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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. Influenza is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality. The recent pandemic of a novel H1N1 influenza virus has stressed the importance of the search for effective treatments for this disease. Essential o...

    Authors: Shuhua Wu, Krupa B Patel, Leland J Booth, Jordan P Metcalf, Hsueh-Kung Lin and Wenxin Wu
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2010 10:69
  26. Agarwood (Aquilaria sinensis), well known as incense in Southeast Asia, has been used as a digestive in traditional medicine. We investigated the laxative effects of an ethanol extract of agarwood leaves (EEA) in...

    Authors: Mamoru Kakino, Shigemi Tazawa, Hiroe Maruyama, Kazuhiro Tsuruma, Yoko Araki, Masamitsu Shimazawa and Hideaki Hara
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2010 10:68
  27. Curcumin has anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, and anti-proliferative properties, and depending upon the experimental circumstances, may be pro- or anti-apoptotic. Many of these biological actions could amelior...

    Authors: Jun Ma, Lynetta Phillips, Ying Wang, Tiane Dai, Janine LaPage, Rama Natarajan and Sharon G Adler
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2010 10:67
  28. For CAM to feature prominently in health care decision-making there is a need to expand the evidence-base and to further incorporate economic evaluation into research priorities.

    Authors: Emily Ford, Daniela Solomon, Jon Adams and Nicholas Graves
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2010 10:66
  29. Use of essential oils for controlling Candida albicans growth has gained significance due to the resistance acquired by pathogens towards a number of widely-used drugs. The aim of this study was to test the antif...

    Authors: Amit K Tyagi and Anushree Malik
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2010 10:65
  30. The evolution and spread of antibiotic resistance, as well as the evolution of new strains of disease causing agents, is of great concern to the global health community. Our ability to effectively treat diseas...

    Authors: Frank M Frey and Ryan Meyers
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2010 10:64
  31. The current treatment of onchocerciasis relies on the use of ivermectin which is only microfilaricidal and for which resistant parasite strains of veterinary importance are increasingly being detected. In the ...

    Authors: Fidelis Cho-Ngwa, Melanie Abongwa, Moses N Ngemenya and Kennedy D Nyongbela
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2010 10:62
  32. Recently, proteins and peptides have become an added value to foodstuffs due to new knowledge about its structural analyses as related to antioxidant and anticancer activity. Our goal was to evaluate if protei...

    Authors: Ana M Preza, María E Jaramillo, Ana M Puebla, Juan C Mateos, Rodolfo Hernández and Eugenia Lugo
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2010 10:61
  33. Abalone has long been used as a valuable food source in East Asian countries. Although the nutritional importance of abalone has been reported through in vitro and in vivo studies, there is little evidence about ...

    Authors: Choong-Gu Lee, Ho-Keun Kwon, Jae Ha Ryu, Sung Jin Kang, Chang-Rok Im, Jae II Kim and Sin-Hyeog Im
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2010 10:60
  34. Ankle sprains are common within the general population and can result in prolonged disablement. Limited talocrural dorsiflexion range of motion (DF ROM) is a common consequence of ankle sprain. Limited talocru...

    Authors: Todd E Davenport, Kornelia Kulig and Beth E Fisher
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2010 10:59
  35. The use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is becoming more common, but population-based descriptions of its patterns of use are lacking. This study aimed to determine the prevalence of CAM use in...

    Authors: Amy Metcalfe, Jeanne Williams, Jane McChesney, Scott B Patten and Nathalie Jetté
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2010 10:58
  36. Curcumin, an Asian spice and food-coloring agent, is known for its anti-oxidant properties. We propose that curcumin can improve diabetes-induced endothelial dysfunction through superoxide reduction.

    Authors: Sirada Rungseesantivanon, Naris Thenchaisri, Preecha Ruangvejvorachai and Suthiluk Patumraj
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2010 10:57
  37. Strychnos potatorum Linn (Loganiaceae) is a moderate sized tree found in southern and central parts of India, Sri Lanka and Burma. In traditional system of medicine, Strychnos potatorum Linn seeds were used for ...

