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Individualized homeopathic medicines and Urtica urens mother tincture in treatment of hyperuricemia: an open, randomized, pragmatic, pilot trial.

Chintamani Nayak, Nivedita Pattanaik, Abhijit Chattopadhyay, Pankhuri Misra, Koushik Bhar, James Michael, Munmun Koley, Subhranil Saha,

Objectives The quality of management of hyperuricemia has remained sub-optimal owing to unavoidable toxicities, limitations, and dearth of novel advances. Homeopathy has remained under-researched in hyperuricemia. We investigated the clinical effectiveness of three treatment regimens - individualized homeopathy (IH), Urtica urens mother tincture (UUMT), and both (IH + UUMT) along with lifestyle modifications ... Read more >>

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Neutral douche: a hydrotherapeutic tool to manage pain and systemic symptoms in primary dysmenorrhea - a randomised controlled study.

Sataz Rahmania, Vanitha Shetty, Balakrishnan Ragavendrasamy,

Background & Objectives The douche, one of the hydrotherapeutic treatment modality is commonly used by Naturopathy physicians as a treatment of choice in the management of several ailments. This study was done to assess the effect of full body neutral douche in the management of pain and systemic symptoms in ... Read more >>

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Hepatoprotective and antioxidant effect of Adiantum lunulatum Burm. F. leaf in alcohol-induced rat model.

Nimisha Parshottambhai Kakadia, Monika A Amin, Shrikalp S Deshpande,

Background Adiantum lunulatum Burm. F. leaf (AL) and its related species have been used traditionally for the treatment of various diseases. Objective The present study evaluated the hepatoprotective, and antioxidant activities of ethanolic extract of AL. Methodology and Result The hepatoprotective effect of AL was evaluated against ethanol-induced hepatotoxicity in ... Read more >>

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A randomized trial of the effect of peer education on the sexual quality of life in patients with myocardial infarction.

Ali Abbasi, Hossein Ebrahimi, Hossein Bagheri, Mohammad Hasan Basirinezhad, Seyedmohammad Mirhosseini, Reza Mohammadpourhodki,

Background One of the factors associated with readmission is inappropriate sexual activity after myocardial infarction (MI). This study aimed to assess the effect of peer education on the sexual quality of life (SQOL) in patients with MI. Methods In this randomized controlled clinical trial, 70 patients with MI meeting the ... Read more >>

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Synergistic action of propolis with levodopa in the management of Parkinsonism in Drosophila melanogaster.

Emmanuel Tiyo Ayikobua, Josephine Kasolo, Keneth Iceland Kasozi, Ejike Daniel Eze, Abass Safiriyu, Herbert Izo Ninsiima, Kennedy Kiyimba, Jackline Namulema, Edward Jjesero, Fred Ssempijja, Ibrahim Semuyaba, Daniel Chans Mwandah, Kyobe Ronald Kimanje, Muhamudu Kalange, Alfred Omachonu Okpanachi, Miriam Nansunga,

Background The Phosphatase and tensin-induced putative kinase 1 (PINK1B9) mutant for Drosophila melanogaster is a key tool that has been used in assessing the pathology of Parkinsonism and its possible remedy. This research was targeted toward determining the effects of ethanolic extract of propolis, with levodopa therapy in the management ... Read more >>

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Factors determining choice of complementary and alternative medicine in acute and chronic diseases.

Praheli Dhar Chowdhuri, Kaushik Kundu,

Background Systematic analysis of the determinants of choice of a treatment modality aids to the understanding of decision process of healthcare utilization. The revealed preference of a single modality may differ according to the nature of disease. Existing studies have not integrated possible causal factors in a model with respect ... Read more >>

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Oxidative stress in Vitiligo patients and administration of Munzij and Mushil therapy, a poly herbal Unani formulation - hospital-based study.

Towseef Amin Rafeeqi, Farhat Jabeen, M A Waheed, Gulam Mohammed Husain, Alokananda Chakraborthy,

Background Vitiligo, a skin disorder is viewed as a multifactorial process with major role of reactive oxygen species in concert to destroy or incapacitate melanocytes. In Unani system of medicine the treatment of Bars (Vitiligo) starts with removal of harmful materials from the body with Munzij and Mushil (MM), a ... Read more >>

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Compare the effect of aromatherapy using lavender and Damask rose essential oils on the level of anxiety and severity of pain following C-section: A double-blinded randomized clinical trial.

