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  1. Colorectal carcinoma is one of the most commonly diagnosed malignancies worldwide. Consumption of dietary supplements and nutraceuticals such as phenolic compounds may help combat colorectal carcinoma. The eff...

    Authors: Katarina Mišković Špoljarić, Gordana Šelo, Ena Pešut, Josipa Martinović, Mirela Planinić, Marina Tišma and Ana Bucić-Kojić
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:29
  2. Osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH) is still a challenge for orthopedists worldwide and can lead to disability if patients are not treated effectively. Danyu Gukang Pill (DGP), a traditional Chinese medic...

    Authors: Yongchang Guo, Wenxi Li, Yuju Cao, Xiaoyan Feng, Caihong Shen, Shunguo Gong, Fengzhi Hou, Zhimin Yang, Xifeng Chen and Jingbo Song
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:28
  3. Adhesion band formation is a common cause of morbidity for patients undergoing surgeries. Anti-inflammatory and anti-fibrotic properties of curcumin, a pharmacologically active component of Curcuma longa, have be...

    Authors: Mohammad-Mostafa Askarnia-Faal, Sayyed-Hadi Sayyed-Hosseinian, Seyedeh Elnaz Nazari, Fereshteh Asgharzadeh, Ehsan Vahedi, Moein Eskandari, Haniyeh Ghasemi, Amir Avan, Maryam Alaei, Hamideh Naimi, Maryam Daghiani, Atena Soleimani, Abbas Alalikhan, Reza Mohammadzadeh, Gordon Ferns, Mikhail Ryzhikov…
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:27
  4. Wound healing is an active, complex, integrated series of cellular, physiological, and biochemical changes initiated by the stimulus of injury in a tissue. The present study was performed to investigate the po...

    Authors: Amal D Premarathna, Rando Tuvikene, MNR Somasiri, MLWP De Silva, Ranjith Adhikari, TH Ranahewa, RRMKK Wijesundara, SK Wijesekera, IPGHU Dissanayake, Phurpa Wangchuk, Vitalijs Rjabovs, Anura P Jayasooriya and RPVJ Rajapakse
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:26
  5. Bioactive compounds from traditional medicines are good alternatives to standard diabetes therapies and may lead to new therapeutic discoveries. The stems of Bauhinia strychnifolia Craib. (BC) have a possible ant...

    Authors: Komgrit Eawsakul, Tassanee Ongtanasup, Ngamrayu Ngamdokmai and Kingkan Bunluepuech
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:25
  6. Calamus rotang L. (CR) is an Indian shrub. The leaves and other organs of the plant are traditionally used in India for treatment of various diseases. The in vitro antioxidant property of the leaves extract was p...

    Authors: Walaa S. Anwar, Fatma M. Abdel-maksoud, Ahmed M. Sayed, Iman A. M. Abdel-Rahman, Makboul A. Makboul and Ahmed M. Zaher
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:24
  7. Acute pancreatitis (AP) is one of the most common acute abdomen. Inflammation and apoptosis are closely linked with AP development. Total flavonoids of Chrysanthemum indicum L (TFC) has been proved to inhibit inf...

    Authors: Xiaojuan Yang, Yun Liu, Chao Zhong, Jia Hu, Song Xu, Ping Zhang and Ling He
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:23
  8. Streptococcus mutans is a bacterium that causes oral diseases. Plaque, a biofilm produced by S. mutans and other bacteria, makes it difficult to remove cariogenic oral microorganisms, including biofilm producers....

    Authors: Youngseok Ham and Tae-Jong Kim
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:22
  9. Cadmium is an environmentally toxic metal that has deleterious effects on both animals and humans due to its accumulation in different body tissues. Physalis peruviana L. fruit and calyx contain many active const...

    Authors: Hesham S. M. Soliman, Eslam M. Korany, Elsayed K. El-Sayed, Ahmed M. Aboelyazed and Haitham A. Ibrahim
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:21
  10. Chemotherapy is crucial in the fight against malaria. The rise of resistance to most antimalarial medicines has been a serious hurdle to effective treatment. Artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs) are ...

    Authors: Sakaewan Ounjaijean and Voravuth Somsak
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:20
  11. Human milk supports pre-term infants to thrive. Yet human milk production can be inhibited when infants are born prematurely. Pimpinella Anisum has been evidenced to increase milk production and infant weight ...

