Bioactivity of methanolic extract of Brassica juncea in animal model of diabetes mellitus
ConclusionThe study showed anti-hyperglycemic and anti-oxidative properties of methanolic extract of B. juncea. (Source: Chinese Herbal Medicines)
Source: Chinese Herbal Medicines - September 26, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

New progress of interdisciplinary research between network toxicology, quality markers and TCM network pharmacology
Publication date: Available online 24 September 2019Source: Chinese Herbal MedicinesAuthor(s): Shao Li, Qing-yang Ding (Source: Chinese Herbal Medicines)
Source: Chinese Herbal Medicines - September 25, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

In vivo investigation of antimicrobial effects of cinnamaldehyde using immunosuppressed ICR mice with invasive pulmonary aspergillosis
This study aims to investigate the effects of cinnamaldehyde on 1,3-β-D-glucans in the pulmonary Aspergillus fumigatus cell wall to provide a basis for developing novel antifungal drugs.MethodsImmunosuppressed ICR mice were intranasally inoculated with 50 µL of A. fumigatus suspension (1 × 107 CFU/mL) and then separated into two groups, for the experimental group cinnamaldehyde was orally administered at 240 mg/kg/d consecutively for 14 d. While for the control group, voriconazole was used to treat the fungus infection. Pulmonary tissues were then extracted for 1,3-β-D-glucans assay and electron m...
Source: Chinese Herbal Medicines - September 25, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

A phytochemical study on Dichocarpum auriculatum, an endangered medicinal plant peculiar to China
ConclusionCompound 13 is a new diester terephthalate derivative. All the compounds are obtained from the genus Dichocarpum for the first time, and compounds 9 and 10 have potential chemotaxonomic significance to the genus Dichocarpum. (Source: Chinese Herbal Medicines)
Source: Chinese Herbal Medicines - September 23, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Synergistic effect of α-mangostin on antibacterial activity of tetracycline, erythromycin, and clindamycin against acne involved bacteria
ConclusionThese findings suggested that α-mangostin may be used to enhance the antibacterial activity of some antibiotics against bacteria involved in acne production. (Source: Chinese Herbal Medicines)
Source: Chinese Herbal Medicines - September 22, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Monosaccharide analysis and fingerprinting identification of polysaccharides from Poria cocos and Polyporus umbellatus by HPLC combined with chemometrics methods
Conclusion: The fingerprint analysis method of monosaccharide composition of water-soluble polysaccharides can distinguish Poria cocos and Polyporus umbellatus, and can be applied for the authentication or quality control for Poria cocos and Polyporus umbellatus. (Source: Chinese Herbal Medicines)
Source: Chinese Herbal Medicines - September 19, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

In vitro anti-Helicobacter pylori activity of aqueous extract from Persian Oak testa
This study is aimed at assessing the antimicrobial activity of aqueous extract obtained from Quercus brantii var. persica seed coat (Testa) on H. pylori isolated from gastric biopsy specimens.MethodsSuch specimens were collected from 100 patients presenting with endoscopic gastroduodenal findings. Testa extracts were prepared from Persian Oak forests in the province of Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad, IRAN. H. pylori isolates were obtained by a series of standard bacteriology tests and cell culture, then were confirmed by PCR. The activity of testa extracts towards 25 H. pylori isolates was assessed by well diffusion method, mi...
Source: Chinese Herbal Medicines - September 17, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Dendrobium orchid polysaccharide extract: Preparation, characterization and in vivo skin hydrating efficacy
Publication date: Available online 11 September 2019Source: Chinese Herbal MedicinesAuthor(s): Mayuree Kanlayavattanakul, Tamonpatch Pawakongbun, Nattaya LourithABSTRACTObjectiveDendrobium spp., the major globally commercializing tropical orchid, has been continuously used in Chinese medicine. However, preparation and standardization of this therapeutic orchid including its clinical evidence for topical application are sparely to be exploited. Methods: Maceration of the white orchid (Dendrobium cv. Khao Sanan) in water was varied on the extraction time. The extraction yields and total polysaccharide content of the extracts...
