Complementary Medicine Complementary Medicine RSS feedThis is an RSS file. You can use it to subscribe to this data in your favourite RSS reader or to display this data on your own website or blog.

This page shows you the most recent publications within this specialty of the MedWorm directory. This is page number 16.

Supplements Still Containing Stimulant Found on MarketSupplements Still Containing Stimulant Found on Market
More than two years after U.S. health regulators discovered an amphetamine-like stimulant in dietary supplements containing Acacia rigidula, products containing the substance remain on the market. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 7, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Acacia rigidula supplements still containing stimulant found on market
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - More than two years after U.S. health regulators discovered an amphetamine-like stimulant in dietary supplements containing Acacia rigidula, products containing the substance remain on the market, a study has found. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 7, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Editorial: Diet and children's behaviour problems – disentangling urban myth from clinical reality
This Editorial focuses on diet and behaviour problems ‐ seeking to disentangle the modern urban myth of the toxic effects of the modern diet on children's brains from the reality of its actual effects on behaviour. It suggests we need to navigate a course between these two opposing extremes, seeing the proposed diet–behaviour link more as a hypothesis to test, than a truth to defend or a myth to debunk. It summarises the history and standing of the current diet‐behaviour hypothesis and the use of dietary exclusions and dietary supplements for behaviour problems, in the light of current empirical evidence and the impe...
Source: Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry - April 7, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Edmund J. S. Sonuga‐Barke Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Effectiveness of physical and rehabilitation techniques in reducing pain in chronic trapezius myalgia: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Neck pain is highly prevalent in the general population. Chronic trapezius myalgia (CTM) is a common cause of neck pain. (Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine - April 7, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Alexandre Mauricio Passos Nunes, João Paulo Azinheira Martins Moita Source Type: research

Current pharmacological therapies for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease/nonalcoholic steatohepatitis.
Abstract Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)/nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is considered to be a hepatic manifestation of metabolic syndrome, and its incidence is rapidly increasing worldwide. It is currently the most common chronic liver disease. NASH can progress to liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma, and may result in liver-related death. Currently, the principal treatment for NAFLD/NASH is lifestyle modification by diet and exercise. However, pharmacological therapy is indispensable because obese patients with NAFLD often have difficulty maintaining improved lifestyles. The pathogenesis of ...
Source: World Journal of Gastroenterology : WJG - April 7, 2015 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Takahashi Y, Sugimoto K, Inui H, Fukusato T Tags: World J Gastroenterol Source Type: research

States ask U.S. Congress to launch inquiry of herbal supplements
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A group of 14 state attorneys general on Thursday asked the U.S. Congress to investigate the herbal supplements industry after a New York probe of the products turned up ingredients that were not listed on labels and raised safety concerns. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 6, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Conceivable raises $800K for fertility app and herbal formula delivery
Austin, Texas-based Conceivable has raised $800,000 from angel investors for its fertility app, which is designed to help women who are having trouble conceiving a child and staying pregnant. “After working with thousands of couples diagnosed as infertile, we’ve developed a convenient and powerful program that will dramatically improve a woman’s chances of naturally conceiving and carrying […] (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 6, 2015 Category: Information Technology Authors: Aditi Pai Tags: Uncategorized Conceivable Conceivable app fertility herbs fertility tracking fertility tracking assessment herbs conception menstrual health tracking Source Type: news

The contradictions of homeopathy legislation.
PMID: 25858808 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Internal Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Internal Medicine - April 6, 2015 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Garattini S Tags: Eur J Intern Med Source Type: research

