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  1. 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

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    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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. Research article

    A Dalbergia odorifera extract improves the survival of endotoxemia model mice by inhibiting HMGB1 release

    Dalbergia odorifera T. Chen (Leguminosae) is an indigenous medicinal herb that is widely used as a popular remedy in northern and eastern Asia. However, the cellular mechanisms underly...

    Hyuk Soo Choi, Jin-A Park, Jung Seok Hwang, Sun Ah Ham, Taesik Yoo, Won Jin Lee, Kyung Shin Paek, Ho-Chul Shin, Chi-Ho Lee and Han Geuk Seo

    BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:212

    Published on: 12 April 2017

  14. Research article

    The role of traditional healers in the diagnosis and management of Burkitt lymphoma in Cameroon: understanding the challenges and moving forward

    Burkittlymphoma(BL) is the most common childhood cancer in Cameroon with a reported incidence of 3 per 100,000 children under 15 years in the Northwest region. Treatment at three Baptist mission hospitals has ...

    Glenn M. Afungchwi, Peter B. Hesseling and Elena J. Ladas

    BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:209

    Published on: 11 April 2017

  15. Research article

    Neuroprotective effect of Aronia melanocarpa extract against glutamate-induced oxidative stress in HT22 cells

    Glutamate (an endogenous excitatory neurotransmitter) at high concentrations contributes to the development of neurodegenerative diseases. Aronia melanocarpa (A. melanocarpa) berries contain anthocyanins and have...

    Hyeon Yong Lee, Jin Bae Weon, Gahee Ryu, Woo Seung Yang, Nam Young Kim, Myong Ki Kim and Choong Je Ma

    BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:207

    Published on: 11 April 2017

  16. Research article

    The Chinese medicine JC-001 enhances the chemosensitivity of Lewis lung tumors to cisplatin by modulating the immune response

    JC-001 is a Chinese medicine that can modulate the immunity in Hepa 1-6 tumor-bearing mice, and we questioned whether JC-001 can serve as efficient adjuvant chemotherapy. We aimed to identify a novel approach ...

    Meng-Hsien Chuang, Ming-Shiou Jan, Jinghua Tsai Chang and Fung-Jou Lu

    BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:210

    Published on: 11 April 2017

  17. Research article

    4,5,4′-Trihydroxychalcone, 8,8′-(ethene-1,2-diyl)-dinaphtalene-1,4,5-triol and rutin from Gynura segetum inhibit phagocytosis, lymphocyte proliferation, cytokine release and nitric oxide production from phagocytic cells

    Gynura segetum is used traditionally to treat various ailments related to the immune system, which include cancer, inflammation, rheumatism, diabetes, hypertension, and viral infection...

    Yuandani, Ibrahim Jantan and Khairana Husain

    BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:211

    Published on: 11 April 2017

  18. Research article

    Prevalence and determinants of use of complementary and alternative medicine by hypertensive patients attending primary health care facilities in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo: a cross-sectional study

    In the Democratic Republic of the Congo the control of hypertension is poor, characterized by an increasing number of reported cases of hypertension related complications. Poor control of hypertension is assoc...

    Aimée M. Lulebo, Mala A. Mapatano, Paulin B. Mutombo, Eric M. Mafuta, Gédéon Samba and Yves Coppieters

    BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:205

    Published on: 8 April 2017

  19. Research article

    Which potential harms and benefits of using ginger in the management of nausea and vomiting of pregnancy should be addressed? a consensual study among pregnant women and gynecologists

    Nausea and vomiting of pregnancy (NVP) affect approximately 80–90% of the pregnant women. Ginger (Zingiber officinale Roscoe) is the most widely used herbal therapy in the management of NVP. Like conventional the...

    Ramzi Shawahna and Assim Taha

    BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:204

    Published on: 8 April 2017

  20. Research article

    Effect of traditional Chinese medicine formula Sinisan on chronic restraint stress-induced nonalcoholic fatty liver disease: a rat study

    Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) represents one of the most common forms of liver disease worldwide, and it is always regarded as a consequence of a sedentary, food-abundant lifestyle, sitting for an e...

    Fafeng Cheng, Chongyang Ma, Xueqian Wang, Changming Zhai, Guoli Wang, Xiaolin Xu, Jie Mu, Changxiang Li, Zisong Wang, Xiaoyu Zhang, Wenchao Yue, Xin Du, Yajun Lian, Wenxiang Zhu, Xiangjun Yin, Zhen Wei…

    BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:203

    Published on: 7 April 2017

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