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…

The Efficacy of Ginseng-Related Therapies in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: An Updated Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. [ Free Full-text ]

The Efficacy of Ginseng-Related Therapies in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: An Updated Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Feb;95(6):e2584 Authors: Gui QF, Xu ZR, Xu KY, Yang YM Abstract Few randomized clinical trials have evaluated the efficacy of ginseng in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). The current meta-analysis evaluated the ginseng-induced improvement…

A Critical Approach to Evaluating Clinical Efficacy, Adverse Events and Drug Interactions of Herbal Remedies.

A Critical Approach to Evaluating Clinical Efficacy, Adverse Events and Drug Interactions of Herbal Remedies. Phytother Res. 2016 Feb 17; Authors: Izzo AA, Hoon-Kim S, Radhakrishnan R, Williamson EM Abstract Systematic reviews and meta-analyses represent the uppermost ladders in the hierarchy of evidence. Systematic reviews/meta-analyses suggest preliminary or satisfactory clinical evidence for agnus castus (Vitex…

Red ginseng and cancer treatment.

Red ginseng and cancer treatment. Chin J Nat Med. 2016 Jan;14(1):7-16 Authors: Wang CZ, Anderson S, DU W, He TC, Yuan CS Abstract The ginseng family, including Panax ginseng (Asian ginseng), Panax quinquefolius (American ginseng), and Panax notoginseng (notoginseng), is commonly used herbal medicine. White ginseng is prepared by air-drying after harvest, while red ginseng…

Effect of Aidi injection plus chemotherapy on gastric carcinoma: a Meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. [ Free Full-text ]

Effect of Aidi injection plus chemotherapy on gastric carcinoma: a Meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. J Tradit Chin Med. 2015 Aug;35(4):361-74 Authors: Jiancheng W, Long G, Ye Z, Jinlong L, Pan Z, Lei M, Kehu Y Abstract OBJECTIVE: To conduct a Meta-analysis of studies on the effect of Aidi injection combined with chemotherapy versus chemotherapy…

Ethanol extraction preparation of American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius L) and Korean red ginseng (Panax ginseng C.A. Meyer): differential effects on postprandial insulinemia in healthy individuals.

Ethanol extraction preparation of American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius L) and Korean red ginseng (Panax ginseng C.A. Meyer): differential effects on postprandial insulinemia in healthy individuals. J Ethnopharmacol. 2015 Jan 15;159:55-61 Authors: De Souza LR, Jenkins AL, Jovanovski E, Rahelić D, Vuksan V Abstract ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Ginsenosides are the proposed bioactive constituent of ginseng, especially for…

Effects of Korean White Ginseng (Panax Ginseng C.A. Meyer) on Vascular and Glycemic Health in Type 2 Diabetes: Results of a Randomized, Double Blind, Placebo-controlled, Multiple-crossover, Acute Dose Escalation Trial.

Effects of Korean White Ginseng (Panax Ginseng C.A. Meyer) on Vascular and Glycemic Health in Type 2 Diabetes: Results of a Randomized, Double Blind, Placebo-controlled, Multiple-crossover, Acute Dose Escalation Trial. Clin Nutr Res. 2014 Jul;3(2):89-97 Authors: Shishtar E, Jovanovski E, Jenkins A, Vuksan V Abstract UNLABELLED: Korean red ginseng (steam treated Panax ginseng C.A. Meyer),…

Effect of plant extracts on H2O2-induced inflammatory gene expression in macrophages.

Effect of plant extracts on H2O2-induced inflammatory gene expression in macrophages. J Inflamm Res. 2014;7:103-12 Authors: Pomari E, Stefanon B, Colitti M Abstract BACKGROUND: Arctium lappa (AL), Camellia sinensis (CS), Echinacea angustifolia, Eleutherococcus senticosus, Panax ginseng (PG), and Vaccinium myrtillus (VM) are plants traditionally used in many herbal formulations for the treatment of various conditions….