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  1. Plant-derived compounds have chemopreventive properties to be used as alternative medicine. Pericarp of Mangosteen (Garcinia mangostana Linn.), a tropical fruit in Southeast Asia contains a phytochemical α-mangos...

    Authors: Wipawee Nittayananta, Teerapol Srichana, Jureeporn Chuerduangphui, Ekarat Hitakomate and Kesinee Netsomboon
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:276
  2. Depression, anxiety, and insomnia are prevalent in older people and are associated with increased risk of mortality, dependency, falls and reduced quality of life. Prior to or whilst seeking treatment, older p...

    Authors: Rachael Frost, Silvy Mathew, Verity Thomas, Sayem Uddin, Adriana Salame, Christine Vial, Tanya Cohen, Sukvinder Kaur Bhamra, Juan Carlos Bazo Alvarez, Cini Bhanu, Michael Heinrich and Kate Walters
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:275
  3. The high virulence of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), responsible for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), has triggered global health and economic concerns. The absence of specif...

    Authors: Bussayarat Maikhunthod, Sukanya Chaipayang, Akanitt Jittmittraphap, Narin Thippornchai, Pakpoom Boonchuen, Panlada Tittabutr, Griangsak Eumkeb, Sahachai Sabuakham, Thanyada Rungrotmongkol, Panupong Mahalapbutr, Pornsawan Leaungwutiwong, Neung Teaumroong and Waraporn Tanthanuch
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:274
  4. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) and its associated end-stage renal disease (ESRD) are significant health problems that pose a threat to human well-being. Renal fibrosis is a common feature and ultimate pathologic...

    Authors: Xia Zhong, Yue Huang, Jian Jia, Jian Liu, Hongwei Su, Qiongdan Hu, Ruizhi Tan and Li Wang
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:273
  5. Cymbopogon is a member of the family Poaceae and has been explored for its phytochemicals and bioactivities. Although the antimicrobial activities of Cymbopogon spp. extracts have been extensively studied, compre...

    Authors: Dwi Kusuma Wahyuni, Viol Dhea Kharisma, Ahmad Affan Ali Murtadlo, Cici Tya Rahmawati, Alvi Jauharotus Syukriya, Sehanat Prasongsuk, Sreeramanan Subramaniam, Anjar Tri Wibowo and Hery Purnobasuki
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:272
  6. Onion waste was reported to be a valuable source of bioactive constituents with potential health-promoting benefits. This sparked a surge of interest among scientists for its valorization. This study aims to i...

    Authors: Mariam M. Elattar, Hala M. Hammoda, Doaa A. Ghareeb, Shaymaa A. Abdulmalek, Fatma. A. Abdelrahim, Inas A. K. Seif, Hend M. Dawood and Reham S. Darwish
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:271
  7. Medicinal plant-mediated combinational therapies have gained importance globally due to minimal side effects and enhanced treatment outcomes compared to single-drug modalities. We aimed to analyze the cytotoxi...

    Authors: Sumbal Javaid, Irfan Zia Qureshi, Ahmat Khurshid, Tayyaba Afsar, Fohad Mabood Husain, Muhammad Khurshid, Janeen H. Trembley and Suhail Razak
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:270
  8. The leaves of Kalanchoe pinnata (Lam.) Pers. (K. pinnata), a succulent plant native to tropical regions, are used as a medicinal alternative against cancer in several countries worldwide; however, its therapeutic...

    Authors: Nicolas Faundes-Gandolfo, Carlos Jara-Gutiérrez, Mario Párraga, Iván Montenegro, Waleska Vera, Marcela Escobar, Alejandro Madrid, Manuel Valenzuela-Valderrama and Joan Villena
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:269
  9. Wound is defined as the damage to biological tissues including skin, mucous membranes and organ tissues. The acute wound heals in less than 4 weeks without complications, while a chronic wound takes longer tha...

    Authors: Christophe Wiart, Puay Luan Tan, Mogana Rajagopal, Yik-Ling Chew, Mun Yee Leong, Lee Fang Tan and Vi Lien Yap
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:268
  10. Malaria continues to wreak havoc on the well-being of the community. Resistant parasites are jeopardizing the treatment. This is a wake-up call for better medications. Folk plants are the key starting point fo...

    Authors: Getu Habte, Sisay Habte, Oda Jilo, Wondwosen Alemu, Kedir Eyasu, Welela Meka, Getabalew Shifera, Wubishet Gezimu, Milkias Dugasa, Sanbato Tamiru, Meta Mamo and Abiyo Kelecha
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:267
  11. The growing global threat of antimicrobial resistance endangers both human and animal life, necessitating the urgent discovery of novel antimicrobial solutions. Medicinal plants hold promise as sources of pote...

