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1. Some pharmacological effects of Tityus obscurus venom in rats and mice.

There are a great number of studies about Brazilian scorpions. However, little is known about the venom of scorpions of northern Brazil, mainly about Tityus obscurus, which is responsible for the most number of accidents in the Amazon. Thus, this study aimed to evaluate some pharmacological effects ...

Author(s) : Santos-da-Silva, A. de P.; Candido, D. M.; Nencioni, A. L. A.; Kimura, L. F.; Prezotto Neto, J. P.; Barbaro, K. C.; Chalkidis, H. M.; Dorce, V. A. C.

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Toxicon 2017 Vol.126 pp.51-58 ref.many

2. Effect of St. John's wort (Hypericum perforatum) oily extract for the care and treatment of pressure sores; a case report.

Ethnopharmacological relevance: Topical formulations such as oily extracts or ointments prepared with the flowering aerial parts of St. John's wort (Hypericum perforatum L., Hypericaceae) have been used in the management of a wide range dermatological problems including superficial wounds and...

Author(s) : Yücel, A.; Kan, Y.; Yesİlada, E.; Akın, O.

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Journal of Ethnopharmacology 2017 Vol.196 pp.236-241

3. Antianxiety activity guided isolation and characterization of bergenin from Caesalpinia digyna Rottler roots.

Ethnopharmacological relevance: Caesalpinia digyna Rottler (Caesalpiniaceae) roots have been used traditionally for soothing nerves, as nervine tonic and febrifuge. The aim of the present study was to isolate the antianxiety constituent(s) from C. digyna roots following bioactivity guided...

Author(s) : Jitender Singh; Ashwani Kumar; Anupam Sharma

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Journal of Ethnopharmacology 2017 Vol.195 pp.182-187 ref.34

5. Clinical pharmacology of Citrus bergamia: a systematic review.

Citrus bergamia Risso et Poiteau ("Bergamot") originated from the Mediterranean ecoregion (southern Italy, Calabria). Bergamot essential oil (BEO) is used in perfumes, cosmetics, and for stress reduction. Juice from C. bergamia has been used for hyperlipidemia. We evaluated literature published on ...

Author(s) : Mannucci, C.; Navarra, M.; Calapai, F.; Squeri, R.; Gangemi, S.; Calapai, G.

Publisher : Wiley, Chichester, UK

Journal article : Phytotherapy Research 2017 Vol.31 No.1 pp.27-39 ref.47

6. A traditional herbal formula composed of 'white' herbs down regulates tyrosinase-related proteins in B16F10 melanoma cells.

The traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) theory postulates the pharmacological targets of white-coloured herbs include skin. To explore the therapeutic implications of this theory in skin disorders, especially for excess pigmentation, a series of anti-melanogenic evaluations were performed using a...

Author(s) : Bang ChaeYoung; Kim MinKyoung; Kim SuHyun; Kim DongIl; Choung SeYoung; Jang YoungPyo

Publisher : National Institute of Science Communication and Information Resources, CSIR, New Delhi, India

Journal article : Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge 2017 Vol.16 No.1 pp.68-72 ref.23

7. Curative remedies for rheumatoid arthritis: herbal informatics approach for rational based selection of natural plant products.

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory and systemic autoimmune disease characterized by joint pain, swelling and stiffness. Inflammatory mediators such as pro-inflammatory cytokines, IL-6, COX-2, TNF-alpha, etc. attack joints upon activation and generate reactive oxygen/nitrogen species,...

Author(s) : Ankit Tanwar; Pallavi Thakur; Raman Chawla; Ansari, M. M.; Chakotiya, A. S.; Siddharth Gusain; Rajeev Goel; Rajesh Arora; Sharma, R. K.; Khan, H. A.

Publisher : National Institute of Science Communication and Information Resources, CSIR, New Delhi, India

Journal article : Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge 2017 Vol.16 No.1 pp.128-133 ref.22

8. Tris (1, 3-dichloro-2-propyl) phosphate induces apoptosis and autophagy in SH-SY5Y cells: involvement of ROS-mediated AMPK/mTOR/ULK1 pathways.

Tris (1, 3-dichloro-2-propyl) phosphate (TDCIPP), an extensively used organophosphorus flame retardant, is frequently detected in the environment and biota. Recent studies have shown that TDCIPP has neurotoxic effects. We hypothesized that the neurotoxicity might occur via the induction of the...

Author(s) : Li RuiWen; Zhou PeiJiang; Guo YongYong; Lee JaeSeong; Zhou BingSheng

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Food and Chemical Toxicology 2017 Vol.100 pp.183-196 ref.many

9. How do government regulations influence the ability to practice Chinese herbal medicine in western countries.

Ethnopharmacological relevance: The regulation policies of substances used in Chinese Herbal Medicine (CHM), have a direct influence on the ability of health providers to practice in the clinic. Aim of the study: We set out to assess the truth behind the assumption that practice of CHM in the west...

