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  1. Occipital neuralgia is one of the main causes of occipital pain. This systematic review aims to assess the level of evidence in randomized controlled trials (RCTs) on the effects of acupuncture on occipital ne...

    Authors: Jung-Min Yun, Sook-Hyun Lee, Jae-Heung Cho, Koh-Woon Kim and In-Hyuk Ha

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:171

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  2. Several reports have shown that traditional Chinese medicine could be an alternative therapeutic approach for COPD patients, but the mechanism remains unknown. The present study aimed to examine the effects of...

    Authors: Liuliu Yang, Minyong Wen, Xiaohong Liu, Kai Wang and Yong Wang

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:170

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  3. There is some evidence that patients with liver diseases commonly use complementary and alternative therapies to address general and liver-disease specific health concerns. The purpose of this study was to ass...

    Authors: Sara Nsibirwa, Godwin Anguzu, Sam Kamukama, Ponsiano Ocama and Joan Nankya-Mutyoba

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:169

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  4. Pneumonia is a common respiratory disorder, which brings an enormous financial burden to the medical system. However, the current treatment options for pneumonia are limited because of drug resistance and side...

    Authors: Jingnan Xu, Chen Bai, Ling Huang, Tiegang Liu, Yuxiang Wan, Zian Zheng, Xueyan Ma, Fei Gao, He Yu and Xiaohong Gu

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:168

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  5. Previous studies indicate that soyasaponins may reduce inflammation via modulating toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4)/myeloid differentiation factor 88 (MyD88) signaling. However, its underlying mechanisms are still ...

    Authors: Junbin Chen, Hidayat Ullah, Zhongdaixi Zheng, Xiangfu Gu, Chuhong Su, Lingyu Xiao, Xinglong Wu, Fei Xiong, Qing Li and Longying Zha

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:167

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  6. Herbal medication is widely used in our region as a mode of alternative medicine. Its contents and combinations are often modified to suit the needs of different populations. These products are said to boost t...

    Authors: Anna Misya’il Abdul Rashid, Fauzah Abd Ghani, Liyana Najwa Inche Mat and Christopher Thiam Seong Lim

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:163

    Content type: Case report

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  7. Angelica root is the dry root of the Umbelliferae plant Angelica sinensis (oliv) Diels. Angelica organic acid (OA) is the main active ingredient in Angelica sinensis, and it exerts potential anti-atherosclerotic ...

    Authors: Xuefeng Li, Jing Zhou, Yinghuan Dou, Yanbin Shi, Ying Wang, Jianli Hong, Junnan Zhao, Jiaying Zhang, Yang Yuan, Mengru Zhou and Xiangxiang Wei

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:164

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  8. The prevalence of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) in menopausal women is increasing, but current treatments have not been proven effective. The objective of this study was to investigate the treatment effe...

    Authors: Namthip Witayavanitkul, Duangporn Werawatganon, Maneerat Chayanupatkul, Naruemon Klaikeaw, Sompol Sanguanrungsirikul and Prasong Siriviriyakul

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:162

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  9. Previous studies have acknowledged Tai Chi and Qigong exercise could be potential effective treatments for reducing depression and anxiety in both healthy and clinical populations. However, there is a scarcity...

    Authors: Fang Liu, Jiabao Cui, Xuan Liu, Kevin W. Chen, Xiaorong Chen and Ru Li

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:161

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  10. To investigate the protective effects of Tualang honey against the toxicity effects induced by cadmium (Cd) on the ovary.

    Authors: Siti Suraya Ruslee, Siti Sarah Mohamad Zaid, Ikmal Hisyam Bakrin, Yong Meng Goh and Noordin Mohamed Mustapha

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:160

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  11. Shen-ling-bai-zhu-san (SLBZS) regulates inflammation and gut microbiota which are associated with Streptococcus pneumoniae (Spn)-induced pneumonia. So, we studied the therapeutic effect of SLBZS and evaluated whe...

    Authors: Jinli Feng, Weibo Dai, Cheng Zhang, Houjun Chen, Ziliang Chen, Yongfeng Chen, Qianyi Pan and Yongmao Zhou

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:159

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  12. Whole body vibration (WBV) is currently increasing in popularity as a treatment modality for musculoskeletal disorders and improving health-related quality of life. Recent research has shown that WBV can reduc...

    Authors: Weiming Wang, Shuting Wang, Wujian Lin, Xian Li, Lars L. Andersen and Yuling Wang

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:158

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  13. Shanzhuyu (the dried mature sarcocarp of Cornus officinalis Sieb. et Zucc., DMSCO) is a Chinese herb that can be used for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), but its mechanism remains unknown. The present ...

