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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209447/topical-aqueous-extract-of-ephedra-alata-can-improve-wound-healing-in-an-animal-model
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Naim Kittana, Hanood Abu-Rass, Ruba Sabra, Lama Manasra, Hadeel Hanany, Nidal Jaradat, Fatima Hussein, Abdel Naser Zaid
PURPOSE: Ephedra alata (E. alata) is perennial tough shrub plant that grows in Palestine and other regions. It is used often in folk's medicine for the treatment of various diseases. In this project, E. alata extract was tested for its ability to improve wound and burn healing. METHODS: An aqueous extract of E. alata was prepared and underwent several phytochemical analyses for the presence of the major classes of phytochemical compounds. After that, a polyethylene glycol-based ointment containing the extract of E...
January 20, 2017: Chinese Journal of Traumatology, Zhonghua Chuang Shang za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207861/in-vitro-anti-herpes-simplex-virus-2-activity-of-salvia-desoleana-atzei-v-picci-essential-oil
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Valeria Cagno, Barbara Sgorbini, Cinzia Sanna, Cecilia Cagliero, Mauro Ballero, Andrea Civra, Manuela Donalisio, Carlo Bicchi, David Lembo, Patrizia Rubiolo
Salvia desoleana Atzei & V. Picci is an indigenous species in Sardinia island used in folk medicine to treat menstrual, digestive and central nervous system diseases. Nowadays, it is widely cultivated for the pleasant smell of its essential oil (EO), whose antimicrobial and antifungal activities have already been screened. This study evaluated the in vitro anti-Herpes Simplex Virus-2 (HSV-2) activity of S. desoleana EO, fractions and main components: linalyl acetate, alpha terpinyl acetate, and germacrene D...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199188/trigonella-seed-extract-ameliorates-inflammation-via-regulation-of-the-inflammasome-adaptor-protein-asc
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Nidhi Sharma, Samyuktha Suresh, Ananya Debnath, Sushmita Jha
Trigonella foenum-graecum (fenugreek) is an important medicinal plant, well known for its anti-inflammatory properties. However, the underlying cellular and molecular mechanisms of its action remain largely unknown. The apoptosis associated speck like protein containing a caspase recruitment domain (CARD) (ASC) is central to inflammatory and cell death pathways in innate and adaptive immunity. Here, we show that fenugreek seed extract provides cytoprotection to bacterial lipopolysaccharide (LPS) inflammed and nanosilica-treated fibroblasts via a reactive oxygen species independent pathway...
March 1, 2017: Frontiers in Bioscience (Elite Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198202/clinacanthus-nutans-a-review-on-ethnomedicinal-uses-chemical-constituents-and-pharmacological-properties
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Ihsan N Zulkipli, Rajan Rajabalaya, Adi Idris, Nurul Atiqah Sulaiman, Sheba R David
CONTEXT: Medicinal plants have attracted global attention for their hidden therapeutic potential. Clinacanthus nutans (Burm.f) Lindau (Acanthaceae) (CN) is endemic in Southeast Asia. CN contains phytochemicals common to medicinal plants, such as flavonoids. Traditionally, CN has been used for a broad range of human ailments including snake bites and cancer. OBJECTIVES: This article compiles the ethnomedicinal uses of CN and its phytochemistry, and thus provides a phytochemical library of CN...
December 2017: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194226/cheminformatics-studies-to-analyze-the-therapeutic-potential-of-phytochemicals-from-rhazya-stricta
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Abdullah Y Obaid, Sreedhara Voleti, Roop Singh Bora, Nahid H Hajrah, Abdulkader M Shaikh Omer, Jamal S M Sabir, Kulvinder Singh Saini
Rhazya stricta is a unique medicinal plant source for many indole alkaloids, non-alkaloids, flavonoids, triterpenes and other unknown molecules with tremendous potential for therapeutic applications against many diseases. In the present article, we generated computational data on predictive properties and activity across two key therapeutic areas of cancer and obesity, and corresponding cheminformatics studies were carried out to examine druggable properties of these alkaloids. Computed physiochemical properties of the 78 indole alkaloids from R...
