Celastrol slows the progression of early diabetic nephropathy in rats via the PI3K/AKT pathway
Diabetic nephropathy serves as one of the most regular microvascular complications of diabetes mellitus and is the main factor that causes end-stage renal disease and incident mortality. As the beneficial effe... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - October 23, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Yusong Nie, Chengxiao Fu, Huimin Zhang, Min Zhang, Hui Xie, Xiaopei Tong, Yao Li, Zhenyan Hou, Xinrong Fan and Miao Yan Tags: Research article Source Type: research

NMR and LCMS analytical platforms exhibited the nephroprotective effect of Clinacanthus nutans in cisplatin-induced nephrotoxicity in the in vitro condition
Clinacanthus nutans (C. nutans) Lind. locally known as Belalai Gajah or Sabah snake grass is a medicinal plant belonging to Acanthaceae family. In Asia, this plant is traditionally used for treating skin rashes, ... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - October 22, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Ilya Iryani Mahmod, Intan Safinar Ismail, Noorjahan Banu Alitheen, Yahaya M. Normi, Faridah Abas, Alfi Khatib, Rudiyanto and Jalifah Latip Tags: Research article Source Type: research

An insight into anti-adipogenic properties of an Oroxylum indicum (L.) Kurz extract
This study attempted to investigate ... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - October 20, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tanaporn Hengpratom, Gordon M. Lowe and Griangsak Eumkeb Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The effects of six months Persicaria minor extract supplement among older adults with mild cognitive impairment: a double-blinded, randomized, and placebo-controlled trial
Persicaria minor extract exhibits antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and has potential effects on cognitive function and mood. However, the effects of P.minor on brain activation and biomarkers have not... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - October 19, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Huijin Lau, Suzana Shahar, Mazlyfarina Mohamad, Nor Fadilah Rajab, Hanis Mastura Yahya, Normah Che Din and Hamzaini Abdul Hamid Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Isolation, characterization and in vitro anti-salmonellal activity of compounds from stem bark extract of Canarium schweinfurthii
Bacteria belonging to the Salmonella genus are major concern for health, as they are widely reported in many cases of food poisoning. The use of antibiotics remains a main stream control strategy for avian salmon... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - October 19, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Jean Baptiste SOKOUDJOU, Olubunmi ATOLANI, Guy Sedar Singor NJATENG, Afsar KHAN, Cyrille Ngoufack TAGOUSOP, Andr é Nehemie BITOMBO, Norbert KODJIO and Donatien GATSING Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Investigation of potential anti-urolithiatic activity from different types of Musa pseudo-stem extracts in inhibition of calcium oxalate crystallization
The banana or scientifically referred to as Musa sp., is one of the most popular fruits all over the world. Almost all parts of a banana tree, including the fruits, stem juice, and flowers are commonly used as tr... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - October 19, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Mazni Abu Zarin, Joo Shun Tan, Paramasivam Murugan and Rosma Ahmad Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Assessment of the anti-virulence potential of extracts from four plants used in traditional Chinese medicine against multidrug-resistant pathogens
Multidrug-resistant pathogens are resistant to many antibiotics and associated with serious infections. Amomum tsaoko Crevost et Lemaire, Sanguisorba officinalis, Terminalia chebula Retz and Salvia miltiorrhiza B... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - October 19, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Zhonghui Pu, Huaqiao Tang, Nana Long, Min Qiu, Mingxiang Gao, Fenghui Sun and Min Dai Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Factors associated with the use of complementary and alternative therapies among patients with hypertension and type 2 diabetes mellitus in Western Jamaica: a cross-sectional study
This study examined the prevalence and predictors of complementary and alternative medicine use among clinic patients with hypertension and/or type 2 diabetes mellitus in western Jamaica. (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - October 17, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Samuel Owusu, Yai-Ellen Gaye, Skyla Hall, Anna Junkins, Maira Sohail, Sarah Franklin, Maung Aung and Pauline E. Jolly Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Metabolic fingerprinting, antioxidant characterization, and enzyme-inhibitory response of Monotheca buxifolia (Falc.) A. DC. extracts
Ethnobotanical and plant-based products allow for the isolation of active constituents against a number of maladies. Monotheca buxifolia is used by local communities due to its digestive and laxative properties, ... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - October 16, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Joham Sarfraz Ali, Hammad Saleem, Abdul Mannan, Gokhan Zengin, Mohamad Fawzi Mahomoodally, Marcello Locatelli, Syafiq Asnawi Zainal Abidin, Nafees Ahemad and Muhammad Zia Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Glycosylation of anthocyanins enhances the apoptosis of colon cancer cells by handicapping energy metabolism
While anthocyanins are proven to be effective in inhibiting tumour cell proliferation, the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. This research aims to explore the glycosylation of anthocyanins in the tumour in... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - October 15, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Nan Jing, Jiaxing Song, Zheng Liu, Luoyang Wang and Guoqiang Jiang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The quality of Cochrane systematic reviews of acupuncture: an overview
Many systematic reviews of clinical trials on acupuncture were performed within the Cochrane Collaboration, the evidence-based medicine (EBM) most recognized organization. Objective of the article was to syste... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - October 14, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Zhaochen Ji, Junhua Zhang, Francesca Menniti-Ippolito, Marco Massari, Alice Josephine Fauci, Na Li, Fengwen Yang and Mingyan Zhang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

