Skip to main content

Articles

Page 1 of 100

  1. An emerging body of evidence indicates that puerarin (PUE) plays an important role in the treatment of angina pectoris, myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injury, hypertension and other cardiovascular diseases, b...

    Authors: Xiaoxia Fang, Sheng Dong, Yun Wu, Yun He, Min Lu, Dandan Shi, Na Feng, Songhe Yin, Yan Jiang, Anhua Zhang, Yan Ding, Qiufang Zhang, Junming Tang, Wenjun Zhang and Xiju He

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2021 21:173

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  2. Mulberry leaf as a traditional Chinese medicine is able to treat obesity, diabetes, and dyslipidemia. It is well known that diabetes leads to intestinal microbiota dysbiosis. It is also recently discovered tha...

    Authors: Zhan-Zhong Liu, Qing-Hua Liu, Zhao Liu, Jia-Wei Tang, Eng-Guan Chua, Fen Li, Xue-Song Xiong, Meng-Meng Wang, Peng-Bo Wen, Xin-Yi Shi, Xiang-Yu Xi, Xiao Zhang and Liang Wang

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2021 21:172

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  3. The prevalence rates of the use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) in allergy patients range from 42% in the United States up to 50% in Europe. In the Czech Republic, no such data exists. Our aim ...

    Authors: Jitka Pokladnikova, A-La Park, Jan Draessler, Anna Lukacisinova and Irena Krcmova

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2021 21:171

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  4. Facial abscess caused by Candida albicans infection is a rare condition even in immunocompromised patients, and only a few cases have been reported. To our knowledge, this is the first case of multiple facial can...

    Authors: Jae Yun Sung, Ju Mi Kim, Jong Uk Lee, Yeon Hee Lee and Sung Bok Lee

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2021 21:170

    Content type: Case report

    Published on:

  5. Non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) accounts more than 80% of the lung cancer cases. Polysaccharides in rice bran and its fermentation products have been proven to suppress many cancers. However, the report on ...

    Authors: Wei Han, Hongjuan Chen, Lin Zhou, Haijie Zou, Xiaohong Luo, Bo Sun and Xuhui Zhuang

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2021 21:169

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  6. The standardized herbal preparation, STW 5, is effective clinically in functional gastrointestinal disorders and experimentally in ulcerative colitis (UC). The present study explores whether the beneficial eff...

    Authors: Sarah S. Mohamed, Nourtan F. Abdeltawab, Walaa Wadie, Lamiaa A. Ahmed, Ramy M. Ammar, Sabine Rabini, Heba Abdel-Aziz and Mohamed T. Khayyal

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2021 21:168

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  7. The use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is common among cancer patients and it may reflect the individual and societal beliefs on cancer therapy. Our study aimed to evaluate the trends of CAM u...

    Authors: Abdul Rahman Jazieh, Khadega A. Abuelgasim, Husam I. Ardah, Mohammad Alkaiyat and Omar B. Da’ar

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2021 21:167

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  8. The pain and discomfort caused by episiotomy affect the quality of life of the mothers, so rapid and complete repair of the episiotomy is very important. Due to the effective ingredients of Verbascum Thapsus, it ...

    Authors: Sahar Taleb and Maryam Saeedi

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2021 21:166

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  9. Himalayan Columbine (Aquilegia pubiflora Wall. Ex Royle) is a medicinal plant and have been used as traditional treatments for various human diseases including skin burns, jaundice, hepatitis, wound healing, card...

    Authors: Hasnain Jan, Hazrat Usman, Muzamil Shah, Gouhar Zaman, Sadaf Mushtaq, Samantha Drouet, Christophe Hano and Bilal Haider Abbasi

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2021 21:165

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  10. Antibiotic resistance has contributed to the burden of infectious diseases both in the hospital and community setting, and represents a great threat to public health. Previous studies have revealed the role of...

    Authors: Irene Chinda Kengne, Léonel Donald Tsamo Feugap, Abdel Jélil Njouendou, Claudia Darille Jouogo Ngnokam, Mahamat Djamalladine Djamalladine, David Ngnokam, Laurence Voutquenne-Nazabadioko and Jean-De-Dieu Tamokou

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2021 21:164

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  11. C-Myc aberrations confer a more aggressive clinic behavior in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL). Matrine is an alkaloid extracted from Sophora flavescens Ait. It possesses anti-cancer property through inhibit...

