Effect of Guanxin V in animal model of acute myocardial infarction
Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is the most serious and lethal manifestation of coronary heart disease worldwide, presenting extremely high disability and mortality. Our previous studies have shown that Guan... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - February 22, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Xiaoxiao Zhang, Changle Shao, Songyi Cheng, Yao Zhu, Bo Liang and Ning Gu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Chemical composition, in vitro antioxidant, anticholinesterase, and antidiabetic potential of essential oil of Elaeagnus umbellata Thunb
Elaeagnus umbellata Thunb. (autumn olive) is a high valued medicinal plant. It belongs to Elaeagnaceae family and is widely distributed in Himalayan regions of Pakistan. In the present study essential oil were ex... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - February 22, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Nausheen Nazir, Muhammad Zahoor, Faheem Uddin and Mohammad Nisar Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Icariin promotes the repair of PC12 cells by inhibiting endoplasmic reticulum stress
Endoplasmic reticulum stress (ERS) is one of the main mechanisms of spinal cord injury (SCI) pathology and can affect the physiological state of neurons. Icariin (ICA), the main pharmacological component of Ep... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - February 19, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Chengjie Wu, Guanglu Yang, Yalan Pan, Lei Wang, Pengcheng Tu, Suyang Zheng, Yang Guo and Yong Ma Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The dynamics of patient visits to traditional Chinese medicine during the 2019 coronavirus pandemic
Large-scale epidemics have changed people ’s medical behavior, and patients tend to delay non-urgent medical needs. However, the impact of the pandemic on the use of complementary and alternative medicine remai... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - February 19, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Shun-Ku Lin, Chien-Tung Wu, Hui-Jer Chou, Chia-Jen Liu, Fu-Yang Ko, Ching-Hsuan Huang and Jung-Nien Lai Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Antiplasmodial activity of Ethanolic extract of Cassia spectabilis DC leaf and its inhibition effect in Heme detoxification
In previous studies, Cassia spectabilis DC leaf has shown a good antiplasmodial activity. Therefore, this study is a follow-up study of the extract of leaf of C. spectabilis DC on its in vitro and in vivo antipla... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - February 19, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Wiwied Ekasari, Dewi Resty Basuki, Heny Arwati and Tutik Sri Wahyuni Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Traditional medicine among the community of Gash-Barka region, Eritrea: attitude, societal dependence, and pattern of use
This study, therefore, aims at exploring the atti... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - February 19, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Sirak Tesfamariam, Filmon Tesfai, Lemlem Hussien, Yonatan Ateshim, Dawit Yemane, Mulugeta Russom, Hagos Ahmed, Iyassu Bahta, Solyana Ngusbrhan Kidane, Josephine Namboze and Ossy Muganga Julius Kasilo Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Porcine placenta extract improves high-glucose-induced angiogenesis impairment
High glucose (HG)-induced reactive oxygen species (ROS) overproduction impairs angiogenesis that is one pivotal factor of wound healing process. Angiogenesis impairment induces delayed wound healing, whereby i... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - February 18, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Chatchai Nensat, Worawat Songjang, Rutaiwan Tohtong, Tuangporn Suthiphongchai, Suchada Phimsen, Panthip Rattanasinganchan, Pornphimon Metheenukul, Sarawut Kumphune and Arunya Jiraviriyakul Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Characteristics of global naturopathic education, regulation, and practice frameworks: results from an international survey
This descriptive study provides the first examination of global naturopathic education, regulation and practice frameworks that have potential to constrain or assist professional formation and integration in g... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - February 18, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: J. M. Dunn, A. E. Steel, J. Adams, I. Lloyd, N. De Groot, T. Hausser and J. Wardle Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Perceptions of Ecuadorian indigenous healers on their relationship with the formal health care system: barriers and opportunities
