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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458147/sessein-and-isosessein-with-anti-inflammatory-antibacterial-and-antioxidant-activity-isolated-from-salvia-sessei-benth
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Abraham Gómez-Rivera, Manasés González-Cortazar, Maribel Herrera-Ruíz, Alejandro Zamilpa, Verónica Rodríguez-López
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Salvia sessei Benth, popularly known as "pipilolxochitl" or "sabanito", is a plant utilized in Mexico in traditional medicine for the treatment of erysipela. To date, only one report, to our knowledge, has been found in which a royleanone-type diterpene of the aerial parts of the species was isolated but, again to our knowledge, studies have not been conducted on the pharmacological activity of extracts and compounds isolated from this plant...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456380/moxibustion-artemisia-plant-at-acupuncture-point-as-alternative-therapy-in-hypertension-a-promising-approach
#2
Mohammad Jamshed Siddiqui, Mohamad Fadly Bin Kamarudin, Abdul Kareem Mohammed Al-Shami, Siti Zaiton Mat So'ad, Shazia Qasim Jamshed
Hypertension is a pathological condition in which the blood pressure is higher than under normal physiological conditions, i.e., 140/90 mmHg or higher. Blood pressure is measured as the force exerted by the blood pumped by the heart against the walls of arteries (aorta) and distributed throughout the body. Use of complementary and alternative medicine as a cure for hypertension is a common phenomenon because of the high risk of cardiovascular complications and kidney diseases caused by conventional Western medicine...
October 2017: Journal of Pharmacy & Bioallied Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454914/substituting-one-paris-for-another-in-vitro-cytotoxic-and-in-vivo-antitumor-activities-of-paris-forrestii-a-substitute-of-paris-polyphylla-var-yunnanensis
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Yue-Hu Wang, Min Shi, Hong-Mei Niu, Jun Yang, Meng-Yuan Xia, Ji-Feng Luo, Ying-Jie Chen, Yi-Ping Zhou, Heng Li
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Chong-lou (Paris polyphylla var. yunnanensis or P. polyphylla var. chinensis) is traditionally used as an anticancer medicine in China. It is also the material basis of some Chinese patent anticancer medicines, such as Gan-Fu-Le capsules, Bo-Er-Ning capsules, Lou-Lian capsules, Ruan-Jian oral liquid, and Qi-Zhen capsules. P. forrestii, a substitute for Chong-lou, is planted at a large scale in the Yunnan Province of China. AIM OF THE STUDY: To clarify the active chemical constituents of P...
February 15, 2018: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452141/a-rich-source-of-potential-bioactive-compounds-with-anticancer-activities-by-catharanthus-roseus-cambium-meristematic-stem-cell-cultures
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So Hyun Moon, Muthuraman Pandurangan, Doo Hwan Kim, Jelli Venkatesh, Rahul V Patel, Bhupendra M Mistry
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL IMPORTANCE: Catharanthus roseus (L.) G. Don. is an important medicinal plant with rich sources of remarkable health benefits consisting more than 100 alkaloids and significant amounts of bioactive compounds, which have been widely used as a folk medicine for treatment of several pathologies. THE AIM OF THE STUDY: In the present study, we isolated and cultured innately undifferentiated cambium meristematic cells (CMCs), which were observed stable cell growth, enhancement of bioactive compounds from C...
February 13, 2018: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451901/the-novel-antibiotic-rhodomyrtone-traps-membrane-proteins-in-vesicles-with-increased-fluidity
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Dennapa Saeloh, Varomyalin Tipmanee, Kin Ki Jim, Marien P Dekker, Wilbert Bitter, Supayang P Voravuthikunchai, Michaela Wenzel, Leendert W Hamoen
The acylphloroglucinol rhodomyrtone is a promising new antibiotic isolated from the rose myrtle Rhodomyrtus tomentosa, a plant used in Asian traditional medicine. While many studies have demonstrated its antibacterial potential in a variety of clinical applications, very little is known about the mechanism of action of rhodomyrtone. Preceding studies have been focused on intracellular targets, but no specific intracellular protein could be confirmed as main target. Using live cell, high-resolution, and electron microscopy we demonstrate that rhodomyrtone causes large membrane invaginations with a dramatic increase in fluidity, which attract a broad range of membrane proteins...
