Research Updates: herbal medicine

Below are short extracts from research updates about this subject - select more to read each item.

  1. Issue 56

    ROBY and colleagues, Department of Pharmacy, St Agnes Hospital, University of Maryland, Baltimore, USA conducted a clinical trial of the effect of St John's Wort on the activity of the metabolic enzyme CYP3A4.


  2. Issue 56

    SCHRADER, Praxis Klinische Arzneimittelforschung, Pohlheim, Germany conducted a clinical trial comparing the effects of St Johns Wort with fluoxetine on mild -moderate depression.


  3. Issue 55

    BERBERINE (No author or institutional assignation) is a plant alkaloid with a long history of medicine use in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine.


  4. Issue 55

    ERNST and PITTLER, Department of Complementary Medicine, School of Postgraduate Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Exeter UK performed a systematic review of the evidence from randomized controlled trials for or against the ef1


  5. Issue 55

    PARSONS and colleagues, Westmead Hospital, Australia studied the safety and efficacy of raspberry leaf products consumed by a group of mothers during their pregnancy, by comparison with a group of mothers who did not.


  6. Issue 54

    BIANCHI, Centro Orinetamento Educativo, Milano, Italy writes that clinical evaluation of modern phytotherapy is predominantly carried out today using meta-analysis.


  7. Issue 54

    KELMANSON and colleagues, Research Center for Plant Growth and Development, School of Botany and Zoology, University of Natal Pietermaritzburg, Scottsville, South Africa screened plants used in traditional Zulu medicine for antibacterial activity.


  8. Issue 53

    PITTLER and ERNST, Department of complementary Medicine, School of Postgraduate Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Exeter, United Kingdom. M.H. conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to assess the1


  9. Issue 53

    MARKOWITZ and colleagues, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston 29425 USA. studied the effects of St Johns wort (Hypericum perforatum)1


  10. Issue 52

    GASTER and HOLROYD, Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, USA conducted a systematic review (40 references) of the Engl1


  11. Issue 52

    KLEPSER and colleagues, Division of Clinical and Administrative Pharmacy, University of Iowa College of Pharmacy, Iowa City 52242 USA evaluated the demographics and beliefs regarding safety and efficacy of herbal therapy among1


  12. Issue 52

    ERNST, Department of Complementary Medicine, School of Postgraduate Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Exeter, UK. conducted an overview of systematic reviews of h1


  13. Issue 52

    FISHER and colleagues, United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine, Brooks Air Fore Base, TX 78235 USA. conducted a study and review<1


  14. Issue 47

    REHMAN and colleagues, Department of Internal Medicine, Veterans Affairs Medical Center and University of California, San Diego 92161 USA write that little is known about whether treatment with certain medicinal plants can enhance ant1


  15. Issue 47

    REGE and colleagues, Ayurveda Research Centre, Department of Pharmacology and therapeutics, Seth GS Medical College, Parel, Mumbai, write that plants from all over the world, including Eleuthe1


  16. Issue 47

    CHANG, Pharmanex Inc., Simi Valley California 93065 USA. writes that in the United States traditional Chinese medicines (TCM) are sold as dietary supplements, defined under The dietary Supplement Health an1


  17. Issue 46

    BALES and colleagues, Department of Surgery, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Illinois USA conducted a survey to assess awareness and use of phytotherapeutic agents for the treatment of urinary tract1


  18. Issue 46

    GRAY and FLATT, School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Ulster, Coleraine, UK write that Coriandrum sativum (coriander) has been documented as a traditional treatment for diabetes


  19. Issue 37

    DE SMET, Pharmaceutical Care Unit, Scientific Institute Dutch Pharmacists, The Hague, The Netherlands. writes that many of our present medicines are derived directly or indirectly from higher plants . The author has extensivel1


  20. Issue 36

    BORCHERS and colleagues, Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Clinical Immunology, University of California at Davis 95616 USA write that demand for and scientific interest in many aspects of compleme1


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