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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29064437/the-assessment-of-toxic-metals-in-plants-used-in-cosmetics-and-cosmetology
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Agnieszka Fischer, Barbara Brodziak-Dopierała, Krzysztof Loska, Jerzy Stojko
Heavy metals polluting the natural environment are absorbed by plants. The use of herbs as components of cosmetics may pose a health risk for humans. The aim of the study was to determine the concentrations of Pb, Cd and Hg in selected species of herbs (horsetail Equisetum arvense, nettle Urtica dioica, St. John's wort Hypericum perforatum, wormwood Artemisia absinthium, yarrow Achillea millefolium, cottonwood Solidago virgaurea) self-collected from the natural environment in two different locations, and purchased in stores on the territory of Poland...
October 24, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049364/correction-native-phytoremediation-potential-of-urtica-dioica-for-removal-of-pcbs-and-heavy-metals-can-be-improved-by-genetic-manipulations-using-constitutive-camv-35s-promoter
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Jitka Viktorova, Zuzana Jandova, Michaela Madlenakova, Petra Prouzova, Vilem Bartunek, Blanka Vrchotova, Petra Lovecka, Lucie Musilova, Tomas Macek
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0167927.].
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017944/immunological-responses-and-disease-resistance-of-rainbow-trout-oncorhynchus-mykiss-juveniles-following-dietary-administration-of-stinging-nettle-urtica-dioica
#3
Mohammad Reza Saeidi Asl, Milad Adel, Christopher Marlowe A Caipang, Mahmoud A O Dawood
The present study investigated the effects of dietary supplementation of stinging nettle (Urtica dioica) on growth performance, skin mucus, immune response and disease resistance of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) fed with diets supplemented with U. dioica at 0, 1, 2 and 3%. After 8 weeks of feeding, the addition of U. dioica at 3% level resulted in improved weight gain, specific growth rate and feed conversion ratio significantly when compared to the other groups (P < 0.05). Hematological responses including: hematocrit (Htc), hemoglobin (Hb), lymphocyte and neutrophil populations enhanced significantly in fish fed 3% of stinging nettle when measured after 4 weeks; while, total red blood cells, white blood, Htc, Hb, lymphocyte and neutrophil populations significantly increased after 8 weeks in the same group (P < 0...
October 7, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28980930/study-of-anticancer-and-antibacterial-activities-of-foeniculum-vulgare-justicia-adhatoda-and-urtica-dioica-as-natural-curatives
#4
R Batool, H Salahuddin, T Mahmood, M Ismail
High-throughput technologies, such as synthetic biology and genomics have paved new paths for discovery and utility of medicinally beneficial plants. Bioactive molecules isolated from different plants have significantly higher biological activities. The present study was done to analyze antibacterial potential of some medicinal plants against multi drug resistant (MDR) pathogens and anticancer effect against MCF-7 cell line. Methanolic and ethanolic extracts were tested for their antibacterial activity by disc diffusion method against six MDR bacterial strains and for cytotoxicity evaluation by MTT assay...
September 30, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28976884/accumulation-of-heavy-metals-from-soil-in-medicinal-plants
#5
Nina Kočevar Glavač, Svetlana Djogo, Slavica Ražić, Samo Kreft, Marjan Veber
Medicinal plants accumulate heavy metals from contaminated soil, and their consumption can cause poisoning. Our objective was to determine the levels of Pb, Cd, Zn, Cu, Fe, and Mn in four medicinal plant species (Achillea millefolium, Hypericum perforatum, Plantago lanceolata, and Urtica dioica) and their native soil, all sampled at a former smelter. The highest soil Cd, Pb, and Zn levels surpassed the maximum allowed limit 75-fold, 48-fold, and 14-fold, respectively. Their soil levels correlated with those in the plants, but this was not the case with Cu, Fe, and Mn...