Ali Abbasijahromi, Hamed Hojati, Saeid Nikooei, Hossein Kargar Jahromi, Hamid Reza Dowlatkhah, Vahid Zarean, Mehran Farzaneh, Arefeh Kalavani,

Background Anxiety is the most common psychological reaction in women during labor. Similar to numerous other surgeries, postoperative pain is also reported following cesarean section (C-section). According to the (Gate) Control Theory, there is a relationship between pain and psychological problems such as anxiety. Accordingly, the present study aimed to ... Read more >>

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Effect of bilateral needling at an acupuncture point, ST-36 (Zusanli) on blood glucose levels in type 2 diabetes mellitus patients: A pilot randomized placebo controlled trial.

A Mooventhan, Reema Ningombam, L Nivethitha,

Background Diabetes mellitus is one of the major current public health problems. Electro-acupuncture at ST-36 showed a significant reduction in plasma glucose levels in diabetic rats. There are lacks of studies reporting its hypoglycemic effect in humans and thus, the present study was conducted to evaluate the effect of needling ... Read more >>

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The Metabolomic study of Calotropis procera Ait. from Burkina Faso, based on chemical functional groups profiling using FTIR.

Prosper T Kinda, Aminata P Nacoulma, Samson Guenné, Moussa Compaoré, Abdoulaye Djandé, Latifou Lagnika, Martin Kiendrébéogo,

Background C. procera is an important wild medicinal plant used in different area of Burkina Faso for the neuropsychiatric disorders treatment. It was reported to possess many pharmacological properties because of its phytochemical diversity. This study was carried out to identify possible specific chemical characteristics form C. procera leaves and ... Read more >>

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Effect of pre-cesarean foot reflexology massage on anxiety of primiparous women.

Maryam Navaee, Samira Khayat, Zahra Ghadiri Abed,

Introduction Anxiety is a common feeling in cesarean section and lack of attention to it is associated with negative consequences for health of mother and child. Reflexology is a way to reduce anxiety. So far, the effect of reflexology on pre-cesarean anxiety has not been evaluated. Therefore, we aimed to ... Read more >>

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Protective effect of Matricaria chamomilla extract against 1,2-dimethylhydrazine-induced colorectal cancer in mice.

Manal M El Joumaa, Robin I Taleb, Sandra Rizk, Jamilah M Borjac,

Background Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a major public health problem, with almost 1.8 million newly diagnosed cases and about 881,000 deaths annually. Chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla) is a well-documented medicinal herb that possesses anti-inflammatory and anti-carcinogenic properties. This study aimed to unravel the effect of aqueous chamomile extract against 1,2-dimethylhydrazine(DMH)-induced CRC ... Read more >>

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Effect of abdominal massage on prevention of aspiration in intubated and enterally fed patients: A randomized controlled trial.

Mahlagha Dehghan, Amanollah Fatehi Poor, Roghayeh Mehdipour-Rabori, Mehdi Ahmadinejad,

Background Aspiration is a serious side effect of delayed gastric emptying and increased residual volume in intensive care patients. Aspiration can increase the risk of pneumonia and death. Currently, pharmaceutical methods are the most commonly used techniques for decreasing aspiration, but non-pharmaceutical methods may also be effective in reducing aspiration. ... Read more >>

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Marketing and legal status of phytomedicines and food supplements in Morocco.

Imane Es-Safi, Hamza Mechchate, Amal Amaghnouje, Abdelfattah El Moussaoui, Pierfrancesco Cerruti, Maurizio Avella, Andriy Grafov, Dalila Bousta,

Objectives The Phytomedicine (PM) and Food supplements (FS) Market is considerably growing in Morocco a review of state is necessarily to structure and improve it. Methods Information was collected directly from the pharmacist through a questionnaire-based survey who was conducted in 284 pharmacies in the region of Fez-Meknes in Morocco. ... Read more >>

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Effectiveness of nurse-led intervention on self-management, self-efficacy and blood glucose level among patients with Type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Sumathi Chinnasamy Subramanian, Arjunan Porkodi, Pandurangan Akila,

Background This study assesses the effectiveness of nurse-led intervention on self-management, self-efficacy, and blood glucose level among patients with Type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) attending diabetic Out patient department (OPD) in Sri Ramachandra Hospital, Chennai. Methods In this study, the experimental group received nurse-led intervention on video-assisted teaching regarding nature ... Read more >>

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Effectiveness of yogic visual concentration (Trataka) on cognitive performance and anxiety among adolescents.

J Ida Sherlee, Anita David,

Background Cognition is the mental process of acquiring knowledge, understanding senses and synchronizing all the electrical activity that is constantly received and generated through the eye. Purpose of the present study was to assess the effectiveness of yogic visual concentration (Trataka) on cognitive performance and anxiety among adolescents studying in ... Read more >>

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Assessment the studies on the concept of Mizaj (temperament) in Persian Medicine.

