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Electroacupuncture ameliorating post-stroke cognitive impairments via inhibition of peri-infarct astroglial and microglial/macrophage P2 purinoceptors-mediated neuroinflammation and hyperplasia
During ischemic stroke (IS), adenosine 5 ′-triphosphate (ATP) is released from damaged nerve cells of the infract core region to the extracellular space, invoking peri-infarct glial cellular P2 purinoceptors si... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - October 10, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Jia Huang, Xiaofang You, Weilin Liu, Changming Song, Xiaomin Lin, Xiufeng Zhang, Jing Tao and Lidian Chen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Bidens pilosa Ethylene acetate extract can protect against L-NAME-induced hypertension on rats
Essential hypertension is mainly caused by endothelial dysfunction which results from nitric oxide (NO) deficiency. The present study was design to evaluate the protective effect of Bidens pilosa ethylene acetate... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - October 10, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Danielle Claude Bilanda, Paul D ésiré D. Dzeufiet, Léontine Kouakep, Bibi Farouck O. Aboubakar, Léonard Tedong, Pierre Kamtchouing and Théophile Dimo Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Correction to: Moon phases and Moon signs do not influence morbidity, mortality and long-term survival, after living donor kidney transplantation
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Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - October 4, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: A. Kleespies, M. Mikhailov, P. N. Khalil, S. Pratschke, A. Khandoga, M. Stangl, W. D. Illner, M. K. Angele, K. W. Jauch, M. Guba, J. Werner and M. Rentsch Tags: Correction Source Type: research

Resveratrol enhances anticancer effects of paclitaxel in HepG2 human liver cancer cells
The aim of this in vitro study was to measure the enhanced anticancer effects of Res (resveratrol) on PA (paclitaxel) in HepG2 human liver cancer cells. (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - October 4, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Qin Jiang, Manyi Yang, Zhan Qu, Jixiang Zhou and Qi Zhang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Vasorelaxant effects of Angelica decursiva root on isolated rat aortic rings
Hypertension is one of the most important risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and a worldwide problem. Despite increases in the development of synthetic drugs for hypertension treatment, the rate of ... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - October 2, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Bumjung Kim, Youngki Kwon, Somin Lee, Kyungjin Lee, Inhye Ham and Ho-Young Choi Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Effects of dietary supplementation with a standardized aqueous extract of Terminalia chebula fruit (AyuFlex ®) on joint mobility, comfort, and functional capacity in healthy overweight subjects: a randomized placebo-controlled clinical trial
Joint and connective tissue integrity, comfort and function are paramount to optimal performance in exercise, recreational and occupational activities. The fruit of Terminalia chebula has been used extensively in... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - October 2, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: H. L. Lopez, S. M. Habowski, J. E. Sandrock, B. Raub, A. Kedia, E. J. Bruno and T. N. Ziegenfuss Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Protective effects of methanolic extract of Juglans regia L. leaf on streptozotocin-induced diabetic peripheral neuropathy in rats
Oxidative stress has a pivotal role in the pathogenesis and development of diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN), the most common and debilitating complications of diabetes mellitus. There is accumulating evide... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - October 2, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Davood Nasiry, Ali Reza khalatbary, Hassan Ahmadvand, Fereshteh Talebpour Amiri and Esmaeil Akbari Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Neuro-protective effect of rutin against Cisplatin-induced neurotoxic rat model
Cisplatin is widely used chemotherapeutic agent for cancer treatment with limited uses due to its neurotoxic side effect. The aim of this study was to determine the potential preventive effects of rutin on the... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - September 29, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Mashal M. Almutairi, Wael A. Alanazi, Musaad A. Alshammari, Moureq Rashed Alotaibi, Ali R. Alhoshani, Salim Salah Al-Rejaie, Mohamed M. Hafez and Othman A. Al-Shabanah Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Anti-inflammatory and analgesic activities of solvent fractions of the leaves of Moringa stenopetala Bak. (Moringaceae) in mice models
Many people still experience pain and inflammation regardless of the available drugs for treatments. In addition, the available drugs have many side effects, which necessitated a quest for new drugs from sever... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - September 29, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Yohannes Tamrat, Teshome Nedi, Solomon Assefa, Tilahun Teklehaymanot and Workineh Shibeshi Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Ethanol extract of propolis and its constituent caffeic acid phenethyl ester inhibit breast cancer cells proliferation in inflammatory microenvironment by inhibiting TLR4 signal pathway and inducing apoptosis and autophagy
