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  1. Research article

    Phytochemical investigation and nephroprotective potential of Sida cordata in rat

    Plants are an efficient source of natural antioxidant against free radicals causing kidney damages. Sida cordata ethyl acetate fraction has been reported for strong in vitro antioxidant potency, previously. In th...

    Naseer Ali Shah, Muhammad Rashid Khan and Dereje Nigussie

    BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:388

    Published on: 4 August 2017

  2. Research article

    Acute and sub-acute toxicity study of a Pakistani polyherbal formulation

    Herbology is the prevailing system among the nationally-accepted alternative or complementary systems of medicine. The system is due to its general and patient-oriented methodology, is widely used in the gener...

    Saiqa Ishtiaq, Maida Akram, Sairah Hafeez Kamran, Uzma Hanif, Muhammad Shaharyar Khan Afridi, Sajid-ur-Rehman, Atika Afzal, Ayesha Asif, Muhammad Younus and Shehla Akbar

    BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:387

    Published on: 4 August 2017

  3. Research article

    Inhibitory effects of Ponciri Fructus on testosterone-induced benign prostatic hyperplasia in rats

    Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is non-cancerous condition of enlargement of the prostate, a common occurrence in older men. The immature fruits of Poncirus trifoliata (L.) Rafinesque (Rutaceae), Ponciri Fruct...

    Woo-Young Jeon, Ohn Soon Kim, Chang-Seob Seo, Seong Eun Jin, Jung-Ae Kim, Hyeun-Kyoo Shin, Yong-ung Kim and Mee-Young Lee

    BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:384

    Published on: 3 August 2017

  4. Research article

    Polarity directed optimization of phytochemical and in vitro biological potential of an indigenous folklore: Quercus dilatata Lindl. ex Royle

    Plants have served either as a natural templates for the development of new chemicals or a phytomedicine since antiquity. Therefore, the present study was aimed to appraise the polarity directed antioxidant, c...

    Madiha Ahmed, Humaira Fatima, Muhammad Qasim, Bilquees Gul and Ihsan-ul-Haq

    BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:386

    Published on: 3 August 2017

  5. Research article

    A comparative assessment of antiproliferative properties of resveratrol and ethanol leaf extract of Anogeissus leiocarpus (DC) Guill and Perr against HepG2 hepatocarcinoma cells

    Epidemiological and experimental evidences have shown cancer as a leading cause of death worldwide. Although the folklore use of plants as a reliable source of health-restoring principles is well-documented, t...

    Jeremiah Olorunjuwon Olugbami, Robert Damoiseaux, Bryan France, Esther Modupe Onibiyo, Michael Adedapo Gbadegesin, Shivani Sharma, James Kazimierz Gimzewski and Oyeronke Adunni Odunola

    BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:381

    Published on: 2 August 2017

  6. Research article

    Estrogen-like and tissue-selective effects of 7-methoxycoumarin from Ficus umbellata (Moraceae): an in vitro and in vivo study

    Ficus umbellata is a medicinal plant previously shown to endow estrogenic properties. Its major component was isolated and characterized as 7-methoxycoumarin (MC). Noteworthy, coumarin...

    Stéphane Zingue, Thomas Michel, Chantal Beatrice Magne Nde, Amstrong Nang Njuh, Julia Cisilotto, Derek Tantoh Ndinteh, Colin Clyne, Xavier Fernandez, Tânia Beatriz Creczynski-Pasa and Dieudonné Njamen

    BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:383

    Published on: 2 August 2017

  7. Research article

    Evaluation of antimycobacterial, leishmanicidal and antibacterial activity of three medicinal orchids of Arunachal Pradesh, India

    The ethnic population of Arunachal Pradesh uses a number of orchids as such, or in decoction for various ailments. Three untapped orchids namely, Rhynchostylis retusa, Tropidia curculioides and Satyrium nepalense...

