Pharmacologic overview of Withania somnifera, the Indian Ginseng.

Pharmacologic overview of Withania somnifera, the Indian Ginseng. Cell Mol Life Sci. 2015 Dec;72(23):4445-60 Authors: Dar NJ, Hamid A, Ahmad M Abstract Withania somnifera, also called ‘Indian ginseng’, is an important medicinal plant of the Indian subcontinent. It is widely used, singly or in combination, with other herbs against many ailments in Indian Systems of…

Chemical Adulterants in Herbal Medicinal Products: A Review. [Free Full-text]

Chemical Adulterants in Herbal Medicinal Products: A Review. Planta Med. 2016 Apr 7; Authors: Calahan J, Howard D, Almalki AJ, Gupta MP, Calderón AI Abstract Many herbal medicinal products have been found to contain synthetic prescription drugs as chemical adulterants. This has become evident by the number of toxicity cases and adverse reactions reported in…

Medicinal Uses, Phytochemistry and Pharmacology of Origanum onites (L.): A Review.

Medicinal Uses, Phytochemistry and Pharmacology of Origanum onites (L.): A Review. Chem Biodivers. 2016 Apr 8; Authors: Tepe B, Cakir A, Tepe AS Abstract Origanum onites L., known as Turkish oregano, has great traditional, medicinal, preservative and commercial importance. It is used for the treatment of several kinds of ailments such as gastrointestinal disorders, diabetes,…

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…

Tinospora crispa (L.) Hook. f. & Thomson: A Review of Its Ethnobotanical, Phytochemical, and Pharmacological Aspects. [Free Full-text]

Tinospora crispa (L.) Hook. f. & Thomson: A Review of Its Ethnobotanical, Phytochemical, and Pharmacological Aspects. Front Pharmacol. 2016;7:59 Authors: Ahmad W, Jantan I, Bukhari SN Abstract Tinospora crispa (L.) Hook. f. & Thomson (Menispermaceae), found in the rainforests or mixed deciduous forests in Asia and Africa, is used in traditional medicines to treat numerous…

The use of medicinal herbs in gynecological and pregnancy-related disorders by Jordanian women: a review of folkloric practice vs. evidence-based pharmacology.

The use of medicinal herbs in gynecological and pregnancy-related disorders by Jordanian women: a review of folkloric practice vs. evidence-based pharmacology. Pharm Biol. 2016 Feb 25;:1-18 Authors: Akour A, Kasabri V, Afifi FU, Bulatova N Abstract Context National statistical reports in Jordan indicate a decrease in the total fertility rate along with a parallel increase…