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  1. Content type: Research article

    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...

    Authors: Naseer Ali Shah, Muhammad Rashid Khan and Dereje Nigussie

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:388

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    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...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:387

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  3. Content type: Research article

    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...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:384

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  4. Content type: Research article

    As per the recent statistical reports of World Health Organisation (WHO), 13% of total global population is obese. Orlistat remains to be the only drug approved for the long term treatment of obesity. Recent f...

    Authors: M. Katoch, A. Paul, G. Singh and S. N. C. Sridhar

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:385

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  5. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:386

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  6. Content type: Research article

    There is a paucity of literature describing traditional health practices and beliefs of African women. The purpose of this study was to undertake a systematic review of the use of traditional medicine (TM) to ...

    Authors: Zewdneh Shewamene, Tinashe Dune and Caroline A. Smith

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:382

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  7. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:381

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  8. Content type: Research article

    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...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:383

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  9. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:379

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  10. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:380

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  11. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:377

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the United States. Fucoidan is a bioactive polysaccharide extracted mainly from algae. The aim of this study was to investigate anti-tumor and anti-angiogeni...

    Authors: Xin Rui, Hua-Feng Pan, Si-Liang Shao and Xiao-Ming Xu

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:378

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  13. Content type: Research article

    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...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:376

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  14. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:374

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  15. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:375

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  16. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:373

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  17. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:370

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  18. Content type: Research article

    The roots and stem bark of Berberis orthobotrys (Berberidaceae) have long been used traditionally to treat joint pain. Though, it has not been pharmacologically assessed for rheumatoid arthritis. The current stud...

    Authors: Alamgeer, Ambreen Malik Uttra and Umme Habiba Hasan

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:371

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  19. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:372

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  20. Content type: Research article

    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...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:366

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  21. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:369

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  22. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:367

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Zanthoxylum armatum DC has been an important traditional plant known for its medicinal properties. It is well known for its antimicrobial, larvicidal and cytotoxic activities.

    Authors: Fiaz Alam, Qazi Najum us Saqib and Abdul Waheed

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:368

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  24. Content type: Research article

    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.

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

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:365

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  25. Content type: Erratum

    Authors: 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

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:364

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

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