Acute liver failure associated with Fructus Psoraleae: a case report and literature review
Fructus Psoraleae is the seed of Psoralea corylifolia Linn. Fructus Psoraleae has been shown to be effective in treating some skin diseases, such as vitiligo. As a main ingredient in five types of herbs in the Qu... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - April 11, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Ang Li, Minhong Gao, Na Zhao, Ping Li, Jinguo Zhu and Wenfei Li Tags: Case report Source Type: research

What has been the impact of the Traditional Herbal Registration (THR) scheme in the UK on information provided with herbal products bought over the counter?
In 2011 there was a strengthening of European Union (EU) legislation on the licencing of herbal products which, in the UK, resulted in the introduction of the Traditional Herbal Registration (THR) scheme. This... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - April 11, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: R. Dickinson, M. C. Kennedy, D. K. Raynor, P. Knapp, M. Thomas and E. Adami Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Alternative or complementary attitudes toward alternative and complementary medicines
Integrative and complementary health approaches (ICHA) are often pursued by patients facing chronic illnesses. Most of the studies that investigated the factors associated with ICHA consumption have considered... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - April 8, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Fabrice Berna, Anja S. G öritz, Amaury Mengin, Renaud Evrard, Jacques Kopferschmitt and Steffen Moritz Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Tannin profile, antioxidant properties, and antimicrobial activity of extracts from two Mediterranean species of parasitic plant Cytinus
Cytinus is small genus of endophytic parasitic plants distributed in South Africa, Madagascar, and in the Mediterranean region. In the latter area, two species occur, Cytinus hypocistis and C. ruber, distinguishe... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - April 5, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Giuseppantonio Maisetta, Giovanna Batoni, Pierluigi Caboni, Semih Esin, Andrea C. Rinaldi and Paolo Zucca Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Acute oral toxicity and antioxidant studies of an amine-based diselenide
Organochalcogen compounds have attracted the interest of a multitude of studies for their promising Pharmacological and biological activities. The antioxidant activity and acute toxicity of an organoselenium c... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - April 3, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Mohammad Ibrahim, Niaz Muhammad, Musadiq Ibrahim, Muhammad Idrees Khan, Muhammad Ishaq Ali Shah, Muhammad Said, Waliullah Khan, Jean Paul Kamdem and Joao Batista Teixeira Rocha Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Traditional Chinese medicine use is associated with lower end-stage renal disease and mortality rates among patients with diabetic nephropathy: a population-based cohort study
Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is a common complication of diabetes mellitus (DM) that imposes an enormous burden on the healthcare system. Although some studies show that traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) treatme... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - April 3, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Hsing-Yu Chen, Heng-Chih Pan, Yung-Chang Chen, Yu-Chun Chen, Yi-Hsuan Lin, Sien-Hung Yang, Jiun-Liang Chen and Hau-Tieng Wu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Use and acceptance of complementary and alternative medicine among medical students: a cross sectional study from Palestine
Teaching Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in medical schools is becoming prevalent worldwide. Few studies have been conducted to evaluate medical students ’ knowledge and attitude toward CAM. Theref... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - April 2, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Ahmad M. Samara, Ethar R. Barabra, Hala N. Quzaih and Sa ’ed H. Zyoud Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Antinociceptive activity of petroleum ether fraction obtained from methanolic extract of Clinacanthus nutans leaves involves the activation of opioid receptors and NO-mediated/cGMP-independent pathway
Methanol extract (MECN) of Clinacanthus nutans Lindau leaves (family Acanthaceae) demonstrated peripherally and centrally mediated antinociceptive activity via the modulation of opioid/NO-mediated, but cGMP-indep... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - April 2, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Zainul Amiruddin Zakaria, Mohammad Hafiz Abdul Rahim, Mohd Hijaz Mohd Sani, Maizatul Hasyima Omar, Siew Mooi Ching, Arifah Abdul Kadir and Qamar Uddin Ahmed Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Announcing the affiliation between BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine and Cochrane Complementary Medicine
