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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
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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/27882506/cosmetics-use-related-adverse-events-and-determinants-among-jigjiga-town-residents-eastern-ethiopia
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Arebu I Bilal, Zelalem Tilahun, Ebrahim D Osman, Anwar Mulugeta, Muktar Shekabdulahi, Derbew Fikadu Berhe
INTRODUCTION: Non-medicated cosmetics use is very common among the Ethiopian population. However, little is known about these products' related adverse events. The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence and determinants of cosmetics-related adverse events among Jigjiga Town residents, Eastern Ethiopia. METHODS: A community-based cross-sectional study design was conducted in May and June 2014. Semi-structured interviews were used to collect cosmetics use pattern and related adverse events...
November 23, 2016: Dermatology and Therapy
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/27862707/pharmacotherapy-in-patients-with-pediatric-cipo-a-nationwide-survey-in-japan
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Naoki Hashizume, Minoru Yagi, Kosuke Ushijima, Yoshitaka Seki, Suguru Fukahori, Mitsuru Muto, Hiroshi Matsufuji, Tomoaki Taguchi
PURPOSE: Chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction (CIPO) is a rare disabling and life-threatening disorder characterized by a severe impairment of gastrointestinal peristalsis. With respect to pharmacotherapy, while a number of agents have been developed, only a few trials have attempted to improve the pathological condition of patients with CIPO. This report presents the actual findings of pharmacotherapy in the patients with pediatric CIPO from the view point of a nationwide survey on the actual situation in Japan...
November 12, 2016: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853679/russian-olive-elaeagnus-angustifolia-as-a-herbal-healer
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REVIEW
Zeinab Amiri Tehranizadeh, Ali Baratian, Hossein Hosseinzadeh
Introduction:Elaeagnus spp. is one in the family of riparian trees growing near the rivers or water corridors. In this family, Elaeagnus angustifolia (Russian olive) is famous because of its medical applications. Methods: A comprehensive review was performed to extract the related data from published literature. Results: Traditionally, it has been used as an analgesic, antipyretic and diuretic herbal medicine. A large number of compounds have been derived from Russian olive and made this plant a source of flavonoids, alkaloids, minerals and vitamins...
2016: BioImpacts: BI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834124/gymnema-sylvestre-for-diabetes-from-traditional-herb-to-future-s-therapeutic
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Pragya Tiwari, Khurshid Ahmad, Mohammad Hassan Baig
Diabetes has increased at an unprecedented rate and is fast emerging as a global threat worldwide. The focus on pharmacological studies pertaining to diabetes has seen a remarkable shift from conventional medicines to therapeutics employing bioactive phytomolecules from natural sources. The prospective effectiveness of natural products together with their low cost and minimal side effects has revolutionized the entire concept of drug discovery and management programs. One such beneficial herb is Gymnema sylvestre, possessing remarkable hypoglycemic properties and forms the platform of diabetes therapeutics in the traditional system of medication...
November 8, 2016: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821154/complementary-and-alternative-medicine-attitudes-knowledge-and-use-among-surgeons-and-anaesthesiologists-in-hungary
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Sándor Árpád Soós, Norbert Jeszenői, Katalin Darvas, László Harsányi
BACKGROUND: Despite their worldwide popularity the question of using non-conventional treatments is a source of controversy among medical professionals. Although these methods may have potential benefits it presents a problem when patients use non-conventional treatments in the perioperative period without informing their attending physician about it and this may cause adverse events and complications. To prevent this, physicians need to have a profound knowledge about non-conventional treatments...
November 8, 2016: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810126/randomized-controlled-trial-of-juzen-taiho-to-in-children-with-recurrent-acute-otitis-media
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Makoto Ito, Yumiko Maruyama, Ken Kitamura, Toshimitsu Kobayashi, Haruo Takahashi, Noboru Yamanaka, Yasuaki Harabuchi, Hideki Origasa, Tomokazu Yoshizaki
OBJECTIVE: Recurrent acute otitis media (AOM) in young children is rapidly increasing worldwide. Repeated antibiotic use leads to antibiotic-resistant pathogen development. Complementary and alternative medicine approaches have been suggested as a supplemental treatment option to conventional antimicrobial medicine. This randomized, parallel-group, open-label, non-herbal medicine controlled trial assessed the efficacy of a traditional Japanese herbal medicine, juzen-taiho-to (JTT) for AOM prevention in otitis-prone children...
