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  1. The historical use of Laurus nobilis L., the plant is native to the Mediterranean region and has been cultivated for its aromatic leaves, which are used as a flavoring agent in cooking and for their potential the...

    Authors: Nidal Jaradat, Mohammed Hawash, Mohammed T. Qaoud, Nawaf Al-Maharik, Mohammad Qadi, Fatimah Hussein, Linda Issa, Ahmad Saleh, Laith Saleh and Ahmad Jadallah
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:223
  2. This study aims to investigate the potential of Huangqin Tang (HQT), a traditional Chinese medicine formulation, in the treatment of breast cancer (BC) through a comprehensive approach integrating network phar...

    Authors: Ziqiao Zhao, Yongxia Zhu, Fangyi Long, Yu Ma, Qing Tang and Ting Wang
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:221
  3. The chemical composition and biological activities of Eucalyptus essential oils (EOs) have been documented in numerous studies against multiple infectious diseases. The antibacterial activity of individual Eucaly...

    Authors: Elaissi Ameur, Moumni Sarra, Derbali Yosra, Khouja Mariem, Abid Nabil, Jlasssi Ibrahim, Khaloud Mohammed Alarjani, Frederic Lynen and Khouja Mohamed Larbi
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:220
  4. Huanglian Jiedu Decoction (HJD) is a well-known Traditional Chinese Medicine formula that has been used for liver protection in thousands of years. However, the therapeutic effects and mechanisms of HJD in tre...

    Authors: Yaochen Xie, Shuchen Gong, Lingkun Wang, Zhaoxu Yang, Chen Yang, Guilin Li, Huiyan Zha, Shuying Lv, Boneng Xiao, Xiaoyu Chen, Zhenning Di, Qiaojun He, Jincheng Wang and Qinjie Weng
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:219
  5. Natural herbs are frequently used to treat diseases or to relieve symptoms in many countries. Moreover, as their safety has been proven for a long time, they are considered as main sources of new drug developm...

    Authors: Seunghyun Wang, Hyun Chang Lee and Sunjae Lee
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24(Suppl 2):218

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 24 Supplement 2

  6. Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic inflammatory condition characterized by the accumulation of reactive oxygen species and the expression of inflammatory factors. Regarding its anti-atopic activity, numerous ...

    Authors: Da Hye Ryu, Jwa Yeong Cho, Hyung-Seok Yu, Jin-Woo Kim, Jin-Chul Kim, Yang-Ju Son, Chu Won Nho, Muhammad Hamayun and Ho-Youn Kim
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:217
  7. This collection on medical ethnobotany focuses on contributions that explore the invaluable potential associated with the ethnobotanical uses of medicinal plants, their phytochemical profiling, safety, and eff...

    Authors: Adeyemi O. Aremu, Binsheng Luo and Sakina Mussarat
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:216
  8. Acupuncture is widely used worldwide; however, studies on its effectiveness have been impeded by limitations regarding the design of appropriate control groups. In clinical research, noninvasive sham acupunctu...

    Authors: Sung Min Lim and Eunji Go
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:215
  9. Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has been found widespread application in neoplasm treatment, yielding promising therapeutic candidates. Previous studies have revealed the anti-cancer properties of Brevilin ...

    Authors: Ruixue Wang, Cuiyun Gao, Meng Yu, Jialing Song, Zhenzhen Feng, Ruyu Wang, Huafeng Pan, Haimeng Liu, Wei Li and Xiangzhen Fan
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:214
  10. Gastrodin (GAS), a main bioactive component of the herbal plant, Gastrodia elata Blume, has shown to have beneficial effects on neuroinflammatory diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease in animal studies and migr...

    Authors: JunXiu Jin, Dong Ho Kang, Geon Hui Lee, Woong Mo Kim and Jeong Il Choi
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:213
  11. Cervical cancer is one of the most common gynecological malignancies. Previous studies have shown that the ethanol extract of Sophora moorcroftiana seeds (EESMS) possesses an antiproliferative effect on several t...

    Authors: Manli Guo, Dingcheng Guo, Lingzi Liao, Xiao Zhang, Zhilong Wang, Qiaozhen Zhou, Ping Chen, Ruiping Li, Bing Han, Guangjie Bao and Baoping Zhang
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:212
  12. Although cancer therapy suppresses recurrence and prolongs life, it may be accompanied by strong side effects; thus, there is a strong demand for the development effective treatments with fewer side effects. C...

    Authors: Takuya Nagata, Tadaaki Satou, Shinichiro Hayashi, Prabodh Satyal, Manabu Watanabe, Brannick Riggs and Yoshihisa Saida
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:211
  13. In light of the mounting prevalence of stress in contemporary society and the growing interest in stress reduction methods, this review investigates the potential of taiji as a viable strategy for alleviating ...

    Authors: Jana Kraft, Paula J. Waibl and Karin Meissner
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:210
  14. Elderly cancer patients often experience cognitive difficulties that can affect their quality of life and autonomy. However, they are rarely included in clinical trials, and only one study has explored the fea...

    Authors: Giulia Binarelli, Marie Lange, Mélanie Dos Santos, Mylène Duivon, Aurélie Capel, Marie Fernette, Antoine Boué, Jean-Michel Grellard, Laure Tron, Djihane Ahmed-Lecheheb, Bénédicte Clarisse, Olivier Rigal, Johan Le Fel and Florence Joly
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:209
  15. Galangin, a flavonoid compound, is derived from Alpinia officinarum Hance. Previous studies have shown that galangin can inhibit the proliferation of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), but its mechanism is still unc...

    Authors: Xiaoliang Li, Mingyan Zhou, Weijia Chen, Jiangbo Sun, Yihang Zhao, Gaoan Wang, Bingshu Wang, Yipeng Pan, Junqing Zhang and Jian Xu
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:208
  16. Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), AYURVEDA and Indian medicine are essential in disease prevention and treatment. Kelisha capsule (KLSC), a TCM formula listed in the Chinese Pharmacopoeia, has been clinically p...

    Authors: Guolin Shi, Xiao Lu, Yuanhang Zheng, Tao Yang, Enyuan Zhu, Yanhong Song and Pintong Huang
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:207
  17. Authors: C. E. James, M. Tingaud, G. Laera, C. Guedj, S. Zuber, R. Diambrini Palazzi, S. Vukovic, J. Richiardi, M. Kliegel and D. Marie
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:206

    The original article was published in BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:141

  18. The plant roots excrete a large number of organic compounds into the soil. The rhizosphere, a thin soil zone around the roots, is a hotspot for microbial activity, making it a crucial component of the soil eco...

    Authors: Mohamed A. Awad, Sherif F. Hammad, Samir F. El-Mashtoly, Bahig El-Deeb and Hesham S. M. Soliman
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:205

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:237

  19. This study aimed to evaluate the potential of astragalus polysaccharide (APS) pretreatment in enhancing the homing and anti-peritoneal fibrosis capabilities of bone marrow mesenchymal stromal cells (BMSCs) and...

    Authors: Funing Wang, Huibo Dai, Ziren Zhou, Yun Shan, Manshu Yu, Jinyi Sun, Li Sheng, Liyan Huang, Xiaohui Meng, Yongqing You and Meixiao Sheng
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:204
  20. Globally medical students reported high level of stress sensitivity, stress intensity and depression or anxiety. Yoga is proven to be a one of the most effective anxiolytic tools. The current study specificall...

    Authors: Shalini Chauhan, Ann Mary Babu, Dahabo Adi Galgalo, Csaba Melczer, Viktória Prémusz and István Karsai
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:203
  21. 6-Methoxydihydrosanguinarine (6-MDS) has shown promising potential in fighting against a variety of malignancies. Yet, its anti‑lung adenocarcinoma (LUAD) effect and the underlying mechanism remain largely une...

    Authors: Xingyun Liu, Yanling Ren, Shuanglin Qin and Zerui Yang
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:202
  22. Several studies showed the hypoglycemic and hypolipidemic effects of Satureja Khuzestanica (SK) in animal models. This study aimed to determine the effect of SK supplementation on glycemic and lipid outcomes of p...

    Authors: Sajjad Roosta, Fatemeh Ghasemi, Yaser Mokhayeri, Saeed Choobkar, Mohammad Reza Nikbakht and Ebrahim Falahi
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:201
  23. This study investigated the effect of curcumin nanomicelle (CUR-n) on the structure of testis tissue, the process of spermatogenesis, LH, FSH, testosterone, and oxidative stress in a model of multiple sclerosis.

    Authors: Farhad Koohpeyma, Zahra Khodaparast, Sara Salehi, Sina Danesh, Farhad Mohammadi Gheshlagh, Arzhang Naseri and Nima Montazeri-Najafabady
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:200
  24. Medicinal plants play a major role in the delivery of healthcare, particularly among the rural population of Ethiopia. Plant extracts and their bioactive compounds have been utilized for the treatment of sever...

    Authors: Baressa Anbessa, Ermias Lulekal, Ariaya Hymete, Asfaw Debella, Eyob Debebe, Abiy Abebe and Sileshi Degu
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:199
  25. Yokukansan, a traditional Japanese medicine (Kampo), has been widely used to treat neurosis, dementia, and chronic pain. Previous in vitro studies have suggested that Yokukansan acts as a partial agonist of th...

