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#1Alexander V. Sirotkin (University of Constantine the Philosopher)H-Index: 24
The present review summarizes the available knowledge concerning the action of curcumin, the best-known polyphenol among the rhizomes of Curcumas, on female reproductive processes and their dysfunctions. Curcumin affects a number of physiological processes, including female reproduction (puberty, reproductive aging, ovarian follicullogenesis and oogenesis, and fecundity). Curcumin can affect these processes via changes in the release and reception of pituitary and ovarian hormones, growth factor...
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#1Ihsan Calis (NEU: Near East University)H-Index: 42
#2K. Hüsnü Can Başer (NEU: Near East University)H-Index: 49
As the sixth-largest Angiosperm family, Lamiaceae contains more than 245 genera and 7886 species that are distributed worldwide. It is also the third-largest family based on the number of taxa in Turkey where it is represented by 46 genera and 782 taxa with a high endemism ratio (44%). Besides, Lamiaceae are rich in plants with economic and medicinal value containing volatile and nonvolatile compounds. Many aromatic plants of Lamiaceae such as Salvia, Sideritis, Stachys, Phlomis, and Teucrium sp...
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#1Luiz C. Klein‐Junior (RMIT: RMIT University)H-Index: 1
#2Maira R de Souza (UFRGS: Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul)
Last. Yvan Vander Heyden (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)H-Index: 52
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Herbal medicines are important options for the treatment of several illnesses. Although their therapeutic applicability has been demonstrated throughout history, several concerns about their safety and efficacy are raised regularly. Quality control of articles of botanical origin, including plant materials, plant extracts, and herbal medicines, remains a challenge. Traditionally, qualitative (e.g., identification and chromatographic profile) and quantitative (e.g., content analyses) markers are ...
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#2Sara M. Handy (CFSAN: Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition)H-Index: 21
Last. Nandakumara D. SarmaH-Index: 7
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When testing botanical ingredients of herbal medicines and dietary supplements, the complexity of botanical matrixes often requires the use of orthogonal methods to establish identification procedures suitable for quality control purposes. Genomic-based botanical identification methods are evolving and emerging as useful quality control tools to complement traditional morphological and chemical identification methods. Species-specific polymerase chain reaction methods are being evaluated for bot...
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#1Maria-Eleni Grafakou (UoA: National and Kapodistrian University of Athens)H-Index: 2
#2Christina Barda (UoA: National and Kapodistrian University of Athens)H-Index: 2
Last. Helen Skaltsa (UoA: National and Kapodistrian University of Athens)H-Index: 35
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Thirteen prenylated acylphloroglucinols (1: -13: ), including 2 previously undescribed compounds (1: ) and (2: ), were isolated from Hypericum jovis. Their structures were elucidated by high-field NMR spectroscopy. The isolated prenylated acylphloroglucinols were evaluated for their anti-inflammatory effects in vitro through the reduction of the intercellular adhesion molecule 1 expression induced by TNF-α in the human microvascular endothelial cells 1 cell line. Compounds 3, 5, 6, 8,: and 12: s...
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#1Nazneen Bakasatae (PSU: Prince of Songkla University)H-Index: 1
#2Warissara Sangkaew (PSU: Prince of Songkla University)H-Index: 1
Last. Nantiya Joycharat (PSU: Prince of Songkla University)H-Index: 8
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Albizia myriophylla has been used in Thai folk medicine for treating inflammation-related diseases. The wood of this medicinal plant is traditionally used as a single herbal drug in the form of an aqueous decoction and as a component in several Thai herbal formulations for the remedy of fever, sore throat, and aphthous ulcers. This study aimed to evaluate in vivo the anti-inflammatory potential and possible mechanism of action of the standardized wood extract of A. myriophylla as well as to inve...
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#1Islam Husain (University of Mississippi)H-Index: 6
#2Olivia R. Dale (University of Mississippi)H-Index: 8
Last. Shabana I. Khan (University of Mississippi)H-Index: 58
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Bulbine natalensis, an emerging medicinal herb on the global market with androgenic properties, is often formulated in dietary supplements that promote perceived sexual enhancement. However, to date, comprehensive safety studies of B. natalensis are lacking, particularly those related to its herb-drug interaction potential. The purpose of this study was to assess the inductive and inhibitory effects of extracts and pure compounds of B. natalensis on human cytochrome P-450 isozymes in vitro. Our ...
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#1Jin Xiang (HUST: Huazhong University of Science and Technology)H-Index: 1
#2Hang Kang (NCU: Nanchang University)
Last. Gao-Sheng Hu (SPU: Shenyang Pharmaceutical University)
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The root Rhynchosia volubilis was widely used for contraception in folk medicine, although its molecular mechanism on antifertility has not yet been revealed. In human sperm, it was reported that the cation channel of sperm, an indispensable cation channel for the fertilization process, could be regulated by various steroid-like compounds in plants. Interestingly, these nonphysiological ligands would also disturb the activation of the cation channel of sperm induced by progesterone. Therefore, t...
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#1Anna Rita Bilia (UniFI: University of Florence)H-Index: 52
Last. Marco Racchi (UNIPV: University of Pavia)H-Index: 51
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The novel Regulation 2017/745/EC on medical devices introduces and strengthens the role of “medical devices made of substances”, which mostly include substances of natural origin. Natural products may follow different regulations, from food to therapeutics. Concerning their isolated constituents, extracts are characterized by a complexity that is not easily tackled from both a scientific and a regulatory point of view, but more importantly, from a therapeutic point of view. The evidence-based ap...
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#1Patricia Farinacci (Research Institute of Organic Agriculture)
#2Meike Mevissen (University of Bern)H-Index: 30
Last. Michael Walkenhorst (Research Institute of Organic Agriculture)H-Index: 12
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Medicinal plants for prophylaxis and therapy of common infectious diseases in poultry have been studied for several years. The goal of this review was to systematically identify plant species and evaluate their potential in prophylaxis and therapy of common diseases in poultry caused by bacteria and gastrointestinal protozoa. The procedure followed the recommendations of the PRISMA statement and the AMSTAR measurement tool. The PICOS scheme was used to design the research questions. Two database...
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