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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166576/the-beneficial-health-aspects-of-sea-buckthorn-elaeagnus-rhamnoides-l-a-nelson-oil
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REVIEW
Beata Olas
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL CONTEXT: Plant oils are known to have biological activity. This review paper summarizes the current knowledge of the composition of sea buckthorn (Elaeagnus rhamnoides (L.) A.Nelson) seed and pulp oil and its beneficial health aspects. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In vitro and in vivo studies on humans and animals have found sea buckthorn oil to have a variety of beneficial properties to human health, and indicate that it may be a valuable component of human and animal nutrition...
November 19, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126988/morinda-officinalis-how-a-comprehensive-review-of-traditional-uses-phytochemistry-and-pharmacology
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REVIEW
Jian-Hua Zhang, Hai-Liang Xin, Yue-Ming Xu, Yi Shen, Yu-Qiong He, Hsien-Yeh, Bing Lin, Hong-Tao Song, Juan-Liu, Hai-Yue Yang, Lu-Ping Qin, Qiao-Yan Zhang, Juan Du
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: The medicinal plant Morinda officinalisHow. (MO) and its root have long been used in traditional medicines in China and northeast Asia as tonics for nourishing the kidney, strengthening the bone and enhancing immunofunction in the treatment of impotence, osteoporosis, depression and inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and dermatitis. AIM OF THE REVIEW: This review aims to sum up updated and comprehensive information about traditional usage, phytochemistry, pharmacology and toxicology of MO and provide insights intopotential opportunities for future research and development of this plant...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29072514/effectiveness-of-matricaria-chamomilla-chamomile-extract-on-pain-control-of-cyclic-mastalgia-a-double-blind-randomised-controlled-trial
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N Saghafi, H Rhkhshandeh, N Pourmoghadam, L Pourali, M Ghazanfarpour, A Behrooznia, F Vafisani
Breast pain (mastalgia) often precedes menstrual period, which is of mild to moderate severity. This study was performed to determine the effectiveness of chamomile on pain control of cyclic mastalgia. This double-blind randomised controlled clinical trial was conducted on 60 patients with mastalgia referred to the breast clinic of an academic hospital, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences. The patients were randomly allocated into two groups: chamomile (n = 30) and placebo (n = 30). Primary outcomes were: (1) assessment of the visual analogue scale (VAS) and (2) assessment of the breast pain chart (BPC) 8 weeks after initial intervention...
October 26, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29068789/the-beneficial-effects-of-pumpkin-extract-on-atherogenic-lipid-insulin-resistance-and-oxidative-stress-status-in-high-fat-diet-induced-obese-rats
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Atefe Ghahremanloo, Reza Hajipour, Mina Hemmati, Maryam Moossavi, Zabihullah Mohaqiq
Background Prevention and treatment of obesity is a way to reduce cardiovascular disease, diabetes and depression. Pumpkin as a favorable plant has different properties notably antioxidant, lipid-lowering and anti-diabetic potential. The aim of this study was to assess the anti-obesity effects of pumpkin in diet-induced obese rats. Methods Thirty adult male Wistar rats were randomly divided into five groups (n=6) of healthy control, dietary fatty control rats, and three experimental dietary fatty rats that received hydro-alcoholic extract of pumpkin once daily at doses 100 and 200 and 400 mg/kg, respectively...
October 24, 2017: Journal of Complementary & Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28953092/the-effects-of-mucuna-pruriens-extract-on-histopathological-and-biochemical-features-in-the-rat-model-of-ischemia
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Vanishri S Nayak, Nitesh Kumar, Antony S D'Souza, Sunil S Nayak, Sri P Cheruku, K Sreedhara Ranganath Pai
Stroke is considered to be one of the most important causes of death worldwide. Global ischemia causes widespread brain injury and infarctions in various regions of the brain. Oxidative stress can be considered an important factor in the development of tissue damage, which is caused because of arterial occlusion with subsequent reperfusion. Kapikacchu or Mucuna pruriens, commonly known as velvet bean, is well known for its aphrodisiac activities. It is also used in the treatment of snakebites, depressive neurosis, and Parkinson's disease...