A systematic review and meta-analysis of Liuzijue in stable patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
To investigate the effectiveness of Liuzijue exercise on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in the stable phase. (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - October 14, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Lu Xiao, Hongxia Duan, Peijun Li, Weibing Wu, Chunlei Shan and Xiaodan Liu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Acupuncture for ulcerative colitis: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials
Ulcerative colitis, characterized by diarrhea, bloody stools and abdominal pain, is a chronic, idiopathic inflammatory disease of the colonic mucosa. In recent years, the incidence of ulcerative colitis presen... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - October 14, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Xiao Wang, Nan-qi Zhao, Yu-xin Sun, Xue Bai, Jiang-tao Si, Jian-ping Liu and Zhao-lan Liu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Correction to: Comparison of the acute toxicity, analgesic and anti-inflammatory activities and chemical composition changes in Rhizoma anemones Raddeanae caused by vinegar processing
An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article. (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - October 14, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Sha-Sha Wang, Shao-Yan Zhou, Xiao-Yan Xie, Ling Zhao, Yao Fu, Guang-Zhi Cai and Ji-Yu Gong Tags: Correction Source Type: research

Correction to: The antibacterial activity and toxin production control of bee venom in mouse MRSA pneumonia model
An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article. (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - October 14, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dong-Yeul Kwon, Ryong Kong, Young-Seob Lee, Dam-Hee Kang, Shu Wang, Qianqian Li and Ok-Hwa Kang Tags: Correction Source Type: research

