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  1. Chronic renal disease is considered a main public health problem due to its high prevalence in the population. The solution of choice currently available is kidney transplantation but when this option is not a...

    Authors: Marie Kemnitz, Matteo Antonini and Philippe Delmas
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:174
  2. Sham acupuncture is usually used to assess the specific effects of acupuncture. However, the reporting quality of sham acupuncture remains unclear despite its critical importance in understanding and analyzing...

    Authors: Yixuan Xie, Xiaoyu Liu, Tinglan Liu, Chiyun Sun, Zeyin Xin, Yuzhi Hu, Yue Wang, Cheng Zhang and Shiyan Yan
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:173
  3. Corosolic acid is a pentacyclic triterpene acid with hypoglycemic, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer effects. However, its potential targets in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) are unknown, hindering clinical u...

    Authors: Fei-Feng Tang, Long Liu, Xiao-Ting Tian, Ning Li, Ying-Xiu Peng, Chun-Mei Qian, Ting-Ting Jia, Jing-Jin Liu, Wen-Hui Gao and Yan-Feng Xu
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:171
  4. Cancer represents one of the biggest healthcare issues confronting humans and one of the big challenges for scientists in trials to dig into our nature for new remedies or to develop old ones with fewer side e...

    Authors: Marwa A. A. Fayed, Riham O. Bakr, Nermeen Yosri, Shaden A. M. Khalifa, Hesham R. El-Seedi, Dalia I. Hamdan and Mohamed S. Refaey
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:169
  5. Essential oils are becoming increasingly popular in medicinal applications because of their antimicrobial effect. Thymus vulgaris L. (Lamiaceae) is a well-known and widely cultivated medicinal plant, which is use...

    Authors: Csongor Bakó, Viktória Lilla Balázs, Erika Kerekes, Béla Kocsis, Dávid U. Nagy, Péter Szabó, Giuseppe Micalizzi, Luigi Mondello, Judit Krisch, Dóra Pethő and Györgyi Horváth
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:168
  6. Viscum orientale is a largely used parasitic plant with traditional medicinal properties. They are considered to possess the medicinal properties of host tree which they grow on. It’s a least explored plant with ...

    Authors: Dugganaboyana Guru Kumar, Raghu Ram Achar, Jajur Ramanna Kumar, Ganamaedi Amala, Velliyur Kanniappan Gopalakrishnan, Sushma Pradeep, Ali A. Shati, Mohammad Y. Alfaifi, Serag Eldin I. Elbehairi, Ekaterina Silina, Victor Stupin, Natalia Manturova, Chandan Shivamallu and Shiva Prasad Kollur
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:167
  7. Severe acute pancreatitis is a potentially life-threatening disease. Despite being a common disorder, acute pancreatitis lacks a specific treatment. The present study aimed to examine the effects of probiotics...

    Authors: Duangporn Werawatganon, Sarocha Vivatvakin, Kanjana Somanawat, Somying Tumwasorn, Naruemon Klaikeaw, Prasong Siriviriyakul and Maneerat Chayanupatkul
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:166
  8. Neuroinflammation and oxidative stress are critical players in the pathogenesis of numerous neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease (AD) which is responsible for most cases of dementia in the e...

    Authors: Reham Wagdy, Reham M. Abdel-Kader, Ahmed H. El-Khatib, Michael W. Linscheid, Heba Handoussa and Nabila Hamdi
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:165
  9. The yellow jasmine flower (Jasminum humile L.) is a fragrant plant belonging to the Oleaceae family with promising phytoconstituents and interesting medicinal uses. The purpose of this study was to characterize t...

    Authors: Seham S. El-Hawary, Marzough A Albalawi, Ayat O. S. Montasser, Shaimaa R. Ahmed, Sumera Qasim, Ali A. Shati, Mohammad Y. Alfaifi, Serag Eldin I. Elbehairi, Omnia F. Hassan, Abdelfattah A. Sadakah and Fatma A. Mokhtar
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:164

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:175

  10. Improving medical students’ wellbeing and empowerment through curricular activities is a topic of interest worldwide. Mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) are increasingly implemented in medical education of...

