Epimedium sagittatum inhibits TLR4/MD-2 mediated NF- κB signaling pathway with anti-inflammatory activity
Epimedium sagittatum (Sieb.et Zucc.) Maxim., Ying-Yang-Huo in Chinese has been used as a traditional Chinese medicine and is deemed to “reinforce the kidney Yang”. Previous studies showed that E. sagittatum could... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - November 13, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Ni Yan, Ding-Sheng Wen, Yue-Rui Zhao and Shun-Jun Xu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Effects of acupuncture on vascular dementia (VD) animal models: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Vascular dementia is the second most common type of dementia that causes cognitive dysfunction. Acupuncture, an ancient therapy, has been mentioned for the treatment of vascular dementia in previous studies. T... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - November 13, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Ze-Yu Zhang, Zhe Liu, Hui-Hui Deng and Qin Chen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Zerumbone from Zingiber zerumbet (L.) smith: a potential prophylactic and therapeutic agent against the cariogenic bacterium Streptococcus mutans
Essential oil obtained from rhizomes of the Zingiber zerumbet (L.) Smith (popularly known in Brazil as bitter ginger) is mainly constituted by the biomolecule zerumbone, which exhibit untapped antimicrobial poten... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - November 13, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Thiago Moreira da Silva, Carlos Danniel Pinheiro, Patricia Puccinelli Orlandi, Carlos Cleomir Pinheiro and Gemilson Soares Pontes Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Meripilus giganteus ethanolic extract exhibits pro-apoptotic and anti-proliferative effects in leukemic cell lines
The interest towards botanicals and plant extracts has strongly risen due to their numerous biological effects and ability to counteract chronic diseases development. Among these effects, chemoprevention which... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - November 12, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Monia Lenzi, Veronica Cocchi, Aleksandra Novakovi ć, Maja Karaman, Marijana Sakač, Anamarija Mandić, Milica Pojić, Maria Cristina Barbalace, Cristina Angeloni, Patrizia Hrelia, Marco Malaguti and Silvana Hrelia Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Study of the anti-allergic and anti-inflammatory activity of Brachychiton rupestris and Brachychiton discolor leaves (Malvaceae) using in vitro models
Brachychiton rupestris and Brachychiton discolor (Malvaceae) are ornamental trees native to Australia. Some members of Brachychiton and its highly related genus, Sterculia, are employed in traditional medicine fo... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - November 9, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Amany A. Thabet, Fadia S. Youssef, Michal Korinek, Fang-Rong Chang, Yang-Chang Wu, Bing-Hung Chen, Mohamed El-Shazly, Abdel Nasser B. Singab and Tsong-Long Hwang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The actual conditions of traditional Japanese Kampo education in all the pharmacy schools in Japan: a questionnaire survey after the enforcement of the new national 2015 core curriculum
To investigate the present status of Kampo education, which has still not been elucidated, after the introduction of the new core national curriculum of 2015 into nationwide pharmacy education, in all 74 pharm... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - November 8, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Yoshinobu Nakada and Makoto Arai Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Feasibility and acceptability of a proposed trial of acupuncture as an adjunct to lifestyle interventions for weight loss in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: a qualitative study
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a common female reproductive disorder with multiple manifestations. Weight management is a key therapeutic goal. Acupuncture is a potential adjunctive weight loss treatment ... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - November 8, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Carolyn Ee, Caroline Smith, Michael Costello, Freya MacMillan, Lisa Moran, Brandi Baylock and Helena Teede Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Aloe-emodin induces apoptosis in human oral squamous cell carcinoma SCC15 cells
Oral and pharyngeal cancer is the most common malignant human cancers. Chemotherapy is an effective approach for anti-oral cancer therapy, while the drug tolerance and resistance remain a problem for oral canc... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - November 7, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Qihong Li, Jun Wen, Kaitao Yu, Yao Shu, Wulin He, Hongxing Chu, Bin Zhang and Cheng Ge Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Investigate the mechanisms of Chinese medicine Fuzhengkangai towards EGFR mutation-positive lung adenocarcinomas by network pharmacology
