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  1. Content type: Research article

    Endothelial cells are sensitive to changes in both blood components and mechanical stimuli. Endothelial cells may undergo phenotypic changes, such as changes in adhesion protein expression, under different she...

    Authors: Ming Zhang, Jie Sun, Beidong Chen, Yanyang Zhao, Huan Gong, Yun You and Ruomei Qi

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:220

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    Propolis is a natural substance produced by bees and is known to have antimicrobial activity. Our aim was to evaluate the antimicrobial effect of micellar nanocomposites loaded with an ethyl acetate extract of...

    Authors: Isabel Cristina Celerino de Moraes Porto, Dayse Chaves Cardoso de Almeida, Gabriela Vasconcelos Calheiros de Oliveira Costa, Tayná Stéphanie Sampaio Donato, Letícia Moreira Nunes, Ticiano Gomes do Nascimento, José Marcos dos Santos Oliveira, Carolina Batista da Silva, Natanael Barbosa dos Santos, Maria Luísa de Alencar e Silva Leite, Irinaldo Diniz Basílio-Júnior, Camila Braga Dornelas, Pierre Barnabé Escodro, Eduardo Jorge da Silva Fonseca and Regianne Umeko Kamiya

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:219

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    The polysaccharide component of Angelica gigas induces immuno-stimulatory effects on innate immune cells. However, it is unclear whether A. gigas’ adjuvant activity on the immune system can elicit anti-cancer res...

    Authors: Seo Hyun Kim, Sung Won Lee, Hyun Jung Park, Sang Hee Lee, Won Kyun Im, Young Dong Kim, Kyung Hee Kim, Sang Jae Park, Seokmann Hong and Sung Ho Jeon

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:218

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Histamine is a well-known mediator involved in skin allergic responses through up-regulation of pro-inflammatory cytokines. Antihistamines remain the mainstay of allergy treatment, but they were found limited ...

    Authors: Nurul Atika Razali, Nur Amiza Nazarudin, Kok Song Lai, Faridah Abas and Syahida Ahmad

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:217

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Ipomoea batatas L. Lam. is a functional food and belongs to family Convolvulaceae. It is used as an antiinflammatory, aphrodisiac, antiasthmatic, anticonvalescent, antitumor, antanemic and antidiabetic agent by l...

    Authors: Muhammad Majid, Bakht Nasir, Syeda Saniya Zahra, Muhammad Rashid Khan, Bushra Mirza and Ihsan-ul Haq

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:216

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Identifying ornamental plants as new natural antioxidant and antimicrobial sources is always of great importance for the ornamental and horticultural industries.

    Authors: Hosam O. Elansary, Samir A. M. Abdelgaleil, Eman A. Mahmoud, Kowiyou Yessoufou, Khalid Elhindi and Salah El-Hendawy

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:214

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Jawoongo is an herbal mixture used in traditional medicine to treat skin diseases. This study aimed to investigate whether Jawoongo ameliorates Atopic dermatitis (AD)-like pathology in mice and to understand i...

    Authors: Jin Mo Ku, Se Hyang Hong, Soon Re Kim, Han-Seok Choi, Hyo In Kim, Dong Uk Kim, So Mi Oh, Hye Sook Seo, Tai Young Kim, Yong Cheol Shin, Chunhoo Cheon and Seong-Gyu Ko

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:215

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Plant derived medicines show significant contributions to mankind in treating infections of pathogenic bacteria. Recently plants are used in pharmaceutical industries for novel drug preparations because to ens...

    Authors: Sunanda Burman, Kuntal Bhattacharya, Devaleena Mukherjee and Goutam Chandra

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:213

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Exposure to carbon black nanoparticles (CBNPs), a well-known industrial production, promotes pulmonary toxicity through inflammation and oxidative stress. Recent studies show that some polyphenols exert their ...

    Authors: Hung-Te Hsu, Yu-Ting Tseng, Wen-Jhe Wong, Chi-Ming Liu and Yi-Ching Lo

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:211

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Liuweiwuling tablets (LWWL) are an herbal product that exerts remarkable effects on liver protection and aminotransferase levels, and they have been approved by the Chinese State Food and Drug Administration (...

    Authors: Huimin Liu, Zhenfang Zhang, Huangwanyin Hu, Congen Zhang, Ming Niu, Ruishen Li, Jiabo Wang, Zhaofang Bai and Xiaohe Xiao

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:212

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Clinacanthus nutans (Burm. f.) Lindau. has traditionally been using in South East Asia countries to manage cancer. However, scientific evidence is generally lacking to support this traditional claim. This study a...

    Authors: Chin Theng Ng, Lai Yen Fong, Jun Jie Tan, Nor Fadilah Rajab, Faridah Abas, Khozirah Shaari, Kok Meng Chan, Fariza Juliana and Yoke Keong Yong

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:210

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  12. Content type: Research article

    In China, demands for disease prevention and health care and the prevalence of chronic non-communicable diseases have increased. TCM and general hospitals are increasingly utilizing TCM strategies for chronic ...

    Authors: Xiaoqing Fan, Fanli Meng, Dahui Wang, Qing Guo, Zhuoyu Ji, Lei Yang and Atsushi Ogihara

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:209

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Pimenta racemosa tree has many traditional uses where its leaves are used as herbal tea for treatment of flatulence, gastric disorder, osteoarthritis, colds and fever in addition to its analgesic and anti-inflamm...

