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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937913/dietary-euphorbia-hirta-extract-improved-the-resistance-of-african-catfish-clarias-gariepinus-to-aeromonas-hydrophila
#1
Atefeh Sheikhlar, Goh Yong Meng, Razak Alimon, Nicholas Romano, Mahdi Ebrahimi
Aqueous and methanol extracts of lemon (Citrus lemon) peel, Euphorbia hirta (aerial parts) and fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum) seeds were tested for their in vitro antimicrobial activities against the bacterium Aeromonas hydrophila. A swab paper disk method showed the methanol extract of E. hirta (EHE) had the largest inhibition zone and the lowest minimal inhibitory concentration compared to all other herbal extracts. Based on these results, EHE was included in the diets of African catfish (Clarias gariepinus) at 0 (control), 2, 5 or 7 g/kg diet (experiment 1)...
September 22, 2017: Journal of Aquatic Animal Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937158/bioactivity-guided-isolation-of-neuritogenic-triterpenoids-from-the-leaves-of-ilex-latifolia-thunb
#2
Xueli Cao, Yu Liu, Jing Li, Lan Xiang, Hiroyuki Osada, Jianhua Qi
Ilex latifolia Thunb is a traditional Chinese tea and herbal medicine. In this study, one new triterpene saponin (1) and six known triterpenoids (2-7) were isolated from the methanol extract of I. latifolia using a PC12 cell bioassay system. The structures and stereochemistry of these compounds were elucidated using spectroscopic methods and chemical derivatization. This new triterpene saponin (1) was characterized as an ursolic type acid with a 19α-hydroxyl and a trisaccharide moiety at C-3. Compound 1 significantly promoted the neurite outgrowth in PC12 cells by 52% at 10 μM, whereas compounds 2-7 showed less neuritogenic activity...
September 22, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936853/-classics-textual-research-and-using-situation-investigation-of-tibetan-medicine-zha-xun
#3
Yun Cao, Rui Gu, Ming-Ming Zhao, Yu-Ying Ma, Shi-Hong Zhong, Jian Rang, Peng Mi
In this article the classics textual research to the origin of "Zha-xun" was carried out, the ethnobotanical research methods, the origin of visits, key informant interviews, sample collection and textual research were applied in the research. The results showed that the hypothesis of Zha-xun"s origin mainly included "source of mine", "source of feces", "source of monkey menstrual blood" in China. There were "source of fossil", "source of the plant secretion" abroad. The authors had interviewed the villagers at origin, herbalists, Tibetan doctors, herb dealers, foreign scholars for a total of 18 people, and collecting 45 batches medicinal materials...
December 2016: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936826/-combined-application-of-chinese-and-western-medicine-precise-positioning-for-clinical-efficacy
#4
Yan-Ming Xie, Lian-Xin Wang
Combined application of Chinese and western medicine is widespread in clinical real world because national policy emphasizes both Chinese medicine and western medicine. The studies on the combined use of Chinese and western medicine, are conducive to clinical precise positioning, promote self positioning of Chinese patent medicines and Chinese medicine enterprises based on suitable application fields, and provide direction for the deepening development of herbal industry. In addition, the studies on clinical evaluation and mechanism of combined use of Chinese and western medicine can provide basis for formulating national health policies and promoting medical resource fairness...
December 2016: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936700/prescription-of-sedative-drugs-during-hospital-stay-a-swiss-prospective-study
#5
Laurence Schumacher, Maria Dobrinas, Damien Tagan, Annelore Sautebin, Anne-Laure Blanc, Nicolas Widmer
BACKGROUND: In recent years, the number of prescriptions for sedative drugs has increased significantly, as has their long-term use. Moreover, sedative use is frequently initiated during hospital stays. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to describe new prescriptions of sedative drugs during hospital stays and evaluate their maintenance as discharge medication. METHODS: This observational prospective study took place in an internal medicine ward of a Swiss hospital over a period of 3 months in 2014...
