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  1. Herb-drug interactions may result in increased adverse drug reactions or diminished drug efficacy, especially for drugs with a narrow therapeutic index such as warfarin. The current study investigates the effe...

    Authors: Yue Zhao, Chunjuan Yang, Yan Liu, Mengnan Qin, Jiahui Sun and Gaofeng Liu
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:87
  2. Zingiber officinale extract has emerged as a compelling candidate for green synthesis of nanoparticles, offering diverse applications across medicine, cosmetics, and nutrition. This study delves into the investig...

    Authors: Tassanee Ongtanasup, Patipat Kamdenlek, Chawan Manaspon and Komgrit Eawsakul
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:84
  3. Both noninvasive transauricular vagus nerve stimulation (taVNS) and traditional medical practice (TMP), such as auriculotherapy, use the auricle as a starting point for stimulation, but with two different conc...

    Authors: Emmanuel Sagui, Damien Claverie, Wahiba Bidaut and Laurent Grelot
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:83
  4. The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by SARS-CoV-2 affects the respiratory system and causes severe acute respiratory infections. Several cultures have influenced the use of home remedies to ease mil...

    Authors: Siti Nurzaimah Nazhirah Zaim, Deeni Rudita Idris and Hanif Abdul Rahman
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:82
  5. Recent estimates indicate that a significant proportion of diabetic patients globally, up to 51%, are utilizing complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). To improve patient-provider communication and optim...

    Authors: Abdulaziz S. Alzahrani, Sheila M. Greenfield, Sunil Shrestha and Vibhu Paudyal
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:81
  6. Astragalus polysaccharides (APS) have been verified to have antioxidative and antiaging activities in the mouse liver and brain. However, the effect of APS on aortic endothelial senescence in old rats and its ...

    Authors: Xinyu Miao, Lingjun Rong, Bo Fu, Shaoyuan Cui, Zhaoyan Gu, Fan Hu, Yanhui Lu, Shuangtong Yan, Banruo Sun, Wenli Jiang, Yuting Zhang, Yanping Gong and Chunlin Li
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:80
  7. Chemotherapies target the PfEMP-1 and PfPKG proteins in Plasmodium falciparum, the parasite that causes malaria, in an effort to prevent the disease’s high fatality rate. This work identified the phytochemical co...

    Authors: Edet Effiong Asanga, Ndifreke Daniel Ekpo, Affiong Asuquo Edeke, Chinedum Martins Ekeleme, Henshaw Uchechi Okoroiwu, Uwem Okon Edet, Ekementeabasi A. Umoh, Nikita Elkanah Umoaffia, Olorunfemi Abraham Eseyin, Ani Nkang, Monday Akpanabiatu, Jude Efiom Okokon, Sylvia Akpotuzor, Bright Asuquo Effiong and MacGeorge Ettaba
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:79
  8. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) adversely affects both young and old and is a growing public health concern. The common functional, psychological, and cognitive changes associated with TBI and recent trends in it...

    Authors: Nicole Alexandra Laskosky, Patricia Huston, Wai Ching Lam, Charlotte Anderson and Linda L. D. Zhong
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:78
  9. The genus Melaleuca (Myrtaceae) comprises dozens of essential oil (EO)-rich species that are appreciated worldwide for their various medicinal values. Additionally, they are renowned in traditional medicine for t...

    Authors: Heba E. Elsayed, Iriny M. Ayoub, Mohamed S. Mady and Fatma A. Moharram
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:76
  10. Butea superba Roxb. (B. superba), is an herbal plant traditionally used for rejuvenation. Additionally, there have been reports on its antioxidant properties. Low-density lipoproteins (LDL) oxidation is the leadi...

    Authors: Kittipot Sirichaiwetchakoon and Griangsak Eumkeb
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:75
  11. Exercise has shown positive effects on fatigue, exhaustion, neuropathy, and quality of life in cancer patients. While on-land exercises have been studied, the aquatic environment offers unique advantages. Wate...

    Authors: Michal Nissim, Yakir Rottenberg, Naama Karniel and Navah Z. Ratzon
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:74
  12. Citrus fruit essential oil is considered one of the widely studied essential oils while its leaves attract less attention although being rich in nearly the same composition as the peel and flowers. The leaves ...

    Authors: Esraa A. Elhawary, Nilofar Nilofar, Gokhan Zengin and Omayma A. Eldahshan
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:73
  13. Modern medicine is not the choice of patients with “shimetere” in the Gurage community owing to their perception of ‘parenteral medication use severely aggravates the disease’. For this reason, the root part of P...

