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  1. Gels loaded with nanocarriers offer interesting ways to create novel therapeutic approaches by fusing the benefits of gel and nanotechnology. Clinical studies indicate that lavender oil (Lav-O) has a positive ...

    Authors: Faeze Fahimnia, Mehran Nemattalab and Zahra Hesari
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:155
  2. Vortioxetine (VORTX) is a potent and selective type of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) that is mainly prescribed for treating major depression along with mood disorders as the first drug of choic...

    Authors: Mai M. Anwar and Ibrahim M. Ibrahim Laila
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:153
  3. Metabolism is an important component of the kinetic characteristics of herbal constituents, and it often determines the internal dose and concentration of these effective constituents at the target site. The m...

    Authors: Anna-Mari Kok, Risto Juvonen, Markku Pasanen, Vusani Mandiwana, Michel Lonji Kalombo, Suprakas Sinha Ray, Rirhandzu Rikhotso-Mbungela and Namrita Lall
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:152
  4. Sodium tanshinone IIA sulfonate (STS) injection has been widely used as adjunctive therapy for pulmonary heart disease (PHD) in China. Nevertheless, the efficacy of STS injection has not been systematically ev...

    Authors: Huikai Shao, Fei Yu, Dongsheng Xu, Chunyan Fang, Rongsheng Tong and Lingguo Zhao
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:151
  5. Smilax china L. (SCL) is a traditional herbal medicine for the potential treatment of intrauterine adhesion (IUA). However, the mechanisms of action have not yet been determined. In this study, we explored the...

    Authors: Tingting Shi, Chuqi Hou, Yongzhen Duan, Yuliang Li, Wenqin Liu, Peixian Huang, Yuhua Zhou, Shanshan Yu and Luyao Song
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:150
  6. Diabetes Mellitus is associated with disturbances in male reproductive function and fertility. Studies have shown that oxidative stress with the subsequent inflammation and apoptosis cause these complications ...

    Authors: Aghileh Mohammadzadeh, Ali Gol and Reza Kheirandish
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:149
  7. Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative disorder characterized by the accumulation of stacked β-amyloid peptides in the brain and associated with the generation of oxidative stress. So far, there is no...

    Authors: Chung-Hsiung Huang, Yu-Ting Liao, Chien-Li Chen and Guo-Jane Tsai
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:148
  8. Pneumonia, the acute inflammation of lung tissue, is multi-factorial in etiology. Hence, continuous studies are conducted to determine the mechanisms involved in the progression of the disease and subsequently...

    Authors: Meili Shen, Yuting You, Chengna Xu and Zhixu Chen
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:147
  9. According to traditional medicine, Melissa officinalis L., (lemon balm) has been known to remove harmful substances from the blood and is considered a cardiac tonic. Therefore, its use as a cardiovascular remedy ...

    Authors: Kasra Shahsavari, Mohammad Reza Shams Ardekani, Mahnaz Khanavi, Tannaz Jamialahmadi, Mehrdad Iranshahi and Maede Hasanpour
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:146
  10. Ginger is a common aromatic vegetable with a wide range of functional ingredients and considerable medicinal and nutritional properties. Numerous studies have shown that ginger and its active ingredients have ...

    Authors: Xiaoyu Zhang, Hairong Zhang, Lin Zhu and Lei Xia
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:145
  11. Mitochondrial dysfunction is one of the distinctive features of neurons in patients with Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Intraneuronal autophagosomes selectively phagocytose and degrade the damaged mitochondria, mit...

    Authors: Yingying Yang, Wenya Chen, Zhenmei Lin, Yijing Wu, Yuqing Li and Xing Xia
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:144
  12. This study aimed to determine the therapeutic efficacy of curcumin nanoemulsion (CUR-NE) in mice infected with Echinococcus granulosus sensu stricto protoscoleces.

    Authors: Mohamad Ghanimatdan, Seyed Mahmoud Sadjjadi, Fattaneh Mikaeili, Aref Teimouri, Seyed Hamed Jafari, Amin Derakhshanfar and Saeideh Hashemi-Hafshejani
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:143
  13. Law enforcement officers (LEOs) are exposed to significant stressors that can impact their mental health, increasing risk of posttraumatic stress disorder, burnout, at-risk alcohol use, depression, and suicida...

    Authors: Michael Christopher, Sarah Bowen, Katie Witkiewitz, Daniel Grupe, Richard Goerling, Matthew Hunsinger, Barry Oken, Tyrus Korecki and Nils Rosenbaum
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:142
  14. The optimal stimulation for brain development in the early academic years remains unclear. Current research suggests that musical training has a more profound impact on children's executive functions (EF) comp...

