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…

Research of Brucea javanica against cancer.

Research of Brucea javanica against cancer. Chin J Integr Med. 2016 Apr 4; Authors: Yan Z, Guo GF, Zhang B Abstract Brucea javanica, a Chinese herbal medicine, combined with conventional anticancer modalities, has been widely used for treatment of various cancers. Based on researches over the last decades, authors brieflfly summarized its active constituents, molecular…

Ganoderma lucidum (Reishi mushroom) for cancer treatment.

Ganoderma lucidum (Reishi mushroom) for cancer treatment. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2016 Apr 5;4:CD007731 Authors: Jin X, Ruiz Beguerie J, Sze DM, Chan GC Abstract BACKGROUND: Ganoderma lucidum is a natural medicine that is widely used and recommended by Asian physicians and naturopaths for its supporting effects on immune system. Laboratory research and a handful…

The Antitumor Activity of Plant-Derived Non-Psychoactive Cannabinoids.

The Antitumor Activity of Plant-Derived Non-Psychoactive Cannabinoids. J Neuroimmune Pharmacol. 2015 Jun;10(2):255-67 Authors: McAllister SD, Soroceanu L, Desprez PY Abstract As a therapeutic agent, most people are familiar with the palliative effects of the primary psychoactive constituent of Cannabis sativa (CS), Δ(9)-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), a molecule active at both the cannabinoid 1 (CB1) and cannabinoid 2…

Looking Beyond the Terrestrial: The Potential of Seaweed Derived Bioactives to Treat Non-Communicable Diseases. [Free Full-text]

Looking Beyond the Terrestrial: The Potential of Seaweed Derived Bioactives to Treat Non-Communicable Diseases. Mar Drugs. 2016;14(3) Authors: Collins KG, Fitzgerald GF, Stanton C, Ross RP Abstract Seaweeds are a large and diverse group of marine organisms that are commonly found in the maritime regions of the world. They are an excellent source of biologically…

Ginseng Metabolites on Cancer Chemoprevention: An Angiogenesis Link?

Ginseng Metabolites on Cancer Chemoprevention: An Angiogenesis Link? Diseases. 2015 Sep;3(3):193-204 Authors: Wang CZ, Cai Y, Anderson S, Yuan CS Abstract Cancer is a leading cause of death in the United States. Angiogenesis inhibitors have been introduced for the treatment of cancer. Based on the fact that many anticancer agents have been developed from botanical…

Phytotherapeutic interventions in the management of biochemically recurrent prostate cancer: a systematic review of randomised trials.

Phytotherapeutic interventions in the management of biochemically recurrent prostate cancer: a systematic review of randomised trials. BJU Int. 2016 Feb 22; Authors: van Die MD, Bone KM, Emery J, Williams SG, Pirotta MV, Paller CJ Abstract OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the evidence from randomised trials for the efficacy and safety of phytotherapeutic interventions in the management…

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…