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  1. Content type: Research article

    Many complementary therapies offer benefits for patients with cancer. Others may be risky for patients due to negative interactions with conventional treatment and adverse effects. Therefore, cancer patients n...

    Authors: Trine Stub, Sara A. Quandt, Thomas A. Arcury, Joanne C. Sandberg and Agnete E. Kristoffersen

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:44

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    Storage lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) including overactive bladder (OAB) and urinary incontinence (UI) affect millions of people worldwide, significantly impacting quality of life. Plant based medicines ...

    Authors: Niikee Schoendorfer, Nita Sharp, Tracey Seipel, Alexander G. Schauss and Kiran D. K. Ahuja

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:42

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    Our team has identified 17 Boreal forest species from the traditional pharmacopeia of the Eastern James Bay Cree that presented promising in vitro and in vivo biological activities in the context of type 2 dia...

    Authors: Shilin Li, Sarah Pasquin, Hoda M. Eid, Jean-François Gauchat, Ammar Saleem and Pierre S. Haddad

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:37

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Despite the remarkable progress in cancer therapy in recent years, this disease still remains a serious public health concern. The use of natural products has been and continues to be one of the most effective...

    Authors: Victor Kuete, Dominique Ngnintedo, Ghislain W. Fotso, Oğuzhan Karaosmanoğlu, Bonaventure T. Ngadjui, Felix Keumedjio, Samuel O. Yeboah, Kerstin Andrae-Marobela and Hülya Sivas

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:36

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  5. Content type: Research article

    It has been observed that the various part of Baccaurea ramiflora plant is used in rheumatoid arthritis, cellulitis, abscesses, constipation and injuries. This plant also has anticholinergic, hypolipidemic, hypog...

    Authors: Mst. Luthfun Nesa, S. M. Sajedul Karim, Khairunasa Api, Md. Moklesur Rahman Sarker, Md. Monirul Islam, Asma Kabir, Mithun Kumar Sarker, Kamrun Nahar, Mohammad Asadujjaman and Mohammad Sirajum Munir

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:35

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Hesperidin is a flavonoid with antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and immune modulatory activities. Photoaging is a consequence of chronic exposure to the sun and ultraviolet (UV) radiation. This study was design...

    Authors: Hee Jeong Lee, A-Rang Im, Su-Man Kim, Hyung-Sik Kang, Jae Dong Lee and Sungwook Chae

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:39

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Recent studies have found that plant derived microRNA can cross-kingdom regulate the expression of genes in humans and other mammals, thereby resisting diseases. Can exogenous miRNAs cross the blood-prostate b...

    Authors: Xuan Chen, Ren-zhao Wu, Yong-qiang Zhu, Ze-ming Ren, Ye-ling Tong, Feng Yang and Guan-hai Dai

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:38

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Skin forms an important part of human innate immune system. Wrinkles, thinning and roughening of skin are some of the symptoms that affect the skin as it ages. Reactive oxygen species induced oxidative stress ...

    Authors: Induja Kalyana Sundaram, Deepika Deeptirekha Sarangi, Vignesh Sundararajan, Shinomol George and Sahabudeen Sheik Mohideen

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:33

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Sheng-ji Hua-yu(SJHY) formula is one of the most useful Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) in the treatment of the delayed diabetic wound. However, elucidating the related molecular biological mechanism of how...

    Authors: Le Kuai, Jing-ting Zhang, Yu Deng, Shun Xu, Xun-zhe Xu, Min-feng Wu, Dong-jie Guo, Yu Chen, Ren-jie Wu, Xing-qiang Zhao, Hua Nian, Bin Li and Fu-lun Li

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:32

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Icariin (ICA), a major ingredient of Epimediumbrevicornum, has various pharmacological activities including central nervous system protective functions such as the improvement of learning and memory function in m...

    Authors: Xiaolong Fu, Shujun Li, Shaoyu Zhou, Qin Wu, Feng Jin and Jingshan Shi

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:34

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Morinda citrifolia L. that was reported with immunomodulating and cytotoxic effects has been traditionally used to treat multiple illnesses including cancer. An anthraquinone derived from fruits of Morinda citrif...

    Authors: Nadiah Abu, Nur Rizi Zamberi, Swee Keong Yeap, Noraini Nordin, Nurul Elyani Mohamad, Muhammad Firdaus Romli, Nurulfazlina Edayah Rasol, Tamilselvan Subramani, Nor Hadiani Ismail and Noorjahan Banu Alitheen

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:31

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Different parts including the latex of Ficus racemosa L. has been used as a medicine for wound healing in the Ayurveda and in the indigenous system of medicine in Sri Lanka. This plant has been evaluated for its ...

    Authors: Nisansala Swarnamali Bopage, G. M. Kamal Bandara Gunaherath, Kithsiri Hector Jayawardena, Sushila Chandrani Wijeyaratne, Ajita Mahendra Abeysekera and Seneviratne Somaratne

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:29

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Natural products obtained from plants can be potent sources for developing a variety of pharmaceutical products. Allium species have been widely studied for their anti-cancer effects and presented promising resul...

