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  1. Content type: Research article

    Despite improvement of tumour response rates in patients with progressive and metastatic cancer, immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICM) induce toxicities in cancer patients. Viscum album L. (VA, mistletoe) extracts a...

    Authors: Anja Thronicke, Megan L. Steele, Christian Grah, Burkhard Matthes and Friedemann Schad

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:534

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    In Northern Norway, traditional medicine (TM) is shaped by both Christianity and traditional Sami nature worship. The healing rituals may include prayer and the use of tools such as moss, water, stones, wool a...

    Authors: Agnete Egilsdatter Kristoffersen, Trine Stub, Marita Melhus and Ann Ragnhild Broderstad

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:530

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    The ready availability and use of dietary supplements (DS) by the public means that healthcare professionals require education in this area. In the Republic of Serbia, education related to use of DS is include...

    Authors: Z. Stanojević-Ristić, S. Stević, J. Rašić, D. Valjarević, M. Dejanović and A. Valjarević

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:527

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    Acupuncture has been used as a common therapeutic tool in many disorders including anxiety and depression. Serotonin transporter (SERT) plays an important role in the pathology of anxiety and other mood disord...

    Authors: Tae Young Yang, Eun Young Jang, Yeonhee Ryu, Gyu Won Lee, Eun Byeol Lee, Suchan Chang, Jong Han Lee, Jin Suk Koo, Chae Ha Yang and Hee Young Kim

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:528

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    Sagunja-Tang (SGT-4) is a traditional herbal formula in Korean medicine that is used to treat anti-metabolic syndrome, and has antioxidant activity. In this study, we evaluated the effects of SGT-4 on the form...

    Authors: Ki Mo Kim, Deok Rim Heo, Joo Young Lee, Chang-Seob Seo and Sun-Ku Chung

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:529

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    Saponins are the main constituents of genus Sapindus and have the therapeutic potential for inflammatory disorders. In this study the antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, analgesic and antipyretic potential of the ste...

    Authors: Madeha Shah, Zahida Parveen and Muhammad Rashid Khan

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:526

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    Ethnobatanical survey associates Sapium ellipticum (SE) with antidiabetic usage among other medicinal functions in different parts of Africa. More importantly, previous studies on the plant extract in our laborat...

    Authors: Osasenaga Macdonald Ighodaro and Oluseyi Adeboye Akinloye

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:525

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    Glioma remains the most common cause of brain cancer-related mortality. Glioma accounts for 50–60% of brain cancer. Due to their low toxicity and infrequent side effects, traditional herbs have been increasing...

    Authors: Jiangan Li, Lulu Ni, Bing Li, Mingdeng Wang, Zhemin Ding, Chunrong Xiong and Xiaojie Lu

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:524

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  9. Content type: Research article

    N-butylidenephthalide (BP) isolated from Radix Angelica Sinensis (Danggui) exhibits anti-tumorigenic effect in various cancer cells both in vivo and in vitro. The effect of BP in bladder cancer treatment is still...

    Authors: Sheng-Chun Chiu, Tsung-Lang Chiu, Sung-Ying Huang, Shu-Fang Chang, Shee-Ping Chen, Cheng-Yoong Pang and Teng-Fu Hsieh

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:523

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    While the clinical role of manual therapies in migraine management is unclear, the use of chiropractors for this condition is considerable. The aim of this study is to evaluate the prevalence and characteristi...

    Authors: Craig Moore, Jon Adams, Andrew Leaver, Romy Lauche and David Sibbritt

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:519

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    According to only a handful of historical sources, Osmunda regalis, the royal fern, has been used already in the middle age as an anti-cancer remedy. To examine this ancient cancer cure, an ethanolic extract of t...

    Authors: Marianne Schmidt, Josef Skaf, Georgiana Gavril, Christine Polednik, Jeanette Roller, Michael Kessler and Ulrike Holzgrabe

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:518

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    The holistic approach of traditional medicine renders the identification of its mechanisms of action difficult. Microarray technology provides an efficient way to analyze the complex genome-wide gene expressio...

    Authors: My-Nuong Thi Nguyen and Thuy-Duong Ho-Huynh

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:522

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    European mistletoe (Viscum album) products used in cancer therapy are frequently combined with other anti-cancer-drugs. Hence, potential herb-drug interactions have become a major safety concern in mistletoe ther...

