Corylin inhibits LPS-induced inflammatory response and attenuates the activation of NLRP3 inflammasome in microglia
Inflammation has been found to be associated with many neurodegenerative diseases, including Parkinson ’s and dementia. Attenuation of microglia-induced inflammation is a strategy that impedes the progression o... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - August 15, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Ming-Yii Huang, Chia-En Tu, Shu-Chi Wang, Yung-Li Hung, Chia-Cheng Su, Shih-Hua Fang, Chi-Shuo Chen, Po-Len Liu, Wei-Chung Cheng, Yu-Wei Huang and Chia-Yang Li Tags: Research article Source Type: research

An assessment of the use of complementary and alternative medicine by Korean people using an adapted version of the standardized international questionnaire (I-CAM-QK): a cross-sectional study of an internet survey
In Korea, there are two types of medical doctors: one practises conventional medicine (hereafter called a physician), and the other practises traditional medicine (hereafter called a Korean medical doctor). Th... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - August 13, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Ju Ah Lee, Yui Sasaki, Ichiro Arai, Ho-Yeon Go, Sunju Park, Keiko Yukawa, Yun Kung Nam, Seong-Gyu Ko, Yoshiharu Motoo, Kiichiro Tsutani and Myeong Soo Lee Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Gender specific association between the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) and alcohol consumption and injuries caused by drinking in the sixth Troms ø study
Alcohol is consumed almost worldwide and is the most widely used recreational drug in the world. Harmful use of alcohol is known to cause a large disease-, social- and economic burden on society. Only a few st... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - August 13, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Kristina Sivertsen, Marko Lukic and Agnete E. Kristoffersen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Phytochemical analysis and evaluation of the cytotoxic, antimicrobial and antioxidant activities of essential oils from three Plectranthus species grown in Saudi Arabia
Cancers and microbial infections are still a major health problem, therefore research on new anticancer and antimicrobial agents ought to be continued. Natural products including essential oils from medicinal ... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - August 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Ramzi A. Mothana, Jamal M. Khaled, Omar M. Noman, Ashok Kumar, Mohamed F. Alajmi, Adnan J. Al-Rehaily and Mine Kurkcuoglu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Sotetsuflavone inhibits proliferation and induces apoptosis of A549 cells through ROS-mediated mitochondrial-dependent pathway
Sotetsuflavone is isolated from Cycas revoluta Thunb., which has biological activity against tumors. However, the anti-proliferative effects of sotetsuflavone on A549 cells and its mechanism are not fully elucida... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - August 9, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Shaohui Wang, Yanlan Hu, Yu Yan, Zhekang Cheng and Tongxiang Liu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The management strategies of cancer-associated anorexia: a critical appraisal of systematic reviews
Cancer-related anorexia remains one of the most prevalent and troublesome clinical problems experienced by patients with cancer during and after therapy. To ensure high-quality care, systematic reviews (SRs) a... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - August 9, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Fangyuan Zhang, Aomei Shen, Yinghui Jin and Wanmin Qiang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Feifukang ameliorates pulmonary fibrosis by inhibiting JAK-STAT signaling pathway
Feifukang (FFK) is a traditional Chinese medicine composed of herbs that protect lung function. However, difficulty arises regarding the clinical application of FFK due to the complex mechanism of Chinese medi... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - August 9, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Hongbo Li, Zhenkai Wang, Jie Zhang, Youlei Wang, Chen Yu, Jinjin Zhang, Xiaodong Song and Changjun Lv Tags: Research article Source Type: research

In-vitro osteoblast proliferation and in-vivo anti-osteoporotic activity of Bombax ceiba with quantification of Lupeol, gallic acid and β-sitosterol by HPTLC and HPLC
Bombax ceiba is used traditionally to treat bone disorders, rheumatism, and joint pain. The aim of the study is to carry out osteogenic activity in-vitro and anti-osteoporotic activity in-vivo of stem bark of B. ... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - August 7, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Shashi Chauhan, Aditi Sharma, Navneet Kumar Upadhyay, Gajender Singh, Uma Ranjan Lal and Rohit Goyal Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Investigation of biological activities of the flowers of Lagerstroemia speciosa, the Jarul flower of Bangladesh