MRSA killed by 1000-Year-Old Herbal Antibiotic: hospital superbug MRSA subdued by British Folk Remedy
(NaturalNews) An herbal remedy used to treat styes in the 9th Century has been used successfully to kill MRSA.MRSA or methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus 9, is an antibiotic resistant bacteria that kills tens of thousands of people every year. Researchers at the University... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 5, 2015 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Blood Lead Level (BLL) in the Adult Population of Jodhpur: A Pilot Study
Abstract Lead interferes with a variety of body processes and is toxic to many organs and tissues including the heart, bones, intestines, kidneys, and reproductive and nervous systems. Routes of exposure to lead include contaminated air, water, soil, food, and consumer products. The possibility of lead exposure in humans is therefore of great significance from health point of view. Occupational exposure is a common known cause of lead poisoning in adults but current status of adults exposed otherwise is not known. School teachers representing wide local population were selected and asked to furnish information reg...
Source: Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry - April 5, 2015 Category: Biochemistry Source Type: research

Up-regulation of heme oxygenase-1 by ginsenoside Ro attenuates lipopolysaccharide-induced inflammation in macrophage cells
Conclusion GRo induces anti-inflammatory effects following treatment with LPS via up-regulation of HO-1. (Source: Journal of Ginseng Research)
Source: Journal of Ginseng Research - April 5, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Resource investigation of traditional medicinal plant Panax japonicus (T.Nees) C.A. Mey and its varieties in China
Conclusion In this study, we synthesized our understandings of the current resource state of P. japonicus׳s existence, variation and cultivation in China. This study will aid further investigations and increased protection of these plants, which are very valuable to traditional herbal medicine. Graphical abstract (Source: Journal of Ethnopharmacology)
Source: Journal of Ethnopharmacology - April 5, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research

Ethnomedicinal plants used by traditional healers of North Tripura district, Tripura, North East India
Conclusion The present study highlighted certain species having higher priority indices for further phytochemical investigation. Counselling of traditional health practitioners should be taken into consideration in order to smooth continuation and extension of traditional medical knowledge and practice for ensuring safe and effective therapy. Graphical abstract (Source: Journal of Ethnopharmacology)
Source: Journal of Ethnopharmacology - April 5, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research

Herbs and herbal combinations used to treat suspected malaria in Bo, Sierra Leone
Conclusions Indigenous medical knowledge about herbal remedies and combinations of local herbs remains an integral part of malaria case management in Sierra Leone. Graphical abstract (Source: Journal of Ethnopharmacology)
Source: Journal of Ethnopharmacology - April 5, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research

Induction of cell cycle arrest and apoptosis by betulinic acid-rich fraction from Dillenia suffruticosa root in MCF-7 cells involved p53/p21 and mitochondrial signalling pathway
Conclusion DCM-DS induced cell cycle arrest and apoptosis in MCF-7 cells via p53/p21 pathway. In addition, DCM-DS induced apoptosis by increasing the ratio of Bax/Bcl-2. Betulinic acid, which is one of the major compounds, is responsible for the cytotoxicity of the DCM-DS. Therefore, BA can be used as a marker for standardisation of herbal product from D. suffruticosa. DCM-DS can also be employed as BA-rich extract from roots of D. suffruticosa for the management of breast cancer. Graphical abstract (Source: Journal of Ethnopharmacology)
Source: Journal of Ethnopharmacology - April 5, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research

A hundred years of change in wild vegetable use in southern Herzegovina
Conclusions Although we observed some changes in the names and uses of plants compared to the list from a hundred years ago, around three quarters of the taxa are still used to some extent nowadays. Graphical abstract (Source: Journal of Ethnopharmacology)
Source: Journal of Ethnopharmacology - April 5, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research

Rikkunshito induces gastric relaxation via the β‐adrenergic pathway in Suncus murinus
Conclusions & InferencesThese results indicate that RKT stimulates and modulates gastric relaxation through β2‐ and β3‐adrenergic, but not β1‐adrenergic, pathways in S. murinus. This study aimed to examine the effect of rikkunshito (RKT) on the regulation of Suncus murinus gastric motility in vitro. The results show that RKT induces gastric relaxation via the β‐adrenergic pathway. This finding provides a starting point for investigation of the pharmacological effect of RKT on gastric relaxation. (Source: Neurogastroenterology and Motility)
Source: Neurogastroenterology and Motility - April 5, 2015 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: A. Mondal, A. Takehara, S. Aizawa, T. Tanaka, N. Fujitsuka, T. Hattori, T. Sakai, I. Sakata Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Autism spectrum disorder and pet therapy.
This article reviews and summarizes that effectiveness as well as the findings and limitations associated with pet therapy for ASD. The majority of research on ASD and pet therapy has examined children and has primarily used dogs and horses for therapy. Studies have shown positive effects for the therapy, including high satisfaction rates among the participants' families. Major limitations of studies in the current literature include the lack of control groups and small sample sizes. Future research should incorporate better study designs and large samples to validate pet therapy as an appropriate treatment for ASD. P...
Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine - April 4, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Adv Mind Body Med Source Type: research

