Herbal Medicine for Hot Flushes Induced by Endocrine Therapy in Women with Breast Cancer: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. [Free Full-text]

Herbal Medicine for Hot Flushes Induced by Endocrine Therapy in Women with Breast Cancer: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2016;2016:1327251 Authors: Li Y, Zhu X, Bensussan A, Li P, Moylan E, Delaney G, McPherson L Abstract Objective. This systematic review was conducted to evaluate the clinical effectiveness and safety of…

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…

A Systematic Review of the Uterine Relaxant Effect of Herbal Sources.

A Systematic Review of the Uterine Relaxant Effect of Herbal Sources. Curr Pharm Biotechnol. 2016 Jun 30; Authors: Rezaeizadeh G, Hantoushzadeh S, Ghiasi S, Nikfar S, Abdollahi M Abstract BACKGROUND: Preterm birth is a worldwide tragedy with a high incidence. Several medications are used to inhibit acute preterm labor, but tocolysis by these medicines do…

Astragalus-containing Traditional Chinese Medicine, with and without prescription based on syndrome differentiation, combined with chemotherapy for advanced non-small-cell lung cancer: a systemic review and meta-analysis. [ Free Full-text ]

Astragalus-containing Traditional Chinese Medicine, with and without prescription based on syndrome differentiation, combined with chemotherapy for advanced non-small-cell lung cancer: a systemic review and meta-analysis. Curr Oncol. 2016 Jun;23(3):e188-95 Authors: Wang SF, Wang Q, Jiao LJ, Huang YL, Garfield D, Zhang J, Xu L Abstract OBJECTIVE: Traditional Chinese Medicine (tcm) is used in China as…

The Efficacy of Ginseng-Related Therapies in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: An Updated Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. [ Free Full-text ]

The Efficacy of Ginseng-Related Therapies in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: An Updated Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Feb;95(6):e2584 Authors: Gui QF, Xu ZR, Xu KY, Yang YM Abstract Few randomized clinical trials have evaluated the efficacy of ginseng in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). The current meta-analysis evaluated the ginseng-induced improvement…

Efficacy and adverse effects of medical marijuana for chronic noncancer pain: Systematic review of randomized controlled trials. [ Free Full-text ]

Efficacy and adverse effects of medical marijuana for chronic noncancer pain: Systematic review of randomized controlled trials. Can Fam Physician. 2015 Aug;61(8):e372-81 Authors: Deshpande A, Mailis-Gagnon A, Zoheiry N, Lakha SF Abstract OBJECTIVE: To determine if medical marijuana provides pain relief for patients with chronic noncancer pain (CNCP) and to determine the therapeutic dose, adverse…

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…

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…

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…