March 20, 2014 In Herbal Research

Survey:

Plant food supplements use in Europe: 18.8% of screened survey respondents use at least one plant food supplement; the most popular being Ginkgo biloba (ginkgo), Oenothera biennis (evening primrose) and Cynara scolymus (artichoke) out of 491 botanicals used (Abstract, Free full text)

Review:

Chinese herbal compounds in overcoming multidrug resistance in cancer cells (Abstract)

Single botanicals:

Anethum graveolens (dill) leaves, aqueous extract: anticonvulsant effect on pentylenetetrazole-induced seizures in mice (Abstract)

Polyherbal preparations:

Interaction of herbal compounds: (Abstract)

Isolated constituents:

Berbamine (from Berberis amurensis): anti-cancer activity in lung cancer cells (Abstract)

Platycodin D (from Platycodon grandiflorus, balloon flower): anti-cancer activity (Abstract)

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