Garlic: a review of potential therapeutic effects.

Garlic

Garlic: a review of potential therapeutic effects. Avicenna J Phytomed. 2014 Jan;4(1):1-14 Authors: Bayan L, Koulivand PH, Gorji A Abstract Throughout history, many different cultures have recognized the potential use of garlic for prevention and treatment of different diseases. Recent studies support the effects of garlic and its extracts in a wide range of applications. […]

Synergistic anticancer effects of a bioactive subfraction of Strobilanthes crispus and tamoxifen on MCF-7 and MDA-MB-231 human breast cancer cell lines.

Synergistic anticancer effects of a bioactive subfraction of Strobilanthes crispus and tamoxifen on MCF-7 and MDA-MB-231 human breast cancer cell lines. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2014 Jul 18;14(1):252 Authors: Yaacob NS, Kamal NN, Norazmi MN Abstract BACKGROUND: Development of tumour resistance to chemotherapeutic drugs and concerns over their toxic effects has led to the increased […]

Medicinal herbs and methodologies for their pharmaceutical compounding in the West Bank/Palestine.

Medicinal herbs and methodologies for their pharmaceutical compounding in the West Bank/Palestine. Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2014 Jun 21; Authors: Al-Ramahi R, Jaradat N, Zaid AN, Vincieri FF, Asmaa M Abstract The aim of this study was to carry an ethnopharmacological survey on medicinal herbs and the methodology used in extraction of active compounds. A […]

Induction of clinical response and remission of inflammatory bowel disease by use of herbal medicines: a meta-analysis.

Intestine

Induction of clinical response and remission of inflammatory bowel disease by use of herbal medicines: a meta-analysis. World J Gastroenterol. 2013 Sep 14;19(34):5738-49 Authors: Rahimi R, Nikfar S, Abdollahi M Abstract AIM: To evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of herbal medicines in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) by conducting a meta-analysis. METHODS: Electronic databases were searched […]

Isolation and antiproliferative activity of Lotus corniculatus lectin towards human tumour cell lines.

Isolation and antiproliferative activity of Lotus corniculatus lectin towards human tumour cell lines. Phytomedicine. 2013 Dec 15;21(1):30-8 Authors: Rafiq S, Majeed R, Qazi AK, Ganai BA, Wani I, Rakhshanda S, Qurishi Y, Sharma PR, Hamid A, Masood A, Hamid R Abstract The objective of the study was to investigate the anti cancer activity of a […]

Ginger extract inhibits biofilm formation by Pseudomonas aeruginosa PA14.

Ginger extract inhibits biofilm formation by Pseudomonas aeruginosa PA14. PLoS One. 2013;8(9):e76106 Authors: Kim HS, Park HD Abstract Bacterial biofilm formation can cause serious problems in clinical and industrial settings, which drives the development or screening of biofilm inhibitors. Some biofilm inhibitors have been screened from natural products or modified from natural compounds. Ginger has […]

Use of selenium-silymarin mix reduces lower urinary tract symptoms and prostate specific antigen in men.

Milk Thistle

Use of selenium-silymarin mix reduces lower urinary tract symptoms and prostate specific antigen in men. Phytomedicine. 2013 Dec 15;21(1):75-81 Authors: Vostalova J, Vidlar A, Ulrichova J, Vrbkova J, Simanek V, Student V Abstract The aim of this double-blind, placebo controlled clinical trial was to assess the effects of a combination of selenium and silymarin in […]

Free-radical scavenging activity and antibacterial impact of Greek oregano isolates obtained by SFE.

Free-radical scavenging activity and antibacterial impact of Greek oregano isolates obtained by SFE. Food Chem. 2014 Dec 15;165C:307-315 Authors: Stamenic M, Vulic J, Djilas S, Misic D, Tadic V, Petrovic S, Zizovic I Abstract The antioxidant and antibacterial properties of Greek oregano extracts obtained by fractional supercritical fluid extraction (SFE) with carbon dioxide were investigated […]

Nutraceutical value of black cherry Prunus serotina Ehrh. fruits: antioxidant and antihypertensive properties.

Black Cherry

Nutraceutical value of black cherry Prunus serotina Ehrh. fruits: antioxidant and antihypertensive properties. Molecules. 2013;18(12):14597-612 Authors: Luna-Vázquez FJ, Ibarra-Alvarado C, Rojas-Molina A, Rojas-Molina JI, Yahia EM, Rivera-Pastrana DM, Rojas-Molina A, Zavala-Sánchez MÁ Abstract In Mexico black cherry (Prunus serotina Ehrh.) fruits are consumed fresh, dried or prepared in jam. Considering the evidence that has linked […]

Hibiscus sabdariffa L. – A phytochemical and pharmacological review.

Hibiscus sabdariffa L. – A phytochemical and pharmacological review. Food Chem. 2014 Dec 15;165C:424-443 Authors: Da-Costa-Rocha I, Bonnlaender B, Sievers H, Pischel I, Heinrich M Abstract Hibiscus sabdariffa L. (Hs, roselle; Malvaceae) has been used traditionally as a food, in herbal drinks, in hot and cold beverages, as a flavouring agent in the food industry […]

Relaxation for perimenopausal and postmenopausal symptoms.