    Authors: Jianyou Gu, Xiao Wang, Ling Zhang, Jingjing Xiang, Jingya Li, Zheng Chen, Yu Zhang, Junfa Chen and Jianping Shen

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2021 21:163

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  12. Recent experimental studies using herbal extracts have shown the possibility of peripheral nerve regeneration. This study aimed to investigate the effects of herbal extracts on peripheral nerve regeneration in...

    Authors: Young Jun Kim, Kyu Jin Kim, Jae Hoon Lee, Seong-Uk Park and Seung-Yeon Cho

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2021 21:162

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  13. Diverse signalling pathways are involved in carcinogenesis and one of such pathways implicated in many cancers is the interleukin 6/signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (IL-6/STAT3) signalling pa...

    Authors: Seth A. Domfeh, Patrick W. Narkwa, Osbourne Quaye, Kwadwo A. Kusi, Gordon A. Awandare, Charles Ansah, Alimatu Salam and Mohamed Mutocheluh

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2021 21:161

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  14. Silibinin, as a chemopreventive agent, has shown anti-cancer efficacy against different types of cancers. In the present study, we investigated the anti-cancer activities of silibinin on CT26 mouse colon cell ...

    Authors: Saba Sameri, Chiman Mohammadi, Mehrnaz Mehrabani and Rezvan Najafi

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2021 21:160

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  15. Safrole is a natural compound extracted from various plants, and has shown various biological activities. The current study aimed to investigate the antioxidant, antidiabetic, antimicrobial, and anticancer act...

    Authors: Ahmad M. Eid and Mohammed Hawash

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2021 21:159

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  16. Chronic wounds constitute a significant medical and social problem. Chronic wound treatment may be supported by various techniques, such as negative pressure therapy, phototherapy or stem cells therapy, yet mo...

    Authors: Janusz Kmiecik, Michał Jerzy Kulus, Jarosław Popiel, Agnieszka Cekiera and Marek Cegielski

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2021 21:158

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  17. Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2021 21:157

    Content type: Retraction Note

    Published on:

    The original article was published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2016 16:159

  18. Post-menopausal osteoporosis is a concern of health organizations, and current treatments do not seem enough. Postbiotics as bioactive compounds produced by probiotics may be an attractive alternative for bone...

    Authors: Nima Montazeri-Najafabady, Younes Ghasemi, Mohammad Hossein Dabbaghmanesh, Yousef Ashoori, Pedram Talezadeh, Farhad Koohpeyma, Seyedeh Narjes Abootalebi and Ahmad Gholami

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2021 21:155

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  19. Neuropathic pain is characterized by spontaneous painful symptoms. Medical therapies include the use of a capsaicin 8% patch (Qutenza®, Grünenthal Gmbh, Germany), and patients may experience a sharp burning se...

    Authors: Rémi Etienne, Myriam Laurent, Aline Henry, Antoine Bioy, Julia Salleron, Cécile Huin Schohn and Nathalie Cretineau

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2021 21:154

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  20. Hyperactivation of mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR) signaling pathway is involved in the regulation of cellular growth, proliferation, and more in general, is a common phenomenon in most types of cancers...

    Authors: Hajer Tlili, Anca Macovei, Daniela Buonocore, Manuela Lanzafame, Hanen Najjaa, Anita Lombardi, Andrea Pagano, Maurizia Dossena, Manuela Verri, Abdelkarim Ben Arfa, Mohamed Neffati and Enrico Doria

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2021 21:153

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  21. Icariin (ICAR) is the main effective component extracted from epimedium, and is reported to have the potential to treat osteoarthritis (OA). However, its pharmacological function on chondrocytes has not been f...

    Authors: Guoyou Wang, Lei Zhang, Huarui Shen, Qi Hao, Shijie Fu and Xia Liu

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2021 21:152

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  22. The use of herbal concoctions is very popular in South Africa, including Limpopo Province. The herbal concoctions are claimed to be capable of treating numerous illnesses such as ulcers, cancer, HIV/AIDS, diab...

    Authors: Matimba I. Ntlhamu, Ashwell R. Ndhlala and Peter Masoko

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2021 21:151

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  23. Polyporus polysaccharide (PPS), an active ingredient of traditional Chinese medicinal Polyporus umbellatus, has multiple biological functions, such as anti-cancer, immune-regulating and hepatoprotective activi...

