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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638885/anti-ulcerogenic-efficacy-and-mechanisms-of-edible-and-natural-ingredients-in-nsaid-induced-animal-models
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Weiping Bi, Lizhi Hu, Mao-Qiang Man
BACKGROUND: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are a class of the most commonly used medicines and proven to be effective for certain disorders. Some people use NSAIDs on daily basis for preventive purpose. But a variety of severe side effects can be induced by NSAIDs. Studies have shown that edible natural ingredients exhibit preventive benefit of gastric ulcer. This paper reviews the efficacy and safety of edible natural ingredients in preventing the development of gastric ulcer induced by NSAIDs in animal models...
2017: African Journal of Traditional, Complementary, and Alternative Medicines: AJTCAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636756/chemical-composition-and-allelopathic-antibacterial-antifungal-and-antiacetylcholinesterase-activity-of-fish-mint-houttuynia-cordata-thunb-from-india
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Ram S Verma, Neeta Joshi, Rajendra C Padalia, Ved R Singh, Prakash Goswami, Ajay Kumar, Hina Iqbal, Rajesh K Verma, Debabrata Chanda, Amit Chauhan, Dharmendra Saikia
Fish-mint (Houttuynia cordata Thunb.), belongs to family Saururaceae has long been used as food and traditional herbal medicine. The present study was framed to assess the changes occurring in the essential-oil composition of Houttuynia cordata during annual growth and to evaluate allelopathic, antibacterial, antifungal and antiacetylcholinesterase activities. The essential-oil content ranged from 0.06-0.14% and 0.08-0.16% in aerial-parts and underground-stem, respectively. The essential oils were analysed by GC-FID, GC-MS and NMR ((1) H & (13) C)...
June 21, 2017: Chemistry & Biodiversity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634089/wedelolactone-a-plant-coumarin-prevents-vascular-smooth-muscle-cell-proliferation-and-injury-induced-neointimal-hyperplasia-through-akt-and-ampk-signaling
#3
Lu Peng, Xuefeng Huang, Xin Jin, Zuo Jing, Lichao Yang, Yu Zhou, Jie Ren, Yun Zhao
Wedelolactone (WDL) is a natural compound derived from Chinese herbal medicine Eclipta prostrate L, and has been reported to exhibit various effects potentially beneficial for human health. However, the possible preventive effects of WDL toward vascular remodeling and mechanisms involved have not been investigated to date. In this study, we investigated the effects of WDL on proliferation induced by platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) in primary rat aortic smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) and on neointimal hyperplasia resulted from balloon injury in rats...
June 17, 2017: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630625/quantification-of-antioxidant-phenolic-compounds-in-a-new-chrysanthemum-cultivar-by-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-with-diode-array-detection-and-electrospray-ionization-mass-spectrometry
#4
Ah-Reum Han, Hyo Young Kim, Yangkang So, Bomi Nam, Ik-Soo Lee, Joo-Won Nam, Yeong Deuk Jo, Sang Hoon Kim, Jin-Baek Kim, Si-Yong Kang, Chang Hyun Jin
The flowers of Chrysanthemum morifolium Ramat. have been used as an herbal tea and in traditional medicine, and the plant has been developed to produce horticultural cultivars of various colors and shapes. In this study, a new chrysanthemum cultivar with dark purple petals (C. morifolium cv. ARTI-Dark Chocolate; ADC) was developed by radiation-induced mutation breeding of its original cultivar with purple striped white petals (C. morifolium cv. Noble Wine, NW). The phenolic profile and antioxidant property of ADC were investigated and compared with NW and the commercially available medicinal herb, C...
2017: International Journal of Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625492/cbmg-a-novel-derivative-of-mansonone-g-suppresses-adipocyte-differentiation-via-suppression-of-ppar%C3%AE-activity
#5
Hyo Kyeong Kim, Rita Hairani, Hana Jeong, Mi Gyeong Jeong, Warinthorn Chavasiri, Eun Sook Hwang
Mansorins and mansonones have been isolated from Mansonia gagei heartwoods, a traditional herbal medicine used to treat heart failure, and characterized to have anti-oxidant, anti-bacterial, anti-tumor, and anti-estrogenic activities. However, there is as yet no information on their effects on adipogenesis and lipid storage associated with heart disease. In this study, we investigated the effects of naturally occurring compounds on adipogenic differentiation and sought to develop more potent anti-adipogenic compound...