    Manisha Bhatnagar, Nandan Sarkar, Nigam Gandharv, Ona Apang, Sarman Singh and Sabari Ghosal

    BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:379

    Published on: 1 August 2017

  8. Research article

    Effects of the combined extracts of Herba Epimedii and Fructus Ligustrilucidi on airway remodeling in the asthmatic rats with the treatment of budesonide

    Asthma is characterized by chronic airway inflammation, leading to structura1 changes in the airway, collectively termed airway remodeling. Airway remodeling is thought to contribute to airway hyper responsive...

    Xiufeng Tang, Honglei Nian, Xiaoxi Li, Yan Yang, Xiujuan Wang, Liping Xu, Haotian Shi, Xinwei Yang and Renhui Liu

    BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:380

    Published on: 1 August 2017

  9. Research article

    Centella asiatica modulates cancer cachexia associated inflammatory cytokines and cell death in leukaemic THP-1 cells and peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC’s)

    Cancer cachexia is associated with increased pro-inflammatory cytokine levels. Centella asiatica (C. asiatica) possesses antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-tumour potential. We investigated the modulation of...

    Dhaneshree Bestinee Naidoo, Anil Amichund Chuturgoon, Alisa Phulukdaree, Kanive Parashiva Guruprasad, Kapaettu Satyamoorthy and Vikash Sewram

    BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:377

    Published on: 1 August 2017

  10. Research article

    Antioxidant and vasorelaxant activities induced by northeastern Brazilian fermented grape skins

    In northeastern Brazil, grape pomace has become a potential alternative byproduct because of the recover phenolic compounds from the vinification process. Comparative analyses were performed between lyophilize...

    José George F. Albuquerque, Valéria L. Assis, Arthur J. P. O. Almeida, Ionaldo J. L. D. Basílio, Melissa N. Luciano, Bruno R. L. A. Meireles, Ângela M. T. M. Cordeiro, Islânia G. A. Araújo, Robson C. Veras, Thaís P. Ribeiro and Isac A. Medeiros

    BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:376

    Published on: 28 July 2017

  11. Research article

    Herbal formula SC-E1 suppresses lipopolysaccharide-stimulated inflammatory responses through activation of Nrf2/HO-1 signaling pathway in RAW 264.7 macrophages

    SC-E1 is a novel herbal formula consisting of five oriental medicinal herbs used frequently in traditional herbal medicine for the treatment of inflammatory diseases in Korea. This study examined the effects o...

    Ju-Yeon Park, Young-Won Kwon, Soo Chil Lee, Sun-Dong Park and Ju-Hee Lee

    BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:374

    Published on: 28 July 2017

  12. Research article

    Effect of a herbal extract powder (YY-312) from Imperata cylindrica Beauvois, Citrus unshiu Markovich, and Evodia officinalis Dode on body fat mass in overweight adults: a 12-week, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group clinical trial

    YY-312 is a herbal extract powder from Imperata cylindrica Beauvois, Citrus unshiu Markovich, and Evodia officinalis Dode, which have health promoting effects, including body fat reduction. We aimed to evaluate t...

    Young-Gyu Cho, Ji-Hye Jung, Jae-Heon Kang, Jin Soo Kwon, Seung Pil Yu and Tae Gon Baik

    BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:375

    Published on: 28 July 2017

  13. Research article

    Protective effects of chebulic acid on alveolar epithelial damage induced by urban particulate matter

    Chebulic acid (CA) isolated from T. chebula, which has been reported for treating asthma, as a potent anti-oxidant resources. Exposure to ambient urban particulate matter (UPM) considered as a risk for cardiopulm...

    Kyung-Won Lee, Mi-Hyun Nam, Hee-Ra Lee, Chung-Oui Hong and Kwang-Won Lee

    BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:373

    Published on: 19 July 2017

  14. Research article

    Solanum nigrum Unripe fruit fraction attenuates Adriamycin resistance by down-regulating multi-drug resistance protein (Mdr)-1 through Jak-STAT pathway

    Solanum nigrum, herbal plant that commonly grows in temperate climate zone, has been used as a traditional folk medicine whose ripen fruits were proven to exhibit anti-tumor properties...

