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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244711/flavonoids-and-ellagitannins-characterization-antioxidant-and-cytotoxic-activities-of-phyllanthus-acuminatus-vahl
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Mirtha Navarro, Ileana Moreira, Elizabeth Arnaez, Silvia Quesada, Gabriela Azofeifa, Felipe Vargas, Diego Alvarado, Pei Chen
The phenolic composition of leaves from Phyllanthus acuminatus L., a plant commonly used in Costa Rica as traditional medicine, was studied using UPLC-ESI-MS on an enriched phenolic extract. A total of 20 phenolic compounds were identified, comprising eight flavonoids (two flavanones-pinocembrin isomers and six derivatives from apigenin, chrysin, quercetin, and kaempferol); seven ellagitannins, two flavan-3-ols (prodelphinidin B dimer and (epi)gallocatechin); and three phenolic acids (ellagic acid, trimethylellagic acid, and ferulic acid)...
December 15, 2017: Plants (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243674/turmeric-a-condiment-cosmetic-and-cure
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REVIEW
Hima Gopinath, Kaliaperumal Karthikeyan
Turmeric (Curcuma longa L.) is an integral part of Asian culture and cuisine. It has been used in traditional medicine since centuries. A myriad of health benefits have been attributed to it. Curcumin, the most biologically active curcuminoid in turmeric, is being investigated in pre-clinical and clinical trials for its role in disease prevention and cure. It has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antineoplastic, anti-proliferative and antimicrobial effects. We review the chemistry of this plant, its cultural relevance in Indian skin care, and its uses in dermatology...
December 14, 2017: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243333/psoralea-corylifolia-l-ethnobotanical-biological-and-chemical-aspects-a-review
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REVIEW
Fiaz Alam, Gul Nawaz Khan, Muhammad Hassham Hassan Bin Asad
Psoralea corylifolia L. (Leguminosae) is a well-known traditional medicinal plant used from ancient times for treatment of various ailments. It is widely distributed and an important part of therapeutics in Ayurveda and in Chinese medicines. The aim of this review is to present comprehensive and most up to date report on its ethnobotanical, ethnopharmacological, clinical, phytochemical, and side effects. Studies on the ethnobotanical, ethnopharmacological, clinical, phytochemical, and side effects of P. corylifolia were published until year 2017 and were searched using various scientific databases...
December 15, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241765/oliveria-decumbens-essential-oil-chemical-compositions-and-antimicrobial-activity-against-the-growth-of-some-clinical-and-standard-strains-causing-infection
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Behrooz Alizadeh Behbahani, Farideh Tabatabaei Yazdi, Alireza Vasiee, Seyed Ali Mortazavi
Oliveria decumbens as a valuable medicinal plant is extensively used in traditional medicine. clinical and standard strains causing infection resistance to antimicrobial agents, is one of the important problems in medicine. The aim of this study was to investigate the antibacterial activities and phytochemical analysis of Oliveria decumbens essential oil on the growth of some clinical and standard strains causing infection (Pseudomonas aerogenes, Escherichia coli, Streptococcus pyogenes and Staphylococcus epidermidis)...
December 11, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241674/ethnomedicinal-plant-diversity-in-thailand
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Methee Phumthum, Kamonnate Srithi, Angkhana Inta, Auemporn Junsongduang, Kornkanok Tangjitman, Wittaya Pongamornkul, Chusie Trisonthi, Henrik Balslev
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Plants have provided medicine to humans for thousands of years, and in most parts of the world people still use traditional plant-derived medicine. Knowledge related to traditional use provides an important alternative to unavailable or expensive western medicine in many rural communities. At the same time, ethnomedicinal discoveries are valuable for the development of modern medicine. Unfortunately, globalization and urbanization causes the disappearance of much traditional medicinal plant knowledge...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239871/integrative-medicine-as-an-adjunct-to-orthopaedic-surgery
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James R Ficke, Nathan M Moroski, Steven D Ross, Ranjan Gupta
Patients often seek nontraditional forms of treatment, including alternative/complementary medical options, such as chiropractic care and acupuncture, to meet their personal needs. In the United States, interest has grown in methods to reduce pain and improve function through Ayurvedic medicine, which uses plant-based supplements, such as turmeric. Traditional allopathic medicine attempts to provide patients with evidence-based therapeutic regimens for their musculoskeletal conditions. Integrative medicine often is used to prevent and manage the sequelae associated with injuries and illnesses; however, competitive athletes and military personnel use complementary medicine for performance enhancement...
