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  Subjects -> ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE (Total: 106 journals)
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Journal of Palliative Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 52)
Cognitive Neuroscience     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 22)
International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-Being     Open Access   (Followers: 21)
Journal of Evidence-Based Integrative Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 18)
Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Complementary Therapies in Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Acupuncture in Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
International Journal of Yoga     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Dance Medicine & Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Alternative & Integrative Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Australian Journal of Music Therapy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Advanced Herbal Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Journal of AYUSH :- Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Yoga : Philosophy, Psychology and Parapsychology     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Alternative Medicine Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Research in Ayurvedic Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Medical Acupuncture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Synfacts     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Asian Natural Products Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Fitoterapia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Asian Journal of Plant Pathology     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Australian Journal of Herbal Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Ayurveda Case Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
AYU : An international quarterly journal of research in Ayurveda     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Indian Journal of Ayurveda and lntegrative Medicine Klue     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Ayurveda     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Drug Research in Ayurvedic Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Acupuncture & Electro-Therapeutics Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Natural Remedies     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Integrative Medicine Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Herbal Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Advances in Traditional Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Arteterapia. Papeles de arteterapia y educación artística para la inclusión social     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Ancient Science of Life     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Chinese Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Australian Journal of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Oriental Pharmacy and Experimental Medicine     Partially Free   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Applied Research on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Deutsche Heilpraktiker-Zeitschrift     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Integrative Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
European Journal of Medicinal Plants     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Research Journal of Medicinal Plant     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Yoga Mimamsa     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Medicinally Active Plants     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Innovare Journal of Ayurvedic Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Alternative Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Herbal Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Muller Journal of Medical Sciences and Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Herbal Medicines Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Chinese Herbal Medicines     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Medicinal Plants for Economic Development     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Ginseng Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Health Science and Alternative Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Medicines     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Zeitschrift für Orthomolekulare Medizin     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Akupunktur & Aurikulomedizin     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Herbal Drugs (An International Journal on Medicinal Herbs)     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Erfahrungsheilkunde     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Allgemeine Homöopathische Zeitung     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Applied Arts and Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge (IJTK)     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Anales de Hidrología Médica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Avicenna Journal of Phytomedicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
South African Journal of Plant and Soil     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Médecine Palliative     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Fasting and Health     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Chinese Medicine and Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Nutraceuticals and Herbal Medicine     Open Access  
Journal of Integrative Medicine & Therapy     Open Access  
Journal of Complementary and Alternative Medical Research     Open Access  
Journal of Health Sciences Scholarship     Open Access  
World Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine     Open Access  
Natural Volatiles & Essential Oils     Open Access  
Natural solutions     Full-text available via subscription  
Traditional Medicine Journal     Open Access  
World Journal of Acupuncture - Moxibustion     Full-text available via subscription  
Indian Journal of Research in Homoeopathy     Open Access  
Mersin Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Lokman Hekim Tıp Tarihi ve Folklorik Tıp Dergisi     Open Access  
Journal of Traditional Chinese Medical Sciences     Open Access  
Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine     Full-text available via subscription  
Nigerian Journal of Natural Products and Medicine     Full-text available via subscription  
Traditional & Kampo Medicine     Full-text available via subscription  
Research Journal of Pharmacognosy     Open Access  
Intas Polivet     Full-text available via subscription  
Global Journal of Traditional Medicine     Open Access  
Global Journal of Integrated Chinese Medicine and Western Medicine     Open Access  
Ipnosi     Full-text available via subscription  
OA Alternative Medicine     Open Access  
Herba Polonica     Open Access  
Journal of the Australian Traditional-Medicine Society     Full-text available via subscription  
International Journal of High Dilution Research     Open Access  
Revista Internacional de Acupuntura     Full-text available via subscription  

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Advanced Herbal Medicine
Number of Followers: 8  

  This is an Open Access Journal Open Access journal
ISSN (Online) 2423-3579
Published by Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences Homepage  [2 journals]
  • Quinic acid through mitigation of oxidative stress in the hippocampus
           exerts analgesic effect in male mice

