South African herb lance-leaved waxberry found to offer antimicrobial and antitumor benefits

(Natural News) The use of medicinal plants as an alternative treatment to various health conditions is a common practice in many cultures. Many plants have natural antimicrobial activity and other medicinal properties that have yet to be fully explored. One South African herb became the focus of a study published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine investigating its antimicrobial...
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(Natural News) Here’s one more reason to start working out — a study has shown that regular exercise can benefit our brain in the long run. The study, a collaborative effort between researchers from Australia’s National Institute of Complementary Medicine at Western Sydney University and the Division of Psychology and Mental Health at the University of...
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Authors: Liang W, Li X, Li G, Hu L, Ding S, Kang J, Shen J, Li C, Asakawa T Abstract Background. Erzhi pill (EZP), a traditional Chinese herbal formula, has been widely used to treat postmenopausal osteoporosis (PMOP) in China. However, its molecular mechanisms remain unclear. The aim of the present study is to investigate the antiosteoporotic effect of EZP on an ovariectomized rat model of PMOP. We performed the biomarkers of bone metabolism disorder, bone morphology, bone mineral density (BMD), and bone biomechanics to confirm the successful establishment of the PMOP model. We then investigated the expression of ...
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Authors: Zhao BB, Long QH, Wang CY, Chen LL, Xie GJ, Bo WJ, Xu B, Li ZF, Li HM, Wang P Abstract Introduction. To examine the protective effects of Liu Wei Di Huang Wan formula (LWDH) on liver and orbitofrontal cortex (OFC) injuries in monosodium glutamate (MSG) and partial hepatectomy (PH) rat model. Methods. Neonatal Wistar rats were given MSG or saline on postnatal days 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10. The rats were caged into five groups and treated accordingly at six weeks old as follows: Saline group, Saline+PH group, MSG group, MSG+PH group, and LWDH group (MSG+PH+LWDH). The PH was performed during week 8 by excision of t...
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"Diabetes and Metabolism Disorders Medicinal Plants: A Glance at the Past and a Look to the Future 2018": Antihyperglycemic Activity of Hamelia patens Jacq. Extracts. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2018;2018:7926452 Authors: Rugerio-Escalona C, Ordaz-Pichardo C, Becerra-Martinez E, Cruz-López MDC, López-Y-López VE, Mendieta-Moctezuma A, Maldonado-Mendoza IE, Jiménez-Montejo FE Abstract Diabetes is one the world's most widespread diseases, affecting over 327 million people and causing about 300,000 deaths annually. Despite great advances in prevention and thera...
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Investigation of Lake Hévíz Mineral Water Balneotherapy and Hévíz Mud Treatment in Murine Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis Models. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2018;2018:4816905 Authors: Tékus V, Borbély É, Kiss T, Perkecz A, Kemény Á, Horváth J, Kvarda A, Pintér E Abstract Arthritic diseases are the most frequent causes of chronic pain and disability. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease characterized by synovial inflammation and progressive structural joint damage. Osteoarthritis is a degenerative...
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Authors: Mala KN, Thomas J, Syam DS, Maliakel B, Krishnakumar IM Abstract Despite the availability of various synthetic drugs for the treatment of functional dyspepsia (FD), the side effects and their cost have always created a great interest in the search for novel natural alternatives for the management of gut disorders. The present contribution reports the safety and efficacy of the kitchen spice asafoetida (Ferula asafoetida) in FD for the first time. In the double-blinded, placebo-controlled study, 43 subjects diagnosed to have moderate to severe discomforts of nonulcer FD were randomized to receive hard-shell...
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Conclusions: It could provide basic data for the future diagnosis of facial nerve palsy patients by measuring facial sEMG values for healthy people. PMID: 30224929 [PubMed]
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Authors: Schötterl S, Huber SM, Lentzen H, Mittelbronn M, Naumann U Abstract Viscum album L. extracts (VE) are applied as complementary cancer therapeutics for more than one century. Extracts contain several compounds like mistletoe lectins (ML) 1-3 and viscotoxins, but also several minor ingredients. Since ML-1 has been described as one of the main active components harboring antitumor activity, purified native or recombinant ML-1 has been also used in clinical trials in the last years. The present study examined and compared the immunoboosting effects of three ML-1 containing drugs (the extract ISCADOR Qu, t...
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Authors: Mo Y, Xu E, Wei R, Le B, Song L, Li D, Chen Y, Ji X, Fang S, Shen J, Yang C, Wang Q Abstract Parkinson's disease (PD), the second most common neurodegenerative disease, is characterized by the progressive loss of dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra. Although the molecular mechanisms underlying dopaminergic neuronal degeneration in PD remain unclear, neuroinflammation is considered as the vital mediator in the pathogenesis and progression of PD. Bushen-Yizhi Formula (BSYZ), a traditional Chinese medicine, has been demonstrated to exert antineuroinflammation in our previous studies. However, it rema...
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Discussion: A large amount of data from high-quality RCTs is needed for the extensive clinical application of herbal medicine. The CRRICHTrial-II will evaluate the safety and effectiveness of ICH-012 in a safer time window between 6 and 72 h and investigate the possible mechanisms of action and direction of herbal medicine in the haematoma growth after HICH. Trial registration at ClinicalTrial.gov, ID: NCT03354026, is registered on 23rd Nov. 2017. PMID: 30224926 [PubMed]
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