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  1. Despite the high antioxidant potential of grape seed extract (GSE), very limited studies have investigated its effect on non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Therefore, this study was conducted with the ...

    Authors: Parisa Ghanbari, Davoud Raiesi, Roghayeh Alboebadi, Ahmad Zarejavid, Mostafa Dianati, Hamidreza Razmi and Hadi Bazyar
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:192
  2. Bawei Chenxiang Wan (BCW) is among the most effective and widely used therapies for coronary heart disease and angina pectoris in Tibet. However, whether it confers protection through a right-ventricle (RV) myoca...

    Authors: Yiwei Han, Shadi Li, Zhiying Zhang, Xin Ning, Jiajia Wu and Xiaoying Zhang
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:190
  3. Cuscutae Semen (CS) has been prescribed in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) for millennia as an aging inhibitor, an anti-inflammatory agent, a pain reliever, and an aphrodisiac. Its three main forms include ...

    Authors: Yusha Liang, Yun Shi, Rong Guo, Changli Xu, Mian Fu, Jinyang Shen, Xun Gao, Weidong Li and Kunming Qin
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:189
  4. The authors of the manuscript ‘Complementary and alternative medicine - practice, attitudes, and knowledge among healthcare professionals in New Zealand: an integrative review’ [1] disagree with the assertion by ...

    Authors: Lizhou Liu, Yong Tang, G. David Baxter, Haiyan Yin and Steve Tumilty
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:188

    The original article was published in BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:187

  5. This letter is to highlight errors made by Liu et al. in their 2020 paper in BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies, “Complementary and alternative medicine—practice, attitudes, and knowledge among healthcar...

    Authors: Jillian Marie McDowell, Susan Heather Kohut and Debra Betts
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:187

    The Matters Arising to this article has been published in BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:188

  6. Cepharanthin® alone or in combination with glucocorticoid (GC) has been used to treat chronic immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) since the 1990s. Cepharanthine (CEP) is one of the main active components of Cepharanthi...

    Authors: Wencheng Xu, Shuhe Chen, Xiaoqin Wang, Jinwen Min, Sachiko Tanaka, Kenji Onda, Kentaro Sugiyama, Haruki Yamada and Toshihiko Hirano
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:186
  7. Healthcare workers are currently making efforts to offer services that cater to the holistic care needs of their patients. Previous studies have shown that some healthcare workers encounter challenges when adv...

    Authors: Enole Jennifer Onche, Mojisola Morenike Oluwasanu and Yetunde Olufisayo John-Akinola
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:177
  8. Cancer is a fatal disease that severely affects humans. Designing new anticancer strategies and understanding the mechanism of action of anticancer agents is imperative.

    Authors: Elsayed I. Salim, Mona M. Alabasy, Eman M. El Nashar, Norah S. Al-Zahrani, Mohammed A. Alzahrani, Zihu Guo, Doha M. Beltagy and Mohamed Shahen
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:185
  9. Drawing on the extensive utilization of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) to combat COVID-19 in Mainland China, experts designed a series of TCM anti-epidemic strategies. This study aims to understand Hong Ko...

    Authors: Shu Cheng Chen, Wing Fai Yeung, Hui Lin Cheng, Man Ho Li and Yuen Shan Ho
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:184
  10. Highlighting affordable alternative crops that are rich in bioactive phytoconstituents is essential for advancing nutrition and ensuring food security. Amaranthus blitum L. (AB) stands out as one such crop with a...

    Authors: Ghada Abdel-Moez, Hanaa Sayed, Azza Khalifa, Salwa Abd-Elrahman, Mohammed Osman and Shaymaa Mohamed
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:183
  11. For elderly people with chronic lower back pain who need long-term management, there is a need for a nursing intervention study that is effective, is easy to perform, and applies complementary and alternative ...

    Authors: Hyojung Park and Hyejin Lee
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:182
  12. Dioscorea bulbifera Linn. has been used for wound care in Thailand. However, a comprehensive evaluation of its antibacterial activity is required. This study aimed to investigate the antibacterial efficacy of D. ...

    Authors: Donruedee Sanguansermsri, Phanchana Sanguansermsri, Kittisak Buaban, Vachira Choommongkol, Chareeporn Akekawatchai, Noree Charoensri, Ian Fraser and Nalin Wongkattiya
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:180
  13. Traditional oriental medicines (TOMs) are a medical practice that follows different philosophies to pharmaceutical drugs and they have been in use for many years in different parts of the world. In this study,...

