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  1. Erratum

    Erratum to: Sophorae Flos extract inhibits RANKL-induced osteoclast differentiation by suppressing the NF-κB/NFATc1 pathway in mouse bone marrow cells

    Jeong-Mi Kim, Jung-Han Lee, Guem-San Lee, Eun-mi Noh, Hyun-Kyung Song, Dong Ryun Gu, Seong-Cheol Kim, Seoung Hoon Lee, Kang-Beom Kwon and Young-Rae Lee

    BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:235

    Published on: 28 April 2017

    The original article was published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:164

  2. Research article

    Attenuation of acute lung injury in a rat model by Semen Cassiae

    Acute lung injury (ALI) is an inflammatory disorder. Semen Cassiae has potent anti-inflammatory activities. The aim of our study was to investigate whether Semen Cassiae plays a protective effect on lipopolysacch...

    Xiuqing Chen, Xianming Zhang, Jie Zhang, Yang Gao, Zhaohui Yang, Shanshan Li and Haiwen Dai

    BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:234

    Published on: 28 April 2017

  3. Research article

    Apoptosis-induced effects of extract from Artemisia annua Linné by modulating PTEN/p53/PDK1/Akt/ signal pathways through PTEN/p53-independent manner in HCT116 colon cancer cells

    The extracts from Artemisia annua Linné (AAE) has been known to possess various functions including anti-bacterial, anti-virus and anti-oxidant effects. However, the mechanism of those effects of AAE is not well ...

    Eun Ji Kim, Guen Tae Kim, Bo Min Kim, Eun Gyeong Lim, Sang-Yong Kim and Young Min Kim

    BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:236

    Published on: 28 April 2017

  4. Research article

    Transcriptomic and proteomic insight into the effects of a defined European mistletoe extract in Ewing sarcoma cells reveals cellular stress responses

    The hydrophobic triterpenes, oleanolic and betulinic acid as well as the hydrophilic mistletoe lectins and viscotoxins possess anticancer properties. They do all occur in combination in European mistletoe (Viscum...

    M. Twardziok, D. Meierhofer, S. Börno, B. Timmermann, S. Jäger, Sengül Boral, A. Eggert, C. I. Delebinski and G. Seifert

    BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:237

    Published on: 28 April 2017

  5. Research article

    Natural products isolated from Tetragonula carbonaria cerumen modulate free radical-scavenging and 5-lipoxygenase activities in vitro

    Propolis and cerumen are plant-derived products found in honeybees and stingless bees, respectively. Although propolis is an ancient folk medicine, the bioactivities of cerumen obtained from Australian native ...

    Karina D. Hamilton, Peter R. Brooks, Steven M. Ogbourne and Fraser D. Russell

    BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:232

    Published on: 26 April 2017

  6. Research article

    Mature leaf concentrate of Sri Lankan wild type Carica papaya Linn. modulates nonfunctional and functional immune responses of rats

    The leaf concentrate of Carica papaya is a traditionally acclaimed immunomodulatory remedy against numerous diseases; nonetheless comprehensive scientific validation of this claim is limited. The present study th...

    Chanika Dilumi Jayasinghe, Dinara S Gunasekera, Nuwan De Silva, Kithmini Kawya Mandakini Jayawardena and Preethi Vidya Udagama

    BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:230

    Published on: 26 April 2017

  7. Research article

    Hydro-ethanolic leaf extract of Ziziphus abyssinica Hochst Ex A. Rich (Rhamnaceae) exhibits anti-nociceptive effects in murine models

    Despite substantial advances in pain research and treatment, millions of people continue to suffer from pain and this has been attributed mainly to the unavailability of effective and safer analgesics. The use...

    Eric Boakye-Gyasi, Isaac Tabiri Henneh, Wonder Kofi Mensah Abotsi, Elvis Ofori Ameyaw and Eric Woode

    BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:231

    Published on: 26 April 2017

  8. Research article

    Anti-depressant and anxiolytic potential of Acacia hydaspica R. Parker aerial parts extract: Modulation of brain antioxidant enzyme status

    Oxidative stress may link to psychiatric disorders, and is being regarded as a plausible mechanism that can affect the regulation of these illnesses. The present study was undertaken to investigate the antidep...

    Tayyaba Afsar, Suhail Razak, Muhammad Rashid Khan and Ali Almajwal

    BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:228

    Published on: 24 April 2017

  9. Research article

    The effects of Spirulina Platensis on anthropometric indices, appetite, lipid profile and serum vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in obese individuals: a randomized double blinded placebo controlled trial

    In recent years, a great attention has been focused on Spirulina platensis as a source of potential valuable nutrients for prevention and treatment of chronic diseases. The objectives of the current study were...

    Reihaneh Zeinalian, Mahdieh Abbasalizad Farhangi, Atefeh Shariat and Maryam Saghafi-Asl

    BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:225

    Published on: 21 April 2017

  10. Research article

    Effect of a 16-week Bikram yoga program on heart rate variability and associated cardiovascular disease risk factors in stressed and sedentary adults: A randomized controlled trial

    Chronic activation of the stress-response can contribute to cardiovascular disease risk, particularly in sedentary individuals. This study investigated the effect of a Bikram yoga intervention on the high freq...

