Mechanism of arctigenin-mediated specific cytotoxicity against human lung adenocarcinoma cell lines.

Mechanism of arctigenin-mediated specific cytotoxicity against human lung adenocarcinoma cell lines. Phytomedicine. 2013 Dec 15;21(1):39-46 Authors: Susanti S, Iwasaki H, Inafuku M, Taira N, Oku H Abstract The lignan arctigenin (ARG) from the herb Arctium lappa L. possesses anti-cancer activity, however the mechanism of action of ARG has been found to vary among tissues and […]

Mosquitocidal properties of Solanum trilobatum L. (Solanaceae) leaf extracts against three important human vector mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae).

Mosquitocidal properties of Solanum trilobatum L. (Solanaceae) leaf extracts against three important human vector mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae). Asian Pac J Trop Med. 2013 Nov;6(11):854-8 Authors: Premalatha S, Elumalai K, Jeyasankar A Abstract OBJECTIVE: To determine the larvicidal and pupicidal activites of Solanum trilobatum (S. trilobatum) leaf extracts against Aedes aegypti (Ae. aegypti), Culex quinquefasciatus (Cx. […]

The effect of Chaiqin Chengqi Decoction on modulating serum matrix metalloproteinase 9 in patients with severe acute pancreatitis.

The effect of Chaiqin Chengqi Decoction () on modulating serum matrix metalloproteinase 9 in patients with severe acute pancreatitis. Chin J Integr Med. 2013 Dec;19(12):913-7 Authors: Guo J, Xue P, Yang XN, Lin ZQ, Chen Y, Jin T, Wu W, Liu XB, Xia Q Abstract OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of Chaiqin Chengqi Decoction (, […]

Qufeng Tongluo Prescription inhibits mesangial cell proliferation and promotes apoptosis through regulating cell cycle progression.

Qufeng Tongluo Prescription inhibits mesangial cell proliferation and promotes apoptosis through regulating cell cycle progression. Chin J Integr Med. 2013 Dec;19(12):927-34 Authors: Wu XL, An P, Ye BY, Shi XM, Sun WS, Fu RG, Wang Z, Qiao CL Abstract OBJECTIVE: To study the effects and possible underlying mechanism of Qufeng Tongluo Prescription (, QFTL) on […]

Chemical constituents of Rhododendron formosanum show pronounced growth inhibitory effect on non-small-cell lung carcinoma cells.

Chemical constituents of Rhododendron formosanum show pronounced growth inhibitory effect on non-small-cell lung carcinoma cells. J Agric Food Chem. 2014 Jan 29;62(4):875-84 Authors: Way TD, Tsai SJ, Wang CM, Ho CT, Chou CH Abstract The aim of the present study was to investigate whether Rhododendron formosanum Hemsl. (Ericaceae), an endemic species in Taiwan, exhibits antineoplastic […]

Celastrol protects ischemic myocardium through heat shock response with upregulation of heme oxygenase-1.

Celastrol protects ischemic myocardium through heat shock response with upregulation of heme oxygenase-1. Br J Pharmacol. 2014 Jul 9; Authors: Der Sarkissian S, Cailhier JF, Borie M, Stevens LM, Gaboury L, Mansour S, Hamet P, Noiseux N Abstract BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Celastrol, a natural triterpene from plant extracts, has been used in traditional oriental medicine […]

Traditional herbal medicines worldwide, From reappraisal to assessment in Europe.

Traditional herbal medicines worldwide, From reappraisal to assessment in Europe. J Ethnopharmacol. 2014 Jul 17; Authors: van Galen E Abstract Since 2004 the regulatory framework within the European Union has a specific assessment procedure for herbal medicinal products, with a medicinal use based on traditional practice. The main requirement concerning the traditional use is focussed […]

Regulation of traditional herbal medicinal products in Japan.

