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  1. Salvia miltiorrhiza (SM) has long been used as a traditional oriental medicine for cardiovascular disease. Accumulating evidence also indicates that SM has anti-osteoporotic effects. This study was conducted to ...

    Authors: Yan Cui, Bidur Bhandary, Anu Marahatta, Geum-Hwa Lee, Bo Li, Do-Sung Kim, Soo-Wan Chae, Hyung-Ryong Kim and Han-Jung Chae
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:120
  2. Candida-associated denture stomatitis is a frequent infectious disease. Treatment of this oral condition is difficult because failures and recurrences are common. The aim of this study was to test the in vitro a...

    Authors: Cristina Marcos-Arias, Elena Eraso, Lucila Madariaga and Guillermo Quindós
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:119
  3. Substantial recent research examines the efficacy of many types of complementary and alternative (CAM) therapies. However, outcomes associated with the "real-world" use of CAM has been largely overlooked, desp...

    Authors: Lynn L DeBar, Charles Elder, Cheryl Ritenbaugh, Mikel Aickin, Rick Deyo, Richard Meenan, John Dickerson, Jennifer A Webster and Bobbi Jo Yarborough
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:118
  4. Over three-quarter of the world's population is using herbal medicines with an increasing trend globally. Herbal medicines may be beneficial but are not completely harmless.

    Authors: Ibrahim Adekunle Oreagba, Kazeem Adeola Oshikoya and Mercy Amachree
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:117
  5. In Germany, Iscucin® Populi (IP), a preparation from mistletoe growing on the poplar tree, is used in cancer therapy while Viscum Mali e planta tota (VM), a preparation from mistletoe growing on the apple tree, i...

    Authors: Roman Huber, Holger Lüdtke, Johannes Wieber and Christiane Beckmann
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:116
  6. Enhancement of antimicrobial plant products e.g. pomegranate extract by copper (II) sulphate is known. Such combinations have applications in various settings, including the identification of novel compositions t...

    Authors: Andrew C Holloway, Simon WJ Gould, Mark D Fielder, Declan P Naughton and Alison F Kelly
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:115
  7. The extracts of Plumbago zeylanica have been used in China and other Asian countries as folk medicine for the treatment of cancer, rheumatoid arthritis and dysmenorrhoea. Effect of Plumbagin (5-hydroxy-2-methyl-1...

    Authors: Aparanji Poosarla, Rao DN, Rama Rao Athota and Venu Gopal Sunkara
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:114
  8. Sonchus asper possesses antioxidant capacity and is used in liver and kidney disorders. We have investigated the preventive effect of methanolic extract of Sonchus asper (SAME) on the gentamicin induced alterati...

    Authors: Muhammad R Khan, Iram Badar and Aisha Siddiquah
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:113
  9. Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), which is caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), is an immunosuppressive disease that results in life-threatening opportunistic infections. The general prob...

    Authors: Huamin Han, Wen He, Wei Wang and Bin Gao
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:112
  10. Western diets increase colon cancer risk. Epidemiological evidence and experimental studies suggest that ginseng can inhibit colon cancer development. In this study we asked if ginseng could inhibit Western di...

    Authors: Urszula Dougherty, Reba Mustafi, Yunwei Wang, Mark W Musch, Chong-Zhi Wang, Vani J Konda, Anirudh Kulkarni, John Hart, Glyn Dawson, Karen E Kim, Chun-Su Yuan, Eugene B Chang and Marc Bissonnette
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:111
  11. Phaleria macrocarpa (Scheff.) Boerl (Thymelaceae) originates from Papua Island, Indonesia and grows in tropical areas. The different parts of the fruit of P. macrocarpa were evaluated for antioxidant, anti-infla...

    Authors: Rudi Hendra, Syahida Ahmad, Ehsan Oskoueian, Aspollah Sukari and M Yunus Shukor
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:110
  12. It remains unclear whether estrogenic botanical supplement (EBS) use influences breast cancer survivors' health-related outcomes.