    Authors: Assefa Mussa Woyessa, Lemessa Etana Bultum and Doheon Lee
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24(Suppl 1):179

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 24 Supplement 1

  14. Gastrointestinal cancer (GIC) ranks as the highest cause of cancer-related deaths globally. GIC patients are often diagnosed at advanced stages, limiting effective treatment options. Chemotherapy, the common G...

    Authors: Sutthiwan Janthamala, Bundit Promraksa, Malinee Thanee, Kunyarat Duenngai, Apinya Jusakul, Sarinya Kongpetch, Ratthaphol Kraiklang, Kidsada Thanee, Porntip Pinlaor, Nisana Namwat, Hideyuki Saya and Anchalee Techasen
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:178
  15. Fabaceae plays a crucial role in African traditional medicine as a source of large number of important folk medication, agriculture and food plants. In a search of potential antioxidant and anti-inflammatory c...

    Authors: Rana M. Ibrahim, Passent M. Abdel-Baki, Ahmed A. El-Rashedy and Nariman E. Mahdy
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:176
  16. Excessive oxidative stress in the brain is an important pathological factor in neurological diseases. Acetoxypachydiol (APHD) is a lipophilic germacrane-type diterpene extracted as a major component from diffe...

    Authors: Yu Qi, Ge Liu, Shengjie Jin, Rong Jian, Ziqiang Zou, Chenjing Wang, Yuanlong Zhang, Min Zhao, Haoru Zhu and Pengcheng Yan
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:175
  17. Liver cancer is a common malignant tumor worldwide, traditional Chinese medicine is one of the treatment measures for liver cancer because of its good anti-tumor effects and fewer toxic side effects. Ginsenosi...

    Authors: Jiaxin Chen, Zhuoshi Wang, Jinghao Fu, Yuesong Cai, Haoyi Cheng, Xinmu Cui, Manqing Sun, Mingyue Liu and Xuewu Zhang
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:174
  18. Diabetes is a leading health disorder and is responsible for high mortality rates across the globe. Multiple treatment protocols are being applied to overcome this morbidity and mortality including plant-based...

    Authors: Amina Nazar, Muhammad Adnan, Syed Majid Shah, Ahmed Bari, Riaz Ullah, Akash Tariq and Nisar Ahmad
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:173
  19. To assess the efficacy of curcuminoids (curcumin, demethoxycurcumin, bisdemethoxycurcumin [BDC]) and their analogs (tetrahydrocurcumin [THC], tetrahydrodemethoxycurcumin [THDC], tetrahydrobisdemethoxycurcumin)...

    Authors: Ngamjit Kasetsuwan, Usanee Reinprayoon, Lita Uthaithammarat, Amornpun Sereemaspun, Nutchanart Sae-liang, Waraluck Chaichompoo and Apichart Suksamrarn
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:172
  20. Authors: Dana C. Mora, Miek C. Jong, Sara A. Quandt, Thomas A. Arcury, Agnete E. Kristoffersen and Trine Stub
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:171

    The original article was published in BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:170

  21. The management of cancer-related symptoms with nonpharmacological treatment has been proven effective, but more studies are still required to strengthen the scientific evidence. Given the state of the evidence...

    Authors: Maxime Caru, Ariane Levesque, Smita Dandekar and Kathryn H. Schmitz
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:170

    The Matters Arising to this article has been published in BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:171

  22. Many acupuncture acupoints are located on the posterior midline of the neck region. The needling depth for acupuncture is important for practitioners, and an unsafe needling depth increases the possibility of ...

    Authors: Zhiliang Tang, Jiao Liu, Jin Li and Chunming Ma
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:168
  23. Tanacetum falconeri is a significant flowering plant that possesses cytotoxic, insecticidal, antibacterial, and phytotoxic properties. Its chemodiversity and bioactivities, however, have not been thoroughly inves...

