January 22, 2014 In Herbal Research: Part 1


Natural compounds with anticancer properties (Abstract)

Phospholipase 2A inhibitors from plants (snake venom antidotes) (Abstract)


Ginkgo biloba: no discernible positive cognition effects in healthy individuals (Abstract)

Clinical Trials

Curcumin: reduction of atherosclerosis risk in subjects with type 2 diabetes (Abstract)

Shensongyangxin (traditional polyherbal formulation): increase in heart rate in patients with bradycardia (Free full text)

Safety & Interactions

Aflatoxin testing of fresh medicinal plants: a review (Abstract)

Heavy metal contamination of homoeopathic mother tinctures (Abstract)

Mistletoe (Viscum album) subcutaneous injections: safety in cancer patients (Free full text)

Mulberry (Morus spp.) fruit: inhibition of Pgp and CYP 3A4; reduction of cyclosporine bioavailability (Abstract)

Case study

Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera): reduction of adrenal hormone levels in a woman with non-classical adrenal hyperplasia (Abstract)

Antidiabetic effects

Coptis chinensis (Abstract); Morus alba branch bark (Free full text); Rhaponticum carthamoides (Abstract); Clitocybe nuda: wood blewit mushroom (Free full text)


Review of effectiveness in psychiatric diseases (Abstract)

Preclinical Research | Individual Botanicals

Aloe vera (aloe, aloe vera) gel: effects  on the mitochondrial membrane (Abstract)

Coptis chinensis: antidiabetic effect (Abstract)

Emblica officinalis (Indian gooseberry, amla, amalaki): antiinflammatory and anticoagulant effect (Abstract)

Ferula lutea [Tunisia]: acetylcholinesterase inhibitory, cytotoxic (tumoricidal), antioxidant activities (Abstract)

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