Propolis and its major constituent – caffeic acid phenethyl ester (CAPE) have good abilities on antitumor and anti-inflammation. However, little is known about the actions of propolis and CAPE on tumor in infl... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - September 26, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Huasong Chang, Yuehua Wang, Xusheng Yin, Xinying Liu and Hongzhuan Xuan Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The ameliorative effect of bloodletting puncture at hand twelve Jing-well points on cerebral edema induced by permanent middle cerebral ischemia via protecting the tight junctions of the blood-brain barrier
Cerebral edema, erupting simultaneously with severe ischemic stroke, might lead to increased intracranial pressure, cerebral herniation, and ultimately death. Studies conducted previously by our team have demo... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - September 26, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Nannan Yu, Zhenguo Wang, Yucen Chen, Juntao Yang, Xuan Lu, Yi Guo, Zelin Chen and Zhifang Xu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Aqueous root extract of Asparagus cochinchinensis (Lour.) Merr. Has antioxidant activity in D-galactose-induced aging mice
In this study, we aimed to explore the antioxidant capacity of the aqueous root extract of Asparagus cochinchinensis (Lour.) Merr. (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - September 25, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Linghua Lei, Yanhua Chen, Lijun Ou, Yinglong Xu and Xiaoying Yu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Extract from mango mistletoes Dendrophthoe pentandra ameliorates TNBS-induced colitis by regulating CD4+ T cells in mesenteric lymph nodes
Mango mistletoes Dendrophthoe pentandra (MMDP) extract has attracted interest due to its pharmacological properties, including gastro protective effects. The aim of this study was to investigate whether MMDP extr... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - September 25, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Agustina Tri Endharti and Sofy Permana Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Post-market outcome of an extract of traditional Cretan herbs on upper respiratory tract infections: a pragmatic, prospective observational study
The beneficial effects of traditional herbs of Crete, Greece for the treatment of upper respiratory tract infections have been reported in observational and laboratory studies. Following a published, double bl... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - September 21, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Marilena Anastasaki, Antonios Bertsias, Stergios A. Pirintsos, Elias Castanas and Christos Lionis Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Effectiveness of acupuncture for breast cancer related lymphedema: protocol for a single-blind, sham-controlled, randomized, multicenter trial
Although various treatments for breast cancer related lymphedema exist, there is still a need for a more effective and convenient approach. Pilot studies and our clinical observations suggested that acupunctur... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - September 21, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Huiru Zhu, Jinwan Li, Zheng Peng, Yujie Huang, Xiaolan Lv, Liuying Song, Gechen Zhou, Shengzhang Lin, Jifei Chen, Baoyu He, Fengxian Qin, Xumexiang Liu, Meiyu Dai, Yan Zou and Shengming Dai Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

Safety of intravenously applied mistletoe extract – results from a phase I dose escalation study in patients with advanced cancer
Mistletoe extracts have anti-tumor properties and are approved for subcutaneous use in cancer patients. Data on Intravenous application are limited. (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - September 18, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Roman Huber, Dietrich Schlodder, Carola Effertz, Sabine Rieger and Wilfried Tr öger Tags: Research article Source Type: research

A pilot single centre, double blind, placebo controlled, randomized, parallel study of Calmagen ® dermaceutical cream and lotion for the topical treatment of tinea and onychomycosis
Most of the current anti-fungal treatments are chemical-based, fungistatic, have low efficacy in the treatment of tinea and toxicity concerns, while onychomycosis remains recalcitrant to most antifungal therap... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - September 18, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Manoj Parekh, Girisha Ramaiah, Prachi Pashilkar, Ranjani Ramanujam, Peter Johnston and Leodevico L. Ilag Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Plectranthus amboinicus essential oil and carvacrol bioactive against planktonic and biofilm of oxacillin- and vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
