Leaf extract of Osbeckia octandra induces apoptosis in oral squamous cell carcinoma cells
Osbeckia octandra is a plant endemic to Sri Lanka and is used in ethnomedicine for treating various diseases. However, the anti-cancer properties of O. octandra are yet to be fully investigated. In the present s... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - January 25, 2022 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Jue Young Kim, Jin Kim, B. M. Ratnayake Bandara, Wanninayake M. Tilakaratne and Dokyeong Kim Tags: Research Source Type: research

Bioinformatics screening the novel and promising targets of curcumin in hepatocellular carcinoma chemotherapy and prognosis
The aim of present study was to screen the novel and promising targets of curcumin in hepatocellular carcinoma diagnosis and chemotherapy. (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - January 25, 2022 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tingting Yang, Yibiao Chen, Jiexuan Xu, Jinyuan Li, Hong Liu and Naihua Liu Tags: Research Source Type: research

Effects of curcumin supplementation on vitamin D levels in women with premenstrual syndrome and dysmenorrhea: a randomized controlled study
Vitamin D has an established role in female reproduction. There is also evidence for an association between vitamin D levels and menstrual problems such as premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and dysmenorrhea. Curcumi... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - January 22, 2022 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Leyla Arabnezhad, Mahtab Mohammadifard, Ladan Rahmani, Zahra Majidi, Gordon A. Ferns and Afsane Bahrami Tags: Research Source Type: research

Arrabidaea chica chloroform extract modulates estrogen and androgen receptors on luminal breast cancer cells
Breast Cancer (BC) is the most common cancer in women worldwide and, although 70% of patients are responsive to selective Estrogen Receptor (ER) modulators such as Tamoxifen (Tam), patients ’ survival is compri... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - January 20, 2022 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Douglas C. Brand ão, Paula M. A. P. Lima, Isabella C. Martins, Carina S. Cordeiro, Antonielle O. Cordeiro, Lara Vecchi, Joyce F. C. Guerra, Priscila C. Orsolin, Matheus C. Gazolla, Danilo S. Costa, Ademar A. da Silva Filho and Thaise G. Araújo Tags: Research Source Type: research

Astragalus mongholicus Bunge and Panax notoginseng formula (A & P) improves renal mesangial cell damage in diabetic nephropathy by inhibiting the inflammatory response of infiltrated macrophages
Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is one of the main causes of end-stage renal disease with scantly effective treatment. Numerous evidences indicated that macrophages play an important role in the occurrence and patho... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - January 20, 2022 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Xiao Lin, Xiao-qin Lei, Jie-ke Yang, Jian Jia, Xia Zhong, Rui-zhi Tan and Li Wang Tags: Research Source Type: research

Acute and sub-acute oral toxicity of aqueous whole leaf and green rind extracts of Aloe vera in Wistar rats
Several local communities in Central, Western, Eastern, and Northern regions of Uganda have been using the whole leaf extracts of Aloe vera (L.) Burm. f. (Asphodelaceae) in the treatment of various ailments. Also... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - January 14, 2022 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Florence Nalimu, Joseph Oloro, Emanuel L. Peter and Patrick Engeu Ogwang Tags: Research Source Type: research

Traditional and complementary medicine (TCM) usage and its association with Patient Assessment of Chronic Illness Care (PACIC) among individuals with metabolic syndrome in primary care
Traditional and Complementary Medicine (TCM) is widely used particularly among patients with chronic diseases in primary care. However, evidence is lacking regarding TCM use among patients with Metabolic Syndr... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - January 13, 2022 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Nor Farha Basri, Anis Safura Ramli, Mariam Mohamad and Khairatul Nainey Kamaruddin Tags: Research Source Type: research