September 21, 2017: Drugs—Real World Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936557/adjuvant-activity-of-saponins-from-kazakhstani-plants-on-the-immune-responses-to-subunit-influenza-vaccine
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A S Turmagambetova, P G Alexyuk, A P Bogoyavlenskiy, I A Zaitseva, E S Omirtaeva, M S Alexyuk, N S Sokolova, V E Berezin
In recent years, there have been a number of reports on the successful use of immunostimulatory complexes with saponins and viral glycoproteins as veterinary vaccines and in clinical trials for human medicine. The saponins Algiox, Sapanox and Pangisan were isolated and purified by HPLC from Allochrusa gypsophiloides, Saponaria officinalis and Gypsophila paniculata plants in Kazakhstan and they proved to have low toxicity in experiments with mice, chickens and chicken embryos. Algiox, Sapanox and Pangisan can be used to create immunostimulatory complexes (ISCOMs) similar to saponin-Quil-A-containing ISCOMs both in structure and in immunostimulatory efficiency...
September 21, 2017: Archives of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935866/mulberry-leaf-alleviates-streptozotocin-induced-diabetic-rats-by-attenuating-nefa-signaling-and-modulating-intestinal-microflora
#7
Yao Sheng, Shujuan Zheng, Tianshi Ma, Chuanhai Zhang, Xiaoqun Ou, Xiaoyun He, Wentao Xu, Kunlun Huang
Improvement of hyperglycemia through dietotherapy/herbal remedy is an effective approach to treating diabetes. In this study, mulberry leaf, famous for silkworm's special food and therapeutic value without any side effects, alleviated diabetes by attenuating NEFA signaling and modulating intestinal microflora. Mulberry leaf treatment significantly reduce fasting blood-glucose and HbA1c, ameliorate the blood lipid profile and improve insulin resistance in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats. Mechanistically, we found that mulberry leaf inhibited NEFA signaling by reducing downstream signaling in the NEFA pathway, further verified by reduced PKC and improved cellular energy homeostasis based on restored expression of PGC-1α, AK2, OXPHOS and adiponectin...
September 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935552/natural-products-applied-against-hydatid-cyst-protoscolices-a-review-of-past-to-present
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REVIEW
Mohammad Hasan Kohansal Koshki, Abbasali Nourian, Mohammad Taghi Rahimi, Ahmad Daryani, Adel Spotin, Ehsan Ahmadpour
Echinococcus granulosus is the causative agent of cystic echinococcosis (CE), which is distributed all around the world. CE is one of the most important global parasitic infectious diseases, both in humans and animals. This parasite causes hydatid cysts that can be lodge at different organs of host such as liver, lung even in heart and brain which may lead to death. Presently, numerous scolicidal chemical agents have been administrated for inactivation of the hydatid cyst contents. Because of increasing resistance and adverse effects of medications include abnormalities of liver function, abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, and headache; there is a need to find alternative therapies either with the least or without side effects...
September 18, 2017: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934153/inhibitory-effect-of-selaginellins-from-selaginella-tamariscina-beauv-spring-against-cytochrome-p450-and-uridine-5-diphosphoglucuronosyltransferase-isoforms-on-human-liver-microsomes
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Jae-Kyung Heo, Phi-Hung Nguyen, Won Cheol Kim, Nguyen Minh Phuc, Kwang-Hyeon Liu
Selaginella tamariscina (Beauv.) has been used for traditional herbal medicine for treatment of cancer, hepatitis, and diabetes in the Orient. Numerous bioactive compounds including alkaloids, flavonoids, lignans, and selaginellins have been identified in this medicinal plant. Among them, selaginellins having a quinone methide unit and an alkylphenol moiety have been known to possess anticancer, antidiabetic, and neuroprotective activity. Although there have been studies on the biological activities of selaginellins, their modulatory potential of cytochrome P450 (P450) and uridine 5'-diphosphoglucuronosyltransferase (UGT) activities have not been previously evaluated...
