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  1. We conducted a randomized placebo-controlled trial to assess the efficacy of Spirulina (SP) supplementation on disease activity, health-related quality of life, antioxidant status, and serum pentraxin 3 (PTX-3...

    Authors: Sajjad Moradi, Reza Bagheri, Parsa Amirian, Mahsa Zarpoosh, Neda Cheraghloo, Alexei Wong, Mehdi Zobeiri and Mohammad Hassan Entezari
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:109
  2. The purpose of this study was to investigate the mechanism by which resveratrol (Res) inhibits apoptosis and promotes proliferation and differentiation of pre-osteoblastic MC3T3-E1 cells, laying the groundwork...

    Authors: Yu He, Fei Liu, Mingjuan He, Fayu Long, Ding Hu, Jingwen Chen, Miao Fang and Zhenlong Wang
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:108
  3. While community pharmacists are uniquely positioned to promote the safe and effective use of complementary and alternative medicine, their potential role remains largely untapped. The objective of this study w...

    Authors: Farah Naja, Nada Abbas, Sharfa Khaleel, Falak Zeb, Tareq A. H. Osaili, Reyad Shaker Obaid, MoezAlIslam Faris, Hadia Radwan, Leila Cheikh Ismail, Haydar Hassan, Mona Hashim and Hamzah AlZubaidi
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:107
  4. Origanum punonense Danin is one of the old traditional medicinal plants Bedouins utilize in the Dead Sea region to treat a variety of illnesses, those caused by infections. The current study aimed to identify the...

    Authors: Kamal Issa, Amjad Bakhatan, Majde Abu Khaled, Nidal Jaradat, Mohammed Hawash, Nawaf Al-Maharik, Mustafa Ghanim and Mohammad Qadi
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:106
  5. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a prevalent autoimmune disease marked by chronic synovitis as well as cartilage and bone destruction. Halofuginone hydrobromide (HF), a bioactive compound derived from the Chinese ...

    Authors: Junping Zhu, Jiaming Wei, Ye Lin, Yuanyuan Tang, Zhaoli Su, Liqing Li, Bin Liu and Xiong Cai
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:105
  6. Hepatocyte death and a systemic inflammatory response are the outcome of a complex chain of events mediated by numerous inflammatory cells and chemical mediators. The point of this study was to find out if tad...

    Authors: Mahmoud S. Sabra, Ahmed A. Mohammed, Khaled M. Ahmed Hassanein, Ahmed A. N. Ahmed, Dalia Hassan and Ebtsam S. Abdel-lah
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:104
  7. Natural health products (NHP) are an important part of the healthcare system. They are mainly non-prescription and sold over the counter, which requires active decision making by the consumer. Within the frame...

    Authors: Miriam Wolf, Agnes Emberger-Klein and Klaus Menrad
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:103
  8. The refractory and disabling nature of sensory disorders after stroke seriously affects patients' daily lives and reduces hospital turnover. Acupuncture, as an alternative therapy, is commonly used in combinat...

    Authors: Jiaqi Wang, Bangqi Wu, Yuanyuan Tong, Xuhui Wang, Zhaojun Lu and Wenqing Wang
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:102
  9. Acute kidney injury (AKI), characterized by necroptosis and activation of MAPK pathway, causes sudden declines in renal function. To date, efficacious treatments are lacking. JianPiYiShen Formula (JPYSF) has a...

    Authors: Zhongtang Li, Riming He, Jiahui Liu, Xiaoming Jin, Beibei Jiang, Yunlan Lao and Shudong Yang
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:101
  10. Topical ROCEN (Roc), liposomal arthrocen hydrogel, is a robust anti-inflammatory formulation which has been developed for skin diseases such as eczema. Therefore, we aimed to evaluate the efficacy of Roc 2% on...

    Authors: Ramin Goudarzi, Min-Ho Kim and Alireza Partoazar
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:100
  11. Trichinella spiralis can affect the brain by inducing inflammatory and vascular changes. Drug management with the antiparasitic drug albendazole can be enhanced by natural compounds such as curcumin. The potentia...

    Authors: Magda SA Abdeltawab, Iman R. Abdel-Shafi, Basma Emad Aboulhoda, Amal M. Mahfoz and Alshaimaa MR Hamed
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:99
  12. Authors: Shah Faisal, Muhammad Hamza Tariq, Riaz Ullah, Sania Zafar, Muhammad Rizwan, Nadia bibi, Aishma Khattak, Noora Amir and Abdullah
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:98

    The original article was published in BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:267

  13. Vitamin D supplementation for infectious diseases has been discussed, but its role in COVID-19 is unclear. Therefore, this study examined the clinical outcomes of COVID-19 pneumonia patients who received vitam...

