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  1. Prasachandaeng (PSD) remedy has been empirically used in Thai traditional medicine to treat fever in bile duct and liver and cancer patients through Thai folk doctors. However, there have been no scientific re...

    Authors: Nuntika Prommee, Arunporn Itharat, Pakakrong Thongdeeying, Sunita Makchuchit, Weerachai Pipatrattanaseree, Adis Tasanarong, Buncha Ooraikul and Neal M. Davies
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:217
  2. The traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) formula 01 for nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC01) is used in the management of head and neck cancers (HNCs), but whether NPC01 has an impact on the HR-QOL of patients with ...

    Authors: Li Yanwei, He Feng, Wang Xudong and Pan Zhanyu
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:216
  3. Cordia myxa L. (Boraginaceae) is widely distributed in tropical regions and it’s fruits, leaves and stem bark have been utilized in folk medicine for treating trypanosomiasis caused by Trypanosoma cruzi. A popula...

    Authors: Gülsen Kendir, Ho Jung Bae, Jihyun Kim, Yongwoo Jeong, Hyo Jeoung Bae, Keontae Park, Xingquan Yang, Young-jin Cho, Ji-Young Kim, Seo Yun Jung, Ayşegül Köroğlu, Dae Sik Jang and Jong Hoon Ryu
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:215
  4. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disease that causes local bone erosion and systemic osteoporosis. Harpagoside (HAR), an iridoid glycoside, has various pharmacological effects on ...

    Authors: Ju-Young Kim, Yoon-Hee Cheon, Sung-Jun Ahn, Sung Chul Kwak, Chong Hyuk Chung, Chang Hoon Lee and Myeung Su Lee
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:214
  5. Salvia-Nelumbinis naturalis (SNN), the extract of Chinese herbal medicine, has shown effects on NAFLD. This study aims to explore the underlying mechanism of SNN for regulating the lipid metabolism disorder in...

    Authors: Yang Liu, Yiping Li, Jue Wang, Lili Yang, Xiao Yu, Ping Huang, Haiyan Song and Peiyong Zheng
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:213
  6. Complementary Medicine (CM) is widely used internationally but there is limited understanding of the forms of knowledge CM practitioners use in their clinical practice and how they use this knowledge in intera...

    Authors: Kate Davies, Milena Heinsch, Campbell Tickner, Caragh Brosnan, Amie Steel, Gupteswar Patel and Molly Marsh
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:212
  7. Intestinal inflammation is considered to be an important characteristic of ulcerative colitis (UC) and the current medical treatments for UC are usually proposed to suppress abnormal intestinal immune response...

    Authors: Ming-Kuem Lin, Ya-Ting Yang, Li-Jen Lin, Wei-Hsuan Yu and Huan-Yuan Chen
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:211
  8. Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is one of the most serious complications of diabetes and the main cause of end-stage renal failure. Rhubarb is a widely used traditional Chinese herb, and it has exhibited efficacy in...

    Authors: Shaojie Fu, Yena Zhou, Cong Hu, Zhonggao Xu and Jie Hou
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:210
  9. The Sheng-ji Hua-yu (SJHY) formula is a quite effective Traditional Chinese Medicines (TCM) in the treatment of delayed diabetic wounds. Previous research has shown that the SJHY formula has significant anti-i...

    Authors: Ning Xu, Yuanran Chen, Dongjie Guo, Yu Deng, Wanjun Guo, Xin Liu, Yi Wang, Hanzhi Lu, Aijun Liu, Jianyong Zhu and Fulun Li
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:209
  10. Acute pancreatitis is a common and potentially serious condition. However, a specific treatment for this condition is still lacking. Genistein, with its anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory effects, could possib...

    Authors: Prasong Siriviriyakul, Jumlongluk Sriko, Kanjana Somanawat, Maneerat Chayanupatkul, Naruemon Klaikeaw and Duangporn Werawatganon
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:208
  11. The number of COVID-19 cases continues to grow in Indonesia. This phenomenon motivates researchers to find alternative drugs that function for prevention or treatment. Due to the rich biodiversity of Indonesia...

    Authors: Linda Erlina, Rafika Indah Paramita, Wisnu Ananta Kusuma, Fadilah Fadilah, Aryo Tedjo, Irandi Putra Pratomo, Nabila Sekar Ramadhanti, Ahmad Kamal Nasution, Fadhlal Khaliq Surado, Aries Fitriawan, Khaerunissa Anbar Istiadi and Arry Yanuar
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:207
  12. Ginkgo biloba extracts (GBE) have been used in traditional medicines for centuries. GBE has been shown to deliver protective effects against symptoms of age-related cognitive decline. Despite there being standard...