The new paradigm of intercultural policies focuses on rethinking the common public culture. In Ecuador, the “Buen Vivir” plan seeks to incorporate the ancestral medical knowledge, experience and beliefs of tradit... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - February 18, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Estefan ía Bautista-Valarezo, Víctor Duque, Veronique Verhoeven, Jorge Mejia Chicaiza, Kristin Hendrickx, Ruth Maldonado-Rengel and Nele R.M. Michels Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Variation in chemical composition and antimalarial activities of two samples of Terminalia albida collected from separate sites in Guinea
The disparity of harvesting locations can influence the chemical composition of a plant species, which could affect its quality and bioactivity. Terminalia albida is widely used in traditional Guinean medicine wh... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - February 15, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Aissata Camara, Mohamed Haddad, Mohamed Sahar Traore, Florence Chapeland-Leclerc, Gwena ël Ruprich-Robert, Isabelle Fourasté, Mamadou Aliou Balde, Jade Royo, Melissa Parny, Philippe Batigne, Marie Salon, Agnès Coste, Aliou Mamadou Balde and Agnès Aubo Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Complementary and alternative medicine - practice, attitudes, and knowledge among healthcare professionals in New Zealand: an integrative review
The prevalence of CAM use is increasing. This integrative review investigated New Zealand healthcare professionals ’ practice of, attitudes toward, and knowledge about complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - February 13, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Lizhou Liu, Yong Tang, G. David Baxter, Haiyan Yin and Steve Tumilty Tags: Research article Source Type: research

A randomized placebo-controlled phase I clinical trial to evaluate the immunomodulatory activities of Atractylodes lancea (Thunb) DC. in healthy Thai subjects
Atractylodes lancea (Thunb) DC. (AL) and bioactive compounds β-eudesmol and atractylodin have been demonstrated in the in vitro and in vivo studies for their potential clinical use in cholangiocarcinoma. The stud... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - February 12, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Inthuon Kulma, Luxsana Panrit, Tullayakorn Plengsuriyakarn, Wanna Chaijaroenkul, Siriprapa Warathumpitak and Kesara Na-Bangchang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Efficacy of Euphorbia helioscopia in context to a possible connection between antioxidant and antidiabetic activities: a comparative study of different extracts
Euphorbia helioscopia, conventionally known as sun spurge, has been used as a traditional medicine to treat different diseases owing to its reported antitumor, antiviral and antioxidant activities. (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - February 12, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Imtiaz Mustafa, Muhammad Naeem Faisal, Ghulam Hussain, Humaira Muzaffar, Muhammad Imran, Muhammad Umar Ijaz, Muhammad Umar Sohail, Arslan Iftikhar, Arslan Shaukat and Haseeb Anwar Tags: Research article Source Type: research

A patient perspective of complementary and integrative medicine (CIM) for migraine treatment: a social media survey
To survey persons with migraine who use social media about Complementary and Integrative Medicine (CIM) for the treatment of migraine. (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - February 10, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Deena E. Kuruvilla, Amit Mehta, Nidhi Ravishankar and Robert P. Cowan Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The enzymatic hydrolysates from deer sinew promote MC3T3-E1 cell proliferation and extracellular matrix synthesis by regulating multiple functional genes
Deer Sinew serves as a medicinal food, and has been used for treating skeletal diseases, especially bone diseases in a long history. Thus, it could become an alternative option for the prevention and therapeut... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - February 10, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Zhenwei Zhou, Daqing Zhao, Pengcheng Zhang, Mei Zhang, Xiangyang Leng and Baojin Yao Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Correction to: Protective effect of 6-paradol in acetic acid-induced ulcerative colitis in rats
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 - February 10, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Misbahuddin Rafeeq, Hussam Aly Sayed Murad, Hossam Mohammed Abdallah and Ali M. El-Halawany Tags: Correction Source Type: research

Biophysical effects, safety and efficacy of raspberry leaf use in pregnancy: a systematic integrative review
Childbearing women have been using various herbs to assist with pregnancy, labour and birth for centuries. One of the most common is raspberry leaf. The evidence base for the use of raspberry leaf is however u... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - February 9, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Rebekah Bowman, Jan Taylor, Sally Muggleton and Deborah Davis Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Anti-osteoarthritis potential of peppermint and rosemary essential oils in a nanoemulsion form: behavioral, biochemical, and histopathological evidence
