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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29512455/phytotherapy-for-prevention-of-atherosclerosis-associated-early-cerebral-ischemia
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Tatiana V Kirichenko, Veronika A Myasoedova, Igor A Sobenin, Alexander N Orekhov
BACKGROUND: Cerebrovascular disease caused by atherosclerosis affecting cerebral and pre-cerebral arteries is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in high-income countries. Medications of botanical origin are often characterized by good tolerability and are suitable for long-term treatment. Therefore, phytotherapy provides an interesting possibility for developing new therapies for prevention of atherosclerosis and its complications that could be used at preclinical stages of the disease...
March 5, 2018: Current Drug Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29386565/dna-barcode-authentication-and-library-development-for-the-wood-of-six-commercial-pterocarpus-species-the-critical-role-of-xylarium-specimens
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Lichao Jiao, Min Yu, Alex C Wiedenhoeft, Tuo He, Jianing Li, Bo Liu, Xiaomei Jiang, Yafang Yin
DNA barcoding has been proposed as a useful tool for forensic wood identification and development of a reliable DNA reference library is an essential first step. Xylaria (wood collections) are potentially enormous data repositories if DNA information could be extracted from wood specimens. In this study, 31 xylarium wood specimens and 8 leaf specimens of six important commercial species of Pterocarpus were selected to investigate the reliability of DNA barcodes for authentication at the species level and to determine the feasibility of building wood DNA barcode reference libraries from xylarium specimens...
January 31, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29363245/the-use-of-natural-ingredients-in-innovative-korean-cosmeceuticals
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Margit Lw Juhász, Melissa K Levin, Ellen S Marmur
BACKGROUND: The cosmeceutical industry is an ever-growing and in demand market, especially in Asia. Korea has been on the forefront of creating the newest generation and most innovative cosmeceuticals products including ingredients such as snail secretions, starfish powder, botanical extracts, green tea, and red ginseng. Given their increasing prevalence in the cosmeceutical industry, scientists have been conducting investigations into these extracts and their properties. OBJECTIVE: To summarize the current literature surrounding multiple natural ingredients found in Korean cosmeceutical products...
January 24, 2018: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29289576/botanicals-and-phytochemicals-active-on-cognitive-decline-the-clinical-evidence
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Arrigo F G Cicero, Federica Fogacci, Maciej Banach
Beyond the well-known effects on cognitive impairment of the Mediterranean diet, a number of studies have investigated the possible action on cognitive decline of different botanicals and phytochemicals, most of which are well-known anti-inflammatory or antioxidant agents with a good tolerability and safety profile. In particular, the current literature supports the use of Ginkgo biloba, resveratrol, epigallocatechin-3-gallate and l-theanine, Theobroma cacao, Bacopa monnieri, Crocus sativus and curcumin, which might have a positive impact on cognitive impairment used alone or in combination with other nutraceuticals or traditional drugs...
December 28, 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288826/ethnopharmacological-uses-phytochemistry-and-pharmacology-of-genus-adiantum-a-comprehensive-review
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Subha Rastogi, Madan Mohan Pandey, Ajay Kumar Singh Rawat
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Genus Adiantum (Pteridaceae) forms a significant dominant component of many plant communities especially in the tropical and temperate regions. These are commonly known as maidenhair ferns and several have been used medicinally in different parts of the world. They exhibit antidysenteric, antiulcer, antimicrobial, antitumor and antiviral activities. The traditional uses of Adiantum species are known to be for respiratory problems such as cough cold, fever, pneumonia and mucous formation...
April 6, 2018: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287194/potential-role-of-propolis-in-wound-healing-biological-properties-and-therapeutic-activities
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Ahmad Oryan, Esmat Alemzadeh, Ali Moshiri
Propolis is a resinous mixture that honey bees collect from the tree buds, sap flows, or other botanical sources. The chemical composition of propolis varies and depends on the geographical area, time of collection, seasonality, illumination, altitude, and food availability during propolis exploitation. The goal of this review is to discuss important concepts including mechanisms of action and therapeutic activities of propolis. The PubMed, ScienceDirect, and Cochrane Library databases were searched for the literature published from January the 1st 2000 to October the 1st 2017...
