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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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

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  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. To investigate the influencing factors on the quality of acupuncture clinical trials from the stakeholders, and to provide references for improving the quality of acupuncture clinical trials.

    Authors: Ying He, Nian Li, Qin Wang, Ying Wang, Zelei Dai, Miaomiao Wu, Haiqi Song, Qian Wen, Ning Li and Yonggang Zhang
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:326
  34. 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
  35. Folk medicine is crucial to healthcare delivery in the underdeveloped countries. It is frequently used as a primary treatment option or as a complementary therapy for malaria. Malaria is a deadly disease which...

    Authors: Ikponmwosa Owen Evbuomwan, Oluyomi Stephen Adeyemi and Olarewaju Michael Oluba
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:324
  36. The emergence of multidrug-resistant pathogens and the lack of new antimicrobial drugs is a major public health concern that needs urgent and innovative solutions. Endophytic fungi living in unique niches such...

    Authors: Asiphe Fanele and Sizwe I. Ndlovu
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:323
  37. Researches and practice of traditional Chinese medicine indicated that Agrimonia pilosa Ledeb could improve insulin resistance (IR) and treat type 2 diabetes (T2DM). To reveal its underling mechanisms, we isolate...

    Authors: Tingwang Guo, Yun Pan, Lin Yang, Gang Chen, Jia Deng and Liancai Zhu
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:322
  38. The use of complementary and alternative medicines (CAM) among cancer patients varies greatly. The available data suggest an increasing use of CAM over time and a higher prevalence in low- and middle-income co...

    Authors: Raúl Murillo, Nidia Pinto-Martínez, Norma Serrano, Claudia Uribe, Edgar Navarro, Jorge Duque, Andrés Yepes, Laura Olaya, Carolina Mariño, Olga Lucia Morales, Marcela Andrea Erazo-Muñoz, Diana Carolina Sánchez-Vega and Nicolás Martínez-Ramos
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:321
  39. Datura Metel L. has been used to treat psoriasis in China for a long time. The effect of extracts from Datura Metel L. for Psoriasis has not been previously confirmed. This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of...

    Authors: Xiaopu Sang, Huanzhou Bi, Xinlei Si, Yihang Wang, Xianjie Shi and Fenfang Wu
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:320
  40. Clinical Practice Guidelines for Gulf War Illness (GWI) recommend integrative health approaches such as yoga for relief from symptoms, yet little is known about the long-term efficacy of yoga in reducing sympt...

    Authors: Santiago Allende, Danielle C. Mathersul, Jay R. Schulz-Heik, Timothy J. Avery, Louise Mahoney and Peter J. Bayley
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:319
  41. Bacillus coagulans have recently revealed its anticancer effects, but few investigations are available on their effects on liver cancer proliferation, and the precise mechanism to mark its impact on apoptosis-rel...

    Authors: Zhongwei Zhao, Qian Yang, Tingting Zhou, Chunhong Liu, Manqing Sun, Xinmu Cui and Xuewu Zhang
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:318
  42. Artemisiae Scopariae Herba (ASH) has been widely used as plant medicine in East Asia with remarkable antitumor activity. However, the underlying mechanisms have not been fully elucidated.

    Authors: Tong Chen, Jingbo Hu, Huan Wang, Nana Tan, Jianzhao Qi, Xiaoling Wang and Le Wang
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:317
  43. Stigmasterol is an unsaturated phytosterol that belong to the class of tetracyclic steroids abundant in Rhoicissus tridentata. Stigmasterol is an important constituent since it has shown impressive pharmacologica...

    Authors: Nondumiso Premilla Dube, Vuyelwa Jacqueline Tembu, Getrude R Nyemba, Candace Davison, Goitsemodimo Herckious Rakodi, Douglas Kemboi, Jo-Anne de la Mare, Xavier Siwe-Noundou and Amanda-Lee Ezra Manicum
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:316
  44. Excessive extracellular matrix (ECM) deposition in adipose tissue is a hallmark of fibrosis, leading to disrupted adipose tissue homeostasis and metabolic dysfunction. Hesperetin, a flavonoid compound, has sho...

    Authors: Alemeh Taheri, Samira Ezzati Mobaser, Pegah Golpour, Mona Nourbakhsh, Masoumeh Tavakoli-Yaraki, Sahar Yarahmadi and Mitra Nourbakhsh
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:315
  45. Penthorum chinense Pursh (P. chinense) has been traditionally used as hepatoprotective food and medicine for hundreds of years due to its significant antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities. However, the eff...

    Authors: Jilei Hu, Huibo Xie, Ning Lin and Yan Yang
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:314
  46. Mindfulness yoga is a type of exercise that emphasizes the integration of mindfulness or meditation into yoga. The aim of this study was to determine the effectiveness of mindfulness yoga intervention on major...

    Authors: Chuyuan Miao, Yun Gao, Xiaohua Li, Ying Zhou, Joanne Wai-yee Chung and Graeme D. Smith
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:313
  47. Cancer is one of the leading causes of death worldwide. Recently, it was shown that many natural extracts have positive effects against cancer, compared with chemotherapy or recent hormonal treatments. A. annua i...

    Authors: Hend Dawood, Ismail Celik and Reham S. Ibrahim
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:312
  48. Pomegranate is known for its beneficial properties due to its high content in antioxidants and might constitute a natural option for preventing and treatment of different pathologies including cancer. Since mi...

    Authors: Aristide Ferrante, Mirko Tamma, Francesca Agriesti, Francesco Tucci, Piervito Lopriore, Maria Luisa Amodio, Giancarlo Colelli, Nazzareno Capitanio, Claudia Piccoli and Consiglia Pacelli
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:311