Marjan Akhtari, Reihaneh Moeini, Morteza Mojahedi, Narjes Gorji,

Introduction Mizaj or temperament is a main concept in Persian Medicine (PM), which the process of diagnosis, treatment and preventive prescriptions are developed based on it. In this study, the articles written on the concept of Mizaj were reviewed. Method Credited electronic resources, including Pubmed, Scopus, Cochrane Library and web-of-science ... Read more >>

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Hammam-i-Bukhari (Turkish bath): A promising regimenal mode of Unani treatment.

Noushad Peerla, Zaheer Ahmed N,

Hammam-i-Bukhari (Turkish bath) is one of the important regimens used for the prevention and cure of several bodily ailments in Unani system of medicine. This regimen is usually practiced in the Arab world. The classical Turkish bath is built in the form of cavernous structure with beautiful classy mosaics and ... Read more >>

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Phytotherapy in endometriosis: an up-to-date review.

Luigi Della Corte, Marco Noventa, Michal Ciebiera, Maria Magliarditi, Zaki Sleiman, Erbil Karaman, Ursula Catena, Calogero Salvaggio, Giovanni Falzone, Simone Garzon,

Endometriosis is a benign gynecological disease which symptoms can provide a severe impact on patient's quality of life with subsequent impact on psychological well-being. Different therapeutic strategies are available to treat this disease, such as surgery, hormonal therapies, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Nevertheless, the efficacy of conventional medical treatments is ... Read more >>

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Evaluation of Moroccan microalgae: Spirulina platensis as a potential source of natural antioxidants.

Touria Ould Bellahcen, Abderrahmane AAmiri, Ikram Touam, Fouzia Hmimid, Abdelaziz El Amrani, Abdelmjid Cherif, Mounia Cherki,

Background Ethanolic, aqueous and lipidic extracts of Spirulina platensis were evaluated for their bioactive substances (polyphenols and fatty acids) and antioxidant activities using two different assays diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) and azino-bis (ethylbenzthiazoline-6- sulfonicacid (ABTS)). Methods The phenolic compounds amounts were determined by colorimetric assays and were analyzed by high-performance and liquid ... Read more >>

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Exploring the phytochemical and nutraceutical potentials of dasapatrachurnam.

Rasajna Nadella, Daniel Hernandez-Baltazar, John Sushma Nannepaga, Balamani Venkata Annapurna Gorthi, Daniel Martinez-Fong,

BackgroundDasapatrachurnam (DPC), a multicurative powder prepared from the leaves of 10 green leafy vegetables, was developed recently with known ethnobotanical and ethnopharmacological significance. However, its functional role in curing a disease is not yet scientifically proven. The present study aims at performing the phytochemical screening of DPC and exploring its ... Read more >>

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Morbidity profile of patients seeking Naturopathy and Yoga treatment in South India: A descriptive study.

Naresh Kumar Panneerselvam, Dhilip Ravindran, Arunthathi Kathiresan,

Background Yoga and Naturopathy (Y&N) is one of the approved Complementary and Traditional systems of Medicine practiced in India. Unlike other systems, it is a drugless system aimed to optimize and facilitate the inherent ability of the human body to heal itself. There is lack of literature on the type ... Read more >>

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Antimicrobial activity of selected plants against fungal species isolated from South African AIDS patients and their antigonococcal activity.

Lesibana Petrus Maema, Martin Potgieter, Ndivhaleni Anox Masevhe, Amidou Samie,

Background Sexually transmitted infections continue to be a major health concern in sub-Saharan Africa where antimicrobial drugs are becoming ineffective due to increasing resistance. Many healthcare seekers in lower socio-economic settings depend on invasive alien plants administered by traditional health practitioners to treat sexually transmitted infections. Methods Roots of selected ... Read more >>

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Evaluation of efficacy of Bombax ceiba extract and its major constituent, mangiferin in streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetic rats.

Sushil Bhargava, Mamta B Shah,

Objectives Based on the ethno-medicinal use of Bombax ceiba leaf, in the treatment of diabetes, the present study is aimed at evaluation of antidiabetic potential of leaf extract and its major constituent mangiferin. Methods Efficacy of hydroalcoholic extract of Bombax ceiba leaf (BCL, 200 and 400 mg/kg body wt.) and mangiferin ... Read more >>

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Effectiveness of neurobic exercise program on memory and depression among elderly residing at old age home.

Divya Raj, Subramaniam Santhi, G J Sara Sapharina,

Objectives This study finds out the effectiveness of neurobic exercise program on memory and depression among elderly residing in old age homes. Methods The non-probability purposive sampling technique was used for sample selection. Wechsler's memory scale (WMS-IV) and Geriatric depression scale (GDS) were the instruments used to assess the memory ... Read more >>

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