    Authors: Michael Schink and Oliver Dehus

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:521

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    Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium is a foodborne pathogen that triggers inflammatory responses in the intestines of humans and livestock. Colla corii asini is a traditional medic...

    Authors: Kwang-il Park, Mi-ra Lee, Tae-woo Oh, Kwang-Youn Kim and Jin-yeul Ma

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:520

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    Compound Muniziqi granule (MNZQ) is a multi-component herbal preparation and a popular traditional Uighur medicine used in China for treating endocrine...

    Authors: Nan Zou, Yue Wei, Fenghua Li, Yang Yang, Xuemei Cheng and Changhong Wang

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:517

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    Metastasis refers to the spread of a primary tumor cell from the primary site to other locations in the body and it is generally associated with the severity of a tumor. Extract of Ginkgo biloba (EGb) contains va...

    Authors: Huan Wang, Xia Wu, Stephane Lezmi, Qian Li, William G. Helferich, Yueqing Xu and Hong Chen

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:516

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Houttuynia cordata Thunb (HC) is a traditional herbal medicine widely used in Asia for the treatment of patients with alopecia, usually in combination with other two herbal medicines (

    Authors: Mun Su Chung, Woong Jin Bae, Sae Woong Choi, Kyu Won Lee, Hyun Cheoul Jeong, Fahad Bashraheel, Seung Hwan Jeon, Jin Woo Jung, Byung Il Yoon, Eun Bi Kwon, Hyun A Oh, Sung Yeoun Hwang and Sae Woong Kim

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:515

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Galetin 3,6-dimethyl ether (FGAL) is a flavonoid isolated from aerial parts of Piptadenia stipulacea. Previously, FGAL was shown to inhibit both carbachol- and oxytocin-induced phasic contractions in the rat uter...

    Authors: Juliana da Nóbrega Carreiro, Iara Leão Luna de Souza, Joedna Cavalcante Pereira, Luiz Henrique César Vasconcelos, Rafael de Almeida Travassos, Barbara Viviana de Oliveira Santos and Bagnólia Araújo da Silva

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:514

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    Conventional scientific studies had supported the use of polysaccharides and β-glucans from a number of fungi, including Ganoderma lucidum for the treatment of recurrent oral ulceration (ROU). Our aim of the p...

    Authors: Ling Xie, Xiaohong Zhong, Dongbo Liu, Lin Liu and Zhilan Xia

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:511

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Although there are current efforts to integrate herbal medicine (HM) into mainstream healthcare in Ghana, there is paucity of empirical evidence on the acceptability and concurrent use of HM, in the formal hea...

    Authors: Peter Agyei-Baffour, Agnes Kudolo, Dan Yedu Quansah and Daniel Boateng

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:513

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Allium tuberosum is a well-known spice as well as a herb in traditional Chinese medicine, used for increasing libido and treating erectile dysfunction. However, not many studies have b...

    Authors: Xingli Tang, Opeyemi J. Olatunji, Yifeng Zhou and Xilin Hou

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:510

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  22. Content type: Research article

    To assess chiropractic (DC) and naturopathic doctors’ (ND) knowledge, attitudes, and behaviour with respect to the pediatric patients in their practice.

    Authors: Antony Porcino, Leslie Solomonian, Stephen Zylich, Brian Gluvic, Chantal Doucet and Sunita Vohra

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:512

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Cancer is a leading cause of human death around the world and occurs through the highly complex coordination of multiple cellular pathways. Recent studies have revealed that microalgal extracts exhibit conside...

    Authors: Sung-Suk Suh, Sun-Mi Kim, Jung Eun Kim, Ju-Mi Hong, Sung Gu Lee, Ui Joung Youn, Se Jong Han, Il-Chan Kim and Sanghee Kim

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:509

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    Jia-Wei-Jiao-Tai-Wan (JWJTW), composed of Jiao-Tai-Wan (Cinnamomum cassia and Rhizoma coptidis) and other antidiabetic herbs, including Astragalus membranaceus, Herba Gynostemmatis, Radix Puerariae Lobatae, Foliu...

