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Reduction of metastatic and angiogenic potency of malignant cancer by Eupatorium fortunei via suppression of MMP-9 activity and VEGF production
Eupatorium fortunei has long been used to treat nausea and poor appetite, and has been prescribed as a diuretic and detoxifying drug in Chinese medicine. Recent studies have demonstrated that E.Expand
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Decursin and decursinol angelate from Angelica gigas Nakai induce apoptosis via induction of TRAIL expression on cervical cancer cells
Abstract Aim of the study The root of Angelica gigas Nakai (Korean “Dang-Gui”) has been used to treat female afflictions and anemia in traditional oriental herbal medicine since ancient times inExpand
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Samsoeum, a traditional herbal medicine, elicits apoptotic and autophagic cell death by inhibiting Akt/mTOR and activating the JNK pathway in cancer cells
BackgroundSamsoeum (SSE), a traditional herbal formula, has been widely used to treat cough, fever, congestion, and emesis for centuries. Recent studies have demonstrated that SSE retains potentExpand
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KBH-1, an herbal composition, improves hepatic steatosis and leptin resistance in high-fat diet-induced obese rats
BackgroundKBH-1 is an herbal mixture of Saururus chinensis, Curcuma longa and Polygala tenuifolia. Each herb has been reported to have various pharmaceutical activities; however, the synergisticExpand
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Screening of aqueous extracts of medicinal herbs for antimicrobial activity against oral bacteria
Background Dental caries is considered to be a preventable disease, and various antimicrobial agents have been developed for the prevention of dental diseases; however, many bacteria show resistanceExpand
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Anti-Inflammatory Effect of Rhapontici Radix Ethanol Extract via Inhibition of NF-κB and MAPK and Induction of HO-1 in Macrophages
Rhapontici Radix (RR) has been used in traditional medicine in East Asia and has been shown to have various beneficial effects. However, its biological properties or mechanism on inflammation-relatedExpand
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Protective Effects of Spatholobi Caulis Extract on Neuronal Damage and Focal Ischemic Stroke/Reperfusion Injury
Neuronal apoptotic cell death plays an important role in many neurological disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and ischemic stroke. Spatholobi Caulis (SC) has been widelyExpand
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Epimedium koreanum Nakai Water Extract Exhibits Antiviral Activity against Porcine Epidermic Diarrhea Virus In Vitro and In Vivo
Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) causes diarrhea of pigs age-independently and death of young piglets, resulting in economic loss of porcine industry. We have screened 333 natural orientalExpand
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Alpinia officinarum Stimulates Osteoblast Mineralization and Inhibits Osteoclast Differentiation.
Alpinia officinarum rhizome has been used as a traditional herbal remedy to treat inflammatory and internal diseases. Based on the previously observed inhibitory effect of A. officinarum rhizome inExpand
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Protective Effect of Panax notoginseng Root Water Extract against Influenza A Virus Infection by Enhancing Antiviral Interferon-Mediated Immune Responses and Natural Killer Cell Activity
Influenza is an acute respiratory illness caused by the influenza A virus, which causes economic losses and social disruption mainly by increasing hospitalization and mortality rates among theExpand
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