    Authors: Anees Ur Rahman, Abdullah Abdullah, Shah Faisal, Basem Mansour and Galal Yahya
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:266
  12. Origanum species have been used in various commercial constructions as a remedy against burns and wounds, agriculture, alcoholic drinks, fragrance, and flavoring substances of food products. The essential oil of

    Authors: Özlem Tomsuk, Victor Kuete, Hülya Sivas and Mine Kürkçüoğlu
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:265
  13. Artemisia argyi is a traditional herbal medicine belonging to the genus Artemisia that plays an important role in suppressing inflammation. However, the chemical constituents and underlying mechanisms of its ther...

    Authors: Caiwenjie La, Menghe Li, Zexu Wang, Tao Liu, Qiongzhen Zeng, Pinghua Sun, Zhe Ren, Cuifang Ye, Qiuying Liu and Yifei Wang
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:264
  14. Lung cancer is a malignant tumor with highly heterogeneous characteristics. A classic Chinese medicine, Pinellia ternata (PT), was shown to exert therapeutic effects on lung cancer cells. However, its chemical an...

    Authors: Fan Feng, Ping Hu, Lei Peng, Lisheng Xu, Jun Chen, Qiong Chen, Xingtao Zhang and Xingkui Tao
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:263
  15. Bitter orange (Citrus aurantium) is a fruiting shrub native to tropical and subtropical countries around the world and cultivated in many regions due to its nutraceutical value. The current study investigated the...

    Authors: Naglaa S. Ashmawy, Nilofar Nilofar, Gokhan Zengin and Omayma A. Eldahshan
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:262
  16. Colon cancer, a prominent contributor to global cancer-related deaths, prompts the need for innovative treatment strategies. Euphorbia resinifera O. Berg (E. resinifera) and Euphorbia officinarum subsp. echinus H...

    Authors: Rania Benjamaa, Anlin Zhu, Soeun Kim, Dohyang Kim, Abdel Khalid Essamadi, Abdelkarim Moujanni, Anass Terrab, Namki Cho and Jaewoo Hong
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:261
  17. The Pro-inflammatory mediators such as prostaglandin E2, nitric oxide and TNF-α are the key players in the stimulation of the inflammatory responses. Thus, the pro-inflammatory mediators are considered to be p...

    Authors: Vani Mathakala, Tejaswini Ullakula and Uma Maheswari Devi Palempalli
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:260
  18. Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) are receiving a lot of attention as a prospective antibacterial agent for use in caries prevention. The objective of this study was to investigate the bioactivity and antibacterial...

    Authors: Marwa Aly Elchaghaby, Sayed Rashad and Nada Mohamed Wassef
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:259
  19. Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a chronic, relapsing inflammatory disorder of the gastrointestinal system. So far, no treatment has been identified that can completely cure IBD. Lactobacillus brevis is hypoth...

    Authors: Ardeshir Ebrahiminejad, Abbas Akhavan Sepahi, Abbas Yadegar and Anna Meyfour
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:258
  20. Neuroblastoma, a prevalent solid tumor in children, often manifests with hidden onset sites, rapid growth, and high metastatic potential. The prognosis for children with high-risk neuroblastoma remains poor, h...

    Authors: Xiaohui Sui, Tingting Liu, Zhiyun Zou, Baoqing Zhang and Guiju Zhang
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:257
  21. One of the most widely used medicinal plants in Iranian traditional medicine, Rosa × damascena Herrm. (mohammadi flower) that the people of Kashan use as a sedative and to treat nervous diseases and constipation....

    Authors: Mansureh Ghavam
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:256
  22. Traditional medicines are commonly used worldwide, especially in Africa—however, there is limited information on the prevalence and types of traditional eye medicine utilization in Ethiopia. The goal of this s...

    Authors: Sadik Taju Sherief, Munira Sherefedin Sitotaw and Abonesh Girma
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:255
  23. Considering the significant prevalence of ileus after abdominal surgery and the beneficial effects of Cuminum cyminum in digestive problems, this study aimed to examine whether Cuminum cyminum has any effect on t...

    Authors: Esmaeili Abdar Amin, Elahabadi Ismail, Raeiszadeh Mahboobeh and Sadeghi Tabandeh
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:254
  24. The utilization of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is experiencing a global surge, accompanied by the adoption of national CAM policies in numerous countries. Traditional Persian medicine (TPM) is...

    Authors: Seyed Reza Abdipour Mehrian, Shahadat Uddin, Zahra Ghahramani, Reza Moshfeghinia, Saeed Shahabi, Aliakbar Haghdoost, Golsa Mesbahi, Mahmoud Khodadost, Mohammad Hashem Hashempur, Mojtaba Heydari, Morteza Mojahedi, Majid Nimrouzi, Mehdi Pasalar, Hossein Molavi Vardanjani and Kamran Bagheri Lankarani
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:253
  25. The use of finished herbal products (FHPs) among Malaysians today is expanding rapidly leading to a huge market of FHPs in the country. However, the mass production of FHPs in today’s market is alarming due to...