    Authors: Guang Chen, Xueping Yang, Xiaoyu Yang, Lingli Li, Jinlong Luo, Hui Dong, Lijun Xu, Ping Yi, Kaifu Wang, Xin Zou and Fuer Lu

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:507

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Atherosclerosis is a chronic vascular inflammatory disease. Since even low-level endotoxemia constitutes a powerful and independent risk factor for the development of atherosclerosis, it is important to find t...

    Authors: Daun Jeon, Seok Joong Kim and Hong Seok Kim

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:508

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Naringenin (Nar), a common dietary flavonoid abundantly present in fruits, vegetables, and Chinese herbs, is believed to possess strong anti-inflammatory properties and to modulate hepatic apolipoprotein and l...

    Authors: Hung-Jen Lin, Ko-Li Ku, I-Hsin Lin and Chia-Chou Yeh

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:505

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Paclitaxel (taxol) is a potent anticancer drug that is used in the treatment of a wide variety of cancerous. In the present study, we identified a taxol derivative named 7-epi-10-deacetyltaxol (EDT) from the cult...

    Authors: Kamalraj Subban, Satpal Singh, Ramesh Subramani, Muthumary Johnpaul and Jayabaskaran Chelliah

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:504

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  28. Content type: Research article

    In vitro and in vivo studies have shown that Zuo Jin Wan (ZJW), a herbal formula of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), possessed anticancer properties. However, the underlying mechanism for the action of ZJW ...

    Authors: Jielu Pan, Yangxian Xu, Haiyan Song, Xiqiu Zhou, Zemin Yao and Guang Ji

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:506

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Stress, regardless of its nature is nowadays recognized as one of the major risk factors for neuropsychiatric diseases, such as mood and anxiety disorders. The brain compared with other organs is more vulnerab...

    Authors: Harquin Simplice Foyet, Serge Tchinda Deffo, Pascaline Koagne Yewo, Iulia Antioch, Stéphane Zingue, Emmanuel Acha Asongalem, Pierre Kamtchouing and Alin Ciobica

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:502

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:552

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    Breast cancer is the most common cancer which causes significant morbidity and mortality among women worldwide. Lack of medical facilities for early detection, therapeutic strategies for treatment and side eff...

    Authors: Saurabh S. Attarde and Sangeeta V. Pandit

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:503

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common, reproductive endocrinopathy associated with serious short and long term health risks. Many women with PCOS use ingestible complementary medicines. This systematic ...

    Authors: Susan Arentz, Caroline A. Smith, Jason Abbott and Alan Bensoussan

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:500

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    Dangguijakyak-san (DJS) is an herbal formulation that has been clinically applicable for treating postmenopausal symptoms and neurological disorders. It is reported that hippocampal estrogen attenuates memory ...

    Authors: Deok-Sang Hwang, Namkwon Kim, Jin Gyu Choi, Hyo Geun Kim, Hocheol Kim and Myung Sook Oh

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:501

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Nonea micrantha Boiss. & Reut . being an unexplored member of Boraginaceae was investigated for GC/MS analysis, acetylcholinesterase (AChE), butyrylcholinest...

    Authors: Muhammad Imran, Farhat Ullah, Muhammad Ayaz, Abdul Sadiq, Muhammad Raza Shah, Muhammad Saeed Jan and Farman Ullah

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:499

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Recently, we reported high in vitro antibacterial efficacy of Althaea officinalis, Ziziphus jujuba, Cordia latifolia and Thymus vulgaris out of a total 21 plants against wide range of bacteria including MRSA. Thi...

    Authors: Najma Arshad, Arifa Mehreen, Iram Liaqat, Muhammad Arshad and Humera Afrasiab

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:498

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Aster koraiensis extract (AKE) is a standard dietary herbal supplement. The aim of this study is to investigate the inhibitory effects of AKE on diabetes-induced retinal vascular dysfu...

    Authors: Junghyun Kim, Kyuhyung Jo, Chan-Sik Kim and Jin Sook Kim

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:497

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  36. Content type: Research article

    The current study was conducted to evaluate the antioxidant, analgesic, antihyperglycemic, neuropharmacological and antidiarrheal activities of ethanolic extract of Lepisanthes rubiginosa L. leaves in different e...

    Authors: Md. Mahedi Hasan, Amir Hossain, Abdullah Shamim and Md. Mustafizur Rahman

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:496

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Cancer is a leading cause of death world-wide, with approximately 17.5 million new cases and 8.7 million cancer related deaths in 2015. The problems of poor selectivity and severe side effects of the available...

