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Zingiberis rhizoma: a comprehensive review on the ginger effect and efficacy profiles.
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A comprehensive review of the literature to summarize the pharmacological and clinical effects of this popular plant material found ginger exerts in vitro antioxidative, antitumorigenic and immunomodulatory effects and is an effective antimicrobial and antiviral agent. Expand
Treatment of low back pain exacerbations with willow bark extract: a randomized double-blind study.
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Willow bark extract may be a useful and safe treatment for low back pain and response in the high-dose group was evident after only 1 week of treatment. Expand
A double-blind placebo-controlled trial to study therapeutic effects of probiotic Escherichia coli Nissle 1917 in subgroups of patients with irritable bowel syndrome
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Probiotic EcN shows effects in irritable bowel syndrome, especially in patients with altered enteric microflora, e.g. after gastroenterocolitis or administration of antibiotics. Expand
Harpagoside suppresses lipopolysaccharide-induced iNOS and COX-2 expression through inhibition of NF-kappa B activation.
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The results suggest that the inhibition of the expression of cyclooxygenase-2 and inducible nitric oxide by harpagoside involves suppression of NF-kappaB activation, thereby inhibiting downstream inflammation and subsequent pain events. Expand
A systematic review on the sambuci fructus effect and efficacy profiles
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A comprehensive review of the literature was conducted to summarize the pharmacological and clinical effects of elderberry fruit. Expand
A comprehensive review on the stinging nettle effect and efficacy profiles. Part II: urticae radix.
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A small number of randomised controlled studies indicate that a proprietary methanolic extract is effective in improving BPH complaints, however, the significance and magnitude of the effect remains to be established in further confirmatory studies before nettle root treatment may be accepted in the guidelines for BPH treatment. Expand
Oral herbal therapies for treating osteoarthritis.
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The quality of the body of evidence was assessed using the GRADE approach for major outcomes and it was uncertain if a 99 mg daily dose of Boswellia serrata offered benefits over valdecoxib due to the very low-quality evidence from a small single study. Expand
Effectiveness of Harpagophytum procumbens in treatment of acute low back pain.
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An indication of effectiveness, and the absence of demonstrable adverse effects show that more definite clinical studies of Harpagophytum extract will be worthwhile. Expand
A systematic review on the Rosa canina effect and efficacy profiles
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A comprehensive review of the literature was conducted to summarize the pharmacological and clinical effects of Rosa canina L. to reevaluate its usefulness in traditional medicine. Expand
Effect of salicis cortex extract on human platelet aggregation.
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Daily consumption of Salicis cortex extract with 240 mg salicin per day affects platelet aggregation to a far lesser extent than acetylsalicylate, and further investigation needs to clarify if this finding is of clinical relevance in patients with impaired thrombocyte function. Expand
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