June 15, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623918/effects-of-herbal-medicine-for-dysmenorrhea-treatment-on-accompanied-acne-vulgaris-a-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#6
Kwan-Il Kim, Hae Jeong Nam, Mia Kim, Junhee Lee, Kyuseok Kim
BACKGROUND: The incidence of preadolescent acne among women is increasing. Acne deteriorates the quality of life; conventional treatment options are limited and have not been effective against acne, particularly acne associated with menstruation. Despite evidence that acne associated with menstruation abnormalities naturally improves when menstruation recovers to normal, there have only been few studies on the effects of dysmenorrhea treatment on acne. Therefore- we designed this study to assess the effects of gyejibokryung-hwan (GBH) and dangguijagyag-san (DJS), which are widely used in dysmenorrhea treatment, on acne associated with menstruation cycle...
June 17, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609451/anti-cancer-agents-in-saudi-arabian-herbals-revealed-by-automated-high-content-imaging
#7
Dina Hajjar, Stephan Kremb, Salim Sioud, Abdul-Hamid Emwas, Christian R Voolstra, Timothy Ravasi
Natural products have been used for medical applications since ancient times. Commonly, natural products are structurally complex chemical compounds that efficiently interact with their biological targets, making them useful drug candidates in cancer therapy. Here, we used cell-based phenotypic profiling and image-based high-content screening to study the mode of action and potential cellular targets of plants historically used in Saudi Arabia's traditional medicine. We compared the cytological profiles of fractions taken from Juniperus phoenicea (Arar), Anastatica hierochuntica (Kaff Maryam), and Citrullus colocynthis (Hanzal) with a set of reference compounds with established modes of action...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597416/phytochemical-studies-for-quantitative-estimation-of-iridoid-glycosides-in-picrorhiza-kurroa-royle
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Phalisteen Sultan, Arif Jan, Qazi Pervaiz
BACKGROUND: Picrorhiza kurroa Royle commonly known as 'Kutki or Kutaki' is an important medicinal plant in Ayurvedic system of medicine and has traditionally been used to treat disorders of the liver and upper respiratory tract. The plant is the principle source of iridoid glycosides, picrosides I, II and kutkoside used in various herbal drug formulations mainly as strong hepatoprotective and immune-modulatory compound. The species has become endangered to near extinction due to the unregulated collection from the wild, slower plant growth and ecological destruction of natural habitats...
December 2016: Botanical Studies (Taipei, Taiwan)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594241/hepatotoxicity-evaluation-of-traditional-chinese-medicines-using-a-computational-molecular-model
#9
Pan Zhao, Bin Liu, Chunya Wang
BACKGROUND: Liver injury caused by traditional Chinese medicines (TCMs) is reported from many countries around the world. TCM hepatotoxicity has attracted worldwide concerns. OBJECTIVE: This study aims to develop a more applicable and optimal tool to evaluate TCM hepatotoxicity. METHODS: A quantitative structure-activity relationship (QSAR) analysis was performed based on published data and U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Liver Toxicity Knowledge Base (LTKB)...
June 8, 2017: Clinical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584573/inhibitory-effect-of-gastrodia-elata-blume-extract-on-alpha-melanocyte-stimulating-hormone-induced-melanogenesis-in-murine-b16f10-melanoma
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Eugene Shim, Eunju Song, Kyoung Sook Choi, Hyuk-Joon Choi, Jinah Hwang
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Gastrodia elata Blume (GEB), a traditional herbal medicine, has been used to treat a wide range of neurological disorders (e.g., paralysis and stroke) and skin problems (e.g., atopic dermatitis and eczema) in oriental medicine. This study was designed to investigate whether GEB extract inhibits melanogenesis activity in murine B16F10 melanoma. MATERIALS/METHOD: Murine B16F10 cells were treated with 0-5 mg/mL of GEB extract or 400 µg/mL arbutin (a positive control) for 72 h after treatment with/without 200 nM alpha-melanocyte stimulating hormone (α-MSH) for 24 h...