    Authors: C. E. James, M. Tingaud, G. Laera, C. Guedj, S. Zuber, R. Diambrini Palazzo, S. Vukovic, J. Richiardi, M. Kliegel and D. Marie
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:141
  15. In traditional Asian medicine, dried rhizomes of Ligusticum chuanxiong Hort. (Chuanxiong Rhizoma [CR]) have long been used to treat pain disorders that affect the head and face such as headaches. Furthermore, the...

    Authors: Chiyeon Lim, Sehyun Lim, So-Jung Moon and Suin Cho
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:140
  16. Catharanthus roseus, a Madagascar native flowering plant, is known for its glossy leaves and vibrant flowers, and its medicinal significance due to its alkaloid compounds. As a source of vinblastine and vincri...

    Authors: Yoen Young Chuah, Yeong Yeh Lee, Chu-Kuang Chou and Li-Jen Chang
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:139
  17. Herbal components are highly useful assets for the advancement of novel antibacterial drugs. Nanotechnology holds great promise as an approach to enhance the effectiveness and develop the composition of these ...

    Authors: Abbas Abdollahi, Narges Fereydouni, Hamid Moradi, Abolfazl Karimivaselabadi, Elham Zarenezhad and Mahmoud Osanloo
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:138
  18. A study carried out by World Health Organization revealed that around 80% of individuals globally depends on herbal forms of medication with 40% of pharmaceutical products being sourced from medicinal plants. ...

    Authors: Wangui Clement Mwangi, Walyambillah Waudo, Madivoli Edwin Shigwenya and Joyline Gichuki
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:137
  19. The use of traditional and complementary medicine (TCM) by cancer patients remains common in several countries especially in the Sub-Saharan Africa. However, the reasons for use are complex and change with tim...

    Authors: Mopa A. Sooro, Thabo S. Thoahlane, Maseabata V. Ramathebane and Kabelo A. Mputsoe
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:136
  20. Natural products are one of the best candidates for controlling drug-resistant pathogens, the advantages of which include low production costs and low side effects. In this study, as potential antimicrobials, ...

    Authors: Maryam Hamidi, Ali Mohaghegh Toosi, Behjat Javadi, Javad Asili, Vahid Soheili and Abolfazl Shakeri
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:135
  21. Recent reports have highlighted the significance of plant bioactive components in drug development targeting neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Thus, the current study assessed antio...

    Authors: Olakunle Bamikole Afolabi, Oluwaseun Ruth Olasehinde, Olutunmise Victoria Owolabi, Kikelomo Folake Jaiyesimi, Funmilayo Deborah Adewumi, Olajumoke Tolulope Idowu, Samson Olatunde Mabayoje, Adejoke Olukayode Obajuluwa and Oghenerobor Benjamin Akpor
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:134
  22. Ethyl acetate extracts from Tetrastigma hemsleyanum (Sanyeqing) (EFT), a member of the Vitaceae plant family, have been shown to exhibit efficacy against a variety of cancers. In this light, our current study see...

    Authors: Yifan Sun, Haiyan Qin, Chunchun Zhang, Jian Xu and Ting Zhang
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:133
  23. Colorectal cancer (CRC) is deadly anaplastic changes in the gastrointestinal tract with high-rate mortality. In recent years, the application of phytocompounds has been extended along with different therapeuti...

    Authors: Mohammad Saleh Moulana, Sanya Haiaty, Ahad Bazmani, Roya Shabkhizan, Marziyeh Sadat Moslehian, Fatemeh Sadeghsoltani, Mostafa Mostafazadeh, Mohammad Reza Asadi, Mehdi Talebi, Zahra Jafari, Mohammad Reza Morovati, Mohammad Hosein Farzaei and Reza Rahbarghazi
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:132
  24. Tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) is a critical pro-inflammatory cytokine, and its abnormal production is associated with several immune mediated inflammatory diseases (IMID). Biological anti-TNF-α therapy i...

    Authors: Shubrata Khedkar and Minhaj Ahmad Khan
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:131
  25. In a pilot study using both cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) as single agents in advanced cancer patients undergoing palliative care in Thailand, the doses were generally well tolerated, and th...

