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  1. As a biologically based therapy, honey is used by parents in many parts of the world as a home remedy for their children. While information exists regarding the traditional use of honey for health issues in ch...

    Authors: Suzan Tek Ayaz
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:376
  2. The incidence of insomnia increases with age and is related to cognitive function in older adults; therefore, it is important to manage it actively. In this study, we report a protocol for the evaluation of th...

    Authors: Kyeong-Hwa Lee, Han-Gyul Lee, Seungwon Kwon, Seong-Uk Park, Woo-Sang Jung, Sang-Kwan Moon, Jung-Mi Park, Chang-Nam Ko and Seung-Yeon Cho
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:375
  3. Herbal medicine is commonly integrated with conventional medicine in Saudi Arabia, especially for the management of digestive disorders. However, the majority of Saudis use herbal remedies without prior consul...

    Authors: Dalia Ahmed Elmaghraby, Ghufran Adnan Alsalman, Layla Hassan Alawadh, Sara Abdulaziz Al-Abdulqader, Malak Mohammed Alaithan and Bayan Ibrahim Alnuwaysir
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:373
  4. Respiratory diseases (RD) can challenge healthcare systems around the globe. Natural health products (NHPs) are popular complementary and alternative medicine options for health issues concerning non-fatal RD....

    Authors: Miriam Wolf, Agnes Emberger-Klein and Klaus Menrad
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:372
  5. An anti-tumour activity has been demonstrated for α-solanine, a bioactive compound extracted from the traditional Chinese herb Solanum nigrum L. However, its efficacy in the treatment of gliomas and the underlyin...

    Authors: ChunPeng Wang, XiaoHui Liu and ShiWen Guo
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:371
  6. Obesity is a global health issue arising from the unhealthy accumulation of fat. Medicinal plants such as Alstonia boonei stem bark has been reported to possess body weight reducing effect in obese rats. Thus, th...

    Authors: Gabriel O. Anyanwu, Uju D. Ejike, Gideon A. Gyebi, Khalid Rauf, Nisar-Ur-Rehman, Jamshed Iqbal, Sumera Zaib, Usunomena Usunobun, Eusebius C. Onyeneke, Badriyah S. Alotaibi and Gaber El-Saber Batiha
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:370

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:389

  7. This study aimed to investigate the prescription of traditional herbal medicines for the treatment of unexplained female infertility in Korea. By analyzing the relationships among the prescriptions and between...

    Authors: Su-Ji Choi and Dong-Il Kim
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:369
  8. This trial aimed to evaluate the anti-obesity effects and safety of Neoagaro-oligosaccharides (NAOs) in humans in a 16 week, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial.

    Authors: Hyang-Im Baek, Ki-Chan Ha, Yu Kyung Park, Je Hyeon Lee, Eun Joo Kim, Hye-Jeong Ko and Jong Cheon Joo
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:368
  9. Infants who are born from mothers with HIV (infants who are HIV exposed but uninfected; iHEU) are at higher risk of morbidity and display multiple immune alterations compared to infants who are HIV-unexposed (...

    Authors: Anna-Ursula Happel, Lerato Rametse, Brandon Perumaul, Christian Diener, Sean M. Gibbons, Donald D. Nyangahu, Kirsten A. Donald, Clive Gray and Heather B. Jaspan
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:367
  10. Youth experiencing homelessness (YEH) face challenges that impact their physical, mental, and social wellbeing, emotion regulation, and coping. Mindfulness reduces stress and improves resilience, emotion regul...

    Authors: Diane Santa Maria, Paula Cuccaro, Kimberly Bender, Erica Sibinga, Natalie Guerrero, Najiba Keshwani, Jennifer Jones and Micki Fine
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:366
  11. Non-small-cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC) is a type of epithelial lung cancer accounting for about 85% of all lung cancers. In our research, a novel lupene derivative namely acetoxy-lup-5(6), 20(29)-diene (ALUP), ...

    Authors: Nora M. Aborehab, Maha M. Salama and Shahira M. Ezzat
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:365
  12. Stress and mental disorders in pregnancy can adversely affect the developing fetus. Women with a preconception history of mental disorders or of psychosocial vulnerabilities are at increased risk of experienci...

    Authors: S Skovbjerg, A Sumbundu, M Kolls, A Kjærbye-Thygesen and LO Fjorback
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:364
  13. Substance Use Disorders (SUD) is a universal overwhelming public health problem and is associated with other psychological and mental health ailments such as emotion regulation, perceived self-esteem, and self...