    Authors: Omonike O. Ogbole, Peter A. Segun and Adekunle J. Adeniji

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:494

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Herbal treatment may have a chondroprotective and therapeutic effect on Osteoarthritis (OA). We investigated the mechanism of action of ginger and curcumin rhizomes cultivated in Egypt in treatment of OA in ra...

    Authors: Nora M. Aborehab, Mahitab H. El Bishbishy, Abeer Refaiy and Nermien E. Waly

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:495

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    We previously reported that a methanol extract of Glycyrrhizae radix (MEGR) blocked methamphetamine-induced locomotor sensitization and conditioned place preference in rats. In the present study, the effects of M...

    Authors: Zheng Lin Zhao, Sang Chan Kim, Hong Feng Liu, Yi Yan Wu, Li Bo Li, Yu Hua Wang, Yu Jiao, Yu Fan, Chul Won Lee, Bong Hyeo Lee, Il Je Cho, Chae Ha Yang and Rong Jie Zhao

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:493

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    Research of natural products from traditionally used medicinal plants to fight against the human ailments is fetching attention of researchers worldwide. Bidens pilosa Linn. var. Radiata (Asteraceae) is well know...

    Authors: Garima Singh, Ajit Kumar Passsari, Pratibha Singh, Vincent Vineeth Leo, Sarathbabu Subbarayan, Brijesh Kumar, Bhim Pratap Singh, Hauzel lalhlenmawia and Nachimuthu Senthil Kumar

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:492

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Volatile oils from Artemisiae argyi folium (VOAAF) is reported with hepatotoxicity, but the underlying mechanism is still unclear.

    Authors: Hongjie Liu, Sha Zhan, Yan Zhang, Yan Ma, Liang Chen, Lingxiu Chen, Hanqiu Dong, Min Ma and Zhe Zhang

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:491

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  42. Content type: Research article

    The University of Arizona Integrative Health Center (UAIHC) was an innovative integrative medicine (IM) adult primary care clinic in Phoenix, Arizona. UAIHC used a hybrid payment model to deliver comprehensive...

    Authors: Robert L. Crocker, Amy J. Grizzle, Jason T. Hurwitz, Rick A. Rehfeld, Ivo Abraham, Randy Horwitz, Andrew Weil and Victoria Maizes

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:490

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    High prevalence of herbal medicines used in pregnancy and the lack of information on their safety is a public concern. Despite this, no significant research has been done regarding potential adverse effects of...

    Authors: Mansoor Ahmed, Jung Hye Hwang, Soojeung Choi and Dongwoon Han

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:489

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  44. Content type: Research article

    Melastoma malabathricum L. (family Melastomaceae; MM) and Muntingia calabura L. (family Elaeocarpaceae; MC) have been separately reported to possess gastroprotective activity. In an at...

    Authors: Siti Zawanah Halim, Zainul Amiruddin Zakaria, Maizatul Hasyima Omar, Norhafizah Mohtarrudin, Ikarastika Rahayu Abdul Wahab and Muhammad Nazrul Hakim Abdullah

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:488

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  45. Content type: Research article

    Ultraviolet radiation from sunlight induces overproduction of reactive oxygen species (ROS) resulting in skin photoaging and hyperpigmentation disorders. Novel whitening and anti-wrinkle compounds from natural...

    Authors: Moragot Chatatikun and Anchalee Chiabchalard

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:487

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  46. Content type: Research article

    Chinese herbal medicine formula Yu ping feng san (YPFS) is commonly used for allergic rhinitis (AR). Previous review had summarized the effectiveness and safety of YPFS, however without any subgroup analysis perf...

    Authors: Qiulan Luo, Claire Shuiqing Zhang, Lihong Yang, Anthony Lin Zhang, Xinfeng Guo, Charlie Changli Xue and Chuanjian Lu

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:485

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  47. Content type: Research article

    Coix lacryma-jobi var. ma-yuen (Rom.Caill.) Stapf has been used in China as an herbal medicine. Many studies of this plant have reported anti-proliferative and apoptotic activities on ...

    Authors: Eun Suk Son, Young Ock Kim, Chun Geon Park, Kyung Hun Park, Sung Hwan Jeong, Jeong-Woong Park and Se-Hee Kim

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:486

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  48. 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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  49. 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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