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  1. Content type: Commentary

    The outcome of acupuncture on hypertension treatment is inconclusive. This study aims to evaluate the influence of acupuncture on hypertension, based on findings from mechanistic studies over the course of dec...

    Authors: Ling Cheng, Peng Li, Stephanie Cheeyee Tjen-A-Looi and John Charles Longhurst

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2015 10:36

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  2. Content type: Research

    The fresh leaves of Eucalyptus globulus Labill. (Lan An) have been used in Chinese medicine for many years to treat dermatomycosis. Macrocarpal C was isolated from this herb and identified as its major antifungal...

    Authors: Jack Ho Wong, Kit-Man Lau, Yu-On Wu, Ling Cheng, Chun-Wai Wong, David Tai-Wai Yew, Ping-Chung Leung, Kwok-Pui Fung, Mamie Hui, Tzi-Bun Ng and Clara Bik-San Lau

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2015 10:34

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  3. Content type: Research

    Deer tendons are believed more effective than cattle tendons in tonifying kidney yang (shen yang) and enhancing bone and tendons. This study aims to differentiate the two types of tendons by a loop-mediated isoth...

    Authors: Li-Li Jiang, Cheuk-Lun Liu, Yuk-Lau Wong, Chun-Fong Nip and Pang-Chui Shaw

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2015 10:33

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  4. Content type: Research

    Constipation has a high prevalence rate (>30 %) in psychiatric patients with psychotropic drugs. Common pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions for constipation might have longer-term negative an...

    Authors: Wai Kit Wong, Wai Tong Chien and Wai Ming Lee

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2015 10:32

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  5. Content type: Research

    People seek Chinese medicine (CM) treatments for a variety of respiratory disorders, e.g., asthma and upper respiratory tract infection (URTI). No previous studies have reviewed the data available in medical r...

    Authors: Wan Najbah Nik Nabil, Wenyu Zhou, Johannah Linda Shergis, Suzi Mansu, Charlie Changli Xue and Anthony Lin Zhang

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2015 10:31

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  6. Content type: Research

    Infections such as common colds, influenza, acute upper respiratory infections, bacterial gastroenteritis, and urinary tract infections are usually diagnosed according to patients’ signs and symptoms. This stu...

    Authors: Pei-Jung Chiang, Tsai-Chung Li, Chih-Hung Chang, Li-Li Chen, Jun-Dai Lin and Yi-Chang Su

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2015 10:30

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  7. Content type: Research

    Qing-dai powder (QDP), comprising Indigo naturalis (Qing-dai) and dried alum (Ku-fan), was used in Chinese medicine to treat the conditions associated with mucosal hemorrhage, such as ...

    Authors: Hai-Tao Xiao, Jiao Peng, Dong-Dong Hu, Cheng-Yuan Lin, Bin Du, Siu-Wai Tsang, Ze-si Lin, Xiao-Jun Zhang, Feng-Ping Lueng, Quan-Bin Han and Zhao-Xiang Bian

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2015 10:29

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  8. Content type: Research

    The morphological identification of different Hippophae species (Shaji) was difficult. This study aims to discriminate between medicinal and non-medicinal Hippophae species by DNA barcodes, the ITS2, psbA-trnH, a...

    Authors: Yue Liu, Wei Sun, Chuan Liu, Yaqin Zhang, Yilong Chen, Ming Song, Gang Fan, Xia Liu, Li Xiang and Yi Zhang

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2015 10:28

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  9. Content type: Review

    The combination of a Chinese herbal medicine (CHM) bath and narrowband ultraviolet B (NB-UVB) improved the efficacy of NB-UVB treatment of psoriasis vulgaris, but bath therapy is inconvenient. Oral CHM plus NB...

    Authors: Lihong Yang, Claire Shuiqing Zhang, Brian May, Jingjie Yu, Xinfeng Guo, Anthony Lin Zhang, Charlie Changli Xue and Chuanjian Lu

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2015 10:27

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  10. Content type: Research

    Centipeda minima (Ebushicao) has been used for the treatment of various diseases, such as nasal allergies, rhinitis and sinusitis, nasopharyngeal carcinoma, cough, and headache. This s...

    Authors: Yu-qing Guo, Hai-yan Sun, Chi-on Chan, Bei-bei Liu, Jian-hong Wu, Shun-wan Chan, Daniel Kam-Wah Mok, Anfernee Kai-Wing Tse, Zhi-ling Yu and Si-bao Chen

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2015 10:26

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  11. Content type: Research

    The green speckled lentil seed (Lens culinaris) lectin (GSLL) exhibits hemagglutinating activity, and possesses some properties distinct from those of other lentil lectins (e.g., molecular size, biological activi...