    Authors: Wenyu Jia, Siwan Luo, Gena Lai, Shiqi Li, Shuai Huo, Meifang Li and Xing Zeng

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2021 21:150

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  24. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease which causes disability and threatens the health of humans. Therefore, it is of great significance to seek novel effective drugs for RA. It has been reported ...

    Authors: Meng Zhang, Hongwei Ren, Kun Li, Shengsheng Xie, Ru Zhang, Longlong Zhang, Jiaxuan Xia, Xing Chen, Xilin Li and Jianxin Wang

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2021 21:149

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  25. The essential oils possess both antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory effects, therefore they can provide an effective treatment against infections. Essential oils are widely used as supportive ingredients in ma...

    Authors: Györgyi Horváth, Adrienn Horváth, Gréta Reichert, Andrea Böszörményi, Katalin Sipos and Edina Pandur

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2021 21:148

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  26. Resistance to traditional antifungal agents is a considerable health problem nowadays, aggravated by infectious processes related to biofilm formation, usually on implantable devices. Therefore, it is necessar...

    Authors: María Coronada Fernández-Calderón, Laura Hernández-González, Carolina Gómez-Navia, María Teresa Blanco-Blanco, Rosa Sánchez-Silos, Leopoldo Lucio and Ciro Pérez-Giraldo

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2021 21:147

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  27. Salidroside (SAL) is a bioactive compound extracted from Rhodiola rosea with various biological properties. This study was designed to explore the functions of SAL on the endothelial damage induced by lipopolysac...

    Authors: Lijiao You, Di Zhang, Huan Geng, Fangyuan Sun and Ming Lei

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2021 21:146

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  28. In Ethiopian folk medicine, there is a claim that medicinal plants can treat urolithiasis although there is insufficient scientific evidence. The objective of this study was to evaluate the curative efficacy of G...

    Authors: Tilahun Alelign, Tesfaye Sisay Tessema, Asfaw Debella and Beyene Petros

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2021 21:145

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  29. At present, the emergence and spread of antimalarial drug resistance has become a significant problem worldwide. There has been a challenge in searching for natural products for the development of novel antima...

    Authors: Prapaporn Chaniad, Mathirut Mungthin, Apirak Payaka, Parnpen Viriyavejakul and Chuchard Punsawad

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2021 21:144

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  30. Aloysia citriodora Palau (AC) is commonly known as Lemon Verbena and has been utilized as a medicinal tea in folkloric medicine for the treatment of abdominal spasm, anxiety, and fever. The present investigation ...

    Authors: Nidal Jaradat, Mohammed Hawash, Murad N. Abualhasan, Mohammad Qadi, Mustafa Ghanim, Eman Massarwy, Suma Abu Ammar, Noor Zmero, Mohammad Arar, Fatima Hussein, Linda Issa, Ahmed Mousa and Abdulraziq Zarour

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2021 21:143

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  31. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA), is an autoimmune inflammatory disease with increasing global morbidity and high disability. Early treatment is an effective intervention to slow down joint deformation. However, as f...

    Authors: Lin Li, Donghai Zhou, Qiuping Liu, Dianming Li, Qiao Wang, Xiaowei Shi, Chengping Wen and Lin Huang

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2021 21:142

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  32. Herbal remedies of Echinacea purpurea tinctures are widely used today to reduce common cold respiratory tract infections.

    Authors: Ken Declerck, Claudina Perez Novo, Lisa Grielens, Guy Van Camp, Andreas Suter and Wim Vanden Berghe

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2021 21:141

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  33. Cornin is a commonly used herb in cardiology for its cardioprotective effect. The effect of herbs on the activity of cytochrome P450 enzymes (CYP450s) can induce adverse drug-drug interaction even treatment fa...

    Authors: Qun Zhang, Zengqiang Qu, Yanqing Zhou, Jin Zhou, Junwei Yang, Shengjian Li, Qiuping Xu and Xuedong Zhou

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2021 21:138

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  34. Natural products, especially those with high contents of phytochemicals, are promising alternative medicines owing to their antitumor properties and few side effects. In this study, the effects of a plant-base...

    Authors: Xuxi Chen, Wuyang Yue, Lin Tian, Na Li, Yiyi Chen, Lishi Zhang and Jinyao Chen

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2021 21:137

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  35. Prevention of metastatic invasion is one of the main challenges in the treatment of alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma. Still the therapeutic options are limited. Therefore, an anti-tumor screening was initiated focusi...