The emergence of multidrug-resistant bacteria is a worldwide concern and in order to find an alternative to this problem, the occurrence of antimicrobial compounds in Plectranthus amboinicus essential oil was inv... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - September 16, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Sara Edwirgens Costa Ben ício Vasconcelos, Hider Machado Melo, Theodora Thays Arruda Cavalcante, Francisco Eduardo Aragão Catunda Júnior, Mário Geraldo de Carvalho, Francisca Gleire Rodrigues Menezes, Oscarina Viana de Sousa and Renata Albuquerque Cos Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Changes in trust and the use of Korean medicine in South Korea: a comparison of surveys in 2011 and 2014
This study aimed to assess the general perceptions of KM, to investigate the patterns of its usage in 2014, and to compare the results with those of an earli... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - September 16, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Soohyun Kwon, Shinhee Heo, Dongjun Kim, Seunghyun Kang and Jong-Min Woo Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Phytochemical-rich foods inhibit the growth of pathogenic trichomonads
Plants produce secondary metabolites that often possess widespread bioactivity, and are then known as phytochemicals. We previously determined that several phytochemical-rich food-derived preparations were act... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - September 13, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Sabrina M. Noritake, Jenny Liu, Sierra Kanetake, Carol E. Levin, Christina Tam, Luisa W. Cheng, Kirkwood M. Land and Mendel Friedman Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Comparative study on alkaloids and their anti-proliferative activities from three Zanthoxylum species
This study reports on the compositions and contents of the Zanthoxylum alkaloids (ZAs) from ... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - September 12, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Yongqiang Tian, Chunyun Zhang and Mingquan Guo Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Assessment of free radical scavenging and anti-proliferative activities of Tinospora cordifolia Miers (Willd)
Tinospora cordifolia (Guduchi or Amrita) is an important drug of Ayurvedic System of Medicine and found mention in various classical texts for the treatment of diseases such as jaundic... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - September 11, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Picheswara Rao Polu, Udupa Nayanbhirama, Saleemulla Khan and Rajlexmi Maheswari Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Antimalarial efficacy of Pongamia pinnata (L) Pierre against Plasmodium falciparum (3D7 strain) and Plasmodium berghei (ANKA)
The objective of the current study was to assess the in vitro antiplasmodial activities of leaf, bark, flower, and the root of Pongamia pinnata against chloroquine-sensitive Plasmodium falciparum (3D7 strain), cy... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - September 11, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: P.V.V. Satish and K. Sunita Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Association of TCM body constitution with insulin resistance and risk of diabetes in impaired glucose regulation patients
Impaired glucose regulation (IGR) patients have increased risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Identifying relevant risk factors in IGR subjects could facilitate early detection and prevention of IGR progr... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - September 11, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Hong You, Tong Zhang, Wen Feng and Yun Gai Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Modulation of hippocampal neuronal activity by So-ochim-tang-gamibang in mice subjected to chronic restraint stress
So-ochim-tang-gamibang (SOCG) is a decoction formula which has been used to improve mental activity in traditional Korean medicine. The present study was performed to evaluate whether ... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - September 9, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Hwa Chul Shin, Jae Ho Lee, Ki Joong Kim, Hyun Jin Shin, Jeong June Choi, Chan Yong Lee, Uk Namgung and In Chul Jung Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Radix Puerariae and Fructus Crataegi mixture inhibits renal injury in type 2 diabetes via decreasing of AKT/PI3K
Radix puerariae (RP) is a herbal medicines for diabetes, mainly because of anti-oxidative, insulin resistance and hypoglycemic effect. Fructus crataegi (FC) also possesses strong antioxidant activity in vitro.... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - September 8, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Zhengyue Chen, Yanyan Yuan, Xinrong Zou, Mengqi Hong, Ming Zhao, Yu Zhao, Yuanping Liu, Guofu Li, Yabin Zhu, Lin Luo, Beiyan Bao and Shizhong Bu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Taurine and tea polyphenols combination ameliorate nonalcoholic steatohepatitis in rats
In this study, we explored the effects of tau... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - September 8, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Wenhua Zhu, Siwen Chen, Ronggui Chen, Zhiqing Peng, Jun Wan and Benyan Wu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Is cytotoxicity a determinant of the different in vitro and in vivo effects of bioactives?
