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  1. Clinacanthus nutans (C. nutans) Lind. locally known as Belalai Gajah or Sabah snake grass is a medicinal plant belonging to Acanthaceae family. In Asia, this plant is traditionally used for treating skin rashes, ...

    Authors: Ilya Iryani Mahmod, Intan Safinar Ismail, Noorjahan Banu Alitheen, Yahaya M. Normi, Faridah Abas, Alfi Khatib, Rudiyanto and Jalifah Latip

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:320

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  2. Oroxylum indicum fruit extract (OIE) has been reported to inhibit the development of adipocytes. However, the exact mechanism of its metabolic activity is not clearly defined. This study attempted to investigate ...

    Authors: Tanaporn Hengpratom, Gordon M. Lowe and Griangsak Eumkeb

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:319

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  3. Multidrug-resistant pathogens are resistant to many antibiotics and associated with serious infections. Amomum tsaoko Crevost et Lemaire, Sanguisorba officinalis, Terminalia chebula Retz and Salvia miltiorrhiza B...

    Authors: Zhonghui Pu, Huaqiao Tang, Nana Long, Min Qiu, Mingxiang Gao, Fenghui Sun and Min Dai

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:318

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  4. The banana or scientifically referred to as Musa sp., is one of the most popular fruits all over the world. Almost all parts of a banana tree, including the fruits, stem juice, and flowers are commonly used as tr...

    Authors: Mazni Abu Zarin, Joo Shun Tan, Paramasivam Murugan and Rosma Ahmad

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:317

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  5. Bacteria belonging to the Salmonella genus are major concern for health, as they are widely reported in many cases of food poisoning. The use of antibiotics remains a main stream control strategy for avian salmon...

    Authors: Jean Baptiste SOKOUDJOU, Olubunmi ATOLANI, Guy Sedar Singor NJATENG, Afsar KHAN, Cyrille Ngoufack TAGOUSOP, André Nehemie BITOMBO, Norbert KODJIO and Donatien GATSING

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:316

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  6. Persicaria minor extract exhibits antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and has potential effects on cognitive function and mood. However, the effects of P.minor on brain activation and biomarkers have not...

    Authors: Huijin Lau, Suzana Shahar, Mazlyfarina Mohamad, Nor Fadilah Rajab, Hanis Mastura Yahya, Normah Che Din and Hamzaini Abdul Hamid

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:315

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  7. This study examined the prevalence and predictors of complementary and alternative medicine use among clinic patients with hypertension and/or type 2 diabetes mellitus in western Jamaica.

    Authors: Samuel Owusu, Yai-Ellen Gaye, Skyla Hall, Anna Junkins, Maira Sohail, Sarah Franklin, Maung Aung and Pauline E. Jolly

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:314

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  8. Ethnobotanical and plant-based products allow for the isolation of active constituents against a number of maladies. Monotheca buxifolia is used by local communities due to its digestive and laxative properties, ...

    Authors: Joham Sarfraz Ali, Hammad Saleem, Abdul Mannan, Gokhan Zengin, Mohamad Fawzi Mahomoodally, Marcello Locatelli, Syafiq Asnawi Zainal Abidin, Nafees Ahemad and Muhammad Zia

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:313

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  9. While anthocyanins are proven to be effective in inhibiting tumour cell proliferation, the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. This research aims to explore the glycosylation of anthocyanins in the tumour in...

    Authors: Nan Jing, Jiaxing Song, Zheng Liu, Luoyang Wang and Guoqiang Jiang

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:312

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  10. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Dong-Yeul Kwon, Ryong Kong, Young-Seob Lee, Dam-Hee Kang, Shu Wang, Qianqian Li and Ok-Hwa Kang

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:311

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    The original article was published in BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:238

  11. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Sha-Sha Wang, Shao-Yan Zhou, Xiao-Yan Xie, Ling Zhao, Yao Fu, Guang-Zhi Cai and Ji-Yu Gong

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:310

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    The original article was published in BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:7

  12. Ulcerative colitis, characterized by diarrhea, bloody stools and abdominal pain, is a chronic, idiopathic inflammatory disease of the colonic mucosa. In recent years, the incidence of ulcerative colitis presen...

    Authors: Xiao Wang, Nan-qi Zhao, Yu-xin Sun, Xue Bai, Jiang-tao Si, Jian-ping Liu and Zhao-lan Liu

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:309

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  13. Many systematic reviews of clinical trials on acupuncture were performed within the Cochrane Collaboration, the evidence-based medicine (EBM) most recognized organization. Objective of the article was to syste...