    • Abstract: Background and aims: Pain is a human societies problems that has always had a lot of attention to control. However, some patients became resistance to analgesic effect of common analgesics. A main goal of the researches on the field of pain is to find effective medications with less side effects. In this regards, natural derivatives of medicinal plants are under considering of researchers. It has been determined that oxidative stress involved in the pathophysiology of pain. The aim of this study is to investigate the analgesic effect of quinic acid considering its possible antioxidative effects in male mice. Methods: In this experimental study, 40 male mice were divided into 4 groups (N=10) received normal saline (1 ml/kg), dexamethasone (5 mg/ kg), quinic acid (QA) (10 mg/kg) and QA (50 mg/kg) for 7 constant days via intraperitoneal route. Then, the pain response was assessed using hot plate test. Finally, mice were euthanized and hippocampi dissected out. The levels of malondialdehyde (MDA), nitrite as well as antioxidant capacity were measure in the hippocampus. Results: The results showed that QA significantly increased the duration of delay in pain response to heat. Furthermore, QA significantly increased the antioxidant capacity as well as decreased the levels of MDA and nitrite in the hippocampus. Conclusion: we concluded that QA, partially at least, through mitigation of oxidative stress (increased the antioxidant capacity as well as decreased the levels of MDA and nitrite) exerts analgesic effect in the hot plate test in male mice.
       
  • Liquid chromatography-mass spectroscopy and molecular docking analysis of
           Gymnema sylvestre methanol leaf extract revealed antioxidant potential of
           quercetin

    • Abstract: Background and aims: Gymnema sylvestre, commonly known as periploca of the woods, belongs to the family Asclepiadaceae. Several studies have reported that the plant possesses some medicinal properties. A wide variety of diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease in human are directly associated with oxidative stress. This study was aimed to examine the possible antioxidant activity of ethyl acetate and aqueous fractions of G. sylvestre.Methods: The antioxidant property of the extract fractions was determined using in vitro assays, 2,2 - diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) and ferric reducing antioxidant potential (FRAP) methods. To identify compounds in the fractions with the antioxidant property, liquid chromatography-mass Spectroscopy (LC-MS) was carried out.Results: Ethyl acetate fraction showed the highest DPPH scavenging activity (significantly higher than the standard) [(88.98±2.69)% with lowest IC50 at 1.01±0.04 mg/cm3] compared to aqueous fraction [(83.86±0.64)% with highest IC50 at 1.04±0.01 mg/cm3] and standard ascorbic acid [(84.71±0.60)% and IC50 1.03±0.01 mg/cm3]. However the aqueous fraction was significantly weaker than the standard for DPPH scavenging activity. The FRAP assay yielded similar result to those of DPPH assay [(0.452±0.002)%, (0.426±0.000)%, and (0.425±0.001)% for ethyl acetate extract, aqueous extract and the standard (ascorbic acid), respectively]. LC-MS of the fractions revealed different compounds including C17H15O7, C27H20O18, C28H24O16 (in ethyl acetate extract) and C15H10O9S, C15H16O12, C27H26O16 (in aqueous extract). Molecular docking analysis of the identified compounds against some useful enzymes (alpha glucosidase and alpha amylase) suggested that these compounds could be a potential inhibitors of the enzymes.Conclusion: Therefore, G. sylvestre leaf extract could be recommended as a potential natural antioxidant source that could be used in preventing oxidative stress-associated diseases and in drug management.
       