    Authors: Anna Adamus, Iftikhar Ali, Vasileios Vasileiadis, Luai Al-Hileh, Jan Lisec, Marcus Frank, Guido Seitz and Nadja Engel

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2021 21:136

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  36. Nerium oleander (L.) is well known traditionally used medicinal plant with several pharmacological activities. However, the anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory activity and in vivo toxicity potential of floral part...

    Authors: Yousra Shafiq, Syed Baqir Shyum Naqvi, Ghazala H. Rizwani, Muhammad Arif Asghar, Rabia Bushra, Sana Ghayas, Ahad Abdul Rehman and Muhammad Asif Asghar

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2021 21:135

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  37. This study was aimed to examine the effects of vitamin K2 supplementation on atherogenic status, assessed by insulin resistance (IR)-related indexes, in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM).

    Authors: Fatemeh Rahimi Sakak, Nazanin Moslehi, Hengameh Abdi and Parvin Mirmiran

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2021 21:134

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  38. Cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum) is a spice and exhibits potent antioxidant and biological activities through distinct molecular mechanisms. However, the anticancer effect of cardamom was not explored yet in Ehrli...

    Authors: Rafa S. Almeer, Meshael Alnasser, Nada Aljarba and Gadah I. AlBasher

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2021 21:133

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  39. Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic recurrent inflammatory skin disease that affects 1–3% of adults worldwide. Currently, it is not possible to completely cure AD; therefore, alternative treatments need to be ...

    Authors: Jung Gun Park, Hyangsook Lee, Mijeong Yeom, Younbyoung Chae, Hi-Joon Park and Kyuseok Kim

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2021 21:132

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

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

    Authors: Yangyang Guo, Hengyue Zhu, Min Weng, Cheng Wang and Linxiao Sun

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2021 21:131

    Content type: Correction

    Published on:

    The original article was published in BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:178

  41. Paraquat, (PQ), an herbicide that can induce Parkinsonian-like symptoms in rodents and humans. The consumption of phytochemical-rich plants can reduce the risk of chronic illnesses such as inflammation and neu...

    Authors: Samah M. Fathy, Heba A. El-Dash and Noha I. Said

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2021 21:130

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  42. The dried rhizome of Ligusticum sinense Oliv.cv. Chaxiong has been used to treat cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases, atherosclerosis, anemia and stroke. A high purity extract from chaxiong (VOC, brownish...

    Authors: Peng-yi Hu, Ying-huai Zhong, Jian-fang Feng, Dong-xun Li, Ping Deng, Wen-liu Zhang, Zhi-qiang Lei, Xue-mei Liu and Guo-song Zhang

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2021 21:129

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  43. Alisol A 24-acetate (AA-24-a), one of the main active triterpenes isolated from the well-known medicinal plant Alisma orientale (Sam.) Juz., exhibits multiple biological activities including hypolipidemic activit...

    Authors: Hai-xia Lou, Wen-cheng Fu, Jia-xiang Chen, Tian-tian Li, Ying-ying Jiang, Chun-hui Liu and Wen Zhang

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2021 21:128

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  44. Probiotics may have beneficial effects on patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). We separated 4 lactobacillus and 1 saccharomycetes from traditional fermented cheese whey (TFCW) and prepared composite ...

    Authors: Tabusi Manaer, Lan Yu, Xin-Hua Nabi, Dinareer Dilidaxi, Lu Liu and Jialehasibieke Sailike

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2021 21:127

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  45. One of the most prevalent postoperative complications is believed to be intra-abdominal peritoneal adhesions, which is followed by several complications. Several adhesion prevention products have been examined...

    Authors: Abbas Raisi, Omid Dezfoulian, Farshid Davoodi, Shayan Taheri and Soroush Afshar Ghahremani

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2021 21:126

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  46. Essential oils are volatile and lipophilic liquid extracts made from plants as secondary metabolites that can be obtained by distillation. To date, several studies have investigated the direct antimicrobial activ...

    Authors: Mareshah Abers, Sydney Schroeder, Linna Goelz, Adrienne Sulser, Tiffany St. Rose, Keely Puchalski and Jeffrey Langland

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2021 21:124

    Content type: Research article

    Published on: