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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905929/smoking-cessation-programmes-using-traditional-medicine-in-korea
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Soobin Jang, Yu Lee Park, Ju Ah Lee, Kyeong Han Kim, Eun-Kyoung Lee, Seung-Ho Sun, Yong-Cheol Shin, Seong-Gyu Ko, Sunju Park
BACKGROUND: There are growing interests in using various methods including traditional and complementary medicines (T&CM) for tobacco control. The study aimed to introduce how traditional Korean medicine (TKM) applied to smoking cessation programmes in Korea and to show the detail information of each programme for designing other smoke cessation programmes. METHODS: Reports of the smoke cessation programmes in Korea were searched on March 10th, 2016, from the webpages of the related agencies and the databases: the Ministry of Health and Welfare, the Korea Health Foundation, the Association of Korean Medicine, PubMed, Google scholar, the RISS, the KISS, the NDSL, and the OASIS...
December 1, 2016: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905922/influence-of-combined-therapy-with-conventional-and-herbal-medicines-on-liver-function-in-138-inpatients-with-abnormal-liver-transaminase-levels
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Jun Hyuk Shin, Kyuseok Kim, Hae Jeong Nam
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the influence of combined therapy of conventional and herbal medicines on liver function. METHODS: This study was a retrospective chart review. A total of 138 patients with abnormal liver transaminase levels at the time of admission were included in this study. We evaluated the influence of combined therapy of conventional and herbal medicines on liver transaminase levels over a period of at least 2 weeks at Kyung Hee University Korean Medical Hospital...
December 1, 2016: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905672/oral-astragalus-huang-qi-for-preventing-frequent-episodes-of-acute-respiratory-tract-infection-in-children
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REVIEW
Guobin Su, Xiankun Chen, Zhuangzhu Liu, Lihong Yang, La Zhang, Cecilia Stålsby Lundborg, Zehuai Wen, Xinfeng Guo, Xindong Qin, Jueyao Liang, Xusheng Liu
BACKGROUND: Acute respiratory tract infections (ARTIs) are common in children and can involve both upper and lower airways. Many children experience frequent ARTI episodes or recurrent respiratory tract infections (RRTIs) in early life, which creates challenges for paediatricians, primary care physicians, parents and carers of children.In China, Astragalus (Huang qi), alone or in combination with other herbs, is used by Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioners in the form of a water extract, to reduce the risk of ARTIs; it is believed to stimulate the immune system...
December 1, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904272/awareness-of-atopic-dermatitis-and-attitudes-toward-different-types-of-medical-institutions-for-its-treatment-among-adult-patients-and-the-parents-of-pediatric-patients-a-survey-of-500-participants
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Nam Kyung Roh, Song Hee Han, Min Jung Kim, Gyeong-Hun Park, Bark-Lynn Lew, Eung Ho Choi, Hyun Chang Ko, Young Lip Park, Sang Wook Son, Young Jun Seo, Yang Won Lee, Sang Hyun Cho, Chun Wook Park
BACKGROUND: Physicians can play a crucial role in the knowledge that patients have about a disease and its prognosis. Recently, patients with atopic dermatitis (AD) are increasingly turning from western medicine to oriental herbal medicine. However, their awareness of AD and attitude toward Western medicine and oriental herbal medicine clinics are scarcely reported. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the understanding of AD among patients and their parents and to identify their awareness of and attitude toward Western medicine and oriental herbal medicine as treatments for AD...
December 2016: Annals of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903949/possible-drug-herb-interaction-between-herbal-supplement-containing-horsetail-equisetum-arvense-and-antiretroviral-drugs-report-of-2-cases
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Ezequiel Cordova, Laura Morganti, Claudia Rodriguez
The use of alternative medicines, including herbs, is common among HIV-positive patients, even in those on antiretroviral treatment. Equisetum arvense, known as "horsetail," is mainly used for its diuretic properties. There are limited data about the pharmacological properties of this compound and the potential drug-herb interactions. The authors report 2 cases in which a possible drug-herb interaction may have led to virological breakthrough in patients who were maintained on the same regimen for many years, including lamivudine (3TC)/zidovudine (ZDV)/efavirenz (EFV) and emtricitabine (FTC)/tenofovir (TDF)/EFV, respectively...