    Authors: Nur Syamila Mohd Roziman, Wardah Mustafa Din, Zurina Mahadi, Farida Islahudin and Mazlina Md. Said
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:252
  26. Ancient classic prescription play a crucial role in the preservation and advancement of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) theories. They represent a significant milestone in the ongoing development and transm...

    Authors: Mengcheng Jiang, Zhidong Qiu, Yuanyuan Diao, Yuwen Shi, Weipeng Liu, Na Li and Ailing Jia
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:251
  27. Chronic pain affects over 100 million Americans, with a disproportionately high number being Veterans. Chronic pain is often difficult to treat and responds variably to medications, with many providing minimal...

    Authors: Rachel S. Bergmans, Riley Wegryn-Jones, Catherine Klida, Vivian Kurtz, Laura Thomas, David A. Williams, Daniel J. Clauw, Kelley M. Kidwell, Amy S. B. Bohnert and Kevin F. Boehnke
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:250
  28. Traditional medicine (TM) interventions are plausible therapeutic alternatives to conventional medical interventions against emerging and endemic zoonotic diseases, particularly in low-and middle-income countr...

    Authors: Festus A. Asaaga, Emmanuel S. Tomude, Mujeeb Rahman, Irfan Shakeer, Nitya S. Ghotge, Sarah J. Burthe, Stefanie M. Schäfer, Abi T. Vanak, Bethan V. Purse and Subhash L. Hoti
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:249
  29. Traditional herbs have a history of clinical use in anti-fatigue. However, several adverse effects of herbs have been identified. Pityriasis rosea-like eruption (PR-LE) is a rare cutaneous complication of herb...

    Authors: Xueyan Zeng, Xin Zhou, Aiping Zhang, Yanqin Zhu, Bin Lu, Feiqin Zhu, Mengqi Wu and Riyang Lin
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:248
  30. Ginsenoside Rg3 is a component of ginseng that protects against myocardial ischemia/reperfusion (MI/R) injury. Ferroptosis is a new form of cell death characterized by oxidative damage to phospholipids. The pu...

    Authors: GuoFu Zhong, Junteng Chen, Yangtao Li, Yue Han, Maosheng Wang, Qinqi Nie, Mujuan Xu, Qinghua Zhu, Xiao Chang and Ling Wang
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:247
  31. The clinical symptoms of Lumbar Disc Herniation (LDH) can be effectively ameliorated through Lever Positioning Manipulation (LPM), which is closely linked to the brain's pain-regulating mechanisms. Magnetic Re...

    Authors: Xing-chen Zhou, Long-hao Chen, Shuang Wu, Kai-zheng Wang, Zi-cheng Wei, Tao Li, Yuan-shen Huang, Zi-han Hua, Qiong Xia, Zhi-zhen Lv and Li-jiang Lv
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:246
  32. This qualitative enquiry explores the experiences and perspectives of individuals with an eating disorder (ED) regarding their perceptions of yoga as an adjunct intervention to psychotherapy. It also explores ...

    Authors: Jennifer O’Brien, Shane McIver, Subhadra Evans, Eleanor Trethewey and Melissa O’Shea
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:245
  33. Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer diagnosed in women. Finding novel therapeutic agents with significant cytotoxic action and minimal adverse impact on normal cells becomes crucial. Today, natural...

    Authors: Shimaa I. A. Mohamed, Ghada H. Elsayed, Amgad El Shaffai, Shaymaa M.M. Yahya and Walaa S.A. Mettwally
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:244
  34. Cucurbita pepo cv Dayangua (CPD) is an edible plant with diverse pharmacological properties. The current research on CPD has primarily focused on initial investigations of its chemical composition and pharmacolog...

    Authors: Huan Zhang, Yazhou Zhou, Zhiyuan Pan, Bikun Wang, Lei Yang, Nan Zhang, Baiyi Chen, Xiaona Wang, Zhiguang Jian, Likun Wang, Hui Ling, Xiaoming Qin, Zhelin Zhang, Teng Liu, Aiping Zheng, Yafang Tan…
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:243
  35. This study explores the medicinal plant knowledge of the Baiku Yao, a unique ethnic group in China. Despite existing research on their ethnobotanical practices, a comprehensive understanding of their medicinal...

    Authors: Tingting Li, Binsheng Luo, Yuanming Tong, Guiyuan Wei, Ling Chai and Renchuan Hu
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:242
  36. Iron nanoparticles comprise a significant class of inorganic nanoparticles, which discover applications in various zones by prudence of their few exciting properties. This study achieved the green synthesis of...