    Authors: Cloé Brami, Serge Sultan, Léonore Robieux, Marie-Aude Piot, Honorine Gartili and Franck Zenasni
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:163
  11. Breast cancer (BC) cells often develop multiple mechanisms of chemo- and radio-resistance during tumor progression, which is the major reason for the failure of breast cancer therapy. Targeted nanomedicines ha...

    Authors: Mostafa A. Askar, Gharieb S. El-Sayyad, Mona S. Guida, Eman Khalifa, El Shaimaa Shabana and Ibrahim Y. Abdelrahman
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:162
  12. Trichinellosis is a public health threat infected both animals and humans as a result of eating undercooked meat. It caused by Trichinella spiralis that has widespread drug resistance and even developed many soph...

    Authors: Magdy M. D. Mohammed, Elham A. Heikal, Fatma M. Ellessy, Tarek Aboushousha and Mosad A. Ghareeb
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:161
  13. Cantharidin (CTD) is a major ingredient of cantharis (Mylabris phalerata Pallas) and has been used extensively in traditional Chinese medicines. It has been shown to exhibit anticancer activity in multiple types ...

    Authors: Jia Yan, Xiu ling Deng, Shi qi Ma, Yu hui Li, Yu min Gao, Gui tao Shi and Hai sheng Wang
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:160
  14. Lung cancer is a malignant tumour with the fastest increase in morbidity and mortality around the world. The clinical treatments available have significant side effects, thus it is desirable to identify alter...

    Authors: Jieqi Cai, Yupeng Chen, Kexin Wang, Yi Li, Jie Wu, Hailang Yu, Qingping Li, Qi Wu, Wei Meng, Handuo Wang, Aiping Lu, Mianbo Huang, Genxia Wei and Daogang Guan
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:158
  15. Interstitial fibrosis is involved in the progression of various chronic kidney diseases and renal failure. Diosmin is a naturally occurring flavonoid glycoside that has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti...

    Authors: Wen-Man Zhao, Zhi-Juan Wang, Rui Shi, Yuyu Zhu, Xun-Liang Li and De-Guang Wang
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:157
  16. Kaixin Jieyu Granule (KJG), an improved formula of Kai-xin-san and Si-ni-san, is a highly effective formula with demonstrated efficacy in preventing depression in previous studies. However, the underlying mole...

    Authors: Manman Xu, Wujianwen Zhai, Ying Zhang, Juhua Pan, Jie Li and Shijing Huang
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:156
  17. In this study, we will combine the traditional Baduanjin with Yijin Jing and Wuqinxi to create an optimized Baduanjin exercise program with three different forms (vertical, sitting, and horizontal) to adapt to...

    Authors: Zenan Wu, Zehao Hu, Shiwen Ke, Lisha Mo, Mingliang Qiu, Guoshuang Zhu, Wei Zhu and Liangji Liu
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:155
  18. Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability worldwide. A major factor in brain damage following ischemia is excitotoxicity caused by elevated levels of the neurotransmitter glutamate. In the brain, gluta...

    Authors: Rafael Short Ferreira, Paulo Roberto Ribeiro, Juliana Helena Castro e Silva, Juliana Bender Hoppe, Monique Marylin Alves de Almeida, Beatriz Correia de Lima Ferreira, Gustavo Borges Andrade, Suzana Braga de Souza, Luzimar Gonzaga Ferdandez, Maria de Fátima Dias Costa, Christianne Gazzana Salbego, Andrea Domenico Rivera, Aline Longoni, Adriano Martimbianco de Assis, Francesca Pieropan, José Cláudio Fonseca Moreira…
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:154
  19. Natural products are an important source of bioproducts with pharmacological properties. Here we investigate the components of leaves from M. tomentosa Benth. (Fritsch) (Chrysobalanaceae) and its effects on bacte...

