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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036767/the-role-of-glycation-in-the-pathogenesis-of-aging-and-its-prevention-through-herbal-products-and-physical-exercise
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Chan-Sik Kim, Sok Park, Junghyun Kim
PURPOSE: Advanced glycation end products (AGEs) are non-enzymatic modifications of proteins or lipids after exposure to sugars. In this review, the glycation process and AGEs are introduced, and the harmful effects of AGEs in the aging process are discussed. METHODS: Results from human and animal studies examining the mechanisms and effects of AGEs are considered. In addition, publications addressing means to attenuate glycation stress through AGE inhibitors or physical exercise are reviewed...
September 30, 2017: Journal of Exercise Nutrition & Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035887/valeriana-officinalis-root-extract-modulates-cortical-excitatory-circuits-in-humans
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Ludovico Mineo, Carmen Concerto, Dhaval Patel, Tyrone Mayorga, Michael Paula, Eileen Chusid, Eugenio Aguglia, Fortunato Battaglia
BACKGROUND: Valeriana officinalis extract (VE) is a popular herbal medicine used for the treatment of anxiety and sleep disorders. Although the anxiolytic and sedative effects are mainly attributed to the modulation of GABA-ergic transmission, the mechanism of action has not been fully investigated in humans. Noninvasive brain stimulation protocols can be used to elucidate the mechanisms of action of psychoactive substances at the cortical level in humans. In this study, we investigated the effects of a single dose of VE on cortical excitability as assessed with transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)...
October 17, 2017: Neuropsychobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035308/gut-microbiota-and-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-insights-on-mechanisms-and-therapy
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REVIEW
Junli Ma, Qihang Zhou, Houkai Li
The gut microbiota plays critical roles in development of obese-related metabolic diseases such as nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), type 2 diabetes(T2D), and insulin resistance(IR), highlighting the potential of gut microbiota-targeted therapies in these diseases. There are various ways that gut microbiota can be manipulated, including through use of probiotics, prebiotics, synbiotics, antibiotics, and some active components from herbal medicines. In this review, we review the main roles of gut microbiota in mediating the development of NAFLD, and the advances in gut microbiota-targeted therapies for NAFLD in both the experimental and clinical studies, as well as the conclusions on the prospect of gut microbiota-targeted therapies in the future...
October 16, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035245/in-vivo-and-in-vitro-models-for-scanning-drug-substances-in-malaria-prestudy
#4
Ahmet Özbilgin, İbrahim Çavuş, Alicem Nuraydın, Tuğba Kaya
OBJECTIVE: The Wolrd Health Organization (WHO) encourages all countries to investigate antimalarial drug substances derived from herbal sources with the slogan "Hunt of the Next Artemisinin" due to the emergence of resistant strains of Plasmodium species to artemisinin. In the broad and simple sense, it was planned to help guide the young researchers set in-vitro and in-vivo models of malaria in order to be used in drug research and active ingredient studies. METHODS: In-vitro study, young Plasmodium berghei trophozoites were removed from the liquid nitrogen tank and resuspended in appropriate conditions, followed by incubation with chloroquine and tetracycline at concentrations of 0...
September 2017: Türkiye Parazitolojii Dergisi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034740/efficacy-and-safety-of-the-traditional-herbal-medicine-gamiguibi-tang-in-patients-with-cancer-related-sleep-disturbance-a-prospective-randomized-wait-list-controlled-pilot-study
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Jee Young Lee, Hye Kyung Oh, Han Sung Ryu, Sung Soo Yoon, Wankyu Eo, Seong Woo Yoon
BACKGROUND: Sleep disturbance is the second most bothersome symptom in patients with cancer, and it can significantly impair their quality of life. The aim of this study was to investigate the efficacy and safety of the traditional herbal medicine Gamiguibi-tang (GGBT) in patients with cancer-related sleep disturbance. METHODS: We conducted a prospective, randomized, wait-list-controlled, open-label pilot clinical trial on cancer-related sleep disturbance. Patients with cancer experiencing poor sleep quality with a Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index of at least 6 were randomly assigned to the GGBT and wait-list groups to receive GGBT and conventional care, respectively, for 2 weeks...
October 1, 2017: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034204/studies-on-analgesic-anti-inflammatory-activities-of-stem-and-roots-of-inula-cuspidata-c-b-clarke
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Sarvesh Kumar Paliwal, Bhawana Sati, Samriti Faujdar, Swapnil Sharma
The present study was carried out to evaluate analgesic and anti-inflammatory activities in Inula cuspidata stem and root extracts along with heavy metals estimation in stem and root powder. Stem and roots were extracted with chloroform (ICSCE, ICRCE) and methanol (ICSME, ICRME). Acute oral toxicity of all extracts was determined by OECD guidelines 425. Analgesic activity was investigated by using hot plate and acetic acid induced writhing models. Anti-inflammatory activity (acute) of all extracts was evaluated by carrageenan induced paw edema model...