    Authors: Yan-Jie Qu, Rong-Rong Zhen, Li-Min Zhang, Chao Gu, Lei Chen, Xiao Peng, Bing Hu and Hong-Mei An

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:157

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  14. The present study examines the antimicrobial activity of nasturtium herb (Tropaeoli maji herba) and horseradish root (Armoraciae rusticanae radix) against clinically important oral bacterial pathogens involved in...

    Authors: Vanessa Eichel, Anne Schüller, Klaus Biehler, Ali Al-Ahmad and Uwe Frank

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:156

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  15. Traditionally part of the human diet, plants with edible fleshy fruits (PEFF) contain bioactive components that may exert physiological effects beyond nutrition, promoting human health and well-being. Focusing...

    Authors: Melina Fernanda Chamorro and Ana Ladio

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:155

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  16. Herbal melanin (HM) is a dark pigment extracted from the seed coat of Nigella sativa L. and known to exert biological effects via toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4). Recently, TLR4 was described as involved in natural p...

    Authors: Adila El-Obeid, Hala Alajmi, Mashael Harbi, Wesam Bin Yahya, Hamad Al-Eidi, Monira Alaujan, Adil Haseeb, Thadeo Trivilegio, Alshaimaa Alhallaj, Saleh Alghamdi, Abdul-Wali Ajlouni and Sabine Matou-Nasri

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:154

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  17. This study was aimed at investigating the possible anti-inflammatory and cytotoxic effects of extracts from the flowering stage of C. argentea. This growth stage was chosen because of its high polyphenolic conten...

    Authors: Oluwafunmilayo Dorcas Adegbaju, Gloria Aderonke Otunola and Anthony Jide Afolayan

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:152

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  18. Chinese herbal medicine is widely used in combination with usual care for acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD) in China. Chinese patent medicine Shufeng Jiedu (SFJD) capsules i...

    Authors: Ru-yu Xia, Xiao-yang Hu, Yu-tong Fei, Merlin Willcox, Ling-zi Wen, Ming-kun Yu, Li-shan Zhang, Meng-yuan Dai, Guang-he Fei, Mike Thomas, Nick Francis, Tom Wilkinson, Michael Moore and Jian-ping Liu

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:151

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  19. Our previous study revealed the extract from the bark of an Amazonian tree Pao Pereira can suppress benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in a rat model. Herein, we examined its inhibitory effects on human BPH ce...

    Authors: Yu Dong, Jiakuan Liu, Zesheng Xue, Jingya Sun, Zhengnan Huang, Yifeng Jing, Bangmin Han, Bing Shen, Jun Yan and Ruimin Huang

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:150

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  20. Currently there is a high prevalence of humor disorders such as anxiety and depression throughout the world, especially concerning advanced age patients. Aniba riparia (Nees) Mez. (Lauraceae), popular known as “l...

    Authors: Sócrates Golzio dos Santos, Isis Fernandes Gomes, Adriana Maria Fernandes de Oliveira Golzio, Augusto Lopes Souto, Marcus Tullius Scotti, Josean Fechine Tavares, Stanley Juan Chavez Gutierrez, Reinaldo Nóbrega de Almeida, José Maria Barbosa-Filho and Marcelo Sobral da Silva

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:149

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  21. Most clinical investigations involving yoga lack adequate description of the specific yoga elements, including physical postures. Few studies have measured self-efficacy regarding the performance of yoga postu...

    Authors: Francesca M. Nicosia, Nadra E. Lisha, Margaret A. Chesney, Leslee L. Subak, Traci M. Plaut and Alison Huang

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:148

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  22. The 2015 MERS outbreak in South Korea was the largest event outside of the Middle East. Under such circumstances, individuals tend to resort to non-conventional solutions such as complementary and alternative ...

    Authors: Jung Hye Hwang, Hyun Jeong Cho, Hyea Bin Im, Young Sun Jung, Soo Jeung Choi and Dongwoon Han

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:147

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  23. Acute radiation-induced proctitis (ARP) is the most common side effect following radiotherapy for malignant pelvic disease. This study evaluated the efficacy of Aloe vera ointment in prevention of ARP.

    Authors: Adeleh Sahebnasagh, Arash Ghasemi, Jafar Akbari, Abbas Alipour, Hossein Lashkardoost, Shahram Ala, Seyed Jalal Hosseinimehr and Ebrahim Salehifar

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:146

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  24. Myrrh (Commiphora myrrha (Nees) Engl.) has a long history of traditional use as a herbal medicine for different purposes. In ancient traditional Persian manuscripts, it has been noted that myrrh may act as ute...

