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Acupuncture & Electro-Therapeutics Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Acupuncture in Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Advanced Herbal Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Advances in Traditional Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Akupunktur & Aurikulomedizin     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Allgemeine Homöopathische Zeitung     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Alternative & Integrative Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Alternative Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Alternative Medicine Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Anales de Hidrología Médica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ancient Science of Life     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Arteterapia. Papeles de arteterapia y educación artística para la inclusión social     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Asian Journal of Plant Pathology     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Australian Journal of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Australian Journal of Herbal Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Australian Journal of Music Therapy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Avicenna Journal of Phytomedicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
AYU : An international quarterly journal of research in Ayurveda     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies     Open Access   (Followers: 18)
Chinese Herbal Medicines     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Chinese Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Chinese Medicine and Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cognitive Neuroscience     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Complementary Therapies in Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Deutsche Heilpraktiker-Zeitschrift     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Erfahrungsheilkunde     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
European Journal of Medicinal Plants     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 24)
Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine     Full-text available via subscription  
Fitoterapia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Global Journal of Integrated Chinese Medicine and Western Medicine     Open Access  
Global Journal of Traditional Medicine     Open Access  
Herba Polonica     Open Access  
Herbal Medicines Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Indian Journal of Ayurveda and lntegrative Medicine Klue     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Indian Journal of Research in Homoeopathy     Open Access  
Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge (IJTK)     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Innovare Journal of Ayurvedic Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Intas Polivet     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Integrative Medicine Research     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of High Dilution Research     Open Access  
International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-Being     Open Access   (Followers: 21)
International Journal of Yoga     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
International Journal of Yoga : Philosophy, Psychology and Parapsychology     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Ipnosi     Full-text available via subscription  
Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Agromedicine and Medical Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Applied Arts and Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Applied Research on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Asian Natural Products Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Ayurveda     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Ayurveda Case Reports     Open Access  
Journal of AYUSH :- Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Journal of Complementary and Alternative Medical Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Dance Medicine & Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Drug Research in Ayurvedic Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Evidence-Based Integrative Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 18)
Journal of Fasting and Health     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Ginseng Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Health Science and Alternative Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Health Sciences Scholarship     Open Access  
Journal of Herbal Drugs (An International Journal on Medicinal Herbs)     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Herbal Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Herbal Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Integrative Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Integrative Medicine & Therapy     Open Access  
Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Journal of Medicinal Plants for Economic Development     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Medicinally Active Plants     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Natural Remedies     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Nutraceuticals and Herbal Medicine     Open Access  
Journal of Palliative Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 54)
Journal of Research in Ayurvedic Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of the Australian Traditional-Medicine Society     Full-text available via subscription  
Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Traditional Chinese Medical Sciences     Open Access  
Médecine Palliative     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Medical Acupuncture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Medicines     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Mersin Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Lokman Hekim Tıp Tarihi ve Folklorik Tıp Dergisi     Open Access  
Muller Journal of Medical Sciences and Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Natural solutions     Full-text available via subscription  
Natural Volatiles & Essential Oils     Open Access  
Nigerian Journal of Natural Products and Medicine     Full-text available via subscription  
OA Alternative Medicine     Open Access  
Oriental Pharmacy and Experimental Medicine     Partially Free   (Followers: 2)
Research Journal of Medicinal Plant     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Research Journal of Pharmacognosy     Open Access  
Revista Internacional de Acupuntura     Full-text available via subscription  
South African Journal of Plant and Soil     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Synfacts     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Traditional & Kampo Medicine     Full-text available via subscription  
Traditional Medicine Journal     Open Access  
World Journal of Acupuncture - Moxibustion     Full-text available via subscription  
World Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine     Open Access  
Yoga Mimamsa     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Zeitschrift für Orthomolekulare Medizin     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)

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Herbal Medicines Journal
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ISSN (Online) 2538-2144
Published by Lorestan University of Medical sciences Homepage  [1 journal]
  • An Evaluation of the Antibacterial Properties of Oliveria decumbents
           against Bacteria Isolated from Patients with Respiratory Infections