February 16, 2018: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449878/complete-chloroplast-genome-of-the-medicinal-plant-amomum-compactum-gene-organization-comparative-analysis-and-phylogenetic-relationships-within-zingiberales
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Ming-Li Wu, Qing Li, Jiang Xu, Xi-Wen Li
Background: Amomum compactum is one of the basic species of the traditional herbal medicine amomi fructus rotundus, with great pharmacology effect. The system position of A. compactum is not clear yet, and the introduction of this plant has been hindered by many plant diseases. However, the correlational molecular studies are relatively scarce. Methods: The total chloroplast (cp) DNA was extracted according to previous studies, and then sequenced by 454 GS FLX Titanium platform...
2018: Chinese Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449876/authenticity-analyses-of-rhizoma-paridis-using-barcoding-coupled-with-high-resolution-melting-bar-hrm-analysis-to-control-its-quality-for-medicinal-plant-product
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Bao-Zhong Duan, Ya-Ping Wang, Hai-Lan Fang, Chao Xiong, Xi-Wen Li, Ping Wang, Shi-Lin Chen
Background: Rhizoma Paridis (Chonglou) is a commonly used and precious traditional Chinese medicine. Paris polyphylla Smith var. yunnanensis (Franch.) Hand. -Mazz. and Paris polyphylla Smith var . chinensis (Franch.) Hara are the two main sources of Chonglou under the monograph of Rhizoma Paridis in Chinese Pharmacopoeia. In the local marketplace, however, this medicine is prone to be accidentally contaminated, deliberately substituted or admixed with other species that are similar to Rhizoma Paridis in shape and color...
2018: Chinese Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448941/traditional-healing-practices-in-rural-bangladesh-a-qualitative-investigation
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Md Imdadul Haque, A B M Alauddin Chowdhury, Md Shahjahan, Md Golam Dostogir Harun
BACKGROUND: Traditional healing practice is an important and integral part of healthcare systems in almost all countries of the world. Very few studies have addressed the holistic scenario of traditional healing practices in Bangladesh, although these serve around 80% of the ailing people. This study explored distinctive forms of traditional healing practices in rural Bangladesh. METHODS: During July to October 2007, the study team conducted 64 unstructured interviews, and 18 key informant interviews with traditional healers and patients from Bhabanipur and Jobra, two adjacent villages in Chittagong district, Bangladesh...
February 15, 2018: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447984/salicin-7-sulfate-a-new-salicinoid-from-willow-and-implications-for-herbal-medicine
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Clarice Noleto-Dias, Jane L Ward, Alice Bellisai, Charlotte Lomax, Michael H Beale
Willow (Salix sp.) is a historically well-known herbal medicine that provided the lead compound (salicin) for the discovery of aspirin, one of the most successful plant derived drugs in human medicine. During a metabolomics screen of 86 Salix species contained in the UK National Willow Collection, we have discovered, isolated and fully characterised a new natural salicinoid - salicin-7-sulfate. This molecule may have important human pharmacological actions that need to be considered in determining the efficacy and safety of willow herbal medicines...
February 12, 2018: Fitoterapia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446825/phytomedicines-medicines-derived-from-plants-for-sickle-cell-disease
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REVIEW
Oluseyi Oniyangi, Damian H Cohall
BACKGROUND: Sickle cell disease, a common recessively inherited haemoglobin disorder, affects people from sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East, Mediterranean basin, Indian subcontinent, Caribbean and South America. It is associated with complications and a reduced life expectancy. Phytomedicines (medicine derived from plants in their original state) encompass many of the plant remedies from traditional healers which the populations most affected would encounter. Laboratory research and limited clinical trials have suggested positive effects of phytomedicines both in vivo and in vitro...