December 13, 2017: Neuroreport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916319/inhibition-of-growth-and-biofilm-formation-of-clinical-bacterial-isolates-by-nio-nanoparticles-synthesized-from-eucalyptus-globulus-plants
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Samia Saleem, Bilal Ahmed, Mohammad Saghir Khan, Majed Al-Shaeri, Javed Musarrat
Nanotechnology based therapeutics has emerged as a promising approach for augmenting the activity of existing antimicrobials due to the unique physical and chemical properties of nanoparticles (NPs). Nickel oxide nanoparticles (NiO-NPs) have been suggested as prospective antibacterial and antitumor agent. In this study, NiO-NPs have been synthesized by a green approach using Eucalyptus globulus leaf extract and assessed for their bactericidal activity. The morphology and purity of synthesized NiO-NPs determined through various spectroscopic techniques like UV-Visible, FT-IR, XRD, EDX and electron microscopy differed considerably...
October 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863384/therapeutical-strategies-for-anxiety-and-anxiety-like-disorders-using-plant-derived-natural-compounds-and-plant-extracts
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REVIEW
Julia Fedotova, Peter Kubatka, Dietrich Büsselberg, Alexander G Shleikin, Martin Caprnda, Jozef Dragasek, Luis Rodrigo, Miroslav Pohanka, Iveta Gasparova, Vladimir Nosal, Radka Opatrilova, Tawar Qaradakhi, Anthony Zulli, Peter Kruzliak
Anxiety and anxiety-like disorders describe many mental disorders, yet fear is a common overwhelming symptom often leading to depression. Currently two basic strategies are discussed to treat anxiety: pharmacotherapy or psychotherapy. In the pharmacotherapeutical clinical approach, several conventional synthetic anxiolytic drugs are being used with several adverse effects. Therefore, studies to find suitable safe medicines from natural sources are being sought by researchers. The results of a plethora experimental studies demonstrated that dietary phytochemicals like alkaloids, terpenes, flavonoids, phenolic acids, lignans, cinnamates, and saponins or various plant extracts with the mixture of different phytochemicals possess anxiolytic effects in a wide range of animal models of anxiety...
November 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830758/the-medicinal-chemistry-and-neuropharmacology-of-kratom-a-preliminary-discussion-of-a-promising-medicinal-plant-and-analysis-of-its-potential-for-abuse
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REVIEW
Andrew C Kruegel, Oliver Grundmann
The leaves of Mitragyna speciosa (commonly known as kratom), a tree endogenous to parts of Southeast Asia, have been used traditionally for their stimulant, mood-elevating, and analgesic effects and have recently attracted significant attention due to increased use in Western cultures as an alternative medicine. The plant's active alkaloid constituents, mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine, have been shown to modulate opioid receptors, acting as partial agonists at mu-opioid receptors and competitive antagonists at kappa- and delta-opioid receptors...
August 19, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742505/effects-of-a-hops-humulus-lupulus-l-dry-extract-supplement-on-self-reported-depression-anxiety-and-stress-levels-in-apparently-healthy-young-adults-a-randomized-placebo-controlled-double-blind-crossover-pilot-study
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Ioannis Kyrou, Aimilia Christou, Demosthenes Panagiotakos, Charikleia Stefanaki, Katerina Skenderi, Konstantina Katsana, Constantine Tsigos
OBJECTIVE: The Humulus lupulus L. plant (hops) is used as a herbal medicinal product for anxiety/mood disorders. Our aim was to study the effects of a hops dry extract on self-reported depression, anxiety and stress levels in young adults. DESIGN: Apparently healthy young adults from our university completed the Depression Anxiety Stress Scale-21 (DASS-21) and those reporting at least mild depression, anxiety and stress were invited to complete the study intervention...
April 2017: Hormones: International Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654794/preclinical-evidence-of-the-anxiolytic-and-sedative-like-activities-of-tagetes-erecta-l-reinforces-its-ethnobotanical-approach
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Gimena Pérez-Ortega, Guadalupe Esther Angeles-López, Arturo Argueta-Villamar, María Eva González-Trujano
Morelos State is one of the regions of Mexico where several plant species are used in traditional medicine. Species from Tagetes genus (Asteraceae) are reported as useful in infusion to treat stomachache and intestinal diseases, but also as tranquilizers. In this study, medicinal uses of T. erecta including its depressant effect on the central nervous system (CNS) were explored by interviewing healers and merchants of local markets of Morelos State, and by investigation of the phytochemical and pharmacological tranquilizing properties...
