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Cancer Chemopreventive Activity of Resveratrol, a Natural Product Derived from Grapes
It is suggested that resveratrol, a common constituent of the human diet, merits investigation as a potential cancer chemopreventive agent in humans. Expand
The value of plants used in traditional medicine for drug discovery.
This review describes and discusses several approaches to selecting higher plants as candidates for drug development with the greatest possibility of success and identifies and discusses advantages and disadvantages of using plants as starting points for drugDevelopment, specifically those used in traditional medicine. Expand
Biological and phytochemical screening of plants.
  • N. Farnsworth
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of pharmaceutical sciences
  • 1 March 1966
Antidiabetic plants and their active constituents.
This review provides information on more than 1200 species of plants reported to have been used to treat diabetes and/or investigated for antidiabetic activity, with a detailed review of representative plants and some of great diversity of plant constituents with hypoglycemic activity. Expand
Discovery of betulinic acid as a selective inhibitor of human melanoma that functions by induction of apoptosis
As a result of bioassay–guided fractionation, betulinic acid, a pentacyclic triterpene, was identified as a melanoma–specific cytotoxic agent and antitumour activity was mediated by the induction of apoptosis. Expand
WHO Library Cataloguing-in-Publication Data
Realist review and synthesis of retention studies for health workers in rural and remote areas / Marjolein Dieleman … [et al]. 1.Health services accessibility-organization and administration.Expand
A review of botanical characteristics, phytochemistry, clinical relevance in efficacy and safety of Lycium barbarum fruit (Goji)
Abstract Lycium barbarum has been used as a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) to nourish liver and kidney, and brighten the eye. The fruits are dried or freshly squeezed for their juice andExpand
Evaluation of estrogenic activity of plant extracts for the potential treatment of menopausal symptoms.
Genistein was found to be the most effective of four red clover isoflavones tested in the above in vitro assays, suggesting a potential use for some dietary supplements, ingested by human beings, in the treatment of menopausal symptoms. Expand
Ethnopharmacology and drug development.
This combination of analysing ethnomedical information and published scientific studies on plant extracts (ethnopharmacology) may reduce the number of plants that need to be screened for drug discovery attempts, resulting in a corresponding greater success rate than by random selection and mass bioscreening. Expand
The pharmacognosy of Humulus lupulus L. (hops) with an emphasis on estrogenic properties.
In an exhaustive review of the literature through 2003, only two clinical trials were identified that were designed to evaluate the effect of hops (Humulus lupulus L.) on symptoms related to menopause. Expand