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Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - March 29, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: L. Susan Wieland, Karen Pilkington and Liam J. Messin Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Immunomodulatory effects of a mycelium extract of Cordyceps (Paecilomyces hepiali; CBG-CS-2): a randomized and double-blind clinical trial
In this study, we prepared a Cordyceps mycelium culture extract (Paecilomyces hepiali, ... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - March 29, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Su-Jin Jung, Eun-Soo Jung, Eun-Kyung Choi, Hong-Sig Sin, Ki-Chan Ha and Soo-Wan Chae Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Decreased risk of falls in patients attending music sessions on an acute geriatric ward: results from a retrospective cohort study
Music has been shown to improve health and quality of life. It was suggested that music may also have an impact on gait stability and fall risk. Yet, few studies have exploited music in the hospital setting, a... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - March 28, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Julia Chabot, Olivier Beauchet, Shek Fung and Isabelle Peretz Tags: Research article Source Type: research

In vitro evaluation of the α-glucosidase inhibitory potential of methanolic extracts of traditionally used antidiabetic plants
Different plant parts of Roylea cinerea (D. Don) Baill. (Lamiaceae), Clematis grata Wall. (Ranunculaceae), Cornus capitata Wall. (Cornaceae) are traditionally used in the management of diabetes and various other ... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - March 25, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Astha Bhatia, Balbir Singh, Rohit Arora and Saroj Arora Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Deciphering the mechanism of Indirubin and its derivatives in the inhibition of Imatinib resistance using a “drug target prediction-gene microarray analysis-protein network construction” strategy
The introduction of imatinib revolutionized the treatment of chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML), substantially extending patient survival. However, imatinib resistance is currently a clinical problem for CML. It ... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - March 25, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Huayao Li, Lijuan Liu, Jing Zhuang, Cun Liu, Chao Zhou, Jing Yang, Chundi Gao, Gongxi Liu and Changgang Sun Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Effects of hydroalcoholic extract of Solidago chilensis Meyen on nociception and hypernociception in rodents
Solidago chilensis (syn. microglossa) is a plant from the Asteraceae family widely distributed in South America and used to treat inflammatory diseases. In 2009, it was listed as one of the native medicinal herba... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - March 20, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Elena L. A. Malpezzi-Marinho, Graziela R. Molska, Lyvia I. G. P. Freire, Cristiane I. Silva, Eduardo K. Tamura, La ís F. Berro, Carlos A. Parada and Eduardo Ary Villela Marinho Tags: Research article Source Type: research

A critical integrative review of complementary medicine education research: key issues and empirical gaps
Complementary Medicine (CM) continues to thrive across many countries. Closely related to the continuing popularity of CM has been an increased number of enrolments at CM education institutions across the publ... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - March 20, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Alastair C. Gray, Amie Steel and Jon Adams Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Invitro synergistic activity of lactic acid bacteria against multi-drug resistant staphylococci
Multi-drug resistance in microorganisms is a serious problem at national as well as at a global level. Many researches have suggested alternatives to antibiotics with minimal or no major side effects. LAB is o... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - March 19, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Jinal Bhola and Rama Bhadekar Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Ocimum gratissimum Linn. Leaves reduce the key enzymes activities relevant to erectile dysfunction in isolated penile and testicular tissues of rats