September 26, 2017: Arhiv za Higijenu Rada i Toksikologiju
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975089/traditional-uses-of-medicinal-plants-to-prevent-and-treat-diabetes-an-updated-review-of-ethnobotanical-studies-in-iran
#6
REVIEW
Majid Asadi-Samani, Mohammad-Taghi Moradi, Leila Mahmoodnia, Shahla Alaei, Fatemeh Asadi-Samani, Tahra Luther
BACKGROUND: Obesity and physical inactivity are currently on the rise due to industrialization of the communities, which has recently led to increased incidence of different diseases such as diabetes. Epidemiological studies and figures have demonstrated the growing incidence of diabetes. Relevantly, the side effects of chemical drugs have led patients to use medicinal plants and traditional approaches despite advances in development of chemical drugs. The aim of this review article is to report the medicinal plants and their traditional uses to prevent and treat diabetes according to the findings of ethnobotanical studies conducted in different regions of Iran...
July 2017: Journal of Nephropathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28960556/incidence-of-pyrrolizidine-alkaloids-in-herbal-medicines-from-german-retail-markets-risk-assessments-and-implications-to-consumers
#7
Emmanuel Letsyo, Gerold Jerz, Peter Winterhalter, Rainer Lindigkeit, Till Beuerle
The occurrence of potentially toxic pyrrolizidine alkaloids (PAs) in herbal medicines (HMs) is currently intensely being discussed in Europe. Pyrrolizidine alkaloids, particularly the 1,2-unsaturated PAs, are undesired compounds in HMs due to their potential hepatotoxic and carcinogenic properties. In this study, 98 widely patronized HMs from six popular German retail supermarkets/drugstores, as well as from pharmacies, were analyzed by high-performance liquid chromatography-electrospray ionization-tandem mass spectrometry for the presence of PAs...
September 28, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843876/2d-ftir-correlation-spectroscopy-and-epr-analysis-of-urtica-dioica-leaves-from-areas-of-different-environmental-pollution
#8
Paulina Moskal, Aleksandra Wesełucha-Birczyńska, Maria Łabanowska, Magdalena Kurdziel, Maria Filek
Leaves of Urtica dioica collected from two areas of different environmental pollution were analysed by fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) and electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectroscopy. Analysis of FTIR spectra allows to describe main component of plant like proteins, lipids and carbohydrates. Although the FTIR spectra of plants from these two geographical locations of different environmental pollution appear to be relatively similar, 2D correlation shows completely different patterns. Synchronous and asynchronous correlation maps showed sequences of changes occurring during development of plant, manly in Amide I and Amide II, lignin, lipids and cellulose...
August 14, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28839937/proteomic-and-transcriptomic-analyses-to-explain-the-pleiotropic-effects-of-ankaferd-blood-stopper
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REVIEW
Cem Simsek, Sebnem Selek, Meltem Koca, Ibrahim Celal Haznedaroglu
Ankaferd blood stopper is a standardized mixture of the plants Thymus vulgaris, Glycyrrhiza glabra, Vitis vinifera, Alpinia officinarum, and Urtica dioica and has been used as a topical hemostatic agent and with its clinical application established in randomized controlled trials and case reports. Ankaferd has been successfully used in gastrointestinal endobronchial mucosal and cutaneous bleedings and also in abdominal, thoracic, dental and oropharyngeal, and pelvic surgeries. Ankaferd's hemostatic action is thought to form a protein complex with coagulation factors that facilitate adhesion of blood components...
2017: SAGE Open Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732760/rutin-alleviates-chronic-unpredictable-stress-induced-behavioral-alterations-and-hippocampal-damage-in-mice
#10
Arun Parashar, Vineet Mehta, Malairaman Udayabanu
Chronic stress results in neurological complications like depression, cognitive dysfunction, and anxiety disorders. In our previous study, we observed that Urtica dioica leaf extract attenuated chronic stress-induced complications. Further, we observed that Urtica dioica contained a great amount of the flavonoid rutin in it. Hence, we aimed to evaluate the effect of rutin on 21days chronic unpredictable stress (CUS) mouse model. CUS led to a decline in locomotion & muscle coordination abilities, cognitive deficits, anxiety, and depression...
