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Basic research

Edited by Jacobus Eloff, Victor Kuete and Insop Shim

This section covers pre-clinical, in vitro and in vivo studies related to interventions or resources in the complementary medicine field, including the isolation and purification or herbal remedies, toxicological studies and research into the biological mechanisms of action of the intervention or resource.

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  1. Content type: Research article

    Jaun-ointment (JO), also known as Shiunko in Japan, is one of the most popular medicinal formulae used in Korean traditional medicine for the external treatment of skin wound and inflammatory skin conditions. ...

    Authors: Jeong-Hae Choi, Yeon-Suk Song, Hae-June Lee, Gyoo-Cheon Kim and Jin-Woo Hong

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:340

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    To investigate beneficial effects of Pomegranate seeds oil (PSO), leaves (PL), juice (PJ) and (PP) on brain cholinesterase activity, brain oxidative stress and lipid profile in high-fat-high fructose diet (HFD...

    Authors: Zahra Amri, Asma Ghorbel, Mouna Turki, Férièle Messadi Akrout, Fatma Ayadi, Abdelfateh Elfeki and Mohamed Hammami

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:339

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    Myocardial infarction (MI) is a major risk factor responsible for morbidity and mortality. Xinji′erkang (XJEK) has been clinically used as an effective medication in the treatment of coronary heart disease and...

    Authors: Juan Hu, Yong-xue Zhang, Li Wang, Ling Ding, Guang-yao Huang, Guo-wei Cai and Shan Gao

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:338

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    Infectious diseases are the most common causes of morbidity and mortality in developing countries. Wound and wound infections are also major health problem. Nowadays, medicinal plants play a major role in trea...

    Authors: Berhan Begashaw, Bharat Mishra, Asegedech Tsegaw and Zewdneh Shewamene

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:337

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Our present study was conducted to characterize the phytoconstituents present in the aqueous extract of Momordica charantia and evaluate the antimicrobial efficacy of silver-extract nanoparticles (Ag-Extract-NPs)...

    Authors: Md. Mamun Or Rashid, Kazi Nahid Akhter, Jakir Ahmed Chowdhury, Foysal Hossen, Md. Saddam Hussain and Md. Tanvir Hossain

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:336

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    Ginger is a popular spice and food preservative. The rhizomes of the common ginger have been used as traditional medicine to treat various ailments. 6-Shogaol, a pungent compound isolated from the rhizomes of jah...

    Authors: Syntyche Ling Sing Seow, Sok Lai Hong, Guan Serm Lee, Sri Nurestri Abd Malek and Vikineswary Sabaratnam

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:334

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Alzheimer’s disease is a neurodegenerative disease, characterized by progressive decline in memory and cognitive functions, that results from loss of neurons in the brain. Amyloid beta (Aβ) protein and oxidati...

    Authors: Alona Telerman, Rivka Ofir, Yoel Kashman and Anat Elmann

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:332

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Xiao Yao San (XYS) is an herbal prescription which is used in the treatment of depression for thousands of years from Song dynasty in China (960–1127 A...

    Authors: Xiu-Fang Ding, Yue-Hua Li, Jia-Xu Chen, Long-Ji Sun, Hai-Yan Jiao, Xin-Xin Wang and Yan Zhou

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:326

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Diabetes mellitus (DM) is associated with hyperglycemia, inflammatory disorders and abnormal lipid profiles, currently the extracts from leaves of cynara scolymus has been discovered to treat metabolic disorders ...

    Authors: Maryem Ben Salem, Rihab Ben Abdallah Kolsi, Raouia Dhouibi, Kamilia Ksouda, Slim Charfi, Mahdi Yaich, Serria Hammami, Zouheir Sahnoun, Khaled Mounir Zeghal, Kamel Jamoussi and Hanen Affes

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:328

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  10. Content type: Research article

    XuefuZhuyu decoction (XFZY) is a well-known traditional Chinese herbal medicine for the treatment of various cardiovascular diseases, such as unstable angina pectoris and myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injury...

    Authors: Xiaowen Shi, Haiyan Zhu, Yuanyuan Zhang, Mingmei Zhou, Danli Tang and Huamin Zhang

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:325

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Tuberculosis is a world-wide problem affecting humans and animals. There is increasing development of resistance of the pathogens to current antimycobacterial agents. Many authors have investigated activities ...

    Authors: Ishaku L. Elisha, Francien S. Botha, Balungile Madikizela, Lyndy J. McGaw and Jacobus N. Eloff

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:327

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Hypercholesterolemia is a serious diseases associated with type-2 diabetes, atherosclerosis, cardiovascular disorders and liver diseases. Humans seek for safe herbal medication such as karela (Momordica charan...

    Authors: Dalia Yossri Saad, Mohamed Mohamed Soliman, Ahmed A. Baiomy, Magdy Hassan Yassin and Hanan Basiouni El-Sawy

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:319

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  13. Content type: Research article

    The Gnaphalium pensylvanicum willd. is used in China as a folk medicine to treat anti-inflammatory, cough and rheumatism arthritis. The aim of this study was to evaluate the potential of the extract of G. pensylv...

    Authors: Yan Jiang, Yan Lin, Yi-Juan Hu, Xiao-Jun Song, Hong-Hua Pan and Hong-Jian Zhang

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:320

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Antacids, anticholinergic drugs, histamine H2- receptor antagonists and irreversible proton pump inhibitors have been used for the treatment of gastric ulcers. However, prolonged use of these drugs may lead to...

    Authors: Ramani Karunakaran, M. Ira Thabrew, G. Mayuri Thammitiyagodage, B. Prasanna Galhena and L.D.A. Menuka Arawwawala

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:312

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Apoptosis plays a critical role in the progression of diabetic cardiomyopathy (DC). Astragalus polysaccharides (APS), an extract of astragalus membranaceus (AM), is an effective cardioprotectant. Currently, littl...

    Authors: Shuqin Sun, Shuo Yang, Min Dai, Xiujuan Jia, Qiyan Wang, Zheng Zhang and Yongjun Mao

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:310

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Since long, natural sources have been explored for possible managements of various diseases. In this context, the study is designed to evaluate Isodon rugosus Wall. ex Benth for biological potentials including an...

    Authors: Anwar Zeb, Farhat Ullah, Muhammad Ayaz, Sajjad Ahmad and Abdul Sadiq

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:284

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Cancer still constitutes one of the major health concerns globally, causing serious threats on patients, their families, and the healthcare system.

    Authors: Victor Kuete, Fabrice W. Fokou, Oğuzhan Karaosmanoğlu, Veronique P. Beng and Hülya Sivas

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:280

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Several lichen species are reported to be used tradiationally in many theraupatic practices. Many lichen species are reported as sources of several bioactive natural compounds. Several lichen species of Nepal ...

    Authors: Baidya Nath Jha, Mitesh Shrestha, Durga Prasad Pandey, Tribikram Bhattarai, Hari Datta Bhattarai and Babita Paudel

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:282

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Recinodindron heudelotii (Euphorbiaceae) is a plant used in Africa, particularly in Cameroon to treat various ailments including bacterial infections. In this study, we evaluated the e...

    Authors: Aimé Gabriel Fankam, Jules-Roger Kuiate and Victor Kuete

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:168

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