December 11, 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239523/iridoides-of-chemotaxonomy-relevance-a-new-antirrhinoside-ester-and-other-constituents-from-kickxia-spuria%C3%A2-subsp-integrifolia-brot-r-fern
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Alessandro Venditti, Claudio Frezza, Ilaria Serafini, Alessandro Ciccòla, Fabio Sciubba, Mauro Serafini, Armandodoriano Bianco
In this work, the secondary metabolite content of the ethanolic extract of Kickxia spuria subsp. integrifolia (Brot.) R. Fern. is reported. Fourteen compounds were isolated and identified by means of Column Chromatography and NMR and MS spectrometric techniques, respectively. Among these compounds, the chemotaxonomic markers of the species were evidenced whereas others were reported for the first time in the genus. Among these a new antirrhinoside derivative (12) was recognized. The iridoid content show a molecular pattern very similar to those reported for other taxa comprised in the Antirrhinae tribe of Plantaginaceae, thus providing an additional evidence to support the current botanical classification of the Kickxia genus...
December 14, 2017: Chemistry & Biodiversity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237384/ros-scavenging-and-anti-tyrosinase-properties-of-crocetin-on-b16f10-murine-melanoma-cells
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Seyed Hamed Hashemi-Shahri, Alireza Golshan, Seyed Ahmad Mohajeri, Javad Baharara, Elaheh Amini, Farzaneh Salek, Amirhossein Sahebkar, Zahra Tayarani-Najaran
BACKGROUND: Crocus sativus (Iridaceae) has been traditionally used in the Iranian folk medicine and as a culinary additive. Major components of the plant that are responsible for biological properties are saffranal, crocin, picrocrocin and crocetin. Although the level of crocetin is not high, some of the important activities of saffron such as antioxidant activity have been attributed to crocetin. OBJECTIVE: In the present study, we investigated the effects of crocetin on melanogenesis in B16 melanoma cells...
December 13, 2017: Anti-cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236070/lc-ms-ms-tandem-mass-spectrometry-for-analysis-of-phenolic-compounds-and-pentacyclic-triterpenes-in-antifungal-extracts-of-terminalia-brownii-fresen
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Enass Y A Salih, Pia Fyhrquist, Ashraf M A Abdalla, Abdelazim Y Abdelgadir, Markku Kanninen, Marketta Sipi, Olavi Luukkanen, Mustafa K M Fahmi, Mai H Elamin, Hiba A Ali
Decoctions and macerations of the stem bark and wood of Terminalia brownii Fresen. are used in traditional medicine for fungal infections and as fungicides on field crops and in traditional granaries in Sudan. In addition, T. brownii water extracts are commonly used as sprays for protecting wooden houses and furniture. Therefore, using agar disc diffusion and macrodilution methods, eight extracts of various polarities from the stem wood and bark were screened for their growth-inhibitory effects against filamentous fungi commonly causing fruit, vegetable, grain and wood decay, as well as infections in the immunocompromised host...
December 13, 2017: Antibiotics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235279/-advance-of-a-representative-traditional-tibetan-medicine-meconopsis-horridula-on-its-phytochemical-and-pharmacological-aspects
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REVIEW
Feng Zhao, He-Xin-Ge Zhang, Rui-Feng Bai, Bing-Zhao Tu, Xiao-Li Gao, Peng-Fei Tu, Xing-Yun Chai
Meconopsis horridula is one of alpine plants belonging to family Papaveraceae, mainly distributed in Himalaya Range area. M. horridula is a rare alpine flower, and is a kind of traditional Tibetan medicine, which has been included in more than 40 compound formulae, having efficacies of clearing away heat and alleviating pain, activating blood circulation to remove stasis, traditionally used for the treatment of fractures, injuries, and chest and back pains. Modern research shows that the whole plant of M. horridula contains alkaloids, flavonoids, and terpenes, and its pharmacological activities including antitumor, antivirus and myocardial protection etc...
