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  1. Content type: Research article

    Kangfuxin (KFX) is the ethanol extract of Periplaneta americana L, which has been widely used in the Traditional Chinese Medicine for the repair and regeneration of injured organ and tissues with long history. Th...

    Authors: Yan-Fen Huang, Long-Jian Li, Si-Qian Gao, Yang Chu, Jie Niu, Fu-Neng Geng, Yong-Mei Shen and Li-Hua Peng

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:413

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Curcumin (diferuloylmethane), a polyphenol extracted from the plant Curcuma longa, is widely used in Southeast Asia, China and India in food preparation and for medicinal purposes. Meanwhile, the neuroprotective ...

    Authors: Xin-Shi Wang, Zeng-Rui Zhang, Man-Man Zhang, Miao-Xuan Sun, Wen-Wen Wang and Cheng-Long Xie

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:412

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  3. Content type: Research article

    The increase in demand and consumption of single clove garlic or ‘Solo garlic’ (Allium sativum) has resulted in an increase in research on its therapeutic properties. The present study aims to evaluate the antiox...

    Authors: Khalid Mohammed Naji, Elham Shukri Al-Shaibani, Fatima A. Alhadi, Safa’a Abdulrzaq Al-Soudi and Myrene R. D’souza

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:411

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  4. Content type: Correspondence

    The public safety of α-tocopherol has been called in question by several meta-analyses which have raised concern among regulatory authorities. The objective of this study was to evaluate the Cochrane Database ...

    Authors: Christopher J. Oliver and Stephen P. Myers

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:408

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Shinrin-yoku (experiencing the forest atmosphere or forest bathing) has received increasing attention from the perspective of preventive medicine in recent years. Some studies have rep...

    Authors: Yuki Ideno, Kunihiko Hayashi, Yukina Abe, Kayo Ueda, Hiroyasu Iso, Mitsuhiko Noda, Jung-Su Lee and Shosuke Suzuki

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:409

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Intestinal injury is a potential cause of death after high-dose radiation exposure. The aim of the present study was to investigate the protective effects of resveratrol against radiation-induced small intesti...

    Authors: Heng Zhang, Hao Yan, Xiaoliang Zhou, Huaqing Wang, Yiling Yang, Junling Zhang and Hui Wang

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:410

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Electroacupuncture (EA) has been applied to treat and prevent diseases for years. However, molecular events happened in both the acupunctured site and the internal organs after EA stimulation have not been cla...

    Authors: Jing-Shan Wu, Hsin-Yi Lo, Chia-Cheng Li, Feng-Yuan Chen, Chien-Yun Hsiang and Tin-Yun Ho

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:406

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Trema orientalis (T. orientalis Linn) has been used in the management of malaria in the western part of Nigeria and despite its application in ethnomedicine, there is dearth of scienti...

    Authors: John Oludele Olanlokun, Oluwole Moses David and Anthony Jide Afolayan

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:407

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Onchocerciasis is one of the tropical neglected diseases (NTDs) caused by the nematode Onchocerca volvulus. Control strategies currently in use rely on mass administration of ivermectin, which has marked activity...

    Authors: Justin Kalmobé, Dieudonné Ndjonka, Djafsia Boursou, Jacqueline Dikti Vildina and Eva Liebau

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:404

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Hyperlipidaemia is the major risk factor contributing to the development and progression of atherosclerosis, fatty liver and cerebrovascular disease. Pleurotus eryngii (P. eryngii) is rich in biologically active ...

    Authors: Chen Zhang, Juan Li, Jing Wang, Xingling Song, Jianjun Zhang, Shang Wu, Chunlong Hu, Zhiyuan Gong and Le Jia

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:403

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Holarrhena antidysenterica has been employed as an ethnobotanical plant for the treatment of dysentery, diarrhoea, fever, and bacterial infections. Biological activities of the princip...

    Authors: Thanyaluck Siriyong, Potjanee Srimanote, Sasitorn Chusri, Boon-ek Yingyongnarongkul, Channarong Suaisom, Varomyalin Tipmanee and Supayang Piyawan Voravuthikunchai

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:405

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Studies of the effects of electromagnetic fields (EMFs) on cartilaginous cells show a broad range of outcomes. However EMFs are not yet clinically applied as standard treatment of osteoarthritis, as EMF effect...

    Authors: Julia Isabelle Redeker, Bärbel Schmitt, Nele Pascale Grigull, Christian Braun, Andreas Büttner, Volkmar Jansson and Susanne Mayer-Wagner

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:402

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Our previous study demonstrated that an up-regulation of the Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) signaling pathway is involved the mechanism causing the recurrence of triple negative breast cancer. The ai...

    Authors: Jen-Hwey Chiu, Fang-Pey Chen, Yi-Fang Tsai, Man-Ting Lin, Ling-Ming Tseng and Yi-Ming Shyr

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:401

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  14. Content type: Research article

    The resistance of some medico-veterinary parasite strains as well as the unavailability and toxicity of synthetic anthelminthics on humans, animals and the impacts of their residues in the environment have pus...