    Authors: Nagwa Souilm
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:363
  14. Sterile fecal filtrate (SFF) is being considered a safer alternative to fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) therapy; however, its bioactive potency is very little understood. The present study thus assessed...

    Authors: Bhawna Diwan, Rahul Yadav, Anamika Singh, Dinesh Kumar and Rohit Sharma
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:362
  15. The primary objective of this study is to elucidate the molecular mechanism underlying the reversal of peritoneal fibrosis (PF) by Danshenol C, a natural compound derived from the traditional Chinese medicine ...

    Authors: Jiabin Liang, Lulu Cheng, Jie Feng, Zeping Han, Chen Huang, Fangmei Xie, Yongsheng Li, Xun Luo, Qingmei Wang, Jinhua He and Hanwei Chen
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:361
  16. Cancer caregivers extend comprehensive support covering all aspects of patients’ daily lives. It has been reported that a significant proportion of cancer caregivers experience emotional distress. As one way t...

    Authors: Bomi Hong, Sora Yang, Sojeong Hyeon, Sojeong Kim and Jiyeon Lee
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:360
  17. Diabetic foot ulcers often affect tendon tissue. Consequently, the infection may spread proximally along the tendon, leading to amputation or even the death of patients. Exposed, degenerated, and necrotic tend...

    Authors: Yang Zhao, Xinyue Dai, Xu Sun, Zhaohui Zhang, Hongyang Gao and Rui Gao
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:359
  18. Lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced dysfunction of pancreatic β-cells leads to impaired insulin (INS) secretion. Astragalus polysaccharide (APS) is a bioactive heteropolysaccharide extracted from Astragalus membrana...

    Authors: Xiaodan Ren, Ying Dai, Mengya Shan, Jing Zheng, Zhongyi Zhang and Tao Shen
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:358

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:417

  19. Breast cancer is the most common malignancy in women, and medicinal plants can prevent and play an inhibitory role for cancer. This study aims to evaluate the anticancer effect of colchicum autumnale L. Corm o...

    Authors: Shiva Falahianshafiei, Javad Akhtari, Ali Davoodi and Hajar Pasha
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:357
  20. Carboxymethylated Lasiodiplodan (LaEPS-C), Lasiodiplodia theobromae β-glucan exopolysaccharide derivative, has a well-known range of biological activities. Compared to LaEPS-C, its fractions, Linear (LLaEPS-C) an...

    Authors: Matheus Cerdeira Pires, Natalia de Gois Andriolo, Bruno Rafael Pereira Lopes, Ana Lucia Tasca Gois Ruiz, Valeria Marta Gomes do Nascimento, Karina Alves Toledo and Catarina dos Santos
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:356
  21. Dolomiaea costus (syn: Saussurea costus; Family Asteraceae) occupies an important place in the traditional Chinese medicinal plants and is prescribed for a wide range of disorders. The current study aimed to tent...

    Authors: Heba A. S. El-Nashar, Omayma A. Eldahshan, Nasra F Abdel Fattah, Samah A Loutfy and Ibrahim M Abdel-Salam
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:354
  22. Older stroke survivors usually experience various psychology disorders, such as post-stroke depression (PSD), which may be associated with high experiential avoidance (EA) and can seriously affect their qualit...

    Authors: Furong Chen, Qiao Zhou, Junqi Wu and Xianghua Xu
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:353
  23. Swertiamarin is the main hepatoprotective component of Swertiapatens and has anti-inflammatory and antioxidation effects. Our previous study showed that it was a potent inhibitor of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis ...

    Authors: Jun Chang, Shaoqing Zou, Yiwen Xiao and Du Zhu
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:352
  24. This collection focuses on creative art therapies, practices, and interventions in health contexts as part of the Mind-body interventions series of BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies. The collection highlig...

    Authors: Theresa Van Lith and Mark Ettenberger
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:351
  25. The use of traditional, complementary, and alternative medicine (TCAM) can lead to delays and interruptions in the HIV continuum of care. This study explores reasons for TCAM use in people living with HIV on a...

    Authors: Marjan Molemans, Ria Reis, Fortunate Shabalala, Njabuliso Dlamini, Nelisiwe Masilela, Njabulo Simelane, Christopher Pell, Ariel Chao, Donna Spiegelman, Eva Vernooij and Frank van Leth
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:350
  26. Zingiber officinale, generally known as ginger, contains bioactive phytochemicals, including gingerols and shogaols, that may function as reducing agents and stabilizers for the formation of nickel nanoparticles ...