    Zoe L. Hewett, Kate L. Pumpa, Caroline A. Smith, Paul P. Fahey and Birinder S. Cheema

    BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:226

    Published on: 21 April 2017

  11. Research article

    Prevention of advanced glycation end-products formation in diabetic rats through beta-cell modulation by Aegle marmelos

    Although the anti-diabetic activity of Aegle marmelos (AM) is known, however, its anti-glycation activity is not reported yet. In this study, we have investigated its anti-glycation activity under in vitro and in...

    Rahman M. Hafizur, Shahrukh Momin and Noor Fatima

    BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:227

    Published on: 21 April 2017

  12. Research article

    Subjective perceived impact of Tai Chi training on physical and mental health among community older adults at risk for ischemic stroke: a qualitative study

    Evidence from quantitative studies suggest that Tai Chi produces a variety of health-related benefits, but few qualitative studies have investigated how older adults perceive the benefit of Tai Chi. The object...

    Guohua Zheng, Zhenyu Xiong, Xin Zheng, Junzhe Li, Tingjin Duan, Dalu Qi, Kun Ling and Lidian Chen

    BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:221

    Published on: 20 April 2017

  13. Research article

    Inhibitory activities of selected Sudanese medicinal plants on Porphyromonas gingivalis and matrix metalloproteinase-9 and isolation of bioactive compounds from Combretum hartmannianum (Schweinf) bark

    Periodontal diseases are one of the major health problems and among the most important preventable global infectious diseases. Porphyromonas gingivalis is an anaerobic Gram-negative bacterium which has been stron...

    Ebtihal Abdalla M. Mohieldin, Ali Mahmoud Muddathir and Tohru Mitsunaga

    BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:224

    Published on: 20 April 2017

  14. Research article

    HVC1 ameliorates hyperlipidemia and inflammation in LDLR−/− mice

    HVC1 consists of Coptidis Rhizoma (dried rhizome of Coptischinensis), Scutellariae Radix (root of Scutellariabaicalensis), Rhei Rhizoma (rhizome of Rheum officinale), and Pruni Cortex (cortex of Prunusyedoensis M...

    Se-Yun Cheon, Kyung-Sook Chung, Kyung-Jin Lee, Ho-Young Choi, In-Hye Ham, Dong-Hoon Jung, Yun-Yeop Cha and Hyo-Jin An

    BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:222

    Published on: 20 April 2017

  15. Research article

    Saikosaponins induced hepatotoxicity in mice via lipid metabolism dysregulation and oxidative stress: a proteomic study

    Radix Bupleuri (RB) has been popularly used for treating many liver diseases such as chronic hepatic inflammation and viral Hepatitis in China. Increasing clinical and experimental evidence indicates the poten...

    Xiaoyu Li, Xiaojiaoyang Li, Junxian Lu, Youyi Huang, Lili Lv, Yongfu Luan, Runping Liu and Rong Sun

    BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:219

    Published on: 19 April 2017

  16. Research article

    Effects of a combination treatment of KD5040 and L-dopa in a mouse model of Parkinson’s disease

    Although the dopamine precursor L-3, 4-dihydroxyphenylalanine ( l -dopa) remains the gold standard pharmacological therapy for patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD), long-te...

    Sora Ahn, Taek-Jin Song, Seong-Uk Park, Songhee Jeon, Jongpil Kim, Joo-Young Oh, Jaehwan Jang, Sanhwa Hong, Min-A Song, Hye-Seoung Shin, Young-Rim Jung and Hi-Joon Park

    BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:220

    Published on: 19 April 2017

  17. Research article

    Neuroprotective effect of Demethoxycurcumin, a natural derivative of Curcumin on rotenone induced neurotoxicity in SH-SY 5Y Neuroblastoma cells

    Mitochondrial dysfunction and oxidative stress are the main toxic events leading to dopaminergic neuronal death in Parkinson’s disease (PD) and identified as vital objective for therapeutic intercession. This ...

    Muthu Ramkumar, Srinivasagam Rajasankar, Veerappan Venkatesh Gobi, Chinnasamy Dhanalakshmi, Thamilarasan Manivasagam, Arokiasamy Justin Thenmozhi, Musthafa Mohamed Essa, Ameer Kalandar and Ranganathan Chidambaram

    BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:217

    Published on: 18 April 2017

  18. Research article

    Dusuqing granules (DSQ) suppress inflammation in Klebsiella pneumonia rat via NF-κB/MAPK signaling

    Dusuqing granules (DSQ) have been used in the treatment of bacterial pneumonia clinically, with remarkable benefits. This study was initiated to explore the effects of DSQ on pulmonary...

    Xue Mei, Hao-Xun Wang, Jian-Sheng Li, Xiao-Hui Liu, Xiao-Fan Lu, Ya Li, Wei-Yu Zhang and Yan-Ge Tian

    BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:216

    Published on: 17 April 2017

  19. Research article

    Efficacy and safety of Jianzhong decoction in treating peptic ulcers: a meta-analysis of 58 randomised controlled trials with 5192 patients

    Jianzhong decoction is widely used to treat peptic ulcers; however, due to lack of systematic evaluations, its clinical efficacy remains controversial. We performed meta-analysis to evaluate the efficacy and s...

    Yan Sun, Jinping Zhang and Yuanyuan Chen

    BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:215

    Published on: 14 April 2017

  20. Erratum

    BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:214

    Published on: 13 April 2017

    The original article was published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:156

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