Lagerstroemia speciosa (L.) Pers. (Family: Lythraceae) is used in traditional medicine in the treatment of diarrhea, diabetes and other diseases. The study was performed to conduct antioxidant, cytotoxic, thrombo... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - August 6, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tasnuva Sharmin, Md. Shahidur Rahman and Habiba Mohammadi Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Dendritic cells pulsed with generated tumor cell lysate from Phyllanthus amarus Schum. & Thonn. induces anti-tumor immune response
Dendritic cells (DCs) are unique antigen presenting cells (APC) which play a pivotal role in immunotherapy and induction of an effective immune response against tumors. In the present study, 80% ethanol extrac... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - August 6, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Shimaa Ibrahim Abdelmenym Mohamed, Ibrahim Jantan, Mohd Azlan Nafiah, Mohamed Ali Seyed and Kok Meng Chan Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Astragalus membranaceus (Fisch.) Bunge repairs intestinal mucosal injury induced by LPS in mice
Astragalus membranaceus (Fisch.) Bunge is one of the most widely used traditional Chinese herbal medicines. It is used as immune stimulant, tonic, antioxidant, hepatoprotectant, diuretic, antidiabetic, anticancer... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - August 3, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Yizhe Cui, Qiuju Wang, Rui Sun, Li Guo, Mengzhu Wang, Junfeng Jia, Chuang Xu and Rui Wu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Complementary medicine products used in pregnancy and lactation and an examination of the information sources accessed pertaining to maternal health literacy: a systematic review of qualitative studies
The prevalence of complementary medicine use in pregnancy and lactation has been increasingly noted internationally. This systematic review aimed to determine the complementary medicine products (CMPs) used in... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - July 31, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Larisa Ariadne Justine Barnes, Lesley Barclay, Kirsten McCaffery and Parisa Aslani Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Yinzhihuang oral liquid combined with phototherapy for neonatal jaundice: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials
Neonatal jaundice affects at least 481,000 newborns every year. Phototherapy is recommended but it ’s effects are limited and adverse reactions can occur. In China, phototherapy combined with Yinzhihuang oral l... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - July 28, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Ruo-han Wu, Shuo Feng, Mei Han, Patrina Caldwell, Shi-gang Liu, Jing Zhang and Jian-ping Liu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Induction of programmed cell death in Trypanosoma cruzi by Lippia alba essential oils and their major and synergistic terpenes (citral, limonene and caryophyllene oxide)
Chagas Disease caused by Trypanosoma cruzi infection, is one of the most important neglected tropical diseases (NTD), without an effective therapy for the successful parasite eradication or for the blocking of th... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - July 27, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Érika Marcela Moreno, Sandra Milena Leal, Elena E. Stashenko and Liliana Torcoroma García Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Antibacterial activity evaluation of selected essential oils in liquid and vapor phase on respiratory tract pathogens
The increasing number of multidrug-resistant bacteria and the fact of antibiotic resistance is leading to a continuous need for discovering alternative treatments against infections, e.g. in the case of respir... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - July 27, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Kamilla Ács, Viktória L. Balázs, Béla Kocsis, Tímea Bencsik, Andrea Böszörményi and Györgyi Horváth Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Sources for developing new medicinal products: biochemical investigations on alcoholic extracts obtained from aerial parts of some Romanian Amaryllidaceae species
Although Galanthus nivalis L. (snowdrop) is known for the galanthamine content, used in the treatment of Alzheimer disease, the polyphenolic compounds of Amaryllidaceae species are less studied. Proper understand... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - July 27, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Daniela Benedec, Ilioara Oniga, Daniela Hanganu, Ana Maria Gheldiu, Cristina Pu șcaș, Radu Silaghi-Dumitrescu, Mihaela Duma, Brîndușa Tiperciuc, Rodica Vârban and Laurian Vlase Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Anti-inflammatory effects of Phyllanthus amarus Schum. & Thonn. through inhibition of NF- κB, MAPK, and PI3K-Akt signaling pathways in LPS-induced human macrophages