Foodstuffs of both plant and animal origin contain a wide range of bioactive compounds. Although human intervention studies are mandatory to assess the health effects of bioactives, the in vitro approach is of... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - September 7, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Mattia Di Nunzio, Veronica Valli, Lidia Tom ás-Cobos, Teresa Tomás-Chisbert, Lucía Murgui-Bosch, Francesca Danesi and Alessandra Bordoni Tags: Research article Source Type: research

A national survey of Chinese medicine doctors and clinical practice guidelines in China
Clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) for Chinese medicine (CM) are being developed to assist doctors with appropriate decisions concerning CM care. To date, there has been little investigation on the perspectiv... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - September 6, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Mengyu Liu, Chi Zhang, Qinglin Zha, Wei Yang, Ya Yuwen, Linda Zhong, Zhaoxiang Bian, Xuejie Han and Aiping Lu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Subchronic toxicity of herbal compound “Jiedu Huayu” granules in rats
“Jiedu Huayu” (JDHY) granules are traditional Chinese herbal compounds that have been used to treat severe liver injury for many years. The purpose of the current study is to evaluate the safety of JDHY granules. (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - September 6, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Minggang Wang, Hua Qiu, Rongzhen Zhang, Fuli Long and Dewen Mao Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Isolation and characterization of the compounds responsible for the antimutagenic activity of Combretum microphyllum (Combretaceae) leaf extracts
Mutations play a major role in the pathogenesis and development of several chronic degenerative diseases including cancer. It follows, therefore that antimutagenic compound may inhibit the pathological process... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - September 6, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tshepiso Jan Makhafola, Esameldin Elzein Elgorashi, Lyndy Joy McGaw, Maurice Ducret Awouafack, Luc Verschaeve and Jacobus Nicolaas Eloff Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Gypenosides ameliorate memory deficits in MPTP-lesioned mouse model of Parkinson ’s disease treated with L-DOPA
Previous studies have revealed that gypenosides (GPS) improve the symptoms of anxiety disorders in a 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP)-lesioned rat model of Parkinson ’s disease (PD). The pres... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - September 6, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Ting Ting Zhao, Kyung Sook Kim, Keon Sung Shin, Hyun Jin Park, Hyun Jeong Kim, Kyung Eun Lee and Myung Koo Lee Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Effects of Mollugo pentaphylla extract on monosodium urate crystal-induced gouty arthritis in mice
Gout is an inflammatory condition induced by the deposition of monosodium urate (MSU) crystals in joints and soft tissues, and it can lead to acute or chronic arthritis. MSU are pro-inflammatory stimuli that c... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - September 6, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Yun Mi Lee, Eun-Jung Shon, Ohn Soon Kim and Dong-Seon Kim Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Oral administration of taheebo (Tabebuia avellanedae Lorentz ex Griseb.) water extract prevents DSS-induced colitis in mice by up-regulating type II T helper immune responses
Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs) are chronic inflammatory disorders that are mediated by pathogenic Th1 and Th17 cells. Previous studies have demonstrated that taheebo water extract (TWE) derived from Tabebuia ... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - September 6, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Hyun Jung Park, Sung Won Lee, Dong-Joo Kwon, Seong-Il Heo, Se-Ho Park, Sun Young Kim and Seokmann Hong Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Agrimonia pilosa Ledeb. aqueous extract improves impaired glucose tolerance in high-fat diet-fed rats by decreasing the inflammatory response
