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  1. Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), AYURVEDA and Indian medicine are essential in disease prevention and treatment. Kelisha capsule (KLSC), a TCM formula listed in the Chinese Pharmacopoeia, has been clinically p...

    Authors: Guolin Shi, Xiao Lu, Yuanhang Zheng, Tao Yang, Enyuan Zhu, Yanhong Song and Pintong Huang
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:207
  2. Authors: C. E. James, M. Tingaud, G. Laera, C. Guedj, S. Zuber, R. Diambrini Palazzi, S. Vukovic, J. Richiardi, M. Kliegel and D. Marie
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:206

    The original article was published in BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:141

  3. The plant roots excrete a large number of organic compounds into the soil. The rhizosphere, a thin soil zone around the roots, is a hotspot for microbial activity, making it a crucial component of the soil eco...

    Authors: Mohamed A. Awad, Sherif F. Hammad, Samir F. El-Mashtoly, Bahig El-Deeb and Hesham S. M. Soliman
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:205
  4. This study aimed to evaluate the potential of astragalus polysaccharide (APS) pretreatment in enhancing the homing and anti-peritoneal fibrosis capabilities of bone marrow mesenchymal stromal cells (BMSCs) and...

    Authors: Funing Wang, Huibo Dai, Ziren Zhou, Yun Shan, Manshu Yu, Jinyi Sun, Li Sheng, Liyan Huang, Xiaohui Meng, Yongqing You and Meixiao Sheng
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:204
  5. Globally medical students reported high level of stress sensitivity, stress intensity and depression or anxiety. Yoga is proven to be a one of the most effective anxiolytic tools. The current study specificall...

    Authors: Shalini Chauhan, Ann Mary Babu, Dahabo Adi Galgalo, Csaba Melczer, Viktória Prémusz and István Karsai
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:203
  6. 6-Methoxydihydrosanguinarine (6-MDS) has shown promising potential in fighting against a variety of malignancies. Yet, its anti‑lung adenocarcinoma (LUAD) effect and the underlying mechanism remain largely une...

    Authors: Xingyun Liu, Yanling Ren, Shuanglin Qin and Zerui Yang
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:202
  7. Several studies showed the hypoglycemic and hypolipidemic effects of Satureja Khuzestanica (SK) in animal models. This study aimed to determine the effect of SK supplementation on glycemic and lipid outcomes of p...

    Authors: Sajjad Roosta, Fatemeh Ghasemi, Yaser Mokhayeri, Saeed Choobkar, Mohammad Reza Nikbakht and Ebrahim Falahi
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:201
  8. This study investigated the effect of curcumin nanomicelle (CUR-n) on the structure of testis tissue, the process of spermatogenesis, LH, FSH, testosterone, and oxidative stress in a model of multiple sclerosis.

    Authors: Farhad Koohpeyma, Zahra Khodaparast, Sara Salehi, Sina Danesh, Farhad Mohammadi Gheshlagh, Arzhang Naseri and Nima Montazeri-Najafabady
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:200
  9. Medicinal plants play a major role in the delivery of healthcare, particularly among the rural population of Ethiopia. Plant extracts and their bioactive compounds have been utilized for the treatment of sever...

    Authors: Baressa Anbessa, Ermias Lulekal, Ariaya Hymete, Asfaw Debella, Eyob Debebe, Abiy Abebe and Sileshi Degu
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:199
  10. Yokukansan, a traditional Japanese medicine (Kampo), has been widely used to treat neurosis, dementia, and chronic pain. Previous in vitro studies have suggested that Yokukansan acts as a partial agonist of th...

    Authors: Shuichiro Kurita, Mika Sasaki, Moegi Tanaka, Yoshinori Kuwabara, Yukino Ogasawara, Hiroshi Baba and Yoshinori Kamiya
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:198
  11. Rosa species are rich sources of polyphenols with physiological functions. In this study a polyphenol-rich Rosa multiflora (var. platyphylala) petal extract (RoseFit™) was investigated for weight loss in humans.

    Authors: Heggar Venkataramana Sudeep, Puwar Prithviraj, Thomas V Jestin and Kodimule Shyamprasad
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:197
  12. Previous researches conducted in both developed and developing countries have demonstrated a rising trend in the utilization of complementary and alternative medicine. The World Health Organization has undersc...

