Anticancer Activities of Protopanaxadiol- and Protopanaxatriol-Type Ginsenosides and Their Metabolites. [ Free Full-text ]

Anticancer Activities of Protopanaxadiol- and Protopanaxatriol-Type Ginsenosides and Their Metabolites. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2016;2016:5738694 Authors: Chen XJ, Zhang XJ, Shui YM, Wan JB, Gao JL Abstract Recently, most anticancer drugs are derived from natural resources such as marine, microbial, and botanical sources, but the low success rates of chemotherapies and the development of…

Evidences of Herbal Medicine-Derived Natural Products Effects in Inflammatory Lung Diseases. [ Free Full-text ]

Evidences of Herbal Medicine-Derived Natural Products Effects in Inflammatory Lung Diseases. Mediators Inflamm. 2016;2016:2348968 Authors: Santana FP, Pinheiro NM, Mernak MI, Righetti RF, Martins MA, Lago JH, Lopes FD, TibĂ©rio IF, Prado CM Abstract Pulmonary inflammation is a hallmark of many respiratory diseases such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and acute respiratory syndrome…

Understanding genistein in cancer: The “good” and the “bad” effects: A review.

Understanding genistein in cancer: The “good” and the “bad” effects: A review. Food Chem. 2016 Apr 1;196:589-600 Authors: Russo M, Russo GL, Daglia M, Kasi PD, Ravi S, Nabavi SF, Nabavi SM Abstract Nowadays, diet and specific dietary supplements are seen as potential adjuvants to prevent different chronic diseases, including cancer, or to ameliorate pharmacological…

Herbal Medicine for Hot Flushes Induced by Endocrine Therapy in Women with Breast Cancer: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. [Free Full-text]

Herbal Medicine for Hot Flushes Induced by Endocrine Therapy in Women with Breast Cancer: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2016;2016:1327251 Authors: Li Y, Zhu X, Bensussan A, Li P, Moylan E, Delaney G, McPherson L Abstract Objective. This systematic review was conducted to evaluate the clinical effectiveness and safety of…

Herbal Medicines in Idiopathic Heavy Menstrual Bleeding: A Systematic Review.

Herbal Medicines in Idiopathic Heavy Menstrual Bleeding: A Systematic Review. Phytother Res. 2016 Jul 10; Authors: Javan R, Yousefi M, Nazari SM, Amiri P, Mosavi-Jarrahi A, Modiramani P, Naghedi-Baghdar H Abstract Idiopathic heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB; IHMB) is a common gynecological problem with no pelvic pathology or general bleeding disorder. Herbal remedies are commonly used…

Therapeutic effects of saffron (Crocus sativus L.) in digestive disorders: a review.

Therapeutic effects of saffron (Crocus sativus L.) in digestive disorders: a review. Iran J Basic Med Sci. 2016 May;19(5):455-69 Authors: Khorasany AR, Hosseinzadeh H Abstract Saffron, the dried red-orange stigmas of Crocus sativus L, has been known as a flavoring agent, food coloring and traditional herbal medicine. Pharmacological effects of saffron are mainly attributed to…

A Systematic Review of the Uterine Relaxant Effect of Herbal Sources.

A Systematic Review of the Uterine Relaxant Effect of Herbal Sources. Curr Pharm Biotechnol. 2016 Jun 30; Authors: Rezaeizadeh G, Hantoushzadeh S, Ghiasi S, Nikfar S, Abdollahi M Abstract BACKGROUND: Preterm birth is a worldwide tragedy with a high incidence. Several medications are used to inhibit acute preterm labor, but tocolysis by these medicines do…

Botanical Drugs in Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Botanical Drugs in Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine. J Ethnopharmacol. 2016 Jul 6; Authors: Jaiswal Y, Liang Z, Zhao Z Abstract ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: China and India have a long history in the therapeutic application of botanical drugs in traditional medicine. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Ayurveda are considered as two of the most ancient systems…