2017: Chemistry Central Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194218/brazilian-amazon-traditional-medicine-and-the-treatment-of-difficult-to-heal-leishmaniasis-wounds-with-copaifera
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REVIEW
Kelly Cristina Oliveira de Albuquerque, Andreza do Socorro Silva da Veiga, João Victor da Silva E Silva, Heliton Patrick Cordovil Brigido, Erica Patrícia Dos Reis Ferreira, Erica Vanessa Souza Costa, Andrey Moacir do Rosário Marinho, Sandro Percário, Maria Fâni Dolabela
The present study describes the use of the traditional species Copaifera for treating wounds, such as ulcers scarring and antileishmanial wounds. It also relates phytochemical studies, evaluation of the leishmanicidal activity, and toxicity. The species of Copaifera with a higher incidence in the Amazon region are Copaifera officinalis, Copaifera reticulata, Copaifera multijuga Hayne. The copaiba oil is used in the Amazon's traditional medicine, especially as anti-inflammatory ingredient, in ulcers healing, and in scarring and for leishmaniasis...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192882/ethyl-acetate-fraction-of-pteris-vittata-l-alleviates-2-acetylaminofluorene-induced-hepatic-alterations-in-male-wistar-rats
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Paramjeet Kaur, Manish Kumar, Amrit Pal Singh, Satwinderjeet Kaur
Pteris vittata L. commonly called 'Brake Fern' possesses some interesting medicinal properties but its chemopreventive potential largely remains unexplored. Therefore, this study was designed to explore the chemopreventive efficacy of P. vittata L. ethyl acetate fraction (PVEA) against 2-acetylaminofluorene (2-AAF) induced liver toxicity in Wistar rats. Antioxidant activity of PVEA was evaluated using various in vitro antioxidant assays. The protective effects of PVEA were evaluated against 2-acetylaminofluorene (2-AAF) induced hepatic damage in Wistar rats...
February 8, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192466/descriptive-study-of-plant-resources-in-the-context-of-the-ethnomedicinal-relevance-of-indigenous-flora-a-case-study-from-toli-peer-national-park-azad-jammu-and-kashmir-pakistan
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Muhammad Shoaib Amjad, Mirza Faisal Qaeem, Israr Ahmad, Sami Ullah Khan, Sunbal Khalil Chaudhari, Nafeesa Zahid Malik, Humaira Shaheen, Arshad Mehmood Khan
BACKGROUND: This paper presents the first quantitative ethnobotanical study of the flora in Toli Peer National Park of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan. Being a remote area, there is a strong dependence by local people on ethnobotanical practices. Thus, we attempted to record the folk uses of the native plants of the area with a view to acknowledging and documenting the ethnobotanical knowledge. The aims of the study were to compile an inventory of the medicinal plants in the study area and to record the methods by which herbal drugs were prepared and administered...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191023/major-phytochemical-as-%C3%AE-sitosterol-disclosing-and-toxicity-testing-in-lagerstroemia-species
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Prapaparn Sirikhansaeng, Tawatchai Tanee, Runglawan Sudmoon, Arunrat Chaveerach
Medicinal plants in genus Lagerstroemia were investigated for phytochemical contents by GC-MS and HPLC with ethanol and hexane extracts and their toxicity MTT and comet assay on human peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs). γ-Sitosterol is the major component found in all species at 14.70-34.44%. All of the extracts, except for L. speciosa ethanol extract, showed high percentages of cell viability. The IC50 value, 0.24 mg/mL, of ethanol L. speciosa extract predicted an LD50 of 811.78 mg/kg, which belongs to WHO Class III of toxic chemicals...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190465/butein-in-health-and-disease-a-comprehensive-review
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REVIEW
Ganesan Padmavathi, Nand Kishor Roy, Devivasha Bordoloi, Frank Arfuso, Srishti Mishra, Gautam Sethi, Anupam Bishayee, Ajaikumar B Kunnumakkara
BACKGROUND: The risk of suffering from many chronic diseases seems to have made no improvement despite the advancement in medications available in the modern world. Moreover, the use of synthetic chemicals as medications has proved to worsen the scenario due to the various adverse side effects associated with them. PURPOSE: Extensive research on natural medicines provides ample evidence on the safety and efficacy of phytochemicals and nutraceuticals against diverse chronic ailments...
