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  1. Content type: Research article

    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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    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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    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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Content type: Research article

    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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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 Harquin 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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  12. Content type: Research article

    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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  13. 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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  14. Content type: Research article

    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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. Content type: Research article

    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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  22. Content type: Research article

    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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. Content type: Research article

    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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