February 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872683/phytochemistry-and-pharmacological-potential-of-cassia-absus-a-review
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Saeed Ahmad, Ayesha Hassan, Waheed Mumtaz Abbasi, Tayyeba Rehman
OBJECTIVES: Cassia absus is a plant of the family fabaceae with Ayurvedic ethnomedical records. It is used in traditional medicine for the treatment of bronchitis, asthma, cough, conjunctivitis, leucoderma, renal and hepatic diseases, constipation, tumors, venereal ulcer, headache, hemorrhoids and wound healing. Preliminary in vitro and in vivo studies have provided valuable scientific evidence for its use. This review aims to summarize reported pharmacognosy, traditional uses, phytochemistry and pharmacological potential of C...
January 2018: Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736584/secondary-metabolites-from-the-leaves-of-the-medicinal-plant-goldenseal-hydrastis-canadensis
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Martha Leyte-Lugo, Emily R Britton, Daniel H Foil, Adam R Brown, Daniel A Todd, José Rivera-Chávez, Nicholas H Oberlies, Nadja B Cech
The study presented herein constitutes an extensive investigation of constituents in Hydrastis canadensis L. (Ranunculaceae) leaves. It describes the isolation and identification of two previously unknown compounds, 3,4-dimethoxy-2-(methoxycarbonyl)benzoic acid (1) and 3,5,3'-trihydroxy-7,4'-dimethoxy-6,8-C-dimethyl-flavone (2), along with the known compounds (±)-chilenine (3), (2R)-5,4'-dihydroxy-6-C-methyl-7-methoxy-flavanone (4), 5,4'-dihydroxy-6,8-di-C-methyl-7-methoxy-flavanone (5), noroxyhydrastinine (6), oxyhydrastinine (7) and 4',5'-dimethoxy-4-methyl-3'-oxo-(1,2,5,6-tetrahydro-4H-1,3-dioxolo-[4',5':4,5]-benzo[1,2-e]-1,2-oxazocin)-2-spiro-1'-phtalan (8)...
June 2017: Phytochemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527414/structural-characterization-and-discrimination-of-the-paris-polyphylla-var-yunnanensis-and-paris-vietnamensis-based-on-metabolite-profiling-analysis
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Li-Ping Kang, Yuan-Yuan Huang, Zhi-Lai Zhan, Da-Hui Liu, Hua-Sheng Peng, Tie-Gui Nan, Yuan Zhang, Qing-Xiu Hao, Jin-Fu Tang, Shou-Dong Zhu, Guang Yang, Lan-Ping Guo, Min Chen, Lu-Qi Huang
This study aimed to distinguish the rhizomes of Paris polyphylla var. yunnanensis (Franch) Hand Mazz (PPY) and Paris veitnamensis (Takht.) H. Li (PV) using metabolomics-based ultra high-performance liquid chromatography coupled with quadrupole time-of-fligh mass spectrometry (UHPLC/Q-TOF MS). First, the UHPLC/Q-TOF MS approach was optimized for metabolite profiling. Then, the MS data were processed using UNIFI™ combined with an in-house library to automatically characterize the metabolites. Based on the exact mass information, the fragmentation characteristics, and the retention time of compounds, and the fragmentation mechanism and retention behavior of steroidal glycosides in the references, the structures identified by UNIFI were further verified...
August 5, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522265/screening-for-bioactive-natural-products-from-a-67-compound-library-of-glycyrrhiza-inflata
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Yan Lin, Yi Kuang, Kai Li, Shuang Wang, Wei Song, Xue Qiao, Gulnar Sabir, Min Ye
Licorice shows a variety of pharmacological activities. This work aims to discover bioactive natural products from one botanical source of licorice, Glycyrrhiza inflata. A total of 67 free phenolics were isolated to form a compound library. Based on the bioactivities of licorice, these compounds were screened using cell- or enzyme-based bioassay methods. A total of 11 compounds exhibited potent cytotoxic activities against three human cancer cell lines (HepG2, SW480 and MCF7), while showed little toxicity on human normal cell lines LO2 and HEK293T...
