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  1. Stigmasterol is an unsaturated phytosterol that belong to the class of tetracyclic steroids abundant in Rhoicissus tridentata. Stigmasterol is an important constituent since it has shown impressive pharmacologica...

    Authors: Nondumiso Premilla Dube, Vuyelwa Jacqueline Tembu, Getrude R Nyemba, Candace Davison, Goitsemodimo Herckious Rakodi, Douglas Kemboi, Jo-Anne de la Mare, Xavier Siwe-Noundou and Amanda-Lee Ezra Manicum
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:316
  2. Excessive extracellular matrix (ECM) deposition in adipose tissue is a hallmark of fibrosis, leading to disrupted adipose tissue homeostasis and metabolic dysfunction. Hesperetin, a flavonoid compound, has sho...

    Authors: Alemeh Taheri, Samira Ezzati Mobaser, Pegah Golpour, Mona Nourbakhsh, Masoumeh Tavakoli-Yaraki, Sahar Yarahmadi and Mitra Nourbakhsh
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:315
  3. Penthorum chinense Pursh (P. chinense) has been traditionally used as hepatoprotective food and medicine for hundreds of years due to its significant antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities. However, the eff...

    Authors: Jilei Hu, Huibo Xie, Ning Lin and Yan Yang
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:314
  4. Mindfulness yoga is a type of exercise that emphasizes the integration of mindfulness or meditation into yoga. The aim of this study was to determine the effectiveness of mindfulness yoga intervention on major...

    Authors: Chuyuan Miao, Yun Gao, Xiaohua Li, Ying Zhou, Joanne Wai-yee Chung and Graeme D. Smith
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:313
  5. Cancer is one of the leading causes of death worldwide. Recently, it was shown that many natural extracts have positive effects against cancer, compared with chemotherapy or recent hormonal treatments. A. annua i...

    Authors: Hend Dawood, Ismail Celik and Reham S. Ibrahim
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:312
  6. Pomegranate is known for its beneficial properties due to its high content in antioxidants and might constitute a natural option for preventing and treatment of different pathologies including cancer. Since mi...

    Authors: Aristide Ferrante, Mirko Tamma, Francesca Agriesti, Francesco Tucci, Piervito Lopriore, Maria Luisa Amodio, Giancarlo Colelli, Nazzareno Capitanio, Claudia Piccoli and Consiglia Pacelli
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:311
  7. This research aimed to evaluate the protective effects of Artemisia Absinthium L. (Abs) against liver damage induced by aluminium oxide nanoparticles (Al2O3 NPs) in rats, including both structural and functional ...

    Authors: Esmaeil Karami, Zahra Goodarzi, Seyed Jamaleddin Shahtaheri, Mehrafarin Kiani, Mohammad Faridan and Mahmoud Ghazi-Khansari
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:310
  8. Chemotherapy in breast cancer is effective but can generate significant toxicity and lead to tumor resistance. Joint treatment with standardized plant extracts can be an alternative to improve the response and...

    Authors: Ricardo Ballesteros-Ramírez, Paola Pinilla, Jesús Sanchéz, Lilian Torregrosa, Pablo Aschner, Claudia Urueña and Susana Fiorentino
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:309
  9. Mulberry (Morus alba L.) leaf, as a medicinal and food homologous traditional Chinese medicine, has a clear therapeutic effect on type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), yet its underlying mechanisms have not been total...

    Authors: Lu Shi, Jingkang Wang, Changhao He, Yan Huang, Wanxin Fu, Huilin Zhang, Yongcheng An, Menglu Wang, Ziyi Shan, Huimin Li, Yinglan Lv, Chen Wang, Long Cheng, Hongyu Dai, Yuhui Duan, Hongbin Zhao…
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:308
  10. Allergy is an inflammatory disorder affecting around 20% of the global population. The adverse effects of current conventional treatments give rise to the increased popularity of using natural food products as...

    Authors: Poi Yi Aw Yong, Ashley Jia Wen Yip, Fahmida Islam, Hui Jing Hong, Yi En Teh, Chau Ling Tham and Ji Wei Tan
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:307
  11. Amber necklaces have been used frequently to reduce the complaints of babies during teething. In this study, the knowledge and experience of families regarding the use of amber necklaces investigated.

    Authors: Bekir Aktura, Mert Haci Dertli, Ege Hazal Ozen, Ezgi Onaran, Elnur Hashimov, Mine Basibuyuk and Nalan Karabayir
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:306
  12. We reported a gastric anti-ulcerogenic effect of the Nigella sativa (L.)-derived herbal melanin (HM) using rat models. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying this HM gastroprotective effect remain unknown. ...