    Authors: Sanmugapriya Ekambaram, Senthamil Selvan Perumal and Venkataraman Subramanian
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2010 10:56
  38. Cholangiocarcinoma is a serious public health in Thailand with increasing incidence and mortality rates. The present study aimed to investigate cytotoxic activities of crude ethanol extracts of a total of 28 p...

    Authors: Wiratchanee Mahavorasirikul, Vithoon Viyanant, Wanna Chaijaroenkul, Arunporn Itharat and Kesara Na-Bangchang
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2010 10:55
  39. Zizyphus lotus L. (Desf.) also known as Jujube, is a deciduous shrub which belongs to Rhamnaceae family. This plant is used in Algerian traditional medicine for its anti-diabetic, sedative, analgesic, anti-infla...

    Authors: Chahid Benammar, Aziz Hichami, Akadiri Yessoufou, Anne-Marie Simonin, Meriem Belarbi, Hocine Allali and Naim A Khan
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2010 10:54
  40. Spirulina is a commercial alga well known to contain various antioxidants, especially phycocyanin. Apart from being sold as a nutraceutical, Spirulina is incorporated as a functional ingredient in food products ...

    Authors: Wan-Loy Chu, Yen-Wei Lim, Ammu Kutty Radhakrishnan and Phaik-Eem Lim
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2010 10:53
  41. There has been a long standing interest in the identification of medicinal plants and derived natural products for developing cancer therapeutics. Our study focuses upon pancreatic cancer, due to its high mort...

    Authors: Sherine George, Siddharth V Bhalerao, Erich A Lidstone, Irfan S Ahmad, Atiya Abbasi, Brian T Cunningham and Kenneth L Watkin
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2010 10:52
  42. Several cell culture and animal studies demonstrated that citrus bioactive compounds have protective effects against certain types of cancer. Among several classes of citrus bioactive compounds, limonoids were...

    Authors: Jose L Perez, Guddarangavvanahally K Jayaprakasha, Adriana Cadena, Elvia Martinez, Hassan Ahmad and Bhimanagouda S Patil
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2010 10:51
  43. Cardiac sonographers frequently have work-related muscular discomfort. We aimed to assess the feasibility of having sonographers receive massages during working hours in an area adjacent to an echocardiography...

    Authors: Deborah J Engen, Dietlind L Wahner-Roedler, Anita M Nadolny, Colleen M Persinger, Jae K Oh, Peter C Spittell, Laura L Loehrer, Stephen S Cha and Brent A Bauer
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2010 10:50
  44. The treatment of oral squamous cell carcinomas (OSCC) and human osteosarcoma (HOS) includes surgery and/or radiotherapy which often lead to reduced quality of life. This study was aimed to study the antiprolif...

    Authors: Abdulmlik A Ghashm, Nor H Othman, Mohammed N Khattak, Noorliza M Ismail and Rajan Saini
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2010 10:49
  45. Full-thickness burn wounds require excision and skin grafting. Multiple surgical procedures are inevitable in managing moderate to severe full-thickness burns. Wound bed preparations prior to surgery are neces...

    Authors: Yan-Teng Khoo, Ahmad Sukari Halim, Kirnpal-Kaur B Singh and Noor-Ayunie Mohamad
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2010 10:48
  46. Honey has previously been shown to have wound healing and antimicrobial properties, but this is dependent on the type of honey, geographical location and flower from which the final product is derived. We test...

    Authors: Orla Sherlock, Anthony Dolan, Rahma Athman, Alice Power, Georgina Gethin, Seamus Cowman and Hilary Humphreys
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2010 10:47
  47. Reactive oxygen species (ROS) and reactive nitrogen species (RNS) are produced during hemorrhagic shock and resuscitation (H/R), which may contribute to multiple organ failure. The Aim of this study was to test t...

    Authors: Mark Lehnert, Henrik Lind, Zhi Zhong, Robert Schoonhoven, Ingo Marzi and John J Lemasters
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2010 10:46