    Authors: Yau Sang Chan, Huimin Yu, Lixin Xia and Tzi Bun Ng

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2015 10:25

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  12. Content type: Research

    Ilex latifolia Thunb. (Da Ye Dong Qing) is used for weight loss and for its antidiabetic effects. This study aims to investigate the beneficial effects and potential mechanisms of acti...

    Authors: Rui-Bing Feng, Chun-Lin Fan, Qing Liu, Zhong Liu, Wei Zhang, Yao-Lan Li, Wei Tang, Ying Wang, Man-Mei Li and Wen-Cai Ye

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2015 10:23

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  13. Content type: Research

    Postinfectious cough (PIC) significantly affects cough-related quality of life but still lacks effective treatments. This study aims to investigate the efficacy of QingfengGanke granule (QFGKG) in treating PIC in...

    Authors: Hongli Jiang, Bing Mao, Lei Wang, Ruiming Zhang, Bin She, Faguang Jin, Yanling Xu, Jian Ma and Qiuping Liu

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2015 10:21

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  14. Content type: Research

    Anemone flaccida Fr . Schmidt (Ranunculaceae) (Di Wu in Chinese) is used to treat punch injury and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). However, the active compounds and underlying mechanism of ...

    Authors: Qing Liu, Xiu-Zhen Zhu, Rui-Bing Feng, Zhong Liu, Gui-Yang Wang, Xi-Feng Guan, Guo-min Ou, Yao-Lan Li, Ying Wang, Man-Mei Li and Wen-Cai Ye

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2015 10:20

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  15. Content type: Research

    Erxian decoction (EXD) is used to treat menopause-related symptoms in Chinese medicine. This study aims to identify the bioactive compounds and potential actions of EXD by network phar...

    Authors: Shiwei Wang, Yao Tong, Tzi-Bun Ng, Lixing Lao, Jenny Ka Wing Lam, Kalin Yanbo Zhang, Zhang-Jin Zhang and Stephen Cho Wing Sze

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2015 10:19

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  16. Content type: Review

    This study aims to evaluate the efficacy of Xiaoyaosan (XYS) for treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD) and to review the studies on antidepressant mechanisms of XYS.

    Authors: Lin-Lin Jing, Xiao-Xia Zhu, Zhi-Ping Lv and Xue-Gang Sun

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2015 10:18

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  17. Content type: Research

    This study aims to investigate the leukogenic effect of astragalus polysaccharide (APS), to compare its effect of increasing the numbers of mature granulocytes with that of granulocyte colony-stimulating facto...

    Authors: Ping-Ping Zhang, Zhao-Ting Meng, Liu-Chun Wang, Lei-Ming Guo and Kai Li

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2015 10:17

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  18. Content type: Research

    Panax Notoginseng flower saponins (PNFS) are the main active component of Panax notoginseng (Burk) F. H. Chen flower bud (PNF) and possess significant anti-inflammatory efficacy. This ...

    Authors: Xiao-Xu Peng, Shu-Hui Zhang, Xiao-Ling Wang, Ting-Jie Ye, Hua Li, Xiao-Feng Yan, Li Wei, Zhong-Ping Wu, Jing Hu, Chun-Pu Zou, You-Hua Wang and Xu-Dong Hu

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2015 10:15

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  19. Content type: Research

    Ougan (Citrus reticulata cv. Suavissima) flavedo extract (OFE) exhibited potential anti-tumor effects with unclear underlying mechanisms. This study aims to evaluate the potential anti-metastatic activities of OF...

    Authors: Linlin Chang, Sheng Jia, Yingying Fu, Tianyi Zhou, Ji Cao, Qiaojun He, Bo Yang, Xian Li, Chongde Sun, Dan Su, Hong Zhu and Kunsong Chen

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2015 10:14

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  20. Content type: Research

    Granule products produced from medicinal herbs are gaining popularity. However, there have been few studies comparing the quality or efficacy of granules with those of herbal formulations. This study aims to c...

    Authors: Xian Zhou, Valentina Razmovski-Naumovski and Kelvin Chan

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2015 10:13

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  21. Content type: Review

    Acupuncture and moxibustion are more integrated in the Chinese healthcare system than in the national healthcare systems of other countries. Development of acupuncture and moxibustion in China is making progre...

