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  1. Content type: Research article

    Cordyceps militaris (C. militaris) is reported to exert various immune-activities. To enhance its activity, we fermented C.militaris with Pediococcus pentosaceus ON89A (GRC-ON89A). In this study, we investigated ...

    Authors: Ha-Kyoung Kwon, Woo-Ri Jo and Hye-Jin Park

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:75

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Methamphetamine (METH) is a psychostimulant with high abuse liability that affects the monoamine neurotransmitter systems, particularly the dopamine system. Currently there are no effective medications for the...

    Authors: Shasha Xu, Shaoang Tu, Jinlong Gao, Jia Liu, Zhirui Guo, Jinming Zhang, Xingdang Liu, Jianhui Liang, Yiyun Huang and Mei Han

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:76

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Uses of polyherbal formulations have played a major role in traditional medicine. The present study is focused on the formulations used in traditional Thai folkloric medicine as tonics or bracers. Twenty docum...

    Authors: Wipawee Chanthasri, Nuntitporn Puangkeaw, Nongluk Kunworarath, Patcharawalai Jaisamut, Surasak Limsuwan, Katesarin Maneenoon, Piyapong Choochana and Sasitorn Chusri

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:73

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Cumulated evidence reveals that glial cells in the spinal cord play an important role in the development of chronic neuropathic pain and are also complicated in the analgesic effect of EA intervention. But the...

    Authors: Jun-ying Wang, Yong-hui Gao, Li-na Qiao, Jian-liang Zhang, Cheng-Lin Duan-mu, Ya-xia Yan, Shu-ping Chen and Jun-ling Liu

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:74

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Pancreatic cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer related death and its incidence has risen steadily. Although anticancer drugs have been developed based on the new molecular findings, the drugs have pr...

    Authors: Maiyon Park, Danielle Upton, Melodie Blackmon, Valerie Dixon, Scott Craver, Dawn Neal and Derek Perkins

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:71

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Evidence suggests that fasting, during which only water is consumed, results in potentially health promoting physiological effects. However, peer-reviewed research assessing the safety of water-only fasting is...

    Authors: John S. Finnell, Bradley C. Saul, Alan C. Goldhamer and Toshia R. Myers

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:67

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Spinacia oleracea is an important dietary vegetable in India and throughout the world and has many beneficial effects. It is cultivated globally. However, its effect on osteoarthritis that mainly targets the cart...

    Authors: Dharmendra Choudhary, Priyanka Kothari, Ashish Kumar Tripathi, Sonu Singh, Sulekha Adhikary, Naseer Ahmad, Sudhir Kumar, Kapil Dev, Vijay Kumar Mishra, Shubha Shukla, Rakesh Maurya, Prabhat R. Mishra and Ritu Trivedi

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:69

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Zanthoxylum armatum DC is an important medicinal plant of south East Asia, and has been used to treat various ailments in traditional medicine including diabetes. This study investigated the in vitro and in vivo ...

    Authors: Fiaz Alam, Qazi Najam us Saqib and Mohammad Ashraf

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:68

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Bauhinia kockiana originates from Peninsular Malaysia and it is grown as a garden ornamental plant. Our previous study reported that this plant exhibited fairly strong antioxidant and antimicrobial activities. Th...

    Authors: Yik Ling Chew, Adlina Maisarah Mahadi, Kak Ming Wong and Joo Kheng Goh

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:70

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Depression is a common mental disorder. Chai Hu Shu Gan San, a traditional Chinese medicine, is used to treat depression empirically. We present a systematic review and meta-analysis of the therapeutic efficac...

    Authors: Yan Sun, Xia Xu, Jinping Zhang and Yuanyuan Chen

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:66

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  11. Content type: Research article

    In 2010, the World Health Organization published benchmarks for training in osteopathy in which osteopathic visceral techniques are included. The purpose of this study was to identify and critically appraise t...

    Authors: Albin Guillaud, Nelly Darbois, Richard Monvoisin and Nicolas Pinsault

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:65

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  12. Content type: Correction

    After the publication [1] it came to the attention of the authors that one of the co-authors was incorrectly included as Hamza Somrain. The correct spelling is as follows: Hamzeh Sumrein.

