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  1. In traditional Chinese and Korean medicine, an aqueous extract derived from wood and bark of the Japanese spice bush Lindera obtusiloba (L.obtusiloba) is applied to treat inflammations and chronic liver diseases ...

    Authors: Christian Freise, Martin Ruehl, Ulrike Erben, Ulf Neumann, Daniel Seehofer, Ki Young Kim, Wolfram Trowitzsch-Kienast, Thorsten Stroh, Martin Zeitz and Rajan Somasundaram
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:39
  2. Cancers are some of the leading causes of human deaths worldwide and their relative importance continues to increase. Since an increasing proportion of cancer patients are acquiring resistance to traditional c...

    Authors: Supawadee Umthong, Preecha Phuwapraisirisan, Songchan Puthong and Chanpen Chanchao
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:37
  3. Study of in vivo antifungal activity of the hydroalcoholic extract (HE) and n-BuOH extract (BUTE) of Sapindus saponaria against azole-susceptible and -resistant human vaginal Candida spp.

    Authors: Edílson Damke, Joyce K Tsuzuki, Diógenes AG Cortez, Izabel CP Ferreira, Thâmara A Bertoni, Márcia R Batista, Lucélia Donati, Terezinha IE Svidzinski and Márcia EL Consolaro
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:35
  4. Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) is marked with chronic inflammation of intestinal epithelium driven by oxidative stress. Traditional treatments with plant extracts gained renewed interest due to their ability...

    Authors: Pankaj Pawar, Suhit Gilda, Siddhesh Sharma, Suresh Jagtap, Anant Paradkar, Kakasaheb Mahadik, Prabhakar Ranjekar and Abhay Harsulkar
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:34
  5. The leaves and roots of Cissampelos mucronata A. Rich (Menispermaceae) are widely used in the tropics and subtropics to manage various ailments such as gastro-intestinal complaints, menstrual problems, venereal d...

    Authors: Ramadhani S O Nondo, Zakaria H Mbwambo, Abdul W Kidukuli, Ester M Innocent, Matobola J Mihale, Paul Erasto and Mainen J Moshi
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:33
  6. Atherosclerosis is a major cause of death in developed world. Atherosclerosis is characterized by low-density lipoprotein deposition in the arterial wall which ultimately begets the formation of lesions. Ruptu...

    Authors: Judy Y Chan, Johnny C Koon, Ping-Chung Leung, Chun-Tao Che and Kwok-Pui Fung
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:32
  7. Aqueous extract of Piper sarmentosum (AEPS) is known to possess antioxidant and anti-atherosclerotic activities but the mechanism responsible for it remains unclear. In early part of atherosclerosis, nuclear fact...

    Authors: Azizah Ugusman, Zaiton Zakaria, Chua Kien Hui and Nor Anita Megat Mohd Nordin
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:31
  8. Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use, including herbals and multivitamin supplements, is quite common in the U.S., and has been shown to be highest in breast cancer survivors. However, limited data...

    Authors: Mireille Bright-Gbebry, Kepher H Makambi, JoyAnn Phillips Rohan, Adana A Llanos, Lynn Rosenberg, Julie R Palmer and Lucile L Adams-Campbell
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:30
  9. Thymoquinone is an active principle of Nigella sativa seed known as "Habbah Al-Sauda" in Arabic countries and "Sinouj" in Tunisia. Bacterial biofilms tend to exhibit significant tolerance to antimicrobials drugs ...

    Authors: Kamel Chaieb, Bochra Kouidhi, Hanene Jrah, Kacem Mahdouani and Amina Bakhrouf
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:29
  10. Tuberculosis, caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB), is the most notified disease in the world. Development of resistance to first line drugs by MTB is a public health concern. As a result, there is the sear...

    Authors: Ezekiel Green, Lawrence C Obi, Amidou Samie, Pascal O Bessong and Roland N Ndip
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:28
  11. Complementary and Alternative Medicine use and how it impacts health care utilization in the United States Military is not well documented. Using data from the Millennium Cohort Study we describe the character...

    Authors: Martin R White, Isabel G Jacobson, Besa Smith, Timothy S Wells, Gary D Gackstetter, Edward J Boyko and Tyler C Smith
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:27
  12. Most research on the impact of mind-body training does not ask about participants' baseline experience, expectations, or preferences for training. To better plan participant-centered mind-body intervention tri...