February 15, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179115/chemical-composition-of-the-essential-oils-and-extracts-of-achillea-species-and-their-biological-activities-a-review
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REVIEW
Majid Mohammadhosseini, Satyajit D Sarker, Abolfazl Akbarzadeh
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: The Asteraceae (alt. Compositae) family incorporates a large number of flowering plants, which have been classified under ca. 1600 genera covering more than 23,000 species. The genus Achillea is one of the best-known genera of this family. The Achillea species are important for their uses in the chemical and pharmaceutical purposes, and traditional and folk medicines. From ethnobotanical point of view, they heve been recommended as effective tonic, sedative, diuretic and carminative remedies and extensively prescribed for the treatment of stomachache, inflammation, gastrointestinal, hemorrhoid, hay fever, and wound healing in indigenous medicines...
February 5, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178952/study-of-phytochemical-anti-microbial-anti-oxidant-and-anti-cancer-properties-of-allium-wallichii
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Jaya Bhandari, BushraTaj Muhammad, Pratiksha Thapa, Bhupal Govinda Shrestha
BACKGROUND: There is growing interest in the use of plants for the treatment and prevention of cancer. Medicinal plants are currently being evaluated as source of promising anticancer agents. In this paper, we have investigated the anticancer potential of plant Allium wallichii, a plant native to Nepal and growing at elevations of 2300-4800 m. This is the first study of its kind for the plant mentioned. METHODS: The dried plant was extracted in aqueous ethanol. Phytochemical screening, anti-microbial assay, anti-oxidant assay, cytotoxicity assay and the flow-cytometric analysis were done for analyzing different phytochemicals present, anti-microbial activity, anti-oxidant activity and anti-cancer properties of Allium wallichii...
February 8, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178618/medicinal-plants-and-their-isolated-compounds-showing-anti-trichomonas-vaginalis-activity
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REVIEW
Mozhgan Mehriardestani, Atousa Aliahmadi, Tayebeh Toliat, Roja Rahimi
Trichomonas vaginalis is a major of non-viral sexually-transmitted infection and an important cause of serious obstetrical and gynecological complications. Treatment options for trichomoniasis are limited to nitroimidazole compounds. The increasing resistance and allergic reactions to nitroimidazole and recurrent trichomoniasis make it essential to identify and develop new drugs against trichomoniasis. Medicinal plants are an important source for discovery of new medications. This review discusses the anti-trichomonas effects of medicinal plants and their chemical constituents to find better options against this pathogenic protozoon...
February 5, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176198/constituents-of-leaves-from-bauhinia-curvula-benth-exert-gastroprotective-activity-in-rodents-role-of-quercitrin-and-kaempferol
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Ana Paula Beber, Priscila de Souza, Thaise Boeing, Lincon Bordignon Somensi, Luísa Nathália Bolda Mariano, Benhur Judah Cury, Ligia Moura Burci, Cristiane Bezerra da Silva, Euclésio Simionatto, Sérgio Faloni de Andrade, Luísa Mota da Silva
The Bauhinia genus is known as "Pata-de-Vaca" and a wide variety of these species are used in Brazilian folk medicine due to their gastroprotective properties. This study aimed to investigate the antiulcer efficacy of the hydroalcoholic extract from B. curvula (HEBC) leaves, as well as its semi-purified fraction (SPFr) and the contribution of their phytochemicals constituents for this effect. For that, ethanol 60%/HCl 0.3 M- and indomethacin-induced gastric ulcer were performed in rodents. Gastric ulcerated tissues were processed for histological, histochemical and biochemical analysis...