Ocimum gratissimum L. is a medicinal plant widely grown in tropical and subtropical regions with the leaf decoction usually taken in folk medicine to enhance erectile performance in men although the probable mech... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - March 19, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Oluwafemi Adeleke Ojo, Adebola Busola Ojo, Babatunji Emmanuel Oyinloye, Basiru Olaitan Ajiboye, Omosola Olufisayo Anifowose, Ayodeji Akawa, Oluranti Esther Olaiya, Oluwaseun Ruth Olasehinde and Abidemi Paul Kappo Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The use of maoto (Ma-Huang-Tang), a traditional Japanese Kampo medicine, to alleviate flu symptoms: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Influenza is a common viral infection worldwide. Maoto (ma-huang-tang) was developed in ancient China and is used to alleviate flu symptoms. Currently, no meta-analyses have evaluated the efficacy and safety of m... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - March 18, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tetsuhiro Yoshino, Ryutaro Arita, Yuko Horiba and Kenji Watanabe Tags: Research article Source Type: research

‘We are nothing without herbs’: a story of herbal remedies use during pregnancy in rural Ghana
Herbal medicine has become the panacea for many rural pregnant women in Ghana despite the modern western antenatal care which has developed in most parts of the country. To our knowledge, previous studies inve... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - March 15, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Prince Peprah, Williams Agyemang-Duah, Francis Arthur-Holmes, Hayford Isaac Budu, Emmanuel Mawuli Abalo, Reforce Okwei and Julius Nyonyo Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Herbal medicine use during breastfeeding: a cross-sectional study among mothers visiting public health facilities in the Western area of Sierra Leone
The use of medications, including herbal medicines during breastfeeding is always a concern among women. Currently, there is no published evidence on whether Sierra Leonean women use herbal medicine during bre... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - March 15, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Peter Bai James, Angela Isata Kaikai, Abdulai Jawo Bah, Amie Steel and Jon Wardle Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Traditional Chinese medicine formulation Yanggan Jiedu Sanjie inhibits TGF- β1-induced epithelial-mesenchymal transition and metastatic potential in human hepatocarcinoma Bel-7402 cells
Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is a vital process in cancer progression and metastasis. Yanggan Jiedu Sanjie (YGJDSJ) is Traditional Chinese Medicine formulation for liver cancer treatment. In the pre... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - March 15, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Bing Hu, Hong-Mei An, Xia Yan, Jia-Lu Zheng, Xiao-Wei Huang and Miao Li Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Different training durations and styles of tai chi for glucose control in patients with type 2 diabetes: a systematic review and meta-analysis of controlled trials
Physical activity is an important part of the diabetes management plan. However, the effects caused by different training durations and styles of Tai Chi have not been evaluated. We conducted an updated system... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - March 14, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Ting-Wei Xia, Yue Yang, Wei-Hong Li, Zhao-Hui Tang, Zong-Run Li and Li-Jun Qiao Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Effects of a combination of herbal extracts (modified Ojayeonjonghwan (Wuzi Yanzong wan)) on partial urethral obstruction-induced detrusor overactivity in rats: impact on the nitric oxide pathway and oxidative stress
We investigated the effects of a berry mixture formula (modified Ojayeonjonghwan (Wuzi Yanzong Wan, MO formula) on detrusor overactivity (DO). (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - March 14, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Sangrak Bae, Kyu Won Lee, Hyun Cheol Jeong, Bong Hee Park, Woong Jin Bae, Chang Hee Han and Sae Woong Kim Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Manual therapy for the pediatric population: a systematic review
This systematic review evaluates the use of manual therapy for clinical conditions in the pediatric population, assesses the methodological quality of the studies found, and synthesizes findings based on healt... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - March 13, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Carol Parnell Prevost, Brian Gleberzon, Beth Carleo, Kristian Anderson, Morgan Cark and Katherine A. Pohlman Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Acupuncture in improving endometrial receptivity: a systematic review and meta-analysis
This systematic review aimed at summarizing and evaluating the evidence of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) using acupuncture to improve endometrial receptivity (ER). (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - March 13, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Yajing Zhong, Fanzhu Zeng, Wanjun Liu, Jing Ma, Yongge Guan and Yang Song Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Cancer patients ’ use of complementary and alternative medicine in Sweden: a cross-sectional study