This Chinese herbal medicine could be the cure for Ebola, scientists discover
(NaturalNews) In the search for a safe and effective treatment for the Ebola virus, researchers from Texas have discovered a novel compound found in a natural Chinese herb that they say works better than any experimental pharmaceutical or vaccine at blocking the virus from interacting... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 4, 2015 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Treatment of Hypercholesterolemia in Rats Using Ginger and Turmeric Rhizomes
In conclusion, dietary supplementation with both types of rhizomes (ginger and turmeric) inhibited arginase activity and prevented hypercholesterolemia in rats that received a high-cholesterol diet. Therefore, these activities of ginger and turmeric represent possible mechanisms underlying its use in herbal medicine to treat several cardiovascular diseases. (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - April 4, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Rapid characterisation of grape seed extracts by a novel HPLC method on a diol stationary phase
In this study polymeric procyanidins are referred to a chain length >5 flavan-3-ol units. The method was applied to the analysis of commercial grape seed extracts and the results of the method were compared with spectrophotometric assays. Results obtained by the HPLC method were in the range of 76–99% of total OPC. The spectrophotometric assays provided results from 70 to 110% (acid butanol assay) and 28 to 45% for OPC (vanillin assay). The Folin–Ciocalteu assay yielded amounts for total phenols from 78 to 93%. (Source: Journal of Functional Foods)
Source: Journal of Functional Foods - April 4, 2015 Category: Nutrition Source Type: research

Effects of boron supplementation on the severity and duration of pain in primary dysmenorrhea.
CONCLUSION: Based on our findings, Boron supplementation can reduce the severity and duration of menstrual pain through exerting anti-inflammatory effects. In order to clarify the effects of Boron on dysmenorrhea, future studies are required to measure the levels of hormones and inflammatory biomarkers. PMID: 25906949 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - April 4, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Nikkhah S, Dolatian M, Naghii MR, Zaeri F, Taheri SM Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Auricular therapy for chronic pain management in adults: A synthesis of evidence.
CONCLUSIONS: AT may positively control pain intensity for patients with chronic pain. However, due to the significant heterogeneity and methodological flaws identified in the analyzed trials, the current evidence on AT for chronic pain management is still uncertain. More rigorously designed large-scale randomized controlled trials are required to evaluate the efficacy of AT for patients with chronic pain. PMID: 25921554 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - April 4, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Zhao HJ, Tan JY, Wang T, Jin L Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

States Ask U.S. Congress to Launch Inquiry of Herbal SupplementsStates Ask U.S. Congress to Launch Inquiry of Herbal Supplements
A group of 14 state attorneys general on Thursday asked the U.S. Congress to investigate the herbal supplements industry after a New York probe of the products turned up ingredients that were not listed on labels and raised safety concerns. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 3, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

CDC Publishes First National Study on Use of Behavioral Therapy, Medication and Dietary Supplements for ADHD in Children
The first national study to look at behavioral therapy, medication, and dietary supplements to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) among children ages 4-17, shows that less than one half of children with ADHD were receiving behavioral therapy in 2009-2010. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - April 3, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

