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Herbal interactions on absorption of drugs: Mechanisms of action and clinical risk assessment.
This review gives an overview and assessment of the most widely sold herbal medicinal products, including liquorice, garlic, ginger, ginkgo, green tea, St. John's wort, saw palmetto, turmeric, valerian, milk thistle and echinacea, on the basis of the available scientific evidence. Expand
Hyperforin Blocks Neutrophil Activation of Matrix Metalloproteinase-9, Motility and Recruitment, and Restrains Inflammation-Triggered Angiogenesis and Lung Fibrosis
Results indicate that Hyp is a powerful anti-inflammatory compound with therapeutic potential, and they elucidate mechanistic keys. Expand
What phytotherapy needs: Evidence‐based guidelines for better clinical practice
Evidence‐based phytotherapy guidelines could offer new healthcare approaches to the treatment of diseases and approaches such as the Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation or the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network methodology could easily help standardise the use ofphytotherapy in clinical practice. Expand
Herbal Dietary Supplements for Erectile Dysfunction: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Encouraging evidence suggests that ginseng may be an effective herbal treatment for ED, but further, larger, and high-quality studies are required before firm conclusions can be drawn. Expand
Unpredictable Adverse Reactions to Herbal Products
Issues regarding adverse drug reactions classified as type-B under the WHO’s system for herbal products, which are rare, unpredictable, dose-independent, and can cause patients serious harm are highlighted. Expand
Volatile molecules for COVID‐19: A possible pharmacological strategy?
The feasibility, advantages, and disadvantages of a therapy based on oral administration of possible volatile drugs for CO VID‐19 will be discussed, and an evaluation of 1,8‐cineole is provided in view of a possible clinical use and also for asymptomatic COVID‐19. Expand
Drug Metabolism & Toxicology
I wish to highlight a number of issues regarding adverse drug reactions classified as type-B under the WHO’s system for herbal products. These reactions are rare, unpredictable, dose-independent, andExpand
Safety assessment of homeopathic medicines
The case demonstrates the relevance of considering the analytical method for assessment of all herbal medicinal products or herbal supplements, with the purpose of finding the total amount of toxicants as a good approach. Expand