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Zingiberis rhizoma: a comprehensive review on the ginger effect and efficacy profiles.
CONSORT 2010 statement: updated guidelines for reporting parallel group randomised trials
The latest version, CONSORT 2010, is described, which updates the reporting guideline based on new methodological evidence and accumulating experience and is freely accessible on bmj.com.
Efficacy of kava extract for treating anxiety: systematic review and meta-analysis.
The meta-analysis of three trials suggests a significant difference in the reduction of the total score on the Hamilton Rating Scale for Anxiety in favor of kava Extract, implying that kava extract is superior to placebo as a symptomatic treatment for anxiety.
The efficacy of ginseng. A systematic review of randomised clinical trials
It is concluded that the efficacy of ginseng root extract is not established beyond reasonable doubt for any of these indications and the widespread use ofginseng as a herbal remedy warrants more rigorous investigations to assess its efficacy and safety.
Peppermint oil for irritable bowel syndrome: a critical review and metaanalysis
The role of peppermint oil in the symptomatic treatment of IBS has so far not been established beyond reasonable doubt, and a metaanalysis of five placebo-controlled, double blind trials seems to support this notion.
Effectiveness and Safety of Ginger in the Treatment of Pregnancy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting
- F. Borrelli, R. Capasso, G. Aviello, M. Pittler, A. Izzo
- MedicineObstetrics and gynecology
- 1 April 2005
Ginger may be an effective treatment for nausea and vomiting in pregnancy, however, more observational studies, with a larger sample size, are needed to confirm the encouraging preliminary data on ginger safety.
Assessment of therapeutic safety in systematic reviews: literature review
This work evaluated two major medical databases to assess the extent to which therapeutic safety is addressed in systematic reviews and meta-analyses.
Dietary supplements for body-weight reduction: a systematic review.
The evidence for most dietary supplements as aids in reducing body weight is not convincing and none of the reviewed dietary supplements can be recommended for over-the-counter use.
Kava extract versus placebo for treating anxiety
Compared with placebo, kava extract is an effective symptomatic treatment for anxiety although, at present, the size of the effect seems small and the effect lacks robustness and is based on a relatively small sample.
Systematic review: hepatotoxic events associated with herbal medicinal products
A large proportions of patients use herbal medicinal products, and encouraging data in terms of effectiveness exist for some of these, but the question of potential harm is still largely under‐investigated.