    Authors: Muhammad Imran Tousif, Zaheer Abbas, Mamona Nazir, Muhammad Saleem, Saba Tauseef, Areeba Hassan, Sajid Ali, Maqsood Ahmed, Jallat Khan, Gokhan Zengin, Abeer Hashem, Khalid F. Almutairi, Graciela Dolores Avila-Quezada and Elsayed Fathi Abd-Allah
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:167
  24. Authors: Heyam Mohamed Ali Sidahmed, Ainnul Hamidah Syahadah Azizan, Syam Mohan, Mahmood Ameen Abdulla, Siddig Ibrahim Abdelwahab, Manal Mohamed Elhassan Taha, A. Hamid A. Hadi, Kamal Aziz Ketuly, Najihah Mohd Hashim, Mun Fai Loke and Jamuna Vadivelu
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:166
  25. In this study we develop novel type of antibacterial chitosan-propolis NPs to improve theantimicrobial activity against various pathogens. To this aim, we primarily extracted propolis with methylal and ethanol...

    Authors: Akbar Vaseghi, Reza Ashrafi Parchin, Kosar Rezaee Chamanie, Marc Herb, Hajar Maleki and Majid Sadeghizadeh
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:165
  26. Infections caused by Acinetobacter baumannii are becoming a rising public health problem due to its high degree of acquired and intrinsic resistance mechanisms. Bacterial lipases penetrate and damage host tissues...

    Authors: Manal M. Sabry, Ali M. El-Halawany, Walaa G. Fahmy, Basma M. Eltanany, Laura Pont, Fernando Benavente, Ahmed S. Attia, Farag F. Sherbiny and Rana M. Ibrahim
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:164
  27. Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) is a common adverse events in cancer patients and can negatively affect their quality of life (QoL). This study aimed to evaluate the clinical efficacy of an ele...

    Authors: Ju Won Kim, Ah Reum Lim, Ji Yoon Lee, June Young Lee, Soohyeon Lee, Yoon Ji Choi, Yeol Hong Kim and Kyong Hwa Park
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:163
  28. The incidence of dementia is rising, with neuronal cell death from oxidative stress and apoptosis recognized as a significant contributor to its development. However, effective strategies to combat this condit...

    Authors: Nootchanat Mairuae, Nut Palachai and Parinya Noisa
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:162
  29. Polygonum multiflorum (PM), a widely used traditional Chinese medicine herb, is divided into two forms, namely raw polygonum multiflorum (RPM) and polygonum multiflorum praeparata (PMP), according to the proce...

    Authors: Chaowen Huang, Yu Jiang, Qing Bao, Lu Wang, Lin Tang, Yanjuan Liu and Lei Yang
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:161
  30. Morocco faces a substantial public health challenge due to diabetes mellitus, affecting 12.4% of adults in 2023. The Moroccan population makes extensive use of phytotherapy and traditional medicine to address ...

    Authors: Maryem Arraji, Nadia Al Wachami, Karima Boumendil, Milouda Chebabe, Latifa Mochhoury, Fatima Zahra Laamiri, Mohamed Barkaoui and Mohamed Chahboune
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:160
  31. Polyalthia suberosa (Roxb.) Thwaites (Annonaceae) is a medicinal plant that has been reported for its various pharmacological potentials, such as its anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antioxidant, and neuropharmacolo...

    Authors: Orchid A. Mahmoud, Iriny M. Ayoub, Omayma A. Eldahshan and Abdel Nasser B. Singab
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:159
  32. A triplet chemotherapy regimen of docetaxel, cisplatin, and 5-fluorouracil (TPF) is used to treat head and neck squamous cell carcinoma; however, it is toxic to bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs). We p...

    Authors: Haohui Lin, Manhon Chung, Jingchun Sun, Yi Yang, Li Zhang, Xiaohua Pan, Minghui Wei, Sa Cai and Yu Pan
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:158
  33. Oral bacterial infections are difficult to treat due to emergence of resistance against antibiotic therapy. Essential oils are considered emerging alternate therapy against bacterial infections and biofilms. W...

    Authors: Muhammad Imran Aziz, Muhammad Mohtasheemul Hasan, Riaz Ullah, Ahmed Bari, Mohsin Abbas Khan, Syed Zia Ul Hasnain, Rabia Baloch, Muhammad Akram, Aqsa obaid, Aziz Ullah, Khizar Abbas and Adnan Amin
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:157
  34. The clinical application of immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) is limited by their drug resistance, necessitating the development of ICI sensitizers to improve cancer immunotherapy outcomes. Huang Lian Jie Du...