    Authors: Adila El-Obeid, Yahya Maashi, Rehab AlRoshody, Ghada Alatar, Modhi Aljudayi, Hamad Al-Eidi, Nouf AlGaith, Altaf Husain Khan, Adil Hassib and Sabine Matou-Nasri
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:305
  13. Allergic rhinitis is a global health problem that can potentially be managed through acupressure. Our clinical observations have identified Allergic Rhinitis Acupressure Therapeutic (ARAT) as a novel acupressu...

    Authors: Kai Li, Wei Huang, Rui-Jian Li, Xiao-Cong Feng, Zong Chen, Shu-Yi Tan, Mei-Feng Xie, Jian-Peng Huang, Ru-Jia Liu and Yun-Ying Li
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:304
  14. Memory impairment caused by Toxoplasma gondii infection has been documented. Berberine (BRB) is well known for its enhancing effects on memory and has shown promising results. However, the impact of BRB on T. gon...

    Authors: Neghin Gholizadeh, Abdolhossein Dalimi, Fatemeh Ghaffarifar, Mehryar Nader-Mohammadi, Parviz Molavi, Masoomeh Dadkhah and Soheila Molaei
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:303
  15. Qijing Mingmu decoction (QJMM), a compound Chinese medicine preparation, which consists of Lycium barbarum, Polygonatum, Ophiopogon japonicus, Poria cocos, Glycyrrhiza, Eclipta prostrata and Ligusticum striatu...

    Authors: Minhong Xiang, Jiang Liu, Kai Ma, Yongyi Sha, Yueping Zhan, Wei Zhang and Xueqing Kong
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:302
  16. Açaí, a Brazilian native fruit, has already been demonstrated to play a role in the progress of breast cancer and cardiotoxicity promoted by chemotherapy agents. Thus, the present study aimed to evaluate the c...

    Authors: Jéssica Alessandra-Perini, Daniel Escorsim Machado, Celia Yelimar Palmero, Marllow Caetano Claudino, Roberto Soares de Moura, Antônio Palumbo Junior, Jamila Alessandra Perini and Luiz Eurico Nasciutti
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:301
  17. Microbial infections cause serious health problems especially with the rising antibiotic resistance which accounts for about 700,000 human deaths annually. Antibiotics which target bacterial death encounter mi...

    Authors: Rostan Mangoua Talla, Alfred Ngenge Tamfu, Brussine Nadège Kweka Wakeu, Ozgur Ceylan, Céline Djama Mbazoa, Gilbert Deccaux Wabo Fotso Kapche, Bruno Ndjakou Lenta, Norbert Sewald and Jean Wandji
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:300
  18. Nowadays, the use of herbal extracts for the production of nanoparticles has attracted a lot of attention due to the fast reaction, economy, and compatibility with the environment. The aim of the present study...

    Authors: Mansureh Ghavam
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:299
  19. Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) are popular among women, and are used during their pregnancy in Japan. This study aimed to survey the prevalence of CAM use by healthy pregnant women as a health-ca...

    Authors: Ayana Watanabe, Satomi Inoue, Aiko Okatsu, Hiromi Eto, Michiko Oguro and Yaeko Kataoka
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:298
  20. Scientists and medical professionals are actively striving to improve the efficacy of treatment methods for oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC), the most frequently occurring cancer within the oral cavity, by ...

    Authors: Maryam Koopaie, Hanieh Karimi, Mohammad Sohrabi and Hooman Norouzi
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:296
  21. Saikosaponin A (SSA) shows a series of pharmacological activities, such as anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antitumor. However, there is a lack of comprehensive research or sufficient evidence regarding the ...

    Authors: Chao Wang, Ruijuan Zhang, Xu Chen, Mengyun Yuan, Jian Wu, Qingmin Sun, Chunrun Miao and Yali Jing
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:295
  22. Amyloid-β1-42 (Aβ1-42) plays an essential role in the development of the early stage of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Asiatic acid (AA), an active compound in Centella asiatica L, exhibit neuroprotective properties i...

    Authors: Ridho Islamie, Su Lwin Lwin Myint, Tissana Rojanaratha, Garnpimol Ritthidej, Oraphan Wanakhachornkrai, Onsurang Wattanathamsan and Ratchanee Rodsiri
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:294
  23. Breast cancer is a prevalent malignant tumor that affects women worldwide. The primary challenge in treating breast cancer is combating drug resistance, which contributes to relapse and metastasis. Jatrophone ...

    Authors: Khawlah Shari, Rania A. El Gedaily, Rasha M. Allam, Khaled M. Meselhy, Amal E. Khaleel and Essam Abdel-Sattar
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:293
  24. Adherence to healthy lifestyle recommendations has positive effects on cancer outcomes yet adherence is low among cancer survivors. Differences in adherence between women and men, phase of survivorship, and ot...