Source: Chinese Herbal Medicines - September 12, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Chemical constituents from heartwoods of Caesalpinia sappan with antiplatelet aggregation activities
ConclusionAntiplatelet compounds from C. sappan targeting at PAR4 are reported for the first time. (Source: Chinese Herbal Medicines)
Source: Chinese Herbal Medicines - September 11, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Boost anti-oxidant activity of yogurt with extract and hydrolysate of cinnamon residues
This study was conducted to explore the potential use of cinnamon residues (twigs and leaves) in boosting the anti-oxidant activity of yogurt.MethodsThe cinnamon bark was used as the benchmark. The extracts of cinnamon bark (BW), twigs residue (TW), and leaves residue (LW) were prepared by using water, whereas the hydrolysates of cinnamon bark (BE), twigs residue (TE) and leaves residue (LE) were prepared via cellulase hydrolysis. The extracts and hydrolysates were then co-fermented respectively with the skimmed milk to produce yogurt.ResultsResults obtained indicated that BW and TE yogurt possessed the highest anti-oxidan...
Source: Chinese Herbal Medicines - September 9, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Prediction of quality markers of traditional Chinese medicines based on network pharmacology
Publication date: Available online 2 September 2019Source: Chinese Herbal MedicinesAuthor(s): Yu-li Wang, Tao Cui, Ya-zhuo Li, Mao-liang Liao, Hong-bing Zhang, Wen-bin Hou, Tie-jun Zhang, Liang Liu, He Huang, Chang-xiao LiuAbstractNetwork pharmacology is a powerful tool to reflect the pharmacologically active effects, mechanism of action and toxic activity of traditional Chinese medicines (TCMs). The ingredients of TCMs, associated with quality control of TCM products, are those fundamental chemicals that exhibit biological activities. A great amount of effort has been made by scientists in that field in order to improve t...
Source: Chinese Herbal Medicines - September 3, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Network toxicology and LC-MS-based metabolomics: New approaches for mechanism of action of toxic components in traditional Chinese medicines
In this study, we reviewed the application of network toxicology based on LC-MS metabolomics, mainly in the study of toxic components and the toxicity mechanism of TCMs, which provides new ideas and methods for the further study of the toxicity mechanism of TCMs. (Source: Chinese Herbal Medicines)
Source: Chinese Herbal Medicines - August 30, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Hypoglycemic and antioxidant activities of Clerodendrum inerme leaf extract on streptozotocin-induced diabetic models in mice
ConclusionThese findings suggested that C. inerme leaves have potent antidiabetic and anti-oxidant activities. The results provide reliable scientific base, which is the premise for further research and development of CILE as supplements. (Source: Chinese Herbal Medicines)
Source: Chinese Herbal Medicines - August 19, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Selection of quality markers of Jasminum amplexicaule based on its anti-diarrheal and anti-inflammatory activities: Effect-target affiliation-traceability-pharmacokinetics strategy
ConclusionsThe present study accurately and effectively identified QMs of J. amplexicaule that act as indicators of efficacy and quality. (Source: Chinese Herbal Medicines)
Source: Chinese Herbal Medicines - August 19, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

An important mechanism of herb-induced hepatotoxicity: To produce RMs based on active functional groups-containing ingredients from phytomedicine by binding CYP450s
Publication date: Available online 9 July 2019Source: Chinese Herbal MedicinesAuthor(s): Xin He, Zi-jun Wu, Li-li Wang, Xue Gao, Yue Hai, Wen-li Liu, Le-mei Du, Lei Zhang, Ai-hong Yang, Nan-nan HuangAbstractReactive metabolites (RMs) generated by hepatic metabolism are thought to play an important role in the pathogenesis of drug-induced liver injury (DILI). Like many synthetic drugs undergoing metabolic activation to form RMs which are often associated with drug toxicity, it is recognized that some herbal components may be also converted to toxic, or even mutagenetic and carcinogenic metabolites by cytochrome P450s (CYP45...