News in Brief: Week of March 30-April 3
This roundup includes the following news briefs: FDA Warns of Risks Tied to Homeopathic Asthma Products, USPSTF Says Evidence Insufficient for Thyroid Dysfunction Screening, Check Out New National Clinician Scholars Program, Take Part in Open Payments National Provider Call, and Graham Center Launches Redesigned Website. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - April 3, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Cost-effectiveness of dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) plus anti-resorptive treatment in Australian women with breast cancer who receive aromatase inhibitors
We examined the cost-effectiveness of dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) with anti-resorptive (AR) therapy compared with fracture risk assessment, lifestyle advice, and vitamin supplementation. We used a hypothetical Markov cohort model of lifetime duration for 60-year-old women with early stage breast cancer receiving AIs. The data to populate the model came from the published medical literature, epidemiological reports, and national costing datasets. Two eligibility scenarios for AR therapy were considered: (A) osteoporosis, and (B) osteopenia or osteoporosis. The main outcomes were incremental cost per quality-adjus...
Source: Journal of Bone and Mineral Metabolism - April 3, 2015 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Experiences of healing therapy in patients with irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease
Conclusion: Patients were open towards the benefits that could be attained by healing, although most patients were not sure what healing would entail. Some patients expected to be relaxed by the sessions. However, the most consistent reports were that patients experienced a relaxing sensation that was generated within the session and lasted for a time period after the sessions. In addition to this the healing appeared to be associated with patients feeling more tolerant of their symptoms. Patients valued the therapist and their input into the healing process. It should be noted however, that this report cannot consider the...
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - April 3, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Andrew SoundyRhonda LeeTom KingstoneSukhdev SinghPankaj ShahLesley Roberts Source Type: research

The Influence of Herbal Medicine on Platelet Function and Coagulation: A Narrative Review
Semin Thromb HemostDOI: 10.1055/s-0035-1549089Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death worldwide. Platelet activation and aggregation play a central role in hemostasis and thrombosis. Herbal medicines have been traditionally used in the management of CVD and can play a role in modifying CVD progression, particularly in platelet function, and have the potential of altering platelet function tests, as well as some coagulation parameters. Herbal medicines, such as feverfew, garlic, ginger, ginseng, motherwort, St John's wort, and willow bark, were found to reduce platelet aggregation. In vitro studies show p...
Source: Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis - April 3, 2015 Category: Hematology Authors: McEwen, Bradley J. Source Type: research

Fingerprinting profile of polysaccharides from Lycium barbarum using multiplex approaches and chemometrics.
Abstract Techniques including ultraviolet-visible spectra (UV), high performance size-exclusion chromatography (HPSEC), fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR) and pre-column derivatization high-performance liquid chromatography (PCD-HPLC) were used in the fingerprinting analysis of Lycium barbarum polysaccharides (LBPs) from different locations and varieties. Multiple fingerprinting profiles were used to evaluate the similarity and classification of different LBPs with the help of chemometrics. The results indicated that sixteen batches of LBPs had good consistency, and fingerprinting techniques were simpl...
Source: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules - April 3, 2015 Category: Biochemistry Authors: Liu W, Xu J, Zhu R, Zhu Y, Zhao Y, Chen P, Pan C, Yao W, Gao X Tags: Int J Biol Macromol Source Type: research

Of the importance of a leaf: the ethnobotany of sarma in Turkey and the Balkans
Conclusion: The rich ethnobotanical diversity of sarma confirms the urgent need to record folk culinary plant knowledge. The results presented here can be implemented into initiatives aimed at re-evaluating folk cuisines and niche food markets based on local neglected ingredients, and possibly also to foster trajectories of the avant-garde cuisines inspired by ethnobotanical knowledge. (Source: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine)
Source: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine - April 3, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Yunus DoganAnely Nedelcheva¿ukasz ¿uczajConstantin Dr¿gulescuGjoshe StefkovAida Maglajli¿Jonathan FerrierNora PappAvni HajdariBehxhet MustafaZora Daji¿-Stevanovi¿Andrea Pieroni Source Type: research