    Authors: Kiwumulo Nakandi, Faith O. Benebo, Laila A. Hopstock, Trine Stub and Agnete E. Kristoffersen
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:292
  25. “Rhubarb-Peach Kernel” herb pair (RP) one of the most frequently used drug pairs, has been used in traditional medicine in China to treat inflammation and diseases associated with pain. Although it is widely u...

    Authors: Zi Liao, Ya Lei, Li Peng, Xianyun Fu, Wei Wang and Dan Yang
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:291
  26. Cervical cancer remains a significant global health issue, highlighting the need for effective therapeutic strategies. Given that Sphaerocoryne affinis (SA) has shown potential anti-cancer activity in several can...

    Authors: Nghia Le-Trung, Tue Minh Duong, Thao Thi Phuong Dang and Kaeko Kamei
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:290
  27. Panax quinquefolius saponin (PQS) was shown beneficial against platelet adhesion and for gastroprotection. This study aimed to investigate the integrated efficacy of PQS with dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) on p...

    Authors: Wenting Wang, Lei Song, Lin Yang, Changkun Li, Yan Ma, Mei Xue and Dazhuo Shi
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:289
  28. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has been well defined as a common chronic liver metabolism disorder. Statins as a first-line therapeutic treatment had some side effects. Here, we found that Fumigacla...

    Authors: Wanguo Yu, Yaxin Gao, Zaoya Zhao, Xiufeng Long, Yi Yi and Shuo Ai
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:288
  29. Diabetic Nephropathy (DN) is a serious complication of diabetes, the diagnosis and treatment of DN is still limited. Sinomenine (SIN) is an active extract of herbal medicine and has been applied into the thera...

    Authors: Yan Li, Lei Wang, Jimin Zhang, Bojun Xu and Huakui Zhan
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:287
  30. Tea (Camellia sinensis L.) flowers will compete with tea leaves in nutrition and are abandoned as an undesirable by-product. In this study, the biological efficacy of tea flowers was investigated. Further explora...

    Authors: Fangfang Chen, Yu-Pei Chen, Hongtan Wu, Ya Li, Shudi Zhang, Jincheng Ke and Jeng-Yuan Yao
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:286
  31. In respect of the WHO’s commendation to incorporate traditional medicine (TM) in health care, the Cameroon government wants to promote the use of the traditional medicine and is resolute on encouraging the tre...

    Authors: Abenwie Suh Nchang, Sylvia Njong, Sandra Fankem Noukimi, Lahngong Methodius Shinyuy, Sylvie Bambara, Edgar M. Kalimba, Joseph Kamga, Jacob Souopgui, Stephen Mbigha Ghogomu, Michel Frederich, Jean Lesort Louck Talom and Annie Robert
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:285
  32. The energy metabolism of drug-resistant tumor cells can provide a survival advantage during therapy, and treatment itself may influence metabolic reprogramming. Petiveria alliacea (Traditional name: Anamu) could ...

    Authors: Ricardo Ballesteros-Ramírez, Paola Pinilla, Jesús Sanchéz, Mónica Arévalo, Elio Sanchez, Pablo Aschner, Claudia Urueña and Susana Fiorentino
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:284
  33. The Biarum species (Kardeh) has been consumed as a traditional functional food and medicine for decades. The current study investigates the phytochemistry, in-vitro and in-vivo bioactivities of methanol extracts ...

    Authors: Bassam Ali Abed Wahab, Zaenah Zuhair Alamri, Ahmed A.j. Jabbar, Ibrahim Abdel Aziz Ibrahim, Riyad A. Almaimani, Hussain A. Almasmoum, Mazen M. Ghaith, Wesam F. Farrash, Yahya A. Almutawif, Khalid Aidarous Ageeli, Soliman Mohammed Alfaifi and Rahaf Frehan Alharthi
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:283
  34. Hypertension is among the risk factors of death globally. Novel antihypertensive peptides are alternative choices of antihypertensive assistance. This study aimed to discover novel antihypertensive peptides fr...

    Authors: Pattaneeya Prangthip, Watanalai Panbangred and Onrapak Reamtong
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:282
  35. Immune cell activation is essential for cancer rejection; however, the tumor microenvironment leads to deterioration of immune function, which enables cancer cells to survive and proliferate. We previously rep...

    Authors: Shota Kajiyama, Takahiro Nagatake, Satoru Ishikawa, Koji Hosomi, Yuki Shimada, Yasunori Matsui and Jun Kunisawa
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:281
  36. About 20–40% of people with Heart failure (HF) suffer from some depression, which is 4–5% greater than the overall population. This depression can lead to undesirable outcomes, including elevated mortality rat...