    Authors: Kathi Kemper, Sally Bulla, Deborah Krueger, Mary Jane Ott, Jane A McCool and Paula Gardiner
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:26
  13. Arctium lappa, known as burdock, is widely used in popular medicine for hypertension, gout, hepatitis and other inflammatory disorders. Pharmacological studies indicated that burdock roots have hepatoprotective,...

    Authors: Fabricia S Predes, Ana LTG Ruiz, João E Carvalho, Mary A Foglio and Heidi Dolder
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:25
  14. Acorus calamus (family: Araceae), is an indigenous plant, traditionally it is used as an ingredient of various cocktail preparations and for the management of severe inflammatory disorders in Indian system of me...

    Authors: Arunachalam Muthuraman and Nirmal Singh
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:24
  15. Dichrostachys cinerea (L.) Wight et Arn. (Mimosaceae) is largely used in ethno-medically across Africa, and mainly employed for the treatment of asthma in Ivory Coast and Gabon. The paper analyses the relaxation...

    Authors: Raissa RR Aworet-Samseny, Alain Souza, Fidele Kpahé, Kiessoun Konaté and Jacques Y Datté
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:23
  16. Acupuncture can be described as a complex intervention. In reports of clinical trials the mechanism of acupuncture (that is, the process by which change is effected) is often left unstated or not known. This i...

    Authors: Sarah Price, Andrew F Long, Mary Godfrey and Kate J Thomas
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:22
  17. Vitiligo is a common hypopigmentation disorder with significant psychological impact if occurring before adulthood. A pilot clinical trial to determine the feasibility of an RCT was conducted and is reported h...

    Authors: Orest Szczurko, Neil Shear, Anna Taddio and Heather Boon
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:21
  18. Preoperative anxiety and physical unfitness have been shown to have adverse effects on recovery from cardiac surgery. This study involving cardiac surgery patients was primarily aimed at assessing the feasibil...

    Authors: Franklin Rosenfeldt, Lesley Braun, Ondine Spitzer, Scott Bradley, Judy Shepherd, Michael Bailey, Juliana van der Merwe, Jee -Yoong Leong and Donald Esmore
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:20
  19. Attention and interest in the use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) has been reawakened globally. Evidence from studies carried out in different parts of the world has established that CAM use is...

    Authors: Jane-lovena E Onyiapat, Ijeoma L Okoronkwo and Ngozi P Ogbonnaya
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:19
  20. Vaginal candidiasis is a frequent and common distressing disease affecting up to 75% of the women of fertile age; most of these women have recurrent episodes. Essential oils from aromatic plants have been show...

    Authors: Donatella Pietrella, Letizia Angiolella, Elisabetta Vavala, Anna Rachini, Francesca Mondello, Rino Ragno, Francesco Bistoni and Anna Vecchiarelli
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:18
  21. The present study was conducted to evaluate the in vitro and in vivo antioxidant properties of aqueous extract of Podophyllum hexandrum. The antioxidant potential of the plant extract under in vitro situations wa...

    Authors: Showkat Ahmad Ganie, Ehtishamul Haq, Abid Hamid, Yasrib Qurishi, Zahid Mahmood, Bilal Ahmad Zargar, Akbar Masood and Mohmmad Afzal Zargar
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:17
  22. Black elderberries (Sambucus nigra L.) are well known as supportive agents against common cold and influenza. It is further known that bacterial super-infection during an influenza virus (IV) infection can lead t...

    Authors: Christian Krawitz, Mobarak Abu Mraheil, Michael Stein, Can Imirzalioglu, Eugen Domann, Stephan Pleschka and Torsten Hain
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:16
  23. Experimental studies have revealed that green tea catechins and theanine prevent influenza infection, while the clinical evidence has been inconclusive. This study was conducted to determine whether taking gre...

    Authors: Keiji Matsumoto, Hiroshi Yamada, Norikata Takuma, Hitoshi Niino and Yuko M Sagesaka
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:15
  24. Several herbs are traditionally used in the treatment of a variety of ailments particularly in the rural areas of South Africa where herbal medicine is mainly the source of health care system. Many of these he...