    Authors: Rajeshkumar Shanmugam, M. Tharani, Shahabe Saquib Abullais, Santosh R. Patil and Mohmed Isaqali Karobari
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:241
  37. Acupuncture is a method for treating tic disorder. However, there is a lack of sufficient clinical objective basis in regards of its treatment efficacy. Indeed, there are structural abnormalities present in en...

    Authors: Yi-ming Fan, Ying-xin Li, Yi Zhang, Dong Chen, Meng-qian Yuan, Yan-cai Li, Elsie Sin May Teo, Ming-hui Xu, Yang-yang Zhou, Pan-feng Yang, Cheng-mei Zhao, Jing-jing Zheng, Jian-bing Li and Chao Bao
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:240
  38. Insomnia is common in college students, but its impact on health and wellbeing is often neglected. Enhancing sleep quality through targeted interventions could improve overall health and reduce the risk of con...

    Authors: Ming-min Xu, Nan Li, Tian-nuo Hu, Zheng-kun Zhou, Yue Chen, Xue Huang, Yulong Wei and Yu Guo
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:239
  39. The present study aimed to assess the anti-leishmanial effects of curcumin nanoemulsion (CUR-NE) against Leishmania major (MRHO/IR/75/ER) in both in vitro and in vivo experiments. CUR-NE was successfully prepared...

    Authors: Keivan Sahebi, Fatemeh Shahsavani, Fatemeh Mehravar, Gholamreza Hatam, Rasoul Alimi, Amirhossein Radfar, Mohammad Saleh Bahreini, Ali Pouryousef and Aref Teimouri
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:238
  40. Biofilms and oxidative stress retard wound healing. The resistance of biofilms to antibiotics has led to a search for alternative approaches in biofilm elimination. Antioxidants work synergistically with antib...

    Authors: Catherine Namuga, Haruna Muwonge, Kerebba Nasifu, Peter Sekandi, Tahalu Sekulima and John Baptist Kirabira
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:236
  41. Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust’s Life Rooms initiative is an established and successful model of integrating arts and culture within NHS provision. In the face of COVID-19, the Life Rooms was restructured to...

    Authors: Joanne Worsley, Josie Billington and Ekaterina Balabanova
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:235
  42. This study explored the impact of predicted miRNAs on DNA methyltransferases (DNMTs) and the PODXL gene in Nalm6 cells, revealing the significance of these miRNAs in acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL).

    Authors: Ali Afgar, Alireza Keyhani, Amirreza Afgar, Mohamad Javad Mirzaei-Parsa, Mahdiyeh Ramezani Zadeh Kermani, Masoud Rezaei, Mohammad Ebrahimipour, Ladan Langroudi, Mahla Sattarzadeh Bardsiri and Reza Vahidi
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:234
  43. Triple Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC) is a particular type of breast cancer with the highest mortality rate. Essential oils are concerned more and more as potential anti-cancer drugs.

    Authors: Chao Yang, Wenwen Zhang, Shi Xiang, Lai Chen, Jiong Chun and Hui Chen
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:233
  44. Alzheimer’s disease is a neurodegenerative age-related disease that primarily affects the elderly population leading to progressive memory impairments and neural deficits. It is counted as a major cause of ger...

    Authors: Safa Abdelbaset, Iriny M. Ayoub, Osama G. Mohamed, Ashootosh Tripathi, Omayma A. Eldahshan and Dina M. El-Kersh
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:232
  45. Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is widely used by patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). However, their reasons and experience in using TCM have received insufficient attention. Therefore, we co...

    Authors: Qiuyang Jia, Yuebo Song, Chi Zhang, Mingxuan Li, Luda Feng, Kazuo Sugimoto, Xuebin Zhang, Jia Liu and Ying Gao
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:231
  46. Diabetes affects 75% of people in low-income countries, where conventional drugs like metformin are available, but newer drugs like alpha-glucosidase inhibitors are not accessible to most Southern African pati...

    Authors: Tumelo Akapelwa Muyenga, Samuel K. Dominion Bamitale, Dan Kibuule, Simbarashe Sithole, Stanley Mukanganyama, Carlen Rudolph, Luanne Venables, Anna C. Hattingh, Maryna van de Venter and Christian Chinyere Ezeala
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:230
  47. Any illness places a significant burden on patients, including deterioration in quality of life. Animal assisted therapy may be helpful in the rehabilitation process and in the treatment of patients to allevia...

    Authors: Veronika Mittly, Veronika Fáy, Natália Dankovics, Vanda Pál and György Purebl
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:229
  48. Endometrial cancer (EC) is an oestrogen-dependent tumour, the occurrence of which is closely related to an imbalance of oestrogen homeostasis. Our previous studies explored the effects of Resveratrol(Res) on o...

    Authors: Qing Wang, Jia-yun Zhou, Li Liu, Ze-yuan Yin, Yan-yu Li, Meng Wang, Jing-bo Zhang, Hui Lu, Xue-yan Zhou and Bei Zhang
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:227