    Authors: Huiyan Ma, Jane Sullivan-Halley, Ashley W Smith, Marian L Neuhouser, Catherine M Alfano, Kathleen Meeske, Stephanie M George, Anne McTiernan, Roberta McKean-Cowdin, Kathy B Baumgartner, Rachel Ballard-Barbash and Leslie Bernstein
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:109
  13. Native bees of the tribe Meliponini produce a distinct kind of propolis called geopropolis. Although many pharmacological activities of propolis have already been demonstrated, little is known about geopropoli...

    Authors: Silvana A Liberio, Antônio Luís A Pereira, Richard P Dutra, Aramys S Reis, Maria José AM Araújo, Nadia S Mattar, Lucilene A Silva, Maria Nilce S Ribeiro, Flávia Raquel F Nascimento, Rosane NM Guerra and Valério Monteiro-Neto
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:108
  14. The use of complementary and alternative medicines (CAM) has been extensively studied globally among adult and paediatric populations. Parents, as a group, had not been studied to assess their knowledge and at...

    Authors: Katri P Hämeen-Anttila, Ulla R Niskala, Sanna M Siponen and Riitta S Ahonen
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:107
  15. Saponins isolated from plant sources have a number of traditional and industrial applications. Saponins have pharmacological effects like anti-inflammatory, molluscicidal, antimicrobial, antispasmodic, antidia...

    Authors: Niaz Ali, Syed Wadood Ali Shah, Ismail Shah, Ghayour Ahmed, Mehreen Ghias and Imran Khan
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:106
  16. Clinical studies have shown that rose hip powder (RHP) alleviates osteoarthritis (OA). This might be due to anti-inflammatory and cartilage-protective properties of the complete RHP or specific constituents of...

    Authors: Joseph Schwager, Ulrich Hoeller, Swen Wolfram and Nathalie Richard
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:105
  17. The emergence of multi-drug resistant (MDR) phenotypes is a major public health problem today in the treatment of bacterial infections. The present study was designed to evaluate the antibacterial activities o...

    Authors: Aimé G Fankam, Victor Kuete, Igor K Voukeng, Jules R Kuiate and Jean-Marie Pages
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:104
  18. Complementary and alternative medicines (CAMs) are being used increasingly across the world. In Australia, community pharmacists are a major supplier of these products but knowledge of the products and interac...

    Authors: Nicole J Bushett, Virginia A Dickson-Swift, Jon A Willis and Pene Wood
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:103
  19. The current practice of ingesting phytochemicals for supporting the immune system or fighting infections is based on centuries-old tradition. Macrophages are involved at all the stages of an immune response. T...

    Authors: Mahuya Sengupta, Gauri D Sharma and Biswajit Chakraborty
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:102
  20. In the search for new therapies novel drugs and medications are being discovered, developed and tested in laboratories. Highly diluted substances are intended to enhance immune system responses resulting in re...

    Authors: Carolina C de Oliveira, Ana Paula R Abud, Simone M de Oliveira, Fernando de SF Guimarães, Lucas F de Andrade, Raffaello P Di Bernardi, Ediely L de O Coletto, Diogo Kuczera, Eneida J Da Lozzo, Jenifer P Gonçalves, Edvaldo da S Trindade and Dorly de F Buchi
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:101
  21. The roots of Sophora flavescens (Leguminosae) have been used in East Asian countries as an herbal medicine and a food ingredient for thousands of years. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects...

    Authors: Chun-chao Han, Hong Wei and Jianyou Guo
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:100
  22. Callistemon citrinus Curtis belongs to family Myrtaceae that has a great medicinal importance. In our previous work, fruits of Callistemon citrinus were reported to have relaxant (antispasmodic) activity. The cu...

    Authors: Niaz Ali, Ghayour Ahmed, Syed Wadood Ali Shah, Ismail Shah, Mehreen Ghias and Imran Khan
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:99
  23. The neuroinflammatory process plays a central role in the initiation and progression of neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases, and involves the activation of brain microglial ...

    Authors: Anat Elmann, Sharon Mordechay, Hilla Erlank, Alona Telerman, Miriam Rindner and Rivka Ofir
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:98
  24. The aim of this study is to investigate in vitro antioxidant, antimicrobial and anticancer activity of the acetone extracts of the lichens Cladonia furcata, Lecanora atra and Lecanora muralis.

