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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905437/the-use-of-traditional-herbal-medicines-amongst-south-asian-diasporic-communities-in-the-uk
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Sukvinder K Bhamra, Adrian Slater, Caroline Howard, Mark Johnson, Michael Heinrich
Migrant South Asian communities in the UK have brought with them their own traditional forms of medicine, yet little is known about their current use of herbal medicines (HMs) in the UK. The aim of the study was to explore the origins, use and transmission of knowledge of traditional HMs used by diasporic South Asian communities in the UK. A researcher-administered questionnaire was used for data collection (n = 192). An opportunity sampling technique was used to recruit participants across several locations in Birmingham and Leicester...
September 14, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900459/protective-effects-of-bogijetong-decoction-and-its-selected-formula-on-neuropathic-insults-in-streptozotocin-induced-diabetic-animals
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Ki-Joong Kim, Uk Namgung, Chung Sik Cho
Bogijetong decoction (BGJTD) is a mixture of herbal formulation which is used in the traditional Korean medicine for the treatment of neuropathic pain caused by diabetes. Here, we investigated the regulatory effects of BGJTD and its reconstituted decoction subgroups on the neuropathic responses in streptozotocin- (STZ-) induced diabetic animals. Be decoction (BeD) was formulated by selecting individual herbal components that induced neurite outgrowth most efficiently in each subgroup. BeD induced the neurite outgrowth in DRG neurons most efficiently among decoction subgroups and downregulated the production of TNF-α from the sciatic nerves in STZ-diabetic animals...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898555/complementary-and-alternative-medicine-in-u-s-adults-with-diabetes-reasons-for-use-and-perceived-benefits
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Taeho Greg Rhee, Sarah M Westberg, Ila M Harris
OBJECTIVES: While complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is increasingly used, little is known about reasons for CAM use (treatment, wellness or both) and self-reported perceived benefits among U.S. adults with diabetes at the national level. We estimated prevalence rates of overall and specific types of CAM by reason for use, and examined perceived benefits of using CAM by reason for use among U.S. adults with diabetes. METHODS: We used cross-sectional data from the 2012 National Health Interview Survey, which represents non-institutionalized adults with diabetes (n = 3,386 unweighted)...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894631/ethnopharmacological-survey-on-traditional-medicinal-plants-at-kalaroa-upazila-satkhira-district-khulna-division-bangladesh
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Oby Dulla, Farhana Israt Jahan
AIM: The traditional source of medicinal plants is an important way for daily curative uses in the rural area throughout Bangladesh. An ethnomedicinal survey was conducted in a randomized manner among traditional medicinal practitioners to find out about the medicinal plants of Kalaroa, Bangladesh. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The information was collected through conducting interviews, discussion, and field observations with herbal healers and knowledgeable elders of the study areas from November 01, 2015, to December 31, 2015, who pointed out various medicinal plants and described their uses, using semi-structured questionnaires...
July 2017: Journal of Intercultural Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888089/antidiabetic-potential-of-polyphenolic-rich-fraction-of-tamarindus-indica-seed-coat-in-alloxan-induced-diabetic-rats
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Santosh Singh Bhadoriya, Aditya Ganeshpurkar, Ravi Pratap Singh Bhadoriya, Sanjeev Kumar Sahu, Jay Ram Patel
BACKGROUND: Tamarindus is a monotypic genus and belongs to the subfamily Caesalpinioideae of the family Leguminosae (Fabaceae), Tamarindus indica L., commonly known as Tamarind tree is one of the most important multipurpose tropical fruit tree species in the India, Sudan, Nigeria, Bangladesh and entire subcontinent. METHODS: Hydroethanolic seed coat extract of Tamarindus indica (HETI) was assessed for presence of phytoconstituents and selection of optimum dose through acute and sub acute toxicity study...
September 9, 2017: Journal of Basic and Clinical Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886733/radix-puerariae-and-fructus-crataegi-mixture-inhibits-renal-injury-in-type-2-diabetes-via-decreasing-of-akt-pi3k
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Zhengyue Chen, Yanyan Yuan, Xinrong Zou, Mengqi Hong, Ming Zhao, Yu Zhao, Yuanping Liu, Guofu Li, Yabin Zhu, Lin Luo, Beiyan Bao, Shizhong Bu
BACKGROUND: Radix puerariae (RP) is a herbal medicines for diabetes, mainly because of anti-oxidative, insulin resistance and hypoglycemic effect. Fructus crataegi (FC) also possesses strong antioxidant activity in vitro. This study focused on the effects of herbal mixture of RP and FC (RPFC) on renal protection through a diabetic rat model. METHODS: Type 2 Diabetic model was established with high fat diet followed by injecting rats a low dose of STZ (25 mg/kg body weight)...
