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  1. Content type: Research article

    Indigo naturalis is a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) ingredient long-recognized as a therapy for several inflammatory conditions, including psoriasis. However, its mechanism is unk...

    Authors: Hui-Man Cheng, Yang-Chang Wu, Qingmin Wang, Michael Song, Jackson Wu, Dion Chen, Katherine Li, Eric Wadman, Shung-Te Kao, Tsai-Chung Li, Francisco Leon, Karen Hayden, Carrie Brodmerkel and C. Chris Huang

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:439

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    Primary dysmenorrhoea (PD), defined as painful menses in women with normal pelvic anatomy, is one of the most common gynaecological syndromes. Acupoint-stimulation could potentially be an effective interventio...

    Authors: Yang Xu, Wenli Zhao, Te Li, Huaien Bu, Zhimei Zhao, Ye Zhao and Shilin Song

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:436

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    A variety of plants in Acanthaceae have long been used in traditional Thai ailment and commercialised with significant economic value. Nowadays medicinal plants are sold in processed forms and thus morphologic...

    Authors: Tanakorn Suesatpanit, Kitisak Osathanunkul, Panagiotis Madesis and Maslin Osathanunkul

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:437

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Tetracera indica Merr. (Family: Dilleniaceae), known to the Malay as ‘Mempelas paya’, is one of the medicinal plants used in the treatment of diabetes in Malaysia. However, no proper s...

    Authors: Md. Mahmudul Hasan, Qamar Uddin Ahmed, Siti Zaiton Mat Soad, Jalifah Latip, Muhammad Taher, Tengku Muhamad Faris Syafiq, Murni Nazira Sarian, Alhassan Muhammad Alhassan and Zainul Amiruddin Zakaria

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:431

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium L.), magnesium and coenzyme Q10 are frequently used for migraine prophylaxis. Supplementation with a fixed combination of these three agents (Antemig®, PiLeJe) was investigated in a...

    Authors: Angèle Guilbot, Marie Bangratz, Samira Ait Abdellah and Christian Lucas

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:433

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Recent reports have demonstrated that impaired barrier function and local microinflammation in the duodenal mucosa contribute to the pathogeneses of functional dyspepsia (FD). Thus, restoring normal barrier in...

    Authors: Xiongfei Chang, Luqing Zhao, Jiajia Wang, Xiaofang Lu and Shengsheng Zhang

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:432

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) substantially contributes to the burden of disease and health care provision in sub-Saharan Africa, where traditional healers play a major role in care, due to both their acc...

    Authors: Carolyn M. Audet, Sizzy Ngobeni and Ryan G. Wagner

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:434

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) utilization is dramatically increasing among patients. As community pharmacies are a major provider of CAM products, community pharmacists need to have the sufficie...

    Authors: Naser Y. Shraim, Ramzi Shawahna, Muna A. Sorady, Banan M. Aiesh, Ghadeer Sh. Alashqar, Raghad I. Jitan, Waed M. Abu Hanieh, Yasmeen B. Hotari, Waleed M. Sweileh and Sa’ed H. Zyoud

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:429

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Considering that large variations exist amongst practitioners in lumbar disorder management and the significant costs that lumbar disorders incur, determining clinical practice patterns to provide preliminary ...

    Authors: Yoon Jae Lee, Joon-Shik Shin, Jinho Lee, Me-riong Kim, Yong-jun Ahn, Ye-sle Shin, Ki Byung Park, Byung-Cheul Shin, Myeong Soo Lee, Joo-Hee Kim, Jae-Heung Cho and In-Hyuk Ha

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:425

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Many patients with gynecological disorders seek traditional medicine consultations in Asian countries. This study intended to investigate the utilization of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) in patients with ...

    Authors: Yi-Rong Lin, Mei-Yao Wu, Jen-Huai Chiang, Hung-Rong Yen and Su-Tso Yang

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:427

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  11. Content type: Research article

    P-113 (AKRHHGYKRKFH-NH2) is a 12-amino-acid histidine-rich peptide derived from histatin 5 that is highly degradable in high salt concentrations and biological fluids such as serum, plasma and saliva. Nal-P-11...