    Authors: Pitchaya Dilokpattanamongkol, Chadakan Yan, Kulapong Jayanama, Pintip Ngamjanyaporn, Somnuek Sungkanuparph and Porpon Rotjanapan
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:97
  14. DNA topoisomerases regulate conformational changes in DNA topology during normal cell growth, such as replication, transcription, recombination, and repair, and may be targeted for anticancer drugs. A DNA topo...

    Authors: Terézia Hudáková, Martina Šemeláková, Peter Očenáš, Mária Kožurková, Kristína Krochtová, Simona Sovová, Zuzana Tóthová, Zuzana Guľášová, Peter Popelka and Peter Solár
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:96
  15. Management of wounds and healing under impaired conditions are the major challenges faced globally by healthcare workers. Phytocompounds which are anti-microbial and capable of modulating inflammation contribu...

    Authors: Lalitha Vaidyanathan and T. Sivaswamy Lokeswari
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:95
  16. The primary aim of this investigation was to determine the anticancer and antimicrobial properties of essential oils (EOs) extracted from the leaves of Aloysia citriodora Palau, which were procured from four sepa...

    Authors: Nawaf Al-Maharik, Yousef Salama, Nisreen Al-Hajj, Nidal Jaradat, Naji Thaer Jobran, Ismael Warad, Lina Hamdan, Moataz Abo Alrob, Asil Sawafta and Adel Hidmi
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:94
  17. Multidrug resistance (MDR) in the family Enterobacteriaceae is a perniciously increasing threat to global health security. The discovery of new antimicrobials having the reversing drug resistance potential may co...

    Authors: Saba Kiran, Anam Tariq, Shoaib Iqbal, Zubera Naseem, Waqar Siddique, Sobia Jabeen, Rizwan Bashir, Ashfaq Hussain, Moazur Rahman, Fazal-e Habib, Waqar Rauf, Aamir Ali, Yasra Sarwar, Georg Jander and Mazhar Iqbal
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:93
  18. Burns are the fourth most common type of injury worldwide. Many patients also suffer numerous infections and complications that impair the burn healing process, which makes the treatment of burns a challenge. ...

    Authors: Marwan Elsamman, Ola M. El-borady, Mohanad M. Nasr, Zeinab Al-Amgad and Asmaa A. Metwally
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:92
  19. Methanolic and chloroformic extract of Achillea millefolium and Chaerophyllum villosum were evaluated for HPLC analysis, genotoxic and antioxidant potential.

    Authors: Muhammad Adil, Ghulam Dastagir, Atifa Quddoos, Muhammad Naseer and Faten Zubair Filimban
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:91
  20. Diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) is the most common complication of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM); its diagnosis and treatment are based on symptomatic improvement. However, as pharmacological therapy ca...

    Authors: María Fernanda Pérez Hernández, Alejandra Calderón Vallejo, Sergio de Jesús Aguilar Castillo, Daniel Cuauhtémoc Gómez Jiménez, Eduardo Rodríguez Guerrero, Fátima Aguilar Morales, Macedonia Guadalupe Moreno Tovar, Miguel Alfredo Zurita Muñóz, Antonio Eduardo Bautista Cortéz, Claudia Camelia Calzada Mendoza, Mónica Ascención De Nova Ocampo, Juan Manuel Ordóñez Rodríguez, Mónica Luz Gómez Esquivel, Alberto García Méndez, Octavio Flores Gil, Víctor Manuel Macías Zaragoza…
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:90
  21. Gastric ulcers represent a worldwide health problem, characterized by erosions that affect the mucous membrane of the stomach and may even reach the muscular layer, leading to serious complications. Numerous n...

    Authors: Dalia H. Abu-Baih, Alshymaa Abdel-Rahman Gomaa, Nada Mohamed Abdel-Wahab, Enas Reda Abdelaleem, Azza M. Abdel Zaher, Noha F. Hassan, Gerhard Bringmann, Usama Ramadan Abdelmohsen, Faisal H. Altemani, Naseh A. Algehainy, Fatma Alzahraa Mokhtar and Miada F. Abdelwahab
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:88
  22. Herb-drug interactions may result in increased adverse drug reactions or diminished drug efficacy, especially for drugs with a narrow therapeutic index such as warfarin. The current study investigates the effe...

    Authors: Yue Zhao, Chunjuan Yang, Yan Liu, Mengnan Qin, Jiahui Sun and Gaofeng Liu
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:87
  23. This ethnobotanical study in Dunyapur, District Lodhran, Pakistan, focuses on traditional medicinal knowledge, exploring 41 plants across 28 families. The research involves 496 informants from diverse backgrou...