Regulation of traditional herbal medicinal products in Japan. J Ethnopharmacol. 2014 Jul 17; Authors: Maegawa H, Nakamura T, Saito K Abstract Kampo medicines are the main traditional herbal medicines in Japan and are classified as pharmaceuticals. They are based on ancient Chinese medicine and have evolved to the Japanese original style over a long period […]

Requirements on efficacy of herbal medicinal products.

Requirements on efficacy of herbal medicinal products. J Ethnopharmacol. 2014 Jul 17; Authors: Claeson P Abstract Based on the regulatory requirements on efficacy documentation in the European Union, the herbal medicinal products have been grouped into the following sections: After briefly reviewing the regulatory requirements on efficacy documentation of herbal medicinal products in the European […]

Pharmacokinetics of Prenylated Hop Phenols in Women Following Oral Administration of a Standardized Extract of Hops.

Pharmacokinetics of Prenylated Hop Phenols in Women Following Oral Administration of a Standardized Extract of Hops. Mol Nutr Food Res. 2014 Jul 17; Authors: van Breemen RB, Yuan Y, Banuvar S, Shulman LP, Qiu X, Ramos Alvarenga RF, Chen SN, Dietz BM, Bolton JL, Pauli GF, Krause E, Viana M, Nikolic D Abstract SCOPE: Women […]

Influence of tea extract supplementation on bifidobacteria during soymilk fermentation.

Influence of tea extract supplementation on bifidobacteria during soymilk fermentation. Int J Food Microbiol. 2014 Jul 18;188C:36-44 Authors: Zhao D, Shah NP Abstract In this study, the influence of tea extract (TE) supplementation on the viability and membrane lipid compositions of Bifidobacterium was investigated. Fermented soymilk-tea (SMT) was produced by culturing selected bifidobacteria in soymilk […]

Calcium and fat metabolic balance, and gastrointestinal tolerance in term infants fed milk-based formulas with and without palm olein and palm kernel oils: a randomized blinded crossover study.

Calcium and fat metabolic balance, and gastrointestinal tolerance in term infants fed milk-based formulas with and without palm olein and palm kernel oils: a randomized blinded crossover study. BMC Pediatr. 2013;13:215 Authors: Leite ME, Lasekan J, Baggs G, Ribeiro T, Menezes-Filho J, Pontes M, Druzian J, Barreto DL, de Souza CO, Mattos Â, Costa-Ribeiro H […]

Hypolipidic diet and phytosubstance supplement in hypercholesterolemia.

Hypolipidic diet and phytosubstance supplement in hypercholesterolemia. Minerva Gastroenterol Dietol. 2014 Jun;60(2):119-25 Authors: Muscariello E, Nasti G, Battinelli R, Novellino T, Montisano M, Colantuoni A Abstract AIM: This study aimed to evaluate the effects of phyto-supplements on hyperlipidemia. METHODS: For this study 191 patients, affected by hyperlipidemia, attending the Outpatient Clinics of Clinical Medicine Department, […]

The effects of a multi-ingredient dietary supplement on body composition, adipokines, blood lipids, and metabolic health in overweight and obese men and women: a randomized controlled trial.

The effects of a multi-ingredient dietary supplement on body composition, adipokines, blood lipids, and metabolic health in overweight and obese men and women: a randomized controlled trial. J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2014;11:37 Authors: Ormsbee MJ, Rawal SR, Baur DA, Kinsey AW, Elam ML, Spicer MT, Fischer NT, Madzima TA, Thomas DD Abstract BACKGROUND: The […]

Double-blinded, randomized, placebo-controlled study to evaluate the effectiveness of green tea in preventing acute gastrointestinal complications due to radiotherapy.

Double-blinded, randomized, placebo-controlled study to evaluate the effectiveness of green tea in preventing acute gastrointestinal complications due to radiotherapy. J Res Med Sci. 2014 May;19(5):445-50 Authors: Emami H, Nikoobin F, Roayaei M, Ziya HR Abstract BACKGROUND: Radiation-induced discomfort is frequently observed during pelvic radiotherapy. This study was performed to determine the effect of a green […]

Marijuana use patterns among patients with inflammatory bowel disease.

