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  1. As a well-known group of the probiotic family, the Lactobacillus has increasingly contributed to hindering the growth of pathogens, particularly resistant species, in the last decades. Since antibiotic resista...

    Authors: Farkhonde Karimi, Amir Azadi, Navid Omidifar, Nima Montazeri Najafabady, Fatemeh Mohammadi, Radmehr Kazemi and Ahmad Gholami
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:391
  2. Ocimum americanum L. (O. americanum) and Ocimum basilicum L. (O. basilicum) are highly valued aromatic medicinal plants. Their leaves are widely used as spices in traditional cuisine. Their essential oils (EOs) a...

    Authors: Ganesan Mahendran and Sornkanok Vimolmangkang
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:390
  3. Authors: Gabriel O. Anyanwu, Uju D. Ejike, Gideon A. Gyebi, Khalid Rauf, Nisar-Ur-Rehman, Jamshed Iqbal, Sumera Zaib, Usunomena Usunobun, Eusebius C. Onyeneke, Badriyah S. Alotaibi and Gaber El-Saber Batiha
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:389

    The original article was published in BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:370

  4. Hot flashes are the common and debilitating symptom among prostate cancer (PCa) patients undergoing androgen deprivation therapy (ADT). Strong evidence from multiple rigorously designed studies indicated that ...

    Authors: Zongshi Qin, Zhiwei Zang, Jianyong Yu, Jianqin Lv, Ning Li, Jialing Zhang, Mingxiao Yang, Joey S. W. Kwong, Ran Pang, Jianfeng Wang, Zhengyu Cui, Yongpei Yu, Haibo Wang, Yidan Zhu, Yifang Yuan, Xiao Li…
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:388
  5. The medicinal application of natural plant remedies is well established. These medicinal plants are still in use within the Palestinian community to treat several illnesses. This research is intended to study ...

    Authors: Nuha Shawarb, Manal Badrasawi, Hassan Abu Qaoud and Fatima Hussein
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:387
  6. Liensinine and neferine are the main bisbenzylisoquinoline alkaloids obtained from the seeds of Nelumbo nucifera, which commonly used as edible food and traditional medicine in Asia. It was reported that liensini...

    Authors: Meng-chen Wu, Ye-hui Gao, Chen Zhang, Bo-tian Ma, Hong-ru Lin, Jin-yun Jiang, Meng-fan Xue, Shan Li and Hong-bing Wang
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:386
  7. Diabetic encephalopathy (DE) is a complication of diabetes that leads to cognitive and behavioral decline. Utilizing safe and effective complementary and alternative medications for its management is a wise ch...

    Authors: Yajing Li, Jiaojiao Chen, Haiye Tu, Quanxin Ma, Mulan Wang, Jie Chen and Minli Chen
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:385
  8. Methotrexate (MTX) is a common chemotherapeutic drug that inhibits DNA synthesis and induces apoptosis. Treatment with MTX increased CD73 expression, which leads to higher levels of extracellular adenosine. Ad...

    Authors: Alaa Hamed, Doaa Ghareeb, Tarek M. Mohamed, Mahmoud Hamed, Mohammed S. Nofal and M. Gaber
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:384
  9. Gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms affect more than 80% of individuals with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS). Ginger is widely known for its GI relieving properties. Therefore, we investigated the eff...

    Authors: Sahar Foshati, Maryam Poursadeghfard, Zahra Heidari and Reza Amani
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:383
  10. The objective of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of Tai Chi, a mind–body movement therapy originating from China, on depression in middle-aged and older adults.

    Authors: Lijuan Zeng, Xueyang Zhao, Yiqing Yu, Ting Hu, Chaoyang Li, Man Wu and Fen Yang
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:382
  11. Lung cancer is one of the most common malignant cancers worldwide. Previous studies have shown that Afzelin, a flavonoid, possesses anticancer activity. The aim of this study was to explore Afzelin’s effect on...

    Authors: Lei Xia, Xiaoqing Xu, Meijun Li, Xinyue Zhang and Fang Cao
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:381
  12. Right through history, humans have relied heavily on plants for sustenance and the healing of different ailments. One of the long-standing traditions that communities have inherited from earlier generations is...

    Authors: Edwin Liheluka, Nyasiro Sophia Gibore, John P. A. Lusingu, Samwel Gesase, Daniel T. R. Minja, Maike Lamshöft, Denise Dekker and Theodora Bali
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:379
  13. Effective components and related target genes of Folium Artemisiae argyi were screened from Traditional Chinese Medicines for Systems Pharmacology Database and Analysis Platform. The therapeutic targets of ath...