    Authors: Shuichiro Kurita, Mika Sasaki, Moegi Tanaka, Yoshinori Kuwabara, Yukino Ogasawara, Hiroshi Baba and Yoshinori Kamiya
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:198
  26. Rosa species are rich sources of polyphenols with physiological functions. In this study a polyphenol-rich Rosa multiflora (var. platyphylala) petal extract (RoseFit™) was investigated for weight loss in humans.

    Authors: Heggar Venkataramana Sudeep, Puwar Prithviraj, Thomas V Jestin and Kodimule Shyamprasad
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:197
  27. Previous researches conducted in both developed and developing countries have demonstrated a rising trend in the utilization of complementary and alternative medicine. The World Health Organization has undersc...

    Authors: Alireza Abbassian, Mohammad Hossein Abbaassi, Zahra Pouraskari, Farshid Alaedini, Abbas Abbasi-Ghahramanloo, Elham Emaratkar, Mohammad Hossein Ayati, Ebrahim Khadem, Meysam Shirzad, Malihe Tabarrai, Rasool Choopani, Mojgan Tansaz, Jila Sadighi, Hossein Rezaeizadeh, Shahin Akhondzadeh and Mahmood Khodadoost
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:196
  28. The burden of breast cancer, the second leading cause of death worldwide, is increasing at an alarming rate. Cuscuta, used in traditional medicine for different ailments, including cancer, is known for containing...

    Authors: Umaima Akhtar, Yamna Khurshid, Bishoy El-Aarag, Basir Syed, Ishtiaq A. Khan, Keykavous Parang and Aftab Ahmed
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:195
  29. To study the effect of mindfulness meditation combined with progressive muscle relaxation training on the clinical efficacy and quality of life in patients with sarcopenia receiving maintenance haemodialysis (...

    Authors: Yong-Yao Wu, Yi-Yi Gao, Jing-Qiao Wang, Chao Zhang, Peng-Jie Xu, Jiang Liu, Ri-Zhen Yu and Hao-Jie Zhang
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:194
  30. Luteolin (3,4,5,7-tetrahydroxy flavone) is reported to strongly protect from acute carbon tetrachloride (CCl4) -induced liver injury or fibrosis. Ferroptosis can be induced by hepatic injury, and contributes to l...

    Authors: Zhiqiang Han, Batudeligen, Hongmei Chen, Narisu, Anda, Yanhua Xu and Lan Xue
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:193
  31. Despite the high antioxidant potential of grape seed extract (GSE), very limited studies have investigated its effect on non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Therefore, this study was conducted with the ...

    Authors: Parisa Ghanbari, Davoud Raiesi, Roghayeh Alboebadi, Ahmad Zarejavid, Mostafa Dianati, Hamidreza Razmi and Hadi Bazyar
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:192
  32. Bawei Chenxiang Wan (BCW) is among the most effective and widely used therapies for coronary heart disease and angina pectoris in Tibet. However, whether it confers protection through a right-ventricle (RV) myoca...

    Authors: Yiwei Han, Shadi Li, Zhiying Zhang, Xin Ning, Jiajia Wu and Xiaoying Zhang
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:190
  33. Cuscutae Semen (CS) has been prescribed in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) for millennia as an aging inhibitor, an anti-inflammatory agent, a pain reliever, and an aphrodisiac. Its three main forms include ...

    Authors: Yusha Liang, Yun Shi, Rong Guo, Changli Xu, Mian Fu, Jinyang Shen, Xun Gao, Weidong Li and Kunming Qin
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:189
  34. The authors of the manuscript ‘Complementary and alternative medicine - practice, attitudes, and knowledge among healthcare professionals in New Zealand: an integrative review’ [1] disagree with the assertion by ...

    Authors: Lizhou Liu, Yong Tang, G. David Baxter, Haiyan Yin and Steve Tumilty
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:188

    The original article was published in BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:187

  35. This letter is to highlight errors made by Liu et al. in their 2020 paper in BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies, “Complementary and alternative medicine—practice, attitudes, and knowledge among healthcar...

    Authors: Jillian Marie McDowell, Susan Heather Kohut and Debra Betts
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:187

    The Matters Arising to this article has been published in BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:188

  36. Cepharanthin® alone or in combination with glucocorticoid (GC) has been used to treat chronic immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) since the 1990s. Cepharanthine (CEP) is one of the main active components of Cepharanthi...

