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Use of herbal medicines during pregnancy in a group of Palestinian women.
The use of herbal medicines during pregnancy is common worldwide due to physiological changes that lead to pregnancy related problems. The aims of this study were to measure the prevalence and predictors of herb use among a group of Palestinian pregnant women and the possible influence of herbal con...
Neuropharmacological screening of essential oil from oleo gum resin of Gardenia lucida Roxb.
The oleo gum resin of Gardenia lucida is commonly employed in traditional medicine to treat multiple ailments, including epilepsy and mania. The essential oil isolated from it was screened for CNS activities to check if it is responsible for the claims made regarding the traditional use of the oleo...
Plants traditionally used individually and in combination to treat sexually transmitted infections in northern Maputaland, South Africa: ant...
Although medicinal plants are used extensively to treat sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in rural northern Maputaland, KwaZulu-Natal, the efficacy and safety of these plants have not previously been evaluated. A study was designed to investigate the in vitro antimicrobial activity and cytotoxi...
Wen Luo Yin inhibits angiogenesis in collagen-induced arthritis rat model and in vitro.
Our data suggest for the first time that WLY posses the anti-angiogenic effect in RA both in vivo and in vitro by downregulating angiogenic activators. © 2013 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved....
Senecio scandens Buch.-Ham.: A review on its ethnopharmacology, phytochemistry, pharmacology, and toxicity.
The aerial parts of Senecio scandens Buch.-Ham. (family Asteraceae) have a long history in traditional Chinese medicine as a treatment for various ailments, such as bacterial diarrhea, enteritis, conjunctivitis, and respiratory tract infections. A bibliographic investigation of Senecio scandens was...
Mineral constituents and toxicological profile of Jateorhiza macrantha (Menispermaceae) aqueous extract.
Our findings indicate the presence of all mineral elements tested. Acute study indicates no signs of toxicity at the doses used. The LD50 value is >5.00g/kg body weight, since there was no death registered at that dose. In subacute study, hematological and biochemical parameters showed a significant...
Comparative biological study of roots, stems, leaves, and seeds of Angelica shikokiana Makino.
We also evaluated the inhibition of two enzymes, lipase and acetylcholine esterase, and of the bacterial growth of two species, Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureaus. The anti-oxidant activity was determined using oxygen radical anti-oxidant capacity, ORAC assay and its relation to the phenoli...
Effects of an aqueous extract of Crataegus pinnatifida Bge. var. major N.E.Br. fruit on experimental atherosclerosis in rats.
Atherosclerosis (AS) can result in severe cardiovascular diseases. Early indications of AS include disorders in lipid metabolism, inflammatory responses, and endothelial dysfunction. Statins are the preferred drugs for stabilizing atherosclerotic plaques because of their lipid-lowering, anti-inflamm...
Soft tissue contusion repairing effects of Hong Yao with different penetration enhancers.
Hong Yao aerosol (HYA) is a new dosage form developed from Hong Yao, a traditional Chinese medicine preparation, which has the efficacy of promoting soft tissue contusion repair, anti-inflammation, and analgesia. To evaluate the soft tissue contusion repairing, anti-inflammatory and analgesic effect...
Commonly used metal and crystalline salts in South African traditional medicine.
Traditional medicines in the form of plants, animals and/or minerals are used by millions of South Africans. There is currently no data regarding the commonly used mineral elements thus the potential benefits or hazards of such products remain unclear. Metal and crystalline salts were purchased from...