Phyllanthus amarus has been used widely in various traditional medicines to treat swelling, sores, jaundice, inflammatory diseases, kidney disorders, diabetes and viral hepatitis, while its pharmacological and bi... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - July 25, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Hemavathy Harikrishnan, Ibrahim Jantan, Md. Areeful Haque and Endang Kumolosasi Tags: Research article Source Type: research

An in vivo immunomodulatory and anti-inflammatory study of fermented Dendropanax morbifera L éveille leaf extract
Medicinal plants represent a source of new drugs for the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases. Dendropanax morbifera L éveille is an economically and medicinally important subtropical tree that has vari... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - July 24, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Biruk Tesfaye Birhanu, Jin-Yoon Kim, Md. Akil Hossain, Jae-Won Choi, Sam-Pin Lee and Seung-Chun Park Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Acid-base fractions separated from Streblus asper leaf ethanolic extract exhibited antibacterial, antioxidant, anti-acetylcholinesterase, and neuroprotective activities
Streblus asper is a well-known plant native to Southeast Asia. Different parts of the plant have been traditionally used for various medicinal purposes. However, there is very little scientific evidence reporting... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - July 24, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Anchalee Prasansuklab, Atsadang Theerasri, Matthew Payne, Alison T. Ung and Tewin Tencomnao Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Ginkgolide B inhibits platelet and monocyte adhesion in TNF α-treated HUVECs under laminar shear stress
Endothelial cells are sensitive to changes in both blood components and mechanical stimuli. Endothelial cells may undergo phenotypic changes, such as changes in adhesion protein expression, under different she... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - July 20, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Ming Zhang, Jie Sun, Beidong Chen, Yanyang Zhao, Huan Gong, Yun You and Ruomei Qi Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Anti-cancer activity of Angelica gigas by increasing immune response and stimulating natural killer and natural killer T cells
The polysaccharide component of Angelica gigas induces immuno-stimulatory effects on innate immune cells. However, it is unclear whether A. gigas ’ adjuvant activity on the immune system can elicit anti-cancer res... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - July 18, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Seo Hyun Kim, Sung Won Lee, Hyun Jung Park, Sang Hee Lee, Won Kyun Im, Young Dong Kim, Kyung Hee Kim, Sang Jae Park, Seokmann Hong and Sung Ho Jeon Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Mechanical and aesthetics compatibility of Brazilian red propolis micellar nanocomposite as a cavity cleaning agent
Propolis is a natural substance produced by bees and is known to have antimicrobial activity. Our aim was to evaluate the antimicrobial effect of micellar nanocomposites loaded with an ethyl acetate extract of... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - July 18, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Isabel Cristina Celerino de Moraes Porto, Dayse Chaves Cardoso de Almeida, Gabriela Vasconcelos Calheiros de Oliveira Costa, Tayn á Stéphanie Sampaio Donato, Letícia Moreira Nunes, Ticiano Gomes do Nascimento, José Marcos dos Santos Oliveira, Carolina Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Curcumin derivative, 2,6-bis(2-fluorobenzylidene)cyclohexanone (MS65) inhibits interleukin-6 production through suppression of NF- κB and MAPK pathways in histamine-induced human keratinocytes cell (HaCaT)
Histamine is a well-known mediator involved in skin allergic responses through up-regulation of pro-inflammatory cytokines. Antihistamines remain the mainstay of allergy treatment, but they were found limited ... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - July 16, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Nurul Atika Razali, Nur Amiza Nazarudin, Kok Song Lai, Faridah Abas and Syahida Ahmad Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The prevention of 2,4-dinitrochlorobenzene-induced inflammation in atopic dermatitis-like skin lesions in BALB/c mice by Jawoongo
This study aimed to investigate whether Jawoongo ameliorates Atopic dermatitis (AD)-like pathology in mice and to understand i... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - July 13, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Jin Mo Ku, Se Hyang Hong, Soon Re Kim, Han-Seok Choi, Hyo In Kim, Dong Uk Kim, So Mi Oh, Hye Sook Seo, Tai Young Kim, Yong Cheol Shin, Chunhoo Cheon and Seong-Gyu Ko Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Effective antioxidant, antimicrobial and anticancer activities of essential oils of horticultural aromatic crops in northern Egypt