    Authors: Sergine Errole Ngouateu Teufack, Gertrude NMbogning Tayo, Marc Ngangout Alidou, Jeannette Yondo, Amely Frankline Djiomene, Josué Wabo Poné and Faùily Mpoame Mbida

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:400

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of premature death throughout the world. An estimated 17.5 million people died from CVD in 2012, representing 31% of all global deaths. Nardostachys chinensis (NC...

    Authors: Min Li, Xue Xu, Xinyu Yang, Joey S. W. Kwong and Hongcai Shang

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:398

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Chronic stress contributes to the development of brain disorders, such as neurodegenerative and psychiatric diseases. Oxidative damage is well known as a causative factor for pathogenic process in brain tissue...

    Authors: Hyun-Yong Lee, Jin-Seok Lee, Hyeong-Geug Kim, Won-Yong Kim, Seung-Bae Lee, Yung-Hyun Choi and Chang-Gue Son

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:397

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Arachidonic acid metabolism by cyclooxygenase (COX) is a major pathway for blood platelets’ activation, which is associated with pro-thrombotic platelet activity and the production of pro-inflammatory mediator...

    Authors: Michal Bijak and Joanna Saluk-Bijak

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:396

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  18. Content type: Research article

    The common usage of chewing sticks prepared from Neem tree (Azadirachta indica) in India suggests its potential efficacy in periodontal diseases. The objective of this study is to explore the antibacterial effect...

    Authors: Leali Heyman, Yael Houri-Haddad, Samuel N. Heyman, Isaac Ginsburg, Yossi Gleitman and Osnat Feuerstein

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:399

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Although pharmacists are entrusted to play a role in ensuring the safe and appropriate use of all medicines, in general, the inclusion of complementary medicines (CMs) into their professional practice has not ...

    Authors: Carolina Oi Lam Ung, Joanna Harnett and Hao Hu

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:394

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  20. Content type: Research article

    A variety of anticancer chemotherapeutics induce adverse side effects including myelotoxicity. Dried roots of Phragmites communis Trinius, Phragmitis rhizoma, have been clinically used in traditional folk medicin...

    Authors: Jinhee Kim, You Jin Lee, Young Ah Kim, Eun-Sang Cho, Eunna Huh, Ok-Sun Bang and No Soo Kim

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:393

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  21. Content type: Research article

    [6]-Gingerol, a major component of Zingiber officinale, was previously reported to ameliorate hyperglycemia in type 2 diabetic mice. Endocrine signaling is involved in insulin secretion and is perturbed in db/db ...

    Authors: Mehdi Bin Samad, Md. Nurul Absar Bin Mohsin, Bodiul Alam Razu, Mohammad Tashnim Hossain, Sinayat Mahzabeen, Naziat Unnoor, Ishrat Aklima Muna, Farjana Akhter, Ashraf Ul Kabir and J. M. A. Hannan

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:395

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  22. Content type: Research article

    It has been reported that royal jelly would reduce melanin synthesis and inhibit the expression of melanogensis related proteins and genes. In this study, we evaluate the anti-melanogenic and depigmenting acti...

    Authors: Chi-Chung Peng, Hui-Tzu Sun, I-Ping Lin, Ping-Chung Kuo and Jen-Chieh Li

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:392

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  23. Content type: Study protocol

    Bruxism is a repetitive activity that causes tooth wear, audible sounds, and discomfort. Preventive measures have been studied for conditions that can exert a negative influence on physiological development in...

    Authors: Mônica da Consolação Canuto Salgueiro, Carolina Carvalho Bortoletto, Anna Carolina RattoTempestini Horliana, Ana Carolina Costa Mota, Lara Jansiski Motta, Pamella de Barros Motta, Raquel Agnelli MesquitaFerrari, Kristianne Porta Santos Fernandes and Sandra Kalil Bussadori

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:391

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  24. Content type: Study protocol

    Colorectal cancer imposes threats to patients’ well-being. Although most physical symptoms can be managed by medication, psychosocial stressors may complicate survival and hamper quality of life. Mindfulness a...

    Authors: Rainbow T. H. Ho, Adrian H. Y. Wan, Jessie S. M. Chan, S. M. Ng, K. F. Chung and Cecilia L. W. Chan

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:390

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  25. Content type: Research article

    The hydro-ethanolic whole plant extract of Synedrella nodiflora (SNE) has demonstrated anticonvulsant, sedative and analgesic effects. Preliminary studies conducted in animals, SNE significantly decreased stereot...

    Authors: Patrick Amoateng, Samuel Adjei, Dorcas Osei-safo, Kennedy K. E. Kukuia, Emelia Oppong Bekoe, Thomas K. Karikari and Samuel B. Kombian

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:389

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