    Authors: Lei Zhang, Zhihui Yang, Xinyi Li, Yunqing Hua, Guanwei Fan and Feng He
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:378
  14. Maintenance of immune system integrity is a vital requirement to protect human body against pathogens/cancers. Natural compounds have long been used due to their benefits for the immune system. One of which is...

    Authors: Gholamreza Karimi, Sina Fatemi, Bahram Memar, Mohammad-Bagher Khorrami, Arian Amali, Mahmood Sadeghi, Seyed-Alireza Esmaeili and Bamdad Riahi-Zanjani
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:377
  15. As a biologically based therapy, honey is used by parents in many parts of the world as a home remedy for their children. While information exists regarding the traditional use of honey for health issues in ch...

    Authors: Suzan Tek Ayaz
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:376
  16. The incidence of insomnia increases with age and is related to cognitive function in older adults; therefore, it is important to manage it actively. In this study, we report a protocol for the evaluation of th...

    Authors: Kyeong-Hwa Lee, Han-Gyul Lee, Seungwon Kwon, Seong-Uk Park, Woo-Sang Jung, Sang-Kwan Moon, Jung-Mi Park, Chang-Nam Ko and Seung-Yeon Cho
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:375
  17. Given the rising occurrence of antibiotic resistance due to the existence and ongoing development of resistant bacteria and phenotypes, the identification of new treatments and sources of antimicrobial agents ...

    Authors: Genilson Silva de Jesus, Danielle Silva Trentin, Thayná Fernandes Barros, Alda Maria Teixeira Ferreira, Bruna Castro de Barros, Patrícia de Oliveira Figueiredo, Fernanda Rodrigues Garcez, Érica Luiz dos Santos, Ana Camila Micheletti and Nidia Cristiane Yoshida
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:374
  18. Herbal medicine is commonly integrated with conventional medicine in Saudi Arabia, especially for the management of digestive disorders. However, the majority of Saudis use herbal remedies without prior consul...

    Authors: Dalia Ahmed Elmaghraby, Ghufran Adnan Alsalman, Layla Hassan Alawadh, Sara Abdulaziz Al-Abdulqader, Malak Mohammed Alaithan and Bayan Ibrahim Alnuwaysir
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:373
  19. Respiratory diseases (RD) can challenge healthcare systems around the globe. Natural health products (NHPs) are popular complementary and alternative medicine options for health issues concerning non-fatal RD....

    Authors: Miriam Wolf, Agnes Emberger-Klein and Klaus Menrad
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:372
  20. An anti-tumour activity has been demonstrated for α-solanine, a bioactive compound extracted from the traditional Chinese herb Solanum nigrum L. However, its efficacy in the treatment of gliomas and the underlyin...

    Authors: ChunPeng Wang, XiaoHui Liu and ShiWen Guo
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:371
  21. Obesity is a global health issue arising from the unhealthy accumulation of fat. Medicinal plants such as Alstonia boonei stem bark has been reported to possess body weight reducing effect in obese rats. Thus, th...

    Authors: Gabriel O. Anyanwu, Uju D. Ejike, Gideon A. Gyebi, Khalid Rauf, Nisar-Ur-Rehman, Jamshed Iqbal, Sumera Zaib, Usunomena Usunobun, Eusebius C. Onyeneke, Badriyah S. Alotaibi and Gaber El-Saber Batiha
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:370

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:389

  22. This study aimed to investigate the prescription of traditional herbal medicines for the treatment of unexplained female infertility in Korea. By analyzing the relationships among the prescriptions and between...

    Authors: Su-Ji Choi and Dong-Il Kim
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:369
  23. This trial aimed to evaluate the anti-obesity effects and safety of Neoagaro-oligosaccharides (NAOs) in humans in a 16 week, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial.

    Authors: Hyang-Im Baek, Ki-Chan Ha, Yu Kyung Park, Je Hyeon Lee, Eun Joo Kim, Hye-Jeong Ko and Jong Cheon Joo
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:368
  24. Infants who are born from mothers with HIV (infants who are HIV exposed but uninfected; iHEU) are at higher risk of morbidity and display multiple immune alterations compared to infants who are HIV-unexposed (...