October 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233776/bovine-mastitis-an-appraisal-of-its-alternative-herbal-cure
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REVIEW
Saleem Mushtaq, Aabid Manzoor Shah, Aiyatullah Shah, Sajad Ahmad Lone, Aehtesham Hussain, Qazi Parvaiz Hassan, Md Niamat Ali
Bovine mastitis is globally recognised as the most common and costly disease affecting dairy herds. The disease causes huge financial losses to dairy industries by reduced yield and milk quality, deaths and culling of affected cows and also by associated treatment costs. The disease occurs due to invasion of the mammary glands by pathogenic bacteria followed by their multiplication in the milk producing tissues. The most common treatment method available against bovine mastitis is the intra-mammary infusion of antibiotics...
December 9, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232753/solvent-extraction-and-gc-ms-analysis-of-sesame-seeds-for-determination-of-bioactive-antioxidant-fatty-acid-fatty-oil-components
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Abdul Qadir, Athar Ali, Muhammad Arif, Abdulmohsen H Al-Rohaimi, Satya Prakash Singh, Usama Ahmad, Mohd Khalid, Arun Kumar
The seed kernels of Sesamum indicum L. (family: Pedaliaceae) were extracted with ethanol and yield of components determined by Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS). The free radical scavenging activities of ethanolic extract against1, 1-Diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) were determined by UV spectrophotometer at 517 nm. Phytochemical screening revealed the presence of numerous bioactive compounds including steroids, phenolic, terpenoids, fatty acids and different types of ester compounds. The ethanolic extract was purified and analyzed by GC MS...
December 12, 2017: Drug Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230630/phytochemical-study-and-evaluation-of-cytotoxicity-mutagenicity-cell-cycle-kinetics-and-gene-expression-of-bauhinia-holophylla-bong-steud-in-hepg2-cells-in-vitro
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Diego Luis Ribeiro, Heloísa Lizotti Cilião, Ana Flávia Leal Specian, Juliana Mara Serpeloni, Marcelo Tempesta De Oliveira, Eliana Aparecida Varanda, Wagner Vilegas, Luiz Leonardo Saldanha, Wilner Martínez-López, Anne Lígia Dokkedal, Ilce Mara Syllos Cólus
Bauhinia holophylla (Bong.) Steud. (Fabaceae) is a plant used in Brazilian folk medicine to treat diabetes and inflammation. This study evaluated the phytochemical properties, cytotoxic, apoptotic, mutagenic/antimutagenic effects and alterations in gene expression (RNAm) in HepG2 cells treated with the B. holophylla extract. The phytochemical profile highlight the presence of flavonoids isorhamentin and quercetin derivates. The MTT assay was used to evaluate the cytotoxicity of different concentrations for different treatment times...
December 11, 2017: Cytotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230405/variability-of-chemical-compositions-and-antimicrobial-and-antioxidant-activities-of-ruta-chalepensis-leaf-essential-oils-from-three-palestinian-regions
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Nidal Jaradat, Lina Adwan, Shadi K'aibni, Abdel Naser Zaid, Munqez J Y Shtaya, Naser Shraim, Mohyeddin Assali
Introduction: Interest in essential oils was recently revived with their popularity increasing in medicine, pharmacy, and aromatherapy. This study was performed to identify the chemical compositions of the essential oil of Ruta chalepensis growing wildly in three regions in Palestine and to assess and compare their antimicrobial and antioxidant activities. Methods: Identification of the essential oil was performed by gas chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry (GC-MS)...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229570/medicinal-plants-used-for-hypertension-treatment-by-folk-healers-in-songkhla-province-thailand
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Oratai Neamsuvan, Panadda Komonhiran, Kamonvadee Boonming
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Hypertension is the most dominant risk factor for the development of cardiovascular, kidney, and eye diseases. In Thailand, illness and hospitalisation in the modern public health system due to high blood pressure is increasing. However, some Thai people have turned their attention to the use of herbal medicines for healthcare. Therefore, this study aimed (1) to study the folk knowledge of hypertension treatment and (2) to study plant utilisation in the treatment of high blood pressure by Songkhla folk healers...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228790/an-evidence-based-study-on-medicinal-plants-for-hemorrhoids-in-medieval-persia
#16
Mohammad Hashem Hashempur, Fatemeh Khademi, Maryam Rahmanifard, Mohammad M Zarshenas