September 8, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886426/synthesis-characterization-and-evaluation-cytotoxic-activity-of-silver-nanoparticles-synthesized-by-chinese-herbal-cornus-officinalis-via-environment-friendly-approach
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Yangqing He, Xing Li, Ju Wang, Qian Yang, Binghua Yao, Yingjuan Zhao, Aiming Zhao, Wenxing Sun, Qian Zhang
Cornus officinalis has been widely used as a precious herb and as the tonic food to improve kidney function in China. Its fruits have been used in many traditional Chinese medicine prescriptions to treat kidney diseases, diabetes, cancer and shock. In this study, a new eco-friendly approach for green synthesis of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) by using the fruits of Cornus officinalis aqueous extract as a reducing and stabilizing agent. The so-synthesized AgNPs showed quasi-spherical in shape with uniform dispersal and an average mean size of 11...
September 1, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884081/the-effect-of-ginger-herbal-spray-on-reducing-xerostomia-in-patients-with-type-ii-diabetes
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Homeira Mardani, Alireza Ghannadi, Bahareh Rashnavadi, Razieh Kamali
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study is to evaluate the effect of ginger herbal spray on reducing dry mouth in patients with Type II diabetes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This clinical trial was conducted on 20 patients with Type II diabetes suffering from dry mouth. The control individual for each patient was the same patient himself/herself. Each patient filled out his/her questionnaire at three different times, (before treatment, after treatment with placebo, and after taking the drug)...
July 2017: Avicenna Journal of Phytomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883907/cellular-and-molecular-mechanisms-of-diabetic-atherosclerosis-herbal-medicines-as-a-potential-therapeutic-approach
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REVIEW
Jinfan Tian, Yanfei Liu, Yue Liu, Keji Chen, Shuzheng Lyu
An increasing number of patients diagnosed with diabetes mellitus eventually develop severe coronary atherosclerosis disease. Both type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus increase the risk of cardiovascular disease associated with atherosclerosis. The cellular and molecular mechanisms affecting the incidence of diabetic atherosclerosis are still unclear, as are appropriate strategies for the prevention and treatment of diabetic atherosclerosis. In this review, we discuss progress in the study of herbs as potential therapeutic agents for diabetic atherosclerosis...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878815/efficacy-of-chinese-herbal-medicine-for-stroke-modifiable-risk-factors-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Wenbo Peng, Romy Lauche, Caleb Ferguson, Jane Frawley, Jon Adams, David Sibbritt
BACKGROUND: The vast majority of stroke burden is attributable to its modifiable risk factors. This paper aimed to systematically summarise the evidence of Chinese herbal medicine (CHM) interventions on stroke modifiable risk factors for stroke prevention. METHODS: A literature search was conducted via the MEDLINE, CINAHL/EBSCO, SCOPUS, and Cochrane Database from 1996 to 2016. Randomised controlled trials or cross-over studies were included. Risk of bias was assessed according to the Cochrane Risk of Bias tool...
2017: Chinese Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852643/concealed-use-of-herbal-and-dietary-supplements-among-thai-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Prapaipan Putthapiban, Weera Sukhumthammarat, Chutintorn Sriphrapradang
BACKGROUND: Diabetes mellitus (DM) has been one of the most common chronic diseases that create great impacts on both morbidities and mortalities. Many patients who suffering from this disease seek for complementary and alternative medicine. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and related factors of herbal and dietary supplement (HDS) use in patients with DM type 2 at a single university hospital in Thailand. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was performed in 200 type 2 DM patients via face-to-face structured interviews using developed questionnaires comprised of demographic data, diabetes-specific information, details on HDS use, and medical adherence...
2017: Journal of Diabetes and Metabolic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28841989/assessment-of-anti-inflammatory-properties-of-extracts-from-honeysuckle-lonicera-sp-l-caprifoliaceae-by-atr-ftir-spectroscopy
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R Nikzad-Langerodi, S Ortmann, E M Pferschy-Wenzig, V Bochkov, Y M Zhao, J H Miao, J Saukel, A Ladurner, E H Heiss, V M Dirsch, R Bauer, A G Atanasov
Inflammation is a hallmark of some of today's most life-threatening diseases such as arteriosclerosis, cancer, diabetes and Alzheimer's disease. Herbal medicines (HMs) are re-emerging resources in the fight against these conditions and for many of them, anti-inflammatory activity has been demonstrated. However, several aspects of HMs such as their multi-component character, natural variability and pharmacodynamic interactions (e.g. synergism) hamper identification of their bioactive constituents and thus the development of appropriate quality control (QC) workflows...
December 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838654/physalis-alkekengi-l-var-franchetii-mast-makino-an-ethnomedical-phytochemical-and-pharmacological-review
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REVIEW
Ai-Ling Li, Bang-Jiao Chen, Guo-Hui Li, Ming-Xing Zhou, Yan-Ru Li, Dong-Mei Ren, Hong-Xiang Lou, Xiao-Ning Wang, Tao Shen
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: The calyxes and fruits of Physalis alkekengi L. var. franchetii (Mast.) Makino (Physalis Calyx seu Fructus), have been widely used in traditional and indigenous Chinese medicines for the therapy of cough, excessive phlegm, pharyngitis, sore throat, dysuria, pemphigus, eczema, and jaundice with a long history. AIM OF THE REVIEW: The present review aims to achieve a comprehensive and up-to-date investigation in ethnomedical uses, phytochemistry, pharmacology, and toxicity of P...
