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  1. Liquidambaris Fructus is the infructescences of Liquidambar formosana Hance and it has been used to treat some breast disease in Traditional Chinese Medicine. In the previous study we found the anti-breast cancer...

    Authors: Ping Qian, Xiao-Ting Mu, Bing Su, Lu Gao and Dong-Fang Zhang

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:369

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  2. Polyherbal formula (PHF) contains extract of Sauropus androgynous (L.) Merr., Trigonella foenum-graceum L., and Moringa oleifera Lam. considered to induce galactagogue activity. This research aimed to evaluate th...

    Authors: Mustofa, Fara Silvia Yuliani, Setyo Purwono, Ahmad Hamim Sadewa, Ema Damayanti and Didik Setyo Heriyanto

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:368

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  3. This study aimed to investigate the mechanism of action of Panax notoginoside (PNS) against lung cancer and inhibition of lung cancer cell proliferation by the drug at different concentrations in a mouse model, c...

    Authors: Jizhou Zhang, Bin Zhou, Song Jin, Zhiyou Huang, Bidong Ma, Qiqi Shao and Wenzong Zhu

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:367

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  4. The incidence and mortality of breast cancer in women is increasing worldwide. Breast cancer contains a subpopulation of cells known as cancer stem cells (CSCs). The CSCs are believed to be responsible for che...

    Authors: Nigatu Tuasha, Daniel Seifu, Endalamaw Gadisa, Beyene Petros and Stina Oredsson

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:366

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  5. Momordica cochinchinensis (Cucurbitaceae) is a nutritionally and medicinally important fruit restricted to South East Asia with diverse morphological and genetic variations but there is limited information on its...

    Authors: Dilani Wimalasiri, Chaitali Dekiwadia, Siat Yee Fong, Terrence J. Piva and Tien Huynh

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:365

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  6. Arctium lappa L. root (burdock root) has long been recommended for the treatment of different diseases in traditional Chinese medicine. Burdock root possesses anti-oxidative, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, and a...

    Authors: King-Chuen Wu, Hung-Kai Weng, Yun-Shang Hsu, Pin-Jia Huang and Yang-Kao Wang

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:364

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  7. To determine similarities and differences in the reasons for using or not using complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) amongst general and condition-specific populations, and amongst populations in each ...

    Authors: Mayuree Tangkiatkumjai, Helen Boardman and Dawn-Marie Walker

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:363

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  8. Gandi capsule is a traditional Chinese herbal formula used to promote blood circulation and removing blood stasis in clinical. Our previous study has shown that it reduces proteinuria with routine treatment in...

    Authors: Qiqiang Zhang, Qing Ye, Xiaohui Huang, Ajing Xu, Yan Liu, Jia Qi, Hai Zhang and Jian Zhang

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:362

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  9. Identifying topics and assessing the reporting quality of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) cohort studies.

    Authors: Yuting Duan, Zhirui Xu, Jingjing Deng, Yanjia Lin, Yan Zheng, Juexuan Chen, Xiaoyu Tang, Xuan Zhang, Chunzhi Tang, Jiangxia Miao and Zhaoxiang Bian

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:361

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  10. Dental caries and periodontal disease are the most common chronic infectious oral diseases in the world. Acacia nilotica was commonly known in Sudan as Garad or Sunt has a wide range of medicinal uses. In the pre...

    Authors: Ali Mahmoud Muddathir, Ebtihal Abdalla M. Mohieldin and Tohru Mitsunaga

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:360

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  11. Mangosteen, Garciniam angostana L., is a juicy fruit commonly found in Thailand. The rinds of Garciniam angostana L.have been used as a traditional medicine for the treatment of trauma, diarrhea and skin infec...

    Authors: P. Rukthong, N. Sereesongsang, T. Kulsirirat, N. Boonnak and K. Sathirakul

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:359

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  12. Diarrhoea is a major health issue in both humans and animals and may be caused by bacterial, viral and fungal infections. Previous studies highlighted excellent activity of Newtonia buchananii and N. hildebrandti...

    Authors: Katlego E. Motlhatlego, Muna Ali Abdalla, Carmen M. Leonard, Jacobus N. Eloff and Lyndy J. McGaw

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:358

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  13. Non-healing wounds have been a severe issue in the global healthcare system. Regrettably, royal jelly, a traditional remedy for various skin injuries, has not been widely applied in cutaneous wounds in clinica...

