A review on phytochemistry, pharmacology and toxicology studies of Aconitum.

A review on phytochemistry, pharmacology and toxicology studies of Aconitum. J Pharm Pharmacol. 2014 Sep 22; Authors: Nyirimigabo E, Xu Y, Li Y, Wang Y, Agyemang K, Zhang Y Abstract OBJECTIVES: A number of species belonging to herbal genus Aconitum are well-known and popular for their medicinal benefits in Indian, Vietnamese, Korean, Japanese, Tibetan and […]

Suppression of urinary bladder urothelial carcinoma cell by the ethanol extract of pomegranate fruit through cell cycle arrest and apoptosis.

Suppression of urinary bladder urothelial carcinoma cell by the ethanol extract of pomegranate fruit through cell cycle arrest and apoptosis. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2013;13:364 Authors: Lee ST, Lu MH, Chien LH, Wu TF, Huang LC, Liao GI Abstract BACKGROUND: Pomegranate possesses many medicinal properties such as antioxidant, anti-inflammation and antitumor. It has been extensively […]

The effect of green tea extract supplementation on exercise-induced oxidative stress parameters in male sprinters.

The effect of green tea extract supplementation on exercise-induced oxidative stress parameters in male sprinters. Eur J Nutr. 2014 Aug 14; Authors: Jówko E, Długołęcka B, Makaruk B, Cieśliński I Abstract BACKGROUND: Although research suggests that antioxidant supplementation can protect against exercise-induced muscle damage and oxidative stress, also delayed post-exercise muscle recovery and hindered adaptation […]

Epigalloccatechin-3-gallate Inhibits Ocular Neovascularization and Vascular Permeability in Human Retinal Pigment Epithelial and Human Retinal Microvascular Endothelial Cells via Suppression of MMP-9 and VEGF Activation.

Epigalloccatechin-3-gallate Inhibits Ocular Neovascularization and Vascular Permeability in Human Retinal Pigment Epithelial and Human Retinal Microvascular Endothelial Cells via Suppression of MMP-9 and VEGF Activation. Molecules. 2014;19(8):12150-72 Authors: Lee HS, Jun JH, Jung EH, Koo BA, Kim YS Abstract Epigalloccatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) is the main polyphenol component of green tea (leaves of Camellia sinensis). EGCG is […]

The Therapeutic Effects of EGCG on vitiligo.

The Therapeutic Effects of EGCG on vitiligo. Fitoterapia. 2014 Aug 12; Authors: Zhu Y, Wang S, Lin F, Li Q, Xu A Abstract Epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) is one of the main chemical constituents of green tea, which has been used as an important traditional Chinese medicine. Green tea has anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, and immunomodulatory properties. However, the […]

Complementary treatment of obesity and overweight with salacia reticulata and vitamin d.

Complementary treatment of obesity and overweight with salacia reticulata and vitamin d. Int J Vitam Nutr Res. 2013;83(4):216-23 Authors: Ofner M, Tomaschitz A, Wonisch M, Litscher G Abstract BACKGROUND: The Indian plant root Salacia reticulata, which is rich in alpha-glucosidase inhibitors, is used for metabolic disorders in Ayurvedic medicine. Vitamin D₃ is also used in […]

Antidiabetic oils.

Antidiabetic oils. Curr Diabetes Rev. 2013 Nov;9(6):499-505 Authors: Berraaouan A, Abid S, Bnouham M Abstract Many studies have demonstrated evidence of the health benefits of natural products. Plant extracts have been tested on a variety of physiological disorders, including diabetes mellitus. Studies have tested aqueous extracts, plant fractions extracts, families of active of compounds, and […]

Characteristics of traditional Chinese medicine use in children with asthma: a nationwide population-based study.

Characteristics of traditional Chinese medicine use in children with asthma: a nationwide population-based study. Allergy. 2013 Dec;68(12):1610-3 Authors: Huang TP, Liu PH, Lien AS, Yang SL, Chang HH, Yen HR Abstract Asthma is a chronic inflammatory airway disease accounting for severe morbidity and mortality in children. To determine the characteristics of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) […]

Network Oncology (NO)–a clinical cancer register for health services research and the evaluation of integrative therapeutic interventions in anthroposophic medicine.

Network Oncology (NO)–a clinical cancer register for health services research and the evaluation of integrative therapeutic interventions in anthroposophic medicine. Forsch Komplementmed. 2013;20(5):353-60 Authors: Schad F, Axtner J, Happe A, Breitkreuz T, Paxino C, Gutsch J, Matthes B, Debus M, Kröz M, Spahn G, Riess H, von Laue HB, Matthes H Abstract BACKGROUND: Concepts of […]

Traditional Chinese medicine for chronic fatigue syndrome: A systematic review of randomized clinical trials.

