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  1. Content type: Research article

    A combination of parts of Cornus officinalis, Rosa multiflora, Lespedeza bicolor, Platycladus orientalis, and Castanea crenata is commonly used for alleviating inflammatory skin disorders. Therefore, this study w...

    Authors: Abraham Fikru Mechesso, Seung-Jin Lee, Na-Hye Park, Jin-Yoon Kim, Zi-Eum Im, Joo-Won Suh and Seung-Chun Park

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2019 19:25

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    Women diagnosed with breast cancer frequently seek complementary and alternative (CAM) treatment options that can help to cope with their disease and the side effects of conventional cancer therapy. Especially...

    Authors: U. Weissenstein, M. Kunz, M. Oufir, J. T. Wang, M. Hamburger, K. Urech, U. Regueiro and S. Baumgartner

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2019 19:23

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    An alarm increase the rate of emerging and re-emerging of multidrug resistant bacteria have been caused great public health concern in the worldwide. They have been resisting for most or majority of currently ...

    Authors: Eshetu Gadisa, Gebru Weldearegay, Kassu Desta, Getahun Tsegaye, Sityehu Hailu, Kefiyelewu Jote and Abera Takele

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2019 19:24

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    Peppermint oil (PO) has intrinsic properties that may benefit patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) symptoms. The study objective was to determine the effect of peppermint oil in the treatment of the IBS.

    Authors: N. Alammar, L. Wang, B. Saberi, J. Nanavati, G. Holtmann, R. T. Shinohara and G. E. Mullin

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2019 19:21

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    Menstrual pain is very common amongst young women. Despite the significant impact that menstrual pain has on academic attendance and performance, social activities and quality of life, most young women do not ...

    Authors: Mike Armour, Caroline A. Smith, Kylie A. Steel and Freya Macmillan

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2019 19:22

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    Impaired wound healing is a debilitating complication of diabetes that leads to significant morbidity, particularly foot ulcers. The risk of developing diabetic foot ulcers for diabetic patients is 15% over th...

    Authors: Woan Sean Tan, Palanisamy Arulselvan, Shiow-Fern Ng, Che Norma Mat Taib, Murni Nazira Sarian and Sharida Fakurazi

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2019 19:20

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    A Panchvalkal formulation (Pentaphyte P-5®) mentioned in ancient texts of Indian traditional medicine was investigated for its anti-infective potential against Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

    Authors: Chinmayi Joshi, Pooja Patel, Hanmanthrao Palep and Vijay Kothari

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2019 19:19

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    Endometriosis has a significant negative impact on the lives of women, and current medical treatments often do not give sufficient pain relief or have intolerable side effects for many women. The majority of w...

    Authors: Mike Armour, Justin Sinclair, K. Jane Chalmers and Caroline A. Smith

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2019 19:17

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  9. Content type: Research article

    The present study was carried out to prepare multi-herbal combination via comparing antioxidant activity and polyphenolic composition of five medicinal plant extracts of Punica granatum L., Putranjiva roxburghii ...

    Authors: Pardeep Kaur, Robin, Rajendra G. Mehta, Balbir Singh and Saroj Arora

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2019 19:18

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  10. Content type: Correction

    Authors: Chun-li Lu, Xue-han Liu, Trine Stub, Agnete E. Kristoffersen, Shi-bing Liang, Xiao Wang, Xue Bai, Arne Johan Norheim, Frauke Musial, Terje Alræk, Vinjar Fonnebo and Jian-ping Liu

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2019 19:16

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    The original article was published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:260

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    Coreopsis tinctoria Nutt is an ethnomedicine widely used in Xinjiang, China. It is consumed as a herbal tea by local Uyghur people to treat high blood pressure and diarrhea. Our previous study confirmed that the ...

    Authors: Lan Yao, Jie Li, Linlin Li, Xinxia Li, Rui Zhang, Yujie Zhang and Xinmin Mao

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2019 19:14

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    Asian traditional herbal remedies are typically a concoction of a major and several complementary herbs. While balancing out any adverse effect of the major herb, the complementary herbs could dilute the effic...

    Authors: Jin-Woo Han, Kyun Ha Kim, Min-Jung Kwun, Jun-Yong Choi, Sang-Jun Kim, Seung-Il Jeong, Beom-Joon Lee, Kwan-Il Kim, Ran Won, Ji Hoon Jung, Hee Jae Jung and Myungsoo Joo

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2019 19:15

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a disease associated with that the experience of traumatic stress. The traumatic experience results in the development of a prolonged stress response that causes impair...