November 30, 2016: Journal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903431/differential-regulation-of-baicalin-and-scutellarin-on-ampk-and-akt-in-promoting-adipose-cell-glucose-disposal
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Le-Le Yang, Na Xiao, Jinfeng Liu, Kang Liu, Baolin Liu, Ping Li, Lian-Wen Qi
Baicalin and scutellarin, two flavonoid glucuronic acids isolated from Scutellaria baicalensis, exhibit beneficial effects on glucose homeostasis. Baicalin and scutellarin are similar in structure except scutellarin has an additional hydroxyl at composition C-4'. In this work, we observed that baicalin and scutellarin promoted glucose disposal in mice and in adipocytes. Baicalin selectively increased phosphorylation of AMP-activated kinase (AMPK), while scutellarin selectively enhanced Akt phosphorylation. Both of them increased AS160 phosphorylation and glucose uptake in basal condition...
November 26, 2016: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902864/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-metabolic-activation-of-berbamine-to-quinone-methide-intermediate
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Yao Sun, Tong Yao, Hui Li, Ying Peng, Jiang Zheng
Berbamine (BBM) is a bisbenzylisoquinoline alkaloid isolated from herbal medicine Berberis amurensis. BBM has been widely used for the treatment of leukemia. Recent studies demonstrated that exposure to BBM can give rise to cytotoxicity. The major objective of this study was to explore the metabolic activation of BBM in vitro and in vivo. Two oxidative metabolites (M1 and M2) and an N-acetylcysteine (NAC) conjugate (M3) were detected in human liver microsomal incubations of BBM supplemented with NAC, and the formation of all metabolites was NADPH dependent...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901086/glycycoumarin-inhibits-hepatocyte-lipoapoptosis-through-activation-of-autophagy-and-inhibition-of-er-stress-gsk-3-mediated-mitochondrial-pathway
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Enxiang Zhang, Shutao Yin, Xinhua Song, Lihong Fan, Hongbo Hu
Herbal medicine as an alternative approach in the treatment of disease has drawn growing attention. Identification of the active ingredient is needed for effective utilization of the herbal medicine. Licorice is a popular herbal plant that is widely used to treat various diseases including liver diseases. Glycycoumarin (GCM) is a representative of courmarin compounds isolated from licorice. In the present study, the protective effect of GCM on hepatocyte lipoapoptosis has been evaluated using both cell culture model of palmitate-induced lipoapoptosis and animal model of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH)...
November 30, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901023/rhein-and-rhubarb-similarly-protect-the-blood-brain-barrier-after-experimental-traumatic-brain-injury-via-gp91-phox-subunit-of-nadph-oxidase-ros-erk-mmp-9-signaling-pathway
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Yang Wang, Xuegong Fan, Tao Tang, Rong Fan, Chunhu Zhang, Zebing Huang, Weijun Peng, Pingping Gan, Xingui Xiong, Wei Huang, Xi Huang
Oxidative stress chiefly contributes to the disruption of the BBB following traumatic brain injury (TBI). The Chinese herbal medicine rhubarb is a promising antioxidant in treating TBI. Here we performed in vivo and in vitro experiments to determine whether rhubarb and its absorbed bioactive compound protected the BBB after TBI by increasing ZO-1 expression through inhibition of gp91(phox) subunit of NADPH oxidase/ROS/ERK/MMP-9 pathway. Rats were subjected to the controlled cortical impact (CCI) model, and primary rat cortical astrocytes were exposed to scratch-wound model...