    Authors: Alireza Abbassian, Mohammad Hossein Abbaassi, Zahra Pouraskari, Farshid Alaedini, Abbas Abbasi-Ghahramanloo, Elham Emaratkar, Mohammad Hossein Ayati, Ebrahim Khadem, Meysam Shirzad, Malihe Tabarrai, Rasool Choopani, Mojgan Tansaz, Jila Sadighi, Hossein Rezaeizadeh, Shahin Akhondzadeh and Mahmood Khodadoost
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:196
  13. The burden of breast cancer, the second leading cause of death worldwide, is increasing at an alarming rate. Cuscuta, used in traditional medicine for different ailments, including cancer, is known for containing...

    Authors: Umaima Akhtar, Yamna Khurshid, Bishoy El-Aarag, Basir Syed, Ishtiaq A. Khan, Keykavous Parang and Aftab Ahmed
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:195
  14. To study the effect of mindfulness meditation combined with progressive muscle relaxation training on the clinical efficacy and quality of life in patients with sarcopenia receiving maintenance haemodialysis (...

    Authors: Yong-Yao Wu, Yi-Yi Gao, Jing-Qiao Wang, Chao Zhang, Peng-Jie Xu, Jiang Liu, Ri-Zhen Yu and Hao-Jie Zhang
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:194
  15. Luteolin (3,4,5,7-tetrahydroxy flavone) is reported to strongly protect from acute carbon tetrachloride (CCl4) -induced liver injury or fibrosis. Ferroptosis can be induced by hepatic injury, and contributes to l...

    Authors: Zhiqiang Han, Batudeligen, Hongmei Chen, Narisu, Anda, Yanhua Xu and Lan Xue
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:193
  16. Despite the high antioxidant potential of grape seed extract (GSE), very limited studies have investigated its effect on non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Therefore, this study was conducted with the ...

    Authors: Parisa Ghanbari, Davoud Raiesi, Roghayeh Alboebadi, Ahmad Zarejavid, Mostafa Dianati, Hamidreza Razmi and Hadi Bazyar
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:192
  17. Bawei Chenxiang Wan (BCW) is among the most effective and widely used therapies for coronary heart disease and angina pectoris in Tibet. However, whether it confers protection through a right-ventricle (RV) myoca...

    Authors: Yiwei Han, Shadi Li, Zhiying Zhang, Xin Ning, Jiajia Wu and Xiaoying Zhang
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:190
  18. Cuscutae Semen (CS) has been prescribed in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) for millennia as an aging inhibitor, an anti-inflammatory agent, a pain reliever, and an aphrodisiac. Its three main forms include ...

    Authors: Yusha Liang, Yun Shi, Rong Guo, Changli Xu, Mian Fu, Jinyang Shen, Xun Gao, Weidong Li and Kunming Qin
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:189
  19. The authors of the manuscript ‘Complementary and alternative medicine - practice, attitudes, and knowledge among healthcare professionals in New Zealand: an integrative review’ [1] disagree with the assertion by ...

    Authors: Lizhou Liu, Yong Tang, G. David Baxter, Haiyan Yin and Steve Tumilty
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:188

    The original article was published in BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:187

  20. This letter is to highlight errors made by Liu et al. in their 2020 paper in BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies, “Complementary and alternative medicine—practice, attitudes, and knowledge among healthcar...

    Authors: Jillian Marie McDowell, Susan Heather Kohut and Debra Betts
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:187

    The Matters Arising to this article has been published in BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:188

  21. Cepharanthin® alone or in combination with glucocorticoid (GC) has been used to treat chronic immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) since the 1990s. Cepharanthine (CEP) is one of the main active components of Cepharanthi...

    Authors: Wencheng Xu, Shuhe Chen, Xiaoqin Wang, Jinwen Min, Sachiko Tanaka, Kenji Onda, Kentaro Sugiyama, Haruki Yamada and Toshihiko Hirano
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:186
  22. Healthcare workers are currently making efforts to offer services that cater to the holistic care needs of their patients. Previous studies have shown that some healthcare workers encounter challenges when adv...

    Authors: Enole Jennifer Onche, Mojisola Morenike Oluwasanu and Yetunde Olufisayo John-Akinola
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:177
  23. Cancer is a fatal disease that severely affects humans. Designing new anticancer strategies and understanding the mechanism of action of anticancer agents is imperative.

    Authors: Elsayed I. Salim, Mona M. Alabasy, Eman M. El Nashar, Norah S. Al-Zahrani, Mohammed A. Alzahrani, Zihu Guo, Doha M. Beltagy and Mohamed Shahen
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:185
  24. Drawing on the extensive utilization of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) to combat COVID-19 in Mainland China, experts designed a series of TCM anti-epidemic strategies. This study aims to understand Hong Ko...