    Authors: Bombi Lee, Riwon Hong, Pooreum Lim, Daeun Cho, Mijung Yeom, Sanghyun Lee, Ki Sung Kang, Sang Cheon Lee, Insop Shim, Hyejung Lee and Dae-Hyun Hahm

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2019 19:11

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Almost half of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) patients progress to dementia, which is associated with decreased quality of life and obstacles to independent living. Relevant management is expected to prevent ...

    Authors: Hwan Kim, Hong Kyoung Kim, Si Yeon Kim, Young Il Kim, Ho Ryong Yoo and In Chul Jung

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2019 19:13

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    Danggui Buxue Tang (DBT) is a historical Chinese herbal decoction, and which has more than 800 years of applications. This herbal decoction solely contains two materials: Astragali Radix (AR) and Angelicae Sinens...

    Authors: Guowei Gong, Baohui Qi, Yan T. Liang, Tina T. X. Dong, Huai Y. Wang, Karl W. K. Tsim and Yuzhong Zheng

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2019 19:9

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    ChondroT, a new herbal medication, consists of the water extracts of Osterici Radix, Lonicerae Folium, Angelicae Gigantis Radix, Clematidis Radix, and Phellodendri Cortex (6:4:4:4:3). We previously reported that

    Authors: Dool-Ri Oh, Jong Ro Kim, Chul Yung Choi, Chan-hun Choi, Chang-su Na, Bok Yun Kang, Seon-Jong Kim and Young Ran Kim

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2019 19:10

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  17. Content type: Correction

    Authors: Uchenna Prosper Okonkwo, Sam Chidi Ibeneme, Ebere Yvonne Ihegihu, Afamefuna Victor Egwuonwu, Ikechukwu Charles Ezema, Adesina Fatai Maruf, Emmanuel Chiebuka Okoye, Olanrewaju Peter Ibikunle and Antoninus Obinna Ezeukwu

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2019 19:12

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    The original article was published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:310

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    Neptunia oleracea is a plant cultivated as vegetable in Southeast Asia. Previous works have revealed the potential of this plant as a source of natural antioxidants and α-glucosidase inhibitors. Continuing our in...

    Authors: Soo Yee Lee, Ahmed Mediani, Intan Safinar Ismail, Maulidiani and Faridah Abas

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2019 19:7

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Candida sp. represent the most common cause of fungal infections worldwide. In the present work, we have evaluated the activity of an essential oil extracted from pistachio hulls against a number of standard and ...

    Authors: Manuela D’Arrigo, Carlo Bisignano, Pierangela Irrera, Antonella Smeriglio, Roberto Zagami, Domenico Trombetta, Orazio Romeo and Giuseppina Mandalari

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2019 19:6

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Ling-gui-zhu-gan decoction (LGZG), a classic traditional Chinese medicine formula, has been confirmed to be effective in improving steatosis in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). However, the mechanism...

    Authors: Yanqi Dang, Shijun Hao, Wenjun Zhou, Li Zhang and Guang Ji

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2019 19:8

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  21. Content type: Research article

    The use of alternative medicines and dietary supplements is constantly changing, as are dietary habits. One example of this phenomenon is the current popularity of ginger products as an everyday health boost. ...

    Authors: Tabia Volqvartz, Anna Louise Vestergaard, Sissel Kramer Aagaard, Mette Findal Andreasen, Iana Lesnikova, Niels Uldbjerg, Agnete Larsen and Pinar Bor

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2019 19:5

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Plants represent an intricate and innovative source for the discovery of novel therapeutic remedies for the management of various ailments. The current study has been aimed to validate the therapeutic potentia...

    Authors: Tanzeel Zohra, Muhammad Ovais, Ali Talha Khalil, Muhammad Qasim, Muhammad Ayaz, Zabta Khan Shinwari, Sajjad Ahmad and Mohammad Zahoor

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2019 19:4

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Recently, it has been noted that natural herbal medications may be effective in treating obesity. Tongbi-san (TBS) is a traditional medicine usually used for dysuria (i.e., painful urination), containing three...

    Authors: Yea-Jin Park, Gui-Sun Lee, Se-Yun Cheon, Yun-Yeop Cha and Hyo-Jin An

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2019 19:1

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Saururus chinensis leaves have been used as traditional medicine in Korea for pain, intoxication, edema, and furuncle. According to previous reports, these leaves exert renoprotective, neuroprotective, and antiox...

    Authors: Jong-Hyun Nho, Hyeun-Joo Lee, Ho-Kyung Jung, Ji-Hun Jang, Ki-Ho Lee, A-Hyeon Kim, Tae-Kyoung Sung and Hyun-Woo Cho

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2019 19:2

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Considerable morbidity, mortality, and economic loss result from schistosomiasis infection. Deposition of Schistosoma eggs in the hepatic portal vein is considered as the main causative agent for the development ...

