Tephrosia purpurea (T. purpurea), (Fabaceae) has been used traditionally as a remedy for asthma, gonorrhea, rheumatism and ulcers. This study aimed to evaluate the potential wound healing effects of different fractions ofethanol extract of M...
September 2016: Avicenna Journal of Phytomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27761427/the-effect-of-nano-curcumin-on-hba1c-fasting-blood-glucose-and-lipid-profile-in-diabetic-subjects-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#13
Hamid Reza Rahimi, Amir Hooshang Mohammadpour, Mostafa Dastani, Mahmoud Reza Jaafari, Khalil Abnous, Majid Ghayour Mobarhan, Reza Kazemi Oskuee
OBJECTIVE: Diabetes mellitus is defined as a group of metabolic diseases characterized by hyperglycemia resulting from defects in insulin secretion, insulin action, or both or insulin resistance. Curcumin inhibits NF-κB signaling pathway. The aim of this study is evaluation of the effect of Nano-curcumin on HbA1C, fast blood glucose and lipid profile in diabetic patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seventy type-2 diabetic patients (fasting blood glucose (FBG) ≥ 126 mg/dL or 2-hr postprandial blood glucose ≥200 mg/dl) randomly receivedeither Curcumin (as nano-micelle 80 mg/day) or placebo for 3 months in a double blind randomized clinical trial...
September 2016: Avicenna Journal of Phytomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27761426/evaluation-of-acute-and-sub-acute-toxicity-of-pinus-eldarica-bark-extract-in-wistar-rats
#14
Akram Ghadirkhomi, Leila Safaeian, Behzad Zolfaghari, Mohammad Reza Agha Ghazvini, Parisa Rezaei
OBJECTIVE: Pinus eldarica (P. eldarica) is one of the most common pines in Iran which has various bioactive constituents and different uses in traditional medicine. Since there is no documented evidence for P. eldarica safety, the acute and sub-acute oral toxicities of hydroalcoholic extract of P. eldarica bark were investigated in male and female Wistar rats in this study. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In the acute study, a single dose of extract (2000 mg/kg) was orally administered and animals were monitored for 7 days...
September 2016: Avicenna Journal of Phytomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27761425/comparison-of-antiplatelet-activity-of-garlic-tablets-with-cardio-protective-dose-of-aspirin-in-healthy-volunteers-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#15
Mojtaba Shafiekhani, Pouya Faridi, Javad Kojuri, Soha Namazi
OBJECTIVE: Some of the adverse effects of aspirin including peptic ulcers, gastrointestinal bleeding and aspirin resistance compelled researchers to find a suitable alternative with fewer adverse effects. In this clinical trial, we aimed to find the effective antiplatelet dose of garlic. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This randomized controlled clinical trial (RCT) was conducted on 62 healthy volunteers of 20-50 years old. All volunteers used 80 mg aspirin per day for 1 week and at the end of this time, platelet aggregation (PA) induced by 4 agonists acting in aggregation pathway including adenosinediphosphate (20 μmol/l), epinephrine (20 μmol/l), collagen(0...
September 2016: Avicenna Journal of Phytomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27761424/teratogenic-effects-of-silymarin-on-mouse-fetuses
#16
Mahbobe Gholami, Seyed Adel Moallem, Mohammad Afshar, Sakineh Amoueian, Leila Etemad, Gholamreza Karimi
OBJECTIVE: Silybum marianum has been used for centuries in herbal medicine for treatment of liver diseases. Currently, there is no data available on the possible effects of silymarin on fetal development. This study aimed to investigate the teratogenic effect of silymarin on BALB/c mice fetuses. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 40 pregnant mice were divided into 4 groups of 10 mice each. Three groups received silymarin at three different doses of 50, 100 and 200 mg/kg/day during gestational days (GDs)...
September 2016: Avicenna Journal of Phytomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27761423/effect-of-virgin-olive-oil-versus-piroxicam-phonophoresis-on-exercise-induced-anterior-knee-pain
#17
Babak Nakhostin-Roohi, Faegheh Khoshkhahesh, Shahab Bohlooli
OBJECTIVE: The main purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of virgin olive oil phonophoresis on female athletes' anterior knee pain (AKP). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A double blinded randomized clinical trial was conducted. Ninety-three female athletes suffering from AKP voluntarily participated in this study. Patients were randomly assigned into olive oil (n=31), piroxicam (n=31) or base gel phonophoresis (n=31) groups. At the baseline visit, the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC) questionnaire was filled by subjects who were then treated with olive oil, piroxicam or pure phonophoresis for 12 sessions...
September 2016: Avicenna Journal of Phytomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27761422/estragole-and-methyl-eugenol-free-extract-of-artemisia-dracunculus-possesses-immunomodulatory-effects
#18
Seyyed Meysam Abtahi Froushani, Leila Zarei, Hadi Esmaeili Gouvarchin Ghaleh, Bahman Mansori Motlagh
OBJECTIVE: Some evidence suggests that chronic uptake of estragole and methyl-eugenol, found in the essential oil of Artemisia dracunculus (tarragon), may be associated with an increased risk of hepato-carcinogenicity. The present study was conducted to investigate the immumodulatory and anti-inflammatory potentials of estragole and methyl-eugenol free extract of tarragon. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Aqueous, hydroalcoholic, methanol and hexane extracts of dried and milled tarragon was prepared and analyzed by GC-MS...
September 2016: Avicenna Journal of Phytomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27761421/anti-oxidant-and-anti-hyperlipidemic-activity-of-hemidesmus-indicus-in-rats-fed-with-high-fat-diet
#19
Suganya Venkateshan, Vetriselvan Subramaniyan, Velmurugan Chinnasamy, Sarath Chandiran
OBJECTIVE: Dietary changes play major risk roles in oxidative stress and cardiovascular disease and modulate normal metabolic function. The present study was designed to investigate the ameliorative potential of different extracts of Hemidesmus indicus to experimental high-fat diet in wistar rats, and their possible mechanism of action. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Male wistar rats were divided into 6 groups (n=6/group) and fed with a standard diet (control), high-fat diet (HFD), high-fat diet supplemented with different extracts and positive control for 9 weeks...
September 2016: Avicenna Journal of Phytomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27761420/a-review-study-on-the-effect-of-iranian-herbal-medicines-against-in-vitro-replication-of-herpes-simplex-virus
#20
REVIEW
Mohammad-Taghi Moradi, Mahmoud Rafieian-Kopaei, Ali Karimi
OBJECTIVE: There are a number of published data indicating in vitro anti-HSV activity of some of Iranian herbal extracts with no systematic review to discuss these results. Therefore, this article was aimed to review and discuss the methods carried out and the phytochemistry and bioactivity of the extracts used and also conclusions provided in these publications. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Published articles both in English (from Medline, Science Direct, EMBASE, Scopus, Pro Quest, Google scholar, Cochrane Library) and in Persian (from SID, Iran Medex and Magiran) databases, from 1966 to October 2014 were incorporated in this review...
September 2016: Avicenna Journal of Phytomedicine
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