    Authors: Branislav R Ranković, Marijana M Kosanić and Tatjana P Stanojković
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:97
  25. Origanum vulgare Linn has traditionally been used in the treatment of urolithiasis. Therefore, we investigated the crude extract of Origanum vulgare for possible antiurolithic effect, to rationalize its medicina...

    Authors: Aslam Khan, Samra Bashir, Saeed R Khan and Anwar H Gilani
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:96
  26. In recent times the basic understanding, perceptions and CAM use among undergraduate health sciences students have become a topic of interest. This study was aimed to investigate the understanding, perceptions...

    Authors: Syed S Hasan, Chew S Yong, Muneer G Babar, Cho M Naing, Abdul Hameed, Mirza R Baig, Shahid M Iqbal and Therese Kairuz
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:95
  27. There has been no effective treatment or agent that is available for corneal injury in promoting corneal wound healing. Previous studies on edible bird's nest extract (EBN) had reported the presence of hormone...

    Authors: Fadhilah Zainal Abidin, Chua Kien Hui, Ng Sook Luan, Elvy Suhana Mohd Ramli, Lee Ting Hun and Norzana Abd Ghafar
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:94
  28. Hot flashes are a highly prevalent problem associated with menopause and breast cancer treatments. The recent findings from the Women's Health Initiative have important implications for the significance of a n...

    Authors: Gary R Elkins, William I Fisher and Aimee K Johnson
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:92
  29. Black tea has been shown to elicit anti-oxidant, anti-carcinogenic, anti-inflammatory and anti-mutagenic properties. In this study, we investigated the impact of black tea extract (BTE) on lipopolysaccharide (...

    Authors: Young-A Song, Young-Lan Park, Kyu-Yeol Kim, Cho-Yun Chung, Gi-Hoon Lee, Dae-Ho Cho, Ho-Seok Ki, Kang-Jin Park, Sung-Bum Cho, Wan-Sik Lee, Nacksung Kim, Bong-Whan Ahn and Young-Eun Joo
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:91
  30. Alkali injury is one of the most devastating injuries to the eye. It results in permanent unilateral or bilateral visual impairment. Chemical eye injury is accompanied by an increase in the oxidative stress. A...

    Authors: Karuppannan Bashkaran, Embong Zunaina, Shaharuddin Bakiah, Siti Amrah Sulaiman, KNS Sirajudeen and Venkatesh Naik
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:90
  31. Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) is widely used and popular among patients with primary headache or low back pain (LBP). Aim of the study was to analyze attitudes of headache and LBP patients towar...

    Authors: Charly Gaul, Thomas Schmidt, Eva Czaja, Regina Eismann and Stephan Zierz
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:89
  32. Throughout the world, patients with chronic diseases/illnesses use complementary and alternative medicines (CAM). The use of CAM is also substantial among patients with diseases/illnesses of unknown aetiology....

    Authors: Terje Alraek, Myeong Soo Lee, Tae-Young Choi, Huijuan Cao and Jianping Liu
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:87
  33. Tannins extracted from immature fruits of Terminalia chebula Fructus Retz. are considered as effective components promoting the process of wound healing. The objective of this study is to explore the optimal extr...

    Authors: Kun Li, Yunpeng Diao, Houli Zhang, Shouyu Wang, Zhen Zhang, Bo Yu, Shanshan Huang and Hong Yang
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:86
  34. Evidence indicates that people who reside in non-urban areas have a higher use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) than people who reside in urban areas. However, there is sparse research on the re...

    Authors: Jon Adams, David Sibbritt, Alex Broom, Deborah Loxton, Marie Pirotta, John Humphreys and Chi-Wai Lui
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:85
  35. Withaferin A (WA), a naturally occurring withanolide, induces apoptosis in both estrogen-responsive MCF-7 and estrogen-independent MDA-MB-231 breast cancer cell lines with higher sensitivity in MCF-7 cells, bu...

    Authors: Xuan Zhang, Ridhwi Mukerji, Abbas K Samadi and Mark S Cohen
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:84
  36. This study explores nursing personnel's experiences and perceptions of receiving tactile massage and hypnosis during a personnel health promotion project. Nursing in a short term emergency ward environment can...