    Authors: Mariana Freire Campos, Leopoldo Clemente Baratto, Vinícius Mendes Vidal, Ivana Ventura Nascimento, Brendo Araujo Gomes, Genes de Lima Martins Neto, Priscilla Christina Olsen, Rodrigo Ribeiro Tarjano Leo and Lilian Oliveira Moreira
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:153
  20. Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a common type of inflammatory bowel disease. Due to the elusive pathogenesis, safe and effective treatment strategies are still lacking. Fraxini Cortex (FC) has been widely used as a me...

    Authors: Tianming Wang, Xuyang Su, Jing Peng, Xiaofen Tan, Guangshan Yang, Tengyue Zhang, Feng Chen, Changzhong Wang and Kelong Ma
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:152
  21. Paliurus spina-christi Mill. (PSC) fruit is frequently used in the treatment of diabetes mellitus in Mediterranean regions. Here, we investigated the effects of various PSC fruit extracts (PSC-FEs) on glucose con...

    Authors: Seyedeh Mona Mousavi Esfahani, Parastoo Tarighi, Kosar Dianat, Tabarek Mahdi Ashour, Negar Mottaghi-Dastjerdi, Mehdi Aghsami, Mahsa Sabernavaei and Hamed Montazeri
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:151
  22. Oxidative stress and endothelial cell dysfunction induced by high-altitude hypoxia have important roles in the pathological process of high-altitude pulmonary hypertension (HAPH). Tannins present in Terminalia be...

    Authors: Salamaiti Aimaier, Yang Tao, Fang Lei, Zhang Yupeng, Shi Wenhui, Ainiwaer Aikemu and Dilinuer Maimaitiyiming
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:150
  23. Probiotics increase the defense power of immune system and accelerate the wound healing process by anti-inflammatory mechanisms at the wound site. The present study aimed at evaluating the effect of Lactobacil...

    Authors: Derakhshan Abdollahpour, Aziz Homayouni-Rad, Roghaiyeh Nourizadeh, Sevil Hakimi and Esmat Mehrabi
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:149
  24. This article has been retracted. Please see the Retraction Notice for more detail: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12906-020-03090-4.

    Authors: Shuang Wu, Qingyu Wang, Jinquan Wang, Baoyu Duan, Qihe Tang, Zhuojian Sun, Jinlong Han, Chenggang Shan, Zhifen Wang and Zhihui Hao
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:148
  25. M. pyrrhocarpa is a new plant in the Fabaceae: Faboideae family that is found in Thailand. A literature search revealed that the Milletia genus is rich in bioactive compounds possessing a wide range of biological...

    Authors: Suda Sananboonudom, Atchara Kaewnoi, Wilart Pompimon, Samroeng Narakaew, Suwadee Jiajaroen, Kittipong Chainok, Narong nuntasaen, Kanoknetr Suksen, Arthit Chairoungdua, Jitra Limthongkul, Chanita Naparswad, Suttiporn Pikulthong, Puttinan Meepowpan, Boonthawan Wingwon, Nichapa Charoenphakinrattana and Phansuang Udomputtimekakul
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:147
  26. Plants are able to deliver a huge number of differing bioactive compounds which may supplement the requirements of the human body by acting as natural antioxidants. Antioxidants are mindful for the defense com...

    Authors: Endris Muhie Hussen and Sisay Awoke Endalew
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:146
  27. Salvia lachnostachys Benth is native to Brazil and has anti-inflammatory, anti-arthritic, cytotoxic, antitumor, and antihyperalgesic activities. The population, including pregnant women, consume this plant to tre...

    Authors: Hudman Cunha Ortiz, Silvia Cordeiro das Neves, Cândida Aparecida Leite Kassuya, Henrique Rodrigues Scherer Coelho, Allana C. F. Martins, Marcelo Luiz Brandão Vilela, Valter Aragão do Nascimento, Arunachalam Karuppusamy, Maria Élida Alves Stefanello, Rodrigo Juliano Oliveira and Roberto da Silva Gomes
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:145
  28. Kheaw Hom remedy is a traditional Thai medicine used to treat fever. Some plants used in the Kheaw Hom remedy show promising in vitro antimalarial activity. This study prepared novel formulations of plants fro...