    Authors: Yan Lin, Meng Zhang, Luying Wang, Tianxing Lin, Guanggao Wang, Jianhua Peng and Songkun Su

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:357

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  14. The present study establishes the cardioprotective role of Thraatchathi Chooranam (TC), a polyherbal traditional Siddha medicine, in terms of membrane stabilizing and antioxidant properties in isoproterenol (I...

    Authors: Ramakrishnan Ganapathy, Anita Ramachandran, Sushmitha Basavapattana Shivalingaiah, Muhammed Bishir, Saravanan Bhojaraj, Shivashree Sridhar, Surapaneni Krishna Mohan, Vishnu Priya Veeraraghavan, Saravana Babu Chidambaram, Musthafa Mohamed Essa and M. Walid Qoronfleh

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:356

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  15. Colon cancer is the third most deadly and one of the most diagnosed diseases in the world. Although routine screening and early detection during last decades has improved the survival, colon cancer still claim...

    Authors: Vinod kumar Nelson, Nalini Kanta Sahoo, Madhusmita Sahu, Hari hara Sudhan, Chitikela P. Pullaiah and Kanuri Sai Muralikrishna

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:355

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  16. An external herbal dispensary (EHD) is a type of pharmacy that provides various types of personalized herbal medicines (PHMs) to other traditional Korean medicine (TKM) institutions. Such dispensaries were leg...

    Authors: Soo-Hyun Sung, Ji-Eun Han, Ji-Yeon Ryu, Angela Dong-Min Sung, Jung-Youn Park, In-Hyuk Ha, Kyeong Han Kim, Jang-Kyung Park and Byung-Cheul Shin

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:354

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  17. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a novel infectious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, and responsible for a global pandemic. Despite there being no known vaccines or medi...

    Authors: Jeremy Y. Ng

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:353

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  18. Boswellia sacra resin has been commonly used as analgesic, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory properties, which reflect its immunomodulatory activity. Dendritic cells (DCs) are specialized antigen-presenting ce...

    Authors: Alia M. Aldahlawi, Amani T. Alzahrani and Mohamed F. Elshal

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:352

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  19. This study aimed to identify the key genes and KEGG pathways in Carthamus tinctorius L. (Safflower) and Salvia miltiorrhiza Burge. (Salvia) for the treatment of cardio-cerebrovascular disease, and to explore thei...

    Authors: Yu Wang, Yajun Shi, Junbo Zou, Xiaofei Zhang, Yulin Liang, Jia Tai, Chunli Cui, Mei Wang and Dongyan Guo

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:351

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  20. Tangzhiqing (TZQ), as a potential α-glycosidase inhibitor, possesses postprandial hypoglycaemic effects on maltose in humans. The aim of this study was to investigate the mechanisms by which TZQ attenuates pos...

    Authors: Yanfen Li, Xiaomao Zhang, Ruihua Wang, Lu Han, Wei Huang, Hong Shi, Baohe Wang, Ziqiang Li and Shaolan Zou

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:350

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  21. Australians report consulting with a naturopaths or herbalists to improve their wellbeing, yet little is known about the associations between these consultations and the patients’ health behaviours. This cross...

    Authors: Amie Steel, Stefania Tiveron, Rebecca Reid, Jon Wardle, Holger Cramer, Jon Adams, David Sibbritt and Romy Lauche

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:349

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  22. Integrating complementary medicine into medical care promotes patient-oriented care. A well-informed and collaborative professional healthcare team is essential for effective and patient-safe implementation of...

    Authors: Angelika Homberg, Nadja Klafke, Svetla Loukanova and Katharina Glassen

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:348

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  23. The aerial parts of Salvia miltiorrhiza, which was considered to be the waste part and discarded during the root harvest, is rich in protocatechuic aldehyde (PAI). This study investigated the health-promoting eff...

    Authors: Shuang Wu, Qingyu Wang, Jinquan Wang, Baoyu Duan, Qihe Tang, Zhuojian Sun, Jinlong Han, Chenggang Shan, Zhifen Wang and Zhihui Hao

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:347

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  24. To understand the characteristics of prescriptions and costs in pediatric patients with acute upper respiratory infections (AURI) is important for the regulation of outpatient care and reimbursement policy. Th...