Author(s) : Fleischer, T.; Su YiChang; Lin JuiShan [Lin, J. S. S. ]

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Journal of Ethnopharmacology 2017 Vol.196 pp.104-109 ref.27

10. Biosynthesis and therapeutic implications of iridoid glycosides from Picrorhiza genus: the road ahead.

Picrorhiza genus is emerging as an important paradigm for herbal drug formulations due to its versatile iridoid glycosides exhibition and robustness in the treatment of diverse infections including hepatic amoebiasis, cancer, malaria, ulcerative colitis and cerebral ischemia reperfusion injury....

Author(s) : Varun Kumar; Chauhan, R. S.; Chanderdeep Tandon

Publisher : Springer, New Delhi, India

Journal article : Journal of Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology 2017 Vol.26 No.1 pp.1-13 ref.86

11. Ethnopharmacological survey of medicinal plants used by patients with psoriasis in the West Bank of Palestine.

Background: Psoriasis is a frequent skin inflammatory disorder that inflicts millions of patients around the globe. To meet their healthcare needs, patients with psoriasis often seek treatment outside the allopathic paradigm. Use of medicinal plants has emerged as one of the most common and...

Author(s) : Shawahna, R.; Jaradat, N. A.

Publisher : BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK

Journal article : BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 Vol.17 No.4 pp.(3 January 2017) ref.48

12. New herbal composition (OA-F2) protects cartilage degeneration in a rat model of collagenase induced osteoarthritis.

Background: Prevalence of osteoarthritis (OA) is on rise on the global scale. At present there are no satisfactory pharmacological agents for treating OA. Our previous study showed that Sida cordifolia L. and Zingiber officinale Rosc. had protective effect on cartilage. Here, we describe the effect ...

Author(s) : Nirmal, P. S.; Jagtap, S. D.; Narkhede, A. N.; Nagarkar, B. E.; Harsulkar, A. M.

Publisher : BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK

Journal article : BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 Vol.17 No.6 pp.(3 January 2017) ref.34

13. IL-1β-induced modulation of gene expression profile in human dermal fibroblasts: the effects of Thai herbal Sahatsatara formula, piperine and gallic acid possessing antioxidant properties.

Background: Pain is the main symptom of most musculoskeletal disorders and can be caused by inflammation in association with oxidative stress. Thai herbal Sahatsatara formula (STF), a polyherbal formula, has been traditionally used for relieving muscle pain and limb numbness. This study aimed to...

Author(s) : Thamsermsang, O.; Akarasereenont, P.; Laohapand, T.; Panich, U.

Publisher : BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK

Journal article : BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 Vol.17 No.32 pp.(9 January 2017) ref.47

14. Effects of Ginkgo biloba on dementia: an overview of systematic reviews.

Objective: To assess the cumulative evidence on the efficacy and effectiveness of Ginkgo biloba extract (GbE) in the treatment of dementia. Design: Overview of systematic reviews. Methods: PubMed/MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane, and Google Scholar were searched in June 2016. Systematic reviews (SRs) of...

Author(s) : Yuan QiuJu; Wang ChongWen; Shi Jun; Lin ZhiXiu

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Journal of Ethnopharmacology 2017 Vol.195 pp.1-9 ref.many

15. Mesembrine alkaloids: review of their occurrence, chemistry, and pharmacology.

Ethnopharmacological relevance: Mesembrine alkaloids are considered to be the primary active constituents of the South African medicinal plant Sceletium tortuosum (L.) N.E.Br. (Aizoaceae), and it is used as the dried or fermented aerial material from the plant, which is known as kanna (aka, channa, ...

Author(s) : Krstenansky, J. L.

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Journal of Ethnopharmacology 2017 Vol.195 pp.10-19 ref.many

16. Neuroprotective effects of 2,3,5,4′-tetrahydoxystilbene-2-O-β-D-glucoside from Polygonum multiflorum against glutamate-induced oxidative toxicity in HT22 cells.

Ethnopharmacological relevance: Since ancient times, Polygonum multiflorum Thunb. has been used to treat premature grey hair, dizziness, and blurred vision in East Asia. A major bioactive constituent of this medicinal herb, 2,3,5,4′-tetrahydoxystilbene-2-O-β-D-glucoside (THSG), has antioxidant...

Author(s) : Lee SunYoung; Ahn SungMin; Wang Ziyu; Choi YoungWhan; Shin HwaKyoung; Choi ByungTae

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Journal of Ethnopharmacology 2017 Vol.195 pp.64-70 ref.35

17. Analgesic effect of coumarins from Radix angelicae pubescentis is mediated by inflammatory factors and TRPV1 in a spared nerve injury model of neuropathic pain.

Ethnopharmacological relevance: Coumarins from Radix angelicae pubescentis (CRAP) are a major active component that are isolated from dried roots of Angelica biserrata Yuan et Shan, which has been used clinically to cure headaches for a long period of time, and it is an effective treatment for...

Author(s) : Li RuiLi; Zhao Chao; Yao MinNa; Song Ying; Wu Yin; Wen AiDong

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Journal of Ethnopharmacology 2017 Vol.195 pp.81-88 ref.many

18. Ethnobotanical and phytopharmacological review of Scindapsus officinalis ("Gajapippali").

Scindapsus officinalis (S. officinalis) holds a reputed position in Ayurvedic system of medicine. It has been ethanobotanically used to treat diarrhea ("atisara"), worm infestation ("krmiroga"), and as antipyretic. Literature survey on S. officinalis was carried out via electronic search in PubMed, ...