    Authors: Manal F. El-Khadragy, Ebtesam M. Al-Olayan, Mohammed I. Y. Elmallah, Afra M. Alharbi, Hany M. Yehia and Ahmed E. Abdel Moneim

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2019 19:3

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    Chinese herbal formula Shaoyao Gancao decoction (SGD) is often used as an adjuvant with chemotherapeutic agents to treat cancer. Due to the herb-drug interactions, the alternations of drug metabolic enzyme and...

    Authors: Dandan Feng, Tao Tang, Rong Fan, Jiekun Luo, Hanjin Cui, Yang Wang and Pingping Gan

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:345

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a common complication of diabetes. This study aimed to explore the beneficial effect of Danshen injection on ED in a streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetic rat model and the underly...

    Authors: Yong Zhang, Jian Chen, Hua Ji, Zhang-Gang Xiao, Peiqiang Shen and Lin-Hao Xu

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:343

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Chronic fat-rich diets consumption is increased risk associated with cardiovascular diseases (CVD). Prevention or reduction the progression of cardiac tissue deterioration could benefit in CVD. This study aime...

    Authors: Arunwan Udomkasemsab, Chattraya Ngamlerst, Poom Adisakwattana, Amornrat Aroonnual, Rungsunn Tungtrongchitr and Pattaneeya Prangthip

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:344

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Triphala is an Ayurvedic rasayana formulation reputed for its antitumour activities, and chebulinic acid and chebulagic acid, along with other phenolic acids, have been proposed to be responsible for its effects.

    Authors: Min Wang, Yanru Li and Xianda Hu

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:342

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have a higher risk of coronary heart disease (CHD). Acupuncture, a commonly used treatment for patients with RA, has not been reported to prevent CHD in patients with RA...

    Authors: Mei-Yao Wu, Ming-Cheng Huang, Hou-Hsun Liao, Jen-Huai Chiang, Yu-Chen Lee, Chung-Y Hsu, Mao-Feng Sun and Hung-Rong Yen

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:341

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Obese and overweight individuals have greater illness and disease burden, but previous findings from the 2002 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) suggest that they are no more likely to use complementary h...

    Authors: Dawn M. Upchurch, Linghui Liang and Fuschia M. Sirois

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:339

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Jian-Pi-Yi-Shen Formula (JPYSF), a Chinese herbal decoction with the efficacies of ‘fortify the spleen and tonify the kidney’ and ‘activate blood and resolve stasis’, is effective for the treatment of chronic ...

    Authors: Xinhui Liu, Jianping Chen, Xiaoyan Liu, Dongtao Wang, Ping Zheng, Airong Qi, Tiegang Yi and Shunmin Li

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:340

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  33. Content type: Research article

    (Trans)-3,7-Dimethyl-2,6-octadien-1-ol, commonly called geraniol (Ge-OH), is an acyclic monoterpene alcohol with well-known anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. Ge-OH is a non-toxic compound classif...

    Authors: Fernando Rizzello, Chiara Ricci, Michela Scandella, Elena Cavazza, Elisabetta Giovanardi, Maria Chiara Valerii, Massimo Campieri, Antonietta Comparone, Luigia De Fazio, Marco Candela, Silvia Turroni and Enzo Spisni

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:338

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) being an incapacitating disease requires early effective intervention. Considering Methotrexate (MTX)- the first line of treatment for RA- intoxicates the liver; therefore, alternativ...

    Authors: Hiba Hasan, Hanan Ismail, Youmna El-Orfali and Ghada Khawaja

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:337

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Research on the health effects of probiotics continues to grow, but less is known about consumers’ perceptions of probiotic products and their health effects, and the impact of these perceptions on consumption...

    Authors: S. S. Andersen, K. F. Michaelsen, R. P. Laursen and L. Holm

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:336

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  36. Content type: Research article

    As Complementary and Alternative medicine (CAM) grows in popularity, there is overt recognition for research evidence to inform clinical practice. While various strategies have been trialed to overcome the bar...

    Authors: Yasamin Veziari, Saravana Kumar and Matthew Leach

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:335

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Involvement of traditional health practitioners (THPs) in the form of collaboration with the formal health care system is suggested to improve the pathways to mental health care in Kenya, yet understanding of ...

    Authors: Christine W. Musyimi, Victoria N. Mutiso, Lianne Loeffen, Anja Krumeich and David M. Ndetei

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:334

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Herbal medicines in pregnancy are increasingly used worldwide with prevalence of up to 67%. Although this popularity is mainly because of the common belief that these medicines are safe, recent reports suggest...

    Authors: Mansoor Ahmed, Jung Hye Hwang, Mohammad Ashraful Hasan and Dongwoon Han

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:333

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  39. Content type: Research article

    The fruit of Elaeagnus umbellata has high medicinal values and is an excellent source of phytochemicals. This study was aimed to evaluate the antioxidant, enzyme inhibitory and antidiabetic potential of Elaeagnus...