The effect of Kappaphycus alvarezii active fraction on oxidative stress and inflammation in streptozotocin and nicotinamide-induced diabetic rats
High glucose concentration increases the glycation process which leads to oxidative stress and inflammation, that can cause complications in diabetes. Several medicinal plants have been used in the treatment o... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - January 13, 2022 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Evy Yulianti, Sunarti and Mae Sri Hartati Wahyuningsih Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Panax notoginseng saponins reverse P-gp-mediated steroid resistance in lupus: involvement in the suppression of the SIRT1/FoxO1/MDR1 signalling pathway in lymphocytes
P-glycoprotein (P-gp)-mediated steroid resistance (SR) has been suggested to play a significant role in lupus nephritis (LN) treatment failure. Panax notoginseng saponins (PNS), the main effective components o... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - January 12, 2022 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Feng Pan, Yue-jin Li and Ying Lu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Euterpe oleracea fruit (A çai)-enriched diet suppresses the development of experimental cerebral malaria induced by Plasmodium berghei (ANKA) infection
Cerebral malaria is one of the most severe complications attributed to protozoal infection by Plasmodium falciparum, gaining prominence in children mortality rates in endemic areas. This condition has a complex p... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - January 11, 2022 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Karen Renata Herculano Matos Oliveira, Marjorie Lujan Marques Torres, Nayara Kauffmann, Brenda Jaqueline de Azevedo Ata íde, Nívia de Souza Franco Mendes, Larissa Medeiros dos Anjos, Rosivaldo dos Santos Borges, Carlomagno Pacheco Bahia, Luana Ketlen Re Tags: Research Source Type: research

Effectiveness of maturity of Rubus occidentalis on hyperalgesia induced by acidic saline injection in rats
Rubus occidentalis, also known as black raspberry, contains several bioactive components that vary depending on the maturity of the fruit. The goal of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of immature Rubus oc... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - January 11, 2022 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Geun Joo Choi, Hyun Kang, Oh Haeng Lee, Eun Jin Ahn, Fletcher A. White, Ye Jin Cho, Chong Wha Baek, Yong Hun Jung and Ji Wung Kwon Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Acacetin inhibits invasion, migration and TGF- β1-induced EMT of gastric cancer cells through the PI3K/Akt/Snail pathway
Epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is a pivotal cellular phenomenon involved in tumour metastasis and progression. In gastric cancer (GC), EMT is the main reason for recurrence and metastasis in postop... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - January 9, 2022 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Guangtao Zhang, Zhaoyan Li, Jiahuan Dong, Weili Zhou, Zhanxia Zhang, Zujun Que, Xiaohong Zhu, Yan Xu, Nida Cao and Aiguang Zhao Tags: Research Source Type: research

Discovery and identification of potential anti-melanogenic active constituents of Bletilla striata by zebrafish model and molecular docking
Bletilla striata is the main medicine of many skin whitening classic formulas in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and is widely used in cosmetic industry recently. However, its active ingredients are still uncl... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - January 7, 2022 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Yiyuan Luo, Juan Wang, Shuo Li, Yue Wu, Zhirui Wang, Shaojun Chen and Hongjiang Chen Tags: Research Source Type: research

Evaluation of the antidiarrheal activity of 80% methanol extract and solvent fractions of the leaf of Bersama abyssinica fresen (Melianthaceae) in mice
The use of traditional medicinal plants in the management of diarrhea has long been practiced in Ethiopia. B. abyssinica fresen is one of the plants traditionally used to treat diarrhea whereas an in vivo study h... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - January 6, 2022 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Mihret Ayalew, Azmeraw Bekele, Mestayet Geta Mengistie and Seyfe Asrade Atnafie Tags: Research Source Type: research

Neuroprotective effects of Lippia javanica (Burm.F.) Spreng. Herbal tea infusion on Lead-induced oxidative brain damage in Wistar rats
This study investigated the effect of L. ... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - January 4, 2022 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Zubair Suleman, Godwill A. Engwa, Mathulo Shauli, Hannibal T. Musarurwa, Ndinashe A. Katuruza and Constance R. Sewani-Rusike Tags: Research Source Type: research

Trifolium pratense ethanolic extract alters the gut microbiota composition and regulates serum lipid profile in the ovariectomized rats
Trifolium pratense (red clover) ethanolic extract (TPEE) has been used as a popular over-the-counter remedy for the management of menopausal symptoms. Prolonged consumption of herbal extract has been shown to reg... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - January 4, 2022 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Yixian Quah, Na-Hye Park, Eon-Bee Lee, Ki-Ja Lee, Jireh Chan Yi-Le, Md. Sekendar Ali, Seung-Hee Jang, Min-Jeong Kim, Seung-Jin Lee and Seung-Chun Park Tags: Research Source Type: research

