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  1. Content type: Research article

    Rumex crispus root has traditionally been used in Asian medicine for the treatment of hemorrhage and dermatolosis. The aim of this study was to explore the pharmaceutical effects of wa...

    Authors: Ki-Shuk Shim, Bohyoung Lee and Jin Yeul Ma

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:483

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Conventional drugs used to treat diabetes are too expensive, toxic and rarely available to rural communities. This study was aimed at investigating the phytochemical differences and hypoglycaemic effects (α-am...

    Authors: Idris Njanje, Victor P. Bagla, Brian K. Beseni, Vusi Mbazima, Kgomotso W. Lebogo, Leseilane Mampuru and Matlou P. Mokgotho

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:482

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic relapsing allergic inflammatory skin disease that currently affects millions of children and adults worldwide. Drugs used to treat these inflammatory diseases include anti-h...

    Authors: Johny Bajgai, Ailyn Fadriquela, Jesmin Ara, Rahima Begum, Md Faruk Ahmed, Cheol-Su Kim, Soo-Ki Kim, Kwang-Yong Shim and Kyu-Jae Lee

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:481

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  4. Content type: Research article

    During ischemic stroke (IS), adenosine 5′-triphosphate (ATP) is released from damaged nerve cells of the infract core region to the extracellular space, invoking peri-infarct glial cellular P2 purinoceptors si...

    Authors: Jia Huang, Xiaofang You, Weilin Liu, Changming Song, Xiaomin Lin, Xiufeng Zhang, Jing Tao and Lidian Chen

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:480

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Essential hypertension is mainly caused by endothelial dysfunction which results from nitric oxide (NO) deficiency. The present study was design to evaluate the protective effect of Bidens pilosa ethylene acetate...

    Authors: Danielle Claude Bilanda, Paul Désiré D. Dzeufiet, Léontine Kouakep, Bibi Farouck O. Aboubakar, Léonard Tedong, Pierre Kamtchouing and Théophile Dimo

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:479

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  6. Content type: Correction

    Authors: A. Kleespies, M. Mikhailov, P. N. Khalil, S. Pratschke, A. Khandoga, M. Stangl, W. D. Illner, M. K. Angele, K. W. Jauch, M. Guba, J. Werner and M. Rentsch

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:478

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    The original article was published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:440

  7. Content type: Research article

    Oxidative stress has a pivotal role in the pathogenesis and development of diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN), the most common and debilitating complications of diabetes mellitus. There is accumulating evide...

    Authors: Davood Nasiry, Ali Reza khalatbary, Hassan Ahmadvand, Fereshteh Talebpour Amiri and Esmaeil Akbari

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:476

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Joint and connective tissue integrity, comfort and function are paramount to optimal performance in exercise, recreational and occupational activities. The fruit of Terminalia chebula has been used extensively in...

    Authors: H. L. Lopez, S. M. Habowski, J. E. Sandrock, B. Raub, A. Kedia, E. J. Bruno and T. N. Ziegenfuss

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:475

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Hypertension is one of the most important risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and a worldwide problem. Despite increases in the development of synthetic drugs for hypertension treatment, the rate of ...

    Authors: Bumjung Kim, Youngki Kwon, Somin Lee, Kyungjin Lee, Inhye Ham and Ho-Young Choi

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:474

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Many people still experience pain and inflammation regardless of the available drugs for treatments. In addition, the available drugs have many side effects, which necessitated a quest for new drugs from sever...

    Authors: Yohannes Tamrat, Teshome Nedi, Solomon Assefa, Tilahun Teklehaymanot and Workineh Shibeshi

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:473

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Cisplatin is widely used chemotherapeutic agent for cancer treatment with limited uses due to its neurotoxic side effect. The aim of this study was to determine the potential preventive effects of rutin on the...

    Authors: Mashal M. Almutairi, Wael A. Alanazi, Musaad A. Alshammari, Moureq Rashed Alotaibi, Ali R. Alhoshani, Salim Salah Al-Rejaie, Mohamed M. Hafez and Othman A. Al-Shabanah

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:472

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Cerebral edema, erupting simultaneously with severe ischemic stroke, might lead to increased intracranial pressure, cerebral herniation, and ultimately death. Studies conducted previously by our team have demo...

