Therapeutic effects of saffron (Crocus sativus L.) in digestive disorders: a review.

Therapeutic effects of saffron (Crocus sativus L.) in digestive disorders: a review. Iran J Basic Med Sci. 2016 May;19(5):455-69 Authors: Khorasany AR, Hosseinzadeh H Abstract Saffron, the dried red-orange stigmas of Crocus sativus L, has been known as a flavoring agent, food coloring and traditional herbal medicine. Pharmacological effects of saffron are mainly attributed to…

Mangiferin in cancer chemoprevention and treatment: pharmacokinetics and molecular targets.

Mangiferin in cancer chemoprevention and treatment: pharmacokinetics and molecular targets. J Recept Signal Transduct Res. 2015 Feb;35(1):76-84 Authors: Rajendran P, Rengarajan T, Nandakumar N, Divya H, Nishigaki I Abstract A variety of bioactive food components have been shown to modulate inflammatory responses and to attenuate carcinogenesis. Polyphenols isolated several years ago from various medicinal plants…

Potential Application of Curcumin and Its Analogues in the Treatment Strategy of Patients with Primary Epithelial Ovarian Cancer.

Potential Application of Curcumin and Its Analogues in the Treatment Strategy of Patients with Primary Epithelial Ovarian Cancer. Int J Mol Sci. 2014;15(12):21703-21722 Authors: Terlikowska KM, Witkowska AM, Zujko ME, Dobrzycka B, Terlikowski SJ Abstract Recent findings on the molecular basis of ovarian cancer development and progression create new opportunities to develop anticancer medications that…

Synergistic interactions between anticancer chemotherapeutics and phenolic compounds and anticancer synergy between polyphenols.

Synergistic interactions between anticancer chemotherapeutics and phenolic compounds and anticancer synergy between polyphenols. Postepy Hig Med Dosw (Online). 2014;68:528-40 Authors: Lewandowska U, Gorlach S, Owczarek K, Hrabec E, Szewczyk K Abstract Chemoprevention has recently gained a new dimension due to the possibility of studying the mechanisms of action of chemopreventive agents at the molecular level….

Biotechnological interventions in Withania somnifera (L.) Dunal.

Biotechnological interventions in Withania somnifera (L.) Dunal. Biotechnol Genet Eng Rev. 2015 Mar 19;:1-20 Authors: Singh P, Guleri R, Singh V, Kaur G, Kataria H, Singh B, Kaur G, Kaul SC, Wadhwa R, Pati PK Abstract Withania somnifera is one of the most valued plants and is extensively used in Indian, Unani, and African systems…

Chemopreventative effects of tetrahydrocurcumin on human diseases.

Chemopreventative effects of tetrahydrocurcumin on human diseases. Food Funct. 2014 Jan;5(1):12-7 Authors: Wu JC, Tsai ML, Lai CS, Wang YJ, Ho CT, Pan MH Abstract Chemoprevention is a relatively new and promising strategy to prevent human degenerative diseases, including cancer, and is defined as the use of natural dietary compounds and/or synthetic substances to block,…

Cellular trafficking and anticancer activity of Garcinia mangostana extract-encapsulated polymeric nanoparticles.

Cellular trafficking and anticancer activity of Garcinia mangostana extract-encapsulated polymeric nanoparticles. Int J Nanomedicine. 2014;9:3677-86 Authors: Pan-In P, Wanichwecharungruang S, Hanes J, Kim AJ Abstract Garcinia mangostana Linn extract (GME) is a natural product that has received considerable attention in cancer therapy, and has the potential to reduce side effects of chemotherapeutics and improve efficacy….

Enterohepatic recirculation of bioactive ginger phytochemicals is associated with enhanced tumor growth-inhibitory activity of ginger extract.

Enterohepatic recirculation of bioactive ginger phytochemicals is associated with enhanced tumor growth-inhibitory activity of ginger extract. Carcinogenesis. 2014 Jun;35(6):1320-9 Authors: Gundala SR, Mukkavilli R, Yang C, Yadav P, Tandon V, Vangala S, Prakash S, Aneja R Abstract Phytochemical complexity of plant foods confers health-promoting benefits including chemopreventive and anticancer effects. Isolating single constituents from complex…

Volatile oil from striped African pepper (Xylopia parviflora, Annonaceae) possesses notable chemopreventive, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial potential.

Volatile oil from striped African pepper (Xylopia parviflora, Annonaceae) possesses notable chemopreventive, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial potential. Food Chem. 2014 Apr 15;149:183-9 Authors: Woguem V, Fogang HP, Maggi F, Tapondjou LA, Womeni HM, Quassinti L, Bramucci M, Vitali LA, Petrelli D, Lupidi G, Papa F, Vittori S, Barboni L Abstract Fruits of Xylopia parviflora, well known…