    Authors: Abdullah, Tahir Hussain, Shah Faisal, Muhammad Rizwan, Mervt M. Almostafa, Nancy S. Younis and Galal Yahya
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:349
  27. Phytochemical standardization of herbal materials involves establishing consistent levels of one or more active ingredients or markers. It ensures the authenticity and quality of herbal materials, extracts, an...

    Authors: Bruhan Kaggwa, Godwin Anywar, Edson Ireeta Munanura, Raphael Wangalwa, Henry Kyeyune, Hedmon Okella, Fadhiru Pakoyo Kamba and Ogwang Patrick Engeu
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:348
  28. Endophytic fungi have recently been recognized as an impressive source of natural biomolecules. The primary objective of the research was to isolate fungal endophytes from Thysanolaena maxima Roxb., Dracaena spic...

    Authors: Nazia Hoque, Zihan Rahman Khan, Parisa Tamannur Rashid, Mst. Nadira Begum, Suriya Sharmin, Md. Jamal Hossain, Md. Sohel Rana and Md. Hossain Sohrab
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:347
  29. Vitellaria paradoxa is used in traditional medicine for the treatment of various diseases in tropical countries; however, nothing is known about its anti-trypanosomal activity. Human African trypanosomiasis is a ...

    Authors: Guerisson Bairy, Cyrille Oliver Ozzin-Kholy Zolipou and Romaric Nzoumbou-Boko
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:346
  30. Most lung cancer patients worldwide (stage IV non-small cell lung cancer, NSCLC) have a poor survival: 25%-30% patients die < 3 months. Yet, of those surviving > 3 months, 10%-15% patients survive (very) long....

    Authors: Wenke Xiao, Yaxin Xu, Jan P. Baak, Jinrong Dai, Lijia Jing, Hongxia Zhu, Yanxiong Gan and Shichao Zheng
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:345
  31. Effective emotional regulation is recognized as essential to a good mental health of people with chronic diseases, and Mind–body and Art Therapies (MBATs) could have a positive effect on emotional regulation s...

    Authors: A. Le Rhun, P. Caillet, M. Lebeaupin, M. Duval, L. Guilmault, E. Anthoine, G. Borghi, B. Leclère and L. Moret
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:344
  32. Status epilepticus (SE) is a type of epileptic activity characterized by a failure of the inhibitory mechanisms that limit seizures, which are mainly regulated by the GABAergic system. This imbalance increases...

    Authors: Eduardo Rivadeneyra-Domínguez, Isaac Zamora-Bello, Juan Manuel Castañeda-Morales, Joel Jahaziel Díaz-Vallejo, Óscar Rosales-Sánchez and Juan Francisco Rodríguez-Landa
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:343
  33. Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is one of the most common primary malignant brain tumors. Yi Qi Qu Yu Jie Du Fang (YYQQJDF) is a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) prescription for GBM. The present study aimed t...

    Authors: Chen Liang, Binbin Zhang, Ruichun Li, Shiwen Guo and Xiaoxuan Fan
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:342
  34. Bauhinia thonningii is a plant traditionally used against many human diseases such as gastric ulcers, fever, inflammations, coughs, dysentery, diarrhea, and malaria. In the present investigation, the cytotoxicity...

    Authors: Valaire Y. Matieta, Armelle T. Mbaveng, Guy R. Sado Nouemsi, Simplice B. Tankeo, Gabriel T. Kamsu, Paul Nayim, Alain M. Lannang, İlhami Çelik, Thomas Efferth and Victor Kuete
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:341
  35. The development of new strategies to inhibit and/or treat osteoporosis as a chronic systemic disease is one of the most crucial topics. The present study aimed to investigate the simultaneous effects of calciu...

    Authors: Dibachehr Rahmani, Bahareh Faal, Hakimeh Zali, Saeed Hesami Tackallou and Zahra Niknam
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:340
  36. The prevalence of breast cancer and its mortality rate are increasing rapidly among women worldwide. On other hand, the courses of chemotherapy as the main treatment for these patients are too much exhaustive ...

    Authors: Yasaman Khazaei, Ali Basi, Maria Luz Fernandez, Hossein Foudazi, Rafat Bagherzadeh and Farzad Shidfar
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:339
  37. One of the most common types of cancer in women is breast cancer. There are numerous natural plant-based products, which exert anti-tumoral effects including Elaeagnus Angustifolia (EA). It modulates cell-cycle p...

    Authors: Asghar Zarban, Ehsaneh Azaryan, Maryam Moradi Binabaj, Samira Karbasi and Mohsen Naseri
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:338
  38. Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) is a prevalent form of liver cancer that causes significant mortality in numerous individuals worldwide. This study compared the effects of milk thistle (MT) and nano-milk thistl...