Agrimonia pilosa Ledeb. is a medicinal plant with physiological activities such as anti-cancer, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory activities and in vitro anti-diabetic activity. However, ... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - September 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Hwan Hee Jang, Song Yee Nam, Mi Ju Kim, Jung Bong Kim, Jeong Sook Choi, Haeng Ran Kim and Young Min Lee Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Anticancer activity of calyx of Diospyros kaki Thunb. through downregulation of cyclin D1 via inducing proteasomal degradation and transcriptional inhibition in human colorectal cancer cells
In this study, we elucidated anti-cancer activ... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - September 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Su Bin Park, Gwang Hun Park, Hun Min Song, Ho-Jun Son, Yurry Um, Hyun-Seok Kim and Jin Boo Jeong Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Will Chinese external therapy with compound Tripterygium wilfordii hook F gel safely control disease activity in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: design of a double-blinded randomized controlled trial
Chinese external therapy (CET) is a topical application with mainly Chinese herb medicine therapy with thousands of years of historical implications and is a clinical routine that is commonly used for relievin... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - September 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Quan Jiang, Xiao-Po Tang, Xian-Chun Chen, Hong Xiao, Ping Liu and Juan Jiao Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

Polarity based characterization of biologically active extracts of Ajuga bracteosa Wall. ex Benth. and RP-HPLC analysis
The concept of botanical therapeutics has revitalized due to wide importance of plant derived pharmaceuticals. Therefore, the ameliorative characteristics of Ajuga bracteosa were studied. (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - September 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Syeda Saniya Zahra, Madiha Ahmed, Muhammad Qasim, Bilquees Gul, Muhammad Zia, Bushra Mirza and Ihsan-ul Haq Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Moon phases and moon signs do not influence morbidity, mortality and long-term survival, after living donor kidney transplantation
Approximately 11% of the German population are convinced that certain moon phases and moon signs may impact their health and the onset and clinical course of diseases. Before elective surgery, a considerable n... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - September 4, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: A. Kleespies, M. Mikhailov, P. N. Khalil, S. Pratschke, A. Khandoga, M. Stangl, W. D. Illner, M. K. Angele, K. W. Jauch, M. Guba, J. Werner and M. Rentsch Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Clinical efficacy and IL-17 targeting mechanism of Indigo naturalis as a topical agent in moderate psoriasis
Indigo naturalis is a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) ingredient long-recognized as a therapy for several inflammatory conditions, including psoriasis. However, its mechanism is unk... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - September 2, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Hui-Man Cheng, Yang-Chang Wu, Qingmin Wang, Michael Song, Jackson Wu, Dion Chen, Katherine Li, Eric Wadman, Shung-Te Kao, Tsai-Chung Li, Francisco Leon, Karen Hayden, Carrie Brodmerkel and C. Chris Huang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Sasang constitutional types for the risk prediction of metabolic syndrome: a 14-year longitudinal prospective cohort study
To examine whether the use of Sasang constitutional (SC) types, such as Tae-yang (TY), Tae-eum (TE), So-yang (SY), and So-eum (SE) types, increases the accuracy of risk prediction for metabolic syndrome. (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - September 2, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Sunghee Lee, Seung Ku Lee, Jong Yeol Kim, Namhan Cho and Chol Shin Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Should DNA sequence be incorporated with other taxonomical data for routine identifying of plant species?