August 31, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827967/in-vitro-antidiabetic-activity-of-polar-and-nonpolar-solvent-extracts-from-leucas-aspera-willd-link-leaves
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V M Annapandian, R Shanmuga Sundaram
BACKGROUND: Diabetes mellitus is a chronic illness, and the management of diabetes is a global problem. Successful treatment is required to prevent complications and organ damages. Herbal medicines are having minimal adverse effects when compared to the available synthetic drugs to treat such chronic diseases and disorders. OBJECTIVE: The present study was aimed to evaluate the antidiabetic and antioxidant activity of polar and nonpolar solvent extracts of Leucas aspera (Willd...
July 2017: Pharmacognosy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807156/metabolic-factors-and-adult-neurogenesis-impacts-of-chinese-herbal-medicine-on-brain-repair-in-neurological-diseases
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Chong Gao, Jiangang Shen
Adult neurogenesis plays the important roles in animal cognitive and emotional behaviors. Abnormal proliferation and differentiation of neural stem cells (NSCs) usually associate with the neural dysfunctions induced by different brain disorders. Therefore, targeting neurogenic factors could be a promoting strategy for neural regeneration and brain repair. Importantly, epidemiological studies suggest metabolism disorders like diabetes and obesity significantly increase the risk of neurological and psychiatric diseases...
2017: International Review of Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807155/effects-of-lycium-barbarum-on-the-visual-system
#16
Abby L Manthey, Kin Chiu, Kwok-Fai So
Lycium barbarum (wolfberry, gogi berry, gouqizi, ) is one of the most widely used Chinese herbal medicines (CHMs) and is also one of the most scientifically studied. Indeed, the polysaccharide component of this berry (LBP) has been shown to have antioxidant, antiinflammatory, antiexcitotoxic, and antiapoptotic properties. These properties make it a particularly useful treatment option for the ocular environment. Although there are a handful of studies investigating the use of LBP to treat diseases affecting the lens, the vast majority of the published literature investigating LBP in the visual system focus on the retina...
2017: International Review of Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776081/metformin-historical-overview
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EDITORIAL
Clifford J Bailey
Metformin (dimethylbiguanide) has become the preferred first-line oral blood glucose-lowering agent to manage type 2 diabetes. Its history is linked to Galega officinalis (also known as goat's rue), a traditional herbal medicine in Europe, found to be rich in guanidine, which, in 1918, was shown to lower blood glucose. Guanidine derivatives, including metformin, were synthesised and some (not metformin) were used to treat diabetes in the 1920s and 1930s but were discontinued due to toxicity and the increased availability of insulin...
August 3, 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770011/interactions-between-antidiabetic-drugs-and-herbs-an-overview-of-mechanisms-of-action-and-clinical-implications
#18
REVIEW
Ramesh C Gupta, Dennis Chang, Srinivas Nammi, Alan Bensoussan, Kellie Bilinski, Basil D Roufogalis
Diabetes is a complex condition with a variety of causes and pathophysiologies. The current single target approach has not provided ideal clinical outcomes for the treatment of the disease and its complications. Herbal medicine has been used for the management of various diseases such as diabetes over centuries. Many diabetic patients are known to use herbal medicines with antidiabetic properties in addition to their mainstream treatments, which may present both a benefit as well as potential risk to effective management of their disease...
2017: Diabetology & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767064/psoralea-corylifolia-l-seed-extract-attenuates-diabetic-nephropathy-by-inhibiting-renal-fibrosis-and-apoptosis-in-streptozotocin-induced-diabetic-mice
#19
Eunhui Seo, Hwansu Kang, Yoon Sin Oh, Hee-Sook Jun
The Psoralea corylifolia L. seed (PCS) is a widely used herbal medicine, but its possible effect against diabetic nephropathy has not been studied. To investigate the anti-nephropathic effect of PCS extracts, we performed experiments using a diabetic mouse model and high glucose-treated mesangial cells. Streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetic mice were orally administered PCS extract for 8 weeks (500 mg/kg/day). Increased creatinine clearance, urine volume, urine microalbumin, and mesangial expansion were observed in STZ-induced diabetic mice; these were significantly reduced by PCS extract administration...
August 2, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758992/demystifying-traditional-herbal-medicine-with-modern-approach
#20
Fu-Shuang Li, Jing-Ke Weng
Plants have long been recognized for their therapeutic properties. For centuries, indigenous cultures around the world have used traditional herbal medicine to treat a myriad of maladies. By contrast, the rise of the modern pharmaceutical industry in the past century has been based on exploiting individual active compounds with precise modes of action. This surge has yielded highly effective drugs that are widely used in the clinic, including many plant natural products and analogues derived from these products, but has fallen short of delivering effective cures for complex human diseases with complicated causes, such as cancer, diabetes, autoimmune disorders and degenerative diseases...
July 31, 2017: Nature Plants
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