    Authors: Sona Khalili, Leila Amiri-Farahani, Shima Haghani, Arash Bordbar, Asie Shojaii and Sally Pezaro
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:19
  12. Capsaicinoids, such as dihydrocapsaicin (DHC), exert the health-promoting effects of chili peppers on energy metabolism. The metabolic responses to capsaicinoids are primarily mediated through transient recept...

    Authors: Uthai Wichai, Ploychanok Keawsomnuk, Saowarose Thongin, Chaiyot Mukthung, Chatchai Boonthip, Pattama Pittayakhajonwut, Pimonrat Ketsawatsomkron, Nuntavan Bunyapraphatsara and Kenjiro Muta
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:18
  13. Considerable number of people still use opium worldwide and many believe in opium’s health benefits. However, several studies proved the detrimental effects of opium on the body, especially the cardiovascular ...

    Authors: Yaser Jenab, Behnam Hedayat, Amirali Karimi, Sarah Taaghi, Seyyed Mojtaba Ghorashi and Hamed Ekhtiari
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:16
  14. Trichinellosis, a zoonosis caused by the genus Trichinella, is a widespread foodborne disease. Albendazole, one of the benzimidazole derivatives, is used for treating human trichinellosis, but with limited effica...

    Authors: Eman S. El-Wakil, Shimaa Shaker, Tarek Aboushousha, El-Sayed S. Abdel-Hameed and Ezzat E. A. Osman
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:15
  15. Diabetes Mellitus (DM) poses a serious health problem worldwide and several inflammatory mediators are involved in the pathogenesis of this disease. Honey composed of various constituents which have been prove...

    Authors: Farwa Naqvi, Nida Dastagir and Almas Jabeen
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:14
  16. Metabolic hypertension (MH) has become the most common type of hypertension in recent years due to unhealthy eating habits and lifestyles of people, such as over-eating alcohol, high fat, and sugar diets (ACHF...

    Authors: Qiqi Huang, Jie Su, Jie Xu, Huanhuan Yu, Xiaohu Jin, Yajun Wang, Meiqiu Yan, Jingjing Yu, Suhong Chen, Youhua Wang and Guiyuan Lv
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:13
  17. Drug resistance exists in almost all antimalarial drugs currently in use, leading to an urgent need to identify new antimalarial drugs. Medicinal plant use is an alternative approach to antimalarial chemothera...

    Authors: Prapaporn Chaniad, Tachpon Techarang, Arisara Phuwajaroanpong, Walaiporn Plirat, Parnpen Viriyavejakul, Abdi Wira Septama and Chuchard Punsawad
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:12
  18. Ulcerative Colitis (UC) is a chronic nonspecific inflammatory disease of the colon and rectum. Fructus Mume (FM) and Rhizoma Coptidis (RC) exert effects on inflammatory and immune diseases. We evaluated the hy...

    Authors: Yatian Yang, Chengcheng Qian, Rui Wu, Rui Wang, Jinmei Ou and Shoujin Liu
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:11
  19. Despite Traditional Chinese medicine’s (TCM) historical roles in Chinese society, few research has been investigated the nature of TCM practitioner–patient interactions. Improved communication skills among TCM...

    Authors: Jack Pun and Brandon Kong
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:10
  20. Tripterygium wilfordii Hook. F. (TwHF), a traditional Chinese medicine, is widely used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Due to multiorgan toxicity, particularly hepatotoxicity, the application of TwHF i...

    Authors: Meng Li, Qiong Luo, Xi Chen, Furong Qiu, Yanyan Tao, Xin Sun and Chenghai Liu
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:9
  21. Huangqi Guizhi Wuwu decoction (HQGZWWD) is a traditional Chinese herbal medicine formulation with significant anti-inflammatory activity. However, its underlying mechanism remains unknown. Through network phar...

    Authors: Sutong Wang, Tianshu Ji, Lin Wang, Yiwei Qu, Xinhui Wang, Wenting Wang, Mujie Lv, Yongcheng Wang, Xiao Li and Ping Jiang
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:8
  22. Suanzaoren-Wuweizi herb-pair (SWHP), composed of Zizyphi Spinosi Semen (Suanzaoren in Chinese) and Schisandrae Chinensis Fructus (Wuweizi in Chinese), is a traditional herbal formula that has been extensively ...