    Authors: Suqing Liu, Yaohua Zhang, Xiaohua Zhu, Shan He, Xiao Liu, Xiang Lv, Fuguo Zuo and Jinfeng Wu
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:156
  35. Gels loaded with nanocarriers offer interesting ways to create novel therapeutic approaches by fusing the benefits of gel and nanotechnology. Clinical studies indicate that lavender oil (Lav-O) has a positive ...

    Authors: Faeze Fahimnia, Mehran Nemattalab and Zahra Hesari
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:155
  36. Vortioxetine (VORTX) is a potent and selective type of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) that is mainly prescribed for treating major depression along with mood disorders as the first drug of choic...

    Authors: Mai M. Anwar and Ibrahim M. Ibrahim Laila
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:153
  37. Metabolism is an important component of the kinetic characteristics of herbal constituents, and it often determines the internal dose and concentration of these effective constituents at the target site. The m...

    Authors: Anna-Mari Kok, Risto Juvonen, Markku Pasanen, Vusani Mandiwana, Michel Lonji Kalombo, Suprakas Sinha Ray, Rirhandzu Rikhotso-Mbungela and Namrita Lall
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:152
  38. Sodium tanshinone IIA sulfonate (STS) injection has been widely used as adjunctive therapy for pulmonary heart disease (PHD) in China. Nevertheless, the efficacy of STS injection has not been systematically ev...

    Authors: Huikai Shao, Fei Yu, Dongsheng Xu, Chunyan Fang, Rongsheng Tong and Lingguo Zhao
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:151
  39. Smilax china L. (SCL) is a traditional herbal medicine for the potential treatment of intrauterine adhesion (IUA). However, the mechanisms of action have not yet been determined. In this study, we explored the...

    Authors: Tingting Shi, Chuqi Hou, Yongzhen Duan, Yuliang Li, Wenqin Liu, Peixian Huang, Yuhua Zhou, Shanshan Yu and Luyao Song
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:150
  40. Diabetes Mellitus is associated with disturbances in male reproductive function and fertility. Studies have shown that oxidative stress with the subsequent inflammation and apoptosis cause these complications ...

    Authors: Aghileh Mohammadzadeh, Ali Gol and Reza Kheirandish
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:149
  41. Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative disorder characterized by the accumulation of stacked β-amyloid peptides in the brain and associated with the generation of oxidative stress. So far, there is no...

    Authors: Chung-Hsiung Huang, Yu-Ting Liao, Chien-Li Chen and Guo-Jane Tsai
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:148
  42. Pneumonia, the acute inflammation of lung tissue, is multi-factorial in etiology. Hence, continuous studies are conducted to determine the mechanisms involved in the progression of the disease and subsequently...

    Authors: Meili Shen, Yuting You, Chengna Xu and Zhixu Chen
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:147
  43. According to traditional medicine, Melissa officinalis L., (lemon balm) has been known to remove harmful substances from the blood and is considered a cardiac tonic. Therefore, its use as a cardiovascular remedy ...

    Authors: Kasra Shahsavari, Mohammad Reza Shams Ardekani, Mahnaz Khanavi, Tannaz Jamialahmadi, Mehrdad Iranshahi and Maede Hasanpour
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:146
  44. This study aimed to determine the therapeutic efficacy of curcumin nanoemulsion (CUR-NE) in mice infected with Echinococcus granulosus sensu stricto protoscoleces.

    Authors: Mohamad Ghanimatdan, Seyed Mahmoud Sadjjadi, Fattaneh Mikaeili, Aref Teimouri, Seyed Hamed Jafari, Amin Derakhshanfar and Saeideh Hashemi-Hafshejani
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:143
  45. In traditional Asian medicine, dried rhizomes of Ligusticum chuanxiong Hort. (Chuanxiong Rhizoma [CR]) have long been used to treat pain disorders that affect the head and face such as headaches. Furthermore, the...

    Authors: Chiyeon Lim, Sehyun Lim, So-Jung Moon and Suin Cho
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:140
  46. Catharanthus roseus, a Madagascar native flowering plant, is known for its glossy leaves and vibrant flowers, and its medicinal significance due to its alkaloid compounds. As a source of vinblastine and vincri...

    Authors: Yoen Young Chuah, Yeong Yeh Lee, Chu-Kuang Chou and Li-Jen Chang
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:139