    Authors: Malek Zihlif, Fatma Afifi, Rana Abu-Dahab, Amin Malik Shah Abdul Majid, Hamza Somrain, Mohanad M. Saleh, Zeyad D. Nassar and Randa Naffa

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:64

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    The original article was published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2013 13:358

  13. Content type: Research article

    Traditional healing practice is an important and integral part of healthcare systems in almost all countries of the world. Very few studies have addressed the holistic scenario of traditional healing practices...

    Authors: Md. Imdadul Haque, A. B. M. Alauddin Chowdhury, Md. Shahjahan and Md. Golam Dostogir Harun

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:62

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  14. Content type: Research article

    The thyroid gland is one of the largest endocrine glands in the body. The vast majority of TCs (> 90%) originate from follicular cells and are defined as differentiated thyroid cancers (DTC) and the two histol...

    Authors: Angelica Perna, Antonio De Luca, Laura Adelfi, Tammaro Pasquale, Bruno Varriale and Teresa Esposito

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:63

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Dental caries is considered a multifactorial disease, in which microorganisms play an important role. The diet is decisive in the biofilm formation because it provides the necessary resources for cellular grow...

    Authors: Guilherme Roncari Rocha, Elkin Jahir Florez Salamanca, Ana Letícia de Barros, Carmélia Isabel Vitorino Lobo and Marlise Inêz Klein

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:61

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Plants used for traditional medicine produce diverse and complex secondary metabolites exhibiting various medicinal properties. The medicinal plant Haplophyllum tuberculatum is used by native people against malar...

    Authors: Assia Hamdi, Joanne Bero, Claire Beaufay, Guido Flamini, Zohra Marzouk, Yvan Vander Heyden and Joelle Quetin-Leclercq

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:60

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder of the central nervous system. Although the causes of PD pathogenesis remain incomplete, some evidences has suggested that oxidative stress ...

    Authors: Joana Silva, Celso Alves, Susete Pinteus, Susana Mendes and Rui Pedrosa

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:58

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Gigantol is a bibenzyl compound derived from several medicinal orchids. This biologically active compound has been shown to have promising therapeutic potential against cancer cells, but its mechanism of actio...

    Authors: Shubin Yu, Zhongyuan Wang, Zijie Su, Jiaxing Song, Liang Zhou, Qi Sun, Shanshan Liu, Shiyue Li, Ying Li, Meina Wang, Guo-Qiang Zhang, Xue Zhang, Zhong-Jian Liu and Desheng Lu

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:59

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Breast cancer remains a leading cause of death in women worldwide. Although breast cancer therapies have greatly advanced in recent years, many patients still develop tumour recurrence and metastasis, and even...

    Authors: Siyamak Ebrahimi Nigjeh, Swee Keong Yeap, Norshariza Nordin, Behnam Kamalideghan, Huynh Ky and Rozita Rosli

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:56

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Ocimum micranthum Willd is a plant used in traditional medicine practiced in the region of the Yucatan peninsula. In particular, it is used for the treatment of cutaneous infections and wound healing, however the...

    Authors: Isabel O. Caamal-Herrera, Leydi M. Carrillo-Cocom, Diana Y. Escalante-Réndiz, Diana Aráiz-Hernández and José A. Azamar-Barrios

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:55

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Degradation of components of the extracellular matrix such as elastin and collagen by elastase and collagenase accelerates skin aging. Phytochemicals that inhibit the activity of these enzymes can be developed...

    Authors: Tinotenda Shoko, Vinesh J. Maharaj, Dashnie Naidoo, Malefa Tselanyane, Rudzani Nthambeleni, Eric Khorombi and Zeno Apostolides

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:54

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Breastfeeding is recommended worldwide but not fully practiced. The first week after childbirth is regarded as a critical period for increasing breast milk production. The aim of the study was to investigate w...

    Authors: Shuaishuai Wang, Chi Zhang, Cuishan Li, Daocheng Li, Ping He, Zhaojuan Su, Yanling Li, Yiling Ding and Aiping Lu

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:53

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  23. Content type: Research article

    This study was to evaluate the effects of herbal compound 861 (Cpd861) on ski-related novel protein N (SnoN) and transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1) /Smad signaling in rats with bile duct ligation (BDL)-ind...

    Authors: Cheng Chi, Xiao-ya Liu, Fei Hou, Xiao-zheng Yu, Chun-yun Li, Li-jian Cui, Rui-xia Liu and Cheng-hong Yin

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:52

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