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…

Melissa officinalis L.- A review of its traditional uses, phytochemistry and pharmacology.

Melissa officinalis L.- A review of its traditional uses, phytochemistry and pharmacology. J Ethnopharmacol. 2016 May 7; Authors: Shakeri A, Sahebkar A, Javadi B Abstract ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Melissa officinalis L. is a medicinal plant that has long been used in different ethno-medical systems especially in the European Traditional Medicine and the Iranian Traditional Medicine for…

Perceived efficacy of cannabidiol-enriched cannabis extracts for treatment of pediatric epilepsy: A potential role for infantile spasms and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome.

Perceived efficacy of cannabidiol-enriched cannabis extracts for treatment of pediatric epilepsy: A potential role for infantile spasms and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome. Epilepsy Behav. 2015 Jun;47:138-41 Authors: Hussain SA, Zhou R, Jacobson C, Weng J, Cheng E, Lay J, Hung P, Lerner JT, Sankar R Abstract There is a great need for safe and effective therapies for…

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…

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…

How to study placebo responses in motion sickness with a rotation chair paradigm in healthy participants. [Free Full-text & Video]

How to study placebo responses [and Ginger] in motion sickness with a rotation chair paradigm in healthy participants. J Vis Exp. 2014;(94)  Authors: Weimer K, Horing B, Muth ER, Enck P   Abstract Placebo responses occur in every medical intervention when patients or participants expect to receive an effective treatment to relieve symptoms. However, underlying…

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…

Autism: Pathophysiology and promising herbal remedies.

Autism: Pathophysiology and promising herbal remedies. Curr Pharm Des. 2015 Nov 12; Authors: Bahmani M, Sarrafchi A, Shirzad H, Rafieian-Kopaei M Abstract Autism is a comprehensive growth abnormality in which social skills, language, communication, and behavioral skills are developed with delay and as diversionary. The reasons for autism are unclear, but various theories of genetics,…