The effectiveness of Baduanjin exercise for hypertension: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
Hypertension, a major risk factor of cardiovascular mortality, is a critical issue for public health. Although Baduanjin (Eight Brocades, EB), a traditional Chinese exercise, might influence blood pressure, gl... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - October 8, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Bao-yi Shao, Xia-tian Zhang, Robin W. M. Vernooij, Qiu-yi Lv, Yao-yang Hou, Qi Bao, Li-xing Lao, Jian-ping Liu, Ying Zhang and Gordon H. Guyatt Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The effect of curcumin ointment on knee pain in older adults with osteoarthritis: a randomized placebo trial
This study aimed to investigate the effect of curcumin (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - October 8, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Neda Jamali, Mohsen Adib-Hajbaghery and Alireza Soleimani Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Complementary and alternative medicine recommendations for depression: a systematic review and assessment of clinical practice guidelines
Up to 50% of individuals diagnosed with depression are known to use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). The aim of this study was to identify the quantity and assess the quality of CAM recommendation... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - October 7, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Jeremy Y. Ng, Zainib Nazir and Hayley Nault Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Isolation of endophytic bacteria from the leaves of Anredera cordifolia CIX1 for metabolites and their biological activities
Endophytes, especially those that are found from ethnopharmacologically noteworthy medicinal plants have attracted attention due to their diverse bioactive metabolites of pharmacological importance. (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - October 7, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Celiwe Innocentia Nxumalo, Londeka Sibusisiwe Ngidi, Jabulani Siyabonga Emmanuel Shandu and Tsolanku Sidney Maliehe Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Isatis root polysaccharide promotes maturation and secretory function of monocyte-derived dendritic cells
Pseudorabies virus (PRV) is an animal virus that is globally responsible for the high economic losses in the swine industry. Isatis root is a traditional Chinese medicinal herb that possesses immune-enhancing ... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - October 7, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Xuebing Wang, Zewen Chen, Tong Chen, Xiao Li, Shucheng Huang, Hao Wang, Chao Tong and Fang Liu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Astilbe Chinensis ethanol extract suppresses inflammation in macrophages via NF- κB pathway
Macrophages play a crucial role in inflammation. Astilbe chinensis is one of perennial herbs belonging to the genus Astilbe. Plants in the genus have been used for pain, headaches, arthralgia, and chronic bronchi... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - October 7, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tae-Young Gil, Bo-Ram Jin, Chul-Hee Hong, Jong Hyuk Park and Hyo-Jin An Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Oral herbal medicine for women with intrahepatic cholestasis in pregnancy: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials
Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP) is a pregnancy complication whose range has been calculated to be between 0.01 and 15.6% all around the world. We wanted to systematically evaluate the effect and sa... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - October 7, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Ruiting Wang, Nuo Cheng, Rongyan Peng, Zeyu Yu, Mengdie Nan and Huijuan Cao Tags: Research article Source Type: research

GC-MS profiling and assessment of antioxidant, antibacterial, and anticancer properties of extracts of Annona squamosa L. leaves
This study aimed to examine the efficiency of several solvents for the extraction of the main compounds from Ann... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - October 6, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Rawan Al-Nemari, Abdulrahman Al-Senaidy, Abdelhabib Semlali, Mohammad Ismael, Ahmed Yacine Badjah-Hadj-Ahmed and Abir Ben Bacha Tags: Research article Source Type: research

In vivo and in vitro safety evaluation of fermented Citrus sunki peel extract: acute and 90-day repeated oral toxicity studies with genotoxicity assessment
Citrus sunki Hort. ex Tanaka peel has been traditionally used as an ingredient in folk medicine due to its therapeutic effects on promotion of splenic health and diuresis as well as relief of gastrointestinal sym... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - October 6, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Jin-Sung Park, Eun-Young Cho, Yun-Soon Kim, Euna Kwon, Kang-Min Han, Seung-Yup Ku, Chul-Woo Jung, Jun-Won Yun, Jeong-Hwan Che and Byeong-Cheol Kang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Uncovering the protective mechanism of Taohong Siwu decoction against diabetic retinopathy via HIF-1 signaling pathway based on network analysis and experimental validation
Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is a common and serious microvascular complication of diabetes. Taohong Siwu decoction (THSWD), a famous traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) prescription, has been proved to have a goo... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - October 6, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Lei Wang, Shuyan Li, Leilei Wang, Kai Lin, Jialun Du, Wanhong Miao and Lei Zhang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Assessment of antidiabetic potential and phytochemical profiling of Rhazya stricta root extracts
Diabetes mellitus is a chronic disease characterized by hyperglycemia that may occur due to genetic, environmental or lifestyle factors. Natural remedies have been used to treat diabetes since long and many an... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - September 29, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Rashid Mahmood, Waqas Khan Kayani, Tanveer Ahmed, Farnaz Malik, Shahzad Hussain, Muhammad Ashfaq, Hussain Ali, Samina Rubnawaz, Brian D. Green, Danielle Calderwood, Owen Kenny, Gerardo A. Rivera, Bushra Mirza and Faiza Rasheed Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Hydroalcoholic extract and seed of Foeniculum vulgare improve folliculogenesis and total antioxidant capacity level in F1 female mice offspring
Foeniculum vulgare (fennel) is traditionally suggested for the fertility improvement in Iranian lore due to its antioxidant and phytoestrogen compounds. The present study aimed to investigate the effects of fenne... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - September 29, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Fahimeh Pourjafari, Tahereh Haghpanah, Seyed Noreddin Nematollahi-Mahani, Fariba Pourjafari and Massood Ezzatabadipour Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Effectiveness of Echium amoenum on premenstrual syndrome: a randomized, double-blind, controlled trial
The present study aimed to evaluate the effect of Echium amoenum (EA) on the severity of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) in comparison with placebo. (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - September 29, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Maryam Farahmand, Davood Khalili, Fahimeh Ramezani Tehrani, Gholamreza Amin and Reza Negarandeh Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Herbal pair Huangqin-Baishao: mechanisms underlying inflammatory bowel disease by combined system pharmacology and cell experiment approach
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a severe digestive system condition, characterized by chronic and relapsing inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. Scutellaria baicalensis Georgi (Huangqin, HQ) and Paeoni... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - September 25, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Xiaoqi Huang, Zhiwei Chen, Minyao Li, Yaomin Zhang, Shijie Xu, Haiyang Huang, Xiaoli Wu and Xuebao Zheng Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Mechanism of antidiabetic effects of Plicosepalus Acaciae flower in streptozotocin-induced type 2 diabetic rats, as complementary and alternative therapy
Diabetes and its related complications remain to be a major clinical problem. We aim to investigate the antidiabetic mechanistic actions of Plicosepalus Acaciae (PA) flowers in streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabet... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - September 23, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Mohamed-I Kotb El-Sayed, Shaza Al-Massarani, Ali El Gamal, Amina El-Shaibany and Hassan M Al-Mahbashi Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Qingchang Huashi granule ameliorates experimental colitis via restoring the dendritic cell-mediated Th17/Treg balance
The balance between T helper 17 (Th17) cells and regulatory T cells (Tregs) is involved in immunological tolerance. Destruction of immunological tolerance by dendritic cell (DC)-mediated T cells is involved in... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - September 23, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Jia Jia, Kai Zheng, Hong Shen, Jiangyi Yu, Ping Zhu, Shihai Yan, Yi Xu, Lei Zhu, Yuelin Lu, Peiqing Gu and Wan Feng Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Effect of Qinbai Qingfei Concentrated Pellets on substance P and neutral endopeptidase of rats with post-infectious cough
In recent years, it has been reported that Qinbai Qingfei Concentrated Pellet (QQCP) has the effect of relieving cough and reducing sputum. However, the therapeutic potentials of QQCP on post-infectious cough ... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - September 22, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Weigang Jia, Wei Wang, Rui Li, Quanyu Zhou, Ying Qu, Yumei Jia, Zhiheng Zhang, Chengwei Wan and Wanwan Zhang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The effects of the Xijiao Dihuang decoction combined with Yinqiao powder on miRNA-mRNA profiles in mice infected with influenza a virus
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) play vital roles in acute inflammatory and antiviral responses during influenza A virus (IAV) infection. The Xijiao Dihuang decoction combined with Yinqiao powder (XDY) is applied to remedy ... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - September 21, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Ke Li, Xiaoming Chen, Jing Zhong, Hehe Ye, Shujing Zhang, Dongyu Ge, Xudan Wang and Ying Wu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Pentagalloylglucose, isolated from the leaf extract of Anacardium occidentale L., could elicit rapid and selective cytotoxicity in cancer cells
The leaf of Anacardium occidentale L. has been a component of many herbal recipes in South-Western Nigeria. The work reported herein, therefore, explored the phytochemical composition of this plant and the potent... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - September 21, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Bamigboye J. Taiwo, Temidayo D. Popoola, Fanie R. van Heerden and Amos A. Fatokun Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Ethnobotanical survey on plants used in the treatment of candidiasis in traditional markets of southern Benin
Candidiasis, an opportunistic cosmopolitan disease is nowadays like bacterial infections which is a real public health problem. In view of the emergence of Candida strains resistant to existing antifungal agen... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - September 21, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Brice Armand Fanou, Jean Robert Klotoe, Lauris Fah, Victorien Dougnon, Charles Hornel Koudokpon, Ghislaine Toko and Fr édéric Loko Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Systems pharmacology-based approach to investigate the mechanisms of Danggui-Shaoyao-san prescription for treatment of Alzheimer ’s disease
Alzheimer ’s disease (AD) is the most common cause of dementia in the elderly, characterized by a progressive and irreversible loss of memory and cognitive abilities. Currently, the prevention and treatment of ... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - September 18, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Qihui Wu, Yunbo Chen, Yong Gu, Shuhuan Fang, Weirong Li, Qi Wang, Jiansong Fang and Chuipu Cai Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Fermented mulberry (Morus alba) leaves suppress high fat diet-induced hepatic steatosis through amelioration of the inflammatory response and autophagy pathway
A novel extract of mulberry leaves fermented with Cordyceps militaris (EMfC) is reported to exert anti-obesity activity, although their molecular mechanism during hepatic steatosis has not verified. (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - September 18, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Mi Rim Lee, Ji Eun Kim, Ji Won Park, Mi Ju Kang, Hyeon Jun Choi, Su Ji Bae, Young Whan Choi, Kyung Mi Kim, Jin Tae Hong and Dae Youn Hwang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