September 21, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933978/the-glycosidase-treatment-of-gentianae-scabrae-radix-converts-trifloroside-into-deglucosyltrifloroside-with-an-enhancement-of-antioxidative-effects
#10
Eun-Ju Yang, Ju-Gyeong Lee, Kyung-Sik Song
Herbal medicines were subjected to enzyme reaction by using a commercial glycosidase AMG-300L, and were evaluated for enhancement of their antioxidative activities. The methanolic extract of Gentianae Scabrae Radix (GSR) showed the most dramatic changes after enzyme reaction, as seen in the high-performance liquid chromatography profiles and an increase in the 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) radical scavenging effect. Trifloroside (1, TF) was identified as being significantly decreased by enzyme reaction, whereas deglucosyltrifloroside (2, DTF) increased...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933362/male-infertility-the-effect-of-natural-antioxidants-and-phytocompounds-on-seminal-oxidative-stress
#11
REVIEW
Malik Adewoyin, Muhammad Ibrahim, Ramli Roszaman, Muhammad Lokman Md Isa, Nur Aizura Mat Alewi, Ainin Azwani Abdul Rafa, Mohd Nur Nasyriq Anuar
Defective sperm function has been identified as the most common cause of infertility. The objective of this study was to review recent findings on the effects of various antioxidants on male fertility. High amounts of poly unsaturated fatty acid are found in the mammalian spermatozoa membranes, thereby making them susceptible to lipid peroxidation. Although, free radicals and reactive oxygen species (ROS) play major roles in reproduction, they are strongly associated with oxidative stress. Furthermore, factors such as obesity, inflammation, pollutants and cigarette smoking are negatively correlated with spermatogenesis...
March 1, 2017: Diseases (Basel)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933125/-analysis-of-diemailing-kudiezi-injection-use-in-real-world-in-7-189-patients-with-cerebral-infarction
#12
Xing Liao, Yin Zhang, Yan-Ming Xie, Yan Liu, Dan-Hui Yi, Yi-Li Zhang, Feng Chen
This is a study based on hospital intensive monitoring to explore medication use of Diemailing Kudiezi injection(one Chinese herbal medicine injection) in real word in the patients with cerebral infarction. The active monitoring model was adopted and hospital intensive monitoring on safety of 7 189 cases of patients with cerebral infarction was conducted to obtain the drug use information of Diemailing injection. The results were analyzed by using statistical description and association rule method. The statistical description and association rule analysis were conducted based on patients' basic demographic characteristics, use of Diemailing injection and combined use of drugs...
December 2016: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933099/-herbal-textual-research-of-common-mongolian-medicine-du-ge-mo-nong
#13
Jie Xi, Hua-Rong Zhong, Wucharila-Tu, Buhe Bater, Hui-Hu Li, Guo-Yue Zhong
This study is aimed to provide the source for clinical medication by clarifing the common base of Mongolia medicinal materials "Du Ge Mo Nong". In this paper literature research and plant taxonomy method were adopted combined with investigation of the markets and clinical use status to clarify the origin of common traditional Mongolian medicine "Du Ge Mo Nong". The results showed that the Mongolian medicine "Du Ge Mo Nong" and Tibetan medicine "Du Mu Niu" were the same crude drug and originated from the seeds of Holarrhena antidysenteriaca of family Apocynaceae in earliest time...
November 2016: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933076/-strategies-of-elucidation-of-biosynthetic-pathways-of-natural-products
#14
Li-Qiu Zou, Xue-Jun Kuang, Chao Sun, Shi-Lin Chen
Elucidation of the biosynthetic pathways of natural products is not only the major goal of herb genomics, but also the solid foundation of synthetic biology of natural products. Here, this paper reviewed recent advance in this field and put forward strategies to elucidate the biosynthetic pathway of natural products. Firstly, a proposed biosynthetic pathway should be set up based on well-known knowledge about chemical reactions and information on the identified compounds, as well as studies with isotope tracer...
