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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914321/functional-regulation-of-ginsenoside-biosynthesis-by-rna-interferences-of-a-udp-glycosyltransferase-gene-in-panax-ginseng-and-panax-quinquefolius
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Chao Lu, Shoujing Zhao, Guanning Wei, Huijuan Zhao, Qingling Qu
Panax ginseng (Asian ginseng) and Panax quinquefolius (American ginseng) have been used as medicinal and functional herbal remedies worldwide. Different properties of P. ginseng and P. quinquefolius were confirmed not only in clinical findings, but also at cellular and molecular levels. The major pharmacological ingredients of P. ginseng and P. quinquefolius are the triterpene saponins known as ginsenosides. The P. ginseng roots contain a higher ratio of ginsenoside Rg1:Rb1 than that in P. quinquefolius...
November 25, 2016: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908913/comfrey-herbal-remedy-causing-second-degree-heart-block-do-not-be-outfoxed-by-digitalis
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Mathew Kurian Vithayathil, Matthew Edwards
A previously well woman aged 63 years presents to the emergency department with vomiting, palpitations and 3 presyncopal episodes. She had no previous medical or cardiac history, with the patient stating that she tried a herbal remedy of boiled comfrey leaves for insomnia 18 hours before arrival to the department. Her ECG showed multiple abnormalities, including bradycardia, second-degree atrioventricular node block, Mobitz Type 2, a shortened QT interval, downsloping ST depression and presence of U waves...
December 1, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901335/the-role-of-natural-galactagogues-during-breast-feeding-focus-on-a-galega-officinalis-based-food-supplement
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Silvia Salatino, Luca Giacomelli, Ilaria Carnevali, Erika Giacomelli
Maternal milk is the optimal food for newborns. To this end, a number of interventions are used to enhance milk production. However, pharmacological interventions may be associated with a perceived risk of adverse effects and therefore many mothers prefer to rely on natural herbal remedies. Several herbal remedies have been traditionally used to this purpose. However, the level of evidence supporting their use is mixed. Among different currently-employed natural remedies, Galega officinalis has emerged to be one of those sustained by the strongest evidence...
November 30, 2016: Minerva Pediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896877/flavonoids-of-herba-epimedii-enhances-bone-repair-in-a-rabbit-model-of-chronic-osteomyelitis-during-post-infection-treatment-and-stimulates-osteoblast-proliferation-in-vitro
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Dan Shou, Yang Zhang, Lifeng Shen, Rongzong Zheng, Xiaowen Huang, Zhujun Mao, Zhongming Yu, Nani Wang, Yan Zhu
Flavonoids are the active component of the Herba Epimedii (H. Epimedii), which is commonly used in Asia. This study is to investigate the effect of H. Epimedii on bone repair after anti-infection treatment in vivo. The bioactive-composition group of H. Epimedii (BCGE) contained four flavonoids with the total content of 43.34%. Rabbits with chronic osteomyelitis in response to injection with Staphylococcus aureus were treated with BCGE of 242.70 mg/kg/day intragastrically after vancomycin-calcium sulphate treatment...
November 29, 2016: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891352/herbal-fixed-dose-combinations-in-nepal-growing-concerns-in-a-developing-country
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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/27874216/complementary-and-alternative-therapies-used-by-patients-of-pediatric-dermatology-outpatient-clinics-in-turkey-a-multicenter-study
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Burce Can, Hülya Akan, Filiz Topaloglu Demir, Ilkin Zindanci, Filiz Cebeci, Zafer Turkoglu, Mukaddes Kavala
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to determine the frequency of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) methods used in children and adolescents with chronic skin diseases, which methods parents prefer, and to what extent these methods are useful. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted between June and November 2014 in patients with chronic skin diseases attending the outpatient pediatric dermatology clinics of three hospitals in Turkey...
November 22, 2016: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872651/a-review-of-western-and-traditional-chinese-medical-approaches-to-managing-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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REVIEW
Wei-Fan Hsu, Lee-Yan Sheen, Hung-Jen Lin, Hen-Hong Chang
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a disease of attention because of increase in prevalence from 20% to 41%. The clinical and pathological conditions in patients with NAFLD range from steatosis alone to nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) with or without fibrosis to hepatic cancer. In the United States, NAFLD was the second-leading indication for liver transplant between 2004 and 2013. Although imaging studies such as magnetic resonance elastography and the use of diagnostic panels and scoring systems can provide a fairly accurate diagnosis of NAFLD, there are few treatment options for patients with mild to moderate disease other than lifestyle modification...
