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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214539/lumbee-traditional-medicine-neuroprotective-activities-of-medicinal-plants-used-to-treat-parkinson-s-disease-related-symptoms
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Aurélie de Rus Jacquet, Michael Timmers, Sin Ying Ma, Andrew Thieme, George P McCabe, Jay Hansford C Vest, Mary Ann Lila, Jean-Christophe Rochet
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Parkinson's disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder characterized by a loss of dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra pars compacta and the presence in surviving neurons of Lewy body inclusions enriched with aggregated forms of the presynaptic protein α-synuclein (aSyn). Although current therapies provide temporary symptomatic relief, they do not slow the underlying neurodegeneration in the midbrain. In this study, we analyzed contemporary herbal medicinal practices used by members of the Lumbee tribe to treat PD-related symptoms, in an effort to identify safe and effective herbal medicines to treat PD...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207892/triethylene-glycol-an-active-component-of-ashwagandha-withania-somnifera-leaves-is-responsible-for-sleep-induction
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Mahesh K Kaushik, Sunil C Kaul, Renu Wadhwa, Masashi Yanagisawa, Yoshihiro Urade
Insomnia is the most common sleep complaint which occurs due to difficulty in falling asleep or maintaining it. Most of currently available drugs for insomnia develop dependency and/or adverse effects. Hence natural therapies could be an alternative choice of treatment for insomnia. The root or whole plant extract of Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) has been used to induce sleep in Indian system of traditional home medicine, Ayurveda. However, its active somnogenic components remain unidentified. We investigated the effect of various components of Ashwagandha leaf on sleep regulation by oral administration in mice...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160866/withania-somnifera-chemotype-nmitli-101r-significantly-increases-the-efficacy-of-antileishmanial-drugs-by-generating-strong-ifn-%C3%AE-and-il-12-mediated-immune-responses-in-leishmania-donovani-infected-hamsters
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Chandra Dev Pati Tripathi, Pramod Kumar Kushawaha, Rajender Singh Sangwan, Chitra Mandal, Shailja Misra-Bhattacharya, Anuradha Dube
BACKGROUND: Withania somnifera (L.) Dunal (Solanaceae), commonly known as Ashwagandha, is one of the most important medicinal plant in the traditional Indian medical systems. Pharmacological studies have established that root extracts of W. somnifera contain several bioactive constituents called withanolides. The plant has long been used for its several beneficial properties and recently as an immunomodulator. HYPOTHESIS/PURPOSE: A combination therapy including a potential and safe immunostimulant with lower doses of effective drug, which can reduce the parasitic burden and simultaneously can produce an enhancement of adaptive immunity, has proven to be significantly a more effective approach than immunotherapy or drug therapy alone...
January 15, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115974/lippia-javanica-burm-f-spreng-traditional-and-commercial-uses-and-phytochemical-and-pharmacological-significance-in-the-african-and-indian-subcontinent
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REVIEW
Alfred Maroyi
Lippia javanica occurs naturally in central, eastern, and southern Africa and has also been recorded in the tropical Indian subcontinent. The potential of L. javanica as herbal or recreational tea and herbal medicine and its associated phytochemistry and biological properties are reviewed. The extensive literature survey revealed that L. javanica is used as herbal tea and has ethnomedicinal applications such as in colds, cough, fever, malaria, wounds, diarrhoea, chest pains, bronchitis, and asthma. Multiple classes of phytochemicals including volatile and nonvolatile secondary metabolites such as alkaloids, amino acids, flavonoids, iridoids, and triterpenes as well as several minerals have been identified from L...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104005/-analysis-on-the-unearthed-khotanese-remaining-prescription-p-2899v-in-the-library-grottoes-at-dunhuang
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X Y Wang
Khotanese remaining prescription P. 2889v was written in Khotanese.Because of the affinity between Khotan and Dunhuang, thus it appeared in the Dunhuang Library Grottoes.Traditional Indian medical work Siddhasāra copied around 982 and composed in Khotanese also unearthed in Dunhuang.It is speculated that the copy time of P. 2889v is slightly earlier than 982. The third formula prescription in P. 2889v is similar to the Kalyānaka found in the Siddhasāra and Daji Medicinal Oil Pill recorded in the Volume of Tibetan Medicine of the Chinese Medical Encyclopedia, demonstrating that this prescription had been circulating in the western region and Tibet, which indicates the spread of the Indian Ayurveda medicine in western China with profound influences...