    Authors: Hong-yan Wang, Li Lin, Wei Fu, Hui-Yuan Yu, Ning Yu, Li-si Tan, Jya-wei Cheng and Ya-ping Pan

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:426

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  12. Content type: Research article

    GS-E3D is a newly developed pectin lyase-modified red ginseng extract. The purpose of this study was to investigate the therapeutic effects of GS-E3D on diabetes-related renal dysfunction in streptozotocin-ind...

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

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:430

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  13. Content type: Research article

    In immunocompromised patients, human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) infection can lead to severe, life-threatening diseases, such as pneumonitis, hepatitis, gastrointestinal tract disease, and retinitis. We previously...

    Authors: Sohee Bae, Se Chan Kang and Yoon-Jae Song

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:428

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Various studies have suggested the effectiveness of Chinese medicine in the treatment of diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN). There are several principles and methods in Chinese medicine for the treatment of ...

    Authors: Sharad Panthi, Xirun Jing, Chenghan Gao and Tianshu Gao

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:424

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Euphorbia hirta linn., is a species of Euphorbiaceae family. They are known as asthma plant, barokhervi. The plant E. hirta is famous for its medicinal importance among the tribal popu...

    Authors: Riazul Haque Tuhin, Mst. Marium Begum, Md. Sohanur Rahman, Rubaba Karim, Taslima Begum, Siraj Uddin Ahmed, Ronia Mostofa, Amir Hossain, Mohamed Abdel-Daim and Rayhana Begum

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:423

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is widespread among different patient populations despite the availability of evidence-based conventional medicine and lack of supporting evidence for the cl...

    Authors: Mandreker Bahall

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:422

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  17. Content type: Research article

    To achieve effective antiretroviral therapy (ART) outcomes, adherence to an antiretroviral regimen and a good immunometabolic response are essential. Food insecurity can act as a real barrier to adherence to b...

    Authors: Koy Tshingani, Philippe Donnen, Henri Mukumbi, Pierre Duez and Michèle Dramaix-Wilmet

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:420

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) accounts for major cancer-related deaths despite current advanced therapies. Treatment and prognosis of HCC is better in patients with preserved liver function. Many natural prod...

    Authors: Fazal Khan, Tariq Jamal Khan, Gauthaman Kalamegam, Peter Natesan Pushparaj, Adeel Chaudhary, Adel Abuzenadah, Taha Kumosani, Elie Barbour and Mohammed Al-Qahtani

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:418

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Extracts from perna canaliculus, the Green Lipped Mussel (GLM) are widely used as a complimentary therapy by patients with osteoarthritis (OA). The current study investigated the potential of a novel GLM formulat...

    Authors: Simon Stebbings, Andrew Gray, Anthony G. Schneiders and Andrew Sansom

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:416

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Acorus gramineus has been reported to exhibit various pharmacological effects including inhibition of cholesterol synthesis, enhancement of lipid metabolism, prevention of dementia and...

    Authors: Joo-Myung Moon, Hae-Mi Sung, Hyun-Jung Jung, Jae-Won Seo and Ji-Hyang Wee

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:414

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  21. Content type: Research article

    The purpose of the present study was to examine the body composition of So-Yang type males according to Sasang constitutional medicine, which is popular in Korea. Different Sasang constitutional types are asso...

    Authors: Jiwon Yoon, Jiho Nam, Chae Hun Leem and Jong Yeol Kim

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:417

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  22. Content type: Research article

    This study evaluated the in vitro activity of essential oil extracted from the leaves of Myracrodruon urundeuva.

    Authors: Ítalo Diego Rebouças de Araújo, Nayara Coriolano de Aquino, Andreza Conceição Véras de Aguiar Guerra, Renato Ferreira de Almeida Júnior, Renata Mendonça Araújo, Raimundo Fernandes de Araújo Júnior, Kléber Juvenal Silva Farias, José Veríssimo Fernandes and Vânia Sousa Andrade

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:419

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  23. Content type: Study protocol

    Primary dysmenorrhea (PD) is one of the most common health complaints all over the world, specifically among young females. Acupuncture has been employed to relieve the pain-based symptoms and to avoid the sid...

    Authors: Yingfan Chen, Sinan Tian, Jing Tian and Shi Shu

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:421

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Torch ginger (Etlingera elatior, EE) is a ginger plant that found in Southeast Asia. Previous study showed its flowers and leaves composed of several flavonoids with anti-cancer activity. This study aims to inves...

    Authors: Aungkana Krajarng, Malin Chulasiri and Ramida Watanapokasin

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:415

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