2016: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872647/antimalarial-properties-of-aqueous-crude-extracts-of-gynostemma-pentaphyllum-and-moringa-oleifera-leaves-in-combination-with-artesunate-in-plasmodium-berghei-infected-mice
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Voravuth Somsak, Preeyanuch Borkaew, Chokdee Klubsri, Kittiyaporn Dondee, Panatda Bootprom, Butsarat Saiphet
Due to the emergence and spread of malaria parasite with resistance to antimalarial drugs, discovery and development of new, safe, and affordable antimalarial are urgently needed. In this respect, medicinal plant extracts are targets to optimize antimalarial actions and restore efficacy of standard antimalarial drugs. The present study was aimed at determining the antimalarial activities of Gynostemma pentaphyllum and Moringa oleifera leaf extracts in combination with artesunate against Plasmodium berghei-infected mice...
2016: Journal of Tropical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871602/hepatotoxicity-due-to-red-bush-tea-consumption-a-case-report
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Shamantha Reddy, Pragnyadipta Mishra, Sana Qureshi, Singh Nair, Tracey Straker
Many conventional drugs used today, including isoniazid, dapsone, and acetaminophen, are well recognized culprits of hepatotoxicity. With increasing use of complementary and alternative medical therapies, several herbal medicines, such as Ma-Huang, kava, and chaparral leaf, have been implicated as hepatotoxins. Hepatotoxicity may be the most frequent adverse reaction to these herbal remedies when taken in excessive quantities. A myriad of liver dysfunctions may occur including transient liver enzyme abnormalities due to acute and chronic hepatitis...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859605/a-case-of-methotrexate-intoxication-in-a-patient-with-psoriasis-who-drank-beetroot-juice-during-methotrexate-treatment
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M Gönül, H Keseroglu, F Hacınecipoğlu
Methotrexate is extensively used in the treatment of psoriasis. Although safe and effective, its use may inadvertently lead to intoxication. We report a 50-year-old woman being treated with methotrexate for psoriasis who developed methotrexate intoxication after drinking beetroot juice as a herbal remedy. Patients should be warned about the potential adverse effects of herbal therapies during methotrexate treatment.
December 2016: Clinical and Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856027/a-case-of-strychnine-poisoning-from-a-southeast-asian-herbal-remedy
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Terry Singhapricha, Adam C Pomerleau
BACKGROUND: Strychnine is a highly toxic alkaloid found in both naturally occurring compounds and commercial products. Extracts of fruits from the strychnine plant have been used in Southeast Asia as remedies for various illnesses. We describe strychnine poisoning from ingestion of a Southeast Asian herbal supplement quantitatively confirmed by serum and urine analysis. CASE REPORT: A 40-year-old Cambodian woman presented to the emergency department with a complaint of jaw pain and spasms...
November 14, 2016: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854194/prevention-and-treatment-of-constipation-in-children-from-the-perspective-of-iranian-traditional-medicine
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REVIEW
Monireh Sadat Motaharifard, Zahra Jafari, Maryam Sadat Paknejad, Laleh Oveidzadeh, Mehrdad Karimi
Constipation is one of the most common complaints of children and a common cause of referrals to pediatricians. Numerous reasons for this disease have been mentioned in the Iranian traditional medicine (ITM). It is believed that this disorder is mostly due to the lack of consideration of the six essential principles (Setteh-ye-Zarurieah), which are necessary to maintain health and prevent disease. In this descriptive study we collected and classified the concepts related to the topic by reviewing reliable ITM text books...
November 2016: Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846856/ethno-medicinal-survey-of-important-plants-practiced-by-indigenous-community-at-ladha-subdivision-south-waziristan-agency-pakistan
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Muhammad Abdul Aziz, Muhammad Adnan, Amir Hasan Khan, Atiq Ur Rehman, Rahmatullah Jan, Jafar Khan
BACKGROUND: Medicinal flora plays a vital role in treating various types of ailments in living beings. The present study was planned to investigate and document systematically the indigenous knowledge in a scientifically little explored area of Ladha sub-division, South Waziristan agency, Pakistan. Hence, this study would contribute positively to the field of ethnopharmacology. METHODS: Prior to ethnomedicinal data collection, regular field visits were conducted during the month of May and June 2015 to locate the sites and respondents from where the traditional knowledge was to be recorded...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806472/analytical-assessment-of-belief-about-medicine-among-patients-with-hypertension-a-case-study-on-patients-referred-to-medical-centers
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Mohammad Edris Arbabshastan, Azizollah Arbabisarjou, Iraj Zareban, Mahlagha Dehghan, Saeed Pakdel, Sedigheh Iranmanesh
INTRODUCTION & OBJECTIVE: Hypertension (HTN) is one of the major health problems in many countries. Medicinal treatments and lifestyle modification have so far failed to effectively influence blood pressure control. Hence, this study intended to analytically assess the belief about medicine among hypertensive patients who referred to medical centers during 2015. MATERIALS & METHODS: This was a descriptive-analytical, cross-sectional study. The population consisted of all patients who referred to health centers and doctors' offices for internal medicine and heart diseases...
