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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Content type: Research article

    Impaired glucose regulation (IGR) patients have increased risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Identifying relevant risk factors in IGR subjects could facilitate early detection and prevention of IGR progr...

    Authors: Hong You, Tong Zhang, Wen Feng and Yun Gai

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:459

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  6. Content type: Research article

    The objective of the current study was to assess the in vitro antiplasmodial activities of leaf, bark, flower, and the root of Pongamia pinnata against chloroquine-sensitive Plasmodium falciparum (3D7 strain), cy...

    Authors: P.V.V. Satish and K. Sunita

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:458

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Tinospora cordifolia (Guduchi or Amrita) is an important drug of Ayurvedic System of Medicine and found mention in various classical texts for the treatment of diseases such as jaundic...

    Authors: Picheswara Rao Polu, Udupa Nayanbhirama, Saleemulla Khan and Rajlexmi Maheswari

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:457

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  8. Content type: Research article

    So-ochim-tang-gamibang (SOCG) is a decoction formula which has been used to improve mental activity in traditional Korean medicine. The present study was performed to evaluate whether ...

    Authors: Hwa Chul Shin, Jae Ho Lee, Ki Joong Kim, Hyun Jin Shin, Jeong June Choi, Chan Yong Lee, Uk Namgung and In Chul Jung

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:456

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is a progressive form of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, for which there is currently no safe and effective drug for therapy. In this study, we explored the effects of tau...

    Authors: Wenhua Zhu, Siwen Chen, Ronggui Chen, Zhiqing Peng, Jun Wan and Benyan Wu

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:455

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Radix puerariae (RP) is a herbal medicines for diabetes, mainly because of anti-oxidative, insulin resistance and hypoglycemic effect. Fructus crataegi (FC) also possesses strong antioxidant activity in vitro....

    Authors: Zhengyue Chen, Yanyan Yuan, Xinrong Zou, Mengqi Hong, Ming Zhao, Yu Zhao, Yuanping Liu, Guofu Li, Yabin Zhu, Lin Luo, Beiyan Bao and Shizhong Bu

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:454

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Foodstuffs of both plant and animal origin contain a wide range of bioactive compounds. Although human intervention studies are mandatory to assess the health effects of bioactives, the in vitro approach is of...

    Authors: Mattia Di Nunzio, Veronica Valli, Lidia Tomás-Cobos, Teresa Tomás-Chisbert, Lucía Murgui-Bosch, Francesca Danesi and Alessandra Bordoni

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:453

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs) are chronic inflammatory disorders that are mediated by pathogenic Th1 and Th17 cells. Previous studies have demonstrated that taheebo water extract (TWE) derived from Tabebuia ...

    Authors: Hyun Jung Park, Sung Won Lee, Dong-Joo Kwon, Seong-Il Heo, Se-Ho Park, Sun Young Kim and Seokmann Hong

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:448

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  13. Content type: Research article

    This study was designed to assess the quality of reporting on randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of scalp acupuncture for the treatment of stroke.

    Authors: Young-Nim You, Myung-Rae Cho, Jae-Hong Kim, Ju-Hyung Park, Gwang-Cheon Park, Min-Yeong Song, Jin-Bong Choi and Jae-Young Han

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:452

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Gout is an inflammatory condition induced by the deposition of monosodium urate (MSU) crystals in joints and soft tissues, and it can lead to acute or chronic arthritis. MSU are pro-inflammatory stimuli that c...

    Authors: Yun Mi Lee, Eun-Jung Shon, Ohn Soon Kim and Dong-Seon Kim

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:447

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Previous studies have revealed that gypenosides (GPS) improve the symptoms of anxiety disorders in a 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP)-lesioned rat model of Parkinson’s disease (PD). The pres...

    Authors: Ting Ting Zhao, Kyung Sook Kim, Keon Sung Shin, Hyun Jin Park, Hyun Jeong Kim, Kyung Eun Lee and Myung Koo Lee

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:449

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Mutations play a major role in the pathogenesis and development of several chronic degenerative diseases including cancer. It follows, therefore that antimutagenic compound may inhibit the pathological process...

    Authors: Tshepiso Jan Makhafola, Esameldin Elzein Elgorashi, Lyndy Joy McGaw, Maurice Ducret Awouafack, Luc Verschaeve and Jacobus Nicolaas Eloff

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:446

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  17. Content type: Research article

    “Jiedu Huayu” (JDHY) granules are traditional Chinese herbal compounds that have been used to treat severe liver injury for many years. The purpose of the current study is to evaluate the safety of JDHY granules.

    Authors: Minggang Wang, Hua Qiu, Rongzhen Zhang, Fuli Long and Dewen Mao

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:450

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) for Chinese medicine (CM) are being developed to assist doctors with appropriate decisions concerning CM care. To date, there has been little investigation on the perspectiv...

    Authors: Mengyu Liu, Chi Zhang, Qinglin Zha, Wei Yang, Ya Yuwen, Linda Zhong, Zhaoxiang Bian, Xuejie Han and Aiping Lu

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:451

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  19. Content type: Research article

    The concept of botanical therapeutics has revitalized due to wide importance of plant derived pharmaceuticals. Therefore, the ameliorative characteristics of Ajuga bracteosa were studied.

    Authors: Syeda Saniya Zahra, Madiha Ahmed, Muhammad Qasim, Bilquees Gul, Muhammad Zia, Bushra Mirza and Ihsan-ul Haq

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:443

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  20. Content type: Study protocol

    Chinese external therapy (CET) is a topical application with mainly Chinese herb medicine therapy with thousands of years of historical implications and is a clinical routine that is commonly used for relievin...

    Authors: Quan Jiang, Xiao-Po Tang, Xian-Chun Chen, Hong Xiao, Ping Liu and Juan Jiao

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:444

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Although it has been reported to contain high polyphenols, the pharmacological studies of the calyx of Diospyros kaki Thunb (DKC) have not been elucidated in detail. In this study, we elucidated anti-cancer activ...

    Authors: Su Bin Park, Gwang Hun Park, Hun Min Song, Ho-Jun Son, Yurry Um, Hyun-Seok Kim and Jin Boo Jeong

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:445

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Agrimonia pilosa Ledeb. is a medicinal plant with physiological activities such as anti-cancer, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory activities and in vitro anti-diabetic activity. However, ...

    Authors: Hwan Hee Jang, Song Yee Nam, Mi Ju Kim, Jung Bong Kim, Jeong Sook Choi, Haeng Ran Kim and Young Min Lee

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:442

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Constipation and symptoms of gastrointestinal discomfort such as bloating are common among otherwise healthy individuals, but with significant impact on quality of life. Despite the recognized contribution of ...

    Authors: Iris Pinheiro, Larry Robinson, An Verhelst, Massimo Marzorati, Björn Winkens, Pieter Van den Abbeele and Sam Possemiers

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:441

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Approximately 11% of the German population are convinced that certain moon phases and moon signs may impact their health and the onset and clinical course of diseases. Before elective surgery, a considerable n...

    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 17:440

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:478

  25. Content type: Research article

    To examine whether the use of Sasang constitutional (SC) types, such as Tae-yang (TY), Tae-eum (TE), So-yang (SY), and So-eum (SE) types, increases the accuracy of risk prediction for metabolic syndrome.

    Authors: Sunghee Lee, Seung Ku Lee, Jong Yeol Kim, Namhan Cho and Chol Shin

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:438

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