States ask U.S. Congress to launch inquiry of herbal supplements
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A group of 14 state attorneys general on Thursday asked the U.S. Congress to investigate the herbal supplements industry after a New York probe of the products turned up ingredients that were not listed on labels and raised safety concerns. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 2, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Could Fish Oil Interfere with Cancer Care?
Answer isn't clear, but research suggests supplements, and certain fish, might reduce effect of chemotherapy Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cancer Chemotherapy, Dietary Fats, Dietary Supplements (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - April 2, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Truth About Cancer And Baking Soda
Long before I was a physician, I remember mixing baking soda and vinegar in one of my first school science classes and watching it fizz. Back then, I had no idea how many uses this common household product had. Aside from fueling science-fair volcanoes, baking soda has long been used to relieve acid reflux and heartburn, as well as to treat allergic reactions from plants. It is also an effective toothpaste, when combined with hydrogen peroxide. And these are only a few of the ways it can be used… So it’s not surprising that a number of new, hip health fads feature this age-old “cure.” These days, on...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - April 2, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr. Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging Nutrition Cancer nutrients supplements Source Type: news

Hooray! You CAN eat fast food after exercise: Burgers and chips are just as good as supplements for workout recovery, study claims
Research led by the University of Montana has found that eating fast food after a workout may be just as beneficial as dietary supplements. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 2, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Auricular acupuncture with seed or pellet attachments for primary insomnia: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Conclusion: Statistical analyses of the outcomes revealed a positive effect of auricular acupuncture for primary insomnia. Nonetheless, considering the poor methodological quality, insufficient sample size and possible publication bias, current evidence is not yet adequate to provide a strong support for the use of auricular acupuncture in the treatment of primary insomnia. More strictly designed clinical studies will be needed to obtain a more explicit conclusion. (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - April 2, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Ying LanXi WuHui-Juan TanNan WuJing-Jing XingFu-Sheng WuLei-Xiao ZhangFan-Rong Liang Source Type: research

Bigelovin inhibits STAT3 signaling by inactivating JAK2 and induces apoptosis in human cancer cells
u & Qiang Yu (Source: Acta Pharmacologica Sinica)
Source: Acta Pharmacologica Sinica - April 2, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Hao-hao ZhangShan KuangYing WangXiao-xiao SunYuan GuLi-hong HuQiang Yu Tags: apoptosis tumor cell line Chinese herbal drugs Inula hupehensis neoplasms STAT3 transcription factors Janus kinase 2 DTT signal transduction bigelovin interleukin-6 sesquiterpenes Source Type: research

Acupuncture for benign prostatic hyperplasia: a systematic review protocol
Introduction Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a non-malignant enlargement of the prostate commonly encountered in older men. BPH has been treated with acupuncture inside and outside China, but its effects are uncertain. This review aims to assess the efficacy and safety of acupuncture therapy for BPH. Methods and analysis Seven databases will be searched from their inception: the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) in The Cochrane Library, MEDLINE, EMBASE, Chinese Biomedical Database, the China National Knowledge Infrastructure, the VIP Database and Wanfang Database. Randomised controlled clinica...
Source: BMJ Open - April 2, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Zhang, W., Yu, J., Liu, Z., Peng, W. Tags: Open access, Complementary medicine, Evidence based practice, Urology Protocol Source Type: research

Glucosamine and chondroitin for knee osteoarthritis: a double-blind randomised placebo-controlled clinical trial evaluating single and combination regimens
Conclusions Allocation to the glucosamine–chondroitin combination resulted in a statistically significant reduction in JSN at 2 years. While all allocation groups demonstrated reduced knee pain over the study period, none of the treatment allocation groups demonstrated significant symptomatic benefit above placebo. Trial Registration ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00513422; http://www.clinicaltrials.gov (Source: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases)
Source: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases - April 2, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Fransen, M., Agaliotis, M., Nairn, L., Votrubec, M., Bridgett, L., Su, S., Jan, S., March, L., Edmonds, J., Norton, R., Woodward, M., Day, R., on behalf of the LEGS study collaborative group, Buckland-Wright, C., Bridges-Webb, C., Heritier, S., Jones, G., Tags: Pain (neurology), Radiology, Degenerative joint disease, Musculoskeletal syndromes, Osteoarthritis, Clinical diagnostic tests, Radiology (diagnostics) Clinical and epidemiological research Source Type: research

