January 11, 2014 In Herbal Research

Herbal Research Update is back! After a brief (or not so brief) hiatus related to us moving to a new location, we are eager to continue bringing the latest scientific news to the herbal community. We apologize for the lack of posts during the last time period. In the meantime, stay tuned for some exciting developments in the nearest future! And now, back to the studies:

Clinical Trial

Dichrostachys glomerata aqueous extract [Africa]: effective in reducing cardiovascular disease risk factors associated with metabolic syndrome in obese subjects in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study (Abstract, Free full text)

Individual botanicals

Centaurea spp. (from Turkey): antineoplastic, anti-inflammatory activities (Abstract)

Eriobotrya japonica (loquat) tea: antioxidant, anti-inflammatory properties (Abstract, Free full text)

Phoenix dactylifera (date palm) seed extract: increase in insulin production in type 1 diabetic rats (Abstract, Free full text)

Salvia miltiorrhiza (danshen; China): cardioprotective activity (Abstract)

Schinus terebinthifolius (aroeira): wound-healing activities (Abstract)

Veronicastrum axillare (China): new monoterpenoids identified (Abstract)

Isolated Constituents

Isorhamnetin (from Tagetes lucida, a Mexican/Central American herb): reduction of doxorubicin toxicity (AbstractFree full text)

Lignan component of flaxseed (Linum usitatissimum): radiation-mitigating properties (Abstract)

Essential oils

Cedrelopsis grevei (from Madagascar), leaves essential oil: antineoplastic, antimalarial, anti-inflammatory activities (Abstract)

Quality control

Heavy metal levels in antimalarial herbal remedies in products sold in Ghana (Abstract)

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