Source: Chinese Herbal Medicines - July 10, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Building a bridge between ecology and Chinese herbal medicines
Publication date: Available online 9 July 2019Source: Chinese Herbal MedicinesAuthor(s): Rui Fang, George He (Source: Chinese Herbal Medicines)
Source: Chinese Herbal Medicines - July 10, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Comparative pharmacokinetics of naringin and neohesperidin after oral administration of flavonoid glycosides from Aurantii Fructus Immaturus in normal and gastrointestinal motility disorders mice
Publication date: Available online 20 June 2019Source: Chinese Herbal MedicinesAuthor(s): Zhi-ru Xu, Chun-hong Jiang, Si-yang Fan, Ren-jie Yan, ning Xie, Chun-zhen WuAbstractObjectiveTo compare the pharmacokinetics of naringin and neohesperidin after oral administration of Zhishi total flavonoid glycosides (ZSTFG) extracted from Aurantii Fructus Immaturus in normal and gastrointestinal motility disorders (GMD) mice.MethodsZSTFG was orally given to normal and GMD mice induced by atropine or dopamine. The plasma samples were incubated with β-glucuronidase/sulfatase, the total (free + conjugated) naringenin and hespe...
Source: Chinese Herbal Medicines - June 22, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

In vivo antiplasmodial potential of three herbal methanolic extracts in mice infected with Plasmodium berghei NK65
ConclusionsOverall results revealed that herbal plants may be active in the development of novel and cheap antimalarial compounds. (Source: Chinese Herbal Medicines)
Source: Chinese Herbal Medicines - June 19, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Synergistic activity of lawsone methyl ether in combination with some antibiotics and artocarpin against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Candida albicans, and Trychophyton rubrum
ConclusionLME in combination with clotrimazole exhibited synergy effect against C. albicans and T. rubrum. In combination with artocarpin, it showed synergy effect against MRSA. (Source: Chinese Herbal Medicines)
Source: Chinese Herbal Medicines - June 19, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Parasitic relationship of Cistanche deserticola and host-plant Haloxylon ammodendron based on genetic variation of host
In this study, 98 accessions of H. ammodendron seeds were collected from five regions covering almost the entire natural distribution of H. ammodendron in China. Their genetic variations were analyzed using AFLP and ITS by the maximum parsimony method, and a dendrogram was constructed using the unweighted pair-group method with arithmetic average (UPGMA). The parasitic rates of C. deserticola on different accessions of H. ammodendron were calculated in the field experiment.ResultsBoth AFLP and ITS methods consistently revealed that there was a high level of genetic diversity in the natural populations of H. ammodendron. Hi...
Source: Chinese Herbal Medicines - June 6, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Quinoline alkaloids isolated from Scolopendra subspinipes mutilans
ConclusionCompound 1 is a new compound from SSM. (Source: Chinese Herbal Medicines)
Source: Chinese Herbal Medicines - June 6, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Antiobesity and antihyperlipidemic effect of Ixora coccinea on Triton X-100 induced hyperlipidemia in rats: An approach to evaluate asymmetrical temperature distribution analysis using thermography
ConclusionThus, the results indicated that the I. coccinea can be a drug of choice to decrease the risk of complications associated with hyperlipidemia and obesity. (Source: Chinese Herbal Medicines)
Source: Chinese Herbal Medicines - May 31, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Mechanisms of Chinese medical formula Fangji Huangqi Decoction as an effective treatment of nephrotic syndrome based on systems pharmacology
ConclusionsThese results have successfully predicted the pharmacodynamic material basis and the mechanism efficiency of FHD in the treatment of NS. (Source: Chinese Herbal Medicines)
Source: Chinese Herbal Medicines - May 31, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Formulation optimization, in situ intestinal absorption and permeability of psoralen and isopsoralen
ConclusionsThe D-optimal design is valuable to optimize the SEDDS formulation and understand formulation compositions’ functions on SEDDS properties. (Source: Chinese Herbal Medicines)
Source: Chinese Herbal Medicines - May 31, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Berberine reverses LPS-induced repression of CYP7A1 through an anti-inflammatory effect