September 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611401/a-diet-diverse-in-bamboo-parts-is-important-for-giant-panda-ailuropoda-melanoleuca-metabolism-and-health
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Hairui Wang, Heju Zhong, Rong Hou, James Ayala, Guangmang Liu, Shibin Yuan, Zheng Yan, Wenping Zhang, Yuliang Liu, Kailai Cai, Zhigang Cai, He Huang, Zhihe Zhang, De Wu
The aim of this study was to determine the metabolic response in giant pandas (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) to the consumption of certain parts of bamboo above ground growth. Giant pandas were provisioned with three species of bamboo: Phyllostachys bissetii, of which they only consume the culm (culm group); Bashania fargesii, of which they only consume the leaves (leaf group); and Qiongzhuea opienensis, of which they only consume the shoots (shoot group). The "culm" group absorbed the highest amount of calories and fiber, but was in short energy supply (depressed tricarboxylic acid cycle activity), and high fiber level diet might reduce the digestibility of protein...
June 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518108/identification-of-plant-ice-binding-proteins-through-assessment-of-ice-recrystallization-inhibition-and-isolation-using-ice-affinity-purification
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Melissa Bredow, Heather E Tomalty, Virginia K Walker
Ice-binding proteins (IBPs) belong to a family of stress-induced proteins that are synthesized by certain organisms exposed to subzero temperatures. In plants, freeze damage occurs when extracellular ice crystals grow, resulting in the rupture of plasma membranes and possible cell death. Adsorption of IBPs to ice crystals restricts further growth by a process known as ice-recrystallization inhibition (IRI), thereby reducing cellular damage. IBPs also demonstrate the ability to depress the freezing point of a solution below the equilibrium melting point, a property known as thermal hysteresis (TH) activity...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480425/behavioral-evidence-of-antidepressant-like-activity-of-raphanus-sativus-l-var-caudatus-in-mice
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Ishrat Younus, And Afshan Siddiq
BACKGROUND: Currently-available antidepressant agents produce various adverse effects, and are expensive. At present, various plants are being evaluated for their possible role against numerous diseases, and no doubt, the role of traditional and complementary medicines in the development of effective therapy is incredible. The present study was designed to evaluate antidepressant-like activity of Raphanus sativus L. Var. caudatus at different doses in mice. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Antidepressant potential of ethanolic extract of Raphanus caudatus L...
2017: African Journal of Traditional, Complementary, and Alternative Medicines: AJTCAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480400/isolation-of-novel-para-pentyl-phenyl-benzoate-from-mondia-whitei-hook-f-skeels-periplocaceae-its-structure-synthesis-and-neuropharmacological-evaluation
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Taiwo Bamigboye J, Osasan Josephine Y, Olubiyi Olujide O, Oyemitan Idris A, Atoyebi Shakir A M, Elsegood Mark R J, Jones Raymond C F
BACKGROUND: Mondia whitei L. (Hook. F.) Skeels (Periplocaceae) is a medicinal plant used locally in managing pain, fever, loss of appetite and as aphrodiasc in the South-Western states of Nigeria. However, the fruit is consumed habitually in the South-Eastern states of Nigeria, leading to speculation that it may possess some central nervous system effect but which has not been scientifically investigated, hence this study. METHODOLOGY: Fresh fruits of Mondia whitei were collected and identified by a taxonomist...
2017: African Journal of Traditional, Complementary, and Alternative Medicines: AJTCAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460225/evaluation-of-the-toxicological-properties-and-anti-inflammatory-mechanism-of-hemerocallis-citrina-in-lps-induced-depressive-like-mice
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Cheng-Fu Li, Xue-Qin Chen, Shao-Mei Chen, Xue-Mei Chen, Di Geng, Qing Liu, Li-Tao Yi
Hemerocallis citrina Baroni (Liliaceae), a Liliaceae plant, has been widely used in food and traditional medicine. This study investigated the safety of ethanol extracts from Hemerocallis citrina (HCE) after oral treatment (p.o.) and evaluating the anti-inflammatory mechanism of HCE in a lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced depressive-like model. First, in an 8-week experimental procedure, blood and tissue samples collected from mice were used for biochemical and histopathological analysis every two weeks. Neither the body weight nor relative organ weights were affected by HCE administration...