September 28, 2016: Zhonghua Yi Shi za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Medical History
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103857/ameliorative-potential-of-alstonia-scholaris-linn-r-br-against-chronic-constriction-injury-induced-neuropathic-pain-in-rats
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Hasandeep Singh, Rohit Arora, Saroj Arora, Balbir Singh
BACKGROUND: Alstonia scholaris commonly known as 'Saptaparni' is an Indian traditional medicinal plant used in Ayurveda. It is commonly used to treat various disorders like asthma, bronchitis, diarrhea, dysentery and malaria. In folklore medicine the milky juice of the plant is applied on wounds and ulcers to treat pain, ear ache and also in rheumatic pains. AIM: The present study was designed to investigate the potential of A. scholaris R. Br. in chronic constriction injury of sciatic nerve (CCI) induced neuropathic pain in rats...
January 19, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101215/rottlerin-induced-autophagy-leads-to-apoptosis-in-bladder-cancer-cells
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Ping Qi, Zhenhua He, Lixiu Zhang, Yuan Fan, Zhiping Wang
It has been well-established that apoptosis contributes to cancer cell death; however, the role of autophagy in cancer cell death remains unclear. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of rottlerin, a traditional Indian medicine, on cell growth inhibition and autophagy in EJ human bladder carcinoma cells in vitro. Cell viability, measured by MTT assay, was found to be suppressed in a dose- and time-dependent manner. In addition, apoptosis was significantly increased in cells treated with rottlerin, as indicated by increased annexin V-fluorescein isothiocyanate/propidium iodide staining and changes in the cell cycle distribution that indicated blockage at G1 phase...
December 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094495/bacoside-a-an-indian-traditional-medicine-substance-inhibits-beta-amyloid-cytotoxicity-fibrillation-and-membrane-interactions
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Ravit Malishev, Shira Shaham-Niv, Sukhendu Nandi, Sofiya Kolusheva, Ehud Gazit, Raz Jelinek
Bacoside-A, a family of compounds extracted from the Bacopa monniera plant, is a folk-medicinal substance believed to exhibit therapeutic properties, particularly enhancing cognitive functions and improving memory. We show that bacoside-A exerted significant inhibitory effects upon cytotoxicity, fibrillation, and particularly membrane interactions of amyloid-beta (1-42) (Aβ42), the peptide playing a prominent role in Alzeheimer's disease progression and toxicity. Specifically, pre-incubation of bacoside-A with Aβ42 significantly reduced cell toxicity and inhibited fibril formation both in buffer solution and, more significantly, in the presence of membrane vesicles...
January 17, 2017: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088492/pikuni-blackfeet-traditional-medicine-neuroprotective-activities-of-medicinal-plants-used-to-treat-parkinson-s-disease-related-symptoms
#9
Aurélie de Rus Jacquet, Mitali Arun Tambe, Sin Ying Ma, George P McCabe, Jay Hansford C Vest, Jean-Christophe Rochet
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Parkinson's disease (PD) is a multifactorial neurodegenerative disorder affecting 5% of the population over the age of 85 years. Current treatments primarily involve dopamine replacement therapy, which leads to temporary relief of motor symptoms but fails to slow the underlying neurodegeneration. Thus, there is a need for safe PD therapies with neuroprotective activity. In this study, we analyzed contemporary herbal medicinal practices used by members of the Pikuni-Blackfeet tribe from Western Montana to treat PD-related symptoms, in an effort to identify medicinal plants that are affordable to traditional communities and accessible to larger populations...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078810/anti-hcv-activity-from-semi-purified-methanolic-root-extracts-of-valeriana-wallichii
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Krishna Kumar Ganta, Anirban Mandal, Sukalyani Debnath, Banasri Hazra, Binay Chaubey
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a serious global health problem affecting approximately 130-150 million individuals. Presently available direct-acting anti-HCV drugs have higher barriers to resistance and also improved success rate; however, cost concerns limit their utilization, especially in developing countries like India. Therefore, development of additional agents to combat HCV infection is needed. In the present study, we have evaluated anti-HCV potential of water, chloroform, and methanol extracts from roots of Valeriana wallichii, a traditional Indian medicinal plant...