October 31, 2016: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807690/inpatient-treatment-effect-and-minnesota-multiphasic-personality-inventory-characteristics-of-motor-vehicle-collision-injuries-in-a-traditional-korean-medicine-hospital-retrospective-chart-review
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Min-Yeong Song, Hee-Guen Jo, Jae-Uk Sul, Seong-Tae Kim, Kil-Joon Bae, Tae-Gwang Kim, Jae-Hong Kim, Jin-Bong Choi
OBJECTIVES: To examine the changes in pain, disability, and quality of life in motor vehicle collision injury (MVCI) patients after treatment with traditional Korean medicine (TKM), and to investigate the psychological characteristics of these patients. METHODS: Forty-one patients with MVCI were treated with TKM including acupuncture, pharmacopuncture, moxibustion, cupping, herbal medication, chuna manual therapy, and physical therapy. Numeric Rating Scale (NRS), Medical Outcomes Study 36-Item Short Form Health Survey (SF-36), Neck Disability Index (NDI), Oswestry Disability Index (ODI), and Lysholm Knee Scoring Scale were assessed at admission and discharge...
November 3, 2016: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27804869/advances-in-medicinal-plants-with-effects-on-anxiety-behavior-associated-to-mental-and-health-conditions
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Valentina Echeverria, Gjumrakch Aliev, Madeline Foitzick, Marco Ávila-Rodriguez, George E Barreto
BACKGROUND: Many mental health conditions including psychiatric disorders and neurodegenerative conditions are poorly responsive to actual medications or have low patient adherence to treatment due to the side effects or costs associated with these treatments. OBJECTIVE: The main goal of this review is to provide clinical providers and patients with actualized information about the efficacy of selected herbal medicines for anxiety disorders derived from mental and/or health conditions, and their associated side effects...
November 1, 2016: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27791405/experimental-and-early-investigational-drugs-for-angina-pectoris
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Islam Y Elgendy, David E Winchester, Carl J Pepine
Ischemic heart disease (IHD) is a major cause of death and disability among Western countries and angina pectoris is the most prevalent symptomatic manifestation. Strategies to improve management of chronic stable angina are a priority. Areas covered: A comprehensive review was conducted using the Medline and Cochrane databases as well as the clinical trial databases in the United States and Europe. Traditional therapies for angina will be discussed. This review particularly emphasizes investigational therapies for angina (including pharmacological agents, cell and gene based therapies, and herbal medications)...
November 14, 2016: Expert Opinion on Investigational Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785943/a-chinese-herbal-decoction-shaoyao-gancao-tang-exerts-analgesic-effect-by-down-regulating-the-trpv1-channel-in-a-rat-model-of-arthritic-pain
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Feng Sui, Hai-Yu Zhou, Jing Meng, Xin-Liang Du, Yun-Peng Sui, Zhi-Kun Zhou, Cheng Dong, Zhu-Ju Wang, Wei-Hao Wang, Li Dai, Hai Ma, Hai-Ru Huo, Ting-Liang Jiang
Shaoyao-Gancao Tang (SGT) is one of the most frequently used compound formulas in the treatment of pain-related diseases in the medical practice of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). To investigate the anti-inflammatory and antinociceptive effects, as well as to uncover the molecular mechanism of SGT, the rat pain model of arthritis was experimentally induced by single unilateral injection of rats' left hind paw with Freund's complete adjuvant (FCA). SGT was orally administered to the rats daily at three doses individually for a period of 16 days post-model induction...
October 27, 2016: American Journal of Chinese Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776505/health-seeking-behaviours-of-older-black-women-living-with-non-communicable-diseases-in-an-urban-township-in-south-africa
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O M Aboyade, R Beauclair, O N Mbamalu, T R Puoane, G D Hughes
BACKGROUND: Various studies have shown that non-communicable diseases (NCDs) especially diabetes and hypertension are prevalent among older women living in South African urban areas, placing a heavy burden on the healthcare system. This study aimed to understand the health-seeking behaviour, healthcare practices and prevalence of traditional herbal medicine (THM) use among older women self-reporting NCDs from the Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology study (PURE). METHOD: A homogenous purposive sampling of PURE participants was used to recruit women who were 50 years or older (n = 250)...