    Authors: Bereket Zeleke, Zebene Mekonnen, Meskele Bireda, Melaku Yitbarek and Andamlak Dendir
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:72
  14. Melissa officinalis (MO) is a well-known medicinal plant species used in the treatment of several diseases; it is widely used as a vegetable, adding flavour to dishes. This study was designed to evaluate the ther...

    Authors: Ragaa SM Kawara, Fatma SM Moawed, Yakout Elsenosi, Hussein Abd Elmaksoud, Esraa S. A. Ahmed and Omayma AR Abo-Zaid
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:71
  15. Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is one of the leading causes of human death worldwide. Herbal prescription SH003 has been developed to treat several cancers including NSCLC. Due to the multi-component natur...

    Authors: Kangwook Lee, Yu-Jeong Choi, Hae-In Lim, Kwang Jin Cho, Nuri Kang and Seong-Gyu Ko
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:70
  16. Litsea glutinosa (Lour.) C. B. Rob. belongs to the Litsea genus and is categorized under the family of Lauraceae. The study aimed to investigate the phytoconstituents and pharmacological properties of methanol ex...

    Authors: Israt Jahan Bulbul, Md. Jamal Hossain, Mohammad Rashedul Haque, Muhammad Abdullah Al-Mansur, Choudhury M. Hasan, Abdullah Al Hasan and Mohammad A. Rashid
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:69
  17. Small cell lung cancer (SCLC) is the most malignant lung cancer type. Due to the high rates of metastasis and drug resistance, effective therapeutic strategies remain lacking. Tanshinone IIA (Tan IIA) has been...

    Authors: Yuxin Jiang, Yanli Bi, Lingjie Zhou, Senwen Zheng, Tingting Jian and Jian Chen
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:68
  18. The main objectives of this study were to identify the active components of Tongguanteng injection (TGT) and investigate the preclinical efficacy and mechanism of TGT on osteosarcoma using a combination of net...

    Authors: Lanyi Wei, Jingjing Meng, Danfeng Xiang, Quanjun Yang, Yangyun Zhou, Lingyan Xu, Mengyue Wang, Junjun Chen and Yonglong Han
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:67
  19. It has been found that a variety of host disease states can exacerbate intestinal inflammation, leading to disruption of intestinal barrier function. Changes in the composition of the intestine microbiota, whi...

    Authors: Aijing Huo and Fengmei Wang
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:66
  20. Type 2 Diabetes mellitus (DM) is an affliction impacting the quality of life of millions of people worldwide. An approach used in the management of Type 2 DM involves the use of the carbohydrate-hydrolyzing en...

    Authors: Ahmed A. Nada, Aly M. Metwally, Aya M. Asaad, Ismail Celik, Reham S. Ibrahim and Safa M. Shams Eldin
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:65
  21. The concept of ‘medical pluralism’ has become more popular among scholars in applied health science and prevalent in societies where one medical system alone cannot adequately meet the health care needs of the...

    Authors: Raden Maya Febriyanti, Kurniawan Saefullah, Raini Diah Susanti and Keri Lestari
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:64
  22. The relationship between epilepsy and depression is bidirectional. One condition exacerbates the other. However, there are no current guidelines for treating depression in epilepsy patients. In some cases, sei...

    Authors: Sejin Kim, Yunna Kim and Seung-Hun Cho
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:63
  23. Central obesity is considered as a significant health threat to individuals. Scientific research has demonstrated that intra-abdominal fat accumulation is associated with higher metabolic and cardiovascular di...

    Authors: Tsz Fung Lam, Zipan Lyu, Xingyao Wu, Yi Ping Wong, Peihua Cao, Emily Yen Wong, Hung Bun Hung, Shiping Zhang, Zhaoxiang Bian and Linda L. D. Zhong
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:62
  24. Eczema is a chronic, relapsing skin condition commonly managed by emollients and topical corticosteroids. Prevalence of use and demand for effective botanical therapies for eczema is high worldwide, however, c...

    Authors: Gabrielle Shortt, Nicholas Shortt, Georgina Bird, Kyley Kerse, Nico Lieffering, Alexander Martin, Allie Eathorne, Bianca Black, Bob Kim, Marius Rademaker, Louise Reiche, Selwyn Te Paa, Suki Harding, Mike Armour and Alex Semprini
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:61
  25. Sensitive gag reflexes prevent dental patients from receiving appropriate treatment. Aromatherapy helps patients relax during dental procedures. However, the effect of aromatherapy on the gag reflex caused by ...

    Authors: Ayuko Okamoto, Hiroyuki Karibe, Satoshi Tanaka, Yuichi Kato, Tomomi Kawakami, Yutaka Okamoto and Greg Goddard
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:60
  26. Cervical cancer is a major global health concern with a high prevalence in low- and middle-income countries. Natural products, particularly plant-derived compounds, have shown immense potential for developing ...