    Authors: Mahmoud Balata, Mohamed Ibrahim Gbreel, Asmaa Ahmed Elrashedy, Ralf Westenfeld, Roman Pfister, Sebastian Zimmer, Georg Nickenig, Marc Ulrich Becher and Atsushi Sugiura
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:280
  37. Population based studies have shown large differences in the estimated prevalence of complementary and integrative health (CIH) usage between studies. This is in part due to there being no golden standard defi...

    Authors: Maija Pyykkönen, Pauliina Aarva, Salla Ahola, Matti Pasanen and Kaija Helin
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:279
  38. Migraine is a neurological disease characterized by moderate to severe headache and various neurological symptoms. It is often cause mood and anxiety disorders that can seriously affect quality of life. Acupun...

    Authors: Zhao Li, Jie Feng, Shao Yin, Xin Chen, Qicheng Yang, Xu Gao, Deya Che, Li Zhou, Hui Yan, Yue Zhong and Fengya Zhu
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:278
  39. The scientific community is concerned about cardiovascular disease mortality and morbidity, especially myocardial infarction (MI). Schisantherin A (SCA), a dibenzocyclooctadiene lignan monomer found in S. chinens...

    Authors: Xiaolong Mi, Zhijun Zhang, Jinfang Cheng, Zheng Xu, Kaiyi Zhu and Yunxia Ren
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:277
  40. Telemedicine includes the delivery of health-care services and sharing of health information across distances. Past research has found that telemedicine can play a role in enhancing complementary, alternative,...

    Authors: Aimun Qadeer Shah, Noella Noronha, Robert Chin-See, Christina Hanna, Zeest Kadri, Amn Marwaha, Neetu Rambharack and Jeremy Y. Ng
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:275
  41. Fascial Therapy is an ancient and widespread practice throughout the world. These approaches are very common in osteopathic practice and taught in workshops for professionals from different areas of health car...

    Authors: Fabiana C. da Silva, Leonardo S. Vieira, Lucas V. Santos, Nathaly Gaudreault, Ronaldo H. Cruvinel-Júnior and Gilmar M. Santos
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:274
  42. Xanthii Fructus was used in the treatment of rhinitis and related nasal disease. It is the most commonly used chemically active component in compounds formulated for the treatment of rhinitis. However, poisoni...

    Authors: Yaqian Li, Guangcai Yu, Longke Shi, Liwen Zhao, Zixin Wen, Baotian Kan and Xiangdong Jian
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:273
  43. The present study aimed to evaluate the effect of the ethyl acetate fraction of P. reptans root (PEF) preconditioning on expressions of lncRNAs H19 and MIAT in H9C2 myoblasts I/R injury.

    Authors: Hassan Mirzaei, Aref Salehi, Bita Javan, Ayesheh Enayati, Morteza Olad nabi, Mehdi Zahedi and Gokhan Zengin
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:272
  44. Since cancer is one of the most prevalent diseases in the world, further studies are needed to identify the effective therapeutic modalities. The second deadliest and third most common cancer is colorectal can...

    Authors: Nadia S. Mahrous and Enas A. Noseer
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:271
  45. liver cancer is one of the most common cancers in the world. So far, there is no gold standard treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma. We conducted this in vitro study to assess the effect of three natural pro...

    Authors: Sally Elnawasany, Yusuf A. Haggag, Shahinaz M. Shalaby, Nema A. Soliman, Amira A. EL Saadany, Marwa A. A. Ibrahim and Farid Badria
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:270
  46. An increasing number of studies have documented the effectiveness on various types of face-to-face and online mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) in reducing anxiety among general population, but there is a...

    Authors: Chuntana Reangsing, Pimkanabhon Trakooltorwong, Kunnara Maneekunwong, Jintana Thepsaw and Sarah Oerther
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:269
  47. Amnesic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI) is the main subtype of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and has the highest risk of conversion to Alzheimer’s disease (AD) among all MCI subtypes. Episodic memory impair...

    Authors: Yalan Dai, Rui Xia, Dan Wang, Shuqian Li, Xu Yuan, Xingjie Li, Jun Liu, Mengyang Wang, Yuxing Kuang and Shangjie Chen
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:268
  48. Massage is widely used in exercise-induced skeletal muscle damage (EIMD). It has been proven that massage can improve the morphology and function of damaged skeletal muscle in multiple ways. However, whether m...

    Authors: Qingsong Liu, Songlin Jin, Lunyu Li, Liubu Ayi and Haili Ding
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:266