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  1. Folk medicine is crucial to healthcare delivery in the underdeveloped countries. It is frequently used as a primary treatment option or as a complementary therapy for malaria. Malaria is a deadly disease which...

    Authors: Ikponmwosa Owen Evbuomwan, Oluyomi Stephen Adeyemi and Olarewaju Michael Oluba
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:324
  2. The emergence of multidrug-resistant pathogens and the lack of new antimicrobial drugs is a major public health concern that needs urgent and innovative solutions. Endophytic fungi living in unique niches such...

    Authors: Asiphe Fanele and Sizwe I. Ndlovu
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:323
  3. Researches and practice of traditional Chinese medicine indicated that Agrimonia pilosa Ledeb could improve insulin resistance (IR) and treat type 2 diabetes (T2DM). To reveal its underling mechanisms, we isolate...

    Authors: Tingwang Guo, Yun Pan, Lin Yang, Gang Chen, Jia Deng and Liancai Zhu
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:322
  4. The use of complementary and alternative medicines (CAM) among cancer patients varies greatly. The available data suggest an increasing use of CAM over time and a higher prevalence in low- and middle-income co...

    Authors: Raúl Murillo, Nidia Pinto-Martínez, Norma Serrano, Claudia Uribe, Edgar Navarro, Jorge Duque, Andrés Yepes, Laura Olaya, Carolina Mariño, Olga Lucia Morales, Marcela Andrea Erazo-Muñoz, Diana Carolina Sánchez-Vega and Nicolás Martínez-Ramos
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:321
  5. Datura Metel L. has been used to treat psoriasis in China for a long time. The effect of extracts from Datura Metel L. for Psoriasis has not been previously confirmed. This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of...

    Authors: Xiaopu Sang, Huanzhou Bi, Xinlei Si, Yihang Wang, Xianjie Shi and Fenfang Wu
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:320
  6. Clinical Practice Guidelines for Gulf War Illness (GWI) recommend integrative health approaches such as yoga for relief from symptoms, yet little is known about the long-term efficacy of yoga in reducing sympt...

    Authors: Santiago Allende, Danielle C. Mathersul, Jay R. Schulz-Heik, Timothy J. Avery, Louise Mahoney and Peter J. Bayley
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:319
  7. Bacillus coagulans have recently revealed its anticancer effects, but few investigations are available on their effects on liver cancer proliferation, and the precise mechanism to mark its impact on apoptosis-rel...

    Authors: Zhongwei Zhao, Qian Yang, Tingting Zhou, Chunhong Liu, Manqing Sun, Xinmu Cui and Xuewu Zhang
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:318
  8. Artemisiae Scopariae Herba (ASH) has been widely used as plant medicine in East Asia with remarkable antitumor activity. However, the underlying mechanisms have not been fully elucidated.

    Authors: Tong Chen, Jingbo Hu, Huan Wang, Nana Tan, Jianzhao Qi, Xiaoling Wang and Le Wang
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:317
  9. Stigmasterol is an unsaturated phytosterol that belong to the class of tetracyclic steroids abundant in Rhoicissus tridentata. Stigmasterol is an important constituent since it has shown impressive pharmacologica...

    Authors: Nondumiso Premilla Dube, Vuyelwa Jacqueline Tembu, Getrude R Nyemba, Candace Davison, Goitsemodimo Herckious Rakodi, Douglas Kemboi, Jo-Anne de la Mare, Xavier Siwe-Noundou and Amanda-Lee Ezra Manicum
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:316
  10. Excessive extracellular matrix (ECM) deposition in adipose tissue is a hallmark of fibrosis, leading to disrupted adipose tissue homeostasis and metabolic dysfunction. Hesperetin, a flavonoid compound, has sho...

    Authors: Alemeh Taheri, Samira Ezzati Mobaser, Pegah Golpour, Mona Nourbakhsh, Masoumeh Tavakoli-Yaraki, Sahar Yarahmadi and Mitra Nourbakhsh
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:315
  11. Penthorum chinense Pursh (P. chinense) has been traditionally used as hepatoprotective food and medicine for hundreds of years due to its significant antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities. However, the eff...

    Authors: Jilei Hu, Huibo Xie, Ning Lin and Yan Yang
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:314
  12. Mindfulness yoga is a type of exercise that emphasizes the integration of mindfulness or meditation into yoga. The aim of this study was to determine the effectiveness of mindfulness yoga intervention on major...

    Authors: Chuyuan Miao, Yun Gao, Xiaohua Li, Ying Zhou, Joanne Wai-yee Chung and Graeme D. Smith
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:313
  13. Cancer is one of the leading causes of death worldwide. Recently, it was shown that many natural extracts have positive effects against cancer, compared with chemotherapy or recent hormonal treatments. A. annua i...

