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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620726/determination-of-the-cadmium-chromium-nickel-and-lead-ions-relays-in-selected-polish-medicinal-plants-and-their-infusion
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Janusz Mirosławski, Andrzej Paukszto
Concentration of Cd, Cr, Ni, and Pb were determined in peppermint leaves (Folium Menthae piperitae), chamomile blossom (Anthodium Chamomillae), and their infusions by atomic absorption spectrometry (AAS) after microwave digestion of plants samples. Peppermint and chamomile preparations by five different producers were purchased at various pharmacies in Poland. Infusions were made from herbs according to prescription for patients, provided by the producer of medicine on the package. Results show that in exam of medicinal plants the content of cadmium exceeds World Health Organization (WHO) standards...
June 15, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608235/ferulic-acid-supplementation-for-management-of-depression-in-epilepsy
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Tanveer Singh, Taranjot Kaur, Rajesh Kumar Goel
Neuroinflammation driven altered neurochemical milieu have been reported to play a significant role in pathogenesis of comorbid depression in epilepsy. Most of the antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) such as levetiracetam, taigabine, topiramate have not been reported any significant effect in alleviating neuroinflammation, which may explain their ineffectiveness in ameliorating depression associated with epilepsy. The supplementation of antidepressants (ADs) attracts various pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic interactions with AEDs and was considered unsafe in epilepsy...
June 12, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567065/the-psychoneuroendocrine-immunotherapy-of-cancer-historical-evolution-and-clinical-results
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REVIEW
Paolo Lissoni, Giusy Messina, Arianna Lissoni, Rovelli Franco
The prognosis of the neoplastic diseases depends not only on the biogenetic characteristics of cancer cells but also on the immunological response of patients, which may influence the biological features of cancer cells themselves as well as the angiogenic processes. Moreover, the immune system in vivo is under a physiological psychoneuroendocrine (PNE) regulation, mainly mediated by the brain opioid system and the pineal gland. In more detail, the anticancer immunity is stimulated by the pineal hormone melatonin (MLT) and inhibited by the opioid system, namely, through a mu-opioid receptor...
2017: Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: the Official Journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559960/medicinal-plants-for-the-treatment-of-obesity-ethnopharmacological-approach-and-chemical-and-biological-studies
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REVIEW
Luciano Mamede de Freitas Junior, Eduardo B de Almeida
Obesity is a global epidemic that has shown a steady increase in morbimortality indicators; it is considered a social problem and entails serious health risks. One of the alternatives in the treatment of obesity is the traditional use of medicinal plants, which supports the research and development of obesity phytotherapy. In this article, we provide information about ethnopharmacological species used to treat obesity, through an electronic search of the periodical databases Web of Science, Scopus, PubMed and Scielo, considering the period 1996-2015 and using the descriptors "plants for obesity", "ethnopharmacology for obesity" and "anti-obesity plants" in both Portuguese and English...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546801/the-safety-and-tolerance-of-phytotherapies-in-menopausal-medicine-a-review-of-the-literature
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Piotr Czuczwar, Tomasz Paszkowski, Marek Lisiecki, Sławomir Woźniak, Anna Stępniak
Phytoestrogens are polyphenol, non-steroidal substances of plant origin, resembling 17β-estradiol in structure. These substances can act as either agonists or antagonists of oestrogen receptors α and β. Phytoestrogens are widely used to alleviate menopausal symptoms, such as hot flushes and night sweats. Most of the currently available products of plant origin registered to soften climacteric symptoms consist of extracts obtained from soy, red clover, or black cohosh. Non-hormonal phytotherapy is a new alternative for patients suffering from menopausal symptoms...