June 2017: Nutrition Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584486/estimation-of-guggulsterone-e-and-z-in-the-guggul-based-commercial-formulations-using-high-performance-thin-layer-chromatography
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Pramod Kumar Sairkar, Anjana Sharma, N P Shukla
BACKGROUND: Guggulsterone (GS) is a plant steroid and bioactive compound present in gum Guggul of Commiphora wightii. An Indian herbal medicine system "Ayurveda" has a long history of use of gum Guggul and plant extract of C. wightii as medicine for the treatment of various illnesses. Complex nature, low availability, and inconsistency of phytoconstituents make its analysis of difficult tasks. AIMS: In this work, six different Guggul-based herbal formulations were examined for estimation of GS and their isomers (E and Z) through high-performance thin-layer chromatography technique...
January 2017: Journal of Pharmacy & Bioallied Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583765/current-role-and-future-perspectives-of-multivariate-chemometric-methods-in-nmr-spectroscopic-analysis-of-pharmaceutical-products
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REVIEW
Yulia B Monakhova, Ulrike Holzgrabe, Bernd W K Diehl
Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) is a fast and accurate analytical method. Associated with chemometrics, it gradually becomes more important tool for the pharmaceutical industry. In this review studies dealing with the applications of multivariate analysis to NMR spectroscopic profiles were grouped and discussed according to the analytical problem solved. The following topics were covered: authenticity of medicines according to variety, seasonal and geographical differences of herbal plants; quantitative prediction of pharmacologically relevant parameters; production and batches approval; investigation of drug structure modifications; site-specific natural isotope fractionation (SNIF-NMR) fingerprinting for origin and manufacturer tracking and others...
May 27, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28568565/inhibition-of-th1-and-th17-cells-by-medicinal-plants-and-their-derivatives-a-systematic-review
#13
REVIEW
Majid Asadi-Samani, Nader Bagheri, Mahmoud Rafieian-Kopaei, Hedayatollah Shirzad
Searching for new natural drugs that are capable of targeting Th1 and Th17 may lead to development of more effective treatments for inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. Most of the natural drugs can be derived from plants that are used in traditional medicine and folk medicine. The aim of this systematic review is to identify and introduce plants or plant derivatives that are effective on inflammatory diseases by inhibiting Th1 and Th17 responses. To achieve this purpose, the search terms herb, herbal medicine, herbal drug, medicinal plant, phytochemical, traditional Chinese medicine, Ayurvedic medicine, natural compound, inflammation, inflammatory diseases, Th1, Th17, T helper 1 or T helper 17 were used separately in Title/Keywords/Abstract in Web of Science and PubMed databases...
June 1, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560386/fangchinoline-suppresses-growth-and-metastasis-of-melanoma-cells-by-inhibiting-the-phosphorylation-of-fak
#14
Jie Shi, Bingyu Guo, Qiang Hui, Peng Chang, Kai Tao
Melanoma is a malignant tumor with high degree of malignancy, metastasis and high mortality. The etiology of melanoma has not been fully elucidated, and there is no effective drug for the complete treatment of melanoma. In recent years, many traditional Chinese herbal medicines have played an important role in clinical treatment and experimental research on cancer. As a natural product, fangchinoline has the characteristics of enhancing immune function, low toxicity and good liver protection features, so it is considered to be a new type of anticancer drug...
May 30, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558874/identification-of-c-geranylated-flavonoids-from-paulownia-catalpifolia-gong-tong-fruits-by-hplc-dad-esi-ms-ms-and-their-anti-aging-effects-on-2bs-cells-induced-by-h2o2
#15
Wen-Zhao Tang, Ying-Ai Wang, Tian-Yang Gao, Xiao-Jing Wang, Yun-Xue Zhao
The fruits of Paulownia catalpifolia Gong Tong are used as a Chinese folk herbal medicine for the treatment of enteritis, tonsillitis, bronchitis, and dysentery, etc. Our previous study has identified new C-geranylated flavanones with obvious anti-proliferative effects in lung cancer A549 cells. In the present study, a new C-geranylated flavone, paucatalinone C (1) and five known C-geranylated flavanones (2-6) were isolated. In addition, a total of 34 C-geranylated flavonoids were detected by HPLC-DAD-ESI-MS/MS coupling techniques from the CH2Cl2 extract of P...
