Research Updates: herbal medicine

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  1. Issue 128

    ISLAM and CARTER, Family Medicine Department, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555-1123, USA, jaislam@utmb.edu, have reviewed (48 references) the use of Echinacea in upper respiratory tract infections.

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  2. Issue 126

    GANZERA and others, Institute of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacognosy, University of Innsbruck, Innrain 52, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria, describe an inhibiting effect of chamomile essential oil on the detoxification system, cytochrome P-450.

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  3. Issue 126

    GURLEY and colleagues, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR 72205, USA, have examined the effect of milk thistle and black cohosh on the metabolism of a major heart medicine, digoxin.

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  4. Issue 125

    BETZ and co-authors, Klinik fur Anasthesiologie und Intensivmedizin, Klinik am Eichert, Goppingen, Germany, have reviewed (48 references) ginger as an antiemetic agent.

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  5. Issue 125

    BORRELLI and others, Department of Experimental Pharmacology, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy, have reviewed (55 references) the safety and efficacy of ginger in the treatment of nausea and vomiting in pregnancy.

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  6. Issue 123

    BALL and KOWDLEY, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA, have reviewed (85 references) the use of milk thistle as a treatment for alcoholic liver disease. Abstract: Silybum marianum (milk thistle) and its derivatives have been used for centurie1

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  7. Issue 123

    COMAR and KIRBY, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Department of Internal Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, USA, have reviewed (146 references) herbal medicines used for complaints of the digestive system. Abstra1

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  8. Issue 120

    FLAXMAN and GRIFFITHS, Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup, Kent, debbie.flaxman@qms.nhs.uk, have reviewed (24 references) the efficacy of tea tree oil in eradicating the 'superbug', MRSA.

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  9. Issue 118

    ANKE and RAMZAN, University of Sydney, NSW, Australia, have reviewed (39 references) the liver toxicity of Kava. Abstract: Kava kava (piper methysticum) has been implicated in liver failure, Even though on closer inspection the majority of cases are1

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  10. Issue 118

    ISLAM and CARTER, Family Medicine Department, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555-1123, USA, jaislam@utmb.edu, have reviewed (48 references) the use of Echinacea in upper respiratory tract infections.

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  11. Issue 118

    LINDE and KNUPPEL, Department of Internal Medicine II, Centre for Complementary Medicine Research, Technische Universitat Munchen, Kaiserstr. 9, Munich 80801, Germany, klaus.linde@lrz.tu-muenchen.de, have reviewed (341

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  12. Issue 117

    GONCALVES and colleagues, Laboratorio de Farmacognosia, Faculdade de Farmacia and Centro de Estudos Farmaceuticos, Universidade de Coimbra, 3000-295 Coimbra, Portugal, have studied the antioxidant properties of the pro-anthocyanidins exptracted from the bark of Cat's C1

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  13. Issue 117

    MESSAGER and colleagues, Discipline of Microbiology, School of Biomedical and Chemical Sciences, The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley WA 6009, Australia, have performed new measurements of the antibacterial activity of tea tree oil.

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  14. Issue 114

    MESSAGER and co-workers, Discipline of Microbiology, School of Biomedical and Chemical Sciences, The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley WA 6009, Australia, have measured the antibacterial activity of tea tree oil.

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  15. Issue 113

    DRYDEN and co-workers, Department of Microbiology and Communicable Disease, Royal Hampshire County Hospital, Romsey Road, Winchester, Hampshire SO22 5DG, UK, matthew.dryden@weht.swest.nhs.uk, have tested tea tree oi1

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  16. Issue 113

    JIANG and colleagues, Faculty of Pharmacy, The University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia, have studied the effects of St John's wort and ginseng on the pharmacokinetics of warfarin.

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  17. Issue 113

    MARTIN and ERNST, Complementary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, Exeter, UK, have reviewed (18 references) controlled clinical trials of herbal treatment for fungal infections.

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  18. Issue 113

    ANKE and RAMZAN, University of Sydney, NSW, Australia, have reviewed (39 references) the liver toxicity of Kava. Abstract: Kava kava (piper methysticum) has been implicated in liver failure, Even though on closer inspection the majority of cases are1

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  19. Issue 112

    KAYE and co-workers, Department of Anesthesiology, Texas Health Sciences Center, 3601 4th Street, Lubbock, TX 79430, USA, Alan.Kaye@ttuhsc.edu, have reviewed (110 references) alternative medicine in perioperative anaesthesia. 1

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  20. Issue 111

    CALDEFIE-CHEZET and co-workers, Laboratoire de Botanique, Cryptogamie et Microbiologie, Faculte des Sciences, Clermont-Ferrand, France, florence.caldefie-chezet@u-clermont1.fr, have found anti-inflammatory ef1

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