    Authors: Tauseef Anwar, Huma Qureshi, Sumbal Shahzadi, Ejaz Hussain Siddiqi, Hayssam M. Ali, Mohamed M. A. Abdelhamid and Muhammad Nazim
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:86
  24. The present study provides an evaluation for the wound healing activity of the ethanolic extract of Thespesia populnea L. bark (EBE) and its successive fractions in two doses level (1&2%), designed for determinin...

    Authors: Menna B. Abdel Halim, Hanaa H. Eid, Kadriya S. El Deeb, Ghada F. Metwally, Marwa A. Masoud, Omar A. Ahmed-Farid and Hussien M. El Messiry
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:85
  25. Zingiber officinale extract has emerged as a compelling candidate for green synthesis of nanoparticles, offering diverse applications across medicine, cosmetics, and nutrition. This study delves into the investig...

    Authors: Tassanee Ongtanasup, Patipat Kamdenlek, Chawan Manaspon and Komgrit Eawsakul
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:84
  26. Both noninvasive transauricular vagus nerve stimulation (taVNS) and traditional medical practice (TMP), such as auriculotherapy, use the auricle as a starting point for stimulation, but with two different conc...

    Authors: Emmanuel Sagui, Damien Claverie, Wahiba Bidaut and Laurent Grelot
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:83
  27. The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by SARS-CoV-2 affects the respiratory system and causes severe acute respiratory infections. Several cultures have influenced the use of home remedies to ease mil...

    Authors: Siti Nurzaimah Nazhirah Zaim, Deeni Rudita Idris and Hanif Abdul Rahman
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:82
  28. Recent estimates indicate that a significant proportion of diabetic patients globally, up to 51%, are utilizing complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). To improve patient-provider communication and optim...

    Authors: Abdulaziz S. Alzahrani, Sheila M. Greenfield, Sunil Shrestha and Vibhu Paudyal
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:81
  29. Astragalus polysaccharides (APS) have been verified to have antioxidative and antiaging activities in the mouse liver and brain. However, the effect of APS on aortic endothelial senescence in old rats and its ...

    Authors: Xinyu Miao, Lingjun Rong, Bo Fu, Shaoyuan Cui, Zhaoyan Gu, Fan Hu, Yanhui Lu, Shuangtong Yan, Banruo Sun, Wenli Jiang, Yuting Zhang, Yanping Gong and Chunlin Li
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:80
  30. Chemotherapies target the PfEMP-1 and PfPKG proteins in Plasmodium falciparum, the parasite that causes malaria, in an effort to prevent the disease’s high fatality rate. This work identified the phytochemical co...

    Authors: Edet Effiong Asanga, Ndifreke Daniel Ekpo, Affiong Asuquo Edeke, Chinedum Martins Ekeleme, Henshaw Uchechi Okoroiwu, Uwem Okon Edet, Ekementeabasi A. Umoh, Nikita Elkanah Umoaffia, Olorunfemi Abraham Eseyin, Ani Nkang, Monday Akpanabiatu, Jude Efiom Okokon, Sylvia Akpotuzor, Bright Asuquo Effiong and MacGeorge Ettaba
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:79
  31. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) adversely affects both young and old and is a growing public health concern. The common functional, psychological, and cognitive changes associated with TBI and recent trends in it...

    Authors: Nicole Alexandra Laskosky, Patricia Huston, Wai Ching Lam, Charlotte Anderson and Linda L. D. Zhong
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:78
  32. The genus Melaleuca (Myrtaceae) comprises dozens of essential oil (EO)-rich species that are appreciated worldwide for their various medicinal values. Additionally, they are renowned in traditional medicine for t...

    Authors: Heba E. Elsayed, Iriny M. Ayoub, Mohamed S. Mady and Fatma A. Moharram
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:76
  33. Butea superba Roxb. (B. superba), is an herbal plant traditionally used for rejuvenation. Additionally, there have been reports on its antioxidant properties. Low-density lipoproteins (LDL) oxidation is the leadi...

    Authors: Kittipot Sirichaiwetchakoon and Griangsak Eumkeb
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:75
  34. Exercise has shown positive effects on fatigue, exhaustion, neuropathy, and quality of life in cancer patients. While on-land exercises have been studied, the aquatic environment offers unique advantages. Wate...

    Authors: Michal Nissim, Yakir Rottenberg, Naama Karniel and Navah Z. Ratzon
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:74
  35. Citrus fruit essential oil is considered one of the widely studied essential oils while its leaves attract less attention although being rich in nearly the same composition as the peel and flowers. The leaves ...

    Authors: Esraa A. Elhawary, Nilofar Nilofar, Gokhan Zengin and Omayma A. Eldahshan
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:73
  36. Modern medicine is not the choice of patients with “shimetere” in the Gurage community owing to their perception of ‘parenteral medication use severely aggravates the disease’. For this reason, the root part of P...