    • Authors: Farhad Moradi*, Reyhane Rouhi, Naser Hatami, Helma Hoorang
      Abstract: Background and Aim: Medicinal plants have long been used as an alternative or complement to the treatment and prevention of respiratory tract infections. The present study attempts to investigate the antibacterial effects of Oliveria decumbents on bacterial infections isolated from a hospitalized patient with respiratory disorders. Materials and Methods: Twenty-five respiratory infection samples were collected from fifty-one patients that were hospitalized in the intensive care unit of the medical centers of Jahrom, Iran. Plant materials were obtained from the natural environment areas around Jahrom, and hydro-alcoholic extraction was prepared through the percolation method. The antimicrobial impacts of the plant extract were evaluated by the disc diffusion method against clinical and standard strains, and the results were compared with common antibiotics. Moreover, the minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) of the herbal extracts was assessed by the broth macro dilution method. Results: From the 51 clinical samples, S. aureus (11 cases, 21.5%), S. pneumoniae (8 cases, 15.6%), and P. aeruginosa (6 cases, 11.7%) were isolated. Furthermore, this herbal extract showed antibacterial activity by inhibiting the growth of three strains of S. aureus and one strain of S. pneumoniae in comparison to Amoxicillin and Amoxicillin-Clavulanate. Nevertheless, this extract did not affect P. aeruginosa clinical isolates. The MIC activity of the herbal extract for S. aureus with a concentration of 25 µg/ml, for S. pneumoniae with 50 µg/ml, and for P. aeruginosa with 200 µg/ml was observed. Conclusion: Hydro-alcoholic extract of O. decumbens showed antibacterial effects on different bacterial strains that were isolated from respiratory infections.
      PubDate: 2023-05-19
      DOI: 10.22087/hmj.v7i2.976
      Issue No: Vol. 8, No. 2 (2023)
  • A Comparison of Antibacterial Effects of Licorice Root Ethanolic Extract,
           Chlorhexidine, and Doxycycline on Fusobacterium nucleatum: An in Vitro

    • Authors: Mohammadreza Tabatabaeian, Vahid Esfahanian*, Arezoo Tahmourespour
      Abstract: Background and Aim: Antibiotics and mouthwashes which are used to prevent and treat periodontal diseases have side effects such as antibiotic resistance, mouth burning, and xerostomia. With the advancement of technology, plants have been considered as alternative antibacterial agents. Licorice plant with different species has been used in traditional medicine to treat gastritis and respiratory diseases. Considering the properties of licorice in traditional medicine, this study aimed to investigate the antibacterial properties of licorice root extract with different concentrations compared with Chlorhexidine mouthwash and Doxycycline antibiotic on Fusobacterium nucleatum in vitro. Materials and Methods: After the preparation of 0.5 McFarland bacterial suspension, the plant and its ethanolic extract, and six extract dilutions were also prepared. Agar disk diffusion and broth microdilution tests were carried out against Fusobacterium nucleatum ATCC 2558. The antibacterial effect of Chlorhexidine mouthwash 0.2% and Doxycycline 100 mg antibiotic were also determined to be compared with licorice extract. The data were analyzed using Mann-Whitney and Kruskal-Wallis statistical tests in spss26 software at a significance level of 5%. Results: All the six concentrations had significant antibacterial effects compared with each other, chlorhexidine and doxycycline (P-value<0.05). The inhibitory concentrations of extract, MIC50, MIC70, and, MIC90 were related to 12/5, 50, and 200 mg/ml, respectively. The inhibitory percentages of chlorhexidine and doxycycline were 67.6% and 88.7%, respectively. Conclusion: Licorice ethanolic extract exhibited an excellent antimicrobial effect (MIC=6.25mg/ml), so that in concentrations higher than 25, a greater antimicrobial effect was observed than in chlorhexidine (P<0.05).
      PubDate: 2023-05-19
      DOI: 10.22087/hmj.v7i2.999
      Issue No: Vol. 8, No. 2 (2023)
  • Effects of Sour Tea (Hibiscus Sabdariffa L.) Consumption on Anthropometric
           Indices: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