A network pharmacology study on analgesic mechanism of Yuanhu-Baizhi herb pair
Millions of people are suffering from chronic pain conditions, such as headache, arthritis, cancer. Apart from western medicines, traditional Chinese medicines are also well accepted for pain management, espec... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - September 18, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Bobin Mi, Qiushi Li, Tong Li, Jessica Marshall and Jiayang Sai Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Use of complementary and alternative therapies for the treatment of dysmenorrhea among undergraduate pharmacy students in Malaysia: a cross sectional study
This study inv... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - September 18, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Usman Abubakar, Amni Izzati Zulkarnain, Fatihah Samri, Sabrina Ros Hisham, Anis Alias, Muhammad Ishak, Hajarah Sugiman and Taufik Ghozali Tags: Research article Source Type: research

A randomized, double-blind, positive-controlled, prospective, dose-response clinical study to evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of an aqueous extract of Terminalia bellerica in lowering uric acid and creatinine levels in chronic kidney disease subjects with hyperuricemia
Hyperuricemia is an independent risk factor in chronic kidney disease (CKD). Allopurinol and febuxostat are prescription medicines used to treat hyperuricemia but suffer side-effects. Earlier clinical study ha... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - September 15, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Usharani Pingali, Chandrasekhar Nutalapati, Niranjan Koilagundla and Gangadhar Taduri Tags: Research article Source Type: research