    Authors: Shu Cheng Chen, Wing Fai Yeung, Hui Lin Cheng, Man Ho Li and Yuen Shan Ho
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:184
  25. Highlighting affordable alternative crops that are rich in bioactive phytoconstituents is essential for advancing nutrition and ensuring food security. Amaranthus blitum L. (AB) stands out as one such crop with a...

    Authors: Ghada Abdel-Moez, Hanaa Sayed, Azza Khalifa, Salwa Abd-Elrahman, Mohammed Osman and Shaymaa Mohamed
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:183
  26. For elderly people with chronic lower back pain who need long-term management, there is a need for a nursing intervention study that is effective, is easy to perform, and applies complementary and alternative ...

    Authors: Hyojung Park and Hyejin Lee
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:182
  27. Dioscorea bulbifera Linn. has been used for wound care in Thailand. However, a comprehensive evaluation of its antibacterial activity is required. This study aimed to investigate the antibacterial efficacy of D. ...

    Authors: Donruedee Sanguansermsri, Phanchana Sanguansermsri, Kittisak Buaban, Vachira Choommongkol, Chareeporn Akekawatchai, Noree Charoensri, Ian Fraser and Nalin Wongkattiya
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:180
  28. Traditional oriental medicines (TOMs) are a medical practice that follows different philosophies to pharmaceutical drugs and they have been in use for many years in different parts of the world. In this study,...

    Authors: Assefa Mussa Woyessa, Lemessa Etana Bultum and Doheon Lee
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24(Suppl 1):179

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 24 Supplement 1

  29. Gastrointestinal cancer (GIC) ranks as the highest cause of cancer-related deaths globally. GIC patients are often diagnosed at advanced stages, limiting effective treatment options. Chemotherapy, the common G...

    Authors: Sutthiwan Janthamala, Bundit Promraksa, Malinee Thanee, Kunyarat Duenngai, Apinya Jusakul, Sarinya Kongpetch, Ratthaphol Kraiklang, Kidsada Thanee, Porntip Pinlaor, Nisana Namwat, Hideyuki Saya and Anchalee Techasen
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:178
  30. Fabaceae plays a crucial role in African traditional medicine as a source of large number of important folk medication, agriculture and food plants. In a search of potential antioxidant and anti-inflammatory c...

    Authors: Rana M. Ibrahim, Passent M. Abdel-Baki, Ahmed A. El-Rashedy and Nariman E. Mahdy
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:176
  31. Excessive oxidative stress in the brain is an important pathological factor in neurological diseases. Acetoxypachydiol (APHD) is a lipophilic germacrane-type diterpene extracted as a major component from diffe...

    Authors: Yu Qi, Ge Liu, Shengjie Jin, Rong Jian, Ziqiang Zou, Chenjing Wang, Yuanlong Zhang, Min Zhao, Haoru Zhu and Pengcheng Yan
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:175
  32. Liver cancer is a common malignant tumor worldwide, traditional Chinese medicine is one of the treatment measures for liver cancer because of its good anti-tumor effects and fewer toxic side effects. Ginsenosi...

    Authors: Jiaxin Chen, Zhuoshi Wang, Jinghao Fu, Yuesong Cai, Haoyi Cheng, Xinmu Cui, Manqing Sun, Mingyue Liu and Xuewu Zhang
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:174
  33. Diabetes is a leading health disorder and is responsible for high mortality rates across the globe. Multiple treatment protocols are being applied to overcome this morbidity and mortality including plant-based...

    Authors: Amina Nazar, Muhammad Adnan, Syed Majid Shah, Ahmed Bari, Riaz Ullah, Akash Tariq and Nisar Ahmad
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:173
  34. To assess the efficacy of curcuminoids (curcumin, demethoxycurcumin, bisdemethoxycurcumin [BDC]) and their analogs (tetrahydrocurcumin [THC], tetrahydrodemethoxycurcumin [THDC], tetrahydrobisdemethoxycurcumin)...

    Authors: Ngamjit Kasetsuwan, Usanee Reinprayoon, Lita Uthaithammarat, Amornpun Sereemaspun, Nutchanart Sae-liang, Waraluck Chaichompoo and Apichart Suksamrarn
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:172
  35. Authors: Dana C. Mora, Miek C. Jong, Sara A. Quandt, Thomas A. Arcury, Agnete E. Kristoffersen and Trine Stub
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:171

    The original article was published in BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:170

  36. The management of cancer-related symptoms with nonpharmacological treatment has been proven effective, but more studies are still required to strengthen the scientific evidence. Given the state of the evidence...