Hemorrhoids is one of the most common gastrointestinal diseases. There are several therapeutic options associated with some complications. Therefore, researchers look for traditional medicines as a potential resource for introduction of new natural drugs. The current study reports an evidence-based review of herbal remedies for hemorrhoids in traditional Persian medicine. A comprehensive survey about hemorrhoids on the most important manuscripts of traditional Persian medicine was done. Then, scientific data banks were searched for possible related properties of each herb in the conventional medicine...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Evidence-based Complementary & Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228789/a-mechanistic-review-on-medicinal-plants-used-for-diabetes-mellitus-in-traditional-persian-medicine
#17
Fatemeh Farzaei, Mohammad Reza Morovati, Fatemeh Farjadmand, Mohammad Hosein Farzaei
Diabetes mellitus is the most common endocrine disorder and a major cause of morbidity and mortality. Traditional medicines worldwide suggest a wide range of natural remedies for the prevention and treatment of chronic disorders, including diabetes mellitus. This mechanistic review aims to highlight the significance of medicinal plants traditionally used as dietary supplements in Persian medicine in adjunct with restricted conventional drugs for the prevention and treatment of diabetes mellitus. Mounting evidence suggests that these natural agents perform their protective and therapeutic effect on diabetes mellitus via several cellular mechanisms, including regeneration of pancreatic β cell, limitation of glycogen degradation and gluconeogenesis, anti-inflammatory, immunoregulatory, antiapoptosis, antioxidative stress, as well as modulation of intracellular signaling transduction pathways...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Evidence-based Complementary & Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228785/an-overview-on-indications-and-chemical-composition-of-aromatic-waters-hydrosols-as-functional-beverages-in-persian-nutrition-culture-and-folk-medicine-for-hyperlipidemia-and-cardiovascular-conditions
#18
Azadeh Hamedi, Seyed Mahmoud Moheimani, Amirhossein Sakhteman, Hamed Etemadfard, Mahmoodreza Moein
Hydrosol beverages in Persian nutrition culture and ethnomedicine are the side products of essential oil industry that are used as delicious drinks or safe remedies. To investigate indications and chemical composition of hydrosol beverages for hyperlipidemia and cardiovascular conditions, Fars province was selected as the field of study. Ethnomedical data were gathered by questionnaires. The constituents of hydrosols were extracted with liquid/liquid extraction and analyzed by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Evidence-based Complementary & Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225593/diverse-cone-snail-species-harbor-closely-related-streptomyces-species-with-conserved-chemical-and-genetic-profiles-including-polycyclic-tetramic-acid-macrolactams
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Michelle Quezada, Cuauhtemoc Licona-Cassani, Pablo Cruz-Morales, Angela A Salim, Esteban Marcellin, Robert J Capon, Francisco Barona-Gómez
Streptomyces are Gram-positive bacteria that occupy diverse ecological niches including host-associations with animals and plants. Members of this genus are known for their overwhelming repertoire of natural products, which has been exploited for almost a century as a source of medicines and agrochemicals. Notwithstanding intense scientific and commercial interest in Streptomyces natural products, surprisingly little is known of the intra- and/or inter-species ecological roles played by these metabolites. In this report we describe the chemical structures, biological properties, and biosynthetic relationships between natural products produced by Streptomyces isolated from internal tissues of predatory Conus snails, collected from the Great Barrier Reef, Australia...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225041/syringaresinol-suppresses-excitatory-synaptic-transmission-and-picrotoxin-induced-epileptic-activity-in-the-hippocampus-through-presynaptic-mechanisms
#20
Young Seon Cho, Woo Seok Song, Sang Ho Yoon, Kyeong-Yeol Park, Myoung-Hwan Kim
Many neuromodulating drugs acting on the nervous system originate from botanical sources. These plant-derived substances modulate the activity of receptors, ion channels, or transporters in neurons. Their properties make the substances useful for medicine and research. Here, we show that the plant lignan (+)-syringaresinol (SYR) suppresses excitatory synaptic transmission via presynaptic modulation. Bath application of SYR rapidly reduced the slopes of the field excitatory postsynaptic potentials (fEPSPs) at the hippocampal Schaffer collateral (SC)-CA1 synapse in a dose-dependent manner...
December 7, 2017: Neuropharmacology
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