February 15, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445628/medicinal-properties-of-adiantum-capillus-veneris-linn-in-traditional-medicine-and-modern-phytotherapy-a-review-article
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REVIEW
Sahar Dehdari, Homa Hajimehdipoor
Background: Adiantum capillus-veneris Linn (Maidenhair fern) is an herb belonging to the family Pteridaceae. It is named as " Pare-siavashan " in medical and pharmaceutical textbooks of Iranian Traditional Medicine. The fronds of Maidenhair fern were mainly administrated by ancient physicians as single medicine or in combination with other plants in multi-herbal formulations for curing different diseases. Because of different chemical compositions, the herb fronds were also assessed for its numerous pharmacological effects...
February 2018: Iranian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445417/bioactive-polysaccharides-from-natural-resources-including-chinese-medicinal-herbs-on-tissue-repair
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REVIEW
Qiu Li, Yiming Niu, Panfei Xing, Chunming Wang
Background: Functional polysaccharides can be derived from plants (including herbs), animals and microorganisms. They have been widely used in a broad of biomedical applications, such as immunoregulatory agents or drug delivery vehicles. In the past few years, increasing studies have started to develop natural polysaccharides-based biomaterials for various applications in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. Main body: We discuss in this article the emerging applications of natural polysaccharides-particularly those derived from Chinese medicine-for wound healing...
2018: Chinese Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445390/approaches-and-recent-developments-for-the-commercial-production-of-semi-synthetic-artemisinin
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REVIEW
Stephanie H Kung, Sean Lund, Abhishek Murarka, Derek McPhee, Chris J Paddon
The antimalarial drug artemisinin is a natural product produced by the plant Artemisia annua . Extracts of A. annua have been used in Chinese herbal medicine for over two millennia. Following the re-discovery of A. annua extract as an effective antimalarial, and the isolation and structural elucidation of artemisinin as the active agent, it was recommended as the first-line treatment for uncomplicated malaria in combination with another effective antimalarial drug (Artemisinin Combination Therapy) by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2002...
2018: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445343/medicinal-plants-from-near-east-for-cancer-therapy
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REVIEW
Mohammad S Abu-Darwish, Thomas Efferth
Background: Cancer is one of the major problems affecting public health worldwide. As other cultures, the populations of the Near East rely on medicinal herbs and their preparations to fight cancer. Methods: We compiled data derived from historical ethnopharmacological information as well as in vitro and in vivo results and clinical findings extracted from different literature databases including (PubMed, Scopus, Web of Science, and Google Scholar) during the past two decades. Results: In this survey, we analyzed the huge amount of data available on anticancer ethnopharmacological sources used in the Near East...
2018: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445170/brm270-inhibits-cancer-stem-cell-maintenance-via-microrna-regulation-in-chemoresistant-a549-lung-adenocarcinoma-cells
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Taeho Kwon, Nisansala Chandimali, Do Luong Huynh, Jiao Jiao Zhang, Nameun Kim, Yesol Bak, Do-Young Yoon, Dae-Yeul Yu, Jae Cheol Lee, Meeta Gera, Mrinmoy Ghosh, Yang Ho Park, Dong Kee Jeong
Chemotherapy is a standard treatment for non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). However, the dose-limiting toxicity of drugs and the development of chemoresistance are major clinical challenges to successful management of NSCLC. Asian traditional medicine is gaining global attention as a non-toxic alternative to chemotherapy. BRM270 is an extract formulated from seven Asian medicinal plants that has been shown to inhibit tumor cell proliferation in diverse cancer types. We previously demonstrated that BRM270 suppresses tumorigenesis by negatively regulating nuclear factor-κB signaling in multidrug-resistant cancer stem cells (CSCs)...