  • Herbal formulation (Kidney Revival) ameliorated gentamicin induced kidney
           injury in rats

    • Abstract: Background and aims: Kidney injury is associated with serious short and long-term morbidities, increased risk of death and stupendous healthcare costs. The objective of this study was to investigate the therapeutic role of Kidney Revival (KR), an herbal formulation, on gentamicin-induced kidney injury in animals.Methods: The antioxidant properties of KR were studied using the DPPH assay and hydrogen peroxide, nitric oxide and superoxide radical scavenging.  Moreover, the therapeutic application of KR was studied in acute oral toxicity in mice and gentamicin-induced renal toxicity in rats. All clinical, pathological and biochemical features related to kidney injury were carefully studied.Results: In vitro experiments showed free radical scavenging properties of KR. Acute oral toxicity investigations revealed that KR was safe up to 2 ml/kg. Treatment with KR in gentamicin-induced nephrotoxic animals showed a significant (p<0.05) and dose-dependent enhancement of excretion of urea and creatinine. It also maintained electrolyte (sodium, potassium and chloride)  balance in blood and counteracted oxidative stress in renal tissues. Histopathological findings also corroborated the results.Conclusion: Enhancement of creatinine and urea excretion indicated that KR acted directly on renal tubules to modify glomerular filtration rate and its excretory functions.
       
  • The effect of yogurts containing Gundelia tournefortii L. extract, kefir
           and probiotics on the serum calcium, phosphorus and lipid profile of rat

    • Abstract: Background and aims: The beneficial effects of probiotics, especially yogurt, have drawn attention, but in the last few years, probiotic yogurts have received great attention due to their significant effects on health. Plants, including artichoke (Gundelia tournefortii L.), have many beneficial effects. In this study, the effect of yogurts containing G. tournefortii extract and kefir on lipid, lipoprotein pattern, calcium and phosphorus was compared with that of probiotic yogurts obtained from two microorganisms, Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium bifidum.Methods: 12 batches of probiotic yogurts were produced by Tamime method, along with kefir and G. tournefortii extract. The yogurts along with a high-fat diet were fed to 80 adult male Wistar rats for seven days. At the end of study, the serum levels of lipid, lipoproteins, calcium and phosphorous were measured using standard methods.Results: The effect of yogurt containing G. tournefortii extract was similar to those of probiotic yogurts in lowering serum cholesterol. Although yogurts containing G. tournefortii extract and probiotic yogurts pronouncedly reduced HDL-C, VLDL-C, LDL-C and triglycerides, the reduction was not statistically significant. There were no significant differences between the mean concentrations of phosphorous in different groups.Conclusion: Yogurts containing G. tournefortii extract have similar effects on the reduction of high-fat diet-induced hypercholesterolemia to those of probiotic yogurts containing L. acidophilus and B. bifidum. The usage of G. tournefortii extract 0.9%, kefir and 0.6 g L. acidophilus increases the calcium level compared to normal diet, but the other G. tournefortii extracts and probiotic yogurts do not affect calcium levels.
       
  • Role of Iranian Medicinal Plants in the Prevention of COVID-19

    • Abstract: One of the essential approaches to preventing the spread of COVID-19 is disease prevention methods. In this regard, medicinal plants are valuable. In this study the mechanisms and effects of effective medicinal plants for the prevention of COVID-19 in the Iranian pharmaceutical market were investigated. For this purpose, search terms Herbal Medicine, Phytotherapy, Traditional Medicine, Complementary Medicine, Alternative Medicine, Integrative Medicine, Prevention, SARS-CoV-2, and COVID-19 were used to retrieve relevant publications indexed in Scopus, ScienceDirect, Google Scholar, and PubMed until May 2021. After obtaining articles related to medicinal plants, articles that addressed plants in Iran were included in the review, then the mechanisms of their actions in the prevention of COVID-19 were investigated. According to the extracted studies, plants such as Zataria multiflora Boiss., Camellia sinensis (L.) Kuntze, Echinacea spp., Aloe vera (L.) Burm.f, Nigella sativa, eucalyptus spp., Cichorium intybus L., Syzygium aromaticum (L.), Glycyrrhiza glabra L., Allium sativum L., and Crocus sativus L. are effective in preventing COVID-19, which are found in the domestic market of Iran. These plants seem to effectively prevent COVID-19 with three fundamental mechanisms: anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects, immunomodulatory effects, and inhibiting virus attachment to the host cell.
       
 
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