October 2017: Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034193/comparative-study-of-herbal-plants-on-the-phenolic-and-flavonoid-content-antioxidant-activities-and-toxicity-on-cells-and-zebrafish-embryo
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Hassan Fahmi Ismail, Zanariah Hashim, Wong Tet Soon, Nur Syukriah Ab Rahman, Ain Nabihah Zainudin, Fadzilah Adibah Abdul Majid
Natural antioxidants derived from plants have shown a tremendous inhibitory effect on free radicals in actively metabolizing cells. Overproduction of free radicals increases the risk factor of chronic diseases associated with diabetes, cancer, arthritis and cardiovascular disease. Andrographis paniculata, Cinnamon zeylanicum, Curcuma xanthorrhiza, Eugenia polyantha and Orthosiphon stamineus are ethnomedicinal plants used in the Asian region to treat various illnesses from a common fever to metabolic disease...
October 2017: Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034185/ashtawarga-plants-suffering-a-triple-standardization-syndrome
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Jaswinder Kaur Virk, Vikas Gupta, Sanjiv Kumar, Ranjit Singh, Parveen Bansal
Ayurveda is one of the oldest known holistic health care systems recommending diverse medicinal uses of plants for prevention and cure of diseases and illness. World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that the holistic system is gaining more popularity due to its easy availability, low cost, congeniality, better accessibility and higher safety than allopathic medicine. Demand of herbal drugs is increasing day-by-day because of increasing popularity of herbal drugs; however market fails to meet this supply due to numerous factors, one of the important factors being the extinction of these plants from local flora...
October 2017: Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034183/alzheimer-disease-clues-from-traditional-and-complementary-medicine
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REVIEW
Edwin L Cooper, Melissa J Ma
Despite modern medicine's incredible innovation and resulting accumulation of valuable knowledge, many of the world's most problematic diseases such as Alzheimer Disease (AD) still lack effective cures and treatments. Western medicine has revealed many genetic, cellular, and molecular processes that characterize AD such as protein aggregation and inflammation. As the need for novel and effective treatments increases, researchers have turned towards traditional medicine as a resource. Modern, evidence based research examining traditional and complementary remedies for AD has generated promising results within the last decade...
October 2017: Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034181/inhibitory-effect-of-yokukansan-on-the-decrease-in-the-hippocampal-excitatory-amino-acid-transporter-eaat2-in-stress-maladaptive-mice
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Hiroko Miyagishi, Minoru Tsuji, Atsumi Saito, Kazuya Miyagawa, Hiroshi Takeda
Chronic stress is widely recognized as a risk factor for the development of major depression and anxiety disorders. Recently, we reported that yokukansan (YKS), a traditional Japanese herbal medicine, alleviated emotional abnormality in stress-maladaptive mice. The aim of the present study was to examine the effect of YKS on the expression of excitatory amino acid transporter (EAAT) 1-4 in the prefrontal cortex and hippocampus in stress-maladaptive mice. Mice were chronically exposed to inadaptable stress, i...
October 2017: Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033364/-recurrent-cystisis-no-medicine-preventive-means
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J Armelle
OBJECTIVE: To estimate from the literature review, the interest of hygienic and behavioural measures and the use of food supplements (herbal) to prevent female urinary tract infection. METHODS: Pubmed research was focused on the efficiency of prophylactic measures in recurrent cystisis management. RESULTS: Due to many predisposing factors such as anatomical charasteristics, hydration and lifestyle, cystisis is more common in female subjects than in male...
October 12, 2017: Progrès en Urologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032757/an-evidence-based-review-of-medicinal-herbs-for-the-treatment-of-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-gerd
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Ayda Hosseinkhani, Kamran Bagheri Lankarani, Abdolali Mohagheghzadeh, Chunlin Long, Mehdi Pasalar
BACKGROUND: Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is one of the most common diseases in society, affecting up to 40% of the population. It has major impact on the quality of life and a high burden on medical expenditure. In this work, herbs used by ancient Iranians to treat GERD have been introduced. METHODS: Different well-known Persian textbooks and recent electronic databases were searched to explore the treatment of GERD and the pharmacological mechanisms of the identified medicinal plants...
October 10, 2017: Current Drug Discovery Technologies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032748/mechanistic-understanding-of-herbal-therapy-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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Luqing Zhao, Shengsheng Zhang, Peijian He
The incidence and prevalence of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), which comprise ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease, are increasing dramatically worldwide. Immunomodulators and biological agents can help but cause severe side effects in long-term use. As such, complementary and alternative medicine, in particular herbal remedy, is becoming more and more popular in the treatment of IBD patients. Many natural compounds have been used in clinical trials and some have been proven promising in IBD treatment...