    Authors: David Briskey and Amanda Rao
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:206
  13. In recent decades, it has been possible to observe an increase in Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) usage globally for both disease prevention and health promotion purposes. we aim to estimate the p...

    Authors: Patricia de Moraes Mello Boccolini, Karine de Lima Sírio Boclin, Islândia Maria Carvalho de Sousa and Cristiano Siqueira Boccolini
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:205
  14. Existing evidence marked a prevalent use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) therapies in Lebanon that is concomitant with low rates of disclosure to health care providers and limited knowledge amo...

    Authors: Zeinab Jaafar, Jennifer Ayoub, Rena Hamadeh, Samar Baydoun, Gladys Honein-AbouHaidar, Jinan Banna, Mohamad Alameddine and Farah Naja
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:204
  15. Henna (Lawsonia inermis) with anti-bacterial properties has been widely used in traditional medicine especially Persian medicine. Henna oil is suggested for diseases of infectious origin, such as cervical ulcers....

    Authors: M. Fatahi Bafghi, S. Salary, F. Mirzaei, H. Mahmoodian, H. Meftahizade and R. Zareshahi
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:203
  16. Research exploring the use of specific Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) modalities by Norwegian cancer patients is sparse. The aims of this study were therefor to map the different CAM modalities c...

    Authors: Agnete E. Kristoffersen, Jorunn V. Nilsen, Trine Stub, Johanna Hök Nordberg, Barbara Wider, Dana Mora, Kiwumulo Nakandi and Mona Bjelland
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:202
  17. The aim of this study was to evaluate the biological effects of hydroalcoholic extract of Psidium guajava L leaves and phenytoin as a standard agent on the induced oral mucosal wound.

    Authors: Faezeh Ghaderi, Elham Ebrahimi, Fatemeh Sari Aslani, Omid Koohi-Hosseinabadi, Farhad Koohpeyma, Cambyz Irajie, Nader Tanideh and Aida Iraji
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:201
  18. Determining which therapies fall under the umbrella of complementary, alternative, and/or integrative medicine (CAIM) is difficult for several reasons. An operational definition is dynamic, and changes dependi...

    Authors: Jeremy Y. Ng, Tushar Dhawan, Ekaterina Dogadova, Zhala Taghi-Zada, Alexandra Vacca, Renee-Gabrielle Fajardo, Hooriya A. Masood, Riva Patel, Samira Sunderji, L. Susan Wieland and David Moher
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:200
  19. The incidence of allergic reaction is increasing year by year, but the specific mechanism is still unclear. Paeonia lactiflora Pall.(PLP) is a traditional Chinese medicine with various pharmacological effects suc...

    Authors: Yang Zhao, Hui Li, Xiangsheng Li, Yizhao Sun, Yuxin Shao, Yanfen Zhang and Zhongcheng Liu
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:199
  20. Berberine (BBR) has been found to have antiobesity effects, and obesity can lead to adipose tissue degeneration. As a special adipose tissue, perivascular adipose tissue (PVAT) is closely related to vascular f...

    Authors: Man Wang, Xufang Geng, Kaipeng Li, Yawen Wang, Xiaofeng Duan, Congcong Hou, Lili Zhao, Huimin Zhou and Ding Zhao
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:198
  21. Plantainoside D is widely existed in the herbs and possesses various pharmacological activities, making it possible to co-administrate with other herbs. Its effect on cytochrome P450 enzymes (P450) is a risk f...

    Authors: Jin Zhou, Xian Qian, Yanqing Zhou, Shili Xiong, Shuxia Ji, Ying Wang and Ping Zhao
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:197
  22. Ulcerative colitis (UC) is an inflammatory bowel disease. Fucoidan, sulfated polysaccharide of brown seaweed, demonstrates various pharmacological actions as anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor and anti-bacterial ef...

    Authors: Alaa Bagalagel, Reem Diri, Ahmad Noor, Deina Almasri, Hussain T. Bakhsh, Hussam I. Kutbi and Mohammed M. H. Al-Gayyar
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:196
  23. The rise of multidrug-resistant (MDR) bacteria is a real public health problem worldwide and is responsible for the increase in hospital infections. Donella welwitschii is a liana or shrub belonging to the family...

    Authors: Michel-Gael F. Guefack, Marcelle O. Ngangoue, Armelle T. Mbaveng, Paul Nayim, Jenifer R. N. Kuete, Carine M. N. Ngaffo, Godloves F. Chi, Bathelemy Ngameni, Bonaventure T. Ngadjui and Victor Kuete
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:194
  24. Staphylococcus aureus has prevailed against the majority of antibiotics currently in clinical use, making it a significant global public health problem. As a safer alternative, bioactive compounds have been explo...

