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…

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…

Lemon balm: A promising herbal therapy for patients with borderline hyperlipidemia-A randomized double-blind placebo-controlled clinical trial.

Lemon balm: A promising herbal therapy for patients with borderline hyperlipidemia-A randomized double-blind placebo-controlled clinical trial. Complement Ther Med. 2016 Jun;26:136-140 Authors: Jandaghi P, Noroozi M, Ardalani H, Alipour M Abstract OBJECTIVE: Melissa officinalis is a perennial herb from the Lamiaceae family which has shown to have modulating effects on serum lipid profile. The aim…

Blueberries improve endothelial function, but not blood pressure, in adults with metabolic syndrome: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial. [ Free Full-text ]

Blueberries improve endothelial function, but not blood pressure, in adults with metabolic syndrome: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial. Nutrients. 2015 Jun;7(6):4107-23 Authors: Stull AJ, Cash KC, Champagne CM, Gupta AK, Boston R, Beyl RA, Johnson WD, Cefalu WT Abstract Blueberry consumption has been shown to have various health benefits in humans. However, little is…

Rhodiola rosea L. and Alzheimer’s Disease: From Farm to Pharmacy.

Rhodiola rosea L. and Alzheimer’s Disease: From Farm to Pharmacy. Phytother Res. 2016 Apr;30(4):532-9 Authors: Nabavi SF, Braidy N, Orhan IE, Badiee A, Daglia M, Nabavi SM Abstract Rhodiola rosea L. (roseroot) is a common member of the family Crassulaceae, known as one of the most important popular medicinal plants in the northern region of…

Looking Beyond the Terrestrial: The Potential of Seaweed Derived Bioactives to Treat Non-Communicable Diseases. [Free Full-text]

Looking Beyond the Terrestrial: The Potential of Seaweed Derived Bioactives to Treat Non-Communicable Diseases. Mar Drugs. 2016;14(3) Authors: Collins KG, Fitzgerald GF, Stanton C, Ross RP Abstract Seaweeds are a large and diverse group of marine organisms that are commonly found in the maritime regions of the world. They are an excellent source of biologically…

Zingiber officinale and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: Evidence from Experimental Studies.

Zingiber officinale and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: Evidence from Experimental Studies. Crit Rev Eukaryot Gene Expr. 2015;25(2):91-112 Authors: Akash MS, Rehman K, Tariq M, Chen S Abstract Zingiber officinale is being used as diet-based therapy because of its wide therapeutic potential in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and against diabetic complications by directly interacting with…

The Therapeutic Potential of Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) Diterpenes for Alzheimer’s Disease.

The Therapeutic Potential of Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) Diterpenes for Alzheimer’s Disease. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2016;2016:2680409 Authors: Habtemariam S Abstract Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis L.) is one of the most economically important species of the family Lamiaceae. Native to the Mediterranean region, the plant is now widely distributed all over the world mainly due to…