Chinese traditional herbal medicine Fuzhengkangai (FZKA) formulation combination with gefitinib can overcome drug resistance and improve the prognosis of lung adenocarcinoma patients. However, the pharmacologi... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - November 6, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Zhitong Bing, Zhiyuan Cheng, Danfeng Shi, Xinkui Liu, Jinhui Tian, Xiaojun Yao, Jingyun Zhang, Yongfeng Wang and Kehu Yang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Effects of green tea extract on overweight and obese women with high levels of low density-lipoprotein-cholesterol (LDL-C): a randomised, double-blind, and cross-over placebo-controlled clinical trial
This study aims to examine the effects of green tea extract (GTE) supplement on overweight and obese women with high levels of low density lipoprotein-cholesterol (LDL-C). (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - November 6, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Lin-Huang Huang, Chia-Yu Liu, Li-Yu Wang, Chien-Jung Huang and Chung-Hua Hsu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Anti-osteoporotic effects of mixed compositions of extracellular polymers isolated from Aureobasidium pullulans and Textoria morbifera in ovariectomized mice
Extracellular polymeric substances isolated from Aureobasidium pullulans (EAP), containing specifically 13% β-1,3/1,6-glucan, have shown various favorable bone-preserving effects. Textoria morbifera Nakai (TM) tr... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - November 6, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Chang-Soo Cho, Hye-Seong Jeong, In-Young Kim, Go-Woon Jung, Bon-Hwa Ku, Dong-Chan Park, Seung-Bae Moon, Hyung-Rae Cho, Khawaja Muhammad Imran Bashir, Sae Kwang Ku and Jae-Suk Choi Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Network pharmacology-based strategy to investigate pharmacological mechanisms of Zuojinwan for treatment of gastritis
Zuojinwan (ZJW), a classic herbal formula, has been extensively used to treat gastric symptoms in clinical practice in China for centuries. However, the pharmacological mechanisms of ZJW still remain vague to ... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - November 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Guohua Yu, Wubin Wang, Xu Wang, Meng Xu, Lili Zhang, Lei Ding, Rui Guo and Yuanyuan Shi Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Spontaneous spinal epidural hematoma of the thoracic spine after herbal medicine: a case report
Spontaneous spinal epidural hematoma (SSEH) is an uncommon disease, but it can lead to acute cord compression with disabling consequences. Identifiable reasons for spontaneous hemorrhage are vascular malformat... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - October 29, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Eo Jin Kim, Joonghyun Ahn and Seung-Ju Kim Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Integrative oncology and complementary medicine cancer services in Australia: findings from a national cross-sectional survey
Individuals living with and beyond a cancer diagnosis are increasingly using complementary therapies and medicines (CM) to enhance the effectiveness of cancer treatment, manage treatment-related side effects, ... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - October 29, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Caroline A. Smith, Jennifer Hunter, Geoff P. Delaney, Jane M. Ussher, Kate Templeman, Suzanne Grant and Eleanor Oyston Tags: Research article Source Type: research

‘Trying to put a square peg into a round hole’: a qualitative study of healthcare professionals’ views of integrating complementary medicine into primary care for musculoskeletal and mental health comorbidity
Comorbidity of musculoskeletal (MSK) and mental health (MH) problems is common but challenging to treat using conventional approaches. Integration of conventional with complementary approaches (CAM) might help... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - October 29, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Deborah Sharp, Ava Lorenc, Gene Feder, Paul Little, Sandra Hollinghurst, Stewart Mercer and Hugh MacPherson Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Pharmacokinetics and tissue distribution of monotropein and deacetyl asperulosidic acid after oral administration of extracts from Morinda officinalis root in rats
Iridoid glycosides (IGs), including monotropein (MON) and deacetyl asperulosidic acid (DA) as the main ingredients, are the major chemical components in Morinda officinalis How. (MO) root, possessing various phar... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - October 24, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Yi Shen, Qi Zhang, Yan-bin Wu, Yu-qiong He, Ting Han, Jian-hua Zhang, Liang Zhao, Hsien-yeh Hsu, Hong-tao Song, Bing Lin, Hai-liang Xin, Yun-peng Qi and Qiao-yan Zhang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Effects of acupuncture on nutritional state of patients with stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD): re-analysis of COPD acupuncture trial, a randomized controlled trial