    Authors: Fanny Airosa, Susanne K Andersson, Torkel Falkenberg, Christina Forsberg, Elisabeth Nordby-Hörnell, Gunnar Öhlén and Tobias Sundberg
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:83
  37. Keloid is a type of scar which extends beyond the boundaries of the original wound. It can spread to the surrounding skin by invasion. The use of Tualang honey is a possible approach for keloid treatment. The ...

    Authors: Mohamad Shah Nurul Syazana, Ahmad Sukari Halim, Siew Hua Gan and Shaharum Shamsuddin
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:82
  38. Moxibustion (a type of Chinese medicine which involves burning a herb close to the skin) has been used to correct a breech presentation. Evidence of effectiveness and safety from systematic reviews is encourag...

    Authors: Carole K Do, Caroline A Smith, Hannah Dahlen, Andrew Bisits and Virginia Schmied
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:81
  39. Many formulae of traditional Chinese medicines (TCMs) have been used for antiasthma treatment dating back many centuries. There is evidence to suggest that TCMs are effective as a cure for this allergenic dise...

    Authors: Hung-Chou Chang, Cheng-Chung Gong, Ji-Liang Chen and Oi-Tong Mak
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:80
  40. BACE1 was found to be the major β-secretase in neurons and its appearance and activity were found to be elevated in the brains of AD patients. Fungal endophytic extracts for BACE1 inhibitory activity and cytot...

    Authors: Azzeme Harun, Richard Muhammad Johari James, Siong Meng Lim, Abu Bakar Abdul Majeed, Anthony LJ Cole and Kalavathy Ramasamy
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:79
  41. Despite being the most commonly used herbal for sleep disorders, chamomile's (Matricaria recutita) efficacy and safety for treating chronic primary insomnia is unknown. We examined the preliminary efficacy and sa...

    Authors: Suzanna M Zick, Benjamin D Wright, Ananda Sen and J Todd Arnedt
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:78
  42. Australian General Practitioners (GPs) are in the forefront of primary health care and in an excellent position to communicate with their patients and educate them about Complementary Medicines (CMs) use. Howe...

    Authors: Tina Janamian, Stephen P Myers, Peter O'Rourke and Heather Eastwood
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:77
  43. Ginger is one of the most important spice crops and traditionally has been used as medicinal plant in Bangladesh. The present work is aimed to find out antioxidant and anticancer activities of two Bangladeshi ...

    Authors: Shahedur Rahman, Faizus Salehin and Asif Iqbal
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:76

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  44. Therapeutic massage and bodywork (TMB) practitioners are predominantly trained in programs that are not uniformly standardized, and in variable combinations of therapies. To date no studies have explored this ...

    Authors: Antony J Porcino, Heather S Boon, Stacey A Page and Marja J Verhoef
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:75
  45. Obesity is a health hazard which is closely associated with various complications including insulin resistance, hypertension, dyslipidemia, atherosclerosis, type 2 diabetes and cancer. In spite of numerous pre...

    Authors: Anita Thyagarajan-Sahu, Brandon Lane and Daniel Sliva
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:74
  46. Studies have been conducted on supplementing the daily diet with plant sterol ester-enriched milk derivatives in order to reduce LDL-cholesterol levels and, consequently, cardiovascular risk. However, clinical...

    Authors: Ignacio Párraga, Jesús López-Torres, Fernando Andrés, Beatriz Navarro, José M del Campo, Mercedes García-Reyes, María P Galdón, Ángeles Lloret, Juan C Precioso and Joseba Rabanales
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:73
  47. Viscum album L extracts (VAE, mistletoe) and isolated mistletoe lectins (ML) have immunostimulating properties and a strong dose-dependent cytotoxic activity. They are frequently used in complementary cancer tre...

    Authors: Gunver S Kienle, Renate Grugel and Helmut Kiene
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:72
  48. The regulation of the markets for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) products presents a global challenge. There is a dearth of studies that have examined or evaluated the regulatory policies of CAM ...

    Authors: Mohamad Alameddine, Farah Naja, Sarah Abdel-Salam, Salwa Maalouf and Claudia Matta
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:71