    Authors: Uwem Okon Edet, Francisca Obiageri Nwaokorie, Elizabeth Nkagafel Mbim, Edet Effiong Asanga, Yeneochia Ogar Agbor, Henshaw Uchechi Okoroiwu, Bassey Okon Edet, Nikita Umoafia and Ani Nkang
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:192
  25. The ongoing novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has a significant mortality rate of 3–5%. The principal causes of multiorgan failure and death are cytokine release syndrome and immune dysfunctio...

    Authors: Indranill Basu-Ray, Kashinath Metri, Dibbendhu Khanra, Rishab Revankar, Kavitha M. Chinnaiyan, Nagaratna Raghuram, Mahesh Chandra Mishra, Bhushan Patwardhan, Manjunath Sharma, Ishwar V. Basavaraddi, Akshay Anand, Shrinath Reddy, K. K. Deepak, Marian Levy, Sue Theus, Glenn N. Levine…
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:191
  26. Atherosclerosis (AS) is the greatest contributor to pathogenesis of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD), which is associated with increased mortality and reduced quality of life. Early intervention ...

    Authors: Zheng Jin, Huanyi Zhao, Yuan Luo, Xiushen Li, Jiayan Cui, Jing Yan and Pingzhen Yang
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:190
  27. hyperlipidemia acute pancreatitis (HTG-AP) is a major hidden danger affecting human health, however, whether there is a protective effect of resveratrol on HTG-AP is unclear. Therefore our study was aimed to i...

    Authors: Xiaoying Zhang, Guodong Yang, Yulin Chen, Zhao Mu, Haiyue Zhou and Luoyao Zhang
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:189
  28. Ginsenoside Rg3 (GRg3) is one of the main active ingredients in Chinese ginseng extract and has various biological effects, such as immune-enhancing, antitumour, antiangiogenic, immunomodulatory and anti-infla...

    Authors: Shangbin Lv, Xiaodong Chen, Yu Chen, Daoyin Gong, Gang Mao, Caifei Shen, Ting Xia, Jing Cheng, Zhaoliang Luo, Yu Cheng, Weihong Li and Jinhao Zeng
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:188
  29. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic, progressive, systemic autoimmune inflammatory disease. Bi Zhong Xiao decoction (BZXD) performs multiple functions for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) treatment for decades. In...

    Authors: Cailin He, Yang Wang, Yuqi Wen, Teng Li, En Hu, Siqing Zeng and Xingui Xiong
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:186
  30. As an original traditional Chinese medicinal formula, Qin Huang formula (QHF) is used as adjuvant therapy for treating lymphoma in our hospital and has proven efficacy when combined with chemotherapy. However,...

    Authors: Weili Li, Lingling Lv, Ming Ruan, Jiayue Xu, Wenhua Zhu, Qiong Li, Xufeng Jiang, Lan Zheng and Weirong Zhu
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:185
  31. H. brasiletto is used in popular culture due to its therapeutic properties, including antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antiproliferative properties, although little is known about its role as a protector agains...

    Authors: Margareth Duran-Izquierdo, María Taboada-Alquerque, Lucellys Sierra-Marquez, Neda Alvarez-Ortega, Elena Stashenko and Jesus Olivero-Verbel
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:184
  32. This article has been retracted. Please see the Retraction Notice for more detail: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12906-020-2834-8.

    Authors: Li-Min Zhang, Rong-Rong Zhen, Chao Gu, Tian-Li Zhang, Yue Li, Miao Jin, Bing Hu and Hong-Mei An
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:183
  33. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Ignacio Peralta, Carla Marrassini, Malen Saint Martin, Laura Cogoi, Maria Rosario Alonso, Alejandro Gugliucci and Claudia Anesini
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:182

    The original article was published in BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:84

  34. Anthocyanin-containing plant extracts and carotenoids, such as astaxanthin, have been well-known for their antiviral and anti-inflammatory activity, respectively. We hypothesised that a mixture of Ribes nigrum L.

    Authors: Rinu Sivarajan, Heike Oberwinkler, Valeria Roll, Eva-Maria König, Maria Steinke and Jochen Bodem
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:181
  35. Atherosclerosis (AS) is the primary cause of cardiovascular disease and the incidence is extremely common; however, there are currently few drugs that can effectively treat AS. Although oridonin has been widel...