Access to and advice on Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) are uncommon within Swedish conventional cancer care and little is known about cancer patients ’ own use of CAM. The aim of this cross-sectio... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - March 13, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Kathrin Wode, Roger Henriksson, Lena Sharp, Anna Stoltenberg and Johanna H ök Nordberg Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Effects of unaltered and bioconverted mulberry leaf extracts on cellular glucose uptake and antidiabetic action in animals
Mulberry is a Korean medicinal herb that shows effective prevention and treatment of obesity and diabetes. Bioconversion is the process of producing active ingredients from natural products using microorganism... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - March 6, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Sang-Hyuk Jung, Joo-Hui Han, Hyun-Soo Park, Do-Hyung Lee, Seok Jin Kim, Hyun So Cho, Jong Seong Kang and Chang-Seon Myung Tags: Research article Source Type: research

In vitro antioxidant and antiproliferative effect of the extracts of Ephedra chilensis K Presl aerial parts
Ephedra chilensis K Presl, known locally as pingo –pingo, is a Chilean endemic plant used in traditional medicine as an anti-inflammatory and used in other treatments. However, unlike for the other Ephedra species... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - March 4, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Marco Mellado, Mauricio Soto, Alejandro Madrid, Iv án Montenegro, Carlos Jara-Gutiérrez, Joan Villena, Enrique Werner, Patricio Godoy and Luis F. Aguilar Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Effects of resveratrol on Th17 cell-related immune responses under tacrolimus-based immunosuppression
In this study, we evaluated whether Resveratrol (Resv) has immunosuppressive effects ... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - March 4, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Kyoung Chan Doh, Bo-Mi Kim, Kyoung Woon Kim, Byung Ha Chung and Chul Woo Yang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Antihypertensive effects of the hydro-ethanol extract of Senecio serratuloides DC in rats
This study aimed at investigating the antihypertensive effects o... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - February 28, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Charlotte Mungho Tata, Constance Rufaro Sewani-Rusike, Opeoluwa Oyehan Oyedeji, Ephraim Tobela Gwebu, Fikile Mahlakata and Benedicta Ngwenchi Nkeh-Chungag Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Compounds from Olea europaea and Pistacia lentiscus inhibit oral microbial growth
In view of the increasing antibiotic resistance, the introduction of natural anti-infective agents has brought a new era in the treatment of bacterially derived oral diseases. (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - February 26, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Lamprini Karygianni, Manuel Cecere, Aikaterini Argyropoulou, Elmar Hellwig, Alexios Leandros Skaltsounis, Annette Wittmer, J örg Philipp Tchorz and Ali Al-Ahmad Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Synergistic study of a Danshen (Salvia Miltiorrhizae Radix et Rhizoma) and Sanqi (Notoginseng Radix et Rhizoma) combination on cell survival in EA.hy926 cells
This study investigated the protective effects of the Danshen (DS) and Sanqi (SQ) herb pair on cell survival in the human cardiovascular endothelial (EA.hy926) cell line exposed to injury. (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - February 21, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Xian Zhou, Valentina Razmovski-Naumovski, Antony Kam, Dennis Chang, Chun Guang Li, Kelvin Chan and Alan Bensoussan Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Protective effects of triple fermented barley extract (FBe) on indomethacin-induced gastric mucosal damage in rats
Hordeum vulgare L (barley) contains numerous phenolic substances with proven anticancer, antioxidant and gastroprotective activities. Saccharification increases the functionality and bioavailability of these comp... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - February 20, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Jong-Min Lim, Chang-Hyun Song, Su-Jin Park, Dong-Chan Park, Go-Woon Jung, Hyung-Rae Cho, Khawaja Muhammad Imran Bashir, Sae Kwang Ku and Jae-Suk Choi Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Multi-targeting chemoprevention of Chinese herb formula Yanghe Huayan decoction on experimentally induced mammary tumorigenesis
Development of safe and effective chemopreventive agents is a winning strategy in reducing the morbidity and mortality of breast cancer. The current study was to investigate the mechanism-based chemopreventive... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - February 13, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Jingwei Li, Xiaofei Liu, Hongzhi Chen, Ziyuan Sun, Hanhan Chen, Lei Wang, Xiaohui Sun and Xiangqi Li Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Crude extract from Libidibia ferrea (Mart. ex. Tul.) L.P. Queiroz leaves decreased intra articular inflammation induced by zymosan in rats