June 30, 2016: Global Journal of Health Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27773801/a-review-of-ethnobotany-therapeutic-value-phytochemistry-and-pharmacology-of-crinum-macowanii-baker-a-highly-traded-bulbous-plant-in-southern-africa
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Alfred Maroyi
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Crinum macowanii is a deciduous bulbous plant which grows in east, central and southern Africa. Crinum macowanii has been used as herbal medicine by the indigenous people of east and southern Africa has for several centuries. The bulb, leaves and roots of C. macowanii are reported to possess diverse medicinal properties and used to treat or manage various human and animal diseases and ailments throughout its distributional range. Crinum macowanii is used traditionally as a remedy for boils, diarrhoea, fever, inflammation, respiratory system problems, skin rashes, tuberculosis, wounds and urinary tract problems...
October 20, 2016: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27770272/sexual-headache-from-view-point-of-avicenna-and-traditional-persian-medicine
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Seyed Hamdollah Mosavat, Maral Marzban, Mohsen Bahrami, Mohammad Mahdi Parvizi, Mahdie Hajimonfarednejad
One of the best remaining manuscripts is the "Canon of Medicine" fathered by Avicenna in the Islamic Golden Age [ninth to twelfth century AD]. Considering Avicenna's role in the development of medical science in the Islamic Golden Age, we reviewed Avicenna's point of view on sexual headache based on his famous book "Canon of Medicine". This historical review discusses the clinical approaches applied to diagnose, classify, and treat sexual headache-specifically herbal therapy-from the viewpoint of Avicenna and Traditional Persian Medicine...
October 21, 2016: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27769229/herbal-remedies-and-functional-foods-used-by-cancer-patients-attending-specialty-oncology-clinics-in-trinidad
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Yuri N Clement, Varune Mahase, Annelise Jagroop, Kelly Kissoon, Aarti Maharaj, Prashant Mathura, Chrys Mc Quan, Divya Ramadhin, Cherrista Mohammed
BACKGROUND: Cancer is a major disease worldwide, and many patients use complementary and alternative treatments. The purpose of this study was to identify the herbal remedies and functional foods used as complementary medicine by prostate, breast and colorectal cancer patients at speciality care facilities in Trinidad. We also sought to determine how patients rated the efficacy of these modalities compared with conventional treatment. METHODS: A descriptive, cross-sectional survey was conducted using an interviewer-administered pilot-tested de novo questionnaire during the period June to August 2012 at two speciality treatment centres on the island...
October 21, 2016: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27769222/utilization-and-prescription-patterns-of-traditional-chinese-medicine-for-patients-with-hepatitis-c-in-taiwan-a-population-based-study
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Chia-Yu Liu, Jui-Ying Chu, Jen-Huai Chiang, Hung-Rong Yen, Chung-Hua Hsu
BACKGROUND: To characterize the utilization of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) among patients with hepatitis C (HC). METHODS: This study examined datasets from the National Health Insurance Research Database in Taiwan. One cohort, including one million patients randomly sampled from the beneficiaries of the National Health Insurance Programme from January 1 to December 31 in 2010, was chosen for this analysis. People who had at least three outpatient or inpatient records and had been diagnosed with hepatitis C virus infection from 2000 to 2010 were defined as patients with HC...
October 21, 2016: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27761693/curcuma-longa-extract-reduces-inflammatory-and-oxidative-stress-biomarkers-in-osteoarthritis-of-knee-a-four-month-double-blind-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial
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Shobhit Srivastava, Anil K Saksena, Sanjay Khattri, Santosh Kumar, Raghubendra Singh Dagur
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Curcuma longa L. (CL), an Indian herb, has been used to treat many disorders because of its wide spectrum of pharmacological activities. It has been shown to exhibit anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, and is being used as herbal remedy since ancient times. Osteoarthritis of knee (KOA) is a chronic painful disorder in which prolong use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or steroids may result into many serious side effects; hence, there is a need to develop herbal drugs, having good analgesia without side effects...
October 19, 2016: Inflammopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27760087/cultural-issues-in-menopause-an-exploratory-qualitative-study-of-macedonian-women-in-australia
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Anita Strezova, Sheila O'Neill, Cathy O'Callaghan, Astrid Perry, Jinzhu Liu, John Eden
OBJECTIVE: This study explored the attitudes to, and experience of, menopause among Macedonian women living in Australia, including attitudes and responses to hormone therapy (HT) and complementary therapies, as well as related psycho-sexual, relationship and other midlife issues. METHODS: Using qualitative methodology, the study was based on seven unstructured, nondirective group discussions. Natural social groups were recruited, meeting wherever each group felt most at home...
October 10, 2016: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
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