Coffee Intake is Associated With Lower Levels of Oxidative DNA Damage and Decreasing Body Iron Storage in Healthy Women.

Coffee

Coffee Intake is Associated With Lower Levels of Oxidative DNA Damage and Decreasing Body Iron Storage in Healthy Women. Nutr Cancer. 2014 Jul 25;:1-6 Authors: Hori A, Kasai H, Kawai K, Nanri A, Sato M, Ohta M, Mizoue T Abstract Habitual coffee drinking has been linked to a lower risk for some forms of cancer, […]

Comparative evaluation of antimicrobial efficacy of Syzygium aromaticum, Ocimum sanctum and Cinnamomum zeylanicum plant extracts against Enterococcus faecalis: a preliminary study.

Comparative evaluation of antimicrobial efficacy of Syzygium aromaticum, Ocimum sanctum and Cinnamomum zeylanicum plant extracts against Enterococcus faecalis: a preliminary study. Int Endod J. 2013 Aug;46(8):775-83 Authors: Gupta A, Duhan J, Tewari S, Sangwan P, Yadav A, Singh G, Juneja R, Saini H Abstract AIM: To evaluate the antimicrobial efficacy of Ocimum sanctum, Cinnamomum zeylanicum, […]

First ayurvedic approach towards green drugs: anti cervical cancer-cell properties of Clerodendrum viscosum root extract.

Ayurveda

First ayurvedic approach towards green drugs: anti cervical cancer-cell properties of Clerodendrum viscosum root extract. Anticancer Agents Med Chem. 2013 Dec;13(10):1469-76 Authors: Sun C, Nirmalananda S, Jenkins CE, Debnath S, Balambika R, Fata JE, Raja KS Abstract The concept of Ayurvedic expert guided drug discovery and development is defined and put to test systematically for […]

Betulin-betulinic acid natural product based analogs as anti-cancer agents.

Betulin-betulinic acid natural product based analogs as anti-cancer agents. Anticancer Agents Med Chem. 2013 Dec;13(10):1477-99 Authors: Jonnalagadda SC, Corsello MA, Sleet CE Abstract Herein we describe a brief account of betulin and betulinic acid: two natural products isolated from birch bark, their chemical modifications and further biological/medicinal applications. PMID: 23848199 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Dietary supplement interactions with medications used commonly in dentistry.

Dietary supplement interactions with medications used commonly in dentistry. J Am Dent Assoc. 2013 Jul;144(7):787-94 Authors: Donaldson M, Touger-Decker R Abstract BACKGROUND: Because nearly 70 percent of prescription drug users do not discuss their dietary supplement use with their health care providers, clinicians must be proactive in questioning patients about their use of these agents. […]

Anticancer effect of calycopterin via PI3K/Akt and MAPK signaling pathways, ROS-mediated pathway and mitochondrial dysfunction in hepatoblastoma cancer (HepG2) cells.

Mitochondria

Anticancer effect of calycopterin via PI3K/Akt and MAPK signaling pathways, ROS-mediated pathway and mitochondrial dysfunction in hepatoblastoma cancer (HepG2) cells. Mol Cell Biochem. 2014 Jul 25; Authors: Esmaeili MA, Farimani MM, Kiaei M Abstract Calycopterin is a flavonoid compound isolated from Dracocephalum kotschyi that has multiple medical uses, as an antispasmodic, analgesic, anti-hyperlipidemic, and immunomodulatory […]

In vitro antioxidant activities and anti-proliferative properties of the functional herb Abrus cantoniensis and its main alkaloid abrine.

In vitro antioxidant activities and anti-proliferative properties of the functional herb Abrus cantoniensis and its main alkaloid abrine. Food Funct. 2014 Jul 25; Authors: Yang M, Al Zaharna M, Chen YS, Li L, Cheung HY Abstract Abrus cantoniensis is a common and popular vegetative food consumed as beverage, soup and folk medicine in the tropical […]

Amelioration of doxorubicin‑induced cardiotoxicity by resveratrol.