Optimization for ultrasonic-microwave synergetic extraction of total iridoid glycosides and screening of analgesic and anti-inflammatory active fractions from patrinia scabra Bunge (Valerianaceae)
Patrinia scabra Bunge is a well-known herbal medicine for its favorable treatment on inflammatory diseases owing to its effective ingredients, in which iridoid glycoside plays an extremely significant role. This ... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - January 4, 2022 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Quhuan Ma, Yanmei Lu, Yi Deng, Xiaodong Hu, Wanyu Li, Hongzhen Jia, Yuer Guo and Xiaofeng Shi Tags: Research Source Type: research

Oral administration of tartrazine (E102) accelerates the incidence and the development of 7,12-dimethylbenz(a) anthracene (DMBA)-induced breast cancer in rats
Despite the considerable advances made in the treatment of cancer, it remains a global threat. Tartrazine (E102) is a synthetic dye widely used in food industries; it has recently been shown to induce oxidativ... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - December 31, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: St éphane Zingue, Elisabeth Louise Ndjengue Mindang, Florence Charline Awounfack, Abel Yanfou Kalgonbe, Moustapha Mohamet Kada, Dieudonné Njamen and Derek Tantoh Ndinteh Tags: Research Source Type: research

An in vivo evaluation of anti-inflammatory, analgesic and anti-pyretic activities of newly synthesized 1, 2, 4 Triazole derivatives
In recent years, 1, 2, 4-triazole and its derivatives have been reported to be pharmacologically significant scaffolds. They possess analgesic, anti-tubercular, anti-inflammatory, anti-convulsant, anti-oxidant... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - December 31, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tabinda Azim, Muhammad Wasim, Muhammad Shoaib Akhtar and Irfan Akram Tags: Research Source Type: research

The antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects of Carica Papaya Linn. seeds extract on CCl4-induced liver injury in male rats
In this study, the protective and therapeutic role of Carica Papaya Linn. seeds extract (SE) was evaluated against the h... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - December 30, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Nadia Z. Shaban, Sarah M. El-Kot, Olfat M. Awad, Afaf M. Hafez and Ghada M. Fouad Tags: Research Source Type: research

Identification of components in Kazakhstan honeys that correlate with antimicrobial activity against wound and skin infecting microorganisms
Antimicrobial drug resistance is a major public health threat that can render infections including wound and skin infections untreatable. The discovery of new antimicrobials is critical. Approaches to discover... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - December 20, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Pauline McLoone, Aizhan Zhumbayeva, Sofiya Yunussova, Yerkhat Kaliyev, Ludmila Yevstafeva, Susan Verrall, Julie Sungurtas, Ceri Austin, J. Will Allwood and Gordon J. McDougall Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Berberine ameliorates testosterone-induced benign prostate hyperplasia in rats
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a major urologic problem that mostly develops in older males. Oxidative stress and inflammation influence the occurrence of BPH. Berberine (BBR) is a natural ingredient th... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - December 20, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Ehsan Shabani, Heibatullah Kalantari, Mojtaba Kalantar, Mehdi Goudarzi, Esrafil Mansouri and Hadi Kalantar Tags: Research Source Type: research

Protective effects of exosomes derived from lyophilized porcine liver against acetaminophen damage on HepG2 cells
Recently, extracellular vesicles have come to the fore following their emerging role in cell communication, thanks to their ability to reach cells into the human body without dissipating their cargo, transferr... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - December 18, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Riccardo Tassinari, Claudia Cavallini, Elena Olivi, Valentina Taglioli, Chiara Zannini, Orlando Ferroni and Carlo Ventura Tags: Research Source Type: research

Transitioning to practice: a qualitative investigation of Australian graduate naturopath ’s experiences of being in practice
The transition from student to practitioner can be challenging, resulting in stress, burnout and attrition. While there has been ample research examining graduate medical and allied health practitioner experie... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - December 15, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Matthew J. Leach, Larisa A. J. Barnes, Andy McLintock, Helene M. Diezel, Kimberley Ryan and Amie E. Steel Tags: Research Source Type: research

Tetrandrine alleviates podocyte injury via calcium-dependent calpain-1 signaling blockade
Podocytes have become a crucial target for interventions in proteinuric kidney diseases. Many studies have reported that overexpression of transient receptor potential cation channel protein 6 (TRPC6) in podoc... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - December 14, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Yin Ding, Xuanli Tang, Yuhui Wang, Dongrong Yu, Caifeng Zhu and Jin Yu Tags: Research Source Type: research