    Authors: Zhaochen Ji, Junhua Zhang, Francesca Menniti-Ippolito, Marco Massari, Alice Josephine Fauci, Na Li, Fengwen Yang and Mingyan Zhang

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:307

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  14. The usage of medicinal plants as a key component of complementary and alternative medicine, has acquired renewed interest in developed countries. The current situation of medicinal plants in Spain is very limi...

    Authors: Marta Sánchez, Elena González-Burgos, Irene Iglesias, Rafael Lozano and María Pilar Gómez-Serranillos

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:306

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  15. Some studies have shown the effect of oral administration of curcumin on knee pain. However, limited studies are available on the effect of topical curcumin. This study aimed to investigate the effect of curcumin

    Authors: Neda Jamali, Mohsen Adib-Hajbaghery and Alireza Soleimani

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:305

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  16. Hypertension, a major risk factor of cardiovascular mortality, is a critical issue for public health. Although Baduanjin (Eight Brocades, EB), a traditional Chinese exercise, might influence blood pressure, gl...

    Authors: Bao-yi Shao, Xia-tian Zhang, Robin W. M. Vernooij, Qiu-yi Lv, Yao-yang Hou, Qi Bao, Li-xing Lao, Jian-ping Liu, Ying Zhang and Gordon H. Guyatt

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:304

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  17. Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP) is a pregnancy complication whose range has been calculated to be between 0.01 and 15.6% all around the world. We wanted to systematically evaluate the effect and sa...

    Authors: Ruiting Wang, Nuo Cheng, Rongyan Peng, Zeyu Yu, Mengdie Nan and Huijuan Cao

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:303

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  18. Macrophages play a crucial role in inflammation. Astilbe chinensis is one of perennial herbs belonging to the genus Astilbe. Plants in the genus have been used for pain, headaches, arthralgia, and chronic bronchi...

    Authors: Tae-Young Gil, Bo-Ram Jin, Chul-Hee Hong, Jong Hyuk Park and Hyo-Jin An

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:302

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  19. Pseudorabies virus (PRV) is an animal virus that is globally responsible for the high economic losses in the swine industry. Isatis root is a traditional Chinese medicinal herb that possesses immune-enhancing ...

    Authors: Xuebing Wang, Zewen Chen, Tong Chen, Xiao Li, Shucheng Huang, Hao Wang, Chao Tong and Fang Liu

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:301

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  20. Endophytes, especially those that are found from ethnopharmacologically noteworthy medicinal plants have attracted attention due to their diverse bioactive metabolites of pharmacological importance.

    Authors: Celiwe Innocentia Nxumalo, Londeka Sibusisiwe Ngidi, Jabulani Siyabonga Emmanuel Shandu and Tsolanku Sidney Maliehe

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:300

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  21. Up to 50% of individuals diagnosed with depression are known to use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). The aim of this study was to identify the quantity and assess the quality of CAM recommendation...

    Authors: Jeremy Y. Ng, Zainib Nazir and Hayley Nault

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:299

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  22. Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is a common and serious microvascular complication of diabetes. Taohong Siwu decoction (THSWD), a famous traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) prescription, has been proved to have a goo...

    Authors: Lei Wang, Shuyan Li, Leilei Wang, Kai Lin, Jialun Du, Wanhong Miao and Lei Zhang

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:298

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  23. Citrus sunki Hort. ex Tanaka peel has been traditionally used as an ingredient in folk medicine due to its therapeutic effects on promotion of splenic health and diuresis as well as relief of gastrointestinal sym...

    Authors: Jin-Sung Park, Eun-Young Cho, Yun-Soon Kim, Euna Kwon, Kang-Min Han, Seung-Yup Ku, Chul-Woo Jung, Jun-Won Yun, Jeong-Hwan Che and Byeong-Cheol Kang

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:297

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  24. The research and application of plants in food supplements and drugs have attracted great interest. This study aimed to examine the efficiency of several solvents for the extraction of the main compounds from Ann...

    Authors: Rawan Al-Nemari, Abdulrahman Al-Senaidy, Abdelhabib Semlali, Mohammad Ismael, Ahmed Yacine Badjah-Hadj-Ahmed and Abir Ben Bacha

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:296

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  25. The present study aimed to evaluate the effect of Echium amoenum (EA) on the severity of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) in comparison with placebo.

    Authors: Maryam Farahmand, Davood Khalili, Fahimeh Ramezani Tehrani, Gholamreza Amin and Reza Negarandeh

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:295

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  26. Foeniculum vulgare (fennel) is traditionally suggested for the fertility improvement in Iranian lore due to its antioxidant and phytoestrogen compounds. The present study aimed to investigate the effects of fenne...