February 14, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444684/medicinal-plants-used-by-traditional-healers-to-treat-malignancies-and-other-human-ailments-in-dalle-district-sidama-zone-ethiopia
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Nigatu Tuasha, Beyene Petros, Zemede Asfaw
BACKGROUND: Medicinal plants (MPs) used by traditional healers (THs) were investigated in Megera and adjacent subdistricts (kebeles) of Dalle District, Sidama Zone, southern Ethiopia. The objective of the study was to identify and record MPs and their traditional uses in the treatment of various human ailments with emphasis on malignancies and other most frequently reported diseases. METHODS: Traditional medicinal knowledge held by 20 THs was investigated following standard ethnobotanical approaches...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444667/in-vitro-antileishmanial-and-cytotoxicity-activities-of-essential-oils-from-haplophyllum-tuberculatum-a-juss-leaves-stems-and-aerial-parts
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Assia Hamdi, Joanne Bero, Claire Beaufay, Guido Flamini, Zohra Marzouk, Yvan Vander Heyden, Joelle Quetin-Leclercq
BACKGROUND: Plants used for traditional medicine produce diverse and complex secondary metabolites exhibiting various medicinal properties. The medicinal plant Haplophyllum tuberculatum is used by native people against malaria and parasitic infections. METHODS: In this study and in order to contribute for the search of new natural drugs for leishmaniasis, the essential oils of H. tuberculatum leaves, stems and aerial parts (leaves+stems) collected in two different periods, 2013 and 2015, and their components by GC/FID and GC/MS analyses were investigated...
February 14, 2018: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29442202/anti-inflammatory-effect-of-oligostilbenoids-from-vitis-heyneana-in-lps-stimulated-raw-264-7-macrophages-via-suppressing-the-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-activation
#18
Do Thi Ha, Phung Thanh Long, Tran Thi Hien, Dao Trong Tuan, Nguyen Thi Thuy An, Nguyen Minh Khoi, Ha Van Oanh, Tran Manh Hung
BACKGROUND: Vitis heyneana is widely distributed in the north of Vietnam, it has been used in Vietnamese traditional medicine as an agent for treatment of arthritis, bronchitis, carbuncles and inflammatory conditions, and menstrual irregularities. However, this plant has not been investigated in phytochemical constituents and biological effects, especially in the anti-inflammatory property. RESULTS: Bioassay-guided fractionation of the EtOAc soluble fraction from the aerial part of Vitis heyneana resulted in the isolation of a series of oligostilbenoids as piceid (1), 2-r-viniferin (2), betulifol A (3), vitisinol C (4), (-)-trans-ε-viniferin (5), α-viniferin (6), shoreaketon (7), amurensin B (8), vitisinol B (9), and cis-vitisin B (10)...
February 13, 2018: Chemistry Central Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29441408/macronutrient-composition-and-food-groups-associated-with-gestational-weight-gain-the-gusto-study
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Jun S Lai, Shu E Soh, See Ling Loy, Marjorelee Colega, Michael S Kramer, Jerry K Y Chan, Thiam Chye Tan, Lynnette P C Shek, Fabian K P Yap, Kok Hian Tan, Keith M Godfrey, Yap Seng Chong, Mary F F Chong
PURPOSE: To examine the associations of energy, macronutrient and food intakes with GWG on 960 pregnant women from the Growing Up in Singapore Towards healthy Outcomes (GUSTO) mother-offspring cohort. METHODS: Dietary intake was assessed at 26-28 weeks' gestation with a 24-hour recall and 3-day food diary. GWG z-scores were calculated from first (4-13 weeks' gestation) and last (30-40 weeks gestation) measured weights; inadequate and excessive GWG were defined using the Institute of Medicine recommendations based on weights between 15 and 35 weeks' gestation...
February 13, 2018: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439737/variability-of-phenolic-and-alkaloid-content-in-different-plant-parts-of-carissa-edulis-vahl-and-zanthoxylum-chalybeum-engl
#20
Judith Ssali Nantongo, Juventine Boaz Odoi, Grace Abigaba, Samson Gwali
OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to investigate the relative abundance and effect of post-harvest treatment on total phenolics (TP) and total alkaloids in the leaves and bark of Carissa edulis and Zanthoxylum chalybeum, which would give an indication of the suitability of leaves as alternative sources of medicine in these plant species. RESULTS: Results indicated higher levels of total phenolics than total alkaloids in both of the species under both freezing and air drying conditions...
February 13, 2018: BMC Research Notes
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