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  1. Research article

    Preliminary evaluation of anti-tuberculosis potential of siderophores against drug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis by mycobacteria growth indicator tube-drug sensitivity test

    Alternative treatment strategies have become essential in overcoming the problem of drug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb). In this preliminary in vitro study, the anti-tuberculosis (anti-TB) activity of...

    Karuna Gokarn and Ramprasad B. Pal

    BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:161

    Published on: 21 March 2017

  2. Research article

    Effects of Vitellaria paradoxa (C.F. Gaertn.) aqueous leaf extract administration on Salmonella typhimurium-infected rats

    The present study investigates the effects of Vitellaria paradoxa crude extract administration on Salmonella typhimurium infected Wistar rats.

    Siméon Pierre Chegaing Fodouop, Sedric Donald Tala, Lunga Paul Keilah, Norbert Kodjio, Mefokou Didiane Yemele, Armel Herve kamdje Nwabo, Bridget Nji-kah, Joseph Tchoumboue and Donatien Gatsing

    BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:160

    Published on: 21 March 2017

  3. Research article

    Characterization and mechanisms of anti-influenza virus metabolites isolated from the Vietnamese medicinal plant Polygonum chinense

    Polygonum chinense Linn. is a common medicinal plant in Southeast Asia and has been used in traditional medicine in Vietnam. The plant contains phytochemicals with various biological p...

    Thu Thi Tran, Meehyein Kim, Yejin Jang, Hye Won Lee, Hoa Thi Nguyen, Thanh Ngoc Nguyen, Hae Woong Park, Quang Le Dang and Jin-Cheol Kim

    BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:162

    Published on: 21 March 2017

  4. Research article

    Nelumbo nucifera leaves extracts inhibit mouse airway smooth muscle contraction

    Alkaloids extracted from lotus leaves (AELL) can relax vascular smooth muscle. However, whether AELL has a similar relaxant role on airway smooth muscle (ASM) remains unknown. This study aimed to explore the r...

    Xiao Yang, Lu Xue, Qingyang Zhao, Congli Cai, Qing-Hua Liu and Jinhua Shen

    BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:159

    Published on: 20 March 2017

  5. Research article

    The effects of music intervention on burn patients during treatment procedures: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

    The treatment of burn patients is very challenging because burn injuries are one of the most severe traumas that can be experienced. The effect of music therapy on burn patients has been widely reported, but t...

    Jinyi Li, Liang Zhou and Yungui Wang

    BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:158

    Published on: 17 March 2017

  6. Research article

    Complementary traditional Chinese medicine use in Children with cerebral palsy: a nationwide retrospective cohort study in Taiwan

    Complementary traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has been used to treat patients with cerebral palsy (CP). However, large-scale surveys examining its use in the treatment of CP and associated disorders are lac...

    Hou-Hsun Liao, Hung-Rong Yen, Chih-Hsin Muo, Yu-Chen Lee, Mei-Yao Wu, Li-Wei Chou, Mao-Feng Sun and Tung-Ti Chang

    BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:155

    Published on: 14 March 2017

  7. Research article

    Traditional Arabic & Islamic medicine: validation and empirical assessment of a conceptual model in Qatar

    Evidence indicates traditional medicine is no longer only used for the healthcare of the poor, its prevalence is also increasing in countries where allopathic medicine is predominant in the healthcare system. ...

    Sara N. AlRawi, Amal Khidir, Maha S. Elnashar, Huda A. Abdelrahim, Amal K. Killawi, Maya M. Hammoud and Michael D. Fetters

    BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:157

    Published on: 14 March 2017

  8. Research article

    Monitoring heavy metals, residual agricultural chemicals and sulfites in traditional herbal decoctions

    Asian traditional herbal preparations are frequently considered for the contamination with undeclared toxic or hazardous substances. The aim of this study was to determine the toxic heavy metals, pesticides an...

    In-Sil Yu, Jeong-Sook Lee, Sung-Dan Kim, Yun-Hee Kim, Hae-Won Park, Hoe-Jin Ryu, Jib-Ho Lee, Jeong-Mi Lee, Kweon Jung, Cheol Na, Jin-Yong Joung and Chang-Gue Son

    BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:154

    Published on: 14 March 2017

  9. Research article

    The effect of pomegranate fresh juice versus pomegranate seed powder on metabolic indices, lipid profile, inflammatory biomarkers, and the histopathology of pancreatic islets of Langerhans in streptozotocin-nicotinamide induced type 2 diabetic Sprague–Dawley rats

    Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is associated with hyperglycemia, inflammatory disorders and abnormal lipid profiles. Several functional foods have therapeutic potential to treat chronic diseases including dia...

    Seyedeh Zeinab Taheri Rouhi, Md. Moklesur Rahman Sarker, Asmah Rahmat, Saad Ahmed Alkahtani and Fauziah Othman

    BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:156

    Published on: 14 March 2017

  10. Study protocol

    Mindful Yoga for women with metastatic breast cancer: design of a randomized controlled trial

    Women with metastatic breast cancer (MBC) have average life expectancies of about 2 years, and report high levels of disease-related symptoms including pain, fatigue, sleep disturbance, psychological distress,...

    James W. Carson, Kimberly M. Carson, Maren K. Olsen, Linda Sanders and Laura S. Porter

    BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:153

    Published on: 13 March 2017

  11. Research article

    Phytochemical compositions of extract from peel of hawthorn fruit, and its antioxidant capacity, cell growth inhibition, and acetylcholinesterase inhibitory activity

    Hawthorn fruit (HF) is a well-known traditional medicine in China with the effects of improving digestion and regulating qi-flowing for removing blood stasis. Modern pharmacological experiments showed that HF ...

