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  1. Although topical steroids constitute the first-line therapy for recurrent aphthous ulcers (RAUs), their long-term use often leads to candidiasis. Although cannabidiol (CBD) can be an alternative for pharmacolo...

    Authors: Chalapinyo Umpreecha, Kanokporn Bhalang, Dusadee Charnvanich and Jittima Luckanagul
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:57
  2. Mahkota Dewa [Phaleria macrocarpa (Scheff) Boerl.] fruit in vitro and in- vivo can decrease and prevent elevation of the blood pressure, lower plasma glucose levels, possess an antioxidant effect, and recover liv...

    Authors: Aprilita Rina Yanti Eff, Hasniza Zaman Huri, Maksum Radji, Abdul Mun’im, F. D. Suyatna and Yonatan Eden
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:56
  3. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of vision loss in elderly people, and dry AMD is the most common type of AMD. Oxidative stress and alternative complement pathway activation may play e...

    Authors: Yan Wang, Huangxuan Shen, Long Pang, Bo Qiu, Yuan Yuan, Xiaoying Guan and Xiaolan Xiang
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:55
  4. Guizhi Fuling Capsule (GZFL), a classic traditional Chinese medicine prescription, is often recommended for the treatment of uterine fibroids (UFs). However, the efficacy and safety of GZFL in combination with...

    Authors: Yiming Lei, Lili Yang, Honglian Yang, Min Li, Li Ou, Yang Bai, Taiwei Dong, Feng Gao and Peifeng Wei
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:54
  5. Evidence suggests that pediatric tuina, a modality of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), might have beneficial effects on the symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), such as overall improvem...

    Authors: Shu-Cheng Chen, Hui-Lin Cheng, Dong-Dong Wang, Shanshan Wang, Yue-Heng Yin, Lorna Kwai-Ping Suen and Wing-Fai Yeung
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:53
  6. Diabetes management in hemodialysis patients with end-stage renal disease needs precision to avoid complications. The study aimed to investigate the effect of ginger supplementation on prooxidant-antioxidant b...

    Authors: Helya Rostamkhani, Parisa Veisi, Bahram Niknafs, Mohammad Asghari Jafarabadi and Zohreh Ghoreishi
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:52
  7. The use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) by patients is widespread. However, there is a lack of knowledge regarding the extent and details of patient CAM use in Sweden, especially in rural Swede...

    Authors: Mikael Källman, Stefan Bergström, Tobias Carlsson, Jacob Järås, Georg Holgersson, Johanna Hök Nordberg, Jonas Nilsson, Kathrin Wode and Michael Bergqvist
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:51
  8. Authors: Amal D. Premarathna, Rando Tuvikene, MNR Somasiri, MLWP De Silva, Ranjith Adhikari, TH Ranahewa, RRMKK Wijesundara, SK Wijesekera, IPGHU Dissanayake, Phurpa Wangchuk, Vitalijs Rjabovs, Anura P. Jayasooriya and RPVJ Rajapakse
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:50

    The original article was published in BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:26

  9. Microencapsulation technology is the fundamental delivery system for encapsulating the natural bioactive compounds especially phenolic in order to developing bioavailability, stability and controlling release....

    Authors: Zahra kadkhoda Mezerji, Reza Boshrouyeh, Seyedehfarnaz Hafezian Razavi, Shaghayegh Ghajari, Hasti Hajiha, Negin Shafaei, Ehsan Karimi and Ehsan Oskoueian
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:49
  10. Cancer remains a global health concern and constitutes an important barrier to increasing life expectancy. Malignant cells rapidly develop drug resistance leading to many clinical therapeutic failures. The imp...

    Authors: Laetitia M. Youmbi, Yves S. D. Makong, Armelle T. Mbaveng, Simplice B. Tankeo, Ghislain W. Fotso, Bruno L. Ndjakou, Jean D. Wansi, Veronique P. Beng, Norbert Sewald, Bonaventure T. Ngadjui, Thomas Efferth and Victor Kuete
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:48
  11. Malaria continues to be a global problem due to the limited efficacy of current drugs and the natural products are a potential source for discovering new antimalarial agents. Therefore, the aims of this study ...

    Authors: Dwi Kusuma Wahyuni, Sumrit Wacharasindhu, Wichanee Bankeeree, Sri Puji Astuti Wahyuningsih, Wiwied Ekasari, Hery Purnobasuki, Hunsa Punnapayak and Sehanat Prasongsuk
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:47
  12. Previous studies have shown that Rheum ribes (R. ribes) could be effective in controlling the blood glucose levels. This study was conducted to determine the effects of R. ribes supplementation on glycemic indice...

    Authors: Atieh Ghafouri, Sahar Jafari Karegar, Ghazaleh Hajiluian, Sharieh Hosseini, Shahrzad Shidfar, Mohammad Kamalinejad, Agha Fatemeh Hosseini, Iraj Heydari and Farzad Shidfar
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:46
  13. Early-life exposure to exogenous estrogens such as phytoestrogens (plant-derived estrogens) could affect later health through epigenetic modifications. Foeniculum vulgare (fennel) and Linum usitatissimum (flax) a...

    Authors: Fahimeh Pourjafari, Massood Ezzatabadipour, Seyed Noureddin Nematollahi-Mahani, Ali Afgar and Tahereh Haghpanah
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:45
  14. Chinese medicine usually acts as "multi-ingredients, multi-targets and multi-pathways" on complex diseases, and these action modes reflect the coordination and integrity of the treatment process with tradition...

    Authors: Zheng Zhen, Dao-jin Xue, Yu-peng Chen, Jia-hui Li, Yao Gao, You-bi Shen, Zi-zhuang Peng, Nan Zhang, Ke-xin Wang, Dao-gang Guan and Tao Huang
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:44
  15. The phytochemical study of medicinal plants is rapidly gaining popularity with many pharmacologic effects. This study aims to determine the antioxidant capacity as well as anticancer and antimigration activiti...

    Authors: Suchada Jongrungraungchok, Fameera Madaka, Thaniya Wunnakup, Teeratad Sudsai, Chanamon Pongphaew, Thanapat Songsak and Nalinee Pradubyat
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:43
  16. Extensively drug-resistant (XDR) Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi (S. Typhi) poses a grave threat to public health due to increased mortality and morbidity caused by typhoid fever. Honey is a promising antibacte...

    Authors: Hasan Ejaz, Mamoona Sultan, Muhammad Usman Qamar, Kashaf Junaid, Nasir Rasool, Awadh Alanazi, Mashael W. Alruways, Bi Bi Zainab Mazhari, Yasir Alruwaili, Syed Nasir Abbas Bukhari and Sonia Younas
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:42
  17. The concurrent usage of herbal medicines with conventional therapies is an important concern in cancer treatment which can lead to unexpected consequences like herb-drug interactions. This study aimed to deter...

    Authors: Maliheh Sadat Bazrafshani, Abbas Pardakhty, Behjat Kalantari Khandani, Haleh Tajadini, Sadra Ghazanfari Pour, Sara Hashemi, Shiva Amiri, Soheil Mehmandoost, Amin Beigzadeh, Samaneh Abbaszadeh and Hamid Sharifi
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:41
  18. Authors: Siméon Pierre Chegaing Fodouop, Sedric Donald Tala, Lunga Paul Keilah, Norbert Kodjio, Mefokou Didiane Yemele, Armel Herve Nwabo Kamdje, Bridget Nji-kah, Joseph Tchoumboue and Donatien Gatsing
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:40

    The original article was published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:160

  19. One of the main challenges of wound healing is infection with multi-drug resistant (MDR) bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus. The spectrum of antibiotics used to treat them is declining; thus, there is a need ...

    Authors: Uwem Okon Edet, Elizabeth Nkagafel Mbim, Esu Ezeani, Okoroiwu Uchechi Henshaw, Oju R. Ibor, Ini Ubi Bassey, Edet Effiong Asanga, Ekpo Eyo Antai, Francisca O. Nwaokorie, Bassey Okon Edet, Glory P. Bebia, Curtis Tega, Clement I. Mboto, Ani Nkang and Ada Francesca Nneoyi-Egbe
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:39
  20. Chinese mind–body exercise-Baduanjin has received increasing attention for health promotion among middle-aged and older adults in China, but there is a lack of high-quality evidence on its effectiveness. This ...

    Authors: Huiying Lin, Mingyue Wan, Yu Ye and Guohua Zheng
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:38
  21. A multicriteria decision analysis (MCDA) model was used to evaluate the benefits and risks of traditional Chinese medicine preparations of sinomenine alone or in combination with conventional drugs in the trea...

    Authors: Gao Xiang, Min Gao, Huirong Qin, Xiaolan Shen, Huilian Huang, Xiaoqiang Hou and Zhitao Feng
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:37
  22. Huangqin Su (HQS) tablet is mainly composed of baicalein which has been evaluated for its ability to inhibit influenza. The present study aimed to investigate the effect of HQS and oseltamivir phosphate (OS) (...

    Authors: Xuran Cui, Xibao Liu, Feng Wang, Kun Lou, Junping Hong, Hequn Bai, Rongchu Chen, Yang Yang and Qingquan Liu
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:36
  23. Sepsis is a systemic inflammatory response syndrome caused by an infection in the body, and accompanying acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common complication of sepsis. It is associated with increased mortality ...

    Authors: Yi Chen, Wei Wei, Jingnan Fu, Teng Zhang, Jie Zhao and Tao Ma
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:35
  24. Medicinal plants represent a valuable source for new effective and safe antimicrobial drugs making them an alternative therapy. Existing antimicrobial agents are costly and mostly associated with possible side...

    Authors: Maxwell Mamfe Sakyiamah, Paa Kwesi Gordon, Peter Bolah, Prince Kyei Baffour, Ebenezer Ehun, Olga Quasie, Doris Kumadoh, Mary-Ann Archer, Susana Oteng Mintah and Alfred Ampomah Appiah
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:34
  25. Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second most mortality rate causing disease after lung cancer. Though there is a significant improvement in the treatment schedule offered to CRC. However, there is no notable dec...

    Authors: Sreelakshmi Badavenkatappa gari, Vinod K. Nelson and Ramalingam Peraman
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:33
  26. Despite the increased use of social media to share health-related information and the substantial impact that complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) can have on individuals’ health and wellbeing, current...

    Authors: Jeremy Y. Ng, Natasha Verhoeff and Jeremy Steen
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:32
  27. Terminally ill patients often experience exacerbations of diseases that render mainstream medicine ineffective in relieving symptoms, prompting attempts at complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). This st...

    Authors: Yu-Jia Lin, Hsiao-Ting Chang, Ming-Hwai Lin, Ru-Yih Chen, Ping-Jen Chen, Wen-Yuan Lin, Jyh-Gang Hsieh, Ying-Wei Wang, Chung-Chieh Hu, Yi-Sheng Liou, Tai-Yuan Chiu, Chun-Yi Tu, Bo-Ren Cheng, Tzeng-Ji Chen, Fang-Pey Chen and Shinn-Jang Hwang
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:31
  28. The aerial part of Ocimum lamiifolium is commonly used in Ethiopian traditional medicine. Although this plant is mostly used in traditional medicine, its safety profile has not been documented yet. The aim of thi...

    Authors: Fentahun Adane, Wubshet Assefa, Mamaru Bitew Alem and Megbar Dessalegn
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:30
  29. Colorectal carcinoma is one of the most commonly diagnosed malignancies worldwide. Consumption of dietary supplements and nutraceuticals such as phenolic compounds may help combat colorectal carcinoma. The eff...

    Authors: Katarina Mišković Špoljarić, Gordana Šelo, Ena Pešut, Josipa Martinović, Mirela Planinić, Marina Tišma and Ana Bucić-Kojić
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:29
  30. Osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH) is still a challenge for orthopedists worldwide and can lead to disability if patients are not treated effectively. Danyu Gukang Pill (DGP), a traditional Chinese medic...

    Authors: Yongchang Guo, Wenxi Li, Yuju Cao, Xiaoyan Feng, Caihong Shen, Shunguo Gong, Fengzhi Hou, Zhimin Yang, Xifeng Chen and Jingbo Song
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:28
  31. Adhesion band formation is a common cause of morbidity for patients undergoing surgeries. Anti-inflammatory and anti-fibrotic properties of curcumin, a pharmacologically active component of Curcuma longa, have be...

    Authors: Mohammad-Mostafa Askarnia-Faal, Sayyed-Hadi Sayyed-Hosseinian, Seyedeh Elnaz Nazari, Fereshteh Asgharzadeh, Ehsan Vahedi, Moein Eskandari, Haniyeh Ghasemi, Amir Avan, Maryam Alaei, Hamideh Naimi, Maryam Daghiani, Atena Soleimani, Abbas Alalikhan, Reza Mohammadzadeh, Gordon Ferns, Mikhail Ryzhikov…
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:27
  32. Wound healing is an active, complex, integrated series of cellular, physiological, and biochemical changes initiated by the stimulus of injury in a tissue. The present study was performed to investigate the po...

    Authors: Amal D Premarathna, Rando Tuvikene, MNR Somasiri, MLWP De Silva, Ranjith Adhikari, TH Ranahewa, RRMKK Wijesundara, SK Wijesekera, IPGHU Dissanayake, Phurpa Wangchuk, Vitalijs Rjabovs, Anura P Jayasooriya and RPVJ Rajapakse
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:26

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:50

  33. Bioactive compounds from traditional medicines are good alternatives to standard diabetes therapies and may lead to new therapeutic discoveries. The stems of Bauhinia strychnifolia Craib. (BC) have a possible ant...

    Authors: Komgrit Eawsakul, Tassanee Ongtanasup, Ngamrayu Ngamdokmai and Kingkan Bunluepuech
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:25
  34. Calamus rotang L. (CR) is an Indian shrub. The leaves and other organs of the plant are traditionally used in India for treatment of various diseases. The in vitro antioxidant property of the leaves extract was p...

    Authors: Walaa S. Anwar, Fatma M. Abdel-maksoud, Ahmed M. Sayed, Iman A. M. Abdel-Rahman, Makboul A. Makboul and Ahmed M. Zaher
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:24

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:59

  35. Acute pancreatitis (AP) is one of the most common acute abdomen. Inflammation and apoptosis are closely linked with AP development. Total flavonoids of Chrysanthemum indicum L (TFC) has been proved to inhibit inf...

    Authors: Xiaojuan Yang, Yun Liu, Chao Zhong, Jia Hu, Song Xu, Ping Zhang and Ling He
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:23
  36. Streptococcus mutans is a bacterium that causes oral diseases. Plaque, a biofilm produced by S. mutans and other bacteria, makes it difficult to remove cariogenic oral microorganisms, including biofilm producers....

    Authors: Youngseok Ham and Tae-Jong Kim
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:22
  37. Cadmium is an environmentally toxic metal that has deleterious effects on both animals and humans due to its accumulation in different body tissues. Physalis peruviana L. fruit and calyx contain many active const...

    Authors: Hesham S. M. Soliman, Eslam M. Korany, Elsayed K. El-Sayed, Ahmed M. Aboelyazed and Haitham A. Ibrahim
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:21
  38. Chemotherapy is crucial in the fight against malaria. The rise of resistance to most antimalarial medicines has been a serious hurdle to effective treatment. Artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs) are ...

    Authors: Sakaewan Ounjaijean and Voravuth Somsak
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:20
  39. Human milk supports pre-term infants to thrive. Yet human milk production can be inhibited when infants are born prematurely. Pimpinella Anisum has been evidenced to increase milk production and infant weight ...

    Authors: Sona Khalili, Leila Amiri-Farahani, Shima Haghani, Arash Bordbar, Asie Shojaii and Sally Pezaro
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:19
  40. Capsaicinoids, such as dihydrocapsaicin (DHC), exert the health-promoting effects of chili peppers on energy metabolism. The metabolic responses to capsaicinoids are primarily mediated through transient recept...

    Authors: Uthai Wichai, Ploychanok Keawsomnuk, Saowarose Thongin, Chaiyot Mukthung, Chatchai Boonthip, Pattama Pittayakhajonwut, Pimonrat Ketsawatsomkron, Nuntavan Bunyapraphatsara and Kenjiro Muta
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:18
  41. Considerable number of people still use opium worldwide and many believe in opium’s health benefits. However, several studies proved the detrimental effects of opium on the body, especially the cardiovascular ...

    Authors: Yaser Jenab, Behnam Hedayat, Amirali Karimi, Sarah Taaghi, Seyyed Mojtaba Ghorashi and Hamed Ekhtiari
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:16
  42. Trichinellosis, a zoonosis caused by the genus Trichinella, is a widespread foodborne disease. Albendazole, one of the benzimidazole derivatives, is used for treating human trichinellosis, but with limited effica...

    Authors: Eman S. El-Wakil, Shimaa Shaker, Tarek Aboushousha, El-Sayed S. Abdel-Hameed and Ezzat E. A. Osman
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:15
  43. Diabetes Mellitus (DM) poses a serious health problem worldwide and several inflammatory mediators are involved in the pathogenesis of this disease. Honey composed of various constituents which have been prove...

    Authors: Farwa Naqvi, Nida Dastagir and Almas Jabeen
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:14
  44. Metabolic hypertension (MH) has become the most common type of hypertension in recent years due to unhealthy eating habits and lifestyles of people, such as over-eating alcohol, high fat, and sugar diets (ACHF...

    Authors: Qiqi Huang, Jie Su, Jie Xu, Huanhuan Yu, Xiaohu Jin, Yajun Wang, Meiqiu Yan, Jingjing Yu, Suhong Chen, Youhua Wang and Guiyuan Lv
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:13

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:76

  45. Drug resistance exists in almost all antimalarial drugs currently in use, leading to an urgent need to identify new antimalarial drugs. Medicinal plant use is an alternative approach to antimalarial chemothera...

    Authors: Prapaporn Chaniad, Tachpon Techarang, Arisara Phuwajaroanpong, Walaiporn Plirat, Parnpen Viriyavejakul, Abdi Wira Septama and Chuchard Punsawad
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:12
  46. Ulcerative Colitis (UC) is a chronic nonspecific inflammatory disease of the colon and rectum. Fructus Mume (FM) and Rhizoma Coptidis (RC) exert effects on inflammatory and immune diseases. We evaluated the hy...

    Authors: Yatian Yang, Chengcheng Qian, Rui Wu, Rui Wang, Jinmei Ou and Shoujin Liu
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:11
  47. Despite Traditional Chinese medicine’s (TCM) historical roles in Chinese society, few research has been investigated the nature of TCM practitioner–patient interactions. Improved communication skills among TCM...

    Authors: Jack Pun and Brandon Kong
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:10
  48. Tripterygium wilfordii Hook. F. (TwHF), a traditional Chinese medicine, is widely used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Due to multiorgan toxicity, particularly hepatotoxicity, the application of TwHF i...

    Authors: Meng Li, Qiong Luo, Xi Chen, Furong Qiu, Yanyan Tao, Xin Sun and Chenghai Liu
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:9
  49. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has long been a widely recognized medical approach and has been covered by China’s basic medical insurance schemes to treat lung cancer. But there was a lack of nationwide re...

    Authors: Hanlin Nie, Zhaoran Han, Stephen Nicholas, Elizabeth Maitland, Zhengwei Huang, Sisi Chen, Zegui Tuo, Yong Ma and Xuefeng Shi
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:5