    Authors: Wencheng Xu, Shuhe Chen, Xiaoqin Wang, Jinwen Min, Sachiko Tanaka, Kenji Onda, Kentaro Sugiyama, Haruki Yamada and Toshihiko Hirano
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:186
  37. Healthcare workers are currently making efforts to offer services that cater to the holistic care needs of their patients. Previous studies have shown that some healthcare workers encounter challenges when adv...

    Authors: Enole Jennifer Onche, Mojisola Morenike Oluwasanu and Yetunde Olufisayo John-Akinola
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:177
  38. Cancer is a fatal disease that severely affects humans. Designing new anticancer strategies and understanding the mechanism of action of anticancer agents is imperative.

    Authors: Elsayed I. Salim, Mona M. Alabasy, Eman M. El Nashar, Norah S. Al-Zahrani, Mohammed A. Alzahrani, Zihu Guo, Doha M. Beltagy and Mohamed Shahen
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:185
  39. Drawing on the extensive utilization of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) to combat COVID-19 in Mainland China, experts designed a series of TCM anti-epidemic strategies. This study aims to understand Hong Ko...

    Authors: Shu Cheng Chen, Wing Fai Yeung, Hui Lin Cheng, Man Ho Li and Yuen Shan Ho
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:184
  40. Highlighting affordable alternative crops that are rich in bioactive phytoconstituents is essential for advancing nutrition and ensuring food security. Amaranthus blitum L. (AB) stands out as one such crop with a...

    Authors: Ghada Abdel-Moez, Hanaa Sayed, Azza Khalifa, Salwa Abd-Elrahman, Mohammed Osman and Shaymaa Mohamed
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:183
  41. For elderly people with chronic lower back pain who need long-term management, there is a need for a nursing intervention study that is effective, is easy to perform, and applies complementary and alternative ...

    Authors: Hyojung Park and Hyejin Lee
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:182
  42. Dioscorea bulbifera Linn. has been used for wound care in Thailand. However, a comprehensive evaluation of its antibacterial activity is required. This study aimed to investigate the antibacterial efficacy of D. ...

    Authors: Donruedee Sanguansermsri, Phanchana Sanguansermsri, Kittisak Buaban, Vachira Choommongkol, Chareeporn Akekawatchai, Noree Charoensri, Ian Fraser and Nalin Wongkattiya
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:180
  43. Traditional oriental medicines (TOMs) are a medical practice that follows different philosophies to pharmaceutical drugs and they have been in use for many years in different parts of the world. In this study,...

    Authors: Assefa Mussa Woyessa, Lemessa Etana Bultum and Doheon Lee
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24(Suppl 1):179

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 24 Supplement 1

  44. Gastrointestinal cancer (GIC) ranks as the highest cause of cancer-related deaths globally. GIC patients are often diagnosed at advanced stages, limiting effective treatment options. Chemotherapy, the common G...

    Authors: Sutthiwan Janthamala, Bundit Promraksa, Malinee Thanee, Kunyarat Duenngai, Apinya Jusakul, Sarinya Kongpetch, Ratthaphol Kraiklang, Kidsada Thanee, Porntip Pinlaor, Nisana Namwat, Hideyuki Saya and Anchalee Techasen
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:178
  45. Fabaceae plays a crucial role in African traditional medicine as a source of large number of important folk medication, agriculture and food plants. In a search of potential antioxidant and anti-inflammatory c...

    Authors: Rana M. Ibrahim, Passent M. Abdel-Baki, Ahmed A. El-Rashedy and Nariman E. Mahdy
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:176
  46. Excessive oxidative stress in the brain is an important pathological factor in neurological diseases. Acetoxypachydiol (APHD) is a lipophilic germacrane-type diterpene extracted as a major component from diffe...

    Authors: Yu Qi, Ge Liu, Shengjie Jin, Rong Jian, Ziqiang Zou, Chenjing Wang, Yuanlong Zhang, Min Zhao, Haoru Zhu and Pengcheng Yan
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:175
  47. Liver cancer is a common malignant tumor worldwide, traditional Chinese medicine is one of the treatment measures for liver cancer because of its good anti-tumor effects and fewer toxic side effects. Ginsenosi...

    Authors: Jiaxin Chen, Zhuoshi Wang, Jinghao Fu, Yuesong Cai, Haoyi Cheng, Xinmu Cui, Manqing Sun, Mingyue Liu and Xuewu Zhang
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:174
  48. Diabetes is a leading health disorder and is responsible for high mortality rates across the globe. Multiple treatment protocols are being applied to overcome this morbidity and mortality including plant-based...

    Authors: Amina Nazar, Muhammad Adnan, Syed Majid Shah, Ahmed Bari, Riaz Ullah, Akash Tariq and Nisar Ahmad
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:173