Whether Metal Element-Containing Herbal Formula Angong Niuhuang Pill Is Safe for Acute Brain Disorders?
Abstract "Angong Niuhuang Pill" (AGNH Pill) has been used as patented herbal formula for treatment of acute brain disorders including ischemic stroke, hemorrhage stroke, and trauma brain injury in traditional Chinese medicine for a thousand years. It is widely used in treatment of many diseases. As AGNH Pill contains metal elements named realgar and cinnabar, whether AGNH Pill is safe attracts great concerns. To address this question, we reviewed adverse drug reactions (ADR) and adverse events (AE) to assess the safety of AGNH Pill clinically. We searched PubMed, Embase, Cochrane library, TOXNET, and Chinese databa...
Source: Biological Trace Element Research - April 2, 2015 Category: Biology Authors: Zhao L, Peng F, Guan B, Li X, Wu W, Chen J, Shen J Tags: Biol Trace Elem Res Source Type: research

Large dose means significant effect – dose and effect relationship of Chi-Dan-Tui-Huang decoction on alpha-naphthylisothiocyanate-induced cholestatic hepatitis in rats
Conclusions: CDTHD is beneficial to liver protection in a dose-dependent manner. Especially large dose demonstrates potent efficacy and Radix Paeoniae Rubra in the formula contributes the main effect on ANIT-induced acute cholestatic hepatitis without toxicity. (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - April 2, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Yanling ZhaoXiao MaJiabo WangRuiqing WenLei JiaYun ZhuRuisheng LiRuilin WangJianyu LiLifu WangYonggang LiXiaohe Xiao Source Type: research

Ethnobotany of medicinal plants in Ada’a District, East Shewa Zone of Oromia Regional State, Ethiopia
Conclusion: The study reported the existence of a number of medicinal plants, an indication for the presence of plant-based traditional medicinal knowledge transfer that survived through generations. Informants asserted that wild growing medicinal plants are under threat due to increased use pressure coupled with unsuitable harvesting that frequently targets roots and barks for remedy preparations. This calls for urgent and collaborative actions to keep the balance between medicinal plants availability in the wild state and their utilization by the community. Furthermore, the study attempted to prioritize the most efficaci...
Source: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine - April 2, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Alemayehu KefalewZemede AsfawEnsermu Kelbessa Source Type: research

Quantification and antioxidant and anti-HCV activities of the constituents from the inflorescences of Scabiosa comosa and S. tschilliensis.
Abstract To investigate the bioactive constituents of the inflorescences of Scabiosa comosa and S. tschilliensis, which are used traditionally for liver diseases, we tested the antioxidant activity using 2,2'-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH), 2,2'-azinobis-(3-ethylbenzthiazoline-6-sulphonic acid) (ABTS), ferric reducing antioxidant potential (FRAP), and DPPH-ultra high performance liquid chromatography-mass spectrometer (UPLC-MS) assay. In addition, cell-based anti-HCV activity of the major compounds were evaluated. The plant extracts showed strong antioxidant activity. For the first time, 3,4-dicaffeoylquinic acid...
Source: Natural Product Research - April 2, 2015 Category: Biochemistry Authors: Ma JN, Bolraa S, Ji M, He QQ, Ma CM Tags: Nat Prod Res Source Type: research

[Homeopathy, social welfare and reality].
PMID: 25843946 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Atencion Primaria)
Source: Atencion Primaria - April 2, 2015 Category: Primary Care Authors: Sacristán Rubio A, Torres Jiménez JI Tags: Aten Primaria Source Type: research

Plants used during pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum and infant healthcare in Palestine.
CONCLUSION: This study revealed that there is an appreciable prevalence of herbal use among pregnant women at different pregnancy stages and for infant healthcare in Palestine. PMID: 25900613 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - April 2, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Ali-Shtayeh MS, Jamous RM, Jamous RM Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research