    • Authors: Somayeh Saboori*, Salman Mohammadi, Mahboobe Hosseinikia, Naseh Pahlavani, Ali Ghaffarian-Bahraman, Esmaeil Yousefi Rad*
      Abstract: Beverages of Hibiscus Sabdariffa L. (sour tea) are widely used for improving liver diseases, hypertension cardio-metabolic indices, and body composition. Nevertheless, little is known about the impacts of sour tea on body composition and anthropometric indices. This study aimed to systematically review and perform a meta-analysis on the evidence evaluating the effects of sour tea on body composition and anthropometric indices. International databases, including PubMed, Scopus, and Web of Science, were searched to find clinical trial studies published up to February 2022. The response variables examined in the present study included body weight, body mass index, waist circumference, body fat mass, and hip circumference. Pooled effect size of mean difference (95% CI) between the treatment and placebo interventions was estimated for body weight (-0.51 kg, -3.35, 2.32), body mass index (-0.09 kg/m2, -0.98, 0.80), waist circumference (-0.26 cm, -2.86, 2.35), hip circumference (-0.07 cm, -2.87, 2.74), and body fat mass (-1.85 %, -4.90, 1.19). This meta-analysis showed that despite the reducing effect of sour tea consumption on body composition and anthropometric indices, this effect was not statistically significant. However, there are several determinant factors that probably affected our findings, including the type, dosage, and duration of the intervention as well as the heterogeneity of the target population. Thus, future well‑designed clinical trials are suggested to establish a definitive conclusion in this regard.
      PubDate: 2023-04-29
      DOI: 10.22087/hmj.v8i2.975
      Issue No: Vol. 8, No. 2 (2023)
  • The Effect of Rosa damascena on Children’s Enuresis: A Randomized
           Pilot Study

    • Authors: Anoush Azarfar, Ramin Sargazi, Elham Bakhtiari*
      Abstract: Background and Aim: Enuresis is one of the common problems among children. The present pilot study was conducted to investigate the effect of Rosa damascene on nocturnal enuresis in children. Materials and Methods: A randomized pilot study was performed from April 2017 to March 2018. The study participants were 40 children aged between 5-12 years with nocturnal enuresis. They were randomly divided to intervention and control groups using block randomization. The intervention group received R. damascena petals under the brand name Gole-Ghand (Barij- essence, Iran) as 5 cc orally, every 8 hours for one month. The control group received desmopressin as nasal spray (Sina Darou, Iran) 1-2 puffs for one month (maximum 20 mg daily). The primary outcome was complete or partial improvement in enuresis. The secondary outcome was frequency of side effects in patients. Results: Twenty-two out of 39 patients 22 (56.4%) were male and 17 patients (43.6%) were female with the average age of 7.3±1.86 years. There was no noticeable distinction between the groups in age, sex, urbanity, history of treatment, and primary or secondary enuresis (p>0.05). Complete improvement was observed in 14 patients (70%) in the control group. Partial improvement was observed in four patients (20%) in the control group and in six patients (31.5%) in the intervention group (p:0.001). No side effect was reported during the study in the intervention group. Conclusion: Based on the results of this pilot study, the use of R. damascena may lead to partial improvement against enuresis in some children. Further studies are required to evaluate this hypothesis.
      PubDate: 2023-04-29
      DOI: 10.22087/hmj.v6i4.953
      Issue No: Vol. 8, No. 2 (2023)
  • In vitro Antibacterial Activity of Taraxacum officinale Leaves Extract

    • Authors: Leonidas Narkey; , Eric Nyarko, Justice Kumi*, Gloria Kattah, Bright Selorm Addy
      Abstract: Background and Aim: The purpose of this letter to the editor was to investigate the antibacterial activity of Taraxacum officinale leaves extract. Materials and Methods: In the present study, Taraxacum officinale leaves were collected from the University of Ghana Staff Village, and then ethanolic and methanolic extractions were performed. The antimicrobial activity of Taraxacum officinale leaves extract against Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, and Klebsiella pneumonia was evaluated using the agar well diffusion method. Results: Staphylococcus aureus was resistant to the ethanolic extract of T. officinale leaves but it was effective against Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumonia. The methanolic extract was effective against all of them ectively. Conclusion: According to the results, the methanolic extract of Taraxacum officinale leaves could exhibit in vitro antibacterial activity against Staphylococcus aureus, Klebsiella pneumonia, and Escherichia coli.
      PubDate: 2023-04-29
      DOI: 10.22087/hmj.v7i4.980
      Issue No: Vol. 8, No. 2 (2023)
  • Protective Effects of Grape Seed Extract (GSE) against the Respiratory
           System following Formalin Exposure on Balb/c Mice