Resveratrol-Grapes

Amelioration of doxorubicin‑induced cardiotoxicity by resveratrol. Mol Med Rep. 2014 Sep;10(3):1455-1460 Authors: Al-Harthi SE, Alarabi OM, Ramadan WS, Alaama MN, Al-Kreathy HM, Damanhouri ZA, Khan LM, Osman AM Abstract Doxorubicin (DOX), is a highly active anticancer agent, but its clinical use is limited by its severe cardiotoxic side‑effects associated with increased oxidative stress and apoptosis. […]

Plant molecular pharming for the treatment of chronic and infectious diseases.

Plant molecular pharming for the treatment of chronic and infectious diseases. Annu Rev Plant Biol. 2014;65:743-68 Authors: Stoger E, Fischer R, Moloney M, Ma JK Abstract Plant molecular pharming has emerged as a niche technology for the manufacture of pharmaceutical products indicated for chronic and infectious diseases, particularly for products that do not fit into […]

Hydroxycinnamic acids in Crepidiastrum denticulatum protect oxidative stress-induced retinal damage.

Ophthalmology

Hydroxycinnamic acids in Crepidiastrum denticulatum protect oxidative stress-induced retinal damage. J Agric Food Chem. 2014 Feb 12;62(6):1310-23 Authors: Ahn HR, Lee HJ, Kim KA, Kim CY, Nho CW, Jang H, Pan CH, Lee CY, Jung SH Abstract We investigated the effects of an ethanol extract of C. denticulatum (EECD) in a mouse model of glaucoma […]

Clinical effectiveness and safety of montelukast in asthma. What are the conclusions from clinical trials and meta-analyses?

Clinical effectiveness and safety of montelukast in asthma. What are the conclusions from clinical trials and meta-analyses? Drug Des Devel Ther. 2014;8:839-850 Authors: Hon KL, Leung TF, Leung AK Abstract Asthma is a common childhood atopic disease associated with chronicity and impaired quality of life. As there is no cure for this disease, treatment relies […]

Analysis of the accuracy and readability of herbal supplement information on Wikipedia.

Wikipedia

Analysis of the accuracy and readability of herbal supplement information on Wikipedia. J Am Pharm Assoc (2003). 2014 Jul 1;54(4):406-14 Authors: Phillips J, Lam C, Palmisano L Abstract OBJECTIVE: To determine the completeness and readability of information found in Wikipedia for leading dietary supplements and assess the accuracy of this information with regard to safety […]

Polyphenolic content and antioxidant activity of some wild Saudi Arabian asteraceae plants.

Polyphenolic content and antioxidant activity of some wild Saudi Arabian asteraceae plants. Asian Pac J Trop Med. 2014 Jul;7(7):545-51 Authors: Shahat AA, Ibrahim AY, Elsaid MS Abstract OBJECTIVE: To study the antioxidant properties of crude extract of different Asteraceae plants. METHODS: The antioxidant properties of six extracts were evaluated using different antioxidant tests, including free […]

Cranberry Extract Standardized for Proanthocyanidins Promotes the Immune Response of Caenorhabditis elegans to Vibrio cholerae through the p38 MAPK Pathway and HSF-1.

Cranberries

Cranberry Extract Standardized for Proanthocyanidins Promotes the Immune Response of Caenorhabditis elegans to Vibrio cholerae through the p38 MAPK Pathway and HSF-1. PLoS One. 2014;9(7):e103290 Authors: Dinh J, Angeloni JT, Pederson DB, Wang X, Cao M, Dong Y Abstract Botanicals are rich in bioactive compounds, and some offer numerous beneficial effects to animal and human […]

Ayurvedic interventions for osteoarthritis: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Ayurvedic interventions for osteoarthritis: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Rheumatol Int. 2014 Jul 26; Authors: Kessler CS, Pinders L, Michalsen A, Cramer H Abstract Ayurveda is one of the fastest growing systems within complementary and alternative medicine. However, the evidence for its effectiveness is unsatisfactory. The aim of this work was to review and meta-analyze […]

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 […]