ConclusionBBR can offer an anti-inflammatory effect and reverse the inhibition of CYP7A1 and CYP8B1 expression caused by LPS treatment, as well as induce the production of bile acids in liver, probably via MAPK signaling; However, treatment with BBR had no effect on the size of total bile acid pool. (Source: Chinese Herbal Medicines)
Source: Chinese Herbal Medicines - May 24, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Identification of flower herbs in Chinese Pharmacopoeia based on DNA barcoding
ConclusionThe TCMD is powerful tool to identify flower herbs and the adulterants that frequently occurred in the flower herb market, especially online shops. (Source: Chinese Herbal Medicines)
Source: Chinese Herbal Medicines - May 24, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Award-winning projects and experts are role models for learning
Publication date: April 2019Source: Chinese Herbal Medicines, Volume 11, Issue 2Author(s): Chang-xiao Liu (Source: Chinese Herbal Medicines)
Source: Chinese Herbal Medicines - May 20, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Towards a scientific rationale for traditional properties of Chinese medicinal plants: “natures” and “flavors”
ConclusionAnalysis of the data in Xinjiang region of China supports the qualitative observations concerning natures and flavors in traditional theory of Chinese medicine property. Specifically, (i) certain natures and flavors co-occur more frequently than if randomly distributed; (ii) correlations between proportions of natures and flavors and climatic variables suggest a role for the environment in shaping the properties of CMM. (Source: Chinese Herbal Medicines)
Source: Chinese Herbal Medicines - May 15, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effects of Raphani Semen on anti-fatigue and pharmacokinetics of Panax ginseng
ConclusionThe anti-fatigue activity and pharmacokinetic results showed that Raphani Semen may reduce the pharmacological actions of P. ginseng. (Source: Chinese Herbal Medicines)
Source: Chinese Herbal Medicines - May 15, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Research and application of Portulaca oleracea in pharmaceutical area
Publication date: Available online 5 April 2019Source: Chinese Herbal MedicinesAuthor(s): Di Chen, Jun-na Yao, Ting Liu, Hai-yan Zhang, Rao-rao Li, Zhi-jie Zhang, Xue-zhu GuAbstractPurslane, a plant species used as medicine and food, is widely spread in most areas of China. It is also popular food in some Europe and Mediterranean countries. Purslane contains a variety of chemical constituents with pharmacological activities, such as antitumor, hypoglycemic, antioxidant, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory activities. It is also full of plenty of nutrients serving as a diet food or healthy food. Here we reviewed purslane in th...
Source: Chinese Herbal Medicines - April 6, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Applications of Pueraria lobata in treating diabetics and reducing alcohol drinking
This article reviews recent application of P. lobota in the treatment of diabetics and in reducing alcohol drinking. In view of its low toxicity profile, P. lobota stands an excellent chance to be developed as a phytomedicine for treating human diseases. (Source: Chinese Herbal Medicines)
Source: Chinese Herbal Medicines - April 6, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Non-Camellia Tea in China: Traditional usage, phytochemistry, and pharmacology
Publication date: Available online 5 April 2019Source: Chinese Herbal MedicinesAuthor(s): Kai Ren, Bi-qun Han, Li-juan Lv, Guo-jun Zhang, Lu-jing Lei, Xiao-rong Bai, Pei-gen Xiao, Min-hui LiAbstractNon-Camellia Tea, as an integral part of Chinese tea culture for several centuries, is important to prevent chronic metabolic diseases. However, it was not systematically studied until academician Pei-gen Xiao defined it. Hereby, Non-Camellia Tea was reviewed systematically in definition, classification, traditional functions, chemical compositions, and pharmacology. (Source: Chinese Herbal Medicines)
Source: Chinese Herbal Medicines - April 6, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Research and application of Alpinia officinarum in medicinal field
In this study, we summarized the current knowledge about its botanical resources, ethanopharmacological function, chemical constituents, pharmacologies and pharmacokinetics, safety and toxicity, and clinical application. (Source: Chinese Herbal Medicines)
Source: Chinese Herbal Medicines - April 6, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Metabolic profiling of icaritin in rats using UHPLC-Q/TOF-MS
ConclusionThe main metabolite types of icaritin in rats were glucuronide conjugation, methylation, hydroxylation, reduction, and acetylation. (Source: Chinese Herbal Medicines)
Source: Chinese Herbal Medicines - March 22, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Discrimination of toxic ingredient between raw and processed Pinellia ternata by UPLC/Q-TOF-MS/MS with principal component analysis and T-test
ConclusionAn approach to explain the mechanisms of reducing the toxicity in medicinal plants by processing was proposed. Moreover, the chemical markers of toxicity could be used to differentiate the raw material from processed herbs for the quality control and safety application in clinical practice. (Source: Chinese Herbal Medicines)
Source: Chinese Herbal Medicines - March 22, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Fumigant toxicity and sublethal effects of Teucrium polium essential oil on Aphis fabae scopoli A
ConclusionThe results of this study revealed that EO of T. polium could be used as a potential control agent for the aphid. (Source: Chinese Herbal Medicines)
Source: Chinese Herbal Medicines - March 14, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Ginsenoside Rd improves behavioral impairment of rats with acute plateau status by modulating synaptic plasticity
ConclusionLow pressure and low oxygen environment of plateau damages the plasticity changes of the synaptic structure and function. And to a certain extent, ginsenoside Rd reverses Gray I synaptic interface structure parameters, so as to improve the behavior performance of model rats at high altitude condition. (Source: Chinese Herbal Medicines)
Source: Chinese Herbal Medicines - March 12, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

A guinea pig model of Ciwujia Injection-induced anaphylaxis for allergic substance screening
ConclusionThis guinea pig model may provide a powerful tool to study the mechanism in CWJI induced anaphylaxis and screen the allergic source of CWJI. (Source: Chinese Herbal Medicines)
Source: Chinese Herbal Medicines - March 10, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effects and mechanism of total phenols of Magnolia officinalis combined with Maijunan Tablets on blood pressure of spontaneous hypertensive rats
ConclusionThese results indicated that M-MJA could regulate the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system, improve endothelial function, and inhibit CYP4A activity to reduce the production of 20-HETE, alleviate the oxidative stress disorder of the visceral organs, and eventually exert antihypertensive effect. Additionally, the anti-oxidant ability, regulating the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system and improving endothelial function of M-MJA are more powerful than that of MJA, suggesting that M-MJA may have a better anti-hypertensive effect than MJA. (Source: Chinese Herbal Medicines)
Source: Chinese Herbal Medicines - March 10, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effect of Marsdenia tenacissima extract on G2/M cell cycle arrest by upregulating 14-3-3σ and downregulating c-myc in vitro and in vivo
ConclusionG2/M cell cycle arrest occurred by the action of MTE, mediated by the upregulation of 14-3-3σ as well as downregulation of c-myc in MDA-MB-231 and MCF-7 cell lines. (Source: Chinese Herbal Medicines)
Source: Chinese Herbal Medicines - March 5, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Over-expressing root-specific β-amyrin synthase gene increases glycyrrhizic acid content in hairy roots of Glycyrrhiza uralensis
ConclusionOver-expressing GuBAS root-specifically in hairy roots of G. uralensis enhanced GA accumulation. (Source: Chinese Herbal Medicines)
Source: Chinese Herbal Medicines - March 5, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Fumigant toxicity and sublethal effects of Teucrium polium (Lamiaceae) essential oil on Aphis fabae Scopoli (Hemiptera: Aphididae)
ConclusionThe results of this study revealed that EO of T. polium could be used as a potential control agent for the aphid. (Source: Chinese Herbal Medicines)
Source: Chinese Herbal Medicines - March 5, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Tsc1/Tsc2 complex: A molecular target of capsaicin for protection against testicular torsion induced injury in rats
Publication date: Available online 5 March 2019Source: Chinese Herbal MedicinesAuthor(s): Nasim Javdan, Seyed Abdulmajid Ayatollahi, Muhammad Iqbal Choudhary, Safaa AlHasani, Farzad Kobarfard, Kobra Mokhtarian, Majid Khoshmirsafa, Athar AtaAbstractObjectiveThe detailed knowledge about protective effects of capsaicin (cap) and involved mechanisms against testicular torsion (TT) is still not available completely.MethodsMale Wistar rats were assigned into four major cohorts: (i) sham, (ii) TT, (iii) three subgroups subjected to TT and different doses of cap (100, 500, and 1000 μg/mL), and (iv) three subgroups of healthy an...
