Huang Lian Jie Du Decoction enhances the anti-tumor efficacy of immune checkpoint inhibitors by activating TLR7/8 signalling in melanoma
The clinical application of immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) is limited by their drug resistance, necessitating the development of ICI sensitizers to improve cancer immunotherapy outcomes. Huang Lian Jie Du... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - April 11, 2024 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Suqing Liu, Yaohua Zhang, Xiaohua Zhu, Shan He, Xiao Liu, Xiang Lv, Fuguo Zuo and Jinfeng Wu Tags: Research Source Type: research

Development and characterization of a topical gel, containing lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) oil loaded solid lipid nanoparticles
Gels loaded with nanocarriers offer interesting ways to create novel therapeutic approaches by fusing the benefits of gel and nanotechnology. Clinical studies indicate that lavender oil (Lav-O) has a positive ... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - April 8, 2024 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Faeze Fahimnia, Mehran Nemattalab and Zahra Hesari Tags: Research Source Type: research

Comparative effectiveness of Propolis with chlorhexidine mouthwash on gingivitis – a randomized controlled clinical study
To assess and compare the effectiveness of propolis mouthwash with chlorhexidine mouthwash in the reduction of plaque and gingivitis. (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - April 6, 2024 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Shilpa Gunjal and Deepak Gowda Sadashivappa Pateel Tags: Research Source Type: research

Epigallocatechin-3-Gallate attenuates lipopolysacharide-induced pneumonia via modification of inflammation, oxidative stress, apoptosis, and autophagy
Pneumonia, the acute inflammation of lung tissue, is multi-factorial in etiology. Hence, continuous studies are conducted to determine the mechanisms involved in the progression of the disease and subsequently... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - April 5, 2024 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Meili Shen, Yuting You, Chengna Xu and Zhixu Chen Tags: Research Source Type: research

Effects of garlic (Allium sativum L) and Citrullus colocynthis (L.) Schrad individually and in combination on male reproductive damage due to diabetes: suppression of the AGEs/RAGE/Nox-4 signaling pathway
Diabetes Mellitus is associated with disturbances in male reproductive function and fertility. Studies have shown that oxidative stress with the subsequent inflammation and apoptosis cause these complications ... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - April 5, 2024 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Aghileh Mohammadzadeh, Ali Gol and Reza Kheirandish Tags: Research Source Type: research

Mechanism of Smilax china L. in the treatment of intrauterine adhesions based on network pharmacology, molecular docking and experimental validation
In this study, we explored the... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - April 5, 2024 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tingting Shi, Chuqi Hou, Yongzhen Duan, Yuliang Li, Wenqin Liu, Peixian Huang, Yuhua Zhou, Shanshan Yu and Luyao Song Tags: Research Source Type: research

A systematic review and meta-analysis on sodium tanshinone IIA sulfonate injection for the adjunctive therapy of pulmonary heart disease
Sodium tanshinone IIA sulfonate (STS) injection has been widely used as adjunctive therapy for pulmonary heart disease (PHD) in China. Nevertheless, the efficacy of STS injection has not been systematically ev... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - April 5, 2024 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Huikai Shao, Fei Yu, Dongsheng Xu, Chunyan Fang, Rongsheng Tong and Lingguo Zhao Tags: Research Source Type: research

The ameliorating effect of Rutin on hepatotoxicity and inflammation induced by the daily administration of vortioxetine in rats
Vortioxetine (VORTX) is a potent and selective type of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) that is mainly prescribed for treating major depression along with mood disorders as the first drug of choic... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - April 5, 2024 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Mai M. Anwar and Ibrahim M. Ibrahim Laila Tags: Research Source Type: research

Catharanthus roseus intoxication mimicking acute cholangitis
Catharanthus roseus, a Madagascar native flowering plant, is known for its glossy leaves and vibrant flowers, and its medicinal significance due to its alkaloid compounds. As a source of vinblastine and vincri... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - April 4, 2024 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Yoen Young Chuah, Yeong Yeh Lee, Chu-Kuang Chou and Li-Jen Chang Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Neuroprotective effects of methanolic extract from Chuanxiong Rhizoma in mice with middle cerebral artery occlusion-induced ischemic stroke: suppression of astrocyte- and microglia-related inflammatory response
In traditional Asian medicine, dried rhizomes of Ligusticum chuanxiong Hort. (Chuanxiong Rhizoma [CR]) have long been used to treat pain disorders that affect the head and face such as headaches. Furthermore, the... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - April 4, 2024 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Chiyeon Lim, Sehyun Lim, So-Jung Moon and Suin Cho Tags: Research Source Type: research

Cognitive enrichment through art: a randomized controlled trial on the effect of music or visual arts group practice on cognitive and brain development of young children
The optimal stimulation for brain development in the early academic years remains unclear. Current research suggests that musical training has a more profound impact on children's executive functions (EF) comp... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - April 4, 2024 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: C. E. James, M. Tingaud, G. Laera, C. Guedj, S. Zuber, R. Diambrini Palazzo, S. Vukovic, J. Richiardi, M. Kliegel and D. Marie Tags: Study Protocol Source Type: research

Therapeutic effect of curcumin nanoemulsion on cystic echinococcosis in BALB/c mice: a computerized tomography (CT) scan and histopathologic study evaluation
This study aimed to determine the therapeutic efficacy of curcumin nanoemulsion (CUR-NE) in mice infected with Echinococcus granulosus sensu stricto protoscoleces. (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - April 4, 2024 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Mohamad Ghanimatdan, Seyed Mahmoud Sadjjadi, Fattaneh Mikaeili, Aref Teimouri, Seyed Hamed Jafari, Amin Derakhshanfar and Saeideh Hashemi-Hafshejani Tags: Research Source Type: research

Effects of Melissa officinalis (lemon balm) consumption on serum lipid profile: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
According to traditional medicine, Melissa officinalis L., (lemon balm) has been known to remove harmful substances from the blood and is considered a cardiac tonic. Therefore, its use as a cardiovascular remedy ... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - April 4, 2024 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Kasra Shahsavari, Mohammad Reza Shams Ardekani, Mahnaz Khanavi, Tannaz Jamialahmadi, Mehrdad Iranshahi and Maede Hasanpour Tags: Research Source Type: research

Phytochemical characterization, antimicrobial and antioxidant activities of Terminalia catappa methanol and aqueous extracts
A study carried out by World Health Organization revealed that around 80% of individuals globally depends on herbal forms of medication with 40% of pharmaceutical products being sourced from medicinal plants. ... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - April 2, 2024 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Wangui Clement Mwangi, Walyambillah Waudo, Madivoli Edwin Shigwenya and Joyline Gichuki Tags: Research Source Type: research

Nanoformulated herbal compounds: enhanced antibacterial efficacy of camphor and thymol-loaded nanogels
Herbal components are highly useful assets for the advancement of novel antibacterial drugs. Nanotechnology holds great promise as an approach to enhance the effectiveness and develop the composition of these ... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - April 2, 2024 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Abbas Abdollahi, Narges Fereydouni, Hamid Moradi, Abolfazl Karimivaselabadi, Elham Zarenezhad and Mahmoud Osanloo Tags: Research Source Type: research