March 2017: Przeglad Menopauzalny, Menopause Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544038/supplementation-with-herbal-extracts-to-promote-behavioral-and-neuroprotective-effects-in-experimental-models-of-parkinson-s-disease-a-systematic-review
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Ianara Mendonça da Costa, José Rodolfo Lopes de Paiva Cavalcanti, Dinalva Brito de Queiroz, Eduardo Pereira de Azevedo, Amália Cinthia Meneses do Rêgo, Irami Araújo Filho, Paulo Parente, Marco Antônio Botelho, Fausto Pierdoná Guzen
Parkinson's disease (PD) consists of a neurodegenerative pathology that has received a considerable amount of attention because of its clinical manifestations. The most common treatment consists of administering the drugs levodopa and biperiden, which reduce the effectiveness of the disease and the progress of its symptoms. However, phytotherapy treatment of PD has shown great potential in retarding the loss of dopaminergic neurons and minimizing the behavioral abnormalities. The aim of this study is to systematically review the use of supplemental herbal plants with cellular protective effect and behavioral activity in in vivo and in vitro experimental models...
May 22, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515748/effects-of-propolis-on-warfarin-efficacy
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Esin Akbay, Çiğdem Özenirler, Ömür Gençay Çelemli, Ahmet Baris Durukan, Mehmet Ali Onur, Kadriye Sorkun
INTRODUCTION: Warfarin is commonly used to avoid thromboembolism, predominantly for cardiovascular pathologies. However, the consumption of several herbal products is not permitted during its use due to the associated interactions. Propolis is a popular phytotherapy product made by honey bees. The use of propolis has been dramatically increasing in recent times. AIM: To evaluate the possible interactions between propolis and warfarin in a mouse model with determination of the international normalized ratio (INR) values...
March 2017: Kardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia Polska, Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514737/integration-of-phytochemicals-and-phytotherapy-into-cancer-precision-medicine
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REVIEW
Thomas Efferth, Mohamed E M Saeed, Elhaj Mirghani, Awadh Alim, Zahir Yassin, Elfatih Saeed, Hassan E Khalid, Salah Daak
Concepts of individualized therapy in the 1970s and 1980s attempted to develop predictive in vitro tests for individual drug responsiveness without reaching clinical routine. Precision medicine attempts to device novel individual cancer therapy strategies. Using bioinformatics, relevant knowledge is extracted from huge data amounts. However, tumor heterogeneity challenges chemotherapy due to genetically and phenotypically different cell subpopulations, which may lead to refractory tumors. Natural products always served as vital resources for cancer therapy (e...
April 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511473/phytotherapy-with-hordeum-vulgare-a-randomized-controlled-trial-on-infants-with-jaundice
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Gholamreza Panahandeh, Abolfazl Khoshdel, Morteza Sedehi, Azam Aliakbari
INTRODUCTION: Jaundice is one of the most common causes of admission to hospital in newborns which is often associated with several complications. AIM: The present study was conducted to evaluate the effect of H. vulgare in reducing jaundice. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this double-blind, randomized controlled trials 70 term infants hospitalized due to jaundice in 2014 were enrolled. Control group was treated with full-time phototherapy alone using LED except when the infants were breastfed and case group with phototherapy, as per the protocol in the control group, along with and topical H...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508427/evaluation-of-benefit-and-tolerability-of-iqp-cl-101-xanthofen-in-the-symptomatic-improvement-of-irritable-bowel-syndrome-a-double-blinded-randomised-placebo-controlled-clinical-trial
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Felix Alt, Pee-Win Chong, Emily Teng, Ralf Uebelhack
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a functional bowel disorder of unknown aetiology. There is currently no known cure, and pharmacological interventions are usually targeting symptomatic relief, where natural and herbal remedies also play a role. This study aimed to evaluate the benefit and tolerability of IQP-CL-101 in symptomatic IBS relief. A double-blinded, randomised, placebo-controlled trial was conducted over 8 weeks. A total of 99 subjects fulfilling ROME-III criteria for IBS were randomised into two groups, given either two IQP-CL-101 softgels or matching placebo twice daily before main meals...