    Panpan Wu, Fajie Li, Jianyong Zhang, Bin Yang, Zhaojie Ji and Weidong Chen

    BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:151

    Published on: 11 March 2017

  12. Research article

    Calcium - Magnesium imbalance implicated in benign prostatic hyperplasia and restoration by a phytotherapeutic drug – Croton membranaceus Müll.Arg

    Calcium (Ca)- magnesium (Mg) imbalance is implicated in prostate cancer. Ca/Mg ratio increases or decreases with proliferation or apoptosis, respectively. The study examined whether this Ca/Mg imbalance exists...

    George Awuku Asare, Robert A. Ngala, Daniel Afriyie, Samuel Adjei, Adriana Nyarko, Yvonne Anang-Quartey, Bernice Asiedu, Derek Doku, Brodrick Y. Amoah, Kennedy Bentum, Iddi Musah and Kensese Mossanda

    BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:152

    Published on: 11 March 2017

  13. Case report

    Case report: fainting during acupuncture stimulation at acupuncture point LI4

    Fainting is one of the major adverse events that can occur as a result of acupuncture treatment. However, the observation of changes in biological parameters is rarely available when fainting occurs. In this c...

    O sang Kwon, Kwang-Ho Choi, Junbeom Kim, Seong Jin Cho, Suk-Yun Kang, Ji-Young Moon and Yeon Hee Ryu

    BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:147

    Published on: 9 March 2017

  14. Research article

    How do medical students engaging in elective courses on acupuncture and homeopathy differ from unselected students? A survey

    We aimed to investigate whether students at German medical schools participating in elective courses on acupuncture and homeopathy differ from an unselected group of students regarding attitudes and personalit...

    Alexandra Jocham, Levente Kriston, Pascal O. Berberat, Antonius Schneider and Klaus Linde

    BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:148

    Published on: 9 March 2017

  15. Research article

    Appraisal of phytochemical and in vitro biological attributes of an unexplored folklore: Rhus Punjabensis Stewart

    The role of plants for discovery of therapeutic potential accentuates the need to know their biological attributes. The present study aims to comprehend the biological attributes of Rhus punjabensis, an unexplore...

    Saira Tabassum, Madiha Ahmed, Bushra Mirza, Muhammad Naeem, Muhammad Zia, Zabta Khan Shanwari and Gul Majid Khan

    BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:146

    Published on: 9 March 2017

  16. Research article

    Evaluation of the antimycobacterial activity of crude extracts and solvent fractions of selected Ethiopian medicinal plants

    Tuberculosis (TB) is a global health problem complicated by drug resistance and human immunodeficiency virus that has dramatically increased active TB. Several medicinal plants are used traditionally to treat ...

    Wubayehu Kahaliw, Abraham Aseffa, Markos Abebe, Mekonen Teferi and Ephrem Engidawork

    BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:143

    Published on: 8 March 2017

  17. Research article

    Cutaneous neurogenic inflammation in the sensitized acupoints induced by gastric mucosal injury in rats

    In acupuncture practice, the most important step is to confirm the location of a sensitized acupoint which reflects a diagnosis and can be stimulated with a specialized needle to treat the disease. Abnormal sy...

    Wei He, Xiao-Yu Wang, Hong Shi, Wan-Zhu Bai, Bin Cheng, Yang-Shuai Su, Xiao-Chun Yu, Xiang-Hong Jing and Bing Zhu

    BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:141

    Published on: 7 March 2017

  18. Research article

    Rhein exhibits antioxidative effects similar to Rhubarb in a rat model of traumatic brain injury

    The brain is secondarily harmed by pathological, physiological, and biological reactions that are caused by traumatic brain injury (TBI). Rhein, a significant composition of Rhubarb, is a well-known traditiona...

    Xia Xu, Huiying Lv, Zian Xia, Rong Fan, Chunhu Zhang, Yang Wang and Dongsheng Wang

    BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:140

    Published on: 7 March 2017

  19. Research article

    Pharmacological basis for the medicinal use of polyherbal formulation and its ingredients in cardiovascular disorders using rodents

    A compound herbal formulation (POL4) has been used in the indigenous system of medicine to treat cardiometabolic disorders like diabetes and associated hypertension. POL4 and most of its constituents have not bee...

    Abdul Malik, Malik Hassan Mehmood, Hajra Channa, Muhammad Shoaib Akhtar and Anwarul-Hassan Gilani

    BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:142

    Published on: 7 March 2017

  20. Research article

    N-butanol extracts of Morinda citrifolia suppress advanced glycation end products (AGE)-induced inflammatory reactions in endothelial cells through its anti-oxidative properties

    Advanced glycation end products (AGEs), senescent macroprotein derivatives formed during a normal aging process and acceleratedly under diabetic conditions, play a role in atherosclerotic cardiovascular diseas...

    Yuji Ishibashi, Takanori Matsui, Fumiyuki Isami, Yumi Abe, Tatsuya Sakaguchi, Yuichiro Higashimoto and Sho-ichi Yamagishi

    BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:137

    Published on: 4 March 2017

  21. Research article

    Hepatoprotective effect of Coreopsis tinctoria flowers against carbon tetrachloride-induced liver damage in mice

    Coreopsis tinctoria is a traditional remedy for the management of various diseases including hepatitis. The hepatoprotective role of the plant is not scientifically explored till now. ...

    Jen-Chieh Tsai, Chuan-Sung Chiu, Yun-Chieh Chen, Meng-shiou Lee, Xiu-Ying Hao, Ming-Tsuen Hsieh, Chun-Pin Kao and Wen-Huang Peng

    BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:139

    Published on: 4 March 2017

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