There are an increasing number of evidences that chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a systemic illness and that bodyweight loss is its prominent manifestation. We focused on the nutritional outcom... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - October 24, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Masao Suzuki, Shigeo Muro, Motonari Fukui, Naoto Ishizaki, Susumu Sato, Tetsuhiro Shiota, Kazuo Endo, Tomoko Suzuki, Tadamichi Mitsuma, Michiaki Mishima and Toyohiro Hirai Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Identifying strengths and weaknesses of the integration of biomedical and herbal medicine units in Ghana using the WHO Health Systems Framework: a qualitative study
The use of herbal medicines in developing countries has been increasing over the years. In Ghana, since 2011, the government has been piloting the integration of herbal medicine in 17 public hospitals. However... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - October 22, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Bernard Appiah, Isaac Kingsley Amponsah, Anubhuti Poudyal and Merlin Lincoln Kwao Mensah Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Complementary and alternative medicine use among persons with multiple chronic conditions: results from the 2012 National Health Interview Survey
Although a quarter of Americans are estimated to have multiple chronic conditions, information on the impact of chronic disease dyads and triads on use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is scarce... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - October 19, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Justice Mbizo, Anthony Okafor, Melanie A. Sutton, Bryan Leyva, Leauna M. Stone and Oluwadamilola Olaku Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Steroidal alkaloids and conessine from the medicinal plant Holarrhena antidysenterica restore antibiotic efficacy in a Galleria mellonella model of multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection
This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of combinations of steroidal alkaloids and conessine from the Thai medicinal plant Holarrhena antidysenterica with antibiotics against Pseudomonas aeruginosa strains poss... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - October 19, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Thanyaluck Siriyong, Supayang Piyawan Voravuthikunchai and Peter John Coote Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The leaves of Crataeva nurvala Buch-Ham. modulate locomotor and anxiety behaviors possibly through GABAergic system
Crataeva nurvala Buch-Hum is an indigenous herb, extensively used in traditional medicines of the South Asian countries to treat inflammation, rheumatic fever, gastric irritation, and constipation. Despite this w... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - October 19, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Md Moniruzzaman, Md Abdul Mannan, Md Farhad Hossen Khan, Ariful Basher Abir and Mirola Afroze Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Hexane extract from Spondias tuberosa (Anacardiaceae) leaves has antioxidant activity and is an anti-Candida agent by causing mitochondrial and lysosomal damages
Spondias tuberosa is a plant that produces a fruit crop with high economic relevance at Brazilian Caatinga. Its roots and leaves are used in folk medicine. (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - October 19, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Bruna Maria Pereira da Costa Cordeiro, Nataly Diniz de Lima Santos, Magda Rhayanny Assun ção Ferreira, Larissa Cardoso Corrêa de Araújo, Alexsander Rodrigues Carvalho Junior, Alan Diego da Conceição Santos, Ana Paula de Oliveira, Alexandre Gomes da Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Free radical scavenging, α-glucosidase inhibitory and lipase inhibitory activities of eighteen Sudanese medicinal plants
Lifestyle-related diseases such as diabetes are steadily increasing worldwide. In Sudan, there are a variety of plant species used traditionally for the treatment of diabetes, obesity and other symptoms which ... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - October 19, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Sara Mustafa Idris Elbashir, Hari Prasad Devkota, Mikiyo Wada, Naoki Kishimoto, Masataka Moriuchi, Tsuyoshi Shuto, Shogo Misumi, Hirofumi Kai and Takashi Watanabe Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The effects of yoga and quiet rest on subjective levels of anxiety and physiological correlates: a 2-way crossover randomized trial
Rest or acute exercise can decrease state anxiety, with some evidence showing exercise to prevent laboratory-induced elevations in anxiety. No study has examined whether yoga provides short-term protection aga... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - October 17, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Kembra Albracht-Schulte and Jacalyn Robert-McComb Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Retraction Note: Optimized extraction, composition, antioxidant and antimicrobial activities of exo and intracellular polysaccharides from submerged culture of Cordyceps cicadae
The editor has retracted this article [1] due to overlap with a previously published article [2]. Both articles also appear to use the same image representing different fungal mycelial growths. S.K. Sharma and... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - October 16, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Sapan Kumar Sharma, Nandini Gautam and Narender Singh Atri Tags: Retraction Note Source Type: research

Post-marketing safety surveillance and re-evaluation of Xueshuantong injection
Traditional Chinese medicine injections (TCMIs) have been widely used to treat severe and acute diseases due to their high bioavailability, accurate curative effect, and rapid effect. However, incidence rates ... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - October 16, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Chunxiao Li, Tao Xu, Peng Zhou, Junhua Zhang, Ge Guan, Hui Zhang, Xiao Ling, Weixia Li, Fei Meng, Guanping Liu, Linyan Lv, Jun Yuan, Xuelin Li and Mingjun Zhu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Acanthus ebracteatus leaf extract provides neuronal cell protection against oxidative stress injury induced by glutamate
Acanthus ebracteatus (AE), an herb native to Asia, has been recognized in traditional folk medicine not only for its antioxidant properties and various pharmacological activities but also as an ingredient of long... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - October 16, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Anchalee Prasansuklab and Tewin Tencomnao Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Efficacy of self-management exercise program with spa therapy for behavioral management of knee osteoarthritis: research protocol for a quasi-randomized controlled trial (GEET one)
Osteoarthritis (OA) is not limited to joint pain and stiffness, which can lead to disability; it is also linked to comorbidities such as overweight, obesity and fears and beliefs related to the pathology. The ... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - October 16, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Chloe Gay, Candy Guiguet-Auclair, Bruno Pereira, Anna Goldstein, Lo ïc Bareyre, Nicolas Coste and Emmanuel Coudeyre Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

Cistanche tubulosa phenylethanoid glycosides induce apoptosis in H22 hepatocellular carcinoma cells through both extrinsic and intrinsic signaling pathways
Cistanche tubulosa (Schenk) R. Wight is a traditional Chinese medicine that parasitizes the roots of the Tamarix plant and has been used to treat male impotence, sterility, body weakness, and as a tonic. However,... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - October 12, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Pengfei Yuan, Jinyu Li, Adila Aipire, Yi Yang, Lijie Xia, Xinhui Wang, Yijie Li and Jinyao Li Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Isolation of anticancer constituents from Cucumis prophetarum var. prophetarum through bioassay-guided fractionation
Cucumis prophetarum var. prophetarum is used in Saudi folk medicine for treating liver disorders and grows widely between Abha and Khamis Mushait City, Saudi Arabia. (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - October 9, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Abdulrhman Alsayari, Lucas Kopel, Mahmoud Salama Ahmed, Hesham S. M. Soliman, Sivakumar Annadurai and Fathi T. Halaweish Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Comparative cardio and developmental toxicity induced by the popular medicinal extract of Sutherlandia frutescens (L.) R.Br. detected using a zebrafish Tuebingen embryo model
Sutherlandia frutescens is one of the most promising commercialized, indigenous and medicinal plants of South Africa that is used as an immune-booster, and a traditional treatment for cancer. However, few studies... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - October 5, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Longsheng Chen, Minjie Xu, Zhunan Gong, Samkele Zonyane, Shuwen Xu and Nokwanda P. Makunga Tags: Research article Source Type: research

In vitro pro-inflammatory enzyme inhibition and anti-oxidant potential of selected Sri Lankan medicinal plants
The extracts of the ten selected Sri Lankan medicinal plants have been traditionally used in the treatment of inflammatory mediated diseases. The extracts were investigated for anti-inflammatory and anti-oxida... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - October 3, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Hettiarachchige Dona Sachindra Melshandi Perera, Jayanetti Koralalage Ramani Radhika Samarasekera, Shiroma Mangalika Handunnetti, Ovitigala Vithanage Don Sisira Jagathpriya Weerasena, Hasitha Dhananjaya Weeratunga, Almas Jabeen and Muhammad Iqbal Choudhar Tags: Research article Source Type: research

A comprehensive study of the potential phytomedicinal use and toxicity of invasive Tithonia species in South Africa
Tithonia diversifolia and T. rotundifolia belong to the Asteraceae family and are native to Mexico and Central America. These plants have become invasive in parts of tropical Africa and Asia where they have becom... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - October 3, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Aitebiremen Gift Omokhua, Muna Ali Abdalla, Johannes Van Staden and Lyndy Joy McGaw Tags: Research article Source Type: research