    Authors: Jie Liu, Jin-Li Shi, Jian-You Guo, Yi Chen, Xiao-Jie Ma, Sheng-Nan Wang, Zhi-Quan Zheng, Ming-Xuan Lin and Shuai He
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:7
  23. Topical drug delivery using nanoemulsions and nanogels is a promising approach to treating skin disorders such as melanoma.

    Authors: Sareh Azadi, Mahmoud Osanloo, Elham Zarenezhad, Mojtaba Farjam, Akram Jalali and Ali Ghanbariasad
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:6
  24. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has long been a widely recognized medical approach and has been covered by China’s basic medical insurance schemes to treat lung cancer. But there was a lack of nationwide re...

    Authors: Hanlin Nie, Zhaoran Han, Stephen Nicholas, Elizabeth Maitland, Zhengwei Huang, Sisi Chen, Zegui Tuo, Yong Ma and Xuefeng Shi
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:5
  25. Ardisia gigantifolia Stapf. (AGS), a Chinese folk medicine widely grows in the south of China and several studies reported that AGS could inhibit the proliferation of breast cancer, liver cancer, and bladder can...

    Authors: Weibo Dai, Jing Yang, Xin Liu, Quanxi Mei, Weijie Peng and Xianjing Hu
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:4
  26. The use of conventional medical therapies has proven to have many setbacks and safety concerns that need further improvement. However, herbal medicine has been used for over 2000 years, and many studies have p...

    Authors: Ahmad M. Eid, Linda Issa, Karmah Kamal, Omran Hosheya, Hla Sara and Sally Abed Alkader
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:3
  27. The necessity of increasing the efficiency of organ preservation has encouraged researchers to explore the mechanisms underlying diabetes-related myocardial injuries. This study intended to evaluate the protec...

    Authors: Yongpan Huang, Bin He, Chong Song, Xian Long, Jianbin He, Yansong Huang and Lijing Liu
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:2
  28. Restless legs syndrome/Willis-Ekbom Disease (RLS/WED) is one of the most prevalent sleep disorders. There are contradicting data about the effectiveness of magnesium and vitamin B6 in alleviating the symptoms ...

    Authors: Ali Jadidi, Alireza Rezaei Ashtiani, Ali Khanmohamadi Hezaveh and Seyed Mohamad Aghaepour
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 23:1
  29. Curcuma longa has been used as spices, food preservative, coloring material, and traditional medicine. This plant also has long been used for a variety of diseases including dyslipidemia, stomach disorders, arthr...

    Authors: Kwan-Woo Kim, Young-Seob Lee, Dahye Yoon, Geum-Soog Kim and Dae Young Lee
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:343
  30. Bangladesh’s population commonly utilizes Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) to treat their health issues. Despite the increasing interest in CAM, it has been excluded from conventional medical train...

    Authors: Mohammad Azmain Iktidar, Sreshtha Chowdhury, Simanta Roy, Mowshomi Mannan Liza, Sharmin Akter, A. M. Khairul Islam, Sefat Alam Pranto, Sristi Chowdhury, Md Asikur Rahman, Chowdhury Shama Binte Shafiul, Dipa Dev, Syed Md Sayeem Tanvir and Mohammad Hayatun Nabi
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:342
  31. Muscle disuse results in loss of skeletal muscle mass and function. Hochu-ekki-to (TJ-41; Bu-Zhong-Yi-Qi-Tang in Chinese) is an herbal medicinal formulation used to treat patients with frailty, fatigue and app...

    Authors: Mitsutaka Yakabe, Tatsuya Hosoi, Hiroko Sasakawa, Masahiro Akishita and Sumito Ogawa
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:341
  32. Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second leading cause of cancer death. Although Regorafenib showed survival benefits in patients with CRC, reports imply the recurrence of malignant phenotype resulting from chemo...

    Authors: Shabnam Shahidi, Kobra Rostamizadeh, Mojtaba Fathi, Keivan Nedaei and Ali Ramazani
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:340
  33. Platelet aggregation and advanced glycation end products (AGEs) and oxidative stress are known as key factors for the development of cardiovascular diseases and diabetic complications. In this context, fruit a...

    Authors: Zahra Amri, Ikram Ben Amor, Amira Zarrouk, Raja Chaaba, Jalel Gargouri, Mohamed Hammami and Sonia Hammami
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:339
  34. Patients with seasonal allergic rhinitis (SAR) frequently use homeopathic therapy. Although there is some evidence that homeopathy may be effective in treating symptoms of SAR, there is a lack of high-quality ...