February 7, 2017: Inflammopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174564/commiphora-leptophloeos-phytochemical-and-antimicrobial-characterization
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Jorge J de Souza Pereira, Aline de P C Pereira, Jannyson J B Jandú, Josinete A da Paz, Sergio Crovella, Maria T Dos Santos Correia, Jaqueline de Azevêdo Silva
Commiphora leptophloeos is a plant specie usually known for its medicinal purposes in local communities in Northeast Brazil. In order to evaluate its therapeutic potential, we aimed to determine the phytochemical and antimicrobial properties of C. leptophloeos extracts. Thin Layer Chromatography (TLC) was able to detect the presence of phenolic compounds, flavonoids and reducing sugars. Three phenolic compounds were identified by HPLC and described as Gallic, Chlorogenic and Protocatechuic acids. On the other hand, H(1)NMR analysis revealed the presence of hinokinin, a bioactive lignan further characterized in the present work...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163968/antioxidant-activity-phenolic-flavonoid-content-and-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-profiling-of-three-different-variants-of-syzygium-cumini-seeds-a-comparative-study
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Syama Hari Priya, Nisha Prakasan, Jayamurthy Purushothaman
BACKGROUND: The medicinally important phytochemicals present in Syzygium cumini seeds probably accounts for its wide use in traditional systems of medicines in India, like Ayurveda, Unani, and Siddha. AIM: The aim of the study was to determine the antioxidant potential of three different geographical variants of S. cumini seeds and to compare the phenolic profiling to know the effect of geographical variation in phenolic composition. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Total phenolic and flavonoid content of S...
January 2017: Journal of Intercultural Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163967/pregnancy-detecting-plants-used-in-remo-and-ijebu-areas-of-ogun-state-nigeria
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Adediwura Fred-Jaiyesimi, Jolaade Taiwo
AIM/BACKGROUND: Plants and plants extracts are employed in cultures for religious purposes, as beauty therapies, in the detection and management/treatment of diseases. MATERIALS AND METHODOLOGY: In this study, an ethnobotanical studies of plants used in detecting pregnancy in Ijebu and Remo areas of Ogun State were carried out using semi-structured to obtain demographic data, local names of plants, the morphological parts used. Furthermore, a phytochemical analysis of two of the identified plants was performed...
January 2017: Journal of Intercultural Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163117/promising-anticancer-activities-of-j-simplex-in-cellular-and-animal-models
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Litty Joseph, Jessil Mathew Aranjani, Sreedhara Ranganath Pai, K K Srinivasan
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Justicia simplex D. Don belonging to the family of Acanthaceae has been traditionally used for treatment of rheumatism, inflammation, bronchitis. The plant is traditionally considered as anti-cancer medicine and used by healers of Karnataka to treat various types of cancers (Corrêa and Alcântara, 2012). AIM OF THE STUDY: The present study is aimed at elucidating the cytotoxic activity of various extracts of Justicia simplex D. Don, isolation of active constituents and assessing the role in growth inhibition and angiogenesis both in vitro and in vivo...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162105/molecular-insights-into-cancer-therapeutic-effects-of-the-dietary-medicinal-phytochemical-withaferin-a
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Chandra Sekhar Chirumamilla, Claudina Pérez-Novo, Xaveer Van Ostade, Wim Vanden Berghe
Despite the worldwide research efforts to combat cancer, it remains a leading cause of death. Although various specific kinase inhibitors already have been approved for clinical cancer treatment, occurrence of intrinsic or acquired resistance and intermittent response over longer periods limits long-term success of single kinase-targeted therapies. In this respect, there is a renewed interest in polypharmaceutical natural compounds, which simultaneously target various hyperactivated kinases involved in tumour-inflammation, angiogenesis, cell survival, proliferation, metastasis and angiogenesis...
February 6, 2017: Proceedings of the Nutrition Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161640/gastrodin-inhibits-osteoclastogenesis-via-down-regulating-the-nfatc1-signaling-pathway-and-stimulates-osseointegration-in-vitro
#20
Feng Zhou, Yi Shen, Bo Liu, Xia Chen, Lu Wan, Dan Peng
Bone is a rigid yet dynamic organ, and this dynamism is mediated by the delicate balance between osteoclastic bone resorption and osteoblastic bone formation. However, excessive activation of osteoclasts is responsible for many bone diseases such as osteoporosis, Paget disease, and tumor bone metastasis. Agents that could inhibit osteoclast formation or function are regarded as promising alternatives to treat osteoclast-related diseases. Recently, traditional Chinese medicine has attracted attention because of its multiple activities in bone metabolism...
February 1, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
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