November 30, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900483/indigo-naturalis-ameliorates-murine-dextran-sodium-sulfate-induced-colitis-via-aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor-activation
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Shoichiro Kawai, Hideki Iijima, Shinichiro Shinzaki, Satoshi Hiyama, Toshio Yamaguchi, Manabu Araki, Shuko Iwatani, Eri Shiraishi, Akira Mukai, Takahiro Inoue, Yoshito Hayashi, Masahiko Tsujii, Daisuke Motooka, Shota Nakamura, Tetsuya Iida, Tetsuo Takehara
BACKGROUND: Indigo Naturalis (IN) is used as a traditional herbal medicine for ulcerative colitis (UC). However, the mechanisms of action of IN have not been clarified. We aimed to evaluate the efficacy of IN for ameliorating colonic inflammation. We further investigated the mechanisms of action of IN. METHODS: Colitis severity was assessed in dextran sodium sulfate-induced colitis and trinitrobenzene sulfonic acid-induced colitis models with or without the oral administration of IN or indigo, which is a known major component of IN...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900038/antitumor-effects-and-mechanisms-of-ganoderma-extracts-and-spores-oil
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Chun Chen, Peng Li, Ye Li, Guan Yao, Jian-Hua Xu
Ganoderma lucidum is a popular herbal medicine used in China to promote health. Modern studies have disclosed that the active ingredients of Ganoderma can exhibit several effects, including antitumor effects and immunomodulation. The present study evaluated the antitumor effects of self-prepared Ganoderma extracts and spores oil, and investigated the possible underlying mechanisms by observing the effects of the extracts and oil on topoisomerases and the cell cycle. The results showed that Ganoderma extracts and spores oil presented dose-dependent inhibitory effects on tumor cells...
November 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899689/herbal-medicine-for-management-of-the-behavioural-and-psychological-symptoms-of-dementia-bpsd-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Anna J Hyde, Brian H May, Lin Dong, Mei Feng, Shaonan Liu, Xinfeng Guo, Anthony Lin Zhang, Chuanjian Lu, Charlie Changli Xue
Management of the behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia remains a challenge worldwide. Herbal medicines may play a role in the development of new interventions. To determine effects of herbal medicines for management of the behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia, meta-analysis was conducted of 31 controlled trials (3613 participants). Frequently tested herbal medicines were the Ginkgo biloba leaf extract EGb 761 (seven studies) and the multi-ingredient formula Yokukansan (eight studies)...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896487/natural-compounds-as-occult-ototoxins-ginkgo-biloba-flavonoids-moderately-damage-lateral-line-hair-cells
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Sarah Neveux, Nicole K Smith, Anna Roche, Bruce E Blough, Wimal Pathmasiri, Allison B Coffin
Several drugs, including aminoglycosides and platinum-based chemotherapy agents, are well known for their ototoxic properties. However, FDA-approved drugs are not routinely tested for ototoxicity, so their potential to affect hearing often goes unrecognized. This issue is further compounded for natural products, where there is a lack of FDA oversight and the manufacturer is solely responsible for ensuring the safety of their products. Natural products such as herbal supplements are easily accessible and commonly used in the practice of traditional eastern and alternative medicine...
November 28, 2016: Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology: JARO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894973/is-there-nothing-new-under-the-sun-the-influence-of-herbals-and-pharmacopoeias-on-ethnobotanical-traditions-in-albacete-spain
#14
Diego Rivera, Alonso Verde, Concepción Obón, Francisco Alcaraz, Candelaria Moreno, Teresa Egea, José Fajardo, José Antonio Palazón, Arturo Valdés, Maria Adele Signorini, Piero Bruschi
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: This paper has two overarching aims: (1) presenting the results of studying the Albacete tariff of medicines of 1526 and (2) broadly analyzing the origin and influences of medicinal traditional knowledge in the region of Albacete, Spain. We use historical and modern literature that may have influenced this knowledge. Our primary goal was to determine the ingredients used in the pharmacy in the 16th century CE in Albacete through the analysis of the tariff, and our secondary goal was to investigate until when ingredients and uses present in pharmacy and herbals persisted in later periods...