    Authors: Ovgu Isbilen, Nahit Rizaner and Ender Volkan

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:30

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Oxidative stress as well as bacterial and fungal infections are common source of diseases while plants are source of medication for curative or protective purposes. Hence, aim of study was to compare the pharm...

    Authors: Iram Fatima, Sobia Kanwal and Tariq Mahmood

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:27

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Overweight and obesity are considered major health problems that contribute to increase mortality and quality of life. Both conditions have a high prevalence across the world reaching epidemic numbers. Our aim...

    Authors: Andrea Maia-Landim, Juan M. Ramírez, Carolina Lancho, María S. Poblador and José L. Lancho

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:26

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Hepatitis is a liver inflammation caused by different agents and remains a public health problem worldwide. Medicinal plants are an important source of new molecules being considered for treatment of this dise...

    Authors: Anne Marie Endougou Effa, Emilie Gantier, Thierry Hennebelle, Vincent Roumy, Céline Rivière, Théophile Dimo, Pierre Kamtchouing, Pierre Desreumaux and Laurent Dubuquoy

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:24

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Within the intercultural milieu of medical pluralism, a nexus of worldviews espousing distinct explanatory models of illness, our research aims at exploring factors leading to complementary and alternative med...

    Authors: Szilvia Zörgő, György Purebl and Ágnes Zana

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:25

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Numerous health benefits have been attributed to the Ginkgo biloba leaf extract (GBLE), one of the most extensively used phytopharmaceutical drugs worldwide. Recently, concerns of the safety of the extract have b...

    Authors: Stefano Bonassi, Giulia Prinzi, Palma Lamonaca, Patrizia Russo, Irene Paximadas, Giuseppe Rasoni, Raffaella Rossi, Marzia Ruggi, Salvatore Malandrino, Maria Sánchez-Flores, Vanessa Valdiglesias, Barbara Benassi, Francesca Pacchierotti, Paola Villani, Martina Panatta and Eugenia Cordelli

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:22

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Gyejibokryeong-hwan (Guizhi Fuling Wan in China), a mixture of five herbal plants, is a well-known treatment for renal diseases including those associated with climacteric syndrome. However, the genotoxicity of G...

    Authors: Mee-Young Lee, Chang-Seob Seo, Hyekyung Ha, Eunsook Park, Ji-Young Kim and Hyeun-Kyoo Shin

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:21

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Cupressus macrocarpa Hartw and Corymbia citriodora (Hook.) K.D. Hill & L.A.S. Johnson, widely grown in many subtropical areas, are used for commercial purposes, such as in perfumery, cosmetics, and room freshener...

    Authors: Mohamed Z. M. Salem, Hosam O. Elansary, Hayssam M. Ali, Ahmed A. El-Settawy, Mohamed S. Elshikh, Eslam M. Abdel-Salam and Krystyna Skalicka-Woźniak

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:23

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Pelargonium sidoides (PS) and Coptis chinensis root (CR) have traditionally been used to treat various diseases, including respiratory and gastrointestinal infections, dysmenorrhea, and hepatic disorders. The pre...

    Authors: Sang Mi Park, Byung-Gu Min, Ji Yun Jung, Kyung Hwan Jegal, Chul Won Lee, Kwang Youn Kim, Young Woo Kim, Youn-Woong Choi, Il Je Cho, Sae Kwang Ku and Sang Chan Kim

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:20

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Although the efficiency of conservative management for lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) has been examined, different conservative management approaches have not been compared. We have performed the first comparati...

    Authors: Hiroyuki Oka, Ko Matsudaira, Yuichi Takano, Daichi Kasuya, Masaki Niiya, Juichi Tonosu, Masayoshi Fukushima, Yasushi Oshima, Tomoko Fujii, Sakae Tanaka and Hirohiko Inanami

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:19

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  23. Content type: Study protocol

    It has been suggested that the antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and hypolipidemic activities of cardamom may improve diabetes. However, the effect of this spice has not been investigated in diabetic subjects. Th...

    Authors: Mohadeseh Aghasi, Shohreh Ghazi-Zahedi, Fariba Koohdani, Fereydoun Siassi, Ensieh Nasli-Esfahani, Ali Keshavarz, Mostafa Qorbani, Hoorieh Khoshamal, Asma Salari-Moghaddam and Gity Sotoudeh

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:18

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Alpinia galanga (L.) Willd. commonly called as Rasna, Greater galangal or Kulinjan is a medicinally important rhizome used in Indian traditional system of medicine to cure a number of ailments. A. galanga is the ...

    Authors: Anuradha S. Upadhye, Anagha Rajopadhye and Lourelle Dias

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:16

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Based on clinical medications and related studies, we established a Yang-Gan Jie-Du Sang-Jie (YGJDSJ) herbal formula for hepatocarcinoma treatment. In present study, we evaluated the anti-cancer potential of Y...

    Authors: Bing Hu, Tong Zhang, Hong-Mei An, Jia-Lu Zheng, Xia Yan and Xiao-Wei Huang

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:17

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