    Authors: Zhipeng Chen, Heqian Liu, Xiaoqi Zhao, Subinur Mamateli, Cheng Liu, Lei Wang, Jing Yu, Yutong Liu, Jing Cai and Tong Qiao
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:180
  36. Cisplatin (CisPT) is a chemotherapeutic that outcome in adverse effects including neurotoxicity. We examined the efficacy of hydaspica ethyl acetate extract (AHE) against CisPT-prompted neurotoxicity.

    Authors: Tayyaba Afsar, Suhail Razak and Ali Almajwal
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:179
  37. Tetrapleura tetraptera is a medicinal spice traditionally used to treat cancer, diabetes, and several other ailments. This study analyzed the cytotoxicity of the dichloromethane methanol extract of T. tetraptera ...

    Authors: Idrios N. Bonsou, Armelle T. Mbaveng, Gaëlle S. Nguenang, Godloves F. Chi, Victor Kuete and Thomas Efferth
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:178
  38. As a traditional herbal medicine, Dracaena angustifolia Roxb has been used as an anti-inflammatory agent by the Li people in Hainan, China. In preliminary phytochemical studies conducted in our lab, its fractions...

    Authors: Jiling Yi, Ting Zhao, Yuanlin Zhang, Yanxing Tan, Xiao Han, Yulin Tang and Guangying Chen
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:177
  39. Luteolin, a flavonoid compound with anti-inflammatory activity, has been reported to alleviate cerebral ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury. However, its potential mechanism remains unclear.

    Authors: Lu Li, Guanghua Pan, Rong Fan, Dalei Li, Lei Guo, Lili Ma, Hui Liang and Jiaoxue Qiu
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:176
  40. Traditional Korean Medicine (TKM) is highly integrated with the modern health care system of South Korea and is actively used in the public health field. Since 2014, the Ministry of Health and Welfare of South...

    Authors: Eunhye Hyun, Jiseon Ryu, Kibong Kim, Sangjae Lee, Seungtae Kim and Byungmook Lim
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:175
  41. Polysaccharides from wampee have been reported to process various biological activities, while the relationship between structure and bioactivities has been barely addressed. Pectin, an abundant water-soluble ...

    Authors: Weiyu Fu, Xuehua Liao, Qian Zhang, Yuzhen Zhu, Si Mei, Qian Li, Xin Zhou, Xiaojun Li, Hui Luo, Hua Ye and Kefeng Wu
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:174
  42. Conventional cancer treatments, such as chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and surgery, often affect the patients’ quality of life due to their serious side effects, indicating the urgent need to develop less to...

    Authors: Mahla Amirzadeh, Sara Soltanian and Neda Mohamadi
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:173
  43. Globally, ischemic stroke is a major health threat to humans that causes lifelong disability and death. Mentha arvensis (MA) has been used in traditional medicine to alleviate oxidative stress and inflammation-re...

    Authors: Md Sadikul Islam, Ha-Young Shin, Yeo-Jin Yoo, Eui-Yong Lee, Ryunhee Kim, Young-Jin Jang, Md Rashedunnabi Akanda, Hyun-Jin Tae, In-Shik Kim, Dongchoon Ahn and Byung-Yong Park
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:172
  44. Psychologists, and their clients, are engaging with complementary medicine (CM). Increasing evidence for CM approaches, such as improved nutrition and St John’s wort, has led to their inclusion in the Royal Au...

    Authors: Carrie Thomson-Casey, Jon Adams and Erica McIntyre
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:171
  45. Busulfan is an antineoplastic medication that is broadly utilized for cancer treatment. It affects the testicular function and leads to sterility. The present study aimed to evaluate the effects of ellagic aci...

    Authors: Amirabbas Rostami, Sina Vakili, Farhad Koohpeyma, Bahia Namavar Jahromi, Ziba Afshari Aghajari, Fatemeh Mahmoudikohani, Forough Saki, Marzieh Mahmoodi, Khojaste Rahimi Jaberi, Ahmad Movahedpour, Majid Jafari Khorchani and Saam Noroozi
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:170
  46. Ginsenoside Rg-1 (Rg-1), a triterpenoid saponin abundantly present in Panax ginseng, is a type of naturally occurring steroid with known anti-diabetic and anti-inflammatory effects. In this study, we sought to co...

    Authors: A Young Han, Su Min Ha, You Kyoung Shin and Geun Hee Seol
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:166
  47. Influenza A virus infection due to drug resistance and side effects of the conventional antiviral drugs yet remains a serious public health threat for humans and animals. Forsythiaside A is an effective ingred...

    Authors: Xiao Zheng, Ziqi Chen, Shanshan Shi, Huijun Yan, Junmei Zhou, Lifang Jiang, Hongli Wang, Guanghui Hou and Zhenyou Jiang
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:164