    Authors: Mary A Bisi-Johnson, Chikwelu L Obi, Toshio Hattori, Yoshiteru Oshima, Shenwei Li, Learnmore Kambizi, Jacobus N Eloff and Sandeep D Vasaikar
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:14
  25. Food preservation is basically done to preserve the natural characteristics and appearance of the food and to increase the shelf life of food. Food preservatives in use are natural, chemical and artificial. Ke...

    Authors: Deepika Gupta and Rajinder K Gupta
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:13
  26. Many medicinal plants from Leguminosae family can be found easily in Malaysia. These plants have been used as traditional medicines by local ethnic groups, where they are prepared as decoction, pastes for woun...

    Authors: Yik Ling Chew, Elaine Wan Ling Chan, Pei Ling Tan, Yau Yan Lim, Johnson Stanslas and Joo Kheng Goh
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:12
  27. Conventionally the active ingredients in herbal extracts are separated into individual components, by fractionation, desalting, and followed by high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). In this study we h...

    Authors: Annirudha J Chillar, Parastoo Karimi, Kathy Tang and Ke-He Ruan
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:11
  28. Cytokines play a key role in the immune response to developing tumors, and therefore modulating their levels and actions provides innovative strategies for enhancing the activity of antigen presenting cells an...

    Authors: Heba A Alshaker, Nidal A Qinna, Fadi Qadan, Mona Bustami and Khalid Z Matalka
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:9
  29. Ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) in the intestines is an inflammatory condition which activates leukocytes and reactive oxygen species (ROS) and leads to lipid peroxidation and DNA damage. Bilberry and chokeberry fr...

    Authors: Maja Jakesevic, Kjersti Aaby, Grethe-Iren A Borge, Bengt Jeppsson, Siv Ahrné and Göran Molin
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:8
  30. Extracts of Hypericum perforatum (St. John's wort) have been traditionally recommended for a wide range of medical conditions, in particular mild-to-moderate depression. The present study was designed to investig...

    Authors: Rosalia Crupi, Emanuela Mazzon, Angela Marino, Giuseppina La Spada, Placido Bramanti, Fortunato Battaglia, Salvatore Cuzzocrea and Edoardo Spina
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:7
  31. Many plants of the family Moraceae are used in the treatment of infectious diseases. Ficus polita Vahl., an edible plant belonging to this family is used traditionally in case of dyspepsia, infectious diseases, a...

    Authors: Victor Kuete, Justin Kamga, Louis P Sandjo, Bathelemy Ngameni, Herve MP Poumale, Pantaleon Ambassa and Bonaventure T Ngadjui
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:6
  32. Indian medicinal plants used in the Ayurvedic traditional system to treat diabetes are a valuable source of novel anti-diabetic agents. Pancreatic α-amylase inhibitors offer an effective strategy to lower the ...

    Authors: Sudha P, Smita S Zinjarde, Shobha Y Bhargava and Ameeta R Kumar
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:5
  33. Several studies have found that a high proportion of the population in western countries use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). However, little is known about whether CAM is offered in hospitals. Th...

    Authors: Laila J Salomonsen, Lasse Skovgaard, Søren la Cour, Lisbeth Nyborg, Laila Launsø and Vinjar Fønnebø
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:4
  34. Studies have shown that the barks and roots of some Apocynaceae species have anticancer and antimalarial properties. In this study, leaf extracts of five selected species of Apocynaceae used in traditional med...

    Authors: Siu Kuin Wong, Yau Yan Lim, Noor Rain Abdullah and Fariza Juliana Nordin
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:3
  35. Research has identified women in rural and remote areas as higher users of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) practitioners than their urban counterparts. However, we currently know little about what...

    Authors: Jon Adams, David Sibbritt and Chi-Wai Lui
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:2
  36. Both resveratrol and vitamin C (ascorbic acid) are frequently used in complementary and alternative medicine. However, little is known about the underlying mechanisms for potential health benefits of resveratr...

    Authors: Anika E Wagner, Christine Boesch-Saadatmandi, Dorothea Breckwoldt, Charlotte Schrader, Constance Schmelzer, Frank Döring, Koji Hashida, Osamu Hori, Seiichi Matsugo and Gerald Rimbach
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:1
  37. Honey is a highly nutritional natural product that has been widely used in folk medicine for a number of therapeutic purposes. We evaluated whether Malaysian Tualang honey (AgroMas, Malaysia) was effective in ...