    Authors: Fahimeh Pourjafari, Tahereh Haghpanah, Seyed Noreddin Nematollahi-Mahani, Fariba Pourjafari and Massood Ezzatabadipour

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:294

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  27. Diabetes mellitus is a chronic disease characterized by hyperglycemia that may occur due to genetic, environmental or lifestyle factors. Natural remedies have been used to treat diabetes since long and many an...

    Authors: Rashid Mahmood, Waqas Khan Kayani, Tanveer Ahmed, Farnaz Malik, Shahzad Hussain, Muhammad Ashfaq, Hussain Ali, Samina Rubnawaz, Brian D. Green, Danielle Calderwood, Owen Kenny, Gerardo A. Rivera, Bushra Mirza and Faiza Rasheed

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:293

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  28. Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a severe digestive system condition, characterized by chronic and relapsing inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. Scutellaria baicalensis Georgi (Huangqin, HQ) and Paeoni...

    Authors: Xiaoqi Huang, Zhiwei Chen, Minyao Li, Yaomin Zhang, Shijie Xu, Haiyang Huang, Xiaoli Wu and Xuebao Zheng

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:292

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  29. The balance between T helper 17 (Th17) cells and regulatory T cells (Tregs) is involved in immunological tolerance. Destruction of immunological tolerance by dendritic cell (DC)-mediated T cells is involved in...

    Authors: Jia Jia, Kai Zheng, Hong Shen, Jiangyi Yu, Ping Zhu, Shihai Yan, Yi Xu, Lei Zhu, Yuelin Lu, Peiqing Gu and Wan Feng

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:291

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  30. Diabetes and its related complications remain to be a major clinical problem. We aim to investigate the antidiabetic mechanistic actions of Plicosepalus Acaciae (PA) flowers in streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabet...

    Authors: Mohamed-I Kotb El-Sayed, Shaza Al-Massarani, Ali El Gamal, Amina El-Shaibany and Hassan M Al-Mahbashi

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:290

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  31. In recent years, it has been reported that Qinbai Qingfei Concentrated Pellet (QQCP) has the effect of relieving cough and reducing sputum. However, the therapeutic potentials of QQCP on post-infectious cough ...

    Authors: Weigang Jia, Wei Wang, Rui Li, Quanyu Zhou, Ying Qu, Yumei Jia, Zhiheng Zhang, Chengwei Wan and Wanwan Zhang

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:289

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  32. Candidiasis, an opportunistic cosmopolitan disease is nowadays like bacterial infections which is a real public health problem. In view of the emergence of Candida strains resistant to existing antifungal agen...

    Authors: Brice Armand Fanou, Jean Robert Klotoe, Lauris Fah, Victorien Dougnon, Charles Hornel Koudokpon, Ghislaine Toko and Frédéric Loko

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:288

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  33. The leaf of Anacardium occidentale L. has been a component of many herbal recipes in South-Western Nigeria. The work reported herein, therefore, explored the phytochemical composition of this plant and the potent...

    Authors: Bamigboye J. Taiwo, Temidayo D. Popoola, Fanie R. van Heerden and Amos A. Fatokun

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:287

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  34. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) play vital roles in acute inflammatory and antiviral responses during influenza A virus (IAV) infection. The Xijiao Dihuang decoction combined with Yinqiao powder (XDY) is applied to remedy ...

    Authors: Ke Li, Xiaoming Chen, Jing Zhong, Hehe Ye, Shujing Zhang, Dongyu Ge, Xudan Wang and Ying Wu

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:286

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  35. Dysmenorrhea is a common problem that affects female students’ quality of life and academic activities. Complementary and alternative therapies (CATs) are used for the treatment of dysmenorrhea. This study inv...

    Authors: Usman Abubakar, Amni Izzati Zulkarnain, Fatihah Samri, Sabrina Ros Hisham, Anis Alias, Muhammad Ishak, Hajarah Sugiman and Taufik Ghozali

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:285

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  36. Millions of people are suffering from chronic pain conditions, such as headache, arthritis, cancer. Apart from western medicines, traditional Chinese medicines are also well accepted for pain management, espec...

    Authors: Bobin Mi, Qiushi Li, Tong Li, Jessica Marshall and Jiayang Sai

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:284

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  37. A novel extract of mulberry leaves fermented with Cordyceps militaris (EMfC) is reported to exert anti-obesity activity, although their molecular mechanism during hepatic steatosis has not verified.