    • Authors: hasan pahang*, Bahram Bibak , Mehran Vatanchian Yazdi, Ali Shamsara
      Abstract: Background and Aim: As it has been reported in previous studies, the prevalence of respiratory distress is related to a variety of environmental factors. Among them, formaldehyde exposure also irritates the respiratory tract and augments the risk of airway diseases. The aims of this study was to determine the protective impacts of grape seed extract against (GSE) following formaldehyde exposure on Balb/c mice. Materials and Methods: Twenty-four adult Balb/c mice were divided into the following groups: 1-control (Ctrl) group, 2-formaldehyde exposure (FOR) group, 3-formaldehyde exposure and grape seed extract treatment (FOR+GSE) group and 4- grape seed extract treatment (GSE) group. The mice in groups 3 and 4 received 200 mg/kg GSE intraperitoneally and the mice in groups 2 and 3 were exposed to 3 mg/m3 formalin from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., 7 h/day, 6 days/week, for 4 weeks. At the end of experimental periods, the tissue samples were removed from the trachea and the lungs and immersed in 10% formalin to be prepared for histological examination. Finally, the level of malondialdehyde (MDA) was evaluated in the plasma of the blood samples. Results and Conclusions: Data analysis showed that formaldehyde exposure could significantly reduce the weight of the mice (p<0.05). Moreover, formaldehyde caused epithelial metaplasia and edema of sub-epithelial space in the trachea. The wall of blood vessels was thickened. However, GSE consumption moderated some of formaldehyde effects. Treatment with GSE significantly reduced the MDA level p<0.05. Conclusion: GSE could reduce the marker of oxidative stress and stimulate antioxidant defenses against formaldehyde inhalation.
      PubDate: 2023-04-29
      DOI: 10.22087/hmj.v6i3.969
      Issue No: Vol. 8, No. 2 (2023)
  • Anti-Inflammatory and Antioxidant Potentials of Merremia hederacea
           (Burm.Fil) Leaves

    • Authors: Sanjida Sharmin*, Ranak Jahan Prova
      Abstract: Background and Aim: This study aimed to identify the existence of phytochemical compounds and evaluate the in-vitro antioxidant and anti-inflammatory potentials of the leaves extract of Merremia hederacea which is commonly known as ivy woodrose. Materials and Methods: The antioxidant potency was measured using DPPH radical scavenging method and reducing power capacity followed by calculating phenol and flavonoid contents. To test the anti-inflammatory effect, the protein-denaturation method was applied. Results: Based on the DPPH scavenging activity, the IC50 value of the extract was determined to be 416.977. The amounts of phenolic content and flavonoids as well as the reducing power of this extract were found satisfactory. The extract remarkably hindered the denaturation of protein in the anti-inflammatory activity test with a maximum of 68.86% inhibition at 500 μg/mL concentration. Conclusion: The results indicate that M. hederacea leaves have favorable antioxidant and anti-inflammatory potencies; hence, this plant can be an effective source of new potent drugs
      PubDate: 2023-04-29
      DOI: 10.22087/hmj.v6i4.789
      Issue No: Vol. 8, No. 2 (2023)
  • The Use of Dandelion in the Treatment of Various Types of Cancers

    • Authors: Siukan Law
      Abstract: None
      PubDate: 2023-02-12
      DOI: 10.22087/hmj.v8i1.918
      Issue No: Vol. 8, No. 1 (2023)
  • Anti-Tumor Effects of the Methanol Extract of Ecballium elaterium (L.) A.
           Rich Fruits on Human Gastric (MKN-45) and Breast (MCF-7) Cancer Cell Lines