    Authors: Prapaporn Chaniad, Tachpon Techarang, Arisara Phuwajaroanpong, Walaiporn Plirat, Prasit Na-Ek, Atthaphon Konyanee, Parnpen Viriyavejakul, Abdi Wira Septama and Chuchard Punsawad
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:144
  29. Zika virus (ZIKV) is a mosquito transmitted virus spread primarily by Aedes species mosquitoes that can cause disease in humans, particularly when infection occurs in pregnancy where the virus can have a signific...

    Authors: Suteema Sawadpongpan, Janejira Jaratsittisin, Atitaya Hitakarun, Sittiruk Roytrakul, Nitwara Wikan and Duncan R. Smith
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:143
  30. World Health Organization stated that traditional medicine is an important part of health care and countries need to consider integrating it into their primary health care system. Traditional bone setting has ...

    Authors: Belaynew Adugna Endeshaw, Worku Belay, Aderaw Gete, Kassawmar Angaw Bogale, Bekalu Wubeshet, Abebaw Gedef Azene, Gizachew Tadesse Wassie, Wubshet Aderaw, Birlew Teshome, Assefa Gebeyehu Muluneh and Berihun Assefa Demissie
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:142
  31. The endoplasmic reticulum (ER) plays a pivotal role in maintaining cellular metabolic homeostasis. ER stress refers to the accumulation of misfolded proteins, which can trigger an unfolded protein response for...

    Authors: Hyun Ju Kim and Mijeong Kim
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:141
  32. Depression is more common in diabetic patients, with a 1.5-fold increased risk of death.Melissa officinalis (M. officinalis) have anti-diabetic and anti-depression activities. The study aimed to determine the eff...

    Authors: Mostafa Safari, Akbar Asadi, Naheed Aryaeian, Hasan Fallah Huseini, Farzad shidfar, Shima Jazayeri, Mojtaba Malek, Agha Fateme Hosseini and Zahra hamidi
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:140
  33. Plants of the Myrcia genus have been widely used in folk medicine to treat various diseases, including cancer. Myrcia splendens species has a diverse chemical constitution, but the biological activities of its es...

    Authors: Monalisa Martins Montalvão, Franciel Batista Felix, Edmilson William Propheta dos Santos, Jileno Ferreira Santos, Waldecy de Lucca Júnior, Atenilton Santos Farias, Adauto de Souza Ribeiro, Carlos Cavaleiro, Samísia Maria Fernandes Machado, Ricardo Scher and Cristiane Bani Corrêa
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:139
  34. Parallel to the growth of the oral healthcare market, there is a constantly increasing demand for natural products as well. Many customers prefer products that contain fewer toxic agents, therefore providing a...

    Authors: Bálint Bencze, Viktória Temesfői, Sourav Das, Henrietta Papp, Péter Kaltenecker, Anett Kuczmog, Ferenc Jakab, Béla Kocsis and Tamás Kőszegi
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:138
  35. Insights into the use of traditional medicine practitioners (TMP)-for common childhood diseases such as diarrhea and respiratory infections are important to understand the role of Traditional Medicine (TM) in ...

    Authors: Peter Bai James, Razak M. Gyasi, Ossy Muganga Julius Kasilo, Jon Wardle, Abdulai Jawo Bah, George A. Yendewa and Amos Deogratius Mwaka
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:137
  36. This randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study aimed to investigate the effects of γ-tocopherol (Toc) supplementation on premenstrual symptoms and natriuresis.

    Authors: Tomoko Higuchi, Tomomi Ueno, Shigeto Uchiyama, Shunji Matsuki, Mariko Ogawa and Kiyoshi Takamatsu
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:136
  37. Plants have been used to treat diverse types of diseases in different cultural groups around the globe. In this regard, the root of Plectocephalus varians (P. varians) is claimed to have a beneficiary effect in t...