This study aimed to evaluate the effect of nanoemulsion containing peppermint and rosemary essential oils in rats with osteoarthritis (OA). (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - February 9, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Mojgan Mohammadifar, Mohammad Hossein Aarabi, Fatemeh Aghighi, Maryam Kazemi, Zarichehr Vakili, Mohammad Reza Memarzadeh and Sayyed Alireza Talaei Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Panax notoginseng saponins promote endothelial progenitor cell angiogenesis via the Wnt/ β-catenin pathway
Distraction osteogenesis (DO) is an effective treatment in craniomaxillofacial surgery. However, the issue of sufficient blood supply at the regeneration tissue has limited its wide application. Panax notoginseng... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - February 8, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Peiqi Zhu, Weidong Jiang, Shixi He, Tao Zhang, Fengchun Liao, Di Liu, Xiaoning An, Xuanping Huang and Nuo Zhou Tags: Research article Source Type: research

A systematic review and quality assessment of complementary and alternative medicine recommendations in insomnia clinical practice guidelines
Sleep disorders encompass a wide range of conditions which affect the quality and quantity of sleep, with insomnia being a specific type of sleep disorder of focus in this review. Complementary and alternative... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - February 8, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Jeremy Y. Ng and Nandana D. Parakh Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The effect of lutein and Urtica dioica extract on in vitro production of embryo and oxidative status in polycystic ovary syndrome in a model of mice
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most prevalent endocrinopathies in women during the reproductive age. Herbal medicines are used increasingly alone or in supplement with chemical medicines for th... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - February 8, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: E. Bandariyan, A. Mogheiseh and A. Ahmadi Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Ursolic acid induces apoptosis and anoikis in colorectal carcinoma RKO cells
Ursolic acid (UA) is an anti-cancer herbal compound. In the present study, we observed the effects of UA on anchorage-dependent and -independent growth of human colorectal cancer (CRC) RKO cells. (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - February 6, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Jia-Lu Zheng, Shuang-Shuang Wang, Ke-Ping Shen, Lei Chen, Xiao Peng, Jin-Fang Chen, Hong-Mei An and Bing Hu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Evaluation of antioxidant and anticancer activity of crude extract and different fractions of Chlorella vulgaris axenic culture grown under various concentrations of copper ions
Chlorella vulgaris is a microalga potentially used for pharmaceutical, animal feed, food supplement, aquaculture and cosmetics. The current study aims to study the antioxidant and prooxidant effect of Chlorella v... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - February 5, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Eman A. El-fayoumy, Sanaa M. M. Shanab, Hanan S. Gaballa, Mohamed A. Tantawy and Emad A. Shalaby Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Methanol (80%) leaf extract of Otostegia integrifolia Benth (Lamiaceae) lowers blood pressure in rats through interference with calcium conductance
Otostegia integrifolia Benth. (Lamiaceae) leaves are used to treat hypertension in Ethiopian folk medicine. However, the claim has so far not been investigated scientifically. Thus, the objective of this study wa... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - February 4, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Abel Degu, Abiy Abebe and Ephrem Engidawork Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Impact of complementary and alternative medicines on antiepileptic medication adherence among epilepsy patients
The aim of this study was to assess the knowledge, attitude, and practice of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) and its impact on antiepileptic drug (AED) adherence among patients with epilepsy. (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - February 4, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Muhammad Junaid Farrukh, Mohd Makmor-Bakry, Ernieda Hatah and Tan Hui Jan Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Pelargonium sidoides root extract for the treatment of acute cough due to lower respiratory tract infection in adults: a feasibility double-blind, placebo-controlled randomised trial