    Authors: Mi Rim Lee, Ji Eun Kim, Ji Won Park, Mi Ju Kang, Hyeon Jun Choi, Su Ji Bae, Young Whan Choi, Kyung Mi Kim, Jin Tae Hong and Dae Youn Hwang

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:283

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  38. Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common cause of dementia in the elderly, characterized by a progressive and irreversible loss of memory and cognitive abilities. Currently, the prevention and treatment of ...

    Authors: Qihui Wu, Yunbo Chen, Yong Gu, Shuhuan Fang, Weirong Li, Qi Wang, Jiansong Fang and Chuipu Cai

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:282

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  39. Hyperuricemia is an independent risk factor in chronic kidney disease (CKD). Allopurinol and febuxostat are prescription medicines used to treat hyperuricemia but suffer side-effects. Earlier clinical study ha...

    Authors: Usharani Pingali, Chandrasekhar Nutalapati, Niranjan Koilagundla and Gangadhar Taduri

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:281

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  40. Yan Hou Qing (YHQ) is a Chinese medicinal formula designed to alleviate sore throat symptoms, but underlying mechanism of YHQ treatment for pharyngitis is poorly defined up to now.

    Authors: Min Xu, Tian-Yong Hu, Dong-Cai Li, Li Ma, Hua Zhang, Jun-Ting Fan, Xiao-Mei Fan, Xian-Hai Zeng, Shu-Qi Qiu, Zhi-Qiang Liu and Bao-Hui Cheng

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:280

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  41. Ginger or ginger extracts have been used in traditional medicine relieve pain caused by diarrhea predominant irritable bowel syndrome (IBS-D), but few data exists about its effectiveness. This present study wa...

    Authors: Changrong Zhang, Yongquan Huang, Peiwu Li, Xinlin Chen, Fengbin Liu and Qiuke Hou

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:279

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  42. Traditional medicine plays an important role in health care provision in the developing world. A number of cancer patients have been found to be using traditional medicine as primary therapy and/or as compleme...

    Authors: Patrick Rutendo Matowa, Mazuru Gundidza, Lovemore Gwanzura and Charles F. B. Nhachi

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:278

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  43. The present study was designed to examine the role of isoflavone genistein (GS) on bone formation, regulating oxidative stress and cell cycle in primary osteoblasts, as well as attenuation of osteoclast format...

    Authors: Sahabjada Siddiqui, Abbas Ali Mahdi and Md Arshad

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:277

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  44. In this study, Malus doumeri leaf flavonoids (MDLF) were used as the research object to observe their in vitro antioxidant stress ability. Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) was used to induce oxidative stress in 293 T cel...

    Authors: Yanyan Li, Yunyi Li, Zhie Fang, Dan Huang, Yalin Yang, Dijia Zhao, Mingchun Hang and Junda Wang

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:276

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  45. Myrianthus arboreus P. Beauv. (Cecropiaceae) is a medicinal plant used to treat female infertility. The aqueous extract of M. arboreus leaves was found to improve the fertility of healthy female Wistar rats. In t...

    Authors: Marie Alfrede Mvondo, Flavie Ingrid Mzemdem Tsoplfack, Charline Florence Awounfack and Dieudonné Njamen

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:275

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  46. Schisandra chinensis (Turcz.) Baill bee pollen extract (SCBPE) is often used as a functional food in China due to its good antioxidant property. However, its chemical compositions and effects on H9c2 cardiomyocyt...

    Authors: Peiying Shi, Qianqian Geng, Lifu Chen, Tianyu Du, Yan Lin, Rongcai Lai, Fei Meng, Zhenhong Wu, Xiaoqing Miao and Hong Yao

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:274

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  47. The cytotoxicity of the root’s methanol extract of Imperata cylindrica (ICR). was previously reported in a panel of human cancer cell lines, including multi-drug resistant phenotypes. The aim of this study was to...

    Authors: Paul Nayim, Armelle T. Mbaveng, Arsene M. Ntyam and Victor Kuete

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:273

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  48. Medicinal plants have been used in the treatment of various ailments in most developing countries. Oral infections are the most prevalent diseases in man. The Rhus family has been found to have antimicrobial, ...

    Authors: Angela Mutuku, Lizzy Mwamburi, Lucia Keter, Joyce Ondicho, Richard Korir, James Kuria, Timothy Chemweno and Peter Mwitari

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:272

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  49. Human trichomoniasis, caused by the pathogenic parasitic protozoan Trichomonas vaginalis, is the most common non-viral sexually transmitted disease that contributes to reproductive morbidity in affected women and...

    Authors: Mendel Friedman, Christina C. Tam, Luisa W. Cheng and Kirkwood M. Land

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:271

    Content type: Review

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