    Authors: Hend Dawood, Ismail Celik and Reham S. Ibrahim
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:312
  14. Pomegranate is known for its beneficial properties due to its high content in antioxidants and might constitute a natural option for preventing and treatment of different pathologies including cancer. Since mi...

    Authors: Aristide Ferrante, Mirko Tamma, Francesca Agriesti, Francesco Tucci, Piervito Lopriore, Maria Luisa Amodio, Giancarlo Colelli, Nazzareno Capitanio, Claudia Piccoli and Consiglia Pacelli
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:311
  15. This research aimed to evaluate the protective effects of Artemisia Absinthium L. (Abs) against liver damage induced by aluminium oxide nanoparticles (Al2O3 NPs) in rats, including both structural and functional ...

    Authors: Esmaeil Karami, Zahra Goodarzi, Seyed Jamaleddin Shahtaheri, Mehrafarin Kiani, Mohammad Faridan and Mahmoud Ghazi-Khansari
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:310
  16. Chemotherapy in breast cancer is effective but can generate significant toxicity and lead to tumor resistance. Joint treatment with standardized plant extracts can be an alternative to improve the response and...

    Authors: Ricardo Ballesteros-Ramírez, Paola Pinilla, Jesús Sanchéz, Lilian Torregrosa, Pablo Aschner, Claudia Urueña and Susana Fiorentino
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:309
  17. Mulberry (Morus alba L.) leaf, as a medicinal and food homologous traditional Chinese medicine, has a clear therapeutic effect on type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), yet its underlying mechanisms have not been total...

    Authors: Lu Shi, Jingkang Wang, Changhao He, Yan Huang, Wanxin Fu, Huilin Zhang, Yongcheng An, Menglu Wang, Ziyi Shan, Huimin Li, Yinglan Lv, Chen Wang, Long Cheng, Hongyu Dai, Yuhui Duan, Hongbin Zhao…
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:308
  18. Allergy is an inflammatory disorder affecting around 20% of the global population. The adverse effects of current conventional treatments give rise to the increased popularity of using natural food products as...

    Authors: Poi Yi Aw Yong, Ashley Jia Wen Yip, Fahmida Islam, Hui Jing Hong, Yi En Teh, Chau Ling Tham and Ji Wei Tan
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:307
  19. Amber necklaces have been used frequently to reduce the complaints of babies during teething. In this study, the knowledge and experience of families regarding the use of amber necklaces investigated.

    Authors: Bekir Aktura, Mert Haci Dertli, Ege Hazal Ozen, Ezgi Onaran, Elnur Hashimov, Mine Basibuyuk and Nalan Karabayir
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:306
  20. We reported a gastric anti-ulcerogenic effect of the Nigella sativa (L.)-derived herbal melanin (HM) using rat models. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying this HM gastroprotective effect remain unknown. ...

    Authors: Adila El-Obeid, Yahya Maashi, Rehab AlRoshody, Ghada Alatar, Modhi Aljudayi, Hamad Al-Eidi, Nouf AlGaith, Altaf Husain Khan, Adil Hassib and Sabine Matou-Nasri
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:305
  21. Allergic rhinitis is a global health problem that can potentially be managed through acupressure. Our clinical observations have identified Allergic Rhinitis Acupressure Therapeutic (ARAT) as a novel acupressu...

    Authors: Kai Li, Wei Huang, Rui-Jian Li, Xiao-Cong Feng, Zong Chen, Shu-Yi Tan, Mei-Feng Xie, Jian-Peng Huang, Ru-Jia Liu and Yun-Ying Li
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:304
  22. Memory impairment caused by Toxoplasma gondii infection has been documented. Berberine (BRB) is well known for its enhancing effects on memory and has shown promising results. However, the impact of BRB on T. gon...

    Authors: Neghin Gholizadeh, Abdolhossein Dalimi, Fatemeh Ghaffarifar, Mehryar Nader-Mohammadi, Parviz Molavi, Masoomeh Dadkhah and Soheila Molaei
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:303
  23. Qijing Mingmu decoction (QJMM), a compound Chinese medicine preparation, which consists of Lycium barbarum, Polygonatum, Ophiopogon japonicus, Poria cocos, Glycyrrhiza, Eclipta prostrata and Ligusticum striatu...

    Authors: Minhong Xiang, Jiang Liu, Kai Ma, Yongyi Sha, Yueping Zhan, Wei Zhang and Xueqing Kong
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:302
  24. Açaí, a Brazilian native fruit, has already been demonstrated to play a role in the progress of breast cancer and cardiotoxicity promoted by chemotherapy agents. Thus, the present study aimed to evaluate the c...