July 15, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386254/identification-of-ellagic-acid-rhamnoside-as-a-bioactive-component-of-a-complex-botanical-extract-with-anti-biofilm-activity
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Benjamin M Fontaine, Kate Nelson, James T Lyles, Parth B Jariwala, Jennifer M García-Rodriguez, Cassandra L Quave, Emily E Weinert
Staphylococcus aureus is a leading cause of hospital-acquired infections. It is listed among the top "serious threats" to human health in the USA, due in large part to rising rates of resistance. Many S. aureus infections are recalcitrant to antibiotic therapy due to their ability to form a biofilm, which acts not only as a physical barrier to antibiotics and the immune system, but results in differences in metabolism that further restricts antibiotic efficacy. Development of a modular strategy to synthesize a library of phenolic glycosides allowed for bioactivity testing and identification of anti-biofilm compounds within an extract of the elmleaf blackberry ( Rubus ulmifolius )...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347832/the-genus-achyranthes-a-review-on-traditional-uses-phytochemistry-and-pharmacological-activities
#12
REVIEW
Xirui He, Xiaoxiao Wang, Jiacheng Fang, Yu Chang, Ning Ning, Hao Guo, Linhong Huang, Xiaoqiang Huang
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Achyranthes L. (Amaranthaceae), also known as Chaff Flower and Niuxi/, mainly includes two famous medicinal species namely A. bidentata and A. aspera. A. bidentata has been widely used as blood-activating and stasis-resolving medicine for the treatment of various diseases including amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, lumbago, gonalgia, paraplegia, edema, stranguria, headache, dizziness, odontalgia, oral ulcer, hematemesis, and epistaxis. A. aspera has been widely used to treat various diseases, including gynecological disorder, asthma, ophthalmia, odontalgia, haemorrhoids, and abdominal tumor, and has been applied to difficult labour, wound healing, insect and snake bites...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337391/an-efficient-field-and-laboratory-workflow-for-plant-phylotranscriptomic-projects
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Ya Yang, Michael J Moore, Samuel F Brockington, Alfonso Timoneda, Tao Feng, Hannah E Marx, Joseph F Walker, Stephen A Smith
PREMISE OF THE STUDY: We describe a field and laboratory workflow developed for plant phylotranscriptomic projects that involves cryogenic tissue collection in the field, RNA extraction and quality control, and library preparation. We also make recommendations for sample curation. METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 216 frozen tissue samples of Caryophyllales and other angiosperm taxa were collected from the field or botanical gardens. RNA was extracted, stranded mRNA libraries were prepared, and libraries were sequenced on Illumina HiSeq platforms...
March 2017: Applications in Plant Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330725/a-botanical-phytochemical-and-ethnomedicinal-review-of-the-genus-mitragyna-korth-implications-for-products-sold-as-kratom
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Paula N Brown, Jensen A Lund, Susan J Murch
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: The genus Mitragyna (Rubiacaeae) has been traditionally used in parts of Africa, Asia and Oceania. In recent years, there has been increased interest in species of Mitragyna with the introduction of products to western markets and regulatory uncertainty. AIM OF THE STUDY: This paper reviewed the traditional ethnomedicinal uses of leaves for species belonging to the genus Mitragyna with reference to the botany and known chemistry in order to highlight areas of interest for products currently being sold as kratom...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999673/application-of-multi-target-phytotherapeutic-concept-in-malaria-drug-discovery-a-systems-biology-approach-in-biomarker-identification
#15
REVIEW
Protus Arrey Tarkang, Regina Appiah-Opong, Michael F Ofori, Lawrence S Ayong, Alexander K Nyarko
There is an urgent need for new anti-malaria drugs with broad therapeutic potential and novel mode of action, for effective treatment and to overcome emerging drug resistance. Plant-derived anti-malarials remain a significant source of bioactive molecules in this regard. The multicomponent formulation forms the basis of phytotherapy. Mechanistic reasons for the poly-pharmacological effects of plants constitute increased bioavailability, interference with cellular transport processes, activation of pro-drugs/deactivation of active compounds to inactive metabolites and action of synergistic partners at different points of the same signaling cascade...