    • Authors: Samaneh Keshavarz, Fatemeh Yousefbeyk, Saghi Jani Kargar Moghaddam, Mahsa Ramezanpour, Puyan Daei, Saeed Ghasemi, Masoud Hamidi, Javad Khalili Fard
      Abstract: Background and Aim: The Ecballium elaterium (L.) A. Rich belongs to the Cucurbitaceae family and is a Mediterranean medicinal herb with a medicinal background. In the present study, following our previous research, we aimed to evaluate the expression profile of certain significant genes involved in the process of apoptosis in human gastric (MKN-45) and breast (MCF-7) cancer cell lines treated with the methanol extract of E. elaterium fruits. Materials and Methods: The real-time PCR method was employed to calculate the expression levels of p53, bax, and bcl-2 genes in both MKN-45 and MCF-7 cell lines. Moreover, the bax/bcl-2 mRNA ratio was calculated in both cell lines. Results: Real-time PCR revealed that E. elaterium fruit extract-treated MKN-45 cells underwent a strong reduction in the mRNA levels of bcl-2 (0.04-fold) (p < 0.0001) together with an increase in p53 (18.23-fold) (p < 0.0001) and a significant reduction in bax (0.31-fold) (p <0.01). However, the up-regulation of bax (55.51-fold) (p< 0.0001) and bcl-2 (17.68-fold) (p< 0.05) genes with a concomitant revealed no significant result for p53 (2.32-fold) gene observed in MCF-7 cells. This extract had strong apoptotic activity on MKN-45 cells. The bax/bcl-2 mRNA ratio in E. elaterium fruit extract-treated MKN-45 cells was significant in comparison with the control group (7.24-fold higher and p= 0.0133), but this ratio was not remarkable in E. elaterium fruit extract-treated MCF-7 cells compared with the control group (3.95-fold higher and p= 0.0811). Conclusion: The results of this research indicated that E. elaterium fruit extract could be a promising therapeutic option against gastric cancer.
      PubDate: 2023-02-12
      DOI: 10.22087/hmj.v6i2.875
      Issue No: Vol. 8, No. 1 (2023)
  • The Coagulant Effect of the Medicago sativa L. Hydroalcoholic Extract: An
           in vivo Study on Mice

    • Authors: Jafar Vatandoost, Zahra Sadat Mashkani , Toktam Hajjar, Behnam Mahdavi
      Abstract: Background and Aim: Herbal medicines are used in the treatment of many diseases, including blood-related disorders. Mediacgo sativa, which is used in traditional medicine to stop bleeding, contains several secondary compounds, is assumed to be effective in primary and secondary blood coagulation. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of M. sativa extract on blood coagulation system in vivo. Materials and Methods: Twenty-four male mice were randomly divided into 3 groups (n = 8) as follows: negative control (receiving 0.3 ml of distilled water), positive control (receiving 0.3 ml of tranexamic acid, 1200 mg/kg/day) and the treatment group (receiving 0.3 ml of the hydroalcoholic extract of M. sativa, 300 mg/kg/day). On the 13th day of treatment, collection of blood samples from the tail tip for bleeding time (BT), clotting time (CT), and number of platelets was carried out. On the 14th day, the blood samples were collected from the heart and prothrombin time (PT), activating the partial thromboplastin time (aPTT) as indicators of coagulation rate that were determined.  The GC-MS was also used to determine extract compounds. Results: The results indicated that M. sativa extract had a significant prolonged effect on the aPTT and PT. Furthermore, this extract increased platelet count, though it significantly reduced coagulation time in BT and CT. It was concluded that M. sativa extract could have beneficial effects on the initial blood homeostasis. Conclusion: Given the highly beneficial effect on coagulation and then tranexamic acid, this extract can be recommended as a potential homeostatic remedy after further clinical evaluations.
      PubDate: 2022-12-17
      DOI: 10.22087/hmj.v7i2.954
      Issue No: Vol. 8, No. 1 (2022)
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