Pelargonium sidoides DC (Geraniaceae) root extract, EPs ®7630 or “Kaloba®”, is a widely used herbal remedy for respiratory infections, with some evidence of effectiveness for acute bronchitis. However, it is not y... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - January 29, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Merlin Willcox, Catherine Simpson, Sam Wilding, Beth Stuart, Dia Soilemezi, Amy Whitehead, Alannah Morgan, Emma Wrixon, Shihua Zhu, Guiqing Yao, Fran Webley, Ruiyang Yan, Jennifer Bostock, Margaret Bell, Gareth Griffiths, Geraldine Leydon & hellip; Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Synergistic antifungal evaluation of over-the-counter antifungal creams with turmeric essential oil or Aloe vera gel against pathogenic fungi
The frequent incidence of fungal infection and widespread of antibiotic resistance are emergent concerns in public health. Hence, there is a need to harness the potential of natural bioactive compounds from pl... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - January 28, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Clement Olusola Ogidi, Ayokunbi Elizabeth Ojo, Oluwatayo Benjamin Ajayi-Moses, Oluwatoyin Modupe Aladejana, Oluwakemi Abike Thonda and Bamidele Juliet Akinyele Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Thoughts, beliefs and concepts concerning infectious childhood diseases of physicians practicing homeopathic, anthroposophic and conventional medicine – a qualitative study
Physicians who include complementary medicine in their practice are thought to have an understanding of health and disease different from that of colleagues practicing conventional medicine. The aim of this st... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - January 26, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: N. Mittring-Junghans, C. Holmberg, C. M. Witt and M. Teut Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Yellow loosestrife (Lysimachia vulgaris var. davurica) ameliorates liver fibrosis in db/db mice with methionine- and choline-deficient diet-induced nonalcoholic steatohepatitis
Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), a liver disease caused by a nonalcoholic fatty liver, is increasing in incidence worldwide. Owing to the complexity of its pathogenic mechanisms, there are no therapeutic a... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - January 25, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Yang-Ju Son, Da Seul Jung, Ji Min Shin, Myungsuk Kim, Gyhye Yoo and Chu Won Nho Tags: Research article Source Type: research

A network pharmacology perspective for deciphering potential mechanisms of action of Solanum nigrum L. in bladder cancer
Solanum nigrum L. decoction has been used as a folklore medicine in China to prevent the postoperative recurrence of bladder cancer (BC). However, there are no previous pharmacological studies on the protective m... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - January 25, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Yang Dong, Lin Hao, Kun Fang, Xiao-xiao Han, Hui Yu, Jian-jun Zhang, Long-jun Cai, Tao Fan, Wen-da Zhang, Kun Pang, Wei-ming Ma, Xi-tao Wang and Cong-hui Han Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Baicalein inhibits inflammatory response and promotes osteogenic activity in periodontal ligament cells challenged with lipopolysaccharides
Periodontitis is a chronic infection initiated by oral bacterial and their virulence factors, yet the severity of periodontitis is largely determined by the dysregulated host immuno-inflammatory response. Baic... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - January 23, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Manman Ren, Ya Zhao, Zhiqi He, Jian Lin, Chuchu Xu, Fen Liu, Rongdang Hu, Hui Deng and Yi Wang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Comparative study of Danshen and Siwu decoction based on the molecular structures of the components and predicted targets
The sentence of “Danshen (Salvia Miltiorrhizae Radix et Rhizoma) and Siwu decoction are similar in function” was first recorded in an ancient Chinese medical book “Fu Ren Ming Li Lun”. This theory has far-reac... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - January 22, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Yang Li, Li Qiao, Cong Chen, Zhenguo Wang and Xianjun Fu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Anti-inflammatory effect of different curcumin preparations on adjuvant-induced arthritis in rats
Curcumin, a natural polyphenolic substance, has been known for more than two millennia as having strong anti-inflammatory activity towards multiple ailments, including arthritis. The main drawback of curcumin ... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - January 21, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Ieva Rinkunaite, Egidijus Simoliunas, Milda Alksne, Dominyka Dapkute and Virginija Bukelskiene Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Efficacy of a curcumin extract (Curcugen ™) on gastrointestinal symptoms and intestinal microbiota in adults with self-reported digestive complaints: a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled study