    Authors: Anna-Ursula Happel, Lerato Rametse, Brandon Perumaul, Christian Diener, Sean M. Gibbons, Donald D. Nyangahu, Kirsten A. Donald, Clive Gray and Heather B. Jaspan
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:367
  25. Youth experiencing homelessness (YEH) face challenges that impact their physical, mental, and social wellbeing, emotion regulation, and coping. Mindfulness reduces stress and improves resilience, emotion regul...

    Authors: Diane Santa Maria, Paula Cuccaro, Kimberly Bender, Erica Sibinga, Natalie Guerrero, Najiba Keshwani, Jennifer Jones and Micki Fine
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:366
  26. Non-small-cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC) is a type of epithelial lung cancer accounting for about 85% of all lung cancers. In our research, a novel lupene derivative namely acetoxy-lup-5(6), 20(29)-diene (ALUP), ...

    Authors: Nora M. Aborehab, Maha M. Salama and Shahira M. Ezzat
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:365
  27. Stress and mental disorders in pregnancy can adversely affect the developing fetus. Women with a preconception history of mental disorders or of psychosocial vulnerabilities are at increased risk of experienci...

    Authors: S Skovbjerg, A Sumbundu, M Kolls, A Kjærbye-Thygesen and LO Fjorback
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:364
  28. Substance Use Disorders (SUD) is a universal overwhelming public health problem and is associated with other psychological and mental health ailments such as emotion regulation, perceived self-esteem, and self...

    Authors: Nagwa Souilm
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:363
  29. Sterile fecal filtrate (SFF) is being considered a safer alternative to fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) therapy; however, its bioactive potency is very little understood. The present study thus assessed...

    Authors: Bhawna Diwan, Rahul Yadav, Anamika Singh, Dinesh Kumar and Rohit Sharma
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:362
  30. The primary objective of this study is to elucidate the molecular mechanism underlying the reversal of peritoneal fibrosis (PF) by Danshenol C, a natural compound derived from the traditional Chinese medicine ...

    Authors: Jiabin Liang, Lulu Cheng, Jie Feng, Zeping Han, Chen Huang, Fangmei Xie, Yongsheng Li, Xun Luo, Qingmei Wang, Jinhua He and Hanwei Chen
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:361
  31. Cancer caregivers extend comprehensive support covering all aspects of patients’ daily lives. It has been reported that a significant proportion of cancer caregivers experience emotional distress. As one way t...

    Authors: Bomi Hong, Sora Yang, Sojeong Hyeon, Sojeong Kim and Jiyeon Lee
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:360
  32. Diabetic foot ulcers often affect tendon tissue. Consequently, the infection may spread proximally along the tendon, leading to amputation or even the death of patients. Exposed, degenerated, and necrotic tend...

    Authors: Yang Zhao, Xinyue Dai, Xu Sun, Zhaohui Zhang, Hongyang Gao and Rui Gao
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:359
  33. Lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced dysfunction of pancreatic β-cells leads to impaired insulin (INS) secretion. Astragalus polysaccharide (APS) is a bioactive heteropolysaccharide extracted from Astragalus membrana...

    Authors: Xiaodan Ren, Ying Dai, Mengya Shan, Jing Zheng, Zhongyi Zhang and Tao Shen
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:358

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:417

  34. Breast cancer is the most common malignancy in women, and medicinal plants can prevent and play an inhibitory role for cancer. This study aims to evaluate the anticancer effect of colchicum autumnale L. Corm o...

    Authors: Shiva Falahianshafiei, Javad Akhtari, Ali Davoodi and Hajar Pasha
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:357
  35. Carboxymethylated Lasiodiplodan (LaEPS-C), Lasiodiplodia theobromae β-glucan exopolysaccharide derivative, has a well-known range of biological activities. Compared to LaEPS-C, its fractions, Linear (LLaEPS-C) an...

    Authors: Matheus Cerdeira Pires, Natalia de Gois Andriolo, Bruno Rafael Pereira Lopes, Ana Lucia Tasca Gois Ruiz, Valeria Marta Gomes do Nascimento, Karina Alves Toledo and Catarina dos Santos
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:356
  36. Dolomiaea costus (syn: Saussurea costus; Family Asteraceae) occupies an important place in the traditional Chinese medicinal plants and is prescribed for a wide range of disorders. The current study aimed to tent...

    Authors: Heba A. S. El-Nashar, Omayma A. Eldahshan, Nasra F Abdel Fattah, Samah A Loutfy and Ibrahim M Abdel-Salam
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:354
  37. Older stroke survivors usually experience various psychology disorders, such as post-stroke depression (PSD), which may be associated with high experiential avoidance (EA) and can seriously affect their qualit...