Identifying ornamental plants as new natural antioxidant and antimicrobial sources is always of great importance for the ornamental and horticultural industries. (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - July 13, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Hosam O. Elansary, Samir A. M. Abdelgaleil, Eman A. Mahmoud, Kowiyou Yessoufou, Khalid Elhindi and Salah El-Hendawy Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Ipomoea batatas L. Lam. ameliorates acute and chronic inflammations by suppressing inflammatory mediators, a comprehensive exploration using in vitro and in vivo models
Ipomoea batatas L. Lam. is a functional food and belongs to family Convolvulaceae. It is used as an antiinflammatory, aphrodisiac, antiasthmatic, anticonvalescent, antitumor, antanemic and antidiabetic agent by l... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - July 13, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Muhammad Majid, Bakht Nasir, Syeda Saniya Zahra, Muhammad Rashid Khan, Bushra Mirza and Ihsan-ul Haq Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Antibacterial efficacy of leaf extracts of Combretum album Pers. against some pathogenic bacteria
Plant derived medicines show significant contributions to mankind in treating infections of pathogenic bacteria. Recently plants are used in pharmaceutical industries for novel drug preparations because to ens... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - July 11, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Sunanda Burman, Kuntal Bhattacharya, Devaleena Mukherjee and Goutam Chandra Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Protective effects of Liuweiwuling tablets on carbon tetrachloride-induced hepatic fibrosis in rats
Liuweiwuling tablets (LWWL) are an herbal product that exerts remarkable effects on liver protection and aminotransferase levels, and they have been approved by the Chinese State Food and Drug Administration (... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - July 9, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Huimin Liu, Zhenfang Zhang, Huangwanyin Hu, Congen Zhang, Ming Niu, Ruishen Li, Jiabo Wang, Zhaofang Bai and Xiaohe Xiao Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Resveratrol prevents nanoparticles-induced inflammation and oxidative stress via downregulation of PKC- α and NADPH oxidase in lung epithelial A549 cells
Exposure to carbon black nanoparticles (CBNPs), a well-known industrial production, promotes pulmonary toxicity through inflammation and oxidative stress. Recent studies show that some polyphenols exert their ... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - July 9, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Hung-Te Hsu, Yu-Ting Tseng, Wen-Jhe Wong, Chi-Ming Liu and Yi-Ching Lo Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Perceptions of traditional Chinese medicine for chronic disease care and prevention: a cross-sectional study of Chinese hospital-based health care professionals
In China, demands for disease prevention and health care and the prevalence of chronic non-communicable diseases have increased. TCM and general hospitals are increasingly utilizing TCM strategies for chronic ... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - July 6, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Xiaoqing Fan, Fanli Meng, Dahui Wang, Qing Guo, Zhuoyu Ji, Lei Yang and Atsushi Ogihara Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Water extract of Clinacanthus nutans leaves exhibits in vitro, ex vivo and in vivo anti-angiogenic activities in endothelial cell via suppression of cell proliferation
This study a... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - July 6, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Chin Theng Ng, Lai Yen Fong, Jun Jie Tan, Nor Fadilah Rajab, Faridah Abas, Khozirah Shaari, Kok Meng Chan, Fariza Juliana and Yoke Keong Yong Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Impact of a structured yoga program on blood pressure reduction among hypertensive patients: study protocol for a pragmatic randomized multicenter trial in primary health care settings in Nepal
Hypertension control remains a major global challenge. The behavioral approaches recommended for blood pressure reduction are stress reduction, increased exercise and healthy dietary habits. Some study finding... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - July 5, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Raja Ram Dhungana, Mahesh Kumar Khanal, Suira Joshi, Om Prakash Kalauni, Anu Shakya, Vijay Bhrutel, Savyata Panthi, Ramesh Kumar KC, Binod Ghimire, Achyut Raj Pandey, Bihungum Bista, Binaya Sapkota, Shiva Ram Khatiwoda, Craig Steven McLachlan and Dinesh N Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

Phenolic profile, anti-inflammatory, antinociceptive, anti-ulcerogenic and hepatoprotective activities of Pimenta racemosa leaves
Pimenta racemosa tree has many traditional uses where its leaves are used as herbal tea for treatment of flatulence, gastric disorder, osteoarthritis, colds and fever in addition to its analgesic and anti-inflamm... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - July 5, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Fatma Abd-elkader Moharram, Amal Amin Al-Gendy, Siham Mostafa El-Shenawy, Bassant M. Ibrahim and Mohamed A. Zarka Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Effects of a hydroalcoholic extract of Juglans regia (walnut) leaves on blood glucose and major cardiovascular risk factors in type 2 diabetic patients: a double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial
We aimed to evaluate the effects of a hydroalcoholic extract of Juglans regia L. leaves on blood glucose level and cardiovascular risk factors in type 2 diabetic patients. (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - July 4, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Khadijeh Rabiei, Mohammad Ali Ebrahimzadeh, Majid Saeedi, Adele Bahar, Ozra Akha and Zahra Kashi Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Oleanolic acid attenuates TGF- β1-induced epithelial-mesenchymal transition in NRK-52E cells
Epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) plays an important role in the progression of renal interstitial fibrosis, which finally leads to renal failure. Oleanolic acid (OA), an activator of NF-E2-related fa... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - July 4, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Wei-ming He, Jia-qi Yin, Xu-dong Cheng, Xun Lu, Li Ni, Yi Xi, Gui-dong Yin, Guo-yuan Lu, Wei Sun and Ming-gang Wei Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Exploring the combination and modular characteristics of herbs for alopecia treatment in traditional Chinese medicine: an association rule mining and network analysis study
Although alopecia affects the quality of life, its pathogenesis is unknown, because cellular interactions in the hair follicle are complex. Several authors have suggested using herbal medicine to treat alopeci... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - July 4, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Jungtae Leem, Wonmo Jung, Yohwan Kim, Bonghyun Kim and Kyuseok Kim Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Antibacterial interactions, anti-inflammatory and cytotoxic effects of four medicinal plant species
This study was aimed at investigating... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - July 3, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Refilwe G. Kudumela, Lyndy J. McGaw and Peter Masoko Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Chemical composition, antioxidant, antimicrobial and Antiproliferative activities of essential oil of Mentha spicata L. (Lamiaceae) from Algerian Saharan atlas
Mentha spicata (M. spicata) is a member of Lamiaceae that spreads mainly in the temperate and sub-temperate zones of the world. It is considered as a rich source of essential oils, which is widely used in pharmac... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - July 3, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Sanaa K. Bardaweel, Boulanouar Bakchiche, Husam A. ALSalamat, Maria Rezzoug, Abdelaziz Gherib and Guido Flamini Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Cytotoxic properties of the anthraquinone derivatives isolated from the roots of Rubia philippinensis
In this study, anthraquinone derivatives (Compounds 1 –5) were evaluated for their anti-cancer potenti... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - July 3, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Vivek K. Bajpai, Md Badrul Alam, Khong Trong Quan, Hee-Jeong Choi, Hongyan An, Mi-Kyoung Ju, Sang-Han Lee, Yun Suk Huh, Young-Kyu Han and MinKyun Na Tags: Research article Source Type: research

10-hydroxy-2-decenoic acid of royal jelly exhibits bactericide and anti-inflammatory activity in human colon cancer cells
Royal jelly (RJ), the exclusive food for the larva of queen honeybee, is regarded as the novel supplement to promote human health. The function of RJ may be attributed to its major and unique fatty acid, 10-hy... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - July 3, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Yuan-Chang Yang, Wing-Ming Chou, Debora Arny Widowati, I-Ping Lin and Chi-Chung Peng Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Reducing antibiotic use for uncomplicated urinary tract infection in general practice by treatment with uva-ursi (REGATTA) – a double-blind, randomized, controlled comparative effectiveness trial
Uncomplicated urinary tract infections (UTI) are common in general practice and usually treated with antibiotics. This contributes to increasing resistance rates of uropathogenic bacteria. A previous trial sho... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - July 3, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Kambiz Afshar, Nina Fleischmann, Guido Schmiemann, Jutta Bleidorn, Eva Hummers-Pradier, Tim Friede, Karl Wegscheider, Michael Moore and Ildik ó Gágyor Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

A 12-week evaluation of annatto tocotrienol supplementation for postmenopausal women: safety, quality of life, body composition, physical activity, and nutrient intake