    Authors: Nausheen Nazir, Muhammad Zahoor, Mohammad Nisar, Imran Khan, Nasiara Karim, Heba Abdel-Halim and Akhtar Ali

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:332

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  40. Content type: Research article

    The placenta is a reservoir enriched with growth factors, hormones, cytokines and minerals. While several beneficial effects of placenta extracts on wound healing, anti-aging and anti-inflammatory responses ha...

    Authors: Jae Hyeok Heo, Yoonki Heo, Hee Jung Lee, Minjee Kim and Ha Youn Shin

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:331

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Baicalin is a flavonoid compound that exerts specific pharmacological effect in attenuating the proliferation, migration, and apoptotic resistance of hypoxia-induced pulmonary artery smooth muscle cells (PASMC...

    Authors: Xiaoying Huang, Wei Mao, Ting Zhang, Meibin Wang, Xuetao Wang, Yaozhe Li, Lin Zhang, Dan Yao, Xueding Cai and Liangxing Wang

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:330

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Little is studied about complications related to probiotic ingestion. This study proposes to present a synthesis and critical evaluation of the reports and series of cases on the infectious complications relat...

    Authors: Rafael Lessa Costa, José Moreira, Andrea Lorenzo and Cristiane C. Lamas

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:329

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  43. Content type: Research article

    Identification of novel sources for developing new antibiotics is imperative with the emergence of antibiotic resistant bacteria. The fruits of Terminalia bellirica (Gaertn) Roxb., widely used in traditional medi...

    Authors: M. Priyanga Jayamal Dharmaratne, Amirthasingam Manoraj, Vasanthi Thevanesam, Asela Ekanayake, Nimal Savitri Kumar, Veranja Liyanapathirana, Eranga Abeyratne and B. M. Ratnayake Bandara

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:325

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  44. Content type: Research article

    Cordyceps sinensis has been used for centuries in China as one of the most valued herbal medicine and tonic food. Paecilomyces hepiali, a fungal strain isolated from natural C. sinensis, has been used widely as a...

    Authors: Mei Ge, Rui Guo, Hai-xia Lou and Wen Zhang

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:326

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  45. Content type: Research article

    Celastrus orbiculatus (Celastraceae) are used as traditional Chinese medicine to treat inflammation and cancer. This study aims to evaluate the effect of Celastrus orbiculatus extract (COE) on the apoptosis in hu...

    Authors: Yayun Qian, Ting Yang, Xueyu Zhao, Yan Yan, Wenyuan Li, Chuanci Fang, Jingjing Hou, Li Tao and Yanqing Liu

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:328

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  46. Content type: Research article

    Soil transmitted helminths (STHs) are among the world’s neglected tropical diseases. Morbidity due to STHs is greatest in school-age children who typically have the highest burden of infection. In 2001, WHO pa...

    Authors: M. Kugo, L. Keter, A. Maiyo, J. Kinyua, P. Ndemwa, G. Maina, P. Otieno and E. M. Songok

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:327

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  47. Content type: Research article

    Carica papaya leaf juice (CPLJ) was well known for its thrombocytosis activity in rodents and dengue patients. However, the effect of CPLJ treatment on other parameters that could contribute to dengue pathogenesi...

    Authors: Mohd Ridzuan Mohd Abd Razak, Norazlan Mohmad Misnan, Nur Hana Md Jelas, Nor Azrina Norahmad, Amirrudin Muhammad, Tiffiny Chau Dee Ho, Bazilah Jusoh, Umi Rubiah Sastu, Murizal Zainol, Mohd Isa Wasiman, Hussin Muhammad, Ravindran Thayan and Ami Fazlin Syed Mohamed

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:320

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  48. Content type: Research article

    Eugenol is a natural phenolic compound and possesses anticancer and antibacterial activities. Breast cancer is a major global health problem, and most of the chemotherapeutic agents are highly toxic with long-...

    Authors: Mashan L. Abdullah, Mohamed M. Hafez, Ali Al-Hoshani and Othman Al-Shabanah

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:321

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  49. Content type: Research article

    This study assessed the effects of propolis alone or combined with insulin on maternal status, pregnancy outcomes and placental oxidative stress in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats.

    Authors: Umar Zayyanu Usman, Ainul Bahiyah Abu Bakar and Mahaneem Mohamed

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:324

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  50. Content type: Research article

    Weight reduction frequently occurs in patients receiving vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) therapy. Therefore, we hypothesized that during dietary intervention for weight loss, auricular electric stimulation (AES)...

    Authors: Szu-Han Chen, Hsiao-Chien Chen, Ching-Liang Hsieh and Pei-Min Chao

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:323

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