Herbal Medicines in Idiopathic Heavy Menstrual Bleeding: A Systematic Review.

Herbal Medicines in Idiopathic Heavy Menstrual Bleeding: A Systematic Review. Phytother Res. 2016 Jul 10; Authors: Javan R, Yousefi M, Nazari SM, Amiri P, Mosavi-Jarrahi A, Modiramani P, Naghedi-Baghdar H Abstract Idiopathic heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB; IHMB) is a common gynecological problem with no pelvic pathology or general bleeding disorder. Herbal remedies are commonly used…

Review of Anti-Inflammatory Herbal Medicines. [ Free Full-text ]

Review of Anti-Inflammatory Herbal Medicines. Adv Pharmacol Sci. 2016;2016:9130979 Authors: Ghasemian M, Owlia S, Owlia MB Abstract Medicinal plants and their secondary metabolites are progressively used in the treatment of diseases as a complementary medicine. Inflammation is a pathologic condition that includes a wide range of diseases such as rheumatic and immune-mediated conditions, diabetes, cardiovascular…

Investigating the effects of inhaling ginger essence on post-nephrectomy nausea and vomiting.

Investigating the effects of inhaling ginger essence on post-nephrectomy nausea and vomiting. Complement Ther Med. 2015 Dec;23(6):827-31 Authors: Adib-Hajbaghery M, Hosseini FS Abstract OBJECTIVE: There is a knowledge gap regarding the effects of ginger essence on postoperative nausea and vomiting. This study aimed to evaluate the effect of ginger essence on post-nephrectomy nausea and vomiting….

Zingiber officinale and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: Evidence from Experimental Studies.

Zingiber officinale and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: Evidence from Experimental Studies. Crit Rev Eukaryot Gene Expr. 2015;25(2):91-112 Authors: Akash MS, Rehman K, Tariq M, Chen S Abstract Zingiber officinale is being used as diet-based therapy because of its wide therapeutic potential in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and against diabetic complications by directly interacting with…

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…

Evaluation of the efficacy of a polyherbal mouthwash containing Zingiber officinale, Rosmarinus officinalis and Calendula officinalis extracts in patients with gingivitis.

Evaluation of the efficacy of a polyherbal mouthwash containing Zingiber officinale, Rosmarinus officinalis and Calendula officinalis extracts in patients with gingivitis: A randomized double-blind placebo-controlled trial. Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2016 Feb;22:93-8 Authors: Mahyari S, Mahyari B, Emami SA, Malaekeh-Nikouei B, Jahanbakhsh SP, Sahebkar A, Mohammadpour AH Abstract BACKGROUND: Gingivitis is a highly prevalent periodontal…

Zingiberaceae extracts for pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis. [Free Full-text]

Zingiberaceae extracts for pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Nutr J. 2015;14:50 Authors: Lakhan SE, Ford CT, Tepper D Abstract BACKGROUND: Members of the family Zingiberaceae including turmeric, ginger, Javanese ginger, and galangal have been used for centuries in traditional medicine. Preclinical studies of Zingiberaceae extracts have shown analgesic properties. This study aims to systematically…

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…

Pilot clinical study of the effects of ginger root extract on eicosanoids in colonic mucosa of subjects at increased risk for colorectal cancer. [ Free Full-text ]

Pilot clinical study of the effects of ginger root extract on eicosanoids in colonic mucosa of subjects at increased risk for colorectal cancer. Mol Carcinog. 2015 Sep;54(9):908-15 Authors: Zick SM, Turgeon DK, Ren J, Ruffin MT, Wright BD, Sen A, Djuric Z, Brenner DE Abstract Colorectal cancer (CRC) remains a significant cause of mortality. Inhibitors…