    Authors: Saghar Rahnama, Zahra Moazezi Tehrankhah, Fatemeh Mohajerani, Faezeh Shah Mohammadi, Zahra Yousefi Yeganeh, Farhood Najafi, Sadegh Babashah and Majid Sadeghizadeh
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:337
  39. mTORC1 (mechanistic target of rapamycin complex 1) is associated with lymphoma progression. Oncogenic RRAGC (Rag guanosine triphosphatase C) mutations identified in patients with follicular lymphoma facilitate...

    Authors: Ying Liu, Yanting Zhu, Huajiao Chen, Jintuo Zhou, Peiguang Niu and Daohua Shi
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:336
  40. IBD is considered an inflammatory disease with abnormal and exaggerated immune responses. To control the symptoms, different theraputic agents could be used, however, utilizing the agents with the least side e...

    Authors: Shadi Aghamohammad, Amin Sepehr, Seyedeh Tina Miri, Saeideh Najafi, Mohammad R. Pourshafie and Mahdi Rohani
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:335
  41. Tui Na (Chinese massage) is a relatively simple, inexpensive, and non-invasive intervention, and has been used to treat stroke patients for many years in China. Tui Na acts on specific parts of the body which ...

    Authors: Yu-Feng Chen, Meng-Chai Mao, Guang-Yue Zhu, Cheng-Cheng Sun, Jing-Wang Zhao, Hao-Xiang He, Yu-Hui Chen and Dong-Sheng Xu
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:334
  42. Lung cancer is the deadliest type of cancer in the world and the search for compounds that can treat this disease is highly important. Lawsone (2-hydroxy-1,4-naphtoquinone) is a naphthoquinone found in plants ...

    Authors: Edmilson Willian Propheta dos Santos, Rauan Cruz de Sousa, Mariana Nobre Farias de Franca, Jileno Ferreira Santos, Flaviano Melo Ottoni, Raquel Geralda Isidório, Waldecy de Lucca Junior, Ricardo José Alves, Ricardo Scher and Cristiane Bani Corrêa
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:333
  43. Cerebral malaria is one of the most serious complications of Plasmodium infection and causes behavioral changes. However, current antimalarial drugs have shown poor outcomes. Therefore, new antimalarials with neu...

    Authors: Walaiporn Plirat, Prapaporn Chaniad, Arisara Phuwajaroanpong, Atthaphon Konyanee, Parnpen Viriyavejakul, Abdi Wira Septama and Chuchard Punsawad
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:332
  44. The downfall of formocresol as a pulpotomy medicament highlights the importance of cytotoxic evaluation and the establishment of a safe concentration of dental material prior to its usage in the oral cavity. Unca...

    Authors: Bee Chin Tan, Alida Mahyuddin, S. Nagarajan M. P. Sockalingam and Ahmad Shuhud Irfani Zakaria
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:331
  45. Despite its widespread uses in Chinese and European medicine, Styphnolobium japonicum (Chinese scholar tree, formerly Sophora japonicum) has not been extensively investigated for its potential to protect against ...

    Authors: Sara Thabit, Heba Handoussa, Nesrine S. ElSayed, Hans-Georg Breitinger, Ulrike Breitinger and Michael Wink
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:330
  46. Sorafenib (Sor) is the only approved multikinase inhibitor indicated for the treatment of HCC. Previous studies have shown that amygdalin (Amy) possesses anticancer activities against several cancer cell lines...

    Authors: Tarek El-Sewedy, Afrah Fatthi Salama, Amro E. Mohamed, Nashwa M. Elbaioumy, Ali H. El-Far, Aisha Nawaf Albalawi and Alaa Elmetwalli
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:329
  47. Migraine is a complex neurovascular disorder with considerable clinical, social and economic issues. Tai chi has the potential to be an alternative prophylactic treatment for migraine with high safety since th...

    Authors: Yao Jie Xie, Xiaoli Liao, Stanley Sai-chuen Hui, Longben Tian, Wing Fai Yeung, Alexander Yuk-lun Lau, Stefanos Tyrovolas, Yang Gao and Xiangyan Chen
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:328
  48. Lack of exercise is often a major cause of chronic disease. Osteoporosis (OP) is a chronic disease with multifactorial co-morbidity. Baduanjin (BDJ) exercise may be a powerful tool for modifying risk factors. ...

    Authors: Chuanrui Sun, Ming Chen, Xiaoyang Wang, Baoyu Qi, He Yin, Yingxia Ji, Na Yuan, Shangquan Wang, Liguo Zhu and Xu Wei
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:325