    Sankar Jagadeeshan, Diana David, S. Jisha, S. Manjula and S. Asha Nair

    BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:370

    Published on: 18 July 2017

  15. Research article

    In vitro antioxidant and antimalarial activities of leaves, pods and bark extracts of Acacia nilotica (L.) Del.

    The emergence of drug resistant malaria is threatening our ability to treat and control malaria in the Southeast Asian region. There is an urgent need to develop novel and chemically diverse antimalarial drugs...

    Muhammad Bilal Sadiq, Pattamon Tharaphan, Kesinee Chotivanich, Joel Tarning and Anil Kumar Anal

    BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:372

    Published on: 18 July 2017

  16. Research article

    Beta-mangostin demonstrates apoptogenesis in murine leukaemia (WEHI-3) cells in vitro and in vivo

    Beta-mangostin (BM) is a xanthone-type of natural compound isolated from Cratoxylum arborescens. This study aimed to examine the apoptosis mechanisms induced by BM in a murine monomyelocytic cell line (WEHI-3) in...

    Fatima Abdelmutaal Ahmed Omer, Najihah Mohd Hashim, Mohamed Yousif Ibrahim, Abdulmannan F. Aldoubi, Pouya Hassandarvish, Firouzeh Dehghan, Noraziah Nordin, Hamed Karimian, Landa Zeenelabdin Ali Salim, Mahmood Ameen Abdulla, Karim Al-Jashamy and Syam Mohan

    BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:366

    Published on: 17 July 2017

  17. Research article

    Antiplasmodial potential and quantification of aloin and aloe-emodin in Aloe vera collected from different climatic regions of India

    In this study, Aloe vera samples were collected from different climatic regions of India. Quantitative HPTLC (high performance thin layer chromatography) analysis of important anthraquinones aloin and aloe-emodin...

    Sandeep Kumar, Manila Yadav, Amita Yadav, Pooja Rohilla and Jaya Parkash Yadav

    BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:369

    Published on: 17 July 2017

  18. Research article

    The protective effect of fermented Curcuma longa L. on memory dysfunction in oxidative stress-induced C6 gliomal cells, proinflammatory-activated BV2 microglial cells, and scopolamine-induced amnesia model in mice

    Curcuma longa L. is a well-known medicinal plant that has been used for its anti-cancer, neuroprotective, and hepatoprotective effects. However, the neuroprotective effect of fermented...

    Cheong-Su Eun, Jong-Soon Lim, Jihye Lee, Sam-Pin Lee and Seun-Ah Yang

    BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:367

    Published on: 17 July 2017

  19. Research article

    Xue-fu-Zhu-Yu decoction protects rats against retinal ischemia by downregulation of HIF-1α and VEGF via inhibition of RBP2 and PKM2

    Retinal ischemia-related eye diseases result in visual dysfunction. This study investigates the protective effects and mechanisms of Xue-Fu-Zhu-Yu decoction (XFZYD) with respect to retinal ischemia.

    Shu-Qiu Tan, Xue Geng, Jorn-Hon Liu, Wynn Hwai-Tzong Pan, Li-Xiang Wang, Hui-Kang Liu, Lei Hu and Hsiao-Ming Chao

    BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:365

    Published on: 14 July 2017

  20. Erratum

    Erratum to: toxicity and antitumor potential of Mesosphaerum sidifolium (Lamiaceae) oil and fenchone, its major component

    Thaísa Leite Rolim, Déborah Ribeiro Pessoa Meireles, Tatianne Mota Batista, Tatyanna Kelvia Gomes de Sousa, Vivianne Mendes Mangueira, Renata Albuquerque de Abrantes, João Carlos Lima Rodrigues Pita, Aline Lira Xavier, Vicente Carlos Oliveira Costa, Leônia Maria Batista, Marcelo Sobral da Silva and Marianna Vieira Sobral

    BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:364

    Published on: 14 July 2017

    The original article was published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:347

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