Author(s) : Kuljeet Kaur; Rajiv Gupta

Publisher : Elsevier (Singapore) Pte Ltd, Hong Kong, China

Journal article : Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine 2017 Vol.7 No.1 pp.78-85 ref.130

19. Callus culture and in vitro production of anthraquinone in Gynochthodes umbellata (L.) Razafim. & B. Bremer (Rubiaceae).

Gynochthodes umbellata is a rare medicinal plant used in traditional systems of medicine for curing various ailments. It is a woody climber belonging to the family Rubiaceae. Its over collection from the wild population resulted the rapid depletion of this species. There is an urgent need to...

Author(s) : Anjusha, S.; Gangaprasad, A.

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Industrial Crops and Products 2017 Vol.95 pp.608-614

20. Total sesquiterpene lactones prepared from Inula helenium L. has potentials in prevention and therapy of rheumatoid arthritis.

Backgrounds: Inula helenium L. is an herb with anti-inflammatory properties. Sesquiterpene lactones (SLs), mainly alantolactone (AL) and isoalantolactone (IAL), are considered as its active ingredients. However, the anti-inflammatory effects of SL-containing extracts of I. helenium have not been...

Author(s) : Gao Shuang; Wang Qun; Tian XinHui; Li HuiLiang; Shen YunHeng; Xu XiKe; Wu GuoZhen; Hu ZhenLin; Zhang WeiDong

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Journal of Ethnopharmacology 2017 Vol.196 pp.39-46

21. Anti-inflammatory effect of the six compounds isolated from Nauclea officinalis Pierrc ex Pitard, and molecular mechanism of strictosamide via suppressing the NF-κB and MAPK signaling pathway in LPS-induced RAW 264.7 macrophages.

Ethnopharmacological relevance: Nauclea officinalis Pierrc ex Pitard. is a Chinese medicinal herb that contains high level of alkaloids which is the most abundant and active constituent. Strictosamide isolated from Nauclea officinalis Pierrc ex Pitard. showed significant effects on inflammatory...

Author(s) : Li DongYu; Chen JiaQuan; Ye JiQing; Zhai XiaoTing; Song Jie; Jiang CuiHua; Wang Jing; Zhang Hao; Jia XiaoBin; Zhu FenXia

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Journal of Ethnopharmacology 2017 Vol.196 pp.66-74

22. A survey of herbal weeds that are used to treat gastrointestinal disorders from southern Thailand: Krabi and Songkhla provinces.

Ethnopharmacological relevance: Weeds are plants grow naturally and are commonly seen. They are mostly used for feedstuff. However, their use as herbs for treating diseases, including gastrointestinal disorders, is rare. Therefore, the present study aimed to: (1) quantify the number of herbal weeds ...

Author(s) : Neamsuvan, O.; Ruangrit, T.

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Journal of Ethnopharmacology 2017 Vol.196 pp.84-93

23. In vitro studies to evaluate the wound healing properties of Calendula officinalis extracts.

Ethnopharmacological relevance: Calendula officinalis (pot marigold) flower extracts have a long-lasting tradition in ethnopharmacology. Currently, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has approved its lipophilic and aqueous alcoholic extracts as traditional medicinal products for the treatment of...

Author(s) : Nicolaus, C.; Junghanns, S.; Hartmann, A.; Murillo, R.; Ganzera, M.; Merfort, I.

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Journal of Ethnopharmacology 2017 Vol.196 pp.94-103

24. Control of stress-induced depressive disorders by So-ochim-tang-gamibang, a Korean herbal medicine.

Ethnopharmacological relevance: So-ochim-tang-gamibang (SOCG) is a Korean herbal medicine formula that has been applied to treat depressive moods and depression associated somatoform pain. This decoction consists of Cyperus rotundus L. (Cyperi Rhizoma), Lindera aggregata (Sims) Kosterm. (Linderae...

Author(s) : Choi JungEun; Park DaeMyung; Chun EunHo; Choi JeongJune; Seo JiHye; Kim SeungHyung; Son JaeMin; Do MoonHo; Kim SunYeou; Park YangChun; Jung InChul; Jin MiRim

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Journal of Ethnopharmacology 2017 Vol.196 pp.141-150

25. Concurrent bullatine A enhances morphine antinociception and inhibits morphine antinociceptive tolerance by indirect activation of spinal κ-opioid receptors.

Ethnopharmacological relevance: Bullatine A, a C20-diterpenoid alkaloid and one of the major effective ingredients in Aconiti brachypodi Radix (Xue-shang-yi-zhi-hao), can block pain hypersensitivity in a variety of rodent models through expression of spinal microglial dynorphin A. Aim of the study: ...

Author(s) : Huang Qian; Sun MingLi; Chen Yuan; Li XinYan; Wang YongXiang

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Journal of Ethnopharmacology 2017 Vol.196 pp.151-159