Is ginger beneficial for nausea and vomiting? An update of the literature.

Is ginger beneficial for nausea and vomiting? An update of the literature. Curr Opin Support Palliat Care. 2015 Jun;9(2):189-95 Authors: Marx W, Kiss N, Isenring L Abstract PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Nausea and vomiting can pose a significant burden to patients in a variety of clinical settings. Previous evidence suggests that ginger may be an effective…

The effects of an Ayurvedic medicinal toothpaste on clinical, microbiological and oral hygiene parameters in patients with chronic gingivitis: a double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled, parallel allocation clinical trial. [Free Full-text]

The effects of an Ayurvedic medicinal toothpaste on clinical, microbiological and oral hygiene parameters in patients with chronic gingivitis: a double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled, parallel allocation clinical trial. Ceylon Med J. 2015 Dec;60(4):126-32 Authors: Howshigan J, Perera K, Samita S, Rajapakse PS Abstract INTRODUCTION: Plant derived preparations have been essential components for maintenance of oral hygiene…

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….

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…

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…

Elderberries: a source of ribosome-inactivating proteins with lectin activity. [Free Full-text]

Elderberries: a source of ribosome-inactivating proteins with lectin activity. Molecules. 2015;20(2):2364-87 Authors: Tejero J, Jiménez P, Quinto EJ, Cordoba-Diaz D, Garrosa M, Cordoba-Diaz M, Gayoso MJ, Girbés T Abstract Sambucus (Adoxaceae) species have been used for both food and medicine purposes. Among these, Sambucus nigra L. (black elder), Sambucus ebulus L. (dwarf elder), and Sambucus…

Phytomedicine-based and Quadruple Therapies in Helicobacter pylori Infection: A Comparative, Randomized Trial.

Phytomedicine-based and Quadruple Therapies in Helicobacter pylori Infection: A Comparative, Randomized Trial. Altern Ther Health Med. 2015;21 Suppl 2:33-9 Authors: Asif HM, Zaidi SF, Sugiyama T, Akhtar N, Usmanghani K Abstract CONTEXT: Helicobacter pylori (H pylori) is strongly associated with the development of gastritis, duodenal and gastric ulcers, gastric mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphomas and…

The Genus Rumex: Review of traditional uses, phytochemistry and pharmacology.

The Genus Rumex: Review of traditional uses, phytochemistry and pharmacology. J Ethnopharmacol. 2015 Sep 14; Authors: Vasas A, Orbán-Gyapai O, Hohmann J Abstract ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: The approximately 200 species of the genus Rumex (sorrel, Polygonaceae) are distributed worldwide (European, Asian, African and American countries). Some species have been used traditionally as vegetables and for their…