A community-centric multi-disciplinary education program with the 8-section brocade Tai Chi therapy for patients with osteoarthritis of the knee – a pilot study
Osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee is one of the most common chronic degenerative joint diseases, and a multi-disciplinary approach to educating patients with OA knee are effective in symptoms management. Tai Chi... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - December 14, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Kevin Ki-Wai Ho, Gerald Pong, Queena Wai-Chin Poon, Jojo Yan-Yan Kwok, Wai-Wang Chau and Michael Tim-Yun Ong Tags: Research Source Type: research

Phytochemical analysis and anticancer activity of Falcaria vulgaris Bernh growing in Moghan plain, northwest of Iran
Falcaria vulgaris Bernh among the most important member of Apiaceae family has been used for medical investigation in Iran and some regions in the world. This plant possesses a range of coumarin and flavonoids c... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - December 5, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Kamran Hosseini, Sanaz Jasori, Abbas Delazar, Parina Asgharian and Vahideh Tarhriz Tags: Research Source Type: research

Hericium erinaceus mycelium ameliorate anxiety induced by continuous sleep disturbance in vivo
Sleep disruption is a major public health issue and may increase the risk of mortality by ten-folds if an individual is sleeping less than 6  h per night. Sleep has changed dramatically during to the COVID-19 p... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - December 5, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tsung-Ju Li, Tung-Yen Lee, Yun Lo, Li-Ya Lee, I-Chen Li, Chin-Chu Chen and Fang-Chia Chang Tags: Research Source Type: research

Community education and health promotion activities of naturopathic practitioners: results of an international cross-sectional survey
Health promotion and patient education are crucial to improved population health and are also among the core principles that define naturopathy. Yet, the activities of naturopathic practitioners (NPs) with reg... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - November 30, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Amie Steel and Iva Lloyd Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Ficus deltoidea ameliorates biochemical, hormonal, and histomorphometric changes in letrozole-induced polycystic ovarian syndrome rats
Insulin resistance and hormonal imbalances are key features in the pathophysiology of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). We have previously shown that Ficus deltoidea var. deltoidea Jack (Moraceae) can improve i... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - November 29, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Muhammad Aliff Haslan, Nurdiana Samsulrizal, Nooraain Hashim, Noor Syaffinaz Noor Mohamad Zin, Farshad H. Shirazi and Yong Meng Goh Tags: Research Source Type: research

Athrixia phylicoides tea infusion (bushman tea) improves adipokine balance, glucose homeostasis and lipid parameters in a diet-induced metabolic syndrome rat model
Central obesity and insulin resistance are associated with metabolic syndrome (MetS) which is aggravated by diet and sedentary lifestyle. Athrixia phylicoides (AP) is reported by rural communities to have medicin... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - November 29, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Madigoahle A. M. Mokwena, Godwill Azeh Engwa, Benedicta N. Nkeh-Chungag and Constance R. Sewani-Rusike Tags: Research Source Type: research

Antitrypanosomal activity of hydromethanol extract of leaves of Cymbopogon citratus and seeds of Lepidium sativum: in-vivo mice model
Trypanosomiasis is one of the neglected tropical diseases of both humans and animals which decreases their productivity and causes death in the worst scenario. Unavailability of vaccines, the low therapeutic i... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - November 27, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Ayechew Yetayeh Emiru, Eyasu Makonnen, Fikru Regassa, Fekadu Regassa and Takele Beyene Tufa Tags: Research Source Type: research

Potentilla reptans L. postconditioning protects reperfusion injury via the RISK/SAFE pathways in an isolated rat heart
Our previous study indicated that Potentilla reptans root has a preconditioning effect by its antioxidant and anti-apoptotic effects in an isolated rat heart ischemia/reperfusion (IR) model. In the present study,... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - November 26, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Ayesheh Enayati, Aref Salehi, Mostafa Alilou, Hermann Stuppner, Mirali Polshekan, Maryam Rajaei, Mona Pourabouk, Ali Jabbari, Zohreh Mazaheri, Narguess Yassa, Hamid Reza Moheimani and Vahid Khori Tags: Research Source Type: research