    Authors: Nghia Le-Trung, Kenji Kanaori, Tomonori Waku, Thao Thi Phuong Dang and Kaeko Kamei
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:59
  27. Acute pancreatitis (AP) is a severe gastrointestinal inflammatory disease with increasing mortality and morbidity. Glycyrrhiza glabra, commonly known as Liquorice, is a widely used plant containing bioactive c...

    Authors: Rui Zhang, Aiminuer Asikaer, Qi Chen, Fang Wang, Junjie Lan, Yang Liu, Linfang Hu, Huaye Zhao and Hongtao Duan
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:58
  28. With the emergence of many side effects from synthetic drugs, there is an urgent need to find a natural alternative to these products. Therefore, our primary aim was to evaluate the anti-inflammatory activity of

    Authors: Nada Fayez, Waleed Khalil, Essam Abdel-Sattar and Abdel-Fattah Mohamed Abdel-Fattah
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:57
  29. Thymus plant is a very useful herbal medicine with various properties such as anti-inflammatory and antibacterial. Therefore, the properties of this plant have made this drug a suitable candidate for wound hea...

    Authors: Mahmoud Osanloo, Fariba Noori, Negar Varaa, Alireza Tavassoli, Aida Goodarzi, Maryam Talebi Moghaddam, Lida Ebrahimi, Zahra Abpeikar, Ahmad Reza Farmani, Mohsen Safaei, Narges Fereydouni and Arash Goodarzi
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:56
  30. Despite the widespread use of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) as a treatment for kidney stones, it is essential to apply methods to control pain and improve patient comfort during this procedure. ...

    Authors: Ali Safdari, Salman Khazaei, Mahdi Biglarkhani, Seyed Habibollah Mousavibahar and Seyed Reza Borzou
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:55
  31. Postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) causes severe pain which can lead to decreased quality-of-life. This study aimed to evaluate the effects of inhalation of lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) oil and its major component...

    Authors: Jiyeong You, You Kyoung Shin and Geun Hee Seol
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:54
  32. Atherosclerosis (AS) is a fundamental pathological state in various cardiovascular diseases. Geniposide, which is the main active component of Gardenia jasminides, is effective against AS. However, the underlying...

    Authors: Guiping Ma, Qinqin Dong, Feng Li, Zheng Jin, Jianbin Pi, Wei Wu and Junlong Li
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:53
  33. Mindfulness as a modality involves training the innate human capacity for present-moment awareness with a view to cultivating a more harmonious and integrated life experience, especially in the face of hardshi...

    Authors: Sarah Foale, Yvonne Botma and Tanya Heyns
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:52
  34. Cholestasis is an important predisposing factor for hepatocyte damage, liver fibrosis, primary biliary cirrhosis, and even liver failure. Silybum marianum L. (SM) plant is used in teas or eaten in some countries ...

    Authors: Maha B. Salem, Dina Mostafa Mohammed, Olfat A. Hammam and Mohamed Elzallat
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:51
  35. Women living with breast cancer (BC) rely on traditional medicine (TM) in addition to orthodox medicine. There is a need to understand how and why women diagnosed with BC utilise TM. This study explored and de...

    Authors: Adwoa Bemah Boamah Mensah, Stella Baffour Asuo, Kofi Boamah Mensah, Joshua Okyere, Shalini Kulasingam, Beth Virnig and Joe-Nat Clegg-Lamptey
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:50
  36. The continuous evolution of drug-resistant influenza viruses highlights the necessity for repurposing naturally-derived and safe phytochemicals with anti-influenza activity as novel broad-spectrum anti-influen...

    Authors: Akram Hegazy, Raya Soltane, Ahlam Alasiri, Islam Mostafa, Ahmed M. Metwaly, Ibrahim H. Eissa, Sara H. Mahmoud, Abdou Kamal Allayeh, Noura M. Abo Shama, Ahmed A. Khalil, Ramya S. Barre, Assem Mohamed El-Shazly, Mohamed A. Ali, Luis Martinez-Sobrido and Ahmed Mostafa
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:49
  37. Osteoarthritis (OA) is a severe chronic inflammatory disease. As the main active component of Astragalus mongholicus Bunge, a classic traditional ethnic herb, calycosin exhibits anti-inflammatory action and its m...

