Monthly Archives: November 2013

November 30, 2013 In Herbal Research


Chinese herbal medicine: extracted compounds, single herbs & herbal formulas for ischemia-reperfusion of myocard (Evid Based Complement Alternat Med)

Single herbs

98 plant materials from Malaysia: anti- and pro-lipase activity (Molecules)

Brandisia hancei: compounds for inhibition of advanced-glycation end products (Planta Med)

Litsea japonica extract: amelioration of diabetic retinopathy (Endocrine)

Rosmarinus officinalis: anti-inflammatory activity (Planta Med)

Extracted compounds

Auraptenol (from Angelica dahurica): anti-neuropathic pain (Sci Rep)

Iridoid glycosides from Paederia scandens: protective effect in uric acid nephropathy (Food Chem Toxicol)

Kaempferol 3-O-rhamnoside: anti-lipase activity (Molecules)

Taraxasterol (from Taraxacum officinale): against endotoxic shock (Immunopharmacol Immunotoxicol)

Complex preparations

Refined Jin Qi Jiang Tang (Coptis chinensis, Astragalus membranaceus, Lonicera japonica): amelioration of prediabetes


November 26, 2013 In Herbal Research

Medicinal Mushrooms

Authorization and market access in Europe: the current status – review (PubMed)

studies on individual botanicals

Aspalathus linearis (rooibos), fermented: cardioprotective action (PubMed)

Dendrobium nobile: effects on tau protein hyperphosphorylation and apoptosis in rat brain (PubMed)

Juniperus oxycedrus (cade oil): questions of safety & side effects (PubMed)

Melastoma malabathricum: antioxidant and liver protection (free article)(PubMed)

Ocimum sanctum (tulsi): anti-inflammatory, gastrointestinal and hepatoprotective effects – review (PubMed)

Paeonia suffruticosa (Moutan cortex): effects on diabetic nephropathy & mesangial cells dysfunction (PubMed)

Polygonum aviculare: flavonoids content, antioxidant effects (PubMed)

Salvia miltiorrhiza (danshen): renoprotection (PubMed)

Valeriana amurensis: effects on amyloid β and cognitive function (PubMed)

individual Constituents

Biochanin A: enhancement of radiotoxicity in colon tumor cells (PubMed)

Formononetin: anti-cancer activity (PubMed)

L-Tetrahydropalmatine: effects on methamphetamine-induced locomotor sensitization (PubMed)

L-Stepholidine: inhibition of heroin-induced reinstatement (PubMed)

Taxifolin: effects on diabetic cardiomyopathy (PubMed)

Chemical analysis

Quantitative approaches to measuring similarities in herbal fingerprints (PubMed)

Herbal Combinations

Chaihuang-Yishen: effects on diabetic nephropathy (PubMed)

Declinol (kudzu, gentian, tangerine peel, bupleurum): for alcohol use disorders – clinical trial (PubMed)

MAMA decoction (Morinda lucida, Azadirachta indica, Alstonia boonei, Mangifera indica): anti-Plasmodium berghei (PubMed)

Uwhangchungsimwon: neuroprotective effects (PubMed)

Zhibai Dihuang Wan: effects on renal tubular cell injury (PubMed)

Ethnobotanical data

Anti-mycobacterial activity of nine medicinal plants used by ethnic groups in Sonora, Mexico (free article) (PubMed)

Plant resources of Banda Daud Shah, District Karak, Pakistan (free article)(PubMed)