    Authors: Shan Wang, Lihua Liu, Jianchao Liu, Likun Miao, Qian Zhuang, Ning Guo, Jing Zhao, Quanzheng Li and Guoquan Ren

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:346

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  25. Guanxin V (GXV), a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), has been widely used to treat coronary artery disease (CAD) in clinical practice in China. However, research on the active components and underlying mecha...

    Authors: Bo Liang, Xiao-Xiao Zhang and Ning Gu

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:345

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  26. The aim of the trial was to investigate the effect of a hypnotherapeutic group program in healthy persons with increased levels of perceived stress.

    Authors: Silvia Fisch, Suzana Trivaković-Thiel, Stephanie Roll, Theresa Keller, Sylvia Binting, Margit Cree, Benno Brinkhaus and Michael Teut

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:344

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  27. Herbal medicines have been a major target for numerous studies through the past years as an alternative treatment for cancer, mainly due to their minimal effects on normal healthy cells. Annona cherimola, popular...

    Authors: Maria Younes, Carl Ammoury, Tony Haykal, Leah Nasr, Rita Sarkis and Sandra Rizk

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:343

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  28. Multidrug-resistant (MDR) bacteria remain a major cause of morbidity and mortality globally. The present study was designed to investigate the in vitro antibacterial activities of crude methanol extract and co...

    Authors: Marilene M. M. Ambadiang, Brice C. K. Atontsa, Simplice B. Tankeo, Paul Nayim, Brice E. N. Wamba, Gabin T. M. Bitchagno, James D. S. Mpetga, Veronique B. Penlap and Victor Kuete

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:342

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  29. Herba Siegesbeckiae (HS), the dried aerial parts of Siegesbeckia orientalis L., S. pubescens Makino, or S. glabrescens Makino, is traditionally used for treating chronic diseases in China. However, there is no in...

    Authors: Jia-Ying Wu, Yuen-Cheung Chan, Hui Guo, Ying-Jie Chen, Yu-Xi Liu, Hua Yi and Zhi-Ling Yu

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:341

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  30. Hericium erinaceus is a culinary and medicinal mushroom in Traditional Chinese Medicines. It has numerous pharmacological effects including immunomodulatory, anti-tumour, anti-microbial, anti-aging and stimulatio...

    Authors: Sze Yuen Lew, Siew Huah Lim, Lee Wei Lim and Kah Hui Wong

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:340

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  31. Pregnant women’s disclosure of herbal medicine (HM) use to their health care providers during pregnancy is crucial, as misuse of HM can have a detrimental effect on both pregnant woman and the fetus. However, ...

    Authors: Mansoor Ahmed, Hyea Bin Im, Jung Hye Hwang and Dongwoon Han

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:339

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  32. Emodin has been proved to have an anti-ischemic effect on the brain, however little research has been done on its effect on vision-threatening retinal ischemia. Thus, an investigation was carried out into the ...

    Authors: Howard Wen-Haur Chao, Yu-Kuang Chen, Jorn-Hon Liu, Hwai-Tzong Pan, Hsin-May Lin and Hsiao-Ming Chao

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:338

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  33. The exploration of new therapeutic agents targeting 5-Fu resistance may open a new opportunity to gastric cancer treatment. The objective is to establish a 5-Fu resistant gastric cancer cell line and observe t...

    Authors: Huijuan Tang, Wenjie Huang, Qiang Yang, Ying Lin, Yihui Chen and Peng Shu

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:337

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  34. Association between socioeconomic status and medicinal herbs (MH) are rarely documented in Iran. Our goal was to measure and decompose socioeconomic inequalities in MH use among Iranian households.

    Authors: Satar Rezaei, Sina Ahmadi, Amjad Mohamadi-Bolbanabad and Ahmad Khanijahani

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:336

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  35. Medical professionalism is important for establishing public trust in doctors. Its definition is culture-sensitive. However, no research has explored medical professionalism in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TC...

    Authors: Yu Heng Kwan, Sarah Chooi, Sungwon Yoon, Xiang Ling Ang, Jie Kie Phang, Hwee Ling Koh, Julian Thumboo, Swee Cheng Ng and Warren Fong

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:335

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  36. Recombinant insulin Lisargine is a new type of insulin. In this study, we aimed to compare its pharmacodynamic (PD) and pharmacokinetic (PK) with Lantus.

