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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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July-September 2014 | Vol 4 | Issue 3

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Perspective: A comprehensive analysis of articles retracted between 2004 and 2013 from biomedical literature - A call for reforms
Harkanwal Preet Singh, Ashish Mahendra, Bhupender Yadav, Harpreet Singh, Nitin Arora, Monika Arora
Science is a dynamic subject and it was never free of misconduct or bad research. Indeed, the scientific method itself is intended to overcome mistakes and misdeeds. So, we aimed to assess various fac...
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Review Article: Summer savory: From the selection of traditional applications to the novel effect in relief, prevention, and treatment of a number of serious illnesses such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer's disease, and cancer
Rafie Hamidpour, Soheila Hamidpour, Mohsen Hamidpour, Mina Shahlari, Mahnaz Sohraby
Savory (Satureja L.) plant species have been used for centuries as culinary herbs and spices, as well as traditional remedies for the treatment or relief of various common health symptoms in ma...
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Review Article: Uses of complementary and alternative medicine in multiple sclerosis
Foroogh Namjooyan, Rahil Ghanavati, Nastaran Majdinasab, Shiva Jokari, Mohammad Janbozorgi
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic, disabling, recurrent demyelination of the central nervous system (CNS). It could affect different regions in the brain and spinal cord, and according to the domai...
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Review Article: Unconventional dentistry in India - An insight into the traditional methods
Vinita Ashutosh Boloor, Rajesh Hosadurga, Anupama Rao, Haziel Jenifer, Sruthy Pratap
Unconventional medicine (UM) has been known and practised since the recorded history of civilization. Some unconventional practices may be viewed as "the continuity of traditions, religious beliefs, a...
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Review Article: Ethnomedical properties of Taxus wallichiana Zucc. (Himalayan yew)
Deepak Juyal, Vijay Thawani, Shweta Thaledi, Manoj Joshi
Taxus wallichiana Zucc., known as Himalayan yew, belongs to the family Taxaceae. It is a medium-sized, temperate, Himalayan forest tree of medicinal importance. In India, this evergreen tree is...
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Original Research Paper: A comparison of food-grade folium mori (桑葉 Sāng Yè) extract and 1-deoxynojirimycin for glycemic control and renal function in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats
Shiang-Suo Huang, Yi-Hui Yan, Chien-Hui Ko, Ke-Ming Chen, Shih-Chieh Lee, Cheng-Tzu Liu
Folium mori (桑葉 Sāng Yè, leaf of Morus alba L.; FM) is known to possess hypoglycemic effects, and 1-deoxynojirimycin (1-DNJ) has been proposed as an important function...
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Original Research Paper: Aqueous extract of Chrysanthemum morifolium (菊花 Jú Huā) enhances the antimelanogenic and antioxidative activities of the mixture of soy peptide and collagen peptide
Min Gui, Jun Du, Jianmin Guo, Baiquan Xiao, Wei Yang, Minjie Li
The possible synergistic effect between the aqueous extract of Chrysanthemum morifolium (菊花 Jú Huā) (AECM) and the peptide mixture (PM) containing soy peptide a...
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Original Research Paper: Ameliorative effect of hydroethanolic leaf extract of Byrsocarpus coccineus in alcohol- and sucrose-induced hypertension in rats
Abidemi J Akindele, Endurance A Iyamu, Prabhu Dutt, Naresh K Satti, Olufunmilayo O Adeyemi
Hypertension remains a major health problem worldwide considering the prevalence of morbidity and mortality. Plants remain a reliable source of efficacious and better tolerated drugs and botanicals. T...
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Original Research Paper: Pharmacological evaluation of "sugar remedy," a polyherbal formulation, on streptozotocin-induced diabetic mellitus in rats
Sandeep Singhal, Arvind Singh Rathore, Vikram Lohar, Rakesh Dave, Jeetesh Dave
In the present study, Sugar Remedy, a polyherbal formulation (manufactured by Umalaxmi Organics Pvt Ltd, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India) was evaluated for its antihyperglycemic, antihyperlipidemic, and ant...
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Short Communication: The classification of Sri Lankan medicinal herbs: An extensive comparison of the antioxidant activities
Viduranga Y Waisundara, Mindani I Watawana
Sri Lanka has variety of herbs whose effectiveness has been proven across many generations. These herbs are classified into two groups - 'heating' and 'cooling', based on the physiological reactions u...
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