Marijuana use patterns among patients with inflammatory bowel disease. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2013 Dec;19(13):2809-14 Authors: Ravikoff Allegretti J, Courtwright A, Lucci M, Korzenik JR, Levine J Abstract BACKGROUND: The prevalence and perceived effectiveness of marijuana use has not been well studied in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) despite increasing legal permission for its use in Crohn’s […]

Perceptions regarding oral rehydration solutions for the management of diarrhea in Guatemalan children: implications for diarrheal management in the Americas.

Perceptions regarding oral rehydration solutions for the management of diarrhea in Guatemalan children: implications for diarrheal management in the Americas. Rev Panam Salud Publica. 2013 Aug;34(2):121-6 Authors: Arvelo W, Degollado J, Reyes L, Álvarez A Abstract OBJECTIVE: To describe knowledge and perceptions regarding the use of oral rehydration solution (ORS) for the management of diarrheal […]

Prescription pattern of Chinese herbal Products for hypertension in Taiwan: A population-Based study.

Prescription pattern of Chinese herbal Products for hypertension in Taiwan: A population-Based study. J Ethnopharmacol. 2014 Aug 1; Authors: Tsai DS, Chang YS, Li TC, Peng WH Abstract ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has been commonly used in Asia country. The aim of this study is to analyze the utilization of TCM among hypertensive […]

Factors predicting the effectiveness of palliative care in patients with advanced cancer.

Factors predicting the effectiveness of palliative care in patients with advanced cancer. Palliat Support Care. 2014 Aug 5;:1-7 Authors: Chaiviboontham S Abstract Objective: The purpose of this study was to assess the factors that predict the effectiveness of palliative care in patients with advanced cancer. Method: Cross-sectional data were collected from 240 patients recruited from […]

Systems pharmacology dissection of multi-scale mechanisms of action for herbal medicines in stroke treatment and prevention.

Systems pharmacology dissection of multi-scale mechanisms of action for herbal medicines in stroke treatment and prevention. PLoS One. 2014;9(8):e102506 Authors: Zhang J, Li Y, Chen X, Pan Y, Zhang S, Wang Y Abstract Annually, tens of millions of first-ever strokes occur in the world; however, currently there is lack of effective and widely applicable pharmacological […]

Oxidative stress and hypertension: Possibility of hypertension therapy with antioxidants.

Oxidative stress and hypertension: Possibility of hypertension therapy with antioxidants. J Res Med Sci. 2014 Apr;19(4):358-67 Authors: Baradaran A, Nasri H, Rafieian-Kopaei M Abstract Hypertension is a major risk factor for myocardial infarction, heart failure, stroke, peripheral arterial disease, and aortic aneurysm, and is a cause of chronic kidney disease. Hypertension is often associated with […]

Effect of Dill (Anethum graveolens) on the severity of primary dysmenorrhea in compared with mefenamic acid: A randomized, double-blind trial.

Effect of Dill (Anethum graveolens) on the severity of primary dysmenorrhea in compared with mefenamic acid: A randomized, double-blind trial. J Res Med Sci. 2014 Apr;19(4):326-30 Authors: Heidarifar R, Mehran N, Heidari A, Tehran HA, Koohbor M, Mansourabad MK Abstract BACKGROUND: Dysmenorrhea has negative effects on women’s life. Due to side-effects of chemical drugs, there […]

Does fasting in Ramadan ameliorate Lipid profile? A prospective observational study.

Does fasting in Ramadan ameliorate Lipid profile? A prospective observational study. Pak J Med Sci. 2014 Jul;30(4):708-11 Authors: Akaberi A, Golshan A, Moojdekanloo M, Hashemian M Abstract BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: There are conflicting data on the effects of fasting in Ramadan in Muslim countries on Lipid profile. We aimed to evaluate the effect of fasting […]

Combination effects of baicalein with antibiotics against oral pathogens.