    Authors: Siti SM Zaid, Siti A Sulaiman, Kuttulebbai NM Sirajudeen and Nor H Othman
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2010 10:82
  38. Deqi is defined in relation to acupuncture needling as a sensory perception of varying character. In a recently published sham laser validation study, we found that subjects in the verum and the sham laser gro...

    Authors: Norbert Salih, Petra I Bäumler, Michael Simang and Dominik Irnich
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2010 10:81
  39. The Daming capsule (DMC) is a traditional Chinese medicine used to treat hyperlipoidemia. Both clinic trials and studies on animal models have demonstrated that DMC is beneficial against diabetic symptoms. Imp...

    Authors: Jing Ai, Li-Hong Wang, Rong Zhang, Guo-Fen Qiao, Ning Wang, Li-Hua Sun, Guan-Yi Lu, Chao Sun and Bao-Feng Yang
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2010 10:80
  40. Dozens of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) formulas have been used for promotion of "blood production" for centuries, and we are interested in developing novel thrombopoietic medicines from these TCMs. Our p...

    Authors: Chang Liu, Jianqin Li, Fan Yi Meng, Simon X Liang, Ruixia Deng, Chi Kong Li, NH Pong, Ching Po Lau, Sau Wan Cheng, Jie Yu Ye, Jian L Chen, ST Yang, Haixia Yan, Shilin Chen, Beng H Chong and Mo Yang
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2010 10:79
  41. Corydalis cava Schweigg. & Koerte, the plant of numerous pharmacological activities, together with the studied earlier by our group Chelidonium majus L. (Greater Celandine), belong to the family Papaveraceae. Th...

    Authors: Robert Nawrot, Maria Wolun-Cholewa, Wojciech Bialas, Danuta Wyrzykowska, Stanislaw Balcerkiewicz and Anna Gozdzicka-Jozefiak
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2010 10:78
  42. There is increasing recognition that many of today's diseases are due to the "oxidative stress" that results from an imbalance between the formation and neutralization of reactive molecules such as reactive ox...

    Authors: Mehar Darukhshan Kalim, Dipto Bhattacharyya, Anindita Banerjee and Sharmila Chattopadhyay
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2010 10:77
  43. Evidence suggests that both green tea polyphenols (GTP) and Tai Chi (TC) exercise may benefit bone health in osteopenic women. However, their safety in this population has never been systematically investigate...

    Authors: Chwan-Li Shen, Ming-Chien Chyu, Barbara C Pence, James K Yeh, Yan Zhang, Carol K Felton, Susan Doctolero and Jia-Sheng Wang
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2010 10:76
  44. Approximately two thirds of patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) respond well to hypnotherapy. However, it is time consuming as well as expensive to provide and therefore a way of predicting outcome wo...

    Authors: Helen R Carruthers, Julie Morris, Nicholas Tarrier and Peter J Whorwell
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2010 10:75
  45. The collaborative treatment of acupuncture in addition to routine care as an approach for the management of low back pain (LBP) is receiving increasing recognition from both public and professional arenas. In ...

    Authors: Namkwen Kim, Bongmin Yang, Taejin Lee and Soonman Kwon
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2010 10:74
  46. Hypericum perforatum is a medicinal plant species containing many polyphenolic compounds, namely flavonoids and phenolic acids. In this study we evaluate the effect of Hypericum perforatum in animal model of per...

    Authors: Irene Paterniti, Enrico Briguglio, Emanuela Mazzon, Maria Galuppo, Giacomo Oteri, Giancarlo Cordasco and Salvatore Cuzzocrea
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2010 10:73
  47. With a traditional medical use for treatment of various ailments, herbal preparations of Echinacea are now popularly used to improve immune responses. One likely mode of action is that alkamides from Echinacea bi...

    Authors: Lankun Wu, Eric W Rowe, Ksenija Jeftinija, Srdija Jeftinija, Ludmila Rizshsky, Basil J Nikolau, Jodi McKay, Marian Kohut and Eve Syrkin Wurtele
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2010 10:72
  48. The leaves of Dissotis rotundifolia are used ethnomedically across Africa without scientific basis or safety concerns. Determination of its phytochemical constituents, antimicrobial activity, effects on the gastr...

    Authors: Tavs A Abere, Pius E Okoto and Freddy O Agoreyo
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2010 10:71