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  1. Endometriosis is a common gynecological disease, and its underlying mechanisms remain elusive. Patients are at a higher risk of recurrence after surgery or drug withdrawal. In this study, to identify a potenti...

    Authors: Junde Zhao, Juntao Wang, Jinxing Liu, Shuling Li, Pengfei Liu and Xiaodan Zhang
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:254
  2. Epimedii has long been used as a traditional medicine in Asia for the treatment of various common diseases, including Alzheimer's disease, cancer, erectile dysfunction, and stroke. Studies have reported the am...

    Authors: Xu Wang, Jinjian Li, Lifang Liu, Jun-Ming Kan, Ping Niu, Zi-Qiao Yu, Chunyu Ma, Fuxiang Dong, Mo-Xuan Han, Jinhua Li and De-xi Zhao
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:253
  3. Traditional, complementary and alternative medicine (TCAM) is used to treat a broad range of conditions. In low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), TCAM use is particularly common among those with low socio-...

    Authors: Lia M. Palileo-Villanueva, Benjamin Palafox, Arianna Maever L. Amit, Veincent Christian F. Pepito, Fadhlina Ab-Majid, Farnaza Ariffin, Dina Balabanova, Mohamad-Rodi Isa, Nafiza Mat-Nasir, Mazapuspavina My, Alicia Renedo, Maureen L. Seguin, Khalid Yusoff, Antonio L. Dans and Martin Mckee
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:252
  4. Complementary and Integrative Medicine (CIM) is often taken up by individuals seeking relief from different diseases. This study investigates the prevalence and associated factors of CIM use in patients with C...

    Authors: Mohammad Mahdi Parvizi, Sedigheh Forouhari, Reza Shahriarirad, Sepehr Shahriarirad, Ryan D Bradley and Leila Roosta
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:251
  5. Akt and mTOR are aberrantly activated in cancers and targeting these proteins are interesting for cancer drug discovery. Napabucasin (NB), a phytochemical compound, has been reported as potential anti-cancer a...

    Authors: Korrakod Petsri, Sunisa Thongsom, Satapat Racha, Supakarn Chamni, Saresa Jindapol, Nantawat Kaekratoke, Hongbin Zou and Pithi Chanvorachote
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:250
  6. One of the therapeutic approaches for decreasing postprandial hyperglycemia is to retard absorption of glucose by the inhibition of carbohydrate hydrolyzing enzymes, α-amylase, and α-glucosidases, in the diges...

    Authors: Haimanot Mitiku, Tae Yang Kim, Hanna Kang, Emmanouil Apostolidis, Jung-Yun Lee and Young-In Kwon
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:249
  7. Complementary medicine therapists such as traditional acupuncturists are a large resource for supporting public health targets to improve health behaviours. Our objectives were to determine the prevalence and ...

    Authors: J. Pinto, K. Bradbury, D. Newell and F. L. Bishop
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:248
  8. Black salve is a controversial complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) associated with skin toxicity and skin cancer treatment failures. Black salve formulations vary between manufacturers and contain a n...

    Authors: Andrew Croaker, Arie Davis, Anthony Carroll, Lei Liu and Stephen P. Myers
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:247
  9. This article has been retracted. Please see the Retraction Notice for more detail: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12906-016-1470-9.

    Authors: Vikas Kumar, Prakash Chandra Bhatt, Kalicharan Sharma, Mahfoozur Rahman, Dinesh Kumar Patel, Nikunj Sethi, Atul Kumar, Nikhil Kumar Sachan, Gaurav Kaithwas, F. A. Al-abbasi, Firoz Anwar and Amita Verma
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:246
  10. Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) is a syndrome characterized by coagulopathy, microthrombus, and multiple organ failure. The complement system in DIC is overactivated, and the functions of compleme...

    Authors: Qi-Yun Zhang, Jing Guo, Lin Xu, Ying Wei, Shu-Ting Zhou, Qing-Yu Lu, Li Guo and Qian-Yun Sun
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:245
  11. Traditional herbs played a crucial role in the health care of the Hakka people. However, studies to identify these traditional herbs are few. Here we document and assess the potential of these plants for treat...

    Authors: Haibo Hu, Yanfang Yang, Abdallah Aissa, Volkan Tekin, Jialin Li, Sujogya Kumar Panda, Hao Huang and Walter Luyten
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:244
  12. Cardiovascular diseases cause the death of 17.5 million people every year. Cardiac catheterization is an invasive diagnostic exam that allows treatment followed by the examination and can cause some complicati...