    Authors: Maxime Caru, Ariane Levesque, Smita Dandekar and Kathryn H. Schmitz
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:170

    The Matters Arising to this article has been published in BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:171

  37. Many acupuncture acupoints are located on the posterior midline of the neck region. The needling depth for acupuncture is important for practitioners, and an unsafe needling depth increases the possibility of ...

    Authors: Zhiliang Tang, Jiao Liu, Jin Li and Chunming Ma
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:168
  38. Tanacetum falconeri is a significant flowering plant that possesses cytotoxic, insecticidal, antibacterial, and phytotoxic properties. Its chemodiversity and bioactivities, however, have not been thoroughly inves...

    Authors: Muhammad Imran Tousif, Zaheer Abbas, Mamona Nazir, Muhammad Saleem, Saba Tauseef, Areeba Hassan, Sajid Ali, Maqsood Ahmed, Jallat Khan, Gokhan Zengin, Abeer Hashem, Khalid F. Almutairi, Graciela Dolores Avila-Quezada and Elsayed Fathi Abd-Allah
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:167
  39. Authors: Heyam Mohamed Ali Sidahmed, Ainnul Hamidah Syahadah Azizan, Syam Mohan, Mahmood Ameen Abdulla, Siddig Ibrahim Abdelwahab, Manal Mohamed Elhassan Taha, A. Hamid A. Hadi, Kamal Aziz Ketuly, Najihah Mohd Hashim, Mun Fai Loke and Jamuna Vadivelu
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:166
  40. In this study we develop novel type of antibacterial chitosan-propolis NPs to improve theantimicrobial activity against various pathogens. To this aim, we primarily extracted propolis with methylal and ethanol...

    Authors: Akbar Vaseghi, Reza Ashrafi Parchin, Kosar Rezaee Chamanie, Marc Herb, Hajar Maleki and Majid Sadeghizadeh
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:165
  41. Infections caused by Acinetobacter baumannii are becoming a rising public health problem due to its high degree of acquired and intrinsic resistance mechanisms. Bacterial lipases penetrate and damage host tissues...

    Authors: Manal M. Sabry, Ali M. El-Halawany, Walaa G. Fahmy, Basma M. Eltanany, Laura Pont, Fernando Benavente, Ahmed S. Attia, Farag F. Sherbiny and Rana M. Ibrahim
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:164
  42. Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) is a common adverse events in cancer patients and can negatively affect their quality of life (QoL). This study aimed to evaluate the clinical efficacy of an ele...

    Authors: Ju Won Kim, Ah Reum Lim, Ji Yoon Lee, June Young Lee, Soohyeon Lee, Yoon Ji Choi, Yeol Hong Kim and Kyong Hwa Park
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:163
  43. The incidence of dementia is rising, with neuronal cell death from oxidative stress and apoptosis recognized as a significant contributor to its development. However, effective strategies to combat this condit...

    Authors: Nootchanat Mairuae, Nut Palachai and Parinya Noisa
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:162
  44. Polygonum multiflorum (PM), a widely used traditional Chinese medicine herb, is divided into two forms, namely raw polygonum multiflorum (RPM) and polygonum multiflorum praeparata (PMP), according to the proce...

    Authors: Chaowen Huang, Yu Jiang, Qing Bao, Lu Wang, Lin Tang, Yanjuan Liu and Lei Yang
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:161
  45. Morocco faces a substantial public health challenge due to diabetes mellitus, affecting 12.4% of adults in 2023. The Moroccan population makes extensive use of phytotherapy and traditional medicine to address ...

    Authors: Maryem Arraji, Nadia Al Wachami, Karima Boumendil, Milouda Chebabe, Latifa Mochhoury, Fatima Zahra Laamiri, Mohamed Barkaoui and Mohamed Chahboune
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:160
  46. A triplet chemotherapy regimen of docetaxel, cisplatin, and 5-fluorouracil (TPF) is used to treat head and neck squamous cell carcinoma; however, it is toxic to bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs). We p...

    Authors: Haohui Lin, Manhon Chung, Jingchun Sun, Yi Yang, Li Zhang, Xiaohua Pan, Minghui Wei, Sa Cai and Yu Pan
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:158
  47. Oral bacterial infections are difficult to treat due to emergence of resistance against antibiotic therapy. Essential oils are considered emerging alternate therapy against bacterial infections and biofilms. W...

    Authors: Muhammad Imran Aziz, Muhammad Mohtasheemul Hasan, Riaz Ullah, Ahmed Bari, Mohsin Abbas Khan, Syed Zia Ul Hasnain, Rabia Baloch, Muhammad Akram, Aqsa obaid, Aziz Ullah, Khizar Abbas and Adnan Amin
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:157