    Authors: Jéssica Alessandra-Perini, Daniel Escorsim Machado, Celia Yelimar Palmero, Marllow Caetano Claudino, Roberto Soares de Moura, Antônio Palumbo Junior, Jamila Alessandra Perini and Luiz Eurico Nasciutti
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:301
  25. Microbial infections cause serious health problems especially with the rising antibiotic resistance which accounts for about 700,000 human deaths annually. Antibiotics which target bacterial death encounter mi...

    Authors: Rostan Mangoua Talla, Alfred Ngenge Tamfu, Brussine Nadège Kweka Wakeu, Ozgur Ceylan, Céline Djama Mbazoa, Gilbert Deccaux Wabo Fotso Kapche, Bruno Ndjakou Lenta, Norbert Sewald and Jean Wandji
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:300
  26. Nowadays, the use of herbal extracts for the production of nanoparticles has attracted a lot of attention due to the fast reaction, economy, and compatibility with the environment. The aim of the present study...

    Authors: Mansureh Ghavam
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:299
  27. Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) are popular among women, and are used during their pregnancy in Japan. This study aimed to survey the prevalence of CAM use by healthy pregnant women as a health-ca...

    Authors: Ayana Watanabe, Satomi Inoue, Aiko Okatsu, Hiromi Eto, Michiko Oguro and Yaeko Kataoka
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:298
  28. Scientists and medical professionals are actively striving to improve the efficacy of treatment methods for oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC), the most frequently occurring cancer within the oral cavity, by ...

    Authors: Maryam Koopaie, Hanieh Karimi, Mohammad Sohrabi and Hooman Norouzi
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:296
  29. Saikosaponin A (SSA) shows a series of pharmacological activities, such as anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antitumor. However, there is a lack of comprehensive research or sufficient evidence regarding the ...

    Authors: Chao Wang, Ruijuan Zhang, Xu Chen, Mengyun Yuan, Jian Wu, Qingmin Sun, Chunrun Miao and Yali Jing
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:295
  30. Amyloid-β1-42 (Aβ1-42) plays an essential role in the development of the early stage of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Asiatic acid (AA), an active compound in Centella asiatica L, exhibit neuroprotective properties i...

    Authors: Ridho Islamie, Su Lwin Lwin Myint, Tissana Rojanaratha, Garnpimol Ritthidej, Oraphan Wanakhachornkrai, Onsurang Wattanathamsan and Ratchanee Rodsiri
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:294
  31. Breast cancer is a prevalent malignant tumor that affects women worldwide. The primary challenge in treating breast cancer is combating drug resistance, which contributes to relapse and metastasis. Jatrophone ...

    Authors: Khawlah Shari, Rania A. El Gedaily, Rasha M. Allam, Khaled M. Meselhy, Amal E. Khaleel and Essam Abdel-Sattar
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:293
  32. Adherence to healthy lifestyle recommendations has positive effects on cancer outcomes yet adherence is low among cancer survivors. Differences in adherence between women and men, phase of survivorship, and ot...

    Authors: Kiwumulo Nakandi, Faith O. Benebo, Laila A. Hopstock, Trine Stub and Agnete E. Kristoffersen
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:292
  33. “Rhubarb-Peach Kernel” herb pair (RP) one of the most frequently used drug pairs, has been used in traditional medicine in China to treat inflammation and diseases associated with pain. Although it is widely u...

    Authors: Zi Liao, Ya Lei, Li Peng, Xianyun Fu, Wei Wang and Dan Yang
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:291
  34. Cervical cancer remains a significant global health issue, highlighting the need for effective therapeutic strategies. Given that Sphaerocoryne affinis (SA) has shown potential anti-cancer activity in several can...

    Authors: Nghia Le-Trung, Tue Minh Duong, Thao Thi Phuong Dang and Kaeko Kamei
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:290
  35. Panax quinquefolius saponin (PQS) was shown beneficial against platelet adhesion and for gastroprotection. This study aimed to investigate the integrated efficacy of PQS with dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) on p...

    Authors: Wenting Wang, Lei Song, Lin Yang, Changkun Li, Yan Ma, Mei Xue and Dazhuo Shi
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:289
  36. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has been well defined as a common chronic liver metabolism disorder. Statins as a first-line therapeutic treatment had some side effects. Here, we found that Fumigacla...

    Authors: Wanguo Yu, Yaxin Gao, Zaoya Zhao, Xiufeng Long, Yi Yi and Shuo Ai
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:288
  37. Diabetic Nephropathy (DN) is a serious complication of diabetes, the diagnosis and treatment of DN is still limited. Sinomenine (SIN) is an active extract of herbal medicine and has been applied into the thera...