November 25, 2016: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894972/transcriptome-inference-and-systems-approaches-to-polypharmacology-and-drug-discovery-in-herbal-medicine
#15
Peng Li, Jianxin Chen, Wuxia Zhang, Bangze Fu, Wei Wang
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Herbal medicine is a concoction of numerous chemical ingredients, and it exhibits polypharmacological effects to act on multiple pharmacological targets, regulating different biological mechanisms and treating a variety of diseases. Thus, this complexity is impossible to deconvolute by the reductionist method of extracting one active ingredient acting on one biological target. AIM OF THE STUDY: To dissect the polypharmacological effects of herbal medicines and their underling pharmacological targets as well as their corresponding active ingredients...
November 25, 2016: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893605/synergistic-combinations-of-five-single-drugs-from-centella-asiatica-for-neuronal-differentiation
#16
Jinjin Lin, Hui Jiang, Xianting Ding
To identify alternatives of nerve growth factor, which could promote NF68 protein expression and contribute toward neuronal differentiation, five compounds namely: asiatic acid, madecassic, madecassoside, quercetin, and isoquercetin, obtained from Centella asiatica, were examined for their neuronal differentiation effects on PC12 cells. C. asiatica has been applied as an effective herbal medicine for the treatment of various diseases, including depression. According to a statistical design of experiments, both single compound and compound combinations were evaluated...
January 1, 2017: Neuroreport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891352/herbal-fixed-dose-combinations-in-nepal-growing-concerns-in-a-developing-country
#17
Arjun Poudel, Kadir Alam, Subish Palaian, Mohamed Izham Mohamed Ibrahim
Herbal medicines are mostly prepared as a combination therapy that has been used since therapeutic was first practiced. Combination products, also known as Fixed Dose Combinations (FDCs) of herbal remedies are in widespread use in Nepal. Herbal FDCs are in common practice because it is believed to have better adherence, less side effects and easy accessibility. Nevertheless, combination products possess greater risk of adverse effects, increases costs associated with treatments and leads to an ineffective dosages...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890005/mechanism-based-inhibitors-from-phytomedicine-risks-of-hepatotoxicity-and-their-potential-hepatotoxic-substructures
#18
Lili Wang, Xin He, Chunhuan Jin, Gregory Ondieki
The adverse reactions and side effects associated with use of herbal medicines, especially their damaging effects on the liver have increasingly been reported worldwide. Some of the herbal ingredients have the potential risk of herb-induced liver injury but their hepatotoxicity mechanisms and associated risk factors are not well characterized until now. Xenobiotics are catalyzed by cytochrome P450 enzymes into highly reactive metabolites, which can covalently bind to the enzyme itself and subsequently cause mechanism-based inhibition (MBI)...
November 23, 2016: Current Drug Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889823/goshajinkigan-for-reducing-chemotherapy-induced-peripheral-neuropathy-protocol-for-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#19
Nobuaki Hoshino, Koya Hida, Riki Ganeko, Yoshiharu Sakai
PURPOSE: Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) is an issue for both cancer patients and specialists, and the number of cases of CIPN is growing with the increasing number of cancer patients worldwide. CIPN is often caused by common anticancer drugs such as taxanes and platinum analogs. These are key drugs for various cancers including colorectal and gastric cancers. However, there are currently no effective drugs to prevent CIPN. Goshajinkigan, a Japanese traditional herbal medicine (Kampo), is a promising drug which is used to treat diabetic neuropathy in Japan...
November 26, 2016: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888133/network-pharmacology-based-study-on-the-mechanism-of-action-for-herbal-medicines-in-alzheimer-treatment
#20
Jiansong Fang, Ling Wang, Tian Wu, Cong Yang, Li Gao, Haobin Cai, Junhui Liu, Shuhuan Fang, Yunbo Chen, Wen Tan, Qi Wang
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Alzheimer's disease (AD), as the most common type of dementia, has brought a heavy economic burden to healthcare system around the world. However, currently there is still lack of effective treatment for AD patients. Herbal medicines, featured as multiple herbs, ingredients and targets, have accumulated a great deal of valuable experience in treating AD although the exact molecular mechanisms are still unclear. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this investigation, we proposed a network pharmacology-based method, which combined large-scale text-mining, drug-likeness filtering, target prediction and network analysis to decipher the mechanisms of action for the most widely studied medicinal herbs in AD treatment...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
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