Scutellaria baicalensis

Combination effects of baicalein with antibiotics against oral pathogens. Arch Oral Biol. 2014 Jul 24;59(11):1233-1241 Authors: Jang EJ, Cha SM, Choi SM, Cha JD Abstract BACKGROUND: Baicalein is one of the major flavonoids in Scutellaria baicalensis Georgi, which has long been used in Asia as herbal medicine. Several biological effects of baicalein, such as antiviral, […]

Comparative study of the efficacy of herbal antioxdants oxitard and aloe vera in the treatment of oral submucous fibrosis.

Comparative study of the efficacy of herbal antioxdants oxitard and aloe vera in the treatment of oral submucous fibrosis. J Clin Exp Dent. 2014 Jul;6(3):e265-70 Authors: Patil S, Halgatti V, Maheshwari S, Santosh BS Abstract OBJECTIVES: Oral submucous fibrosis (OSMF) is a potentially malignant disorder predominantly seen in the Indian subcontinent due to areca nut, […]

Ethnomedicinal and phytochemical review of Pakistani medicinal plants used as antibacterial agents against Escherichia coli.

Ethnomedicinal and phytochemical review of Pakistani medicinal plants used as antibacterial agents against Escherichia coli. Ann Clin Microbiol Antimicrob. 2014;13(1):40 Authors: Adnan M, Bibi R, Mussarat S, Tariq A, Shinwari ZK Abstract Medicinal plants have always been part of human culture and have the potential to cure different diseases caused by microorganisms. In Pakistan, biologists […]

Effects of Korean White Ginseng (Panax Ginseng C.A. Meyer) on Vascular and Glycemic Health in Type 2 Diabetes: Results of a Randomized, Double Blind, Placebo-controlled, Multiple-crossover, Acute Dose Escalation Trial.

Korean Ginseng

Effects of Korean White Ginseng (Panax Ginseng C.A. Meyer) on Vascular and Glycemic Health in Type 2 Diabetes: Results of a Randomized, Double Blind, Placebo-controlled, Multiple-crossover, Acute Dose Escalation Trial. Clin Nutr Res. 2014 Jul;3(2):89-97 Authors: Shishtar E, Jovanovski E, Jenkins A, Vuksan V Abstract UNLABELLED: Korean red ginseng (steam treated Panax ginseng C.A. Meyer), […]

Tadalafil in the management of lower urinary tract symptoms: a review of the literature and current practices in Russia.

Tadalafil in the management of lower urinary tract symptoms: a review of the literature and current practices in Russia. Cent European J Urol. 2014;67(2):167-77 Authors: Govorov A, Kasyan G, Priymak D, Pushkar D, Sorsaburu S Abstract INTRODUCTION: Strong epidemiologic evidence supports correlation between lower urinary tract symptoms due to benign prostatic hyperplasia (LUTS/BPH) and erectile […]

Preclinical and Clinical Effects of Mistletoe against Breast Cancer.

Viscum album

Preclinical and Clinical Effects of Mistletoe against Breast Cancer. Biomed Res Int. 2014;2014:785479 Authors: Marvibaigi M, Supriyanto E, Amini N, Abdul Majid FA, Jaganathan SK Abstract Breast cancer is among the most frequent types of cancer in women worldwide. Current conventional treatment options are accompanied by side effects. Mistletoe is amongst the important herbal medicines […]

Distinct Kinetics in the Frequency of Peripheral CD4+ T Cells in Patients with Ulcerative Colitis Experiencing a Flare during Treatment with Mesalazine or with a Herbal Preparation of Myrrh, Chamomile, and Coffee Charcoal.

Distinct Kinetics in the Frequency of Peripheral CD4+ T Cells in Patients with Ulcerative Colitis Experiencing a Flare during Treatment with Mesalazine or with a Herbal Preparation of Myrrh, Chamomile, and Coffee Charcoal. PLoS One. 2014;9(8):e104257 Authors: Langhorst J, Frede A, Knott M, Pastille E, Buer J, Dobos GJ, Westendorf AM Abstract BACKGROUND: We found […]