October 24, 2016: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27771456/lotus-leaf-alkaloid-fraction-can-strongly-inhibit-cyp2d6-isoenzyme-activity
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Lin-Hu Ye, Ling-Ti Kong, Ming-Zhu Yan, Fang-Rui Cao, Li-Sha Wang, Yong-Hong Liao, Rui-Le Pan, Qi Chang
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: The Chinese herbal medicine He-Ye, the leaves of the lotus (Nelumbo nucifera) plant, is traditionally used in China for the treatment of sunstroke, thirst, diarrhea, and fever. Currently, the leaf is used not only as an herbal tea to reduce lipid level and control body weight, but also as a major ingredient in some lipid-lowering Chinese patented medicines. Our previous study demonstrated that the alkaloid fraction (AF) of the herb has a strong inhibitory effect on CYP2D6 isoenzyme activity in vitro...
October 19, 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/27716305/health-seeking-behavior-and-use-of-medicinal-plants-among-the-hamer-ethnic-group-south-omo-zone-southwestern-ethiopia
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Biniam Paulos, Teferi Gedif Fenta, Daniel Bisrat, Kaleab Asres
BACKGROUND: Health seeking behavior of people around the globe is affected by different socio-cultural and economic factors. In Ethiopia, people living in rural areas in particular, are noted for their use of medicinal plants as a major component of their health care option. This study was conducted to document ethnopharmacological information of the Hamer semi-pastoralists ethnic group in southwestern Ethiopia. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was carried out whereby information on demographic characteristics, prevalence of perceived illnesses, factors associated with preference of health care seeking options, medicinal plants used and hoarded as well as some healers' socio-economic characteristics were collected using two sets of semi-structured questionnaires - one for household (HH) heads and the other for traditional healers supplemented by focus group discussions (FGDs)...
October 6, 2016: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27707902/the-significance-of-ayurvedic-medicinal-plants
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Syal Kumar, Gustav J Dobos, Thomas Rampp
Traditional Indian medicine (ayurveda) is becoming increasingly popular, with many chronic conditions responding to it well. Most patients begin to take conventional medications as soon as their diagnoses are made, so ayurvedic treatments are usually undergone alongside and/or after conventional medical approaches. A detailed knowledge of the action of food, spices, and medicinal plants is needed in order to understand their potential influence fully. While societal use of ayurvedic plants and Indian spices is commonplace, without ill effect, the use of more concentrated products made from single plants, often in the form of teas or tablets, is of more concern...
October 5, 2016: Journal of Evidence-based Complementary & Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27671812/emodin-and-its-role-in-chronic-diseases
#18
B Anu Monisha, Niraj Kumar, Ashu Bhan Tiku
Diseases, such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, respiratory diseases, and diabetes, are by far the leading cause of mortality in the world, representing 60 % of all deaths. Although substantial medical advances have been made and many therapeutic approaches proposed yet traditional medicine and medicinal plants find an important place in therapy. They have been providing invaluable solutions to the various health problems. Emodin (1,3,8-trihydroxy-6-methylanthraquinone) is a natural anthraquinone derivative found in various Chinese medicinal herbs...
2016: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27652041/clinical-re-evaluation-of-removing-blood-stasis-therapy-in-treating-acute-intracerebral-hemorrhage-safety-and-efficacy-a-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-multicenter-study-crrich-trial
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Liling Zeng, Jianwen Guo, Jing Wang, Qixin Zhang, Haijun Li, Rongming Lin
BACKGROUND: Hypertensive intracerebral hemorrhage (HICH) is one of the most devastating forms of stroke. Currently, no specific therapies for HICH except general medical care. However, in China, medicine of promoting blood circulation (PBC) and removing blood stasis (RBS) are widely and efficiently used to treat HICH and become a potentially effective treatment for the secondary effects of HICH to alleviate brain injury, accelerate neuronal recovery, and improve the prognosis. In order to evaluate the safety and effect of PBC and RBS herbal drugs, we design a prospective, randomized, open, double-blind controlled clinical trial on the hematoma enlargement in HICH patients treating with PBC and RBS herbal medicine within 6 h time window from the symptom onset...
2016: SpringerPlus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27648380/diet-and-eczema-a-review-of-dietary-supplements-for-the-treatment-of-atopic-dermatitis
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REVIEW
Megan J Schlichte, Abbey Vandersall, Rajani Katta
In the context of increasing popularity of "natural" alternatives to conventional medicine, several dietary supplements have gained the attention of researchers and consumers alike in the treatment of atopic dermatitis (AD). Readily available without a prescription and frequently perceived to have fewer side effects than traditional medications, these "natural" remedies may be featured in discussions with patients, and clinicians should therefore be familiar with their efficacy and safety. Based on trials to date, no dietary supplements can be recommended for routine use in the treatment of AD...
July 2016: Dermatology Practical & Conceptual
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