Hepatoprotective effects of kombucha tea: identification of functional strains and quantification of functional components.

Kombucha

Hepatoprotective effects of kombucha tea: identification of functional strains and quantification of functional components. J Sci Food Agric. 2014 Jan 30;94(2):265-72 Authors: Wang Y, Ji B, Wu W, Wang R, Yang Z, Zhang D, Tian W Abstract BACKGROUND: Kombucha tea (KT), a traditional health beverage containing potential hepatoprotective agents, is fermented from sugared tea by a […]

Pharmacokinetics and safety of resveratrol derivatives in humans after oral administration of melinjo (Gnetum gnemon L.) seed extract powder.

Pharmacokinetics and safety of resveratrol derivatives in humans after oral administration of melinjo (Gnetum gnemon L.) seed extract powder. J Agric Food Chem. 2014 Feb 26;62(8):1999-2007 Authors: Tani H, Hikami S, Iizuna S, Yoshimatsu M, Asama T, Ota H, Kimura Y, Tatefuji T, Hashimoto K, Higaki K Abstract Fruits and seeds of melinjo (Gnetum gnemon […]

Effects of Chinese herbs combined with in vitro fertilization and embryo transplantation on infertility: a clinical randomized controlled trial.

Effects of Chinese herbs combined with in vitro fertilization and embryo transplantation on infertility: a clinical randomized controlled trial. J Tradit Chin Med. 2014 Jun;34(3):267-73 Authors: Guo J, Li D, Liu C, Ji X, Li R, Du X Abstract OBJECTIVE: To assess the effects of using Chinese herbs in assisted reproductive technology. METHODS: Four hundred […]

The review of innovative integration of Kampo medicine and Western medicine as personalized medicine at the first multidisciplinary pain center in Japan.

Angelica acutiloba

The review of innovative integration of Kampo medicine and Western medicine as personalized medicine at the first multidisciplinary pain center in Japan. EPMA J. 2014;5(1):10 Authors: Arai YC, Yasui H, Isai H, Kawai T, Nishihara M, Sato J, Ikemoto T, Inoue S, Ushida T Abstract BACKGROUND: The Japanese medical system is unique because it is […]

Traditional uses of plants in a rural community of Mozambique and possible links with Miombo degradation and harvesting sustainability.

Traditional uses of plants in a rural community of Mozambique and possible links with Miombo degradation and harvesting sustainability. J Ethnobiol Ethnomed. 2014 Jul 23;10(1):59 Authors: Bruschi P, Mancini M, Mattioli E, Morganti M, Signorini MA Abstract BACKGROUND: Miombo woodlands play an important role in the livelihood of people living in sub-equatorial African countries, contributing […]

Brazilian medicinal plants to treat upper respiratory tract and bronchial illness: systematic review and meta-analyses-study protocol.

Lungs

Brazilian medicinal plants to treat upper respiratory tract and bronchial illness: systematic review and meta-analyses-study protocol. BMJ Open. 2014;4(7):e005267 Authors: Lopes LC, Silva MC, Motta CB, Macho Quirós A, Biavatti MW, de Oliveira JC, Guyatt G Abstract INTRODUCTION: Respiratory illness, often associated with cough and sputum, is frequent. In Brazil, herbal medicines are often recommended […]

Effectiveness of antioxidants (propolis, blueberry, vitamin E) associated with verapamil in the medical management of Peyronie’s disease: a study of 151 cases.

Effectiveness of antioxidants (propolis, blueberry, vitamin E) associated with verapamil in the medical management of Peyronie’s disease: a study of 151 cases. Int J Androl. 2012 Aug;35(4):521-7 Authors: Paulis G, D’Ascenzo R, Nupieri P, De Giorgio G, Orsolini G, Brancato T, Alvaro R Abstract A total of 151 patients (age: 24-74 years, mean: 55 ± […]

Influence of combinations of digitonin with selected phenolics, terpenoids, and alkaloids on the expression and activity of P-glycoprotein in leukaemia and colon cancer cells.

Influence of combinations of digitonin with selected phenolics, terpenoids, and alkaloids on the expression and activity of P-glycoprotein in leukaemia and colon cancer cells. Phytomedicine. 2013 Dec 15;21(1):47-61 Authors: Eid SY, El-Readi MZ, Eldin EE, Fatani SH, Wink M Abstract P-glycoprotein (P-gp or MDR1) is an ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporter. It is involved in the […]

The effect of an artificial tear combining hyaluronic acid and tamarind seeds polysaccharide in patients with moderate dry eye syndrome: a new treatment for dry eye.

Tamarind

The effect of an artificial tear combining hyaluronic acid and tamarind seeds polysaccharide in patients with moderate dry eye syndrome: a new treatment for dry eye. Eur J Ophthalmol. 2014 Mar-Apr;24(2):173-8 Authors: Barabino S, Rolando M, Nardi M, Bonini S, Aragona P, Traverso CE Abstract PURPOSE: Synergistic interactions between hyaluronic acid (HA) and tamarind seed […]

Antioxidant activity of Syzygium cumini leaf gall extracts.

Antioxidant activity of Syzygium cumini leaf gall extracts. Bioimpacts. 2014;4(2):101-7 Authors: Eshwarappa RS, Iyer RS, Subbaramaiah SR, Richard SA, Dhananjaya BL Abstract Introduction: Free radicals are implicated in several metabolic diseases and the medicinal properties of plants have been explored for their potent antioxidant activities to counteract metabolic disorders. This research highlights the chemical composition […]

Traditional Korean East Asian medicines and herbal formulations for cognitive impairment.

Traditional Korean East Asian medicines and herbal formulations for cognitive impairment. Molecules. 2013;18(12):14670-93 Authors: Kumar H, Song SY, More SV, Kang SM, Kim BW, Kim IS, Choi DK Abstract Hanbang, the Traditional Korean Medicine (TKM), is an inseparable component of Korean culture both within the country, and further afield. Korean traditional herbs have been used […]

Use of plant extracts to control and treat AB5 enterotoxin-related diarrhea.

Use of plant extracts to control and treat AB5 enterotoxin-related diarrhea. Pol J Microbiol. 2014;63(1):3-14 Authors: Komiazyk M, Palczewska M, Sitkiewicz I, Groves P Abstract Plants contain a broad spectrum of small molecules with potential antimicrobial properties. Here, we review the antimicrobial activities of plant extracts against enterotoxic bacteria encoding AB5 toxins, including Vibrio cholerae, […]

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 […]