    Authors: May Soe Thu, Krit Pongpirul, Mawin Vongsaisuwon, Chanida Vinayanuwattikun, Kamonwan Banchuen, Thunnicha Ondee, Sunchai Payungporn, Phanupong Phutrakool, Preecha Nootim, Pajaree Chariyavilaskul, Sarocha Cherdchom, Kulthanit Wanaratna and Nattiya Hirankarn
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:130
  26. The potent antiplasmodial activity of 1-hydroxy-5,6,7-trimethoxyxanthone (HTX), isolated from Mammea siamensis T. Anders. flowers, has previously been demonstrated in vitro. However, its in vivo activity has not ...

    Authors: Prapaporn Chaniad, Arnon Chukaew, Prasit Na-ek, Gorawit Yusakul, Litavadee Chuaboon, Arisara Phuwajaroanpong, Walaiporn Plirat, Atthaphon Konyanee, Abdi Wira Septama and Chuchard Punsawad
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:129
  27. Casuarina equisetifolia belongs to the Casuarina species with the most extensive natural distribution, which contain various phytochemicals with potential health benefits. This study aimed to investigate the chem...

    Authors: Walid Elsayed Abdallah, Khaled Ahmed Shams and Ashraf Moursi El-Shamy
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:128
  28. Infectious diseases are increasingly recognized as public health concern worldwide as the rising incidence in multidrug resistance bacteria. This consequently enforces the need to find a new antimicrobial agen...

    Authors: Gatluak Goanar, Geremew Tafesse and Workineh Mengesha Fereja
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:127
  29. Osimertinib is regarded as a promising third-generation epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) for advanced non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients who develop...

    Authors: Tong-Tong Wu, Yu-Yi Chen, Zi-Chun Yuan, Guo-Wang Yang and Gan-Lin Zhang
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:125
  30. Recent studies have shown that intestinal flora are involved in the pathological process of ischemic stroke (IS). The potential protective effect of the traditional Chinese prescription, Tao Hong Si Wu Decocti...

    Authors: Lijuan Zhang, Sujun Xue, Changyi Fei, Chao Yu, Jingjing Li, Yumeng Li, Ni Wang, Furui Chu, Lingyu Pan, Xianchun Duan and Daiyin Peng
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:124
  31. Daoyin therapy (DT), an ancient therapeutic approach with a history spanning thousands of years, has traditionally been employed to address musculoskeletal pain and psychosomatic disorders. However, the applic...

    Authors: Xiangxu Chen, Mingze Zhu, Wei Li, Daan Wang and Jing Liu
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:123
  32. The Convolvulus genus is distributed all over the world and has a long history in traditional medicine. As nanotechnology expands its reach into areas like drug delivery and biomedicine, this study intends to ass...

    Authors: Ezzat E. A. Osman, Mohamed A. Shemis, El-Sayed S. Abdel-Hameed, Abdullah E. Gouda, Hanem Hassan, Nahla Atef and Samah Mamdouh
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:122
  33. Drug-induced interstitial lung disease (DIILD) is a severe adverse event leading to morbidity and mortality. This study evaluated the adverse event indicators of DIILD and time-to-onset profiles following the ...

    Authors: Keita Oura, Mizuki Tanaka, Kiyoka Matsumoto, Riko Satake, Misaki Inoue, Yu Yoshida, Wataru Wakabayashi, Shiori Hasegawa, Mari Iwata, Takaaki Suzuki, Mika Maezawa, Satoshi Nakao, Jun Liao, Kazuhiro Iguchi and Mitsuhiro Nakamura
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:121
  34. Acupuncture is known for a harmless treatment when administered by well-trained clinicians. However, multiple case reports of traumatic adverse events (AEs) related to acupuncture treatments continue to be pub...

    Authors: Sung-A Kim, Ji-Su Lee, Tae-Hun Kim, Seunghoon Lee, Jae-Dong Lee and Jung Won Kang
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:120
  35. Gastrointestinal dysfunction is one of the common complaints for patient post-surgery. Acupuncture has been employed to improve gastrointestinal function and sleeping quality and has confirmed clinical efficac...

    Authors: Shuet Ling Chung, Wen Li, Qiuyue Wang, Xiaofeng Qiu, Yuncheng Tang, Sheng Hu, Huangan Wu and Zhu Jin
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:119
  36. The use of contraceptive methods is influenced by their effectiveness, availability, and minimal side effects. OCPs are one of the most effective and widely used methods of pregnancy prevention worldwide. This...

    Authors: Mina Naghdi, Azizeh Farshbaf-Khalili, Jila Nahaee, Parvin Hakimi and Mahnaz Shahnazi
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:118
  37. A meditative ‘technique’ is conceived as a continuum of different affective states involving mind and body jointly. Meditative practices can involve cognitive effort (e.g., focused attention and open-minded te...