    Authors: Homeira Vafaei, Sara Ajdari, Kamran Hessami, Ayda Hosseinkhani, Leila Foroughinia, Nasrin Asadi, Azam Faraji, Sepideh Abolhasanzadeh, Khadije Bazrafshan and Shohreh Roozmeh

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:145

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  25. Dermal papilla cells (DPCs) play a key role in hair growth among the various cell types in hair follicles. Especially, DPCs determine the fate of hair follicle such as anagen to telogen transition and play a p...

    Authors: Jae Young Shin, Yun-Ho Choi, Jaeyoon Kim, Se Young Park, You Jin Nam, So Young Lee, Jeong Hoon Jeon, Mu Hyun Jin and Sanghwa Lee

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:144

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  26. Elaeagnus umbellata is abundantly found in Himalayan regions of Pakistan which is traditionally used to treat various health disorders. However, the experimental evidence supporting the anti-amnesic effect is lim...

    Authors: Nausheen Nazir, Muhammad Zahoor, Mohammad Nisar, Nasiara Karim, Abdul Latif, Sajjad Ahmad and Zia Uddin

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:143

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  27. Carvacrol is a food additive with various bioactivities, including reducing the blood glucose level as well as improvement of heart function, in diabetic mice. We explored the antihyperglycemic effect of carva...

    Authors: Yilang Li, Yunpei Mai, Xiaoxia Qiu, Xiaoqing Chen, Conglin Li, Wenchang Yuan and Ning Hou

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:142

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  28. The development and growth of colorectal cancer based on constitutive activation of numerous signaling pathways that stimulate proliferation and metastasis. Plant-derived agents excel by targeting multiple asp...

    Authors: Marta Woźniak, Sebastian Makuch, Kinga Winograd, Jerzy Wiśniewski, Piotr Ziółkowski and Siddarth Agrawal

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:141

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  29. Ecdysteroids are polyhydroxylated steroids present in invertebrates and plants. 20-Hydroxyecdysone (20E) is the most common and the main biologically active compound of ecdysteroids. Previous studies have demo...

    Authors: Jariya Buniam, Natsasi Chukijrungroat, Yupaporn Rattanavichit, Juthamard Surapongchai, Jittima Weerachayaphorn, Tepmanas Bupha-Intr and Vitoon Saengsirisuwan

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:140

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  30. In South Africa naturopaths have been practising for over half a century. Over this period, changes in legislation have resulted in different levels of training and registration processes - which has impacted ...

    Authors: Wendy Ericksen-Pereira, Nicolette V. Roman and Rina Swart

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:139

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  31. This is the second part of a large spectrum systematic review which aims to identify and assess the evidence for the efficacy of non-pharmacological acupuncture techniques in the treatment of chronic obstructi...

    Authors: Carles Fernández-Jané, Jordi Vilaró, Yutong Fei, Congcong Wang, Jianping Liu, Na Huang, Ruyu Xia, Xia Tian, Ruixue Hu, Lingzi Wen, Mingkun Yu, Natàlia Gómara-Toldrà, Mireia Solà-Madurell and Mercè Sitjà-Rabert

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:138

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  32. Considerable number of patients, including Ebola survivors, in Sierra Leone, are using traditional and complementary medicine (T&CM). Healthcare providers’ (HCPs) views about T&CM is crucial in addressing the ...

    Authors: Peter Bai James, Jon Wardle, Amie Steel, Jon Adams, Abdulai Jawo Bah and Stephen Sevalie

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:137

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  33. Type 2 diabetes mellitus is characterized by insulin resistance and pancreatic β-cell dysfunction. A decrease in β-cell mass, which occurs during the progression of Type 2 diabetes mellitus, contributes to imp...

    Authors: Patlada Suthamwong, Manabu Minami, Toshiaki Okada, Nonomi Shiwaku, Mai Uesugi, Masayuki Yokode and Kaeko Kamei

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:136

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  34. Human respiratory system infected with influenza A virus (IAV) elicited a robust pro-inflammatory response that resulted in severe illness and even death. Currently, limited immunomodulator is available to cou...

    Authors: Jiashun Li, Xiang Jie, Xiaoli Liang, Ziyu Chen, Peifang Xie, Xiping Pan, Beixian Zhou and Jing Li

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:135

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  35. Piper chaba Hunt. is used as an ingredient in Thai traditional preparation for arthritis. Its isolated compound is piperine which shows anti-inflammatory activity. Piperine produces a burning sensation because it...

    Authors: Sumalee Panthong, Yasuyuki Imai, Takeshi Matsuoka, Wakana Suzuki, Tatsuo Watanabe, Yuko Terada, Kohta Kurohane, Kota Sekiguchi, Erina Ogawa, Yukina Endo and Arunporn Itharat

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:134

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  36. Sedum praealtum has been used for a long time in traditional medicine as an analgesic and anti-inflammatory agent. Its beneficial effects have been known since ancient times, when Latinos used it to treat sore an...

    Authors: Marcelo Fabiano Gomes Boriollo, Milene Bueno Marques, Thaísla Andrielle da Silva, Jeferson Júnior da Silva, Reigson Alves Dias, Thyago Henrique Neves Silva Filho, Isadora Letícia Ribeiro Melo, Carlos Tadeu dos Santos Dias, Wagner Luís de Carvalho Bernardo, Nelma de Mello Silva Oliveira, Vera Maria Peters, José Francisco Höfling and Denise Madalena Palomari Spolidorio

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:133

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  37. One of the most serious secondary manifestations of Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) is coronary atherosclerosis. This study aimed to evaluate whether aged garlic extract (AGE) can influence coronary artery calcif...

    Authors: Martiné Wlosinska, Ann-Christin Nilsson, Joanna Hlebowicz, Anders Hauggaard, Maria Kjellin, Mohammed Fakhro and Sandra Lindstedt

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:132

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  38. Paeoniae Radix Alba, the root of the plant Paeonia lactiflora Pall, is a common blood-enriching drug in traditional Chinese medicine. Its effectiveness in the clinical treatment of anaemia is remarkable, but its ...

    Authors: Xian-wen Ye, Ya-ling Deng, Lan-ting Xia, Hong-min Ren and Jin-lian Zhang

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:130

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  39. Evolvulus alsinoides (Linn.) Linn. (Convolvulaceae) is a therapeutic herb alleviating brain patterns associated with three categories of regulatory principles of the body, mind, and behaviour. In the current rese...

    Authors: Pavithra Mettupalayam Kaliyannan Sundaramoorthy and Kannan Kilavan Packiam

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:129

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  40. Traditional medicine is broadly used across Asian societies for various medical conditions and health concerns. However, there remains a wide disparity between users and non-use, which makes it imperative to u...

    Authors: Benlu Xin, Siyu Mu, Teckkiang Tan, Anne Yeung, Danan Gu and Qiushi Feng

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:128

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  41. The popularity of fermented foods such as kefir, kuniss, and tofu has been greatly increasing over the past several decades, and the ability of probiotic bacteria to exert anticancer effects has recently becom...

    Authors: Nariman K. Badr El-Din, Sameh M. Shabana, Bashar A. Abdulmajeed and Mamdooh Ghoneum

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:127

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  42. Diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) is one of the most common chronic complications of diabetes. Diosgenin is a natural steroidal saponin with a variety of beneficial effects, including antidiabetic effects, ...

    Authors: Jinhong Leng, Xiaohua Li, He Tian, Chang Liu, Yining Guo, Su Zhang, Yang Chu, Jian Li, Ying Wang and Ling Zhang

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:126

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  43. In Ethiopia, about 80% of the population use traditional medicine (TM) due to the cultural acceptability of healers and local pharmacopeias, the relatively low cost of traditional medicine, and the difficulty ...

    Authors: Fekensa Hailu, Amsale Cherie, Tigistu Gebreyohannis and Reta Hailu

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:125

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  44. Kaempferia parviflora (KP) has been used in traditional Thai medicine to cure gastrointestinal disorders since ancient times. Helicobacter pylori is an initiating factor in gastric pathogenesis via activation of ...

    Authors: Variya Nemidkanam, Yuko Kato, Tetsuo Kubota and Nuntaree Chaichanawongsaroj

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:124

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  45. Circaea mollis Sieb. & Zucc. has been used as a traditional herbal medicine in Hani Ethnopharmacy and possesses anti-arthritic activities. This study aimed to investigate the effect of Circaea mollis Siebold & Zu...

    Authors: Ji Hye Park, Yang Ju Son, Chang Ho Lee, Chu Won Nho and Gyhye Yoo

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:123

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  46. There is a long history of traditional/complementary medicine (T/CM) use by women during lactation. While it is important to evaluate such use within a scientific paradigm to ensure efficacy and safety, knowle...

    Authors: Tingyun Zheng, Weijie Chen, Hao Hu, Yitao Wang, Joanna E. Harnett and Carolina Oi Lam Ung

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:122

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  47. This study used a network pharmacology approach to elucidate the molecular mechanism governing the effect of Radix Achyranthis Bidentatae (RAB) on osteoarthritis (OA).

    Authors: Laigen Zhang, Xiaoqing Shi, Zhengquan Huang, Jun Mao, Wei Mei, Liang Ding, Li Zhang, Runlin Xing and Peimin Wang

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:121

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  48. Astragalin (AG), a flavonoid from many traditional herbs and medicinal plants, has been described to exhibit in vitro anti-inflammatory activity. The paper aimed to study the effects of astragalin on anti-inflamm...

    Authors: Xiuying Chen, Chang Cheng, Xuzheng Zuo and Wen Huang

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:120

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