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…

Review: Comprehensive review on treatment of HIV.

Review: Comprehensive review on treatment of HIV. Pak J Pharm Sci. 2016 Jul;29(4):1331-1338 Authors: Daniyal M, Akram M, Hamid A, Nawaz A, Usmanghani K, Ahmed S, Hameed L Abstract HIV or AIDS is a major threat for humanity in the world especially in developing countries. The causative factor of the syndrome is HIV, which infects…

An Overview of Phytotherapeutic Approaches for the Treatment of Tuberculosis.

An Overview of Phytotherapeutic Approaches for the Treatment of Tuberculosis. Mini Rev Med Chem. 2016 May 5; Authors: Sharma D, Yadav JP Abstract Tuberculosis (TB) is highly infectious disease causing morbidity and death. Its causative organism is a contagious bacterium, Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The incidence of tuberculosis is increasing worldwide due to the emergence of drug…

Turning Over a New Leaf: Cannabinoid and Endocannabinoid Modulation of Immune Function. [Free Full-text]

Turning Over a New Leaf: Cannabinoid and Endocannabinoid Modulation of Immune Function. J Neuroimmune Pharmacol. 2015 Jun;10(2):193-203 Authors: Cabral GA, Rogers TJ, Lichtman AH Abstract Cannabis is a complex substance that harbors terpenoid-like compounds referred to as phytocannabinoids. The major psychoactive phytocannabinoid found in cannabis ∆(9)-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) produces the majority of its pharmacological effects through…

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….

Review and Assessment of Medicinal Safety Data of Orally Used Echinacea Preparations. [Free Full-text]

Review and Assessment of Medicinal Safety Data of Orally Used Echinacea Preparations. Planta Med. 2015 Oct 5; Authors: Ardjomand-Woelkart K, Bauer R Abstract Echinacea purpurea, Echinacea angustifoli and Echinacea pallida are frequently used as medicinal plants. Besides asking for evidence on their efficacy, there is an increasing interest for safety data. This review systematically presents…

Dietary influence on pain via the immune system.

Dietary influence on pain via the immune system. Prog Mol Biol Transl Sci. 2015;131:435-69 Authors: Totsch SK, Waite ME, Sorge RE Abstract Obesity rates are approaching epidemic proportions and are a significant factor in annual health care costs. In addition to cardiovascular comorbidities, the presence of diabetes and/or chronic pain is extremely high in this…

Effects of chalcone derivatives on players of the immune system.

Effects of chalcone derivatives on players of the immune system. Drug Des Devel Ther. 2015;9:4761-78 Authors: Lee JS, Bukhari SN, Fauzi NM Abstract The immune system is the defense mechanism in living organisms that protects against the invasion of foreign materials, microorganisms, and pathogens. It involves multiple organs and tissues in human body, such as…

Liver fibrosis and mechanisms of the protective action of medicinal plants targeting inflammation and the immune response.

Liver fibrosis and mechanisms of the protective action of medicinal plants targeting inflammation and the immune response. Int J Inflam. 2015;2015:943497 Authors: Duval F, Moreno-Cuevas JE, González-Garza MT, Maldonado-Bernal C, Cruz-Vega DE Abstract Inflammation is a central feature of liver fibrosis as suggested by its role in the activation of hepatic stellate cells leading to…

Thymoquinone and its therapeutic potentials.

Thymoquinone and its therapeutic potentials. Pharmacol Res. 2015 Mar 27; Authors: Darakhshan S, Pour AB, Colagar AH, Sisakhtnezhad S Abstract Herbal medicine has attracted great attention in the recent years and is increasingly used as alternatives to chemical drugs. Several lines of evidence support the positive impact of medicinal plants in the prevention and cure…