    Authors: Furong Chen, Qiao Zhou, Junqi Wu and Xianghua Xu
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:353
  38. Swertiamarin is the main hepatoprotective component of Swertiapatens and has anti-inflammatory and antioxidation effects. Our previous study showed that it was a potent inhibitor of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis ...

    Authors: Jun Chang, Shaoqing Zou, Yiwen Xiao and Du Zhu
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:352
  39. This collection focuses on creative art therapies, practices, and interventions in health contexts as part of the Mind-body interventions series of BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies. The collection highlig...

    Authors: Theresa Van Lith and Mark Ettenberger
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:351
  40. The use of traditional, complementary, and alternative medicine (TCAM) can lead to delays and interruptions in the HIV continuum of care. This study explores reasons for TCAM use in people living with HIV on a...

    Authors: Marjan Molemans, Ria Reis, Fortunate Shabalala, Njabuliso Dlamini, Nelisiwe Masilela, Njabulo Simelane, Christopher Pell, Ariel Chao, Donna Spiegelman, Eva Vernooij and Frank van Leth
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:350
  41. Zingiber officinale, generally known as ginger, contains bioactive phytochemicals, including gingerols and shogaols, that may function as reducing agents and stabilizers for the formation of nickel nanoparticles ...

    Authors: Abdullah, Tahir Hussain, Shah Faisal, Muhammad Rizwan, Mervt M. Almostafa, Nancy S. Younis and Galal Yahya
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:349
  42. Phytochemical standardization of herbal materials involves establishing consistent levels of one or more active ingredients or markers. It ensures the authenticity and quality of herbal materials, extracts, an...

    Authors: Bruhan Kaggwa, Godwin Anywar, Edson Ireeta Munanura, Raphael Wangalwa, Henry Kyeyune, Hedmon Okella, Fadhiru Pakoyo Kamba and Ogwang Patrick Engeu
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:348
  43. Endophytic fungi have recently been recognized as an impressive source of natural biomolecules. The primary objective of the research was to isolate fungal endophytes from Thysanolaena maxima Roxb., Dracaena spic...

    Authors: Nazia Hoque, Zihan Rahman Khan, Parisa Tamannur Rashid, Mst. Nadira Begum, Suriya Sharmin, Md. Jamal Hossain, Md. Sohel Rana and Md. Hossain Sohrab
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:347
  44. Vitellaria paradoxa is used in traditional medicine for the treatment of various diseases in tropical countries; however, nothing is known about its anti-trypanosomal activity. Human African trypanosomiasis is a ...

    Authors: Guerisson Bairy, Cyrille Oliver Ozzin-Kholy Zolipou and Romaric Nzoumbou-Boko
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:346
  45. Most lung cancer patients worldwide (stage IV non-small cell lung cancer, NSCLC) have a poor survival: 25%-30% patients die < 3 months. Yet, of those surviving > 3 months, 10%-15% patients survive (very) long....

    Authors: Wenke Xiao, Yaxin Xu, Jan P. Baak, Jinrong Dai, Lijia Jing, Hongxia Zhu, Yanxiong Gan and Shichao Zheng
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:345
  46. Effective emotional regulation is recognized as essential to a good mental health of people with chronic diseases, and Mind–body and Art Therapies (MBATs) could have a positive effect on emotional regulation s...

    Authors: A. Le Rhun, P. Caillet, M. Lebeaupin, M. Duval, L. Guilmault, E. Anthoine, G. Borghi, B. Leclère and L. Moret
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:344
  47. Status epilepticus (SE) is a type of epileptic activity characterized by a failure of the inhibitory mechanisms that limit seizures, which are mainly regulated by the GABAergic system. This imbalance increases...

    Authors: Eduardo Rivadeneyra-Domínguez, Isaac Zamora-Bello, Juan Manuel Castañeda-Morales, Joel Jahaziel Díaz-Vallejo, Óscar Rosales-Sánchez and Juan Francisco Rodríguez-Landa
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:343
  48. Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is one of the most common primary malignant brain tumors. Yi Qi Qu Yu Jie Du Fang (YYQQJDF) is a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) prescription for GBM. The present study aimed t...

    Authors: Chen Liang, Binbin Zhang, Ruichun Li, Shiwen Guo and Xiaoxuan Fan
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:342