    Authors: Min Yee Lim, Jian Huang, Baixiao Zhao and Lue Ha

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2015 10:12

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  22. Content type: Research

    Qing-Yi Decoction (QYD) has been used for severe acute pancreatitis (SAP) patients in China for many years. There were two kinds of QYD: Num 1. QYD (QYD1) which is used in the acute response st...

    Authors: Weiwei Chen, Xiaonan Yang, Lei Huang, Ping Xue, Meihua Wan, Jia Guo, Lin Zhu, Tao Jin, Zongwen Huang, Guangyuan Chen, Wenfu Tang and Qing Xia

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2015 10:11

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  23. Content type: Research

    You-Gui pills (You-Gui-Wan; YGW) can promote T lymphocyte proliferation and differentiation, and restore Th1/Th2 balance in the treatment of asthma, but their mechanism of action is not fully known. This study ai...

    Authors: Hong Ping Zhang, Juan Juan Fu, Tao Fan, Wen Bin Zhang, Zeng Li Wang, Lei Wang and Gang Wang

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2015 10:9

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  24. Content type: Research

    Sterol regulatory element binding protein-1c (SREBP-1c) is a regulator of the lipogenic pathway and is transcriptionally activated by liver X receptor α (LXRα). This study aims to investigate phytochemicals in...

    Authors: Gyun-Sik Oh, Gang Gu Lee, Jin Yoon, Won Keun Oh and Seung-Whan Kim

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2015 10:8

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  25. Content type: Research

    Kaempferol has been reported as beneficial for both acute and chronic inflammatory diseases. This study aims to investigate whether kaempferol affects systemic inflammation and oxidative stress in the heart, l...

    Authors: Qi-Sheng Yang, Li-Ping He, Xian-Long Zhou, Yan Zhao, Jun Shen, Peng Xu and Shao-Zhou Ni

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2015 10:6

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  26. Content type: Research

    Chrysin (5,7-dihydroxyflavone) inhibits platelet-derived growth factor-induced vascular smooth muscle cell proliferation and arterial intima hyperplasia. This study aims to investigate the effects of chrysin o...

    Authors: Xian-Wei Li, Xiang-Ming Wang, Shu Li and Jie-Ren Yang

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2015 10:4

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  27. Content type: Research

    Pineapple (Ananas comosus) was demonstrated to be hepatoprotective. This study aims to investigate the reversing effects of pineapple vinegar on paracetamol-induced liver damage in murine model.

    Authors: Nurul Elyani Mohamad, Swee Keong Yeap, Kian Lam Lim, Hamidah Mohd Yusof, Boon Kee Beh, Sheau Wei Tan, Wan Yong Ho, Shaiful Adzni Sharifuddin, Anisah Jamaluddin, Kamariah Long, Nik Mohd Afizan Nik Abd Rahman and Noorjahan Banu Alitheen

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2015 10:3

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  28. Content type: Research

    Rhizoma Chuanxiong (RC) is the dried rhizome of Ligusticum chuanxiong Hort., and various types of processed Rhizoma Chuanxiong (PRC) are widely used in China. However, quality assurance and quality control of the...

    Authors: Jia-Yan Fang, Lin Zhu, Tao Yi, Jian-Ye Zhang, Ling Yi, Zhi-Tao Liang, Li Xia, Jia-Fu Feng, Jun Xu, Yi-Na Tang, Zhong-Zhen Zhao and Hu-Biao Chen

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2015 10:2

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  29. Content type: Review

    During chronic liver injury, hepatic stellate cells (HSC) are activated and proliferate, which causes excessive extracellular matrix (ECM) deposition, leading to scar formation and fibrosis. Medicinal plants a...

    Authors: Florent Duval, Jorge E Moreno-Cuevas, María Teresa González-Garza, Carlos Rodríguez-Montalvo and Delia Elva Cruz-Vega

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2014 9:27

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  30. Content type: Research

    The total flavonoids from ethanol extract of the aerial part of Ziziphora clinopodioides Lam. (Lamlaceae) (Xintahua) showed protective activities against rat acute myocardial ischemia in rats. This study aims to ...

    Authors: Wei-Jun Yang, Chong Liu, Zheng-Yi Gu, Xing-Yue Zhang, Bo Cheng, Yan Mao and Gui-Peng Xue

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2014 9:28

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  31. Content type: Research

    Wild Rheum tanguticum (Dahuang in Chinese) has becoming endangered in China. This study aims to examine the genetic structure and genetic diversity of R. tanguticum within species, and the genetic differentiation...

