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  1. Malaria is a complex issue due to the availability of few therapies and chemical families against Plasmodium and mosquitoes. There is increasing resistance to various drugs and insecticides in Plasmodium and i...

    Authors: Shweta Sinha, Bikash Medhi, B. D. Radotra, Daniela I. Batovska, Nadezhda Markova, Ashish Bhalla and Rakesh Sehgal
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:330
  2. This article has been retracted. Please see the Retraction Notice for more detail: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12906-015-0839-5.

    Authors: Yue-Hua Jiang, Wei Sun, Wei Li, Hong-Zhen Hu, Le Zhou, Hui-Hui Jiang and Jing-Xin Xu
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:329
  3. Biological synthesis of natural products from plants has made us an inspiring methodology in the field of science and biotechnology.

    Authors: Somashekara Rajashekara, Dondapati Reena, Mullahalli Venkataramareddy Mainavi, Locheruvapalli Srinivasa Sandhya and Utpal Baro
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:328
  4. Among the most commonly consumed non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) is Diclofenac (Dic), especially in low-income countries due to its high efficiency and affordable price. However, the continuous a...

    Authors: Mai M. Anwar and Ibrahim M. Ibrahim Laila
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:327
  5. Herbal medicines, derived from medicinal plants, are among the most popular alternative remedies around the globe. In Saudi Arabia, herbal medicines are extensively used by public as part of the culture as wel...

    Authors: Syed Faisal Zaidi, Sheikh Abdul Saeed, Muhammad Anwar Khan, Aslam Khan, Yaqoub Hazazi, Mohammed Otayn, Mohammed Rabah and Muhammad Daniyal
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:326
  6. Despite progress in haemodialysis and conventional medicine approaches, many patients still struggle to maintain an acceptable quality of life and turn to complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) to addres...

    Authors: Alex Tatang Mambap, Gwendoline Enda Ukum, Denis G. Teuwafeu, Mahamat Maimouna and Gloria Enow Ashuntantang
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:325
  7. ‘Taikong blue’ lavender, a space-bred cultivar of Lavandula angustifolia, is one of the main lavender essential oil production crops in Xinjiang Province, China. Several cases of local usage indicated that ‘Taiko...

    Authors: Mengya Wei, Fei Liu, Rifat Nowshin Raka, Jie Xiang, Junsong Xiao, Tingting Han, Fengjiao Guo, Suzhen Yang and Hua Wu
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:324
  8. Penyanqing (PYQ), a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), has a good clinical efficacy for the treatment of pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). Previously, researches on its anti-inflammatory effect and mechanism...

    Authors: Linna Gong, Zhishuo Miao, Li Zhang, Birui Shi, Zuoqi Xiao, Panzi Qiu, Menghua Liu and Wei Zou
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:323
  9. The increasing number of patients surviving cancer leads to more people experiencing late and long term-effects from the disease and its treatment. Fatigue, sleep disorders, early menopause, pain, and nerve da...

    Authors: Agnete E. Kristoffersen, Barbara Wider, Jorunn V. Nilsen, Mona Bjelland, Dana C. Mora, Johanna Hök Nordberg, Ann Ragnhild Broderstad, Kiwumulo Nakandi and Trine Stub
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:322
  10. Diazinon (DZN), a widely used chemical herbicide for controlling agricultural pests, is an important organophosphorus pesticide and an environmental pollutant which induces toxic effects on living organisms du...

    Authors: Gholam-Hassan Danaei, Arian Amali, Mohammad Karami, Mohammad-Bagher Khorrami, Bamdad Riahi-Zanjani and Mahmood Sadeghi
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:321
  11. Common bile duct ligation (BDL) is a rat experimental model to induce biliary cirrhosis. Lung fibrosis and pulmonary vascular angiogenesis and congestion are the most common complications of biliary cirrhosis ...

    Authors: Noha Abdel-Aziz Nassef, Manal S. Abd-El Hamid, Samy A. Abusikkien and Asmaa Ibrahim Ahmed
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:320
  12. Amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI) is often considered a precursor to Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and represents a key therapeutic target for early intervention of AD. However, no treatments have been appr...

    Authors: Hee-Yeon Shin, Tae-Bin Yim, Hye-Min Heo, Geon-Ho Jahng, Seungwon Kwon, Seung-Yeon Cho, Seong-Uk Park, Woo-Sang Jung, Sang-Kwan Moon, Chang-Nam Ko and Jung-Mi Park
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:318
  13. Drug-induced mitochondrial toxicity is thought to be a common mechanism of drug hepatotoxicity. Xian-Ling-Gu-Bao (XLGB) oral preparation is a commonly used drug for osteoporosis in China. Classical safety eval...

    Authors: Shujuan Piao, Hongwei Lin, Xia Tao and Wansheng Chen
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:317
  14. Accumulating evidence reveals that music therapy appears to help patients with pain. However, there is a limited understanding of the underlying mechanisms. Several studies indicate that leptin level has a cru...

    Authors: Yingying Lv, Junzhen Wu, Yongming Xu, Shaofeng Pu, Chen Li and Dongping Du
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:316
  15. Coronary angiography is the gold standard for the diagnosis of coronary artery disease. This intervention is nevertheless a source of anxiety for the patient both by its discomfort and by the consequences link...

    Authors: Laure Abensur Vuillaume, Charles Gentilhomme, Sandrine Weber, Nadia Ouamara, Julien Bayard, Mathieu Valla, Khalife Khalife, Christophe Goetz and Nazmine Guler
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:315
  16. Authors: Mina Saeedi, Aida Iraji, Yasaman Vahedi-Mazdabadi, Atiyeh Alizadeh, Najmeh Edraki, Omidreza Firuzi, Mahdieh Eftekhari and Tahmineh Akbarzadeh
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:314

    The original article was published in BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:303

  17. To date, treating nasal polyps (NPs) is still a medical challenge. However, we have developed an innovative therapy using licorice extract (LE: Glycyrrhiza glabra) to treat rhinitis and sinusitis via nasal irriga...

    Authors: Geng-He Chang, Pei-Rung Yang, Yu-Ching Cheng, Ke-Hsin Hsu, Ching-Yuan Wu, Yao-Hsu Yang, Yu-Shih Lin, Cheng-Ming Hsu, Ming-Shao Tsai, Yao-Te Tsai and Pey-Jium Chang
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:313
  18. The mechanism of action of Angelicae Pubescentis Radix in rheumatoid arthritis treatment is complex; the pathways and protein targets involved remain unclear. This study predicted the targets and signaling pathwa...

    Authors: Junhao Zhang, Rui Wang, Xiao Liang, Hao Tian Bai, Ya Lan Li, Shuhui Sun, Qianqian Zhang and Jing Yang
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:312
  19. Smoking and depression are closely related and form a vicious cycle. Yokukansan (YiganSan) is a polyherbal remedy that has the effect of calming neuropsychiatric symptoms such as anger and irritation. To exami...

    Authors: Maki Komiyama, Yuka Ozaki, Hiromichi Wada, Hajime Yamakage, Noriko Satoh-Asahara, Akihiro Yasoda, Yoichi Sunagawa, Tatsuya Morimoto, Shinji Tamaki, Masahiro Suzuki, Takuo Shibayama, Toru Kato, Yasumasa Okada, Toshiyuki Kita, Yuko Takahashi and Koji Hasegawa
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:311
  20. Anoxia is characterized by changes in the morphology, metabolism, and function of tissues and organs due to insufficient oxygen supply or oxygen dysfunction. Gentiana straminea Maxim (G.s Maxim) is a traditional ...

    Authors: Xiu mei Kong, Dan Song, Jie Li, Yi Jiang, Xiao ying Zhang, Xiao Jun Wu, Ming juan Ge, Jiao jiao Xu, Xiao min Gao and Qin Zhao
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:310
  21. Oral cancer, one of the most common cancers, has unimproved 5-years survival rate in the last 30 years and the chemo/radiotherapy-associated morbidity. Therefore, intervention strategies that evade harmful sid...

    Authors: Marwa M. Essawy, Mostafa M. Mohamed, Hanaa S. Raslan, Salma T. Rafik, Ashraf K. Awaad and Omneya R. Ramadan
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:309
  22. The “multiple-hit” hypothesis is currently the most widely accepted theory for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) pathogenesis. The present study aimed to investigate the effects of the water extract of...

    Authors: Aihua Deng, Fengying Liu, Xuchong Tang, Yun Wang, Peng Xie, Qifu Yang and Bing Xiao
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:308
  23. We aimed to elucidate the synergistic effect and potential mechanism of New Baitouweng Decoction (NBD) combined with fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) in rats with DSS-induced ulcerative colitis (UC).

    Authors: Xin Gu, Zhiwei Miao, Yantian Wang, Yue Yang, Tongtong Yang and Yi Xu
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:307
  24. This article has been retracted. Please see the Retraction Notice for more detail: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12906-018-2118-8.

    Authors: Ming-wei Liu, Rui Wei, Mei-xian Su, Hui Li, Tian-wen Fang and Wei Zhang
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:306
  25. This article has been retracted. Please see the Retraction Notice for more detail: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12906-020-2873-1.

    Authors: Li Hao, Ming-wei Liu, Song-tao Gu, Xue Huang, Hong Deng and Xu Wang
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:305
  26. Cinnamomum verum J. Presl. (Lauraceae), Myrtus communis L. (Myrtaceae), Ruta graveolens L. (Rutaaceae), Anethum graveolens L. (Apiaceae), Myristica fragrans Houtt. (Myristicaceae), and Crocus sativus L. (Iridacea...

    Authors: Mina Saeedi, Aida Iraji, Yasaman Vahedi-Mazdabadi, Atiyeh Alizadeh, Najmeh Edraki, Omidreza Firuzi, Mahdieh Eftekhari and Tahmineh Akbarzadeh
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:303

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:314

  27. Neuroinflammation-mediated microglia polarization is a major process in various central nervous system (CNS) diseases. Endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress contributes to the inflammatory signals as well as to mi...

    Authors: Qian Li, Yao Wu, Xue-shen Chen, Tao Zeng, Lin-ling Liu, Zi-qi Feng, Dan-yang Liu, Ling Zhu and Li-hong Wan
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:302
  28. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) approximately constitutes 90% of the reported cases. 30-40% of diabetics eventually develop diabetic nephropathy (DN); accounting for one of the major causes of morbidity and mo...

    Authors: Nida Baig, Rabia Sultan and Shamim Akhtar Qureshi
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:301
  29. To evaluate safety of acupuncture treatment by Korean Medicine Doctors (KMDs), a prospective, practice-based survey on adverse events (AEs) associated with acupuncture was conducted.

    Authors: Jiyoon Won, Jun-Hwan Lee, Heejung Bang and Hyangsook Lee
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:300
  30. Shengjing capsule (SJC) is a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and has gained widespread clinical application for the treatment of male infertility (MI). However, the pharmacological mechanism of SJC against ...

    Authors: Ming Wang, Qi Wang, Hui Jiang, Yongqiang Du and Xiansheng Zhang
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:299
  31. Accompanied by the decline of physiological functions, the decrease of physical activity, and comorbidities, older adults are susceptible to sarcopenia because of accelerated loss of muscle mass. Resistance tr...

    Authors: Shengnan Yue, Jing Zhang, Jiaxin Li, Yanwei Hao, Shaofeng Wang, Tianyu Liu, Wen Zhong, Chongli Chen, Fei Wang and Bin Li
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:298
  32. About 68% of women aged 18–44 years have experienced cyclic mastalgia (CM), which occurs during the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle when elevated hormone levels induce greater breast gland thickness. CM ha...

    Authors: Chuan Yu, Jun Wang, Bin Shen, Xiang Li, Rui Zhang, Yan Qin, Guofan Jian and Jing Guo
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:297
  33. Traditional Chinese exercise as a new pulmonary rehabilitation technique has been increasingly used and achieved good results in pulmonary rehabilitation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The ai...

    Authors: Jiaming Hu, Rundi Gao, Yiting Wang, Yan Li, Yaqin Wang, Zhen Wang and Junchao Yang
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:296
  34. Balance function provides a physiological link between the physical and cognitive function, and is a potential predictor for cognitive frailty. As a gentle mind–body exercise, Baduanjin can develop flexibility...

    Authors: Yu Zhang, Jiawei Wu, Xiaoqian Wang and Guohua Zheng
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:295
  35. This article has been retracted. Please see the Retraction Notice for more detail: https://doi.org/10.1186/1472-6882-13-10.

    Authors: Danish Ahmed, Manju Sharma, Alok Mukerjee, Pramod W. Ramteke and Vikas Kumar
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:294
  36. Fever is the most common reason for children’s visits to medical centers. Its management is an essential duty of a pediatric nurse. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of body wash with Marshmall...