2016: Biomarker Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986436/interaction-of-plant-essential-oil-terpenoids-with-the-southern-cattle-tick-tyramine-receptor-a-potential-biopesticide-target
#16
Aaron D Gross, Kevin B Temeyer, Tim A Day, Adalberto A Pérez de León, Michael J Kimber, Joel R Coats
An outbreak of the southern cattle tick, Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus, (Canestrini), in the United States would have devastating consequences on the cattle industry. Tick populations have developed resistance to current acaricides, highlighting the need to identify new biochemical targets along with new chemistry. Furthermore, acaricide resistance could further hamper control of tick populations during an outbreak. Botanically-based compounds may provide a safe alternative for efficacious control of the southern cattle tick...
February 1, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865796/bletilla-striata-medicinal-uses-phytochemistry-and-pharmacological-activities
#17
REVIEW
Xirui He, Xiaoxiao Wang, Jiacheng Fang, Zefeng Zhao, Linhong Huang, Hao Guo, Xiaohui Zheng
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Bletilla striata (Thunb.) Reichb. f. (Orchidaceae), also known as Hyacinth Orchid and Baiji (Simplified Chinese: ), not only has been widely used for the treatment of hematemesis, hemoptysis, and traumatic bleeding due to the efficacy of arresting bleeding with astringent action, but also has been applied topically to overcome ulcers, sores, swellings, and chapped skin due to the efficacy of dispersing swelling and promoting tissue regeneration. Additional medical applications include the treatment of tuberculosis, malignant ulcers, hemorrhoids, anthrax, eye diseases, and silicosis...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27802026/magnetic-microbead-affinity-selection-screening-magmass-of-botanical-extracts-for-inhibitors-of-15-lipoxygenase
#18
Michael D Rush, Elisabeth M Walker, Tristesse Burton, Richard B van Breemen
To expedite the identification of active natural products in complex mixtures such as botanical extracts, a magnetic microbead affinity selection screening (MagMASS) procedure was developed. This technique utilizes target proteins immobilized on magnetic beads for rapid bioaffinity isolation of ligands from complex mixtures. A MagMASS method was developed and validated for 15-lipoxygenase. As a proof of concept, several North American prairie plants used medicinally by Native Americans were extracted with MeOH and screened...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Natural Products
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27773801/a-review-of-ethnoboatany-therapeutic-value-phytochemistry-and-pharmacology-of-crinum-macowanii-baker-a-highly-traded-bulbous-plant-in-southern-africa
#19
REVIEW
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...
December 24, 2016: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27516653/alshamel-fi-sana-at-tebbi-at-a-comprehensive-book-on-the-materia-medica
#20
Maryam Mosaffa-Jahromi, Hossein Kiani
BACKGROUND: Ala-al-din abu Al-Hassan Ali ibn Abi-Hazm al-Qarshi al-Dimashqi, known as Ibn al-Nafis (1210-1288 AD), was a Muslim Syrian physician primarily famous for being the first to describe the pulmonary circulation of the blood. The most voluminous of his books is Alshamel fi Sana'at tebbi'at, which is a comprehensive medical encyclopedia. It comprised 300 volumes of notes, from which only 80 volumes are published. His writings are cataloged in many libraries around the world. The aim of this review article, as a tribute to Ibn al-Nafis, was to introduce his valuable but neglected encyclopedia of Materia Medica...
May 2016: Iranian Journal of Medical Sciences
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