    Authors: Hong Su, Qiuju Yan, Wei Du, En Hu, Zhaoyu Yang, Wei Zhang, Yusheng Li, Tao Tang, Shushan Zhao and Yang Wang
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:48
  38. Leguminous Sophora moorcroftiana (SM) is a genuine medicinal material in Tibet. Many research results have reveal the Sophora moorcroftiana alkaloids (SMA), as the main active substance, have a wide range of effe...

    Authors: Peng Ji, Nian-Shou Zhao, Fan-Lin Wu, Yan-Ming Wei, Ci-Dan Laba, Cuo-Mu Wujin, Yong-Li Hua, Zi-Wen Yuan and Wan-Ling Yao
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:47
  39. This study aimed to evaluate the effect of argon-based No-ozone Cold Plasma (NCP) on neuroblastoma cancer cell apoptosis.

    Authors: Jung-Han Lee, M Shriya Jaiswal, Yoon-Seo Jang, Jeong-Hae Choi, Gyoo-Cheon Kim, Jin-Woo Hong and Dae-Seok Hwang
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:46
  40. Several studies have reported the effect of rhythmic auditory stimulation (RAS) on functional ambulation in stroke patients, yet no systematic overview has yet been published. This study aims to synthesize the...

    Authors: Samira Gonzalez-Hoelling, Gloria Reig-García, Carme Bertran-Noguer and Rosa Suñer-Soler
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:45
  41. Acupuncture is known to improve exercise capacity in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), but its mechanism remains unknown. Whether acupuncture improves exercise capacity in patients wi...

    Authors: Takumi Kayo, Masao Suzuki, Tadamichi Mitsuma and Fumihiko Fukuda
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:44
  42. To investigate the changes in amplitude of low-frequency fluctuation (ALFF) and degree centrality (DC) values before and after acupuncture in young women with non-menstrual migraine without aura (MWoA) through...

    Authors: Yu-Chan Yang, Xiang-Yu Wei, Ying-Ying Zhang, Chun-Yang Xu, Jian-Ming Cheng, Zhi-Gang Gong, Hui Chen, Yan-Wen Huang, Jie Yuan, Hui-Hui Xu, Hui Wang, Song-Hua Zhan and Wen-Li Tan
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:43
  43. Oxidative stress and inflammation can lead to apoptosis of ovarian granulosa cells (GCs), resulting in ovulation disorders and infertility. Baicalin (BAI) promotes cell proliferation and reduces inflammation a...

    Authors: Jun Chen, Chuhua Lin, Xiurong Huang and Wei Bian
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:42
  44. To date, beneficial effects of multimodal exercise programmes on Parkinson’s disease (PD) have focused on motor symptoms and little attention has been paid to the potential effects of such programmes on the no...

    Authors: Aleksandra M. Podlewska, Lucia Batzu, Tayana Soukup, Nick Sevdalis, Ioannis Bakolis, Fleur Derbyshire-Fox, Alison Hartley, Andy Healey, Anthony Woods, Nikki Crane, Carmine Pariante and K Ray Chaudhuri
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:41
  45. As chromatographic techniques have advanced, many articles that analyze the constituting compounds of medicinal materials have been published in relation to Northeast Asian traditional medicine, including trad...

    Authors: Sang-Kyun Kim, Myung-Ku Lee, Ho Jang, Jeong-Ju Lee, Sanghun Lee, Yunji Jang, Hyunchul Jang and Anna Kim
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:40
  46. Standard cancer treatments show a lack of selectivity that has led to the search for new strategies against cancer. The selective elimination of cancer cells modulating the redox environment, known as “selecti...

    Authors: Carlos Jara-Gutiérrez, Luis Mercado, Marilyn Paz-Araos, Carolyn Howard, Mario Parraga, Camila Escobar, Marco Mellado, Alejandro Madrid, Iván Montenegro, Paula Santana, Paola Murgas, Cristina Jimenez-Jara, Luis Guillermo González-Olivares, Manuel Ahumada and Joan Villena
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:38
  47. Clostridioides difficile infection (CDI) is one of the most common health care-acquired infections. The dramatic increase in antimicrobial resistance of C. difficile isolates has led to growing demand to seek new...

    Authors: Hamideh Raeisi, Masoumeh Azimirad, Samaneh Asadi-Sanam, Hamid Asadzadeh Aghdaei, Abbas Yadegar and Mohammad Reza Zali
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:37
  48. The development of antiretroviral therapy has brought a tremendous relief to the world as it minimizes mortality, reduces HIV transmission, and suppresses progression in infected patients. However, the orthodo...

    Authors: Mahboob Adekilekun Jimoh, Muhali Olaide Jimoh, Mujidat Bello, Idris Olawale Raimi, Gideon Olarewaju Okunlola, Nompumelelo Mkhwanazi and Charles Petrus Laubscher
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:35