October 10, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032695/hepatic-veno-occlusive-disease-induced-by-chinese-medicinal-herbs
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María de Los Ángeles Mejías Manzano, Álvaro Giráldez Gallego, María Serrano Jiménez
The potential hepatotoxic effects of products containing medicinal herbs, which are increasingly used without adequate control by health authorities, is well known. We report a case of toxic hepatic veno-occlusive disease (HVOD) presumably associated with the use of such herbal remedies.
October 16, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032341/ethyl-acetate-fraction-of-eclipta-alba-a-potential-phytopharmaceutical-targeting-adipocyte-differentiation
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Abhishek Gupta, Ashok Kumar, Durgesh Kumar, Shiv Nandan, Kripa Shankar, Salil Varshney, Sujith Rajan, Ankita Srivastava, Sanchita Gupta, Sanjeev Kanojiya, T Narender, Anil Nilkanth Gaikwad
Natural products have always fascinated mankind for their miraculous properties. Eclipta alba (E. alba), a medicinal herb has long been used in traditional medicine for curing several pathologies. It has been shown to have anti-diabetic effect as well as hepato-protective activity. Here, in order to address metabolic derangements, the study was designed to evaluate the efficacy of E. alba and its fractions in adipogenesis inhibition and dyslipidemia. Of the crude extract and fractions screened, ethyl acetate fraction of E...
October 12, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031949/evaluation-of-irimedadi-taila-as-an-adjunctive-in-treating-plaque-induced-gingivitis
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Shweta Patil, Siddhartha A Varma, Girish Suragimath, Keshava Abbayya, Sameer A Zope, Vishwajeet Kale
BACKGROUND: Ayurvedic drugs have been used since ancient times to treat diseases including periodontal diseases. Oral rinses made from ayurvedic medicines are used in periodontal therapy to control bleeding and reduce inflammation. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of herbal preparation (Irimedadi taila) on reduction of plaque induced gingivitis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 100 volunteers with clinical signs of mild to moderate gingivitis were selected and assigned to Group A (only scaling done) and Group B (scaling along with the use of Irimedadi taila)...
October 11, 2017: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030263/the-role-of-endemic-plants-in-mauritian-folkloric-medicine-therapeutic-efficacy-or-placebo-effect
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REVIEW
Nawraj Rummun, Vidushi S Neergheen-Bhujun, Kersley B Pynee, Cláudia Baider, Theeshan Bahorun
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: The Mauritian endemic flora has been recorded to be used as medicinal for nearly 300 years. Despite acceptance of these endemic plants among the local population, proper documentation of their therapeutic uses is scarce. This review aims at summarizing documented traditional uses of Mauritian endemic plants with existing scientific data of their alleged bioactivities, showing there is a need for more stringent evidence-based validations for clinical efficacy...
October 10, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028779/an-investigation-of-the-use-of-traditional-chinese-medicine-and-complementary-and-alternative-medicine-in-stroke-patients
#18
Mei-Ling Yeh, Wei-Ling Chiu, Yu-Jen Wang, Chyi Lo
This study aimed to investigate the use of traditional Chinese medicine and complementary and alternative medicine in stroke patients in Taiwan. Chinese herbal medicine, massage, acupuncture, natural products, and exercise were widely used among stroke patients. Integrating safe and effective traditional Chinese medicine and complementary and alternative medicine into conventional therapies is suggested.
November 2017: Holistic Nursing Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028588/formation-of-struvite-urinary-stones-and-approaches-towards-the-inhibition-a-review
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REVIEW
Poppy Das, Gaurav Gupta, Vinodhini Velu, Rajendra Awasthi, Kamal Dua, Himaja Malipeddi
BACKGROUND: Struvite is one of the most common urinary/kidney stones, composed of magnesium ammonium phosphate (MgNHPO4·H2O). They are also termed as infection stones as these are associated with urinary tract infections. Numerous studies have been carried out to examine the growth and inhibition of struvite stones. OBJECTIVE: This review summarizes various reports on the factors responsible for inducing struvite stones in the kidney and gives a detailed account of studies on inhibition of growth of struvite crystals...
October 10, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028535/baicalin-and-its-metabolites-suppresses-gluconeogenesis-through-activation-of-ampk-or-akt-in-insulin-resistant-hepg-2-cells
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Tao Wang, Hongmei Jiang, Shijie Cao, Qian Chen, Mingyuan Cui, Zhijie Wang, Dandan Li, Jing Zhou, Tao Wang, Feng Qiu, Ning Kang
Scutellaria baicalensis Georgi (S. baicalensis), as a traditional Chinese herbal medicine, is an important component of several famous Chinese medicinal formulas for treating patients with diabetes mellitus. Baicalin (BG), a main bioactive component of S. baicalensis, has been reported to have antidiabetic effects. However, pharmacokinetic studies have indicated that BG has poor oral bioavailability. Therefore, it is hard to explain the pharmacological effects of BG in vivo. Interestingly, several reports show that BG is extensively metabolized in rats and humans...
September 23, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
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