    Authors: Yan Li, Lei Wang, Jimin Zhang, Bojun Xu and Huakui Zhan
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:287
  38. Tea (Camellia sinensis L.) flowers will compete with tea leaves in nutrition and are abandoned as an undesirable by-product. In this study, the biological efficacy of tea flowers was investigated. Further explora...

    Authors: Fangfang Chen, Yu-Pei Chen, Hongtan Wu, Ya Li, Shudi Zhang, Jincheng Ke and Jeng-Yuan Yao
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:286
  39. In respect of the WHO’s commendation to incorporate traditional medicine (TM) in health care, the Cameroon government wants to promote the use of the traditional medicine and is resolute on encouraging the tre...

    Authors: Abenwie Suh Nchang, Sylvia Njong, Sandra Fankem Noukimi, Lahngong Methodius Shinyuy, Sylvie Bambara, Edgar M. Kalimba, Joseph Kamga, Jacob Souopgui, Stephen Mbigha Ghogomu, Michel Frederich, Jean Lesort Louck Talom and Annie Robert
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:285
  40. The energy metabolism of drug-resistant tumor cells can provide a survival advantage during therapy, and treatment itself may influence metabolic reprogramming. Petiveria alliacea (Traditional name: Anamu) could ...

    Authors: Ricardo Ballesteros-Ramírez, Paola Pinilla, Jesús Sanchéz, Mónica Arévalo, Elio Sanchez, Pablo Aschner, Claudia Urueña and Susana Fiorentino
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:284
  41. The Biarum species (Kardeh) has been consumed as a traditional functional food and medicine for decades. The current study investigates the phytochemistry, in-vitro and in-vivo bioactivities of methanol extracts ...

    Authors: Bassam Ali Abed Wahab, Zaenah Zuhair Alamri, Ahmed A.j. Jabbar, Ibrahim Abdel Aziz Ibrahim, Riyad A. Almaimani, Hussain A. Almasmoum, Mazen M. Ghaith, Wesam F. Farrash, Yahya A. Almutawif, Khalid Aidarous Ageeli, Soliman Mohammed Alfaifi and Rahaf Frehan Alharthi
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:283
  42. Hypertension is among the risk factors of death globally. Novel antihypertensive peptides are alternative choices of antihypertensive assistance. This study aimed to discover novel antihypertensive peptides fr...

    Authors: Pattaneeya Prangthip, Watanalai Panbangred and Onrapak Reamtong
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:282
  43. Immune cell activation is essential for cancer rejection; however, the tumor microenvironment leads to deterioration of immune function, which enables cancer cells to survive and proliferate. We previously rep...

    Authors: Shota Kajiyama, Takahiro Nagatake, Satoru Ishikawa, Koji Hosomi, Yuki Shimada, Yasunori Matsui and Jun Kunisawa
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:281
  44. About 20–40% of people with Heart failure (HF) suffer from some depression, which is 4–5% greater than the overall population. This depression can lead to undesirable outcomes, including elevated mortality rat...

    Authors: Mahmoud Balata, Mohamed Ibrahim Gbreel, Asmaa Ahmed Elrashedy, Ralf Westenfeld, Roman Pfister, Sebastian Zimmer, Georg Nickenig, Marc Ulrich Becher and Atsushi Sugiura
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:280
  45. Population based studies have shown large differences in the estimated prevalence of complementary and integrative health (CIH) usage between studies. This is in part due to there being no golden standard defi...

    Authors: Maija Pyykkönen, Pauliina Aarva, Salla Ahola, Matti Pasanen and Kaija Helin
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:279
  46. Migraine is a neurological disease characterized by moderate to severe headache and various neurological symptoms. It is often cause mood and anxiety disorders that can seriously affect quality of life. Acupun...

    Authors: Zhao Li, Jie Feng, Shao Yin, Xin Chen, Qicheng Yang, Xu Gao, Deya Che, Li Zhou, Hui Yan, Yue Zhong and Fengya Zhu
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:278
  47. The scientific community is concerned about cardiovascular disease mortality and morbidity, especially myocardial infarction (MI). Schisantherin A (SCA), a dibenzocyclooctadiene lignan monomer found in S. chinens...

    Authors: Xiaolong Mi, Zhijun Zhang, Jinfang Cheng, Zheng Xu, Kaiyi Zhu and Yunxia Ren
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:277
  48. Telemedicine includes the delivery of health-care services and sharing of health information across distances. Past research has found that telemedicine can play a role in enhancing complementary, alternative,...

    Authors: Aimun Qadeer Shah, Noella Noronha, Robert Chin-See, Christina Hanna, Zeest Kadri, Amn Marwaha, Neetu Rambharack and Jeremy Y. Ng
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:275