January 12, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078497/anti-inflammatory-effect-of-naravelia-zeylanica-dc-via-suppression-of-inflammatory-mediators-in-carrageenan-induced-abdominal-oedema-in-zebrafish-model
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Sanmuga Priya Ekambaram, Senthamil Selvan Perumal, Selvaranjani Pavadai
The traditional herbal medicines are receiving great importance in the health care sector, especially in Indian system of medicine, i.e, Ayurveda. The present study focused on the standardization of Naravelia zeylanica (L.) DC in terms of its active phytochemicals and to evaluate the anti-inflammatory activity of ethanol extract of N. zeylanica (ENZ). An analytical method was developed by high-performance liquid chromatography for simultaneous determination of β-sitosterol, lupeol and oleanolic acid in ENZ...
February 2017: Inflammopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053892/anti-inflammatory-activity-of-bartogenic-acid-containing-fraction-of-fruits-of-barringtonia-racemosa-roxb-in-acute-and-chronic-animal-models-of-inflammation
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Kalpesh R Patil, Chandragouda R Patil
The fruits of Barringtonia racemosa are traditionally used in Indian medicine for the treatment of pain and inflammatory conditions. In this study, a fraction of ethyl acetate extract of fruits of B. racemosa (BREAF) was investigated for anti-inflammatory activity in experimental models of acute and chronic inflammation. Activity against acute inflammation was evaluated in inflammogens induced rat paw edema models. Whereas, effect in chronic inflammation was evaluated in cotton pellet granuloma and oxazolone induced delayed type hypersensitivity (DTH) model in mice...
January 2017: Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053888/a-glimpse-of-ayurveda-the-forgotten-history-and-principles-of-indian-traditional-medicine
#13
REVIEW
Yogini S Jaiswal, Leonard L Williams
Ayurveda is considered as one of the oldest of the traditional systems of medicine (TSMs) accepted worldwide. The ancient wisdom in this traditional system of medicine is still not exhaustively explored. The junction of the rich knowledge from different traditional systems of medicine can lead to new avenues in herbal drug discovery process. The lack of the understanding of the differences and similarities between the theoretical doctrines of these systems is the major hurdle towards their convergence apart from the other impediments in the discovery of plant based medicines...
January 2017: Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049460/bitter-melon-protects-against-er-stress-in-ls174t-colonic-epithelial-cells
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Dale A Kunde, Wai Chin Chong, Prathiba V Nerurkar, Kiran D K Ahuja, Jeremy Just, Jason A Smith, Nuri Guven, Rajaraman D Eri
BACKGROUND: Bitter Melon (BM) has been used as a functional food in traditional Chinese and Indian medicine for many generations and has gained a great deal of attention due to its apparent benefits in moderating some of the pathogenic processes in a variety of inflammatory conditions. BM extract (BME) has been shown to possess strong anti-oxidant properties. In addition, it can ameliorate oxidative stress and potentially ER stress. There is increasing evidence that oxidative and ER stress are major contributors for intestinal secretory cell dysfunction which leads to local inflammation and disease pathogenesis that are hallmarks of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD)...
January 3, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031196/nanotized-curcumin-and-miltefosine-a-potential-combination-for-the-treatment-of-experimental-visceral-leishmaniasis
#15
Brajendra Tiwari, Richa Pahuja, Pradeep Kumar, Srikanth Kumar Rath, Kailash Chand Gupta, Neena Goyal
Leishmaniasis chemotherapy remains very challenging due to high cost of the drug and its associated toxicity and drug resistance which develops over a period of time. Now-a-days combination therapies (CT) are in use for many diseases like cancer and malaria being more effective and affordable than monotherapy. CT is believed to represent a new explorable strategy for leishmaniasis, a neglected tropical disease caused by obligate intracellular parasite Leishmania In the present work, we have adopted a rational approach, to investigate the effect of combination of traditional Indian medicine (Ayurveda), a natural product curcumin and miltefosine, the only oral drug for visceral leishmaniasis (VL) using Leishmania (Leishmania) donovani/hamster model...
December 28, 2016: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999402/a-review-of-the-botany-phytochemistry-pharmacology-and-toxicology-of-rubiae-radix-et-rhizoma
#16
REVIEW
Mingqiu Shan, Sheng Yu, Hui Yan, Peidong Chen, Li Zhang, Anwei Ding
Rubia cordifolia Linn (Rubiaceae) is a climbing perennial herbal plant, which is widely distributed in China and India. Its root and rhizome, Rubiae Radix et Rhizoma (called Qiancao in China and Indian madder in India), is a well known phytomedicine used for hematemesis, epistaxis, flooding, spotting, traumatic bleeding, amenorrhea caused by obstruction, joint impediment pain, swelling and pain caused by injuries from falls. In addition, it is a kind of pigment utilized as a food additive and a dye for wool or fiber...
December 20, 2016: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989878/aphrodisiac-and-spermatogenic-potential-of-alkaloidal-fraction-of-hygrophila-spinosa-t-ander-in-rats
#17
Niraj Y Vyas, Manan A Raval
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Seeds of Hygrophila spinosa T. Ander (Acanthaceae) are traditionally used as aphrodisiac and spermatogenic in Indian System of medicine. AIM OF THE STUDY: Preliminary phytochemical screening of plant revealed the presence of alkaloids in seeds. As, alkaloidal fractions of several plants showed aphrodisiac and spermatogenic potential, set of experiments were designed to assess alkaloid enriched fraction of seeds of the plant for spermatogenic and aphrodisiac activity using in vitro and in vivo methods...
October 29, 2016: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989385/cannabis-and-epilepsy-an-ancient-treatment-returns-to-the-fore
#18
REVIEW
Ethan B Russo
Cannabis has been associated with the treatment of epilepsy throughout history, and if ancient Assyrian sources referring to "hand of ghost" are considered credible, this relationship may span four millennia. A tradition of usage continued in Arabic medicine and Ayurvedic practice in India, which led, in turn, to early experiments in Europe and North America with "Indian hemp." Lack of standardization, bioavailability issues, and ultimately prohibition were all factors in cannabis-based medicines failing to maintain mainstream usage in seizure treatment, but investigation was resumed in the 1970s with interesting signals noted in both laboratory and clinical settings...
December 15, 2016: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936030/novel-methods-to-generate-active-ingredients-enriched-ashwagandha-leaves-and-extracts
#19
Sunil C Kaul, Yoshiyuki Ishida, Kazuya Tamura, Teruo Wada, Tomoko Iitsuka, Sukant Garg, Mijung Kim, Ran Gao, Shoichi Nakai, Youji Okamoto, Keiji Terao, Renu Wadhwa
Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) is an Ayurvedic herb commonly used in world-renowned traditional Indian home medicine system. Roots of Ashwagandha have been traditionally known to possess a variety of therapeutic and health promoting potentials that have not been sufficiently supported by laboratory studies. Nevertheless, most, if not all, of the preventive and therapeutic potentials have been assigned to its bioactive components, steroidal alkaloids and lactones. In contrast to the traditional use of roots, we have been exploring bioactivities in leaves of Ashwagandha...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910781/inhibition-of-dimethylbenz-a-anthracene-dmba-croton-oil-induced-mouse-skin-tumorigenesis-by-gmelina-arborea-with-potential-anti-inflammatory-activity
#20
Lincy Lawrence, Seema Menon, Divya Menon K, Vipin P Sivaram, Jose Padikkala
In traditional Indian medicine, the plant Gmelina arborea Linn. (GA) is described to have the ability to relieve edema. The present study evaluates the anticancer property of GA stem bark against 7,12-dimethylbenz(a) anthracene (DMBA)-croton oil-induced skin tumorigenesis along with the evaluation of anti-inflammatory activity. The observed inhibition of inflammation in carrageenan-induced (41.8%) and formalin-induced (34.07%) models may be due to inhibition of prostaglandins (PGs). Skin papilloma was induced by a single topical application of DMBA (470 nmol/200 µL acetone), followed by repeated application of croton oil (1% in 200 µL acetone)...
2016: Journal of Environmental Pathology, Toxicology and Oncology
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