There is preliminary evidence to suggest curcumin can alleviate digestive symptoms in adults with self-reported digestive complaints and irritable bowel syndrome. However, in all these trials, curcumin was use... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - January 21, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Adrian L. Lopresti, Stephen J. Smith, Alethea Rea and Shavon Michel Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Allergen fragrance molecules: a potential relief for COVID-19
The latest coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, discovered in China and rapidly spread Worldwide. COVID-19 affected millions of people and killed hundreds of thousands worldwide. There are many ongoing studies investigatin... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - January 21, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Asl ı Deniz Aydın, Faruk Altınel, Hüseyin Erdoğmuş and Çağdaş Devrim Son Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Network pharmacology modeling identifies synergistic interaction of therapeutic and toxicological mechanisms for Tripterygium hypoglaucum Hutch
Tripterygium hypoglaucum Hutch (THH) both has prominent efficacy and unwarranted toxicity in the treatment of autoimmune diseases. Nevertheless, its pharmacological and toxicological profiles still remain to be e... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - January 15, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dan Zhang, Yizhu Dong, Jintao Lv, Bing Zhang, Xiaomeng Zhang and Zhijian Lin Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Luteolin ameliorates lipopolysaccharide-induced microcirculatory disturbance through inhibiting leukocyte adhesion in rat mesenteric venules
Microcirculatory disturbance is closely associated with multiple diseases such as ischemic and septic stroke. Luteolin (3,4,5,7-tetrahydroxyflavone) is a vascular protective flavonoid present in several dietar... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - January 14, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Jie Su, Han-Ting Xu, Jing-Jing Yu, Mei-Qiu Yan, Ting Wang, Ya-Jun Wu, Bo Li, Wen-Jie Lu, Chuan Wang, Shan-Shan Lei, Si-Min Chen, Su-Hong Chen and Gui-Yuan Lv Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Polyphenolics and triterpenes presence in chloroform extract of Dicranopteris linearis leaves attenuated paracetamol-induced liver intoxication in rat
Water-soluble, but not lipid-soluble, extract of Dicranopteris linearis leaves has been proven to possess hepatoprotective activity. The present study aimed to validate the hepatoprotective and antioxidant activi... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - January 14, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Zainul Amiruddin Zakaria, Adibah Sahmat, Azfar Hizami Azmi, Amal Syahirah Nur Zainol, Maizatul Hasyima Omar, Tavamani Balan, Lilis Sulistyorini, R. Azizah and Muhammad Nazrul Hakim Abdullah Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Bushen Huoxue recipe attenuates early pregnancy loss via activating endometrial COX2-PGE2 angiogenic signaling in mice
During the fresh cycles of in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer, a disturbance in the reproductive endocrine environment following controlled ovarian hyperstimulation (COH) is closely related to compromi... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - January 14, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Yufan Song, Fanru Zhou, Xiujuan Tan, Xia Liu, Jiahui Ding, Chu Zhang, Fan Li, Wenxin Zhu, Wenwen Ma, Runan Hu and Mingmin Zhang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

In the presence of TGF- β1, Asperosaponin VI promotes human mesenchymal stem cell differentiation into nucleus pulposus like- cells
In this study, we investigated the role of Asperosaponin VI (ASA VI), isolated from a ... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - January 14, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Yong-tao Niu, Lin Xie, Rong-Rong Deng and Xiao-yu Zhang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Honey and its nutritional and anti-inflammatory value
Inflammation is the main key role in developing chronic diseases including cancer, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, arthritis, and neurodegenerative diseases which possess a huge challenge for treatment. Wit... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - January 14, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Yazan Ranneh, Abdah Md Akim, Hasiah Ab. Hamid, Huzwah Khazaai, Abdulmannan Fadel, Zainul Amiruddin Zakaria, Mohammed Albujja and Mohd Fadzelly Abu Bakar Tags: Review Source Type: research

Protective effect of 6-paradol in acetic acid-induced ulcerative colitis in rats
Ulcerative colitis is a gut inflammatory disorder due to altered immune response to gut microbiome, with interplay of environmental and genetic factors. TNF- α activates inflammatory response through a cascade ... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - January 13, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Misbahuddin Rafeeq, Hussam Aly Sayed Murad, Hossam Mohammed Abdallah and Ali M. El-Halawany Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Factors associated with a clinically relevant reduction in menopausal symptoms of a standardized acupuncture approach for women with bothersome menopausal symptoms