    Authors: Kauanny Vitoria Gurgel dos Santos, Karena Cristina da Silva Leal, Louise Constancia de Melo Alves Silva, Kleyton Santos de Medeiros, Alexsandra Rodrigues Feijão, Maria do Carmo de Oliveira, Daniele Vieira Dantas and Rodrigo Assis Neves Dantas
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:243
  13. Ecklonia cava is an edible marine brown alga harvested from the ocean that is widely consumed in Asian countries as a health-promoting medicinal food The objective of the present study is to evaluate the anti-as...

    Authors: Kyung Hee Lee, Yeo Jin Jang, Woon Sang Hwang, Ki Sun Kwon, Wha Young Lee, Jeanman Kim, Sung Phil Kim and Mendel Friedman
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:242
  14. Osteoporosis, a skeletal disease described by impaired bone strength, cause an increased risk of fractures. We aimed in this study to clarify which particular wise combination of probiotics has the most benefi...

    Authors: Ahmad Gholami, Mohammad Hossein Dabbaghmanesh, Younes Ghasemi, Farhad Koohpeyma, Pedram Talezadeh and Nima Montazeri-Najafabady
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:241
  15. To curb the spread of the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Swiss government declared a state of health emergency and ordered a legal restriction concerning the opening of healthcare institutions. In th...

    Authors: Angélique Bourqui, Pierre-Yves Rodondi, Emna El May and Julie Dubois
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:240
  16. Cervical cancer remains one of the significant causes of mortality in women due to the limitations of current treatment strategies and their associated side effects. Investigation of alternative medicine, incl...

    Authors: Saurav Kumar, Vaishali Mulchandani and Jayasri Das Sarma
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:239
  17. There is paucity of data regarding effects of guided meditation (Yoganidra) on quality of life among patients of chronic kidney disease on maintenance hemodialysis. Our objective was to study effects of guided...

    Authors: Bhalendu S. Vaishnav, Jekishan Jayeshbhai Hirapara and Maulin K. Shah
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:238
  18. Canadians seeking medical cannabis (MC) may encounter difficulties in finding a healthcare provider (HCP) who authorizes their access to it. Barriers that HCPs face in authorizing MC are unclear. The objective...

    Authors: Yasmina Hachem, Sara J. Abdallah, Sergio Rueda, Jessica L. Wiese, Kamna Mehra, Jennifer Rup, Juthaporn Cowan, Antonio Vigano and Cecilia T. Costiniuk
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:237
  19. This article has been retracted. Please see the Retraction Notice for more detail: 10.1186/s12906-015-0733-1

    Authors: Cheng Liu, Xia Yuan, Le Tao, Zhuoan Cheng, Xiuqin Dai, Xia Sheng and Dongying Xue
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:236
  20. Lysiphyllum strychnifolium (Craib) A. Schmitz, a traditional Thai medicinal plant, is mainly composed of polyphenols and flavonoids and exhibits several pharmacological activities, including antioxidant, anticanc...

    Authors: Kunwadee Noonong, Kanta Pranweerapaiboon, Kulathida Chaithirayanon, Kantamat Surayarn, Phicharinee Ditracha, Narin Changklungmoa, Pornanan Kueakhai, Poonsit Hiransai and Kingkan Bunluepuech
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:235
  21. The COVID-19 pandemic lockdown has had a profound impact on physical and mental well-being throughout the world. Previous studies have revealed that complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is frequently u...

    Authors: Agnete Egilsdatter Kristoffersen, Miek C. Jong, Johanna Hök Nordberg, Esther T. van der Werf and Trine Stub
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:234
  22. The plant-based medicinal food (PBMF) is a functional compound extracted from 6 medicinal and edible plants: Coix seed, L. edodes, A. officinalis L., H. cordata, Dandelion, and G. frondosa. Our previous studies h...

    Authors: Lin Tian, Xuxi Chen, Li Cao, Lishi Zhang and Jinyao Chen
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:233
  23. Chronic ultraviolet (UV) exposure is one of the major external factors in skin aging, and repetitive UVB exposure induces extracellular matrix (ECM) damage as well as metabolic disease. Alpinia officinarum Rhizom...

    Authors: Jong Min Jung, Oh Yun Kwon, Jong Kyu Choi and Seung Ho Lee
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:232
  24. Epilepsy induces behavioral effects and histological changes in the hippocampus. Eugenol, the main component of clove essential oil, has modulatory effects on seizure. We aimed to investigate the effect of int...

    Authors: Fatemeh Parvizi, Soraya Mehrabi, Ayeh Naghizadeh, Mohammad Kamalinejad‬, Sepide Goudarzi and ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬ Maryam Farahmandfar
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:231
  25. Authors: León F. Villegas Vílchez, Julio Hidalgo Ascencios and Thomas P. Dooley
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:230

    The original article was published in BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:62

  26. The aim of this study is investigate the antimicrobial effect of plant oils against bacterial strains isolated from neonatal asymptomatic bacteriuria (ABU) and to evaluate the antiseptic effect of the most pot...