This study performed a chromatographic analysis of the crude aqueous extract of Libidibia ferrea (Mar... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - February 12, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tamires Rocha Falc ão, Cássio Alexandre Oliveira Rodrigues, Aurigena Antunes de Araújo, Caroline Addison Carvalho Xavier de Medeiros, Luiz Alberto Lira Soares, Magda Rhayanny Assunção Ferreira, Roseane Carvalho Vasconcelos, Raimundo Fernandes de Ara Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Improved antibacterial effects of alkali-transformed saponin from quinoa husks against halitosis-related bacteria
Quinoa is a food crop native to the Andes. The process of dehulling quinoa can produce approximately 8 –12% husk, which is often discarded because it contains bitter saponin. Saponin derived from quinoa has bee... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - February 12, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Xiaoyan Sun, Xiushi Yang, Peng Xue, Zhiguo Zhang and Guixing Ren Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Potential in vitro anti-allergic, anti-inflammatory and cytotoxic activities of ethanolic extract of Baliospermum montanum root, its major components and a validated HPLC method
The root of Baliospermum montanum has been used as an ingredient of traditional Thai medicines for the treatments of several diseases including itching eczema, muscle and joint inflammation, and cancer. Few studi... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - February 12, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Weerachai Pipatrattanaseree, Arunporn Itharat, Nichamon Mukkasombut and Ubonwan Saesiw Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Effect of freeze-dried Carica papaya leaf juice on inflammatory cytokines production during dengue virus infection in AG129 mice
Carica papaya leaves have been used for traditional treatment of dengue fever and have been reported to exhibit an immunomodulatory activity by affecting the level of cytokine production in vitro and in vivo. Due... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - February 11, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Nor Azrina Norahmad, Mohd Ridzuan Mohd Abd Razak, Norazlan Mohmad Misnan, Nur Hana Md Jelas, Umi Rubiah Sastu, Amirrudin Muhammad, Tiffiny Chau Dee Ho, Bazilah Jusoh, Nor Azlina Zolkifli, Ravindran Thayan, Adiratna Mat Ripen, Murizal Zainol and Ami Fazlin Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Extracts from Sageretia thea reduce cell viability through inducing cyclin D1 proteasomal degradation and HO-1 expression in human colorectal cancer cells
Sageretia thea (S. thea) has been used as the medicinal plant for treating hepatitis and fevers in Korea and China. Recently, anticancer activity of S. thea has been reported, but the potential mechanism for the ... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - February 8, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Ha Na Kim, Gwang Hun Park, Su Bin Park, Jeong Dong Kim, Hyun Ji Eo, Ho-Jun Son, Jeong Ho Song and Jin Boo Jeong Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Decreased fracture incidence with traditional Chinese medicine therapy in patients with osteoporosis: a nationwide population-based cohort study
There are no published studies regarding the efficacy of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) for the prevention of osteoporotic fracture. Therefore, we conducted this nationwide, population-based cohort study t... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - February 4, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Yu-Chi Wang, Jen-Huai Chiang, Hsin-Cheng Hsu and Chun-Hao Tsai Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Exercise and resveratrol increase fracture resistance in the 3xTg-AD mouse model of Alzheimer ’s disease
Alzheimer ’s disease (AD) and osteoporosis are progressive diseases that affect the elderly population. Both conditions are associated with fracture risk that is greater than twice that of the healthy populatio... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - February 4, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Mustafa F. Alkhouli, Jun Hung, Michaela Squire, Miranda Anderson, Monica Castro, Jeganathan R. Babu, Layla Al-Nakkash, Tom L. Broderick and Jeffrey H. Plochocki Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Effects of Radix Linderae extracts on a mouse model of diabetic bladder dysfunction in later decompensated phase