A variety of plants in Acanthaceae have long been used in traditional Thai ailment and commercialised with significant economic value. Nowadays medicinal plants are sold in processed forms and thus morphologic... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - August 31, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tanakorn Suesatpanit, Kitisak Osathanunkul, Panagiotis Madesis and Maslin Osathanunkul Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Effects of acupoint-stimulation for the treatment of primary dysmenorrhoea compared with NSAIDs: a systematic review and meta-analysis of 19 RCTs
Primary dysmenorrhoea (PD), defined as painful menses in women with normal pelvic anatomy, is one of the most common gynaecological syndromes. Acupoint-stimulation could potentially be an effective interventio... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - August 31, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Yang Xu, Wenli Zhao, Te Li, Huaien Bu, Zhimei Zhao, Ye Zhao and Shilin Song Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Traditional healer treatment of HIV persists in the era of ART: a mixed methods study from rural South Africa
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) substantially contributes to the burden of disease and health care provision in sub-Saharan Africa, where traditional healers play a major role in care, due to both their acc... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - August 30, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Carolyn M. Audet, Sizzy Ngobeni and Ryan G. Wagner Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Sini-san improves duodenal tight junction integrity in a rat model of functional dyspepsia
Recent reports have demonstrated that impaired barrier function and local microinflammation in the duodenal mucosa contribute to the pathogeneses of functional dyspepsia (FD). Thus, restoring normal barrier in... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - August 30, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Xiongfei Chang, Luqing Zhao, Jiajia Wang, Xiaofang Lu and Shengsheng Zhang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

A combination of coenzyme Q10, feverfew and magnesium for migraine prophylaxis: a prospective observational study
Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium L.), magnesium and coenzyme Q10 are frequently used for migraine prophylaxis. Supplementation with a fixed combination of these three agents (Antemig ®, PiLeJe) was investigated in a... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - August 30, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Ang èle Guilbot, Marie Bangratz, Samira Ait Abdellah and Christian Lucas Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Evaluation of Rumex hastatus leaves against hepatic fibrosis: a rat model
Rumex hastatus leaves have been widely used as food additive and for the treatment of various liver ailments. According to our previous studies, ethyle acetate (ERL) and methanolic (MR... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - August 30, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Sumaira Sahreen, Muhammad Rashid Khan and Rahmat Ali Khan Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Flavonoids from Tetracera indica Merr. induce adipogenesis and exert glucose uptake activities in 3T3-L1 adipocyte cells
Tetracera indica Merr. (Family: Dilleniaceae), known to the Malay as ‘Mempelas paya’, is one of the medicinal plants used in the treatment of diabetes in Malaysia. However, no proper s... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - August 30, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Md. Mahmudul Hasan, Qamar Uddin Ahmed, Siti Zaiton Mat Soad, Jalifah Latip, Muhammad Taher, Tengku Muhamad Faris Syafiq, Murni Nazira Sarian, Alhassan Muhammad Alhassan and Zainul Amiruddin Zakaria Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Inhibition of human cytomegalovirus immediate-early gene expression and replication by the ethyl acetate (EtOAc) fraction of Elaeocarpus sylvestris in vitro
In immunocompromised patients, human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) infection can lead to severe, life-threatening diseases, such as pneumonitis, hepatitis, gastrointestinal tract disease, and retinitis. We previously... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - August 29, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Sohee Bae, Se Chan Kang and Yoon-Jae Song Tags: Research article Source Type: research

GS-E3D, a new pectin lyase-modified red ginseng extract, inhibited diabetes-related renal dysfunction in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats
GS-E3D is a newly developed pectin lyase-modified red ginseng extract. The purpose of this study was to investigate the therapeutic effects of GS-E3D on diabetes-related renal dysfunction in streptozotocin-ind... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - August 29, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Chan-Sik Kim, Kyuhyung Jo, Jin Sook Kim, Mi-Kyung Pyo and Junghyun Kim Tags: Research article Source Type: research