    Authors: Nannan Yu, Zhenguo Wang, Yucen Chen, Juntao Yang, Xuan Lu, Yi Guo, Zelin Chen and Zhifang Xu

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:470

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Propolis and its major constituent – caffeic acid phenethyl ester (CAPE) have good abilities on antitumor and anti-inflammation. However, little is known about the actions of propolis and CAPE on tumor in infl...

    Authors: Huasong Chang, Yuehua Wang, Xusheng Yin, Xinying Liu and Hongzhuan Xuan

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:471

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Mango mistletoes Dendrophthoe pentandra (MMDP) extract has attracted interest due to its pharmacological properties, including gastro protective effects. The aim of this study was to investigate whether MMDP extr...

    Authors: Agustina Tri Endharti and Sofy Permana

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:468

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Extracts of plants have been considered as sources of natural antioxidant agents. In this study, we aimed to explore the antioxidant capacity of the aqueous root extract of Asparagus cochinchinensis (Lour.) Merr.

    Authors: Linghua Lei, Yanhua Chen, Lijun Ou, Yinglong Xu and Xiaoying Yu

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:469

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  16. Content type: Study protocol

    Although various treatments for breast cancer related lymphedema exist, there is still a need for a more effective and convenient approach. Pilot studies and our clinical observations suggested that acupunctur...

    Authors: Huiru Zhu, Jinwan Li, Zheng Peng, Yujie Huang, Xiaolan Lv, Liuying Song, Gechen Zhou, Shengzhang Lin, Jifei Chen, Baoyu He, Fengxian Qin, Xumexiang Liu, Meiyu Dai, Yan Zou and Shengming Dai

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:467

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  17. Content type: Research article

    The beneficial effects of traditional herbs of Crete, Greece for the treatment of upper respiratory tract infections have been reported in observational and laboratory studies. Following a published, double bl...

    Authors: Marilena Anastasaki, Antonios Bertsias, Stergios A. Pirintsos, Elias Castanas and Christos Lionis

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:466

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Most of the current anti-fungal treatments are chemical-based, fungistatic, have low efficacy in the treatment of tinea and toxicity concerns, while onychomycosis remains recalcitrant to most antifungal therap...

    Authors: Manoj Parekh, Girisha Ramaiah, Prachi Pashilkar, Ranjani Ramanujam, Peter Johnston and Leodevico L. Ilag

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:464

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Mistletoe extracts have anti-tumor properties and are approved for subcutaneous use in cancer patients. Data on Intravenous application are limited.

    Authors: Roman Huber, Dietrich Schlodder, Carola Effertz, Sabine Rieger and Wilfried Tröger

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:465

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Korean medicine (KM) has been widely used in Korea. This study aimed to assess the general perceptions of KM, to investigate the patterns of its usage in 2014, and to compare the results with those of an earli...

    Authors: Soohyun Kwon, Shinhee Heo, Dongjun Kim, Seunghyun Kang and Jong-Min Woo

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:463

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  21. Content type: Research article

    The emergence of multidrug-resistant bacteria is a worldwide concern and in order to find an alternative to this problem, the occurrence of antimicrobial compounds in Plectranthus amboinicus essential oil was inv...

    Authors: Sara Edwirgens Costa Benício Vasconcelos, Hider Machado Melo, Theodora Thays Arruda Cavalcante, Francisco Eduardo Aragão Catunda Júnior, Mário Geraldo de Carvalho, Francisca Gleire Rodrigues Menezes, Oscarina Viana de Sousa and Renata Albuquerque Costa

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:462

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Plants produce secondary metabolites that often possess widespread bioactivity, and are then known as phytochemicals. We previously determined that several phytochemical-rich food-derived preparations were act...

    Authors: Sabrina M. Noritake, Jenny Liu, Sierra Kanetake, Carol E. Levin, Christina Tam, Luisa W. Cheng, Kirkwood M. Land and Mendel Friedman

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:461

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Alkaloids have been considered as the most promising bioactive ingredients in plant species from the genus Zanthoxylum. This study reports on the compositions and contents of the Zanthoxylum alkaloids (ZAs) from ...

    Authors: Yongqiang Tian, Chunyun Zhang and Mingquan Guo

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:460

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