    Authors: Melaku Birhane Gashaye and Yihenew Simegniew Birhan
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:135
  38. Adult nephropathy is mainly caused by idiopathic membranous nephropathy (IMN). In cases of proteinuria, Modified Ponticelli Regimens (MPR) are often successful. However, it can cause adverse side effects. Oral...

    Authors: Chuang Li, Wenjun Shan, Xing Liang, Qinghua Zhang, Xindong Qin, Sha Jiang, Xiaofan Hong, Lijuan Wang, Ping Li, Haowen Gu, Yi Wang and Kun Bao
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:134
  39. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Junxia Pei, Zhou Su, Xin Zeng, Ya Zhong, Yamei Zhang, Yixi Yang, Qiuxia Lu, Jian Li and Yu Deng
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:133

    The original article was published in BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:111

  40. Apitherapy is an emerging field in cancer research, particularly in developing communities. The potency of Melittin (MEL), a major constituent in bee venom is accounted for the cytotoxic capacity against cance...

    Authors: Maher Obeidat, Ihab F. Al-khraisat, Da’san M. M. Jaradat, Bayan Y. Ghanim, Qasem M. Abdallah, Duaa Abu Arqoub, Duaa Sabbah, Ola M. Al-Sanabra, Tawfiq Arafat and Nidal A. Qinna
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:132
  41. The physiological level of reactive oxygen species (ROS) is necessary for many cellular functions. However, during the in-vitro manipulations, cells face a high level of ROS, leading to reduced cell quality. Prev...

    Authors: Bahareh Rahimi, Mohammad Panahi, Hajie Lotfi, Mostafa Khalili, Astireh Salehi, Neda Saraygord-Afshari and Effat Alizadeh
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:131
  42. With fast rising incidence, papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) is the most common head and neck cancer. Parthenolide, isolated from traditional Chinese medicine, inhibits various cancer cells, including PTC cel...

    Authors: Le-Tian Huang, Tie-Jun Li, Ming-Lin Li, Han-Yong Luo, Yi-Bing Wang and Jia-He Wang
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:130
  43. Panax quinquefolius saponin (PQS) is the main active component of Panax quinquefolius. Emerging evidence suggests that PQS exerts beneficial effects against cardiovascular diseases. However, the role and mechanis...

    Authors: Xiaoting Lu, Xue Liu, Ershun Liang, Ruixue Yang, Yan Liu, Xiaoqiong Liu, Fangfang Yan and Yifan Xing
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:129
  44. Condyloma acuminatum (CA) is a sexually transmitted disease characterized by the anomalous proliferation of keratinocytes caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. Fu Fang Gang Liu liquid (FFGL) is an ef...

    Authors: Zhu Fan, Shuxin Wang, Chenchen Xu, Jiao Yang and Bingnan Cui
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:128
  45. This article has been retracted. Please see the Retraction Notice for more detail: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12906-022-03629-7.

    Authors: Amna Khan, Li Zhang, Chang Hu Li, Ashraf Ullah Khan, Bushra Shal, Adnan Khan, Sajjad Ahmad, Fakhar ud Din, Zia ur rehman, Feng Wang and Salman Khan
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:127
  46. The incidence of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has been on the rise in recent years, and there are no effective drugs to treat NAFLD; therefore, effective prevention and treatment of NAFLD have bec...

    Authors: Qian Huang, Ziming An, Xin Xin, Qinmei Sun, Siting Gao, Sheng Lv, Xiao Xu, Shuohui Yang, Fang Lu, Jie Yuan, Yu Zhao, Yiyang Hu, Ping Liu and Qin Feng
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:126
  47. Authors: Xiaoying Huang, Wei Mao, Ting Zhang, Meibin Wang, Xuetao Wang, Yaozhe Li, Lin Zhang, Dan Yao, Xueding Cai and Liangxing Wang
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:125

    The original article was published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:330