July 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375092/evaluation-of-acute-toxicity-sedative-and-analgesic-effects-of-taverniera-glabra-methanolic-extract-on-mice
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- Marvi, Javeid Iqbal, Shafi Muhammad, Mansoor Ahmad
Present study was conducted on crude methanolic extract of stem and root of Taverniera glabra. In Pakistan T. glabra is found in the region of Balochistan only. T. glabra has numerous therapeutic uses in traditional medicine and it is also used for the pain relief. Current study was carried out to evaluate acute toxicity, analgesic and CNS depressant activity of the plant. Acute toxicity was carried out by oral administration of the T. glabra extract from 250 to 2000mg/kg oral dose. Analgesic activity was carried out by acetic acid induced writhing test and formalin test...
November 2016: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346507/olive-oil-bioactives-protect-pigs-against-experimentally-induced-chronic-inflammation-independently-of-alterations-in-gut-microbiota
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Martin Liehr, Alessandro Mereu, Jose Javier Pastor, Jose Carlos Quintela, Stefanie Staats, Gerald Rimbach, Ignacio Rodolfo Ipharraguerre
Subclinical chronic inflammation (SCI) is associated with impaired animal growth. Previous work has demonstrated that olive-derived plant bioactives exhibit anti-inflammatory properties that could possibly counteract the growth-depressing effects of SCI. To test this hypothesis and define the underlying mechanism, we conducted a 30-day study in which piglets fed an olive-oil bioactive extract (OBE) and their control counterparts (C+) were injected repeatedly during the last 10 days of the study with increasing doses of Escherichia coli lipopolysaccharides (LPS) to induce SCI...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344031/culture-bound-syndromes-of-a-brazilian-amazon-riverine-population-tentative-correspondence-between-traditional-and-conventional-medicine-terms-and-possible-ethnopharmacological-implications
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E Pagani, J de F L Santos, E Rodrigues
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: It is not always possible to correlate the "emic" terms to the "etic" ones during ethnopharmacological surveys, especially regarding those related to Culture-Bound Syndromes (CBS). Nevertheless, it is the role of ethnopharmacology to address these correlations, since they are the basis for the understanding of potential bioactives. AIM AND OBJECTIVES: This study reports the clinical manifestations and therapeutic resources used for the treatment of CBS among some riverine inhabitants of Brazilian Amazonia...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327127/effects-of-vitellaria-paradoxa-c-f-gaertn-aqueous-leaf-extract-administration-on-salmonella-typhimurium-infected-rats
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Siméon Pierre Chegaing Fodouop, Sedric Donald Tala, Lunga Paul Keilah, Norbert Kodjio, Mefokou Didiane Yemele, Armel Herve Kamdje Nwabo, Bridget Nji-Kah, Joseph Tchoumboue, Donatien Gatsing
BACKGROUND: The present study investigates the effects of Vitellaria paradoxa crude extract administration on Salmonella typhimurium infected Wistar rats. METHODS: Rats were infected by single dose oral administration of Salmonella typhimurium (1.5×10(8) CFU). Negative control groups were infected and treated orally with distilled water (vehicle), neutral control group were not infected, while the four test groups were treated up to 18 days with 55 mg/kg, 110 mg/kg, 220 mg/kg and 440 mg/kg body weight of aqueous extract of V...
March 21, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230263/recent-advances-in-%C3%AE-aminobutyric-acid-gaba-properties-in-pulses-an-overview
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REVIEW
Nooshin Nikmaram, B N Dar, Shahin Roohinejad, Mohamed Koubaa, Francisco J Barba, Ralf Greiner, Stuart K Johnson
Beans, peas, and lentils are all types of pulses that are extensively used as foods around the world due to their beneficial effects on human health including their low glycaemic index, cholesterol lowering effects, ability to decrease the risk of heart diseases and their protective effects against some cancers. These health benefits are a result of their components such as bioactive proteins, dietary fibre, slowly digested starches, minerals and vitamins, and bioactive compounds. Among these bioactive compounds, γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA), a non-proteinogenic amino acid with numerous reported health benefits (e...
July 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
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