BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
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#1Charlotte Mungho Tata (Walter Sisulu University)H-Index: 1
#2Constance Rufaro Sewani-Rusike (Walter Sisulu University)H-Index: 4
Last.Benedicta N. Nkeh-Chungag (Walter Sisulu University)H-Index: 6
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Background Senecio serratuloides DC is used in folk medicine for treating hypertension, skin disorders, internal and external sores, rashes, burns and wounds. This study aimed at investigating the antihypertensive effects of the hydroethanol extract of S. serratuloides (HESS) in N-Nitro-L-arginine methyl ester (L-NAME) induced hypertension in rats. Methods: Acute toxicity of HESS was first determined to provide guidance on doses to be used in this study. Lorke’s method was used to determine safe...
#1Mohammad Ibrahim (UFSM: Universidade Federal de Santa Maria)H-Index: 11
#2Niaz Muhammad (AWKUM: Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan)H-Index: 17
Last.João Batista Teixeira da Rocha (UFSM: Universidade Federal de Santa Maria)H-Index: 55
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Organochalcogen compounds have attracted the interest of a multitude of studies for their promising Pharmacological and biological activities. The antioxidant activity and acute toxicity of an organoselenium compound, 1-(2-(2-(2-(1-aminoethyl)phenyl)diselanyl)phenyl)ethanamine (APDP) was determined in mice. Mice were randomly divided into four groups, with each group comprising of seven animals. Canola oil (1ml/kg of body weight) was administered to 1st group, while 2nd, 3rd & 4th groups were ad...
#1Afnan Sh. Ahmed (IIUM: International Islamic University Malaysia)H-Index: 2
#2Muhammad Taher (IIUM: International Islamic University Malaysia)H-Index: 14
Last.Zunita Zakaria (UPM: Universiti Putra Malaysia)H-Index: 26
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Background Various extracts of Centella asiatica (Apiaceae) and its active constituent, asiaticoside, have been reported to possess wound healing property when assessed using various in vivo and in vitro models. In an attempt to develop a formulation with accelerated wound healing effect, the present study was performed to examine in vivo efficacy of asiaticoside-rich hydrogel formulation in rabbits.
#1Yi Zhang (SYSU: Sun Yat-sen University)
#2Feixian Zhou (SYSU: Sun Yat-sen University)
Last.Fahuan Ge (SYSU: Sun Yat-sen University)
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Background Sexual problems are widespread and adversely affect the interpersonal relationships and the quality of life. Currently, synthetic drugs improving sexual function are available, but expenditures for such agents are extremely high. To discover relatively inexpensive, widely available and effective natural drugs, we identified a combined extracts from Lepidium meyenii (maca) root and Allium tuberosum Rottl. (Chinese chive) seed, assessed the effects of this combined extracts on erectile ...
#2Yihua Liu (Beijing University of Chinese Medicine)
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Objectives Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is one global disease. Lung function gradually declines. Medication does not fully reverse the airflow limitation. Qigong’s role in COPD rehabilitation has been assessed. We aimed to assess the effects of Qigong practised by COPD patients.
#1Hailong Li (Zhejiang University of Technology)
#2Chunyu Wu (SHU: Shanghai University)
Last.Xiufei Gao (ZJU: Zhejiang University)
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Background Major depression is an important complication in patients with breast cancer, but is an underrecognized and undertreated condition in this population. The Baihe Zhimu Tang (BZ formula) is a traditional Chinese formula consisting of Lilium brownii var. viridulum Baker (L. brownii) and Anemarrhena asphodeloides (A. asphodeloides) Bunge that is used for the treatment of depression. However, the interaction between tamoxifen and BZ formula is frequently overlooked by traditional and alter...
#1Kiranmai Mandava (Bharat Institute of Technology)H-Index: 1
#2Uma Rajeswari Batchu (Bharat Institute of Technology)H-Index: 1
Last.Namratha Sunkara (Bharat Institute of Technology)
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Background The present study was aimed to evaluate the molecular level anticaries effect of different medicinal plants against Streptococcus mutans (S.mutans) glucosyltransferases (gtf).
Background The use of herbal medicine (HM) has become an essential form of treatment and it is more and more common around the world. Little is known about the reasons that drive people to initially use HM or to maintain their behaviour, and whether the so-called “push and pull factors” known in the context of decision making for complementary and alternative medicine, also play a role for HM use. Here, our goal was to provide answers to these open questions and to analyse the reasons that motiv...
#1Lei QiH-Index: 1
#2Yu Zhou (Ha Tai: Xiamen University)H-Index: 4
Last.Yuan LinH-Index: 2
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Background Moringa oleifera, also known as horseradish tree or drumstick tree, has strong antioxidant properties. In the present study, we investigated the potential effect of Moringa oleifera stem extract (MOSE) on cataract formation induced by oxidative stress in cultured mouse lenses.
Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is a rather novel issue within public healthcare and health policy-making. CAM use in Europe is widespread, patient-initiated, and patient-evaluated, and the regulation across countries has been evaluated as disharmonized. CAM users are left in an uncertain position, and patient safety may be threatened. How “risk” is understood by individuals in health policy-making and clinical encounters involving the use of CAM has not yet been much debated. The a...