    Authors: Fatma Abd-elkader Moharram, Amal Amin Al-Gendy, Siham Mostafa El-Shenawy, Bassant M. Ibrahim and Mohamed A. Zarka

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:208

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  14. Content type: Study protocol

    Hypertension control remains a major global challenge. The behavioral approaches recommended for blood pressure reduction are stress reduction, increased exercise and healthy dietary habits. Some study finding...

    Authors: Raja Ram Dhungana, Mahesh Kumar Khanal, Suira Joshi, Om Prakash Kalauni, Anu Shakya, Vijay Bhrutel, Savyata Panthi, Ramesh Kumar KC, Binod Ghimire, Achyut Raj Pandey, Bihungum Bista, Binaya Sapkota, Shiva Ram Khatiwoda, Craig Steven McLachlan and Dinesh Neupane

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:207

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Although alopecia affects the quality of life, its pathogenesis is unknown, because cellular interactions in the hair follicle are complex. Several authors have suggested using herbal medicine to treat alopeci...

    Authors: Jungtae Leem, Wonmo Jung, Yohwan Kim, Bonghyun Kim and Kyuseok Kim

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:204

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) plays an important role in the progression of renal interstitial fibrosis, which finally leads to renal failure. Oleanolic acid (OA), an activator of NF-E2-related fa...

    Authors: Wei-ming He, Jia-qi Yin, Xu-dong Cheng, Xun Lu, Li Ni, Yi Xi, Gui-dong Yin, Guo-yuan Lu, Wei Sun and Ming-gang Wei

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:205

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  17. Content type: Research article

    We aimed to evaluate the effects of a hydroalcoholic extract of Juglans regia L. leaves on blood glucose level and cardiovascular risk factors in type 2 diabetic patients.

    Authors: Khadijeh Rabiei, Mohammad Ali Ebrahimzadeh, Majid Saeedi, Adele Bahar, Ozra Akha and Zahra Kashi

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:206

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  18. Content type: Study protocol

    Uncomplicated urinary tract infections (UTI) are common in general practice and usually treated with antibiotics. This contributes to increasing resistance rates of uropathogenic bacteria. A previous trial sho...

    Authors: Kambiz Afshar, Nina Fleischmann, Guido Schmiemann, Jutta Bleidorn, Eva Hummers-Pradier, Tim Friede, Karl Wegscheider, Michael Moore and Ildikó Gágyor

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:203

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Royal jelly (RJ), the exclusive food for the larva of queen honeybee, is regarded as the novel supplement to promote human health. The function of RJ may be attributed to its major and unique fatty acid, 10-hy...

    Authors: Yuan-Chang Yang, Wing-Ming Chou, Debora Arny Widowati, I-Ping Lin and Chi-Chung Peng

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:202

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Cancer is one of the most frequently occurring diseases and is the second leading cause of death worldwide. In this study, anthraquinone derivatives (Compounds 1–5) were evaluated for their anti-cancer potenti...

    Authors: Vivek K. Bajpai, Md Badrul Alam, Khong Trong Quan, Hee-Jeong Choi, Hongyan An, Mi-Kyoung Ju, Sang-Han Lee, Yun Suk Huh, Young-Kyu Han and MinKyun Na

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:200

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Mentha spicata (M. spicata) is a member of Lamiaceae that spreads mainly in the temperate and sub-temperate zones of the world. It is considered as a rich source of essential oils, which is widely used in pharmac...

    Authors: Sanaa K. Bardaweel, Boulanouar Bakchiche, Husam A. ALSalamat, Maria Rezzoug, Abdelaziz Gherib and Guido Flamini

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:201

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  22. Content type: Research article

    The constant emergence of antibiotic resistant species and the adverse side effects of synthetic drugs are threatening the efficacy of the drugs that are currently in use. This study was aimed at investigating...

    Authors: Refilwe G. Kudumela, Lyndy J. McGaw and Peter Masoko

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:199

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Evidence suggests that tocotrienols may benefit bone health in osteopenic women. However, their safety in this population has never been investigated. This study was to evaluate the safety of a 12-week supplem...

    Authors: Chwan-Li Shen, Shu Wang, Shengping Yang, Michael D. Tomison, Mehrnaz Abbasi, Lei Hao, Sheyenne Scott, Md Shahjalal Khan, Amanda W. Romero, Carol K. Felton and Huanbiao Mo

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:198

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  24. Content type: Research article

    One of the molecular mechanisms involved in upper airway-related diseases is epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT). Olea europaea (OE) has anti-inflammatory properties and thus, great potential to prevent EM...

    Authors: Rabiatul Adawiyah Razali, Nik Ahmad Hafiz Nik Ahmad Eid, Turkambigai Jayaraman, Muhammad Asyrafi Amir Hassan, Nabilah Qistina Azlan, Nur Farhana Ismail, Nur Qisya Afifah Veronica Sainik, Muhammad Dain Yazid, Yogeswaran Lokanathan, Aminuddin Bin Saim and Ruszymah Bt Hj Idrus

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:197

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Agastache rugosa (Fisch. & C.A.Mey.) Kuntze (Korean mint) is used to treat diverse types of human disorders in traditional medicine. In recent years, its non-fermented leaf extract (ARE) has been shown to possess...

    Authors: Daehyun Shin, Yoonjin Lee, Yu-Hua Huang, Hye-Won Lim, Kyounghee Jang, Dae-Duk Kim and Chang-Jin Lim

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:196

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