November 2016: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932226/immunomodulatory-properties-of-coriolus-versicolor-the-role-of-polysaccharopeptide
#15
REVIEW
Mohammad H Saleh, Iran Rashedi, Armand Keating
Traditional uses of herbal medicine have depended mostly on anecdotal evidence for much of history. The increasing application of scientific rigor to the study some of these traditional therapies in recent years has revealed potent bioactivity, notably demonstrated by the 2015 Nobel Prize for the discovery of an antimalarial compound from traditional Chinese herbs. Given the recent successes of immunotherapy and checkpoint blockade, there is a renewed interest in identifying new drugs with immunomodulatory effects...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932063/-castor-oil-the-culprit-of-acute-hair-felting
#16
V Ramya Maduri, Ahalya Vedachalam, S Kiruthika
Acute hair felting is a rare disorder of scalp hair. In this condition, the hair becomes twisted, entangled as a hard stony mass resembling a bird's nest. Sudden hair matting has been reported earlier in the literature after vigorous use of chemical and herbal shampoos. Plica polonica is a patchy area of hair matting occurring in due course of time in neglected hair or underlying psychiatric illness. This case is interesting as the whole scalp hair matted immediately after using coconut oil and castor oil following washing...
July 2017: International Journal of Trichology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930267/%C3%AE-selinene-rich-essential-oils-from-the-parts-of-callicarpa-macrophylla-and-their-antioxidant-and-pharmacological-activities
#17
Mahesh Chandra, Om Prakash, Ravendra Kumar, Rakesh Kumar Bachheti, Brij Bhushan, Mahesh Kumar, Anil Kumar Pant
Background:Callicarpa macrophylla (Varbenaceae) is a medicinal shrub and is traditionally used in India, China, and South Asia. Methods: The plant material was collected from lower Himalayan region of Uttarakhand in India. The essential oils from three different aerial parts were analyzed by GC-MS. Antioxidant activity, phenolic assay, and various pharmacological activities were determined by using existing methods which are generally practiced widely. Results: Over 51, 53, and 40 compounds were identified in C...
July 10, 2017: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930235/current-usage-of-traditional-chinese-medicine-for-breast-cancer-a-narrative-approach-to-the-experiences-of-women-with-breast-cancer-in-australia-a-pilot-study
#18
Dianna Porter, Suzanne Cochrane, Xiaoshu Zhu
Background: The use of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) by breast cancer patients is growing. Few studies have examined the complexity of breast cancer survivors' attitudes, lived experiences, barriers, and perceptions in using TCM as part of their treatment journey. This article examines breast cancer survivors' experiences, perceptions of, and benefits (or not) in using TCM. Methods: Qualitative research, using semi-structured interviews, was the chosen methodology. Results: Participants used TCM as a form of self-help and as a complement, not an alternative, to standard care...
April 21, 2017: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930228/interaction-of-plant-extracts-with-central-nervous-system-receptors
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REVIEW
Kenneth Lundstrom, Huyen Thanh Pham, Long Doan Dinh
Background: Plant extracts have been used in traditional medicine for the treatment of various maladies including neurological diseases. Several central nervous system receptors have been demonstrated to interact with plant extracts and components affecting the pharmacology and thereby potentially playing a role in human disease and treatment. For instance, extracts from Hypericum perforatum (St. John's wort) targeted several CNS receptors. Similarly, extracts from Piper nigrum, Stephania cambodica, and Styphnolobium japonicum exerted inhibition of agonist-induced activity of the human neurokinin-1 receptor...
February 23, 2017: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930223/successful-pregnancy-after-treatment-with-chinese-herbal-medicine-in-a-43-year-old-woman-with-diminished-ovarian-reserve-and-multiple-uterus-fibrosis-a-case-report
#20
Benqi Teng, Jie Peng, Madeleine Ong, Xianqin Qu
OBJECTIVE: To highlight a natural approach to coexisting oligomenorrhea, subfertility, luteal phase insufficiency and multiple fibroids cohesively when in vitro fertilisation (IVF) has failed. CASE PRESENTATION: A 43-year-old woman with diminished ovarian reserve and multiple uterine fibroids had previously been advised to discontinue IVF treatment. According to Chinese Medicine diagnosis, herbal formulae were prescribed for improving age-related ovarian insufficiency as well as to control the growth of fibroids...
February 9, 2017: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
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