Traditional Chinese medicine for chronic fatigue syndrome: A systematic review of randomized clinical trials. Complement Ther Med. 2014 Aug;22(4):826-33 Authors: Wang YY, Li XX, Liu JP, Luo H, Ma LX, Alraek T Abstract BACKGROUND: There is no curative treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is widely used in the treatment of […]

Study on the mechanism of the bronchodilatory effects of Cynodon dactylon (Linn.) and identification of the active ingredient.

Study on the mechanism of the bronchodilatory effects of Cynodon dactylon (Linn.) and identification of the active ingredient. J Ethnopharmacol. 2013 Dec 12;150(3):946-52 Authors: Patel MR, Bhalodia YS, Pathak NL, Patel MS, Suthar K, Patel N, Golwala DK, Jivani NP Abstract ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: In the traditional medicine, Cynodon dactylon (Linn.) is used in asthma, but […]

The efficacy and safety of Chinese herbal medicine, Rhodiola formulation in treating ischemic heart disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.

The efficacy and safety of Chinese herbal medicine, Rhodiola formulation in treating ischemic heart disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Complement Ther Med. 2014 Aug;22(4):814-825 Authors: Yu L, Qin Y, Wang Q, Zhang L, Liu Y, Wang T, Huang L, Wu L, Xiong H Abstract BACKGROUND: Rhodiola formulation is widely used […]

Seidlitzia rosmarinus for lower urinary tract symptoms associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia: A pilot randomized controlled clinical trial.

Seidlitzia rosmarinus for lower urinary tract symptoms associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia: A pilot randomized controlled clinical trial. Complement Ther Med. 2014 Aug;22(4):607-13 Authors: Heidari M, Hosseinabadi R, Anbari K, Pournia Y, Tarverdian A Abstract OBJECTIVE: This study was performed to investigate the effect of Seidlitzia rosmarinus on the clinical symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia. […]

Effect of green tea consumption on blood pressure: A meta-analysis of 13 randomized controlled trials.

Effect of green tea consumption on blood pressure: A meta-analysis of 13 randomized controlled trials. Sci Rep. 2014;4:6251 Authors: Peng X, Zhou R, Wang B, Yu X, Yang X, Liu K, Mi M Abstract The studies investigating the effects of green tea on blood pressure (BP) have generated inconsistent results. The aim of this study […]

The antimicrobial possibilities of green tea.

The antimicrobial possibilities of green tea. Front Microbiol. 2014;5:434 Authors: Reygaert WC Abstract Green tea is a popular drink, especially in Asian countries, although its popularity continues to spread across the globe. The health benefits of green tea, derived from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant, have been studied for many years. Fairly recently, […]

The genus Peucedanum traditional Uses, phytochemistry and Pharmacological Properties: A Review.

The genus Peucedanum traditional Uses, phytochemistry and Pharmacological Properties: A Review. J Ethnopharmacol. 2014 Sep 2; Authors: Sarkhail P Abstract ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: The genus Peucedanum (Apiaceae) comprising more than 120 species are widely distributed in Europe, Asia and Africa. The ethnopharmacologial history of this genus indicated that some extracts of aerial and underground parts of […]

Tea consumption and lung cancer risk: A meta-analysis of case-control and cohort studies.

Tea consumption and lung cancer risk: A meta-analysis of case-control and cohort studies. Nutrition. 2014 Oct;30(10):1122-7 Authors: Wang L, Zhang X, Liu J, Shen L, Li Z Abstract OBJECTIVE: Recent epidemiologic studies, especially cohort and case-control studies, have yielded inconsistent findings regarding the association between tea consumption and risk for lung cancer. The aim of […]

Involvement of liver in diabetes mellitus: herbal remedies.

Involvement of liver in diabetes mellitus: herbal remedies. Clin Ter. 2014 Jul-Aug;165(4):223-30 Authors: Thent ZC, Das S Abstract Liver disease is considered as one of the major complications in oxidative stress disorders like diabetes mellitus (DM). DM presents with deterioration in carbohydrate metabolism which is characterized with chronic hyperglycemia. The organ which involves in glucose […]

Cytochrome P450 3A4 and 2D6-Mediated Metabolism of Leisure and Medicinal Teas.

Cytochrome P450 3A4 and 2D6-Mediated Metabolism of Leisure and Medicinal Teas. J Pharm Pharm Sci. 2014;17(3):294-301 Authors: Tam TW, Liu R, Saleem A, Arnason JT, Krantis A, Foster BC Abstract PURPOSE: Thirty-five commercially available Camellia sinensis (black and green) and herbal leisure teas and an assortment of Traditional Chinese medicinal teas were randomly selected and […]

Therapeutic potential of cannabinoid medicines.

Related Articles Therapeutic potential of cannabinoid medicines. Drug Test Anal. 2014 Jan-Feb;6(1-2):24-30 Authors: Robson PJ Abstract Cannabis was extensively used as a medicine throughout the developed world in the nineteenth century but went into decline early in the twentieth century ahead of its emergence as the most widely used illicit recreational drug later that century. […]

Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids Therapy for Dry Eye Syndrome: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Studies.

Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids Therapy for Dry Eye Syndrome: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Studies. Med Sci Monit. 2014;20:1583-1589 Authors: Liu A, Ji J Abstract Background Dry eye is a common, complex condition that can reduce ocular comfort and visual performance. The impact on quality of life has been rated as similar to the effect […]

Hypolipemic effect of Garcinia cambogia in obese women.

Hypolipemic effect of Garcinia cambogia in obese women. Phytother Res. 2014 Jun;28(6):887-91 Authors: Vasques CA, Schneider R, Klein-Júnior LC, Falavigna A, Piazza I, Rossetto S Abstract Garcinia cambogia seems to promote weight reduction and improvement on lipid profile by its major compound, hydroxycitric acid (HCA), blocking ATP-citratelyase, potentially inhibiting lipogenesis. Furthermore, it is suggested that […]

Review on Liver Inflammation and Antiinflammatory Activity of Andrographis paniculata for Hepatoprotection.

Review on Liver Inflammation and Antiinflammatory Activity of Andrographis paniculata for Hepatoprotection. Phytother Res. 2014 Jul 10; Authors: Chua LS Abstract Till to date, the advancement of medical science and technology is still unable to provide inclusive treatment to liver inflammation caused by neither microbial invasion nor antibiotics nor environmental toxins. Therefore, this article provides […]

Utility of Hesperidinase for Food Function Research: Enzymatic Digestion of Botanical Extracts Alters Cellular Antioxidant Capacity and Anti-Inflammatory Properties

Utility of Hesperidinase for Food Function Research: Enzymatic Digestion of Botanical Extracts Alters Cellular Antioxidant Capacity and Anti-Inflammatory Properties. J Agric Food Chem. 2014 Aug 5; Authors: Yu L, Huang H, Yu LL, Wang TT Abstract Food-derived phytochemicals, many known for their health beneficial effects, often exist in conjugated forms containing sugar moieties such as […]

Pilot Quasi-Randomized Controlled Study of Herbal Medicine Hochuekkito as an Adjunct to Conventional Treatment for Progressed Pulmonary Mycobacterium avium Complex Disease.

Pilot Quasi-Randomized Controlled Study of Herbal Medicine Hochuekkito as an Adjunct to Conventional Treatment for Progressed Pulmonary Mycobacterium avium Complex Disease. PLoS One. 2014;9(8):e104411 Authors: Enomoto Y, Hagiwara E, Komatsu S, Nishihira R, Baba T, Kitamura H, Sekine A, Nakazawa A, Ogura T Abstract INTRODUCTION: Hochuekkito, a traditional herbal medicine, is occasionally prescribed in Japan […]

From milk to rifampicin and back again: history of failures and successes in the treatment for tuberculosis.

From milk to rifampicin and back again: history of failures and successes in the treatment for tuberculosis. J Antibiot (Tokyo). 2014 Aug 6; Authors: Riva MA Abstract The millennial flight against tuberculosis has been characterized by several defeats. Roman physicians suggested to consumptives better nutrition, sea voyages and change of air, while, during the Middle […]

Factors associated with the need for information about medicines among pregnant women – A multinational internet-based survey.

Factors associated with the need for information about medicines among pregnant women – A multinational internet-based survey. Res Social Adm Pharm. 2014 Jun 21; Authors: Hämeen-Anttila K, Kokki E, Lupattelli A, Nordeng H, Jyrkkä J, Vainio K, Enlund H Abstract BACKGROUND: Women frequently experience health problems and use medicines during pregnancy, and thus need information […]

Summer Savory: From the Selection of Traditional Applications to the Novel Effect in Relief, Prevention, and Treatment of a Number of Serious Illnesses such as Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease, Alzheimer’s Disease, and Cancer.

Summer Savory: From the Selection of Traditional Applications to the Novel Effect in Relief, Prevention, and Treatment of a Number of Serious Illnesses such as Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease, Alzheimer’s Disease, and Cancer. J Tradit Complement Med. 2014 Jul;4(3):140-4 Authors: Hamidpour R, Hamidpour S, Hamidpour M, Shahlari M, Sohraby M Abstract Savory (Satureja L.) plant species […]

Treatment with aquatic plants by a Bagdi tribal healer of Rajbari District, Bangladesh.

Treatment with aquatic plants by a Bagdi tribal healer of Rajbari District, Bangladesh. Anc Sci Life. 2013 Jul;33(1):22-6 Authors: Mukti M, Rahmatullah M Abstract CONTEXT: Tribal healers mainly use land plants in their medicinal formulations; use of aquatic plants has been scarcely reported. AIMS: The aim of the present study was to conduct an ethnomedicinal […]

Novel immunotherapy approaches to food allergy.

Novel immunotherapy approaches to food allergy. Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol. 2014 Aug 25; Authors: Hayen SM, Kostadinova AI, Garssen J, Otten HG, Willemsen LE Abstract PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Despite reaching high percentages of desensitization using allergen-specific immunotherapy (SIT) in patients with food allergy, recent studies suggest only a low number of patients to reach […]