    Authors: J. Siewert, M. Teut, K. Gaertner, S. Binting, C. Eberhardt, M. Ortiz, W. Grabowska, T. Reinhold, S. Roll, B. Stoeckigt, S. N. Willich, H. Cramer and B. Brinkhaus
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:338
  35. Peripheral atherosclerosis is a common macrovascular complication of diabetes, but the treatment is limited. Chinese herbal medicine is the complementary and alternative therapy to delay the progression of ath...

    Authors: Yulin Leng, Xiaoxu Fu, Lisen Qian, Qiqi Li, Hong Gao, Hongyan Xie and Chunguang Xie
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:337
  36. Cuscuta epithymum Murr. (C. epithymum), as an herbal medicine, has played an anti-cancerous role in various studies; however, its possible neuroprotective effects have been neglected. Here, we aimed to investigat...

    Authors: Masoumeh Pourhadi, Zahra Niknam, Rasoul Ghasemi, Mina Soufi Zomorrod, Vahid Niazi, Mehrdad Faizi, Hakimeh Zali and Faraz Mojab
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:335
  37. Cucumis melon is a medicinal plant with multiple pharmacological properties such as anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and diuretic effects. An increasing body of scientific evidence established the anti-diabetic...

    Authors: G. Adebayo-Gege, V. Alicha, T. O. Omayone, S. C. Nzekwe, C. A. Irozuoke, O. A. Ojo and A. F. Ajayi
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:334
  38. Gushukang (GSK) capsules are a Chinese patented medicine that is widely used in clinics for the treatment of osteoporosis (OP). Animal experiments have revealed that the bone mineral density of osteoporotic ra...

    Authors: Ruohui Lin, Bingying Xie, Lihua Xie, Jirong Ge and Shengqiang Li
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:333
  39. This study aimed to determine the prevalence and pattern of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use by and attitudes towards CAM of Turkish women during pregnancy and birth.

    Authors: Ruşen Öztürk, Ayşe Emi̇nov and Gül Ertem
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:332
  40. Malaria is a complex issue due to the availability of few therapies and chemical families against Plasmodium and mosquitoes. There is increasing resistance to various drugs and insecticides in Plasmodium and i...

    Authors: Shweta Sinha, Bikash Medhi, B. D. Radotra, Daniela I. Batovska, Nadezhda Markova, Ashish Bhalla and Rakesh Sehgal
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:330
  41. This article has been retracted. Please see the Retraction Notice for more detail: https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.1186/s12906-015-0839-5.

    Authors: Yue-Hua Jiang, Wei Sun, Wei Li, Hong-Zhen Hu, Le Zhou, Hui-Hui Jiang and Jing-Xin Xu
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:329
  42. Biological synthesis of natural products from plants has made us an inspiring methodology in the field of science and biotechnology.

    Authors: Somashekara Rajashekara, Dondapati Reena, Mullahalli Venkataramareddy Mainavi, Locheruvapalli Srinivasa Sandhya and Utpal Baro
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:328
  43. Among the most commonly consumed non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) is Diclofenac (Dic), especially in low-income countries due to its high efficiency and affordable price. However, the continuous a...

    Authors: Mai M. Anwar and Ibrahim M. Ibrahim Laila
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:327
  44. Herbal medicines, derived from medicinal plants, are among the most popular alternative remedies around the globe. In Saudi Arabia, herbal medicines are extensively used by public as part of the culture as wel...

    Authors: Syed Faisal Zaidi, Sheikh Abdul Saeed, Muhammad Anwar Khan, Aslam Khan, Yaqoub Hazazi, Mohammed Otayn, Mohammed Rabah and Muhammad Daniyal
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:326
  45. Despite progress in haemodialysis and conventional medicine approaches, many patients still struggle to maintain an acceptable quality of life and turn to complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) to addres...

    Authors: Alex Tatang Mambap, Gwendoline Enda Ukum, Denis G. Teuwafeu, Mahamat Maimouna and Gloria Enow Ashuntantang
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:325
  46. ‘Taikong blue’ lavender, a space-bred cultivar of Lavandula angustifolia, is one of the main lavender essential oil production crops in Xinjiang Province, China. Several cases of local usage indicated that ‘Taiko...

    Authors: Mengya Wei, Fei Liu, Rifat Nowshin Raka, Jie Xiang, Junsong Xiao, Tingting Han, Fengjiao Guo, Suzhen Yang and Hua Wu
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:324