January 21, 2014 In Herbal Research

Clinical trials

Chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla) and Punica granatum (pomegranate) extracts: mouth rinse for gingival bleeding reduction (Abstract)

Trigonella foenum-graecum (fenugreek): a meta-analysis of its effects on glycemia (Abstract, Free full text)

Medicinal plant conservation

Melia azedarach (Chinaberry tree): high tolerance to water stress; potential for use for reforestation in drought-prone areas (Abstract)

Polyherbal combinations

Trigonella foenum graceum (fenugreek), Momordica charantia (bitter melon), Aegle marmelos (bael): antidiabetic and antihyperlipidemic effect (Abstract)

Essential Oils

Afrostyrax lepidophyllus (bush onion) and Scorodophloeus zenkeri (tropical garlic tree) seeds [African spices]: essential oil composition and anticancer activities (Abstract)

Pavonia odorata (sugandha bala): volatile constituents (Abstract, Free full text)

Zingiberaceae (multiple species): larvicidal activities against mosquitoes (Abstract)

Individual botanicals

Bupleurum marginatum (bupleurum): anti-infective and tumoricidal properties (Abstract, Free full text)

Corydalis turtschaninovii (corydalis): effects on osteoclasts, osteoblasts, and chondrocytes in vitro (Abstract)

Cynanchum atratum (bai wei): effects on osteoclasts, osteoblasts, and chondrocytes in vitro (Abstract)

Melia azedarach (Chinaberry tree): effects on osteoclasts, osteoblasts, and chondrocytes in vitro (Abstract)

Morinda citrifolia (noni): effects on hepatitis C virus (Abstract)

Neolitsea spp. (bolly tree): constituents and activities of the genus (PubMed; no abstract available)

Polygonum tinctorium (indigo): analysis of the polyphenols (Abstract)

Isolated constituents

Oxymatrine, from Sophora flavescens: attenuation of diabetes-associated cognitive deficits (Abstract); prevention of hypoxia and pulmonary hypertension (Abstract)

Dioscorin, a protein from Dioscorea spp. (yam) tuber: amelioration of cognitive dysfunction (Abstract)

Triptolide, from Tripterygium wilfordii (Thunder God vine): antifertility effects in rats (Abstract)

Quality Control

Multiple pharmaceuticals, plant toxins, and other secondary metabolites: UHPLC-Q-orbital MS analysis in herbal dietary supplements (Abstract)

Muramic acid as bacterial marker (Abstract)

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