May 16, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501226/phytotherapy-an-introduction-to-herbal-medicine
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REVIEW
Charles C Falzon, Anna Balabanova
Herbal medications are commonly used in all medical settings, making it essential for primary care providers to learn about the products being used and resources they can access for continuing education. Understanding how herbal medicines are sourced, processed, and standardized can help providers guide patients who are trying to choose the most clinically effective and affordable treatments. Multiple herbs are often combined and sold as proprietary blends, which can increase the risk of allergies, adverse reactions, or cross-reactivity with other pharmaceuticals and supplements...
June 2017: Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478807/aqueous-extract-from-orthosiphon-stamineus-leaves-prevents-bladder-and-kidney-infection-in-mice
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S Sarshar, S Brandt, M R Asadi Karam, M Habibi, S Bouzari, M Lechtenberg, U Dobrindt, X Qin, F M Goycoolea, A Hensel
BACKGROUND: Extracts from the leaves of Orthosiphon stamineus are used in phytotherapy for treatment of uncomplicated urinary tract infections. PURPOSES: Evaluation of an aqueous extract against infection with uropathogenic Escherichia coli in vivo; investigation of underlying microbiological mechanisms. STUDY DESIGN: In vivo studies in mice and in vitro investigations on cytotoxicity, antiadhesive potential, influence on bacterial gene expression and quorum sensing...
May 15, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444928/antiinflammatory-activity-of-cinnamon-cinnamomum-zeylanicum-bark-essential-oil-in-a-human-skin-disease-model
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Xuesheng Han, Tory L Parker
The effect of cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) bark essential oil (CBEO) on human skin cells has not been elucidated. Therefore, we investigated the activity of a commercially available CBEO in a validated human dermal fibroblast system, a model of chronic inflammation and fibrosis. We first evaluated the impact of CBEO on 17 protein biomarkers that play critical roles in inflammation and tissue remodeling. The impact of CBEO on genome-wide gene expression was also evaluated. CBEO showed strong anti-proliferative effects on skin cells and significantly inhibited the production of several inflammatory biomarkers, including vascular cell adhesion molecule-1, intercellular cell adhesion molecule-1, monocyte chemoattractant protein-1, interferon gamma-induced protein 10, interferon-inducible T-cell alpha chemoattractant, and monokine induced by gamma interferon...
April 26, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424994/modulation-of-gastrointestinal-motility-beyond-metoclopramide-and-domperidone-pharmacological-and-clinical-evidence-for-phytotherapy-in-functional-gastrointestinal-disorders
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Ahmed Madisch, Bettina R Vinson, Heba Abdel-Aziz, Olaf Kelber, Karen Nieber, Karin Kraft, Martin Storr
The prokinetic cisapride, an important therapeutic option in functional gastrointestinal (GI) disorders, was withdrawn from the market 15 years ago due to rare severe side effects. Likewise in 2014, the use of metoclopramide (MCP) and domperidone in functional GI disorders (FGID) was restricted, consequently leaving a therapeutic gap in clinical practice. A systematic review revealed that the herbal medicinal product (HMP) STW 5 presents a therapeutic option equivalent to MCP and cisapride. STW 5 is the only HMP for which efficacy has been shown in randomized controlled clinical trials (RCTs) in functional dyspepsia and irritable bowel syndrome, based on its multitarget effect on numerous etiological factors...
May 2017: Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407664/fenugreek-a-potent-hypoglycaemic-herb-can-cause-central-hypothyroidism-via-leptin-a-threat-to-diabetes-phytotherapy
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Jayjeet Majumdar, Pratip Chakraborty, Analava Mitra, Nirmal Kumar Sarkar, Supriti Sarkar
Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum graecum), a medicinal herb with potent antihyperglycaemic and hypoglycaemic effects, is used to treat diabetes. This study is aimed to explore the interaction of fenugreek seed extract (FSE) and HPT (hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid) axis in context of leptin secretion which have important role in normal and type-1 diabetic subjects. FSE (confirmed to contain trigonelline, diosgenin, 4 hydroxyisoleucine) was gavaged (0.25 gm/kg body weight/day) to normal and alloxan-induced type-1 diabetic rats for 4 weeks...
