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  1. Development of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) syndrome-specific outcome measures is needed for the evaluation of TCM syndrome-specific therapies. We constructed a Kidney Deficiency Syndrome Questionnaire (...

    Authors: Run Qiu Chen, Chit Ming Wong and Tai Hing Lam
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2012 12:73
  2. Magnolia grandiflora L. flower is wildly used in Asian as a traditional herbal medication. The purpose of the study was to investigate the antimelanogenic and antioxidant properties of Magnolia grandiflora L. fl...

    Authors: Huey-Chun Huang, Wan-Yu Hsieh, Yu-Lin Niu and Tsong-Min Chang
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2012 12:72
  3. Osteoporosis is a worldwide health problem predominantly affecting post-menopausal women. Therapies aimed at increasing bone mass in osteoporetic patients lag behind comparable investigation of therapeutic str...

    Authors: Orawan Wanachewin, Kanchanit Boonmaleerat, Peraphan Pothacharoen, Vichai Reutrakul and Prachya Kongtawelert
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2012 12:71
  4. Rhodiola rosea (R. rosea) is grown at high altitudes and northern latitudes. Due to its purported adaptogenic properties, it has been studied for its performance-enhancing capabilities in healthy populations and...

    Authors: Sana Ishaque, Larissa Shamseer, Cecilia Bukutu and Sunita Vohra
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2012 12:70
  5. Saffron extract, a natural product, has been shown to induce apoptosis in several tumor cell lines. Nevertheless, the p53-dependency of saffron’s mechanism of action in colon cancer remains unexplored.

    Authors: Khuloud Bajbouj, Jan Schulze-Luehrmann, Stefanie Diermeier, Amr Amin and Regine Schneider-Stock
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2012 12:69
  6. Previously, we examined the antidepressant effects of Nelumbinis Semen (NS). In this study, we assessed the anti-depressant effects of NS in the forced swimming test and chronic mild stress (CMS) models of dep...

    Authors: Hwan-Suck Chung, Hye Jeong Lee, Insop Shim and Hyunsu Bae
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2012 12:68
  7. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of herbal medicines, such as Radix Dipsaci (RDD), Pyrola Herb (PHD), and Cynomorium songaricum decoction (CSD), on osteoporotic rats induced by ovariectomy ...

    Authors: Meijie Liu, Gary Guishan Xiao, Peijing Rong, Zhiguo Zhang, Jiazi Dong, Hongyan Zhao, Honghong Li, Yan Li, Jinghua Pan, Hong Liu, Wenlai Wang, Qinglin Zha and Dahong Ju
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2012 12:67
  8. Women who develop secondary arm lymphoedema subsequent to treatment associated with breast cancer require life-long management for a range of symptoms including arm swelling, heaviness, tightness in the arm an...

    Authors: Annette Loudon, Tony Barnett, Neil Piller, Maarten A Immink, Denis Visentin and Andrew D Williams
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2012 12:66
  9. Cassia sieberiana is a savannah tree with a wide phytotherapeutic application including the use of its roots in the management of various stomach disorders including gastric ulcer, stomach pains and indigestion....

    Authors: Edmund T Nartey, Mark Ofosuhene, William Kudzi and Caleb M Agbale
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2012 12:65
  10. Diabetes has become a serious health problem and a major risk factor associated with troublesome health complications, such as metabolism disorders and liver-kidney dysfunctions. The inadequacies associated wi...

    Authors: Ahmed Aloulou, Khaled Hamden, Dhouha Elloumi, Madiha Bou Ali, Khaoula Hargafi, Bassem Jaouadi, Fatma Ayadi, Abdelfattah Elfeki and Emna Ammar
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2012 12:63
  11. Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a chronic inflammation of the intestinal epithelium that is driven by the intestinal immune system, oxidative stress and the loss of tolerance to the luminal microbiota. The...

    Authors: Andréa Costa Fruet, Leonardo Noboru Seito, Vera Lúcia Mores Rall and Luiz Claudio Di Stasi
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2012 12:62
  12. Nanoparticles are small-scale substances (<100 nm) with unique properties. Therefore, nanoparticles pose complex health risk implications. The objective of this study was to detect whether treatment with querc...