Arctiin suppresses H9N2 avian influenza virus-mediated inflammation via activation of Nrf2/HO-1 signaling
H9N2 avian influenza viruses (AIVs) infect avian and mammalian hosts and provide internal genes for new emerging highly pathogenic avian viruses that cause severe pneumonia with high mortality, for which few m... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - November 26, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Beixian Zhou, Linxin Wang, Yueyun Liang, Jing Li and Xiping Pan Tags: Research Source Type: research

Activity of antifungal drugs and Brazilian red and green propolis extracted with different methodologies against oral isolates of Candida spp.
Oral candidiasis is an opportunistic disease caused by fungi of the Candida genus. The occurrence of Candida spp. resistance to the commercial antifungal drugs points to the search for alternative treatments. Pro... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - November 24, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Ana Rita Sokolonski, Ma ísa Santos Fonseca, Bruna Aparecida Souza Machado, Kathleen Ramos Deegan, Roberto Paulo Correia Araújo, Marcelo Andrés Umsza-Guez, Roberto Meyer and Ricardo W. Portela Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Anti-inflammatory effect of lavender (Lavandula angustifolia Mill.) essential oil prepared during different plant phenophases on THP-1 macrophages
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is the most common Gram-negative bacterium associated with nosocomial respiratory infections. Lavender essential oil is mainly used in aromatherapy, but it has several pharmacological and ... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - November 24, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Edina Pandur, Alex Balatin ácz, Giuseppe Micalizzi, Luigi Mondello, Adrienn Horváth, Katalin Sipos and Györgyi Horváth Tags: Research Source Type: research

Complementary medicine in Germany: a multi-centre cross-sectional survey on the usage by and the needs of patients hospitalized in university medical centers
This study investigated the CAM usage ... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - November 23, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Ann-Kathrin Lederer, Alexandra Baginski, Lena Raab, Stefanie Joos, Jan Valentini, Carina Klocke, Yvonne Samstag, Katrin H übner, Ivana Andreeva, Thomas Simmet, Tatiana Syrovets, Susanne Hafner, Anna Freisinger, Maximilian Andreas Storz and Roman Huber Tags: Research Source Type: research

Sinoacutine inhibits inflammatory responses to attenuates acute lung injury by regulating NF- κB and JNK signaling pathways
In this study, we investigated the anti-inflammatory activity and mechanism of... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - November 20, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Yuancui Zhao, Lili Cui, Xing Xin Yang, Xingqian Sun, Yunkuan Liu, Zixian Yang, Liyuan Zhu, Chaorui Peng, Danye Li, Junfei Cai and Yunshu Ma Tags: Research Source Type: research

Effect of cranberry supplementation on liver enzymes and cardiometabolic risk factors in patients with NAFLD: a randomized clinical trial
We aimed to evaluate the effect of cranberry supplementation on serum liver enzymes, hepatic steatosis, and cardiometabolic risk factors in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver (NAFLD). (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - November 19, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Kourosh Masnadi Shirazi, Elham Shirinpour, Arman Masnadi Shirazi and Zeinab Nikniaz Tags: Research Source Type: research

Ethanolic extract of Mucuna pruriens leaves ameliorates carbon tetrachloride and rifampicin-induced hepatotoxicity and nephrotoxicity in wistar albino rat
Mucuna pruriens (L.) has been used for the treatment of several ailments in folkloric medicine. The present study therefore investigates the hepatoprotective and nephroprotective potentials of its leaves extract... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - November 17, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Temidayo Ogunmoyole, Ayomide Micheal Ola-Awe and Omotola Grace Fatile Tags: Research Source Type: research

Protective effect of Palmijihwanghwan in a mouse model of cigarette smoke and lipopolysaccharide-induced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Palmijihwanghwan (PJH) is a traditional medicine and eight constituents derived from PJH possess anti-inflammatory activities. However, the scientific evidence for its potential as a therapeutic agent for inflam... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - November 16, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Eun Bok Baek, Jin-hyung Rho, Eunhye Jung, Chang-Seob Seo, Jin-Hee Kim and Hyo-Jung Kwun Tags: Research Source Type: research

