A pilot randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial to investigate the efficacy and safety of an extract of Artemisia annua administered over 12 weeks, for managing pain, stiffness, and functional limitation associated with osteoarthritis of the hip and knee.

A pilot randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial to investigate the efficacy and safety of an extract of Artemisia annua administered over 12 weeks, for managing pain, stiffness, and functional limitation associated with osteoarthritis of the hip and knee. Clin Rheumatol. 2015 Dec 3; Authors: Stebbings S, Beattie E, McNamara D, Hunt S Abstract The objective of this…

Amelioration of human osteoarthritis symptoms with topical ‘biotherapeutics’: a phase I human trial. [ Free Full-text ]

Amelioration of human osteoarthritis symptoms with topical ‘biotherapeutics’: a phase I human trial. Cell Stress Chaperones. 2015 Mar;20(2):267-76 Authors: Mahmoud FF, Al-Awadhi AM, Haines DD Abstract Osteoarthritis (OA) treatments presently rely on analgesics, which manage pain but fail to restore imbalances between catabolic and anabolic processes that underlie OA pathogenesis. Recently, biologic (biotherapeutic) drugs, which…

An open-label study to elucidate the effects of standardized Bacopa monnieri extract in the management of symptoms of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder in children.

An open-label study to elucidate the effects of standardized Bacopa monnieri extract in the management of symptoms of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder in children. Adv Mind Body Med. 2014;28(2):10-5 Authors: Dave UP, Dingankar SR, Saxena VS, Joseph JA, Bethapudi B, Agarwal A, Kudiganti V Abstract CONTEXT: Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a clinically heterogeneous disorder of…

Effect of Andrographis paniculata Extract on Triglyceride Levels of the Patients with Hypertriglyceridemia: A Randomized Controlled Trial.

Effect of Andrographis paniculata Extract on Triglyceride Levels of the Patients with Hypertriglyceridemia: A Randomized Controlled Trial. J Med Assoc Thai. 2015 Jul;98 Suppl 6:S41-7 Authors: Phunikhom K, Khampitak K, Aromdee C, Arkaravichien T, Sattayasai J Abstract BACKGROUND: Hypertriglyceridemia is one of the risk factors for cardiovascular disease, and reduction of triglyceride (TG) level is…

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…

Effects of Korean red ginseng (Panax Ginseng Meyer) on bisphenol A exposure and gynecologic complaints: single blind, randomized clinical trial of efficacy and safety. [ Free Full-text ]

Effects of Korean red ginseng (Panax Ginseng Meyer) on bisphenol A exposure and gynecologic complaints: single blind, randomized clinical trial of efficacy and safety. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2014;14:265 Authors: Yang M, Lee HS, Hwang MW, Jin M Abstract BACKGROUND: Korean red ginseng (KRG) is a processed ginseng from raw ginseng to enhance safety, preservation…

Effect of lemongrass tea consumption on estimated glomerular filtration rate and creatinine clearance rate. [ Free Full-text & PPT ]

Effect of lemongrass tea consumption on estimated glomerular filtration rate and creatinine clearance rate. J Ren Nutr. 2015 Jan;25(1):57-66 Authors: Ekpenyong CE, Daniel NE, Antai AB Abstract OBJECTIVES: The existing research findings regarding the effects of lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus) tea on renal function indices are conflicting and inconclusive. In the present study, we investigated the…

Cancer therapy with phytochemicals: evidence from clinical studies.

Cancer therapy with phytochemicals: evidence from clinical studies. Avicenna J Phytomed. 2015 Mar-Apr;5(2):84-97 Authors: Hosseini A, Ghorbani A Abstract Cancer is still one of the major causes of mortality in both developing and developed countries. At present, in spite of intensive interventions, a large number of patients suffer from poor prognosis. Therefore, the effort for…

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…