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Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine is quarterly open-access journal that covers the fields of tradition medicine, preventive herbal medicine, and dietary therapy.

It welcomes articles presenting observation and experimental investigation in clinical studies, animal experiments, or in vitro studies. It especially welcomes study involving biomedicine.

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April-June 2014 | Vol 4 | Issue 2

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Perspective: Dietary botanicals for chemoprevention of prostate cancer
Prasan Bhandari
Prostate cancer typically develops later in life. Hence, identifying the botanical compounds that can prevent or delay disease progression may have a positive effect on the quality of life and reduce ...
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Review Article: Chinese traditional medicine and adult neurogenesis in the hippocampus
Endong Zhang, Jiangang Shen, Kwok Fai So
Adult neurogenesis is an important therapeutic target in treating neurological disorders. Adult neurogenesis takes place in two regions of the brain: Subventricular zone and dentate gyrus in the hippo...
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Review Article: Chemistry, pharmacology, and medicinal property of sage (salvia) to prevent and cure illnesses such as obesity, diabetes, depression, dementia, lupus, autism, heart disease, and cancer
Mohsen Hamidpour, Rafie Hamidpour, Soheila Hamidpour, Mina Shahlari
For a long time, sage (Salvia) species have been used in traditional medicine for the relief of pain, protecting the body against oxidative stress, free radical damages, angiogenesis, inflammat...
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Review Article: Omega-3 fatty acids could alleviate the risks of traumatic brain injury - A mini review
Parvathy R Kumar, Musthafa Mohamed Essa, Samir Al-Adawi, Ghazi Dradekh, Mushtaq A Memon, Mohammed Akbar, Thamilarasan Manivasagam
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is an acquired brain trauma that occurs when any sudden trauma/injury causes damage to the brain. TBI is characterized by tissue damage and imbalance in the cerebral blood...
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Review Article: Anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial effects of heat-clearing Chinese herbs: A current review
Rekik A Muluye, Yuhong Bian, Paulos N Alemu
Inflammation is a normal immune response; but if the body's regulation of inflammation is dysfunctional, then it will have an adverse effect on the body. Although use of modern drugs for i...
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Original Research Paper: An integrated mind-body approach to arthritis: A pilot study
Krista Prusak, Keven Prusak, Jack Mahoney
Arthritis affects both the physical and psychological abilities of people in all walks of life. There are currently no recommended effective 'disease-modifying' remedies. Therapists and physicians are...
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Original Research Paper: Antidiabetic activity of polyherbal formulation in streptozotocin - Nicotinamide induced diabetic wistar rats
Rajendran Ramesh Petchi, Chockalingam Vijaya, Subramani Parasuraman
Glycosmis pentaphylla , Tridax procumbens, and Mangifera indica are well-known plants available throughout India and they are commonly used for the treatment of various diseases i...
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Original Research Paper: Drimane-type sesquiterpene coumarins from Ferula gummosa fruits enhance doxorubicin uptake in doxorubicin-resistant human breast cancer cell line
Mehrdad Iranshahi, Chantal Barthomeuf, Mathilde Bayet-Robert, Philippe Chollet, Davood Davoodi, Sonia Piacente, Ramin Rezaee, Amirhossein Sahebkar
Multidrug resistance (MDR) is the main cause of failure in the chemotherapy of cancer patients. The present study aimed to evaluate the effects of sesquiterpene coumarins of Ferula gummosa frui...
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Original Research Paper: Effect of oxidative phytochemicals on nicotine-stressed UMNSAH/DF-1 cell line
Amlan Chakraborty, Apoorv Gupta, Abhinay Kr. Singh, Pranav Patni
Nicotine is a parasympathomimetic alkaloid found in the nightshade family of plants (Solanaceae) and is a cholinergic drug. It acts directly by stimulating the nicotinic or muscarinic receptors or ind...
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Short Communication: Polysaccharide isolated from Zizyphus jujuba (紅棗 Hóng Zǎo) inhibits interleukin-2 production in Jurkat T cells
Bo-Yang Hsu, Yuh-Chi Kuo, Bing-Huei Chen
Zizyphus jujuba (紅棗 Hóng Zǎo), a traditional Chinese herb widely used in many Asian countries, has been shown to possess vital biological activities such as anti-cance...
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