A Lanosteryl triterpene from Protorhus longifolia augments insulin signaling in type 1 diabetic rats
A substantial literature supports antidiabetic properties of the lanosteryl triterpene (methyl-3 β-hydroxylanosta-9,24-dien-21-oate, RA-3) isolated from Protorhus longifolia stem bark. However, the molecular mecha... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - October 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Mabhida Sihle Ephraim, Johnson Rabia, Ndlovu Musawenkosi, Sangweni Nonhlakanipho Felicia, Louw Johan, Opoku Andrew and Mosa Rebamang Anthony Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Inhibition of RANKL-stimulated osteoclast differentiation by Schisandra chinensis through down-regulation of NFATc1 and c-fos expression
Schisandra chinenesis (SC) has been reported to have ameliorative effect on osteoporosis. However, the mechanisms underlying the anti-osteoporosis activity of SC have not been clearly elucidated. In the present s... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - October 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Eun-Jung Kim, Haesu Lee, Mi Hye Kim and Woong Mo Yang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Protective effects and mechanisms of Terminalia catappa L. methenolic extract on hydrogen-peroxide-induced oxidative stress in human skin fibroblasts
This study investigated the protective role and possible mechanism of Terminalia catappa L. methanolic extra... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - October 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Ya-Han Huang, Po-Yuan Wu, Kuo-Ching Wen, Chien-Yih Lin and Hsiu-Mei Chiang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Paediatric massage for treatment of acute diarrhoea in children: a meta-analysis
Massage therapy has been used by many traditional Chinese medicine physicians to treat acute diarrhoea in children. Since no relevant systematic reviews assessed the clinical effectiveness or the risk of massa... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - September 18, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Li Gao, Chunhua Jia and Huiwen Huang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Antioxidant and skin-whitening effects of aerial part of Euphorbia supina Raf. Extract
Euphorbia supina (ES) has been widely used in folk medicine owing to its antibacterial, hemostatic, and anti-inflammatory properties. The aim of this study was to evaluate the antioxidant and skin-whitening effec... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - September 17, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Sa-Haeng Kang, Yong-Deok Jeon, Ji-Yoon Cha, Sung-Woo Hwang, Hoon-Yeon Lee, Min Park, Bo-Ri Lee, Min-Kyoung Shin, Su-Jeong Kim, Sang-Min Shin, Dae-Ki Kim, Jong-Sik Jin and Young-Mi Lee Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Yiqihuoxue decoction protects against post-myocardial infarction injury via activation of cardiomyocytes PGC-1 α expression
Mitochondrial dysfunction has been implicated in the pathogenesis of ischemic heart disease, exacerbating cardiomyocytes injury in myocardial infarction (MI). Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma c... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - September 17, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Fanghe Li, Shuwen Guo, Chunguo Wang, Xiaolou Huang, Hui Wang, Xiaobo Tan, Qian Cai, Jiani Wu, Yuqin Zhang, Xi Chen, Wangou Lin and Binyue Zhang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Ameliorative effect of taurine-chloramine in azathioprine-induced testicular damage; a deeper insight into the mechanism of protection
The male reproductive system is a sensitive and intricate process that can be distressed following exposure to various toxicants. Therapeutic drugs, especially chemotherapeutics, can also adversely affect male... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - September 17, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Mona F. Schaalan, Basma K. Ramadan and Azza H. Abd Elwahab Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Identification of antitumoral agents against human pancreatic cancer cells from Asteraceae and Lamiaceae plant extracts
Pancreatic cancer is one of the most aggressive and mortal cancers. Although several drugs have been proposed for its treatment, it remains resistant and new alternatives are needed. In this context, plants an... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - September 17, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Lamia Mouhid, Marta G ómez de Cedrón, Teodoro Vargas, Elena García-Carrascosa, Nieves Herranz, Mónica García-Risco, Guillermo Reglero, Tiziana Fornari and Ana Ramírez de Molina Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Antimicrobial activities of flavonoid glycosides from Graptophyllum grandulosum and their mechanism of antibacterial action
The objective of this invest... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - September 15, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cyrille Ngoufack Tagousop, Jean-de-Dieu Tamokou, Steve Endeguele Ekom, David Ngnokam and Laurence Voutquenne-Nazabadioko Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Assessment of acute, 14-day, and 13-week repeated oral dose toxicity of Tiglium seed extract in rats