Little is known about factors associated with a clinically relevant reduction in menopausal symptoms through a brief acupuncture approach for women with moderate-to-severe menopausal symptoms. (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - January 13, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Frans Boch Waldorff, Christine Winther Bang, Volkert Siersma, John Brodersen and Kamma Sundgaard Lund Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Effects of a new thyrotropic drug isolated from Potentilla alba on the male reproductive system of rats and offspring development
The dysfunction of the thyroid gland is a common medical condition. Nowadays, patients frequently use medicinal herbs as complementary or alternative options to conventional drug treatments. These patients may... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - January 13, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Lubov V. Krepkova, Valentina V. Bortnikova, Aleksandra N. Babenko, Praskovya G. Mizina, Vladimir A. Mkhitarov, Kathleen M. Job, Catherine M. Sherwin and Elena Y. Enioutina Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Alkaloid and benzopyran compounds of Melicope latifolia fruit exhibit anti-hepatitis C virus activities
New agents for developing alternative or complementary medicine to treat the hepatitis C virus (HCV) are still needed due to high rates of HCV infection globally and the current limitations of available treatm... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - January 12, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Aty Widyawaruyanti, Mulyadi Tanjung, Adita Ayu Permanasari, Ratih Saputri, Lidya Tumewu, Myrna Adianti, Chie Aoki-Utsubo, Hak Hotta, Achmad Fuad Hafid and Tutik Sri Wahyuni Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Antitumor effect and molecular mechanism of fucoidan in NSCLC
Fucoidan, a water-soluble polysaccharide, exerts anticoagulant and antiviral functions. It was recently reported that fucoidan also exerts an antitumor function. Lung cancer is one of the most common cancers i... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - January 11, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Xiaohan Chen, Li Sun, Xiaojuan Wei, Haijun Lu, Ye Tan, Zhanyi Sun and Jinju Jiang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Lactate as a metabolite from probiotic Lactobacilli mitigates ethanol-induced gastric mucosal injury: an in vivo study
Pre-administration of probiotic Lactobacilli attenuates ethanol-induced gastric mucosal injury (GMI). The underpinning mechanisms remain to be elucidated. We speculated that lactate, the main metabolite of Lactob... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - January 11, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Yingpeng Huang, Jiali Zhang, Renjie Dong, Xiawei Ji, Yusha Jiang, Jianke Cen, Zhihuai Bai, Kairui Hong, Huihui Li, Jiajing Chen, Jinhui Zhou, Fanyu Qian, Fangyan Wang, Yue Qu and Yan Zhou Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Piperlongumine inhibits the growth of non-small cell lung cancer cells via the miR-34b-3p/TGFBR1 pathway
Non-small cell lung cancer is a common type of lung cancer. Piperlongumine (PL), which is extracted from the roots of piperaceae plant, long pepper, and peppercorn, is an alkaloid amide that inhibits tumor gro... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - January 7, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Xinhua Lu, Chenyang Xu, Zhexuan Xu, Chunya Lu, Rui Yang, Furui Zhang and Guojun Zhang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

An evaluation survey of traditional Chinese medicine learning among international students majoring in conventional medicine: a study from a university in China
Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has gained increasing acceptance and popularity by the global community. The current study aimed to investigate self-reported evaluations of learning TCM and opinions about T... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - January 7, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Fan Qu, Qing Zhang, Minchen Dai, Yijing He, Jiaqi Wu, Xian Zhang, Yuhang Zhu, Ying ’er Gu, Fangfang Wang and Xiangrong Xu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Suppression of autophagy through JAK2/STAT3 contributes to the therapeutic action of rhynchophylline on asthma
Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease characterized by airway remodeling and inflammation. Rhynchophylline is a kind of indole alkaloid isolated from Uncaria rhynchophylla. Here we investigated the effect of r... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - January 7, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Hui Li, Qianyu Bi, Hongxia Cui, Chuanfeng Lv and Meng Wang Tags: Research article Source Type: research