    Authors: Bereket Zeleke, Zebene Mekonnen, Meskele Bireda, Melaku Yitbarek and Andamlak Dendir
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:72
  37. Melissa officinalis (MO) is a well-known medicinal plant species used in the treatment of several diseases; it is widely used as a vegetable, adding flavour to dishes. This study was designed to evaluate the ther...

    Authors: Ragaa SM Kawara, Fatma SM Moawed, Yakout Elsenosi, Hussein Abd Elmaksoud, Esraa S. A. Ahmed and Omayma AR Abo-Zaid
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:71
  38. Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is one of the leading causes of human death worldwide. Herbal prescription SH003 has been developed to treat several cancers including NSCLC. Due to the multi-component natur...

    Authors: Kangwook Lee, Yu-Jeong Choi, Hae-In Lim, Kwang Jin Cho, Nuri Kang and Seong-Gyu Ko
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:70
  39. Litsea glutinosa (Lour.) C. B. Rob. belongs to the Litsea genus and is categorized under the family of Lauraceae. The study aimed to investigate the phytoconstituents and pharmacological properties of methanol ex...

    Authors: Israt Jahan Bulbul, Md. Jamal Hossain, Mohammad Rashedul Haque, Muhammad Abdullah Al-Mansur, Choudhury M. Hasan, Abdullah Al Hasan and Mohammad A. Rashid
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:69
  40. Small cell lung cancer (SCLC) is the most malignant lung cancer type. Due to the high rates of metastasis and drug resistance, effective therapeutic strategies remain lacking. Tanshinone IIA (Tan IIA) has been...

    Authors: Yuxin Jiang, Yanli Bi, Lingjie Zhou, Senwen Zheng, Tingting Jian and Jian Chen
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:68
  41. The main objectives of this study were to identify the active components of Tongguanteng injection (TGT) and investigate the preclinical efficacy and mechanism of TGT on osteosarcoma using a combination of net...

    Authors: Lanyi Wei, Jingjing Meng, Danfeng Xiang, Quanjun Yang, Yangyun Zhou, Lingyan Xu, Mengyue Wang, Junjun Chen and Yonglong Han
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:67
  42. It has been found that a variety of host disease states can exacerbate intestinal inflammation, leading to disruption of intestinal barrier function. Changes in the composition of the intestine microbiota, whi...

    Authors: Aijing Huo and Fengmei Wang
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:66
  43. Type 2 Diabetes mellitus (DM) is an affliction impacting the quality of life of millions of people worldwide. An approach used in the management of Type 2 DM involves the use of the carbohydrate-hydrolyzing en...

    Authors: Ahmed A. Nada, Aly M. Metwally, Aya M. Asaad, Ismail Celik, Reham S. Ibrahim and Safa M. Shams Eldin
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:65
  44. The concept of ‘medical pluralism’ has become more popular among scholars in applied health science and prevalent in societies where one medical system alone cannot adequately meet the health care needs of the...

    Authors: Raden Maya Febriyanti, Kurniawan Saefullah, Raini Diah Susanti and Keri Lestari
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:64
  45. The relationship between epilepsy and depression is bidirectional. One condition exacerbates the other. However, there are no current guidelines for treating depression in epilepsy patients. In some cases, sei...

    Authors: Sejin Kim, Yunna Kim and Seung-Hun Cho
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:63
  46. Central obesity is considered as a significant health threat to individuals. Scientific research has demonstrated that intra-abdominal fat accumulation is associated with higher metabolic and cardiovascular di...

    Authors: Tsz Fung Lam, Zipan Lyu, Xingyao Wu, Yi Ping Wong, Peihua Cao, Emily Yen Wong, Hung Bun Hung, Shiping Zhang, Zhaoxiang Bian and Linda L. D. Zhong
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:62
  47. Eczema is a chronic, relapsing skin condition commonly managed by emollients and topical corticosteroids. Prevalence of use and demand for effective botanical therapies for eczema is high worldwide, however, c...

    Authors: Gabrielle Shortt, Nicholas Shortt, Georgina Bird, Kyley Kerse, Nico Lieffering, Alexander Martin, Allie Eathorne, Bianca Black, Bob Kim, Marius Rademaker, Louise Reiche, Selwyn Te Paa, Suki Harding, Mike Armour and Alex Semprini
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:61
  48. Sensitive gag reflexes prevent dental patients from receiving appropriate treatment. Aromatherapy helps patients relax during dental procedures. However, the effect of aromatherapy on the gag reflex caused by ...

    Authors: Ayuko Okamoto, Hiroyuki Karibe, Satoshi Tanaka, Yuichi Kato, Tomomi Kawakami, Yutaka Okamoto and Greg Goddard
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:60