This study aimed to elucidate the effects and mechanisms of Radix Linderae (RL) extracts on a mouse model of diabetic bladder dysfunction (DBD), especially on later decompensated phase. (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - February 4, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Xufeng Yang, Dawei Lian, Pinglong Fan, Yifei Xu, Jing Wang, Fangjun Chen, Huanling Lai, Weiwen Jiang, Linjie Zhang, Ping Huang and Hongying Cao Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Anti-borreliae efficacy of selected organic oils and fatty acids
Borrelia sp. is a causative pathogen of Lyme disease which has become a worldwide health concern. Non-toxic approaches especially directed toward latent persistent forms of this pathogen are desired. Lipids in th... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - February 4, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Anna Goc, Aleksandra Niedzwiecki and Matthias Rath Tags: Research article Source Type: research

2-Ethoxystypandrone, a novel small-molecule STAT3 signaling inhibitor from Polygonum cuspidatum, inhibits cell growth and induces apoptosis of HCC cells and HCC Cancer stem cells
Signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) is an oncogene constitutively activated in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cells and HCC cancer stem cells (CSCs). Constitutively activated STAT3 plays... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - February 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Wuguo Li, Qing Zhang, Kaotan Chen, Zhenhua Sima, Jingli Liu, Qiang Yu and Jiawei Liu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Antilisterial efficacy of Lactobacillus brevis MF179529 from cow: an in vivo evidence
Listeria monocytogenes is an opportunistic foodborne pathogen that causes human Listeriosis and high mortality particularly in immunocompromised individuals. Pregnant women are more prone to L. monocytogenes infe... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - February 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Ayesha Riaz, Saleha Noureen, Iram Liqat, Muhammad Arshad and Najma Arshad Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Effect of Osteoking on the osteogenic and adipogenic differentiation potential of rat bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells in vitro
Bone damage is a condition that affects the quality of life of patients. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are important for bone repair. Osteoking is a natural compound in traditional Chinese Medicine used to tre... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - January 31, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Congtao Yu, Lifen Dai, Zhaoxia Ma, Hongbin Zhao, Yong Yuan, Yunfeng Zhang, Pengfei Bao, Yanfang Su, Daiping Ma, Change Liu, Xingfei Wu, Jinxue Liu, Yanjiao Li, Bing Wang and Min Hu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Wu-Mei-wan protects pancreatic β cells by inhibiting NLRP3 Inflammasome activation in diabetic mice
Wu-Mei-Wan (WMW) is a traditional Chinese herbal formulation that is clinically prescribed to treat diabetes mellitus in China. WMW has been shown to alleviate damage in pancreatic β cells, but the underlying ... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - January 31, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Xueping Yang, Fuer Lu, Lingli Li, Jingbin Li, Jinlong Luo, Siyi Zhang, Xinqiao Liu and Guang Chen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The activity of commercial antimicrobials, and essential oils and ethanolic extracts of Olea europaea on Streptococcus agalactiae isolated from pregnant women
Streptococcus agalactiae also known as Group B Streptococcus (GBS) is a major cause of disease in pregnant women and new born babies where it causes early and late onset disease characterised by sepsis, pneumonia... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - January 30, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Munyaradzi Mukesi, Benson C. Iweriebor, Larry C. Obi, Uchechukwu U. Nwodo, Sylvester R. Moyo and Anthony I. Okoh Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Bioassay-guided isolation of active anti-adipogenic compound from royal jelly and the study of possible mechanisms
Royal jelly (RJ) has been used traditionally for dietary, cosmetic and health purposes for a long time in different parts of the world. Scientific studies have also shown its numerous health-promoting properti... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - January 29, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Prakash Raj Pandeya, Ramakanta Lamichhane, Kyung-Hee Lee, Se-Gun Kim, Dae-Ho Lee, Hyeong-Kyu Lee and Hyun-Ju Jung Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The anti-proliferative effect of apricot and peach kernel extracts on human colon cancer cells in vitro
Colorectal malignant neoplasms is one of the leading causes of death in both men and women in the developed world and the incidence has recently increased markedly in South Africa. Studies have highlighted the... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - January 29, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Wagheda Cassiem and Maryna de Kock Tags: Research article Source Type: research