    Authors: Jiangjie Lu, Yong Zeng, Xiulin Yi, Hongmei Zhang, Lin Zhu, Lixin Jiang, Jing Li, Wei Zhou, Hong Zhu and Aijun Xiong

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:334

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  37. Saffron (stigma of Crocus sativus L.) from Iridaceae family is a well-known traditional herbal medicine that has been used for hundreds of years to treat several diseases such as depressive mood, cancer and cardi...

    Authors: Zahra Ayati, Guoyan Yang, Mohammad Hossein Ayati, Seyed Ahmad Emami and Dennis Chang

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:333

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  38. Imperata cylindrica is considered as an agricultural weed, but it is a valuable plant in the traditional medicines of Southeast Asia. In the Mizo traditional medicine of India and Myanmar, the rhizomes and roots ...

    Authors: Pawi Bawitlung Lalthanpuii and Kholhring Lalchhandama

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:332

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  39. We evaluated the long-term cost-effectiveness of antihypertensive traditional Chinese medicines (TCMs) and to compare the cost-effectiveness of a combined treatment consisting of compound Apocynum tablets and ...

    Authors: Qian Xu, Nan Yang, Shuang Feng, Jianfei Guo, Qi-bing Liu and Ming Hu

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:330

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  40. Inflammation is a response to tissue injuries, which is indispensable and important for human health, but excessive inflammation can potentially cause damage to the host organisms. Camellia nitidissima Chi, one t...

    Authors: Zhennan Wang, Ying Guan, Rui Yang, Junjian Li, Junsong Wang and Ai-Qun Jia

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:329

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  41. Oral lichen planus (OLP) is a mucocutaneous autoimmune disease with T-cell mediation. Corticosteroids are considered as a first choice in OLP and should be used for a long period with a subsequent increase in ...

    Authors: Seyed Javad Kia, Maryam Basirat, Tahereh Mortezaie and Mahdieh-Sadat Moosavi

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:328

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  42. It has been suggested that the combination of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) with conventional medicine carries a risk of adverse effects. The prevalence of CAM usage among patients in the Swedis...

    Authors: Jenny M Carlsson, Madelene Vestin and Kristofer Bjerså

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:327

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

    Authors: Tayyaba Afsar, Suhail Razak, Ali Almajwal, Maria Shabbir and Muhammad Rashid Khan

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:326

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    The original article was published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2019 19:182

  44. Depression is a serious and common psychiatric disorder generally affecting more women than men. A woman’s risk of developing depression increases steadily with age, and higher incidence is associated with the...

    Authors: Hye Ryeong Kim, Young-Ju Lee, Tae-Wan Kim, Ri-Na Lim, Dae Youn Hwang, Jeffrey J. Moffat, Soonil Kim, Joung-Wook Seo and Minhan Ka

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:325

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  45. In traditional Malay medicine, Marantodes pumilum (Blume) Kuntze (family Primulaceae) is commonly used by women to treat parturition, flatulence, dysentery, dysmenorrhea, gonorrhea, and bone diseases. Preliminary...

    Authors: Nor-Ashila Aladdin, Khairana Husain, Juriyati Jalil, Carla Wulandari Sabandar and Jamia Azdina Jamal

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:324

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  46. The usage and attitudes towards medical marijuana in Cystic Fibrosis (CF) patients is unknown. Through the use of a survey we aim to clarify rates and reasons for use.

    Authors: Michael J. Stephen, Jared Chowdhury, Luis Arzeno Tejada, Robert Zanni and Denis Hadjiliadis

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:323

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  47. Arnebia euchroma (A. euchroma) is a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) used for the treatment of blood diseases including leukemia. In recent years, many studies have been conducted on the anti-tumor effect of sh...

    Authors: Biting Wang, Zengrui Wu, Jiye Wang, Weihua Li, Guixia Liu, Bo Zhang and Yun Tang

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:322

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  48. Diabetic nephropathy serves as one of the most regular microvascular complications of diabetes mellitus and is the main factor that causes end-stage renal disease and incident mortality. As the beneficial effe...

    Authors: Yusong Nie, Chengxiao Fu, Huimin Zhang, Min Zhang, Hui Xie, Xiaopei Tong, Yao Li, Zhenyan Hou, Xinrong Fan and Miao Yan

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:321

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  49. 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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