Source: Chinese Herbal Medicines - March 5, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Scutellarin protects human cardiac microvascular endothelial cells with hypoxia-reoxygenation injury via JAK2/STAT3 signal pathway
Publication date: January 2019Source: Chinese Herbal Medicines, Volume 11, Issue 1Author(s): Chen Chen, Zhi-ying Weng, You-lan Wang, Chang-bo Zheng, Yang Li, Jian Yang, Ze-lan Dai, Bai-xi Ji, Chuang Xiao, Wei-min YangAbstractObjectiveTo investigate the antagonistic cell injury effect and molecular mechanism of scutellarin (SCU) in hypoxia reoxygenation (HR) treated human cardiac microvascular endothelial cells (HCMECs).MethodsThe method of 12 h hypoxia following by 12 h reoxygenation was used to culture HCMECs in vitro to built cell injury model. The groups were divided into control group, model (HR) group, and HR +...
Source: Chinese Herbal Medicines - January 31, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

After a decade of persistent endeavor, Chinese Herbal Medicine is on the rise
Publication date: January 2019Source: Chinese Herbal Medicines, Volume 11, Issue 1Author(s): De-An Guo, Chang-xiao Liu (Source: Chinese Herbal Medicines)
Source: Chinese Herbal Medicines - January 31, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Combination therapy of tripterygium glycosides plus valsartan in diabetic nephropathy treatment: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Publication date: Available online 19 January 2019Source: Chinese Herbal MedicinesAuthor(s): Wan-chun Ye, Jian-zhong Ye, Cheng Zheng, Xiao-wei He, Jia-jie Huang, Ren YeABSTRACTObjectiveTo assess the efficacy and safety of the combination therapy of Chinese herbal medicines, tripterygium glycosides, plus valsartan for the treatment of diabetic nephropathy (DN).MethodsA comprehensive research of 12 electronic databases was performed. Data of the included studies were extracted and analyzed independently by two authors, and were synthesized using Review Manager (version 5.2) and Stata (version 12.0).ResultsA total of 12 rando...
Source: Chinese Herbal Medicines - January 20, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Quantitative and HPLC fingerprint analysis combined with chemometrics for quality evaluation of Codonopsis Radix processed with different methods
Conclusions: Our findings demonstrated that processing method had a big impact on the quality of Codonopsis Radix. Based on the results, the appropriate processing methods directed at different requirements were recommended. The study could lay a foundation for the reasonable processing of Codonopsis Radix in producing areas. (Source: Chinese Herbal Medicines)
Source: Chinese Herbal Medicines - January 4, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Rol genes enhance content of artemisinin and other secondary metabolites in Shennong hybrid of Artemisia annua
Conclusion: rolB and rolC genes were effective for developing A. annua plants with an enhanced level of phytochemicals. (Source: Chinese Herbal Medicines)
Source: Chinese Herbal Medicines - January 4, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Traditional Chinese medicines treating macrophage: A particular strategy for atherosclerosis
Publication date: Available online 7 December 2018Source: Chinese Herbal MedicinesAuthor(s): Shan Lu, Yun Luo, Gui-bo Sun, Xiao-bo SunAbstractAtherosclerosis is a major cause of cardiovascular disease and one of the most deadly diseases in the world. Macrophages are the main contributors in the development of atherosclerosis, a target that drugs inhibit the inflammation and regulate lipid metabolism. In this review, we summarized the effects and mechanisms of traditional Chinese medicines and their bioactive compounds on atherosclerosis. (Source: Chinese Herbal Medicines)
Source: Chinese Herbal Medicines - December 8, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Neuroprotective effect of Sanqi Tongshuan Tablets on sequelae post-stroke in rats
Publication date: Available online 6 December 2018Source: Chinese Herbal MedicinesAuthor(s): Weiting Wang, Chunhua Hao, Shaoxiang Zhang, Xianghua Zhang, Feng Guo, Shuangyong Sun, Rui Zhang, Zhuanyou Zhao, Lida TangAbstractObjective: To identify the therapeutic effect and possible mechanisms of Chinese medicine Sanqi Tongshuan Tablets (SQTS) on sequelae post-stroke in rats.Methods: The rat cerebral ischemia sequelae post-stroke models were successfully induced by blocking the middle cerebral artery with electric coagulator after the seventh week and balance beam test ≤4. The rats were then received with SQTS (0.5, 1, and...
Source: Chinese Herbal Medicines - December 7, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research