Relaxation for perimenopausal and postmenopausal symptoms. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2014 Jul 20;7:CD008582 Authors: Saensak S, Vutyavanich T, Somboonporn W, Srisurapanont M Abstract BACKGROUND: Since the time of publication of the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) study, menopausal symptom management has become more complex because of increased awareness of the risks associated with hormone replacement therapy […]

Simultaneous multi-determination and transfer of eight pesticide residues from green tea leaves to infusion using gas chromatography.

Green Tea

Simultaneous multi-determination and transfer of eight pesticide residues from green tea leaves to infusion using gas chromatography. Food Chem. 2014 Dec 15;165C:532-539 Authors: Cho SK, Abd El-Aty AM, Rahman MM, Choi JH, Shim JH Abstract A method for determining eight pesticide (cyhalothrin, flufenoxuron, fenitrothion, EPN, bifenthrin, difenoconazole, triflumizole, and azoxystrobin) residues in made green tea […]

Viscum album in the Treatment of a Girl With Refractory Childhood Absence Epilepsy.

Viscum album

Viscum Album in the Treatment of a Girl With Refractory Childhood Absence Epilepsy. J Child Neurol. 2014 Jul 17; Authors: von Schoen-Angerer T, Madeleyn R, Kienle G, Kiene H, Vagedes J Abstract Viscum album (European mistletoe) extracts have known immunomodulatory effects but little data exist on anticonvulsant activity despite its usefulness having been reported for […]

Nutraceuticals in Lipid-Lowering Treatment: A Narrative Review on the Role of Chitosan.

Nutraceuticals in Lipid-Lowering Treatment: A Narrative Review on the Role of Chitosan. Angiology. 2014 Jul 18; Authors: Patti AM, Katsiki N, Nikolic D, Al-Rasadi K, Rizzo M Abstract Lipid-lowering drugs may cause adverse effects and, although lipid targets may be achieved, a substantial residual cardiovascular (CV) risk remains. Treatment with agents mimicking proteins present in […]

Lupeol induces apoptosis and inhibits invasion in gallbladder carcinoma GBC-SD cells by suppression of EGFR/MMP-9 signaling pathway.

Lupeol induces apoptosis and inhibits invasion in gallbladder carcinoma GBC-SD cells by suppression of EGFR/MMP-9 signaling pathway. Cytotechnology. 2014 Jul 19; Authors: Liu Y, Bi T, Shen G, Li Z, Wu G, Wang Z, Qian L, Gao Q Abstract The cytostatic drug from fruits and other plant derived products have acted as a chemotherapeutic agent […]

Procyanidin, anthocyanin, and chlorogenic acid contents of highbush and lowbush blueberries.

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Procyanidin, anthocyanin, and chlorogenic acid contents of highbush and lowbush blueberries. J Agric Food Chem. 2012 Jun 13;60(23):5772-8 Authors: Rodriguez-Mateos A, Cifuentes-Gomez T, Tabatabaee S, Lecras C, Spencer JP Abstract The health benefits of blueberry consumption on the vascular system and brain are mediated in part by their flavonoid content. In light of this, six […]

Cranberry proanthocyanidins: natural weapons against periodontal diseases.

Cranberry proanthocyanidins: natural weapons against periodontal diseases. J Agric Food Chem. 2012 Jun 13;60(23):5728-35 Authors: Feghali K, Feldman M, La VD, Santos J, Grenier D Abstract Cranberry ( Vaccinium macrocarpon ) is known to have a beneficial effect on several aspects of human health. Proanthocyanidins (PACs), the most abundant flavonoids extracted from red cranberry fruits, […]

The blackberry fruit: a review on its composition and chemistry, metabolism and bioavailability, and health benefits.

The blackberry fruit: a review on its composition and chemistry, metabolism and bioavailability, and health benefits. J Agric Food Chem. 2012 Jun 13;60(23):5716-27 Authors: Kaume L, Howard LR, Devareddy L Abstract Blackberry (Rubus sp.) fruit contains high levels of anthocyanins and other phenolic compounds, mainly flavonols and ellagitannins, which contribute to its high antioxidant capacity […]

Emerging research supporting the positive effects of berries on human health and disease prevention.

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Emerging research supporting the positive effects of berries on human health and disease prevention. J Agric Food Chem. 2012 Jun 13;60(23):5685-6 Authors: Seeram NP Abstract The cluster of papers included here is taken from research presentations at the most recent Berry Health Benefits Symposium (BHBS). The BHBS is a biennial conference that was initiated in […]

Grape-seed procyanidins prevent the cafeteria-diet-induced decrease of glucagon-like peptide-1 production.

Grape-seed procyanidins prevent the cafeteria-diet-induced decrease of glucagon-like peptide-1 production. J Agric Food Chem. 2014 Feb 5;62(5):1066-72 Authors: González-Abuín N, Martínez-Micaelo N, Blay M, Ardévol A, Pinent M Abstract Grape-seed procyanidin extract (GSPE) has been reported to improve insulin resistance in cafeteria rats. Because glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) is involved in glucose homeostasis, the preventive effects […]