This study was to evaluate the safety of a 12-week supplem... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - June 28, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Chwan-Li Shen, Shu Wang, Shengping Yang, Michael D. Tomison, Mehrnaz Abbasi, Lei Hao, Sheyenne Scott, Md Shahjalal Khan, Amanda W. Romero, Carol K. Felton and Huanbiao Mo Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Probiotic fermentation augments the skin anti-photoaging properties of Agastache rugosa through up-regulating antioxidant components in UV-B-irradiated HaCaT keratinocytes
Agastache rugosa (Fisch.& C.A.Mey.) Kuntze (Korean mint) is used to treat diverse types of human disorders in traditional medicine. In recent years, its non-fermented leaf extract (ARE) has been shown to possess... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - June 26, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Daehyun Shin, Yoonjin Lee, Yu-Hua Huang, Hye-Won Lim, Kyounghee Jang, Dae-Duk Kim and Chang-Jin Lim Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The potential of Olea europaea extracts to prevent TGF β1-induced epithelial to mesenchymal transition in human nasal respiratory epithelial cells
One of the molecular mechanisms involved in upper airway-related diseases is epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT). Olea europaea (OE) has anti-inflammatory properties and thus, great potential to prevent EM... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - June 26, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Rabiatul Adawiyah Razali, Nik Ahmad Hafiz Nik Ahmad Eid, Turkambigai Jayaraman, Muhammad Asyrafi Amir Hassan, Nabilah Qistina Azlan, Nur Farhana Ismail, Nur Qisya Afifah Veronica Sainik, Muhammad Dain Yazid, Yogeswaran Lokanathan, Aminuddin Bin Saim and R Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Water/ethanol extract of Cucumis sativus L. fruit attenuates lipopolysaccharide-induced inflammatory response in endothelial cells
It is widely accepted the key role of endothelium in the onset of many chronic and acute vascular and cardiovascular diseases. (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - June 25, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Chiara Bernardini, Augusta Zannoni, Martina Bertocchi, Irvin Tubon, Mercedes Fernandez and Monica Forni Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Coconut water vinegar ameliorates recovery of acetaminophen induced liver damage in mice
Coconut water has been commonly consumed as a beverage for its multiple health benefits while vinegar has been used as common seasoning and a traditional Chinese medicine. The present study investigates the po... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - June 25, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Nurul Elyani Mohamad, Swee Keong Yeap, Boon-Kee Beh, Huynh Ky, Kian Lam Lim, Wan Yong Ho, Shaiful Adzni Sharifuddin, Kamariah Long and Noorjahan Banu Alitheen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Naringin ameliorates the high glucose-induced rat mesangial cell inflammatory reaction by modulating the NLRP3 Inflammasome
The Nucleotide binding and oligomerization domain-like receptorfamily pyrin domain-containing 3 (NLRP3)-inflammasome plays an important role in various diseases, including a variety of kidney diseases. Naringi... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - June 22, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Fenqin Chen, Guozhu Wei, Jiao Xu, Xiaoyu Ma and Qiuyue Wang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Dendrobium nobile Lindley and its bibenzyl component moscatilin are able to protect retinal cells from ischemia/hypoxia by dowregulating placental growth factor and upregulating Norrie disease protein
Presumably, progression of developmental retinal vascular disorders is mainly driven by persistent ischemia/hypoxia. An investigation into vision-threatening retinal ischemia remains important. Our aim was to ... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - June 22, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Wen-Haur Chao, Ming-Yi Lai, Hwai-Tzong Pan, Huei-Wen Shiu, Mi-Mi Chen and Hsiao-Ming Chao Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Prescription patterns of traditional Chinese medicine amongst Taiwanese children: a population-based cohort study
Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has been used by Chinese patients and in many other countries worldwide. However, epidemiological reports and prescription patterns on children are few. (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - June 22, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Hwey-Fang Liang, Yao-Hsu Yang, Pau-Chung Chen, Hsing-Chun Kuo, Chia-Hao Chang, Ying-Hsiang Wang and Kuang-Ming Wu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Hand-foot-mouth disease and use of steroids, intravenous immunoglobulin, and traditional Chinese herbs in a tertiary hospital in Shantou, China
In contrast to the guidelines of World Health Organization (WHO) and United States-Centers for Disease Control and prevention (US-CDC), the Chinese national guidelines recommend the use of steroids, intravenou... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - June 20, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dangui Zhang, Jieling Chen and William Ba-Thein Tags: Research article Source Type: research