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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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October-December 2014 | Vol 4 | Issue 4

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Review Article: Dietary Agents and Phytochemicals in the Prevention and Treatment of Experimental Ulcerative Colitis
Arpit Saxena, Kamaljeet Kaur, Shweta Hegde, Faizan M Kalekhan, Manjeshwar Shrinath Baliga, Raja Fayad
Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs), consisting mainly of ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn's disease (CD), are important immune-mediated diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. The etiology of the dis...
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Review Article: Acupuncture (針灸 Zhēn Jiǔ) - An Emerging Adjunct in Routine Oral Care
Devanand Gupta, Deepak Ranjan Dalai, Swapnadeep , Parul Mehta, B Niranjanaprasad Indra, Saurabh Rastogi, Ankita Jain, Mudita Chaturvedi, Saumya Sharma, Sanjeev Singh, Shruti Gill, Nisha Singh, Rajendra Kumar Gupta
Acupuncture (針灸 Zhēn Jiǔ) ('acus' (needle) + 'punctura' (to puncture)) is the stimulation of specific points along the skin of the body involving various methods such as penetr...
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Review Article: Revisiting Terminalia arjuna- An Ancient Cardiovascular Drug
Shridhar Dwivedi, Deepti Chopra
Terminalia arjuna, commonly known as arjuna, belongs to the family of Combretaceae. Its bark decoction is being used in the Indian subcontinent for anginal pain, hypertension, congestive...
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Original Research Paper: Pomegranate from Oman Alleviates the Brain Oxidative Damage in Transgenic Mouse Model of Alzheimer's disease
Selvaraju Subash, Musthafa Mohamed Essa, Abdullah Al-Asmi, Samir Al-Adawi, Ragini Vaishnav, Nady Braidy, Thamilarasan Manivasagam, Gilles J Guillemin
Oxidative stress may play a key role in Alzheimer's disease (AD) neuropathology. Pomegranates (石榴 Shí Liú) contain very high levels of antioxidant polyphenolic substances, ...
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Original Research Paper: Induction of Angiogenesis in Zebrafish Embryos and Proliferation of Endothelial Cells by an Active Fraction Isolated from the Root of Astragalus membranaceus using Bioassay-guided Fractionation
Patrick Kwok-Kin Lai, Judy Yuet-Wa Chan, Hin-Fai Kwok, Ling Cheng, Hua Yu, Ching-Po Lau, Ping-Chung Leung, Kwok-Pui Fung, Clara Bik-San Lau
The objective of the study was to identify the active fraction(s) from AR aqueous extract responsible for promoting angiogenesis using bioassay-guided fractionation. The angiogenic activity was screen...
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Original Research Paper: Wound-healing Activity of the Aqueous Leaf Extract and Fractions of Ficus exasperata(Moraceae) and its Safety Evaluation on Albino Rats
Victoria Nonyelum Umeh, Emmanuel Emeka Ilodigwe, Daniel Lotanna Ajaghaku, Earnest Oghenesuvwe Erhirhie, Goodies Emuesiri Moke, Peter Achunike Akah
Ficus exasperata have been reported to have wide applications in the treatment of many human diseases. However, its traditional use in the treatment of wounds has not been validated by any scie...
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Original Research Paper: Evaluation of Anticancer, Antioxidant, and Possible Anti-inflammatory Properties of Selected Medicinal Plants Used in Indian Traditional Medication
Rafik Shaikh, Mahesh Pund, Ashwini Dawane, Sayyed Iliyas
The present study was carried out to evaluate the anticancer, antioxidant, and possible anti-inflammatory properties of diverse medicinal plants frequently used in Indian traditional medication. The s...
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Original Research Paper: Antimicrobial Potential of Helicanthus elastica (Desr.) Danser - A less explored Indian mistletoe Growing on Mango Trees
Koppala Narayana Sunil Kumar, Ariyamuthu Saraswathy, Swaminathan Amerjothy, Basaviah Ravishankar
Helicanthus elastica (Desr.) Danser (Loranthaceae) is a less-known medicinally important mistletoe species occurring in India. It is used to check abortion, and also in vesical calculi and kidn...
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Original Research Paper: Comparative Evaluation of the Complementary and Alternative Medicine Therapy and Conventional Therapy Use for Musculoskeletal Disorders Management and Its Association with Job Satisfaction among Dentists of West India
Devanand Gupta, Renu Batra, Shveta Mahajan, Dara John Bhaskar, Ankita Jain, Mohammed Shiju, Ankit Yadav, Mudita Chaturvedi, Shruti Gill, Renuka Verma, Deepak Ranjan Dalai, Rajendra Kumar Gupta
Musculoskeletal problems have become a significant issue in the profession of dentistry. There are currently no recommended effective disease-preventing and modifying remedies. High prevalence rates f...
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Original Research Paper: Sedative-hypnotic Effect of Ash of Silver in Mice: A Reverse Pharmacological Study
Deep Inder, Pawan Kumar
Ash of silver is used in traditional systems of medicine for various neurological conditions like insomnias, neuralgias, anxiety disorders, and convulsions. The present study was conducted to e...
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