May 2017: Chinese Journal of Natural Medicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558633/impact-of-drug-metabolism-pharmacokinetics-and-their-relevance-upon-salvia-based-drug-discovery
#16
Da-Cheng Hao, Pei-Gen Xiao
Salvia is the largest genus of family Lamiaceae and has nearly 1000 species. This genus produces several representative phytometabolites, e.g., diterpenoids and phenolic acids. The traditional uses in ethnomedicine and contemporary experimental studies have corroborated extensive therapeutic efficacy of Salvia plants. Drug metabolism and pharmacokinetic (DMPK) studies of Salvia natural products and their derivatives are indispensable in the optimization of lead compounds. New chemical entity with improved DMPK profiles is preferred...
May 30, 2017: Current Drug Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553349/effects-of-medicinal-plants-on-alzheimer-s-disease-and-memory-deficits
#17
REVIEW
Muhammad Akram, Allah Nawaz
Alzheimer's disease is an age-related neurodegenerative disorder characterized by memory deficits. Various studies have been carried out to find therapeutic approaches for Alzheimer's disease. However, the proper treatment option is still not available. There is no cure for Alzheimer's disease, but symptomatic treatment may improve the memory and other dementia related problems. Traditional medicine is practiced worldwide as memory enhancer since ancient times. Natural therapy including herbs and medicinal plants has been used in the treatment of memory deficits such as dementia, amnesia, as well as Alzheimer's disease since a long time...
April 2017: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553224/docking-studies-and-biological-evaluation-of-a-potential-%C3%AE-secretase-inhibitor-of-3-hydroxyhericenone-f-from-hericium-erinaceus
#18
Chen Diling, Yong Tianqiao, Yang Jian, Zheng Chaoqun, Shuai Ou, Xie Yizhen
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common neurodegenerative disorder, affecting approximately more than 5% of the population worldwide over the age 65, annually. The incidence of AD is expected to be higher in the next 10 years. AD patients experience poor prognosis and as a consequence new drugs and therapeutic strategies are required in order to improve the clinical responses and outcomes of AD. The purpose of the present study was to screen a certain number of potential compounds from herbal sources and investigate their corresponding mode of action...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548955/exploring-brusatol-as-a-new-anti-pancreatic-cancer-adjuvant-biological-evaluation-and-mechanistic-studies
#19
Zheng Lu, Zheng-Quan Lai, Albert W N Leung, Po Sing Leung, Zhao-Shen Li, Zhi-Xiu Lin
Pancreatic cancer is highly resistant to chemotherapeutic agents and is known to have a poor prognosis. The development of new therapeutic entities is badly needed for this deadly malignancy. In this study, we demonstrated for the first time that brusatol, a natural quassinoid isolated from a Chinese herbal medicine named Bruceae Fructus, possessed potent cytotoxic effect against different pancreatic adenocarcinoma cell lines. Its anti-pancreatic cancer effect was comparable to that of the first-line chemotherapeutic agents such as gemcitabine and 5-fluorouracil, with a more favorable safety profile...
May 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534381/evaluation-of-complementary-and-alternative-medicine-trials-registered-in-clinicaltrials-gov-database
#20
Omer Dizdar, Emre Bilgin, Serkan Akin, Saadettin Kilickap, Mutlu Hayran
PURPOSE: Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) products are increasingly used because they are perceived as natural, relatively low-cost and probably effective therapies for various diseases including cancer. We aimed to determine the quantity and major characteristics of recent herbal/alternative medicine trials registered in clinicaltrials. gov in patients with cancer. METHODS: "Cancer AND (herbal OR complementary OR alternative)" key words were used to query clinicaltrials...
March 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
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