Evidences of Herbal Medicine-Derived Natural Products Effects in Inflammatory Lung Diseases. [ Free Full-text ]

Evidences of Herbal Medicine-Derived Natural Products Effects in Inflammatory Lung Diseases. Mediators Inflamm. 2016;2016:2348968 Authors: Santana FP, Pinheiro NM, Mernak MI, Righetti RF, Martins MA, Lago JH, Lopes FD, TibĂ©rio IF, Prado CM Abstract Pulmonary inflammation is a hallmark of many respiratory diseases such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and acute respiratory syndrome…

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…

Adjunctive Treatment with Rhodiola Crenulata in Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease–A Randomized Placebo Controlled Double Blind Clinical Trial. [ Free Full-text ]

Adjunctive Treatment with Rhodiola Crenulata in Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease–A Randomized Placebo Controlled Double Blind Clinical Trial. PLoS One. 2015;10(6):e0128142 Authors: Chuang ML, Wu TC, Wang YT, Wang YC, Tsao TC, Wei JC, Chen CY, Lin IF Abstract UNLABELLED: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a low grade systemic inflammatory disease characterized by…

Herbal Medicine for Cough: a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. [Free Full-text]

Herbal Medicine for Cough: a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Forsch Komplementmed. 2015;22(6):359-368 Authors: Wagner L, Cramer H, Klose P, Lauche R, Gass F, Dobos G, Langhorst J Abstract BACKGROUND: The aim of this review was to systematically assess the literature on herbal medicine for cough as a symptom of upper respiratory tract infections and common…

A review of the relaxant effect of various medicinal plants on tracheal smooth muscle, their possible mechanism(s) and potency.

A review of the relaxant effect of various medicinal plants on tracheal smooth muscle, their possible mechanism(s) and potency. J Ethnopharmacol. 2015 Oct 8; Authors: Shakeri F, Boskabady MH Abstract ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: The therapeutic effects of the medicinal plants described in the current review on obstructive pulmonary diseases have found mention in ancient Iranian medical…

Curcumin and Lung Cancer – A review.

Curcumin and lung cancer–a review. Target Oncol. 2014 Dec;9(4):295-310 Authors: Mehta HJ, Patel V, Sadikot RT Abstract Curcumin (diferuloylmethane) is the most important component of the spice turmeric and is derived from the rhizome of the East Indian plant Curcuma longa. Curcumin has been used extensively in Ayurvedic medicine for centuries, as it is nontoxic…

Tolerance and effect of an add-on treatment with a cough medicine containing ivy leaves dry extract on lung function in children with bronchial asthma.

Tolerance and effect of an add-on treatment with a cough medicine containing ivy leaves dry extract on lung function in children with bronchial asthma. Phytomedicine. 2014 Sep 15;21(10):1216-20 Authors: Zeil S, Schwanebeck U, Vogelberg C Abstract Ivy leaves dry extract is registered as an expectorant in patients with respiratory diseases associated with productive cough. Next…

Controlled breathing with or without peppermint aromatherapy for postoperative nausea and/or vomiting symptom relief: a randomized controlled trial.

Controlled breathing with or without peppermint aromatherapy for postoperative nausea and/or vomiting symptom relief: a randomized controlled trial. J Perianesth Nurs. 2014 Feb;29(1):12-9 Authors: Sites DS, Johnson NT, Miller JA, Torbush PH, Hardin JS, Knowles SS, Nance J, Fox TH, Tart RC Abstract PURPOSE: With little scientific evidence to support use of aromatherapy for postoperative…

A prospective open-label study to assess the efficacy and safety of a herbal medicinal product (sinupret) in patients with acute rhinosinusitis.

A prospective open-label study to assess the efficacy and safety of a herbal medicinal product (sinupret) in patients with acute rhinosinusitis. ORL J Otorhinolaryngol Relat Spec. 2015;77(1):27-32 Authors: Passali D, Loglisci M, Passali GC, Cassano P, Rodriguez HA, Bellussi LM Abstract AIMS: We present a multicenter, prospective, open-label study to assess the efficacy and safety…