    Authors: Hadis Goodarzi, Fatemeh Valizadeh, Fatemeh Ghasemi, Farzad Ebrahimzade, Seyedeh Hanieh Seifosadat, Bahram Delfan and Nadereh Taee
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:293
  37. Belief in complementary and alternative medicine practices is related to reduced preparedness for vaccination. This study aimed to assess home remedy awareness and use in South Tyrol, where vaccination rates i...

    Authors: Wolfgang Wiedermann, Dietmar Ausserhofer, Anna Vögele, Ulrich Becker, Giuliano Piccoliori, Christian J. Wiedermann and Adolf Engl
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:292
  38. Diabetic kidney disease affects approximately 40% of diabetic patients and is the leading cause of chronic kidney disease (CKD) worldwide. As a result, preventing renal complications in diabetic patients is cr...

    Authors: Parisa Veisi, Meysam Zarezade, Helya Rostamkhani and Zohreh Ghoreishi
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:291
  39. The restorative effect of classical music was assessed on the cyclophosphamide-induced animal model of premature ovarian failure (POF).

    Authors: Nahideh Nazdikbin Yamchi, Mohammad Mojtaba Alizadeh Ashrafi, Hamed Abbasi, Farhad Amjadi, Mohammad Hossein Geranmayeh, Reza Shirazi, Amin Tamadon, Reza Rahbarghazi and Mahdi Mahdipour
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:290
  40. Today, the increment in microbial resistance has guided the researches focus into new antimicrobial compounds or transmission systems. Escherichia coli (E. coli) is an opportunistic pathogen, producing a biofilm ...

    Authors: Mehran Nemattalab, Masoumeh Rohani, Mehdi Evazalipour and Zahra Hesari
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:289
  41. Recent investigations suggested that anticancer agents may inhibit the progression of Alzheimer's disease (AD) pathology. Conyza dioscoridis (L.) was demonstrated to have anticancer, antioxidant, anti-inflammator...

    Authors: Adel A. Gomaa, Hanan S. M. Farghaly, Rania M. Makboul, Abeer M. Hussien and Mariam A. Nicola
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:288
  42. Physical and mental health problems are becoming more serious among college students due to lifestyle changes and increased academic stress. Qigong exercise has been regarded as a potentially effective interve...

    Authors: Jianping Lin, Yi fang Gao, Yue Guo, Ming Li, Yuxiang Zhu, Ruoshi You, Shaoqing Chen and Shizhong Wang
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:287
  43. Efficient delivery systems of Calophyllum inophyllum seed oil (CSO) in the form of nanoemulsion were optimised to enhance its stability and ensure its therapeutic efficiency as a potential agent for various biome...

    Authors: Elnaz Saki, Vinuthaa Murthy, Roshanak Khandanlou, Hao Wang, Johanna Wapling and Richard Weir
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:285
  44. Although Korean Red Ginseng (KRG) is safe, this finding was only evaluated in 3-mo-long studies. Its safety was verified through a 6-mo KRG administration clinical study, but long-term studies beyond 6 mo are ...

    Authors: Soo Kyung Park, Sung-Won Kim, Hwi Won Seo, Sun Hee Hyun, Jong-Su Kyung, Soo-Hyun Youn, Seung Ho So, Gyo In, Chae-Kyu Park, Eugene C. Yi, Chang-Kyun Han and Yong Yook Lee
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:284
  45. Yoga-based exercise is a promising strategy for promoting healthy ageing, with the potential to reduce falls and increase physical, cognitive and psychological wellbeing. Teleyoga (real-time yoga provided via ...

    Authors: Abby Haynes, Heidi Gilchrist, Juliana S Oliveira, Catherine Sherrington and Anne Tiedemann
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:283
  46. Quality of life (QoL) assessment has emerged as an important evaluation tool for therapeutic treatments. The positive impact of complementary music interventions on QoL has been demonstrated in the literature,...

    Authors: Angela Schell, Felix Wassmer, Lena Zaubitzer, Benedikt Kramer, Haneen Sadick, Nicole Rotter and Daniel Häussler
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:282
  47. Zishen Yutai (ZSYT) pill, a patent Chinese medicine, has been widely used in the treatment of infertility, abortion, and adjunctive treatment of in vitro fertilization (IVF) for decades. Recently, the results ...

    Authors: Lei Dang, Chunbo Zhang, Biru Su, Na Ning, Qiuling Huang, Su Zhou, Meng Wu, Wenqing Ma, Man Wang, Pengfei Cui, Yan Li and Shixuan Wang
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:281