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…

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…

A review on the management of migraine in the Avicenna’s Canon of Medicine.

A review on the management of migraine in the Avicenna’s Canon of Medicine. Neurol Sci. 2016 Feb 9; Authors: Zargaran A, Borhani-Haghighi A, Faridi P, Daneshamouz S, Mohagheghzadeh A Abstract Migraine is a common type of headache which has a deep history dating back thousands of years. Avicenna (980-1032), a Persian scholar, made a great…

Treatment of anxiety and depression: Medicinal plants in retrospect.

Treatment of anxiety and depression: Medicinal plants in retrospect. Fundam Clin Pharmacol. 2016 Feb 6; Authors: Fajemiroye JO, Silva DM, de Oliveira DR, Costa EA Abstract Anxiety and depression are complex heterogeneous psychiatric disorders and leading causes of disability worldwide. This review summarizes reports on the fundamentals, prevalence, diagnosis, neurobiology, advancement in treatment of these…

Preclinical studies and clinical evaluation of compounds from the genus Epimedium for osteoporosis and bone health.

Preclinical studies and clinical evaluation of compounds from the genus Epimedium for osteoporosis and bone health. Pharmacol Ther. 2016 Jan 25; Authors: Indran IR, Liang RL, Min TE, Yong EL Abstract The morbidity and mortality associated with fractures due to osteoporosis or “porous bone” contributes significantly to global healthcare costs and will increase exponentially with…

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….

Association between physician beliefs regarding assigned treatment and clinical response: re-analysis of data from the Hypericum Depression Trial Study Group. [Free Full-text]

Association between physician beliefs regarding assigned treatment and clinical response: re-analysis of data from the Hypericum Depression Trial Study Group. Asian J Psychiatr. 2015 Feb;13:23-9 Authors: Chen JA, Vijapura S, Papakostas GI, Parkin SR, Kim DJ, Cusin C, Baer L, Clain AJ, Fava M, Mischoulon D Abstract BACKGROUND: We have previously shown an association between…

A quick overview on some aspects of endocrinological and therapeutic effects of Berberis vulgaris L. [Free Full-text]

A quick overview on some aspects of endocrinological and therapeutic effects of Berberis vulgaris L. Avicenna J Phytomed. 2015 Nov-Dec;5(6):485-97 Authors: Zarei A, Changizi-Ashtiyani S, Taheri S, Ramezani M Abstract Many herbaceous plants contain compounds that have biological effects in addition to their medicinal properties. They have compounds with numerous properties, including hypo lipidemic, hypoglycemic,…

Herbal therapy: A review of emerging pharmacological tools in the management of diabetes mellitus in Africa. [Free Full-text]

Herbal therapy: A review of emerging pharmacological tools in the management of diabetes mellitus in Africa. Pharmacogn Mag. 2015 Oct;11(Suppl 2):S258-74 Authors: Kibiti CM, Afolayan AJ Abstract BACKGROUND: Diabetes mellitus is a chronic physiological glucose metabolic disorder. It has affected millions of people all over the world thereby having a significant impact on quality of…

Effectiveness of Topical Nigella sativa Seed Oil in the Treatment of Cyclic Mastalgia: A Randomized, Triple-Blind, Active, and Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial.

Effectiveness of Topical Nigella sativa Seed Oil in the Treatment of Cyclic Mastalgia: A Randomized, Triple-Blind, Active, and Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial. Planta Med. 2015 Nov 19; Authors: Huseini HF, Kianbakht S, Mirshamsi MH, Zarch AB Abstract Cyclic mastalgia is common in women and has no optimal therapy. Analgesic effects of Nigella sativa have been reported….