April 13, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403585/the-role-of-nutraceuticals-and-phytotherapy-in-the-management-of-urinary-tract-infections-what-we-need-to-know
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Tommaso Cai, Irene Tamanini, Ekaterina Kulchavenya, Tamara Perepanova, Béla Köves, Florian M E Wagenlehner, Zafer Tandogdu, Gernot Bonkat, Riccardo Bartoletti, Truls E Bjerklund Johansen
Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) are amongst the most common infectious diseases and carry a significant impact on patient quality of life and health care costs. Despite that, there is no well-established recommendation for a "standard" prophylactic antibiotic management to prevent UTI recurrences. The majority of patients undergoes long-term antibiotic treatment that severely impairs the normal microbiota and increases the risk of development of multidrugresistant microorganisms. In this scenario, the use of phytotherapy to both alleviate symptoms related to UTI and decrease the rate of symptomatic recurrences is an attractive alternative...
March 31, 2017: Archivio Italiano di Urologia, Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379595/hepatotoxicity-induced-by-greater-celandine-chelidonium-majus-l-a-review-of-the-literature
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F Pantano, G Mannocchi, E Marinelli, S Gentili, S Graziano, F P Busardò, N M di Luca
The available literature assessing Chelidonium majus L. (CM) hepatotoxicity potential, and its risk to benefit assessment has been reviewed in this paper. Identification of significant scientific literature was performed via the following research databases: Cochrane Central, Google Scholar, EMBASE, Medline, Science Direct, Scopus, Web of Science, using the following keywords: "Chelidonium majus", "greater celandine", "Hepatotoxicity", "Liver" "Injury", "Toxicity" individually investigated and then again in association...
March 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357520/herbal-medicinal-products-and-phytotherapy-a%C3%A2-thematic-issue
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Brigitte Kopp
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March 29, 2017: Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355406/syndrome-of-inappropriate-antidiuretic-hormone-secretion-induced-by-the-phytotherapy-harpagophytum-procumbers-case-report
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Renata Reis Carvalho, Camila Dermínio Donadel, Arthur Fernandes Cortez, Vitor Ribeiro Gomes de Almeida Valviesse, Pedro Felipe de Almeida Vianna, Bruno Bordallo Corrêa
INTRODUCTION: The syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion (SIADH) is the inability of antidiuretic hormone (ADH) suppression, compromising the mechanisms of water excretion and urinary concentration. It manifests as hyponatremia and its symptoms, especially neurological. There are many causes that trigger such disease, notably: central nervous system disorders, malignant neoplasm, drugs and others. CASE REPORT: A 65 years female hypertensive patient presented clinical and laboratory manifestations of hyponatremia due to SIADH...
March 2017: Jornal Brasileiro de Nefrologia: ʹorgão Oficial de Sociedades Brasileira e Latino-Americana de Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352615/results-of-a-randomized-prospective-double-dummy-double-blind-trial-to-compare-efficacy-and-safety-of-a-herbal-combination-containing-tropaeoli-majoris-herba-and-armoraciae-rusticanae-radix-with-co-trimoxazole-in-patients-with-acute-and-uncomplicated-cystitis
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Rainer Stange, Berthold Schneider, Uwe Albrecht, Valentina Mueller, Joerg Schnitker, Andreas Michalsen
OBJECTIVES: To demonstrate non-inferiority of an herbal combination (horseradish root and nasturtium herb) to an antibiotic (co-trimoxazole) in acute uncomplicated cystitis. DESIGN: Randomized, prospective, double-blind, double-dummy, multicenter, phase III clinical study, using block randomization of 4 blocks (size 2). SETTING: Twenty-six centers in Germany, from May 2011 to June 2013. PARTICIPANTS: Adult patients (median age, 38...
2017: Research and Reports in Urology
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