July 18, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656084/synergism-effects-of-pioglitazone-and-urtica-dioica-extract-in-streptozotocin-induced-nephropathy-via-attenuation-of-oxidative-stress
#11
Mohammad Shokrzadeh, Sara Sadat-Hosseini, Marjan Fallah, Fatemeh Shaki
OBJECTIVES: Hyperglycemia promotes oxidative stress that plays a crucial role in the pathogenesis of Diabetic nephropathy (DN). In this study, we investigated the synergism effects of hydroalcoholic extract of Urtica dioica and pioglitazone (PIO) on the prevention of DN in streptozotocin induced-diabetic mice. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty-two mice were divided into six groups as follows: non-diabetic control group, DMSO group (as solvent), diabetic group and four treatment groups which received U...
May 2017: Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655702/antioxidant-and-wound-healing-potential-of-saponins-extracted-from-the-leaves-of-algerian-urtica-dioica-l
#12
Laoufi Razika, Affif Chaouche Thanina, Chebouti-Meziou Nadjiba, Benhabyles Narimen, Dahmani Mohamed Mahdi, Arab Karim
The Nettle is a herbaceous and vivace plant of Asian origin. It is integrated in several areas especially alimentary, agricultural, industrial and medicinal. The aim of this work is to demonstrate through pharmacological tests a possible antioxidant and wound healing effect of crude saponins of the leaves of Urtica dioica L. The extraction method is based on the degree of solubility of saponins in organic solvents. The antioxidant activity of the leaves extracts was evaluated by the diphenyl-picryl-hydrazyl test (DPPH)...
May 2017: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628833/urtica-dioica-extract-suppresses-mir-21-and-metastasis-related-genes-in-breast-cancer
#13
Behzad Mansoori, Ali Mohammadi, Shahriar Hashemzadeh, Solmaz Shirjang, Ali Baradaran, Milad Asadi, Mohammad Amin Doustvandi, Behzad Baradaran
BACKGROUND: Breast cancer has a high prevalence among women worldwide. Tumor invasion and metastasis still remains an open issue that causes most of the therapeutic failures and remains the prime cause of patient mortality. Hence, there is an unmet need to develop the most effective therapeutic approach with the lowest side effects and highest cytotoxicity that will effectively arrest or eradicate metastasis. METHODS: An MTT assay and scratch test were used to assess the cytotoxicity and migration effects of Urtica dioica on the breast cancer cells...
September 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614869/a-rosa-canina-urtica-dioica-harpagophytum-procumbens-zeyheri-combination-significantly-reduces-gonarthritis-symptoms-in-a-randomized-placebo-controlled-double-blind-study
#14
Margret Moré, Joerg Gruenwald, Ute Pohl, Ralf Uebelhack
The special formulation MA212 (Rosaxan) is composed of rosehip (Rosa canina L.) puree/juice concentrate, nettle (Urtica dioica L.) leaf extract, and devil's claw (Harpagophytum procumbens DC. ex Meisn. or Harpagophytum zeyheri Decne.) root extract and also supplies vitamin D. It is a food for special medical purposes ([EU] No 609/2013) for the dietary management of pain in patients with gonarthritis.This 12-week randomized, placebo-controlled double-blind parallel-design study aimed to investigate the efficacy and safety of MA212 versus placebo in patients with gonarthritis...
June 14, 2017: Planta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573249/herbal-product-use-by-the-cancer-patients-in-both-the-pre-and-post-surgery-periods-and-during-chemotherapy
#15
Sema Koçaşlı, Zehra Demircan
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate of the use of herbal products in patients in both pre- and post- surgery periods and during chemotherapy, and to determine the factors behind it. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study was conducted as a descriptive study with 281 patients in 4 centers. The data of the study were collected by using a survey form prepared by the researcher, depending on literature and interview with the participants face-to-face. RESULTS: While the average age of the patients involved in the study is 49...