    Authors: Rasha H. Bassyouni, Zeinat Kamel, Alkassem Ahmed Algameel, Ghada Ismail and Sylvana N. Gaber
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:229
  27. Honey has broad spectrum antibacterial activity against clinically important organisms and may be suitable for treating superficial bacterial infections. However, very little data are available describing pote...

    Authors: Brayden H. Gray, Kathryn J. Green, Robbie R. Haines and Katherine A. Hammer
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:228
  28. Data available support that ninety percent of male infertility cases are due to low sperm counts. There is a scarcity of data on the medicinal effects of cannabis on fertility. This study evaluated testicular ...

    Authors: Charles O. Nwonuma, Victoria C. Nwatu, Gomaa Mostafa-Hedeab, Oluyomi S. Adeyemi, Omokolade O. Alejolowo, Oluwafemi Adeleke Ojo, Sylvanus A. Adah, Oluwakemi J. Awakan, Charles E. Okolie, Nnaemeka Tobechukwu Asogwa, Udofia A. Inemesit, Godshelp O. Egharevba, Nada H. Aljarba, Saad Alkahtani and Gaber El-Saber Batiha
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:227
  29. Delay in episiotomy wound healing can lead to infection. The application of natural antimicrobial agents isolated from herbal essences can be a good strategy to prevent the growth of bacteria and promote the w...

    Authors: Fatemeh Hadizadeh-Talasaz, Fariba Mardani, Narjes Bahri, Hassan Rakhshandeh, Nasim Khajavian and Marzieh Taghieh
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:226
  30. Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) has played a critical role in ensuring universal access to basic health care services around the world. In Bangladesh, conventional medicine is a common approach fo...

    Authors: Md. Shahjalal, Jeff Gow, Md. Ashfikur Rahman, Md. Jakir Hossain, Md. Nafiul Alam Khan, Md. Sazzadul Alam, Ahmed Hossain and Rashidul Alam Mahumud
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:225
  31. Oxidative stress can induce age-related diseases. Age-related retinal diseases, such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), are difficult to cure owing to their complicated mechanisms. Although anti-neovas...

    Authors: Yibo Gong, Xuechun Wang, Yuchuan Wang, Peng Hao, Hao Wang, Yatu Guo and Wei Zhang
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:224
  32. Symphonia globulifera and Allophylus abyssinicus are used in the management of skin rashes and sores, cough, malaria, digestive diseases, stomach ache, wounds and helminthic infections among others in Uganda, Ken...

    Authors: Ben Lukubye, Clement Olusoji Ajayi, Rapheal Wangalwa and Grace Kagoro-Rugunda
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:223
  33. Morinda citrifolia (Noni) is a plant that has long been used in various products such as foods and cosmetics. Although noni has been known to have immunostimulatory activity, detailed mechanism at the cellular le...

    Authors: Haeyeop Kim, Laily Rahmawati, Yo Han Hong, Su-Young Choi and Jae Youl Cho
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:222
  34. The leaf of Eucalyptus globulus is commonly used in the traditional management of malaria. However, the efficacy of solvent fractions are didn’t study yet scientifically. Thus, this study aimed to investigate the...

    Authors: Mihret Ayalew, Seyfe Asrade Atnafie and Azmeraw Bekele
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:221
  35. Zuojin formula, a traditional Chinese medicine, comprises Coptis chinensis and Evodia rutaecarpa. In our previous study, the total alkaloid extract from Zuojin formula (TAZF) showed potent and improved efficacy. ...

    Authors: Shuo Wang, Tao Zhang, Xiaoyan Liu, Zheng Yang, Ludi Li, Danping Shan, Yadong Gao, Yingzi Li, Yanying Li, Youbo Zhang and Qi Wang
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:220
  36. Though there are reports about V. auriculifera antimicrobial activity, there is not enough information about its activity on some bacterial and fungal species. Besides, there was no quantitative evaluation done f...

    Authors: Teshale Etiso Wado, Sultan Suleman and Tesfaye Mohammed
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:219
  37. Globally, the usage of herbal medicines (HMs) is increasingly growing in treating and preventing various ailments. Although, HMs play a vital role in healthcare, concerns have been raised over their safety. Si...

    Authors: Alemseghed Goitom, Feruz Yemane, Mussie Tsegay, Amanuel Kifleyesus, Senai Mihreteab Siele, Eyasu H. Tesfamariam and Nuru Abdu
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:218
  38. Prasachandaeng (PSD) remedy has been empirically used in Thai traditional medicine to treat fever in bile duct and liver and cancer patients through Thai folk doctors. However, there have been no scientific re...