    Authors: Laila M Faddah, Nayira A Abdel Baky, Nouf M Al-Rasheed, Nawal M Al-Rasheed, Amal J Fatani and Muhammad Atteya
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2012 12:1062

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  13. Ascorbic acid demonstrates a cytotoxic effect by generating hydrogen peroxide, a reactive oxygen species (ROS) involved in oxidative cell stress. A panel of eleven human cancer cell lines, glioblastoma and car...

    Authors: Christoph Klingelhoeffer, Ulrike Kämmerer, Monika Koospal, Bettina Mühling, Manuela Schneider, Michaela Kapp, Alexander Kübler, Christoph-Thomas Germer and Christoph Otto
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2012 12:61
  14. Pyrexia, algesia and inflammation are associated with several pathological conditions. Synthetic drugs available for the treatment of these conditions cause multiple unwanted effects. Several studies are ongoi...

    Authors: Naveed Muhammad, Muhammad Saeed and Haroon Khan
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2012 12:59
  15. Gambogic acid has a marked anti-tumor effect for gastric and colorectal cancers in vitro and in vivo. However, recent investigations on gambogic acid have focused mainly on mono-drug therapy, and its potential ro...

    Authors: Zhengyun Zou, Li Xie, Jia Wei, Lixia Yu, Xiaoping Qian, Junhao Chen, Tingting Wang and Baorui Liu
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2012 12:58
  16. Acinetobacter baumannii is well-recognized as an important nosocomial pathogen, however, due to their intrinsic resistance to several antibiotics, treatment options are limited. Synergistic effects between antib...

    Authors: Pinanong Na Phatthalung, Sasitorn Chusri and Supayang P Voravuthikunchai
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2012 12:56
  17. The present study was conducted to examine the reliability and validity of the ‘Korean Standard Pattern Identification for Stroke (K-SPI-Stroke)’, which was developed and evaluated within the context of tradit...

    Authors: Byoung-Kab Kang, Tae-Yong Park, Ju Ah Lee, Tae-Woong Moon, Mi Mi Ko, Jiae Choi and Myeong Soo Lee
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2012 12:55
  18. Atherosclerosis is considered to be a chronic inflammatory disease. Astragali Radix extract (ARE) is one of the major active ingredients extracted from the root of Astragalus membranaceus Bge. Although ARE has an...

    Authors: Yang You, Yan Duan, Shao-wei Liu, Xiao-lin Zhang, Xiu-li Zhang, Jia-tao Feng, Cheng-hui Yan and Ya-ling Han
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2012 12:54
  19. Although a number of medicines are available for the management of hypertension, the organ damage induced by hypertension is not resolved. The aim of this study was to investigate the protection of ginsenoside...

    Authors: Hui Chen, Jun Yin, Yanpin Deng, Min Yang, Lingling Xu, Fukang Teng, Defang Li, Yufan Cheng, Sha Liu, Dong Wang, Tingting Zhang, Wanying Wu, Xuan Liu, Shuhong Guan, Baohong Jiang and Dean Guo
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2012 12:53
  20. Although many physiological functions of Coprinus comatus have been reported, there has been no report on the antinociceptive activity of Coprinus comatus. Therefore, the objective of the present study is to demo...

    Authors: Jun Ren, Jin-Li Shi, Chun-Chao Han, Zhen-Quan Liu and Jian-You Guo
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2012 12:52
  21. Previously, Huangqi decoction (HQD) has been found to have a potential therapeutic effect on DMN-induced liver cirrhosis. Here, the mechanisms of HQD action against liver fibrosis were investigated in relation...

    Authors: Cheng Liu, Gaoqiang Wang, Gaofeng Chen, Yongping Mu, Lijun Zhang, Xudong Hu, Mingyu Sun, Chenghai Liu and Ping Liu
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2012 12:51
  22. The Danish Multiple Sclerosis Society initiated a large-scale bridge building and integrative treatment project to take place from 2004–2010 at a specialized Multiple Sclerosis (MS) hospital. In this project, ...

    Authors: Lasse Skovgaard, Liv Bjerre, Niels Haahr, Charlotte Paterson, Laila Launsø, Finn Boesen, Michael Nissen, Mai-Britt Ottesen, Christina Mortensen, Anette Olsen, Søren Borch, Birthe K Mortensen, Gudrun Aa Rasmussen, Kirsten Sietam, Frank Staalkjær, Karin Pedersen…
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2012 12:50