2017: African Journal of Traditional, Complementary, and Alternative Medicines: AJTCAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544187/chemical-composition-and-immuno-modulatory-effects-of-urtica-dioica-l-stinging-nettle-extracts
#16
Marina Francišković, Raquel Gonzalez-Pérez, Dejan Orčić, Fermín Sánchez de Medina, Olga Martínez-Augustin, Emilija Svirčev, Nataša Simin, Neda Mimica-Dukić
The purpose of this work was to determine the chemical profile of stinging nettle and to provide an insight into the mechanisms by which it ameliorates the immune response. Qualitative and quantitative liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry analyses indicated that phenolic acids (5-O-caffeoylquinic acid as dominant) and flavonol glycosides (rutin, isoquercitrin, and kaempferol 3-O-glucoside) are present in the aerial parts, while lignans (secoisolariciresinol, 9,9'-bisacetyl-neo-olivil and their glucosides) were detected in the root...
August 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501502/urtica-dioica-extract-inhibits-proliferation-and-induces-apoptosis-and-related-gene-expression-of-breast-cancer-cells-in%C3%A2-vitro-and-in%C3%A2-vivo
#17
Ali Mohammadi, Behzad Mansoori, Pooneh Chokhachi Baradaran, Vahid Khaze, Mahyar Aghapour, Mehrdad Farhadi, Behzad Baradaran
INTRODUCTION: Currently, because the prevalence of breast cancer and its consequent mortality has increased enormously in the female population, a number of studies have been designed to identify natural products with special antitumor properties. The main purpose of the present study was to determine the effect of Urtica dioica on triggering apoptosis and diminishing growth, size, and weight of the tumor in an allograft model of BALB/c mice. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In the present study, a BALB/c mouse model of breast cancer (4T1) was used...
October 2017: Clinical Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436684/serenoa-repens-for-lower-urinary-tract-symptoms-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia-current-evidence-and-its-clinical-implications-in-naturopathic-medicine
#18
REVIEW
Soo Liang Ooi, Sok Cheon Pak
OBJECTIVES: Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) commonly affects men above 40 years old. The progression of BPH is often accompanied with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) that can significantly affect the quality of life of the patients. Serenoa repens (saw palmetto) is a popular herbal remedy indicated for LUTS/BPH. We reviewed the current research on the efficacy of S. repens on LUTS/BPH as a monotherapy as well as combination therapies. DESIGN: Non-systematic searches were performed in PubMed for human studies and systematic reviews on the topic...
August 2017: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385108/urtica-dioica-attenuates-ovalbumin-induced-inflammation-and-lipid-peroxidation-of-lung-tissues-in-rat-asthma-model
#19
Hanene Zemmouri, Omar Sekiou, Sonda Ammar, Abdelfattah El Feki, Mohamed Bouaziz, Mahfoud Messarah, Amel Boumendjel
CONTEXT: To find bioactive medicinal herbs exerting anti-asthmatic activity, we investigated the effect of an aqueous extract of Urtica dioica L. (Urticaceae) leaves (UD), the closest extract to the Algerian traditional use. OBJECTIVE: In this study, we investigated the in vivo anti-asthmatic and antioxidant activities of nettle extract. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Adult male Wistar rats were divided into four groups: Group I: negative control; group II: Ovalbumin sensitized/challenged rats (positive control); group III: received UD extract (1...
December 2017: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375121/antioxidant-activity-and-nutritional-assessment-of-under-utilized-medicinal-plants
#20
Anwar Ali Shad, Jehan Bakht, Hamid Ullah Shah, Yosuaf Hayat
The present study investigates the nutritive and anti-nutritive composition of six species (Allium porrum, Amaranthus spinosis, Apium graveolens, Caralluma edulis, Chenopodium album, Urtica dioica). The studied species contained considerable amount of crude protein (4.53-11.41%), crude fat (1.25-3.74%), vitamin C (7.85-28.09mg 100(-1) g) and β-Carotene (18.29-169.33mg 100(-1)g). The mineral profile of Chenopodium album is considered as potential source of Zn (14.51±1.14mg 100-1g), Mn (67.71±0.85mg 100(-1)g), Se (8...
November 2016: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
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