Seed of mature Croton tiglium Linne, also known as Tiglium seed (TS), has been widely used as a natural product due to its several health beneficial properties including anti-tumor and antifungal activities. Desp... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - September 12, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Jun-Won Yun, Euna Kwon, Yun-Soon Kim, Seung-Hyun Kim, Ji-Ran You, Hyoung-Chin Kim, Jin-Sung Park, Jeong-Hwan Che, Sang-Koo Lee, Ja-June Jang, Hyeon Hoe Kim and Byeong-Cheol Kang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Weipixiao attenuate early angiogenesis in rats with gastric precancerous lesions
Angiogenesis is a pathobiological hallmark of gastric cancer. However, rare studies focus on angiogenesis in gastric precancerous lesions (GPL). Weipixiao (WPX), a Chinese herbal preparation, is proved clinica... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - September 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Jinhao Zeng, Ran Yan, Huafeng Pan, Fengming You, Tiantian Cai, Wei Liu, Chuan Zheng, Ziming Zhao, Daoyin Gong, Longhui Chen and Yi Zhang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Sargassum horneri (Turner) C. Agardh ethanol extract inhibits the fine dust inflammation response via activating Nrf2/HO-1 signaling in RAW 264.7 cells
Among the different kinds of pollution, air pollution continues to increase globally. East Asia is considered to be significantly affected. As a result, the populations in these regions face serious health iss... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - September 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Thilina U. Jayawardena, K. K. Asanka Sanjeewa, I. P. Shanura Fernando, Bo Mi Ryu, Min-Cheol Kang, Youngheun Jee, Won Woo Lee and You-Jin Jeon Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Epigallocatechin gallate inhibits hepatitis B virus infection in human liver chimeric mice
Persistent hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection causes liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma and constitutes a major worldwide health problem. Currently, anti-HBV drugs are limited to peginterferon and nuc... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - September 6, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Yu-Heng Lai, Cheng-Pu Sun, Hsiu-Chen Huang, Jui-Chieh Chen, Hui-Kang Liu and Cheng Huang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Efficacy of Sida pilosa Retz aqueous extract against Schistosoma mansoni – induced granulomatous inflammation in the liver and the intestine of mice: histomorphometry and gastrointestinal motility evaluation
The macerate of Sida pilosa aerial parts is used empirically for the treatment of intestinal helminthiasis. Previous studies have shown that Sida pilosa aqueous extract (SpAE) has schistosomicidal, antioxidant, a... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - September 6, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Hermine Boukeng Jatsa, Ulrich Membe Femoe, Joseph Njiaza, Daniel Simplice Tombe Tombe, Lohik Nguegan Mbolang, Emilienne Tienga Nkondo, Louis-Albert Tchuem Tchuente, Th éophile Dimo and Pierre Kamtchouing Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Patterns of conventional and complementary non-pharmacological health practice use by US military veterans: a cross-sectional latent class analysis
Non-pharmacological therapies and practices are commonly used for both health maintenance and management of chronic disease. Patterns and reasons for use of health practices may identify clinically meaningful ... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - September 5, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Melvin T. Donaldson, Melissa A. Polusny, Rich F. MacLehose, Elizabeth S. Goldsmith, Emily M. Hagel Campbell, Lynsey R. Miron, Paul D. Thuras and Erin E. Krebs Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Efficacy of Andrographis paniculata against extended spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL) producing E. coli
A. paniculata is widely known for its medicinal values and is traditionally used to treat a wide range of diseases such as cancer, diabetes, skin infections, influenza, diarrhoea, etc. The phytochemical constitue... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - September 3, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Ubaid Rasool, Priya S, Afsana Parveen, Saroj Kumar Sah and Hemalatha S Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The protective effect of Er-Xian decoction against myocardial injury in menopausal rat model
Er-Xian decoction (EXD), a formula of Chinese medicine, is often used to treat menopausal syndrome in China. The aim of the present study was to explore the potential cardioprotective mechanism of EXD against ... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - September 3, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Zhiguo Zhang, Lihua Xiang, Lanping Zhao, Hong Jiao, Zhen Wang, Yubo Li and Yanjing Chen Tags: Research article Source Type: research