March 25, 2014 In Herbal Research


New potential therapeutic uses of milk thistle (Silybum marianum): (Abstract)

Clinical trials:

Lavender oil for anxiety: a softgel preparation produced decrease in anxiety symptoms, starting with 2 weeks after beginning of use (Abstract)

Traditional Use:

Medicinal mosses in pre-Linnaean bryophyte floras of central Europe: (Abstract)

Herb-Herb Interactions:

Radix Scutellaria and Coptis chinensis affect the bioavailability of anthraquinones from Rhei Rhizoma in rats (Abstract)

Isolated Compounds:

Diosgenin (from Dioscorea, wild yam): inhibits human breast cancer MDA-MB-231 cell migration (Abstract)

Geniposide (from Gardenia jasminoides): prevents neuronal damage caused by formaldehyde (Abstract)


Herb-drug interactions: a survey of patients in Tuscany found that 23.1% were exposed to at least one potential interaction of herbal products and drugs administered prior, during, or after surgery; the interactions involved mainly antihypertensive, antiplatelet, anticoagulant, and central nervous system agents (Abstract)

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