The use of Caralluma fimbriata as an appetite suppressant and weight loss supplement: a systematic review and meta-analysis of clinical trials
Obesity prevalence has increased during the past few decades, causing a pandemic with an influx in other co-morbidities. Many factors influence weight gain in an obesogenic environment therefore strategies for... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - November 10, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Ranil Jayawardena, Tormalli V. Francis, Sachith Abhayaratna and Priyanga Ranasinghe Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The ethanol extract of Garcinia subelliptica Merr. induces autophagy
Garcinia subelliptica Merr. is a multipurpose coastal tree, the potential medicinal effects of which have been studied, including cancer suppression. Here, we present evidence that the ethanol extract of G. subel... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - November 10, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Kyun Ha Kim, Ji Yeon Lee, Wan Yi Li, Sangwoo Lee, Han-Sol Jeong, Jun-Yong Choi and Myungsoo Joo Tags: Research Source Type: research

Chinese patent herbal medicine Huaiqihuang for Henoch-Schonlein purpura nephritis in children: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials
Henoch-Sch önlein purpura nephritis (HSPN) is listed as the most common secondary glomerular diseases among children. Approximately 15 to 20% of children eventually could develop into chronic renal failure. Chi... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - November 8, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Xue Xue, Xue-han Liu, Chun-li Lu, Xin-yan Jin, Qiang Liu, Xiao-qin Wang and Jian-ping Liu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Novel mesoporous silica nanocarriers containing gold; a rapid diagnostic tool for tuberculosis
Tuberculosis (TB) is major health concern and reason of deaths from decades to current date. Even though with a lot of advancements, diagnostic techniques, and discovery of standard antibiotics TB remains cruc... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - November 5, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Chang Sun, Xiaoying Zhang, Jialu Wang, Yahao Chen and Cunren Meng Tags: Research Source Type: research

Arecae pericarpium extract induces porcine lower-esophageal-sphincter contraction via muscarinic receptors
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is associated with lower esophageal sphincter (LES) incompetence. In some patients, GERD is refractory to acid reduction therapy which is the main treatment for GERD. So ... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - November 4, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Shu-Leei Tey, Chi-Ying Li, Li-Wei Lin, Li-Ching Chang, Yea-Ling Chen, Fang-Rong Chang, San-Nan Yang and Ching-Chung Tsai Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Antiproliferative, antibacterial, and antioxidant activities of Bauhinia strychnifolia Craib aqueous extracts in gut and liver perspective
Bauhinia strychnifolia Craib is an herb in Thai traditional medicine. Its decoction is traditionally used as an anticancer, antidiarrheal, and hangover remedy for centuries. Several studies described bioactiviti... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - November 4, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Suranat Phonghanpot and Faongchat Jarintanan Tags: Research Source Type: research

Polyphenol-rich extract of Ocimum gratissimum leaves prevented toxic effects of cyclophosphamide on the kidney function of Wistar rats
Cyclophosphamide (CP) is one of the potent and low cost chemotherapy used in clinical setting against a variety of tumors. However, its association with nephrotoxicity limits its therapeutic use. Ocimum gratissim... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - November 2, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Quadri K. Alabi, Rufus O. Akomolafe, Joseph G. Omole, Ayodeji Aturamu, Mokolade S. Ige, Oyindasola O. Kayode and Deborah Kajewole-Alabi Tags: Research Source Type: research

Ethyl acetate extract of Elephantopus mollis Kunth induces apoptosis in human gastric cancer cells
Gastric cancer is one of the most leading causes of cancer death worldwide. Therefore, treatment studies have been being conducted, one of which is screening of novel agents from medicinal herbs. Elephantopus mol... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - October 30, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tran Dang Thanh Tam, Truong Thi Bich Ngoc, Nguyen Thi Hoai Nga, Nguyen Thi My Trinh, Tran Linh Thuoc and Dang Thi Phuong Thao Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Chemical profiles of the active fraction from Prinsepia utilis Royle leaves and its anti-benign prostatic hyperplasia evaluation in animal models
The Prinsepia utilis Royle leaves (P. utilis) is a folk herb used for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) control by ethnic minorities for centuries in China with rich in resources. Our previous studies have confi... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - October 29, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Ying Peng, Chongsheng Peng, Yang Wu, Chongzhi Sun and Xiaobo Li Tags: Research Source Type: research