    Authors: Nuntika Prommee, Arunporn Itharat, Pakakrong Thongdeeying, Sunita Makchuchit, Weerachai Pipatrattanaseree, Adis Tasanarong, Buncha Ooraikul and Neal M. Davies
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:217
  39. The traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) formula 01 for nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC01) is used in the management of head and neck cancers (HNCs), but whether NPC01 has an impact on the HR-QOL of patients with ...

    Authors: Li Yanwei, He Feng, Wang Xudong and Pan Zhanyu
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:216
  40. Cordia myxa L. (Boraginaceae) is widely distributed in tropical regions and it’s fruits, leaves and stem bark have been utilized in folk medicine for treating trypanosomiasis caused by Trypanosoma cruzi. A popula...

    Authors: Gülsen Kendir, Ho Jung Bae, Jihyun Kim, Yongwoo Jeong, Hyo Jeoung Bae, Keontae Park, Xingquan Yang, Young-jin Cho, Ji-Young Kim, Seo Yun Jung, Ayşegül Köroğlu, Dae Sik Jang and Jong Hoon Ryu
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:215
  41. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disease that causes local bone erosion and systemic osteoporosis. Harpagoside (HAR), an iridoid glycoside, has various pharmacological effects on ...

    Authors: Ju-Young Kim, Yoon-Hee Cheon, Sung-Jun Ahn, Sung Chul Kwak, Chong Hyuk Chung, Chang Hoon Lee and Myeung Su Lee
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:214
  42. Salvia-Nelumbinis naturalis (SNN), the extract of Chinese herbal medicine, has shown effects on NAFLD. This study aims to explore the underlying mechanism of SNN for regulating the lipid metabolism disorder in...

    Authors: Yang Liu, Yiping Li, Jue Wang, Lili Yang, Xiao Yu, Ping Huang, Haiyan Song and Peiyong Zheng
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:213
  43. Complementary Medicine (CM) is widely used internationally but there is limited understanding of the forms of knowledge CM practitioners use in their clinical practice and how they use this knowledge in intera...

    Authors: Kate Davies, Milena Heinsch, Campbell Tickner, Caragh Brosnan, Amie Steel, Gupteswar Patel and Molly Marsh
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:212
  44. Intestinal inflammation is considered to be an important characteristic of ulcerative colitis (UC) and the current medical treatments for UC are usually proposed to suppress abnormal intestinal immune response...

    Authors: Ming-Kuem Lin, Ya-Ting Yang, Li-Jen Lin, Wei-Hsuan Yu and Huan-Yuan Chen
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:211
  45. Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is one of the most serious complications of diabetes and the main cause of end-stage renal failure. Rhubarb is a widely used traditional Chinese herb, and it has exhibited efficacy in...

    Authors: Shaojie Fu, Yena Zhou, Cong Hu, Zhonggao Xu and Jie Hou
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:210
  46. The Sheng-ji Hua-yu (SJHY) formula is a quite effective Traditional Chinese Medicines (TCM) in the treatment of delayed diabetic wounds. Previous research has shown that the SJHY formula has significant anti-i...

    Authors: Ning Xu, Yuanran Chen, Dongjie Guo, Yu Deng, Wanjun Guo, Xin Liu, Yi Wang, Hanzhi Lu, Aijun Liu, Jianyong Zhu and Fulun Li
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:209
  47. Acute pancreatitis is a common and potentially serious condition. However, a specific treatment for this condition is still lacking. Genistein, with its anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory effects, could possib...

    Authors: Prasong Siriviriyakul, Jumlongluk Sriko, Kanjana Somanawat, Maneerat Chayanupatkul, Naruemon Klaikeaw and Duangporn Werawatganon
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:208
  48. The number of COVID-19 cases continues to grow in Indonesia. This phenomenon motivates researchers to find alternative drugs that function for prevention or treatment. Due to the rich biodiversity of Indonesia...

    Authors: Linda Erlina, Rafika Indah Paramita, Wisnu Ananta Kusuma, Fadilah Fadilah, Aryo Tedjo, Irandi Putra Pratomo, Nabila Sekar Ramadhanti, Ahmad Kamal Nasution, Fadhlal Khaliq Surado, Aries Fitriawan, Khaerunissa Anbar Istiadi and Arry Yanuar
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:207
  49. Ginkgo biloba extracts (GBE) have been used in traditional medicines for centuries. GBE has been shown to deliver protective effects against symptoms of age-related cognitive decline. Despite there being standard...

    Authors: David Briskey and Amanda Rao
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:206
  50. In recent decades, it has been possible to observe an increase in Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) usage globally for both disease prevention and health promotion purposes. we aim to estimate the p...

    Authors: Patricia de Moraes Mello Boccolini, Karine de Lima Sírio Boclin, Islândia Maria Carvalho de Sousa and Cristiano Siqueira Boccolini
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:205