A survey of ethnomedicinal plants used to treat cancer by traditional medicine practitioners in Zimbabwe
Traditional medicine plays an important role in health care provision in the developing world. A number of cancer patients have been found to be using traditional medicine as primary therapy and/or as compleme... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - September 14, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Patrick Rutendo Matowa, Mazuru Gundidza, Lovemore Gwanzura and Charles F. B. Nhachi Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Ginger relieves intestinal hypersensitivity of diarrhea predominant irritable bowel syndrome by inhibiting proinflammatory reaction
Ginger or ginger extracts have been used in traditional medicine relieve pain caused by diarrhea predominant irritable bowel syndrome (IBS-D), but few data exists about its effectiveness. This present study wa... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - September 14, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Changrong Zhang, Yongquan Huang, Peiwu Li, Xinlin Chen, Fengbin Liu and Qiuke Hou Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Yan-Hou-Qing formula attenuates ammonia-induced acute pharyngitis in rats via inhibition of NF- κB and COX-2
Yan Hou Qing (YHQ) is a Chinese medicinal formula designed to alleviate sore throat symptoms, but underlying mechanism of YHQ treatment for pharyngitis is poorly defined up to now. (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - September 14, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Min Xu, Tian-Yong Hu, Dong-Cai Li, Li Ma, Hua Zhang, Jun-Ting Fan, Xiao-Mei Fan, Xian-Hai Zeng, Shu-Qi Qiu, Zhi-Qiang Liu and Bao-Hui Cheng Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Genistein contributes to cell cycle progression and regulates oxidative stress in primary culture of osteoblasts along with osteoclasts attenuation
The present study was designed to examine the role of isoflavone genistein (GS) on bone formation, regulating oxidative stress and cell cycle in primary osteoblasts, as well as attenuation of osteoclast format... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - September 11, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Sahabjada Siddiqui, Abbas Ali Mahdi and Md Arshad Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The leaf aqueous extract of Myrianthus arboreus P. Beauv. (Cecropiaceae) improved letrozole-induced polycystic ovarian syndrome associated conditions and infertility in female Wistar rats
Myrianthus arboreus P. Beauv. (Cecropiaceae) is a medicinal plant used to treat female infertility. The aqueous extract of M. arboreus leaves was found to improve the fertility of healthy female Wistar rats. In t... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - September 11, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Marie Alfrede Mvondo, Flavie Ingrid Mzemdem Tsoplfack, Charline Florence Awounfack and Dieudonn é Njamen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The effect of Malus doumeri leaf flavonoids on oxidative stress injury induced by hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) in human embryonic kidney 293  T cells
In this study, Malus doumeri leaf flavonoids (MDLF) were used as the research object to observe their in vitro antioxidant stress ability. Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) was used to induce oxidative stress in 293  T cel... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - September 11, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Yanyan Li, Yunyi Li, Zhie Fang, Dan Huang, Yalin Yang, Dijia Zhao, Mingchun Hang and Junda Wang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Evaluation of the antimicrobial activity and safety of Rhus vulgaris (Anacardiaceae) extracts
Medicinal plants have been used in the treatment of various ailments in most developing countries. Oral infections are the most prevalent diseases in man. The Rhus family has been found to have antimicrobial, ... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - September 10, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Angela Mutuku, Lizzy Mwamburi, Lucia Keter, Joyce Ondicho, Richard Korir, James Kuria, Timothy Chemweno and Peter Mwitari Tags: Research article Source Type: research

A botanical from the antiproliferative Cameroonian spice, Imperata cylindrica is safe at lower doses, as demonstrated by oral acute and sub-chronic toxicity screenings
The cytotoxicity of the root ’s methanol extract of Imperata cylindrica (ICR). was previously reported in a panel of human cancer cell lines, including multi-drug resistant phenotypes. The aim of this study was to... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - September 10, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Paul Nayim, Armelle T. Mbaveng, Arsene M. Ntyam and Victor Kuete Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Schisandra chinensis bee pollen ’s chemical profiles and protective effect against H2O2-induced apoptosis in H9c2 cardiomyocytes
Schisandra chinensis (Turcz.) Baill bee pollen extract (SCBPE) is often used as a functional food in China due to its good antioxidant property. However, its chemical compositions and effects on H9c2 cardiomyocyt... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - September 10, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Peiying Shi, Qianqian Geng, Lifu Chen, Tianyu Du, Yan Lin, Rongcai Lai, Fei Meng, Zhenhong Wu, Xiaoqing Miao and Hong Yao Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Anti-trichomonad activities of different compounds from foods, marine products, and medicinal plants: a review
Human trichomoniasis, caused by the pathogenic parasitic protozoan Trichomonas vaginalis, is the most common non-viral sexually transmitted disease that contributes to reproductive morbidity in affected women and... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - September 9, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Mendel Friedman, Christina C. Tam, Luisa W. Cheng and Kirkwood M. Land Tags: Review Source Type: research