    Authors: Francesca Borghesi, Riccardo Cremascoli, Alice Chirico, Laura Bianchi, Amalia Di Moia, Lorenzo Priano, Alessandro Piedimonte, Alessandro Mauro and Pietro Cipresso
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:117
  38. Through the experimental and computational analyses, the present study sought to elucidate the chemical composition and anticancer potential of Sapria himalayana plant extract (SHPE). An in vitro analysis of the ...

    Authors: Laldinfeli Ralte, Hmingremhlua Sailo, Rakesh Kumar, Laldinliana Khiangte, Nachimuthu Senthil Kumar and Yengkhom Tunginba Singh
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:116
  39. Silybum marianum commonly known as milk thistle is one of the most imperative medicinal plants due to its remarkable pharmacological activities. Lately, the antiviral activities of S. marianum extract have been s...

    Authors: Alaa A. El-Banna and Reham S. Ibrahim
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:115
  40. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a common respiratory disease and the third leading cause of death worldwide. Previous evidence has shown that acupuncture may be an effective complementary alter...

    Authors: Liuyang Huang, Sha Yang, Guixing Xu, Qin Luo, Chunyan Yang, Hao Tian, Yilin Liu, Zhuo Zhou, Fengyuan Huang, Siyao Gong, Qian Li, Xin Yu, Ming Chen, Dan Huang, Yunyu Liu, Juan Tang…
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:114
  41. Triptolide is a widely utilized natural anti-inflammatory drug in clinical practice. Aim of this study was to evaluate effects of triptolide on hPDLSCs osteogenesis in an inflammatory setting and to investigat...

    Authors: Hao Chen, Lina Zhang, Simeng Du, Daiwei Yang, Xiaobin Cui, Huadong Zhao and Jun Zhang
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:113
  42. Although Tai Chi (TC) is an evidence-based fall prevention training for older adults, its effective movements remain unclear, which may limit the practice of TC. The purpose of this study was to compare the ef...

    Authors: Min Mao, Vicki S. Mercer, Fuzhong Li, Michael T. Gross, Troy Blackburn and Bing Yu
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:112
  43. Radiation plays an essential role in treating malignancies. Radiation exposure of salivary glands often results in permanent loss of their functions; therefore, their protection against radiation is crucial. N...

    Authors: Salwa Farid Ahmed and Mostafa A. Bakr
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:111
  44. Phytochemicals have become a growing source of alternative medicine in developing countries due to the poor prognosis, high cost of conventional pharmaceuticals, and undesirable effects associated with mainstr...

    Authors: Olubusola O. Olaleye, Dong-Hyun Kim and Keith A. Spriggs
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:110
  45. We conducted a randomized placebo-controlled trial to assess the efficacy of Spirulina (SP) supplementation on disease activity, health-related quality of life, antioxidant status, and serum pentraxin 3 (PTX-3...

    Authors: Sajjad Moradi, Reza Bagheri, Parsa Amirian, Mahsa Zarpoosh, Neda Cheraghloo, Alexei Wong, Mehdi Zobeiri and Mohammad Hassan Entezari
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:109
  46. The purpose of this study was to investigate the mechanism by which resveratrol (Res) inhibits apoptosis and promotes proliferation and differentiation of pre-osteoblastic MC3T3-E1 cells, laying the groundwork...

    Authors: Yu He, Fei Liu, Mingjuan He, Fayu Long, Ding Hu, Jingwen Chen, Miao Fang and Zhenlong Wang
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:108
  47. While community pharmacists are uniquely positioned to promote the safe and effective use of complementary and alternative medicine, their potential role remains largely untapped. The objective of this study w...

    Authors: Farah Naja, Nada Abbas, Sharfa Khaleel, Falak Zeb, Tareq A. H. Osaili, Reyad Shaker Obaid, MoezAlIslam Faris, Hadia Radwan, Leila Cheikh Ismail, Haydar Hassan, Mona Hashim and Hamzah AlZubaidi
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:107
  48. Origanum punonense Danin is one of the old traditional medicinal plants Bedouins utilize in the Dead Sea region to treat a variety of illnesses, those caused by infections. The current study aimed to identify the...

    Authors: Kamal Issa, Amjad Bakhatan, Majde Abu Khaled, Nidal Jaradat, Mohammed Hawash, Nawaf Al-Maharik, Mustafa Ghanim and Mohammad Qadi
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:106