March 18, 2014 In Herbal Research

Review:

Menopause: black cohosh (Actaea racemosa) mixed with other herbals; false rhubarb (Rheum rhaponticum); and French maritime pine (Pinus pinaster syn. Pinus maritima) bark (the source of Pycnogenol) were found effective for the reduction of hot flashes and at least one other symptom in menopausal women, according to the review of 17 trials (Abstract)

Modern preparations:

Genetically engineered apple with high flavonoid content: compared with regular apple of the same genotype (‘Royal Gala’), reduced transcription levels of inflammation-related genes interleukin-2 receptor (IL-2RB), chemokine receptor 2 (CCR2), chemokine ligand 10 (CXCL10), and chemokine receptor 10 (CCR10) more than 2-fold, and plasma levels of prostaglandin E2 more than 10-fold, in mice (Abstract)

Ayurvedic preparations:

Tinospora cordifolia (guduchi): hepatoprotective, nephroprotective, and immunomodulatory effects in cisplatin treatment model (Abstract)

Trikatu [combination of long pepper (Piper longum), black pepper (Piper nigrum), and ginger]: potential for use in rheumatoid arthritis (Abstract)

Traditional Chinese medicine preparations:

Development of sustained-release multi-herbal preparations (Article in Chinese) (Abstract)

Sulfur fumigation: to discard or to inherit? (Article in Chinese) (Abstract)

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