    Authors: Xiaoqin Zhang, Ying Liu, Xuan Gu, Zhengzheng Guo, Li Li, Xiaona Song, Siqi Liu, Yimei Zang, Yanpeng Li, Chunsheng Liu and Shengli Wei

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2014 9:26

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  32. Content type: Research

    The land and ecology suitability for producing pollution-free Chinese medicinal materials should be evaluated based on Geographic Information System (GIS). This study aims to determine production regions for p...

    Authors: Cai-xiang Xie, Huan Wang, Lin-fang Huang, Hui Li and Jing-yuan Song

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2014 9:25

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  33. Content type: Research

    The role of “Jun-Chen-Zuo-Shi” (also known as “sovereign-minister-assistant-courier”) component herbs of Chinese medicine is not fully understood. This study aims to test the “Jun-Chen-Zuo-Shi” rule with the QiSh...

    Authors: Leihong Wu, Yi Wang, Zheng Li, Boli Zhang, Yiyu Cheng and Xiaohui Fan

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2014 9:24

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  34. Content type: Research

    The Chinese medicine formulation ISF-1 (also known as Bu-Yang-Huan-Wu-Tang) for post-stroke rehabilitation could increase the expression of growth-regulating protein follistatin by approximately 4-fold. This stud...

    Authors: Chuanbin Yang, Xuechen Li and Jianhui Rong

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2014 9:23

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  35. Content type: Research

    This study interviewed community pharmacists in Shanghai and Guangzhou for their perception of the popular categories of over-the-counter (OTC) Chinese medicines and the factors affecting customer preferences ...

    Authors: Shuai Ge, Tian-Tian He and Hao Hu

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2014 9:22

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  36. Content type: Review

    Chaihu, prepared from the dried roots of Bupleurum Chinense DC (also known as bei Chaihu in Chinese) or Bupleurum scorzoneraefolium WILD (also known as nan Chaihu in Chinese), is a herbal medicine for harmonizing...

    Authors: Betty Yuen-Kwan Law, Jing-Fang Mo and Vincent Kam-Wai Wong

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2014 9:21

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  37. Content type: Research

    Panax ginseng (Ren shen) has been used to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). This article aims to present a study protocol and pilot trial comparing P. ginseng with placebo for treating moderate ...

    Authors: Lei Wu, Anthony Lin Zhang, Yuan Ming Di, Johannah Linda Shergis, Yuanbin Chen, Xinfeng Guo, Zehuai Wen, Francis Thien, Christopher Worsnop, Lin Lin and Charlie Changli Xue

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2014 9:20

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  38. Content type: Review

    Some protein pharmaceuticals from Chinese medicine have been developed to treat cardiovascular diseases, genetic diseases, and cancer. Bioactive proteins with various pharmacological properties have been succe...

    Authors: Kam Lok Wong, Ricky Ngok Shun Wong, Liang Zhang, Wing Keung Liu, Tzi Bun NG, Pang Chui Shaw, Philip Chi Lip Kwok, Yau Ming Lai, Zhang Jin Zhang, Yanbo Zhang, Yao Tong, Ho-Pan Cheung, Jia Lu and Stephen Cho Wing Sze

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2014 9:19

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  39. Content type: Research

    Frankincense (Boswellia carterii, known as Ru Xiang in Chinese) and sandalwood (Santalum album, known as Tan Xiang in Chinese) are cancer preventive and therapeutic agents in Chinese medicine. Their biologically ...

    Authors: Mikhail G Dozmorov, Qing Yang, Weijuan Wu, Jonathan Wren, Mahmoud M Suhail, Cole L Woolley, D Gary Young, Kar-Ming Fung and Hsueh-Kung Lin

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2014 9:18

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  40. Content type: Research

    It has been demonstrated that platycodin D (PD) exhibits anti-cancer activities. This study aims to investigate the anti-proliferative effects of the combination of PD and doxorubicin (DOX) on human breast can...

    Authors: Zheng-Hai Tang, Ting Li, Hong-Wei Gao, Wen Sun, Xiu-Ping Chen, Yi-Tao Wang and Jin-Jian Lu

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2014 9:16

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  41. Content type: Research

    Cordyceps cicadae is a medicinal fungus that is often used for treating cancer. However, the anticancer mechanisms of C. cicadae are largely unknown. This study aims to investigate the anticancer mechanisms of C....

    Authors: Hualin Wang, Jing Zhang, Wai-Hung Sit, Chung-Yung Jetty Lee and Jennifer Man-Fan Wan

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2014 9:15

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  42. Content type: Research

    Isodeoxyelephantopin (IDOE) isolated from Elephantopus scaber L. (Didancao) is used in Chinese medicine for the treatