A Systemic Review on Aloe arborescens Pharmacological Profile: Biological Activities and Pilot Clinical Trials.

A Systemic Review on Aloe arborescens Pharmacological Profile: Biological Activities and Pilot Clinical Trials. Phytother Res. 2015 Dec;29(12):1858-67 Authors: Singab AN, El-Hefnawy HM, Esmat A, Gad HA, Nazeam JA Abstract Since ancient times, plants and herbal preparations have been used as medicine. Research carried out in the last few decades has verified several such claims….

Anti-inflammatory effect of anthocyanins via modulation of nuclear factor-κB and mitogen-activated protein kinase signaling cascades.

Anti-inflammatory effect of anthocyanins via modulation of nuclear factor-κB and mitogen-activated protein kinase signaling cascades. Nutr Rev. 2015 Jun;73(6):348-58 Authors: Vendrame S, Klimis-Zacas D Abstract Anthocyanins are a group of bioactive compounds present in plant foods. Although they have consistently shown an anti-inflammatory effect both in vitro and in vivo, their mechanisms of action are…

Hypoglycemic and Hypolipidemic Effects of Aloe vera Extract Preparations: A Review.

Hypoglycemic and Hypolipidemic Effects of Aloe vera Extract Preparations: A Review. Phytother Res. 2015 Dec 14; Authors: Pothuraju R, Sharma RK, Onteru SK, Singh S, Hussain SA Abstract Obesity is considered to be an epidemic disease, and it is associated with several metabolic disorders. Pharmacological treatments currently available are not effective for prolonged treatment duration….

Zeaxanthin and ocular health, from bench to bedside.

Zeaxanthin and ocular health, from bench to bedside. Fitoterapia. 2015 Dec 16; Authors: Manikandan R, Thiagarajan R, Goutham G, Arumugam M, Beulaja M, Rastrelli L, Skalicka-Wozniak K, Habtemariam S, Orhan IE, Nabavi SF, Nabavi SM Abstract Cataracts, glaucoma, and age-related macular degeneration are known as major ocular problems which cause blindness among the elderly population…

Anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties of Piper species: a perspective from screening to molecular mechanisms.

Anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties of Piper species: a perspective from screening to molecular mechanisms. Curr Top Med Chem. 2015;15(9):886-93 Authors: Kumar S, Malhotra S, Prasad AK, Van der Eycken EV, Bracke ME, Stetler-Stevenson WG, Parmar VS, Ghosh B Abstract Identifying novel therapeutic agents from natural sources and their possible intervention studies has been one of…

A pilot randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial to investigate the efficacy and safety of an extract of Artemisia annua administered over 12 weeks, for managing pain, stiffness, and functional limitation associated with osteoarthritis of the hip and knee.

A pilot randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial to investigate the efficacy and safety of an extract of Artemisia annua administered over 12 weeks, for managing pain, stiffness, and functional limitation associated with osteoarthritis of the hip and knee. Clin Rheumatol. 2015 Dec 3; Authors: Stebbings S, Beattie E, McNamara D, Hunt S Abstract The objective of this…

Berries: anti-inflammatory effects in humans.

Berries: anti-inflammatory effects in humans. J Agric Food Chem. 2014 May 7;62(18):3886-903 Authors: Joseph SV, Edirisinghe I, Burton-Freeman BM Abstract A sustained pro-inflammatory state is a major contributing factor in chronic disease development, progression, and complication, including the most commonly known diseases: cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s, and type 2 diabetes. Fruits, such as berries, contain polyphenol…

Celery Seed and Related Extracts with Antiarthritic, Antiulcer, and Antimicrobial Activities.

Celery Seed and Related Extracts with Antiarthritic, Antiulcer, and Antimicrobial Activities. Prog Drug Res. 2015;70:133-53 Authors: Powanda MC, Whitehouse MW, Rainsford KD Abstract Celery preparations have been used extensively for several millennia as natural therapies for acute and chronic painful or inflammatory conditions. This chapter reviews some of the biological and chemical properties of various…

The Genus Aloe: Phytochemistry and Therapeutic Uses Including Treatments for Gastrointestinal Conditions and Chronic Inflammation.

The Genus Aloe: Phytochemistry and Therapeutic Uses Including Treatments for Gastrointestinal Conditions and Chronic Inflammation. Prog Drug Res. 2015;70:179-235 Authors: Cock IE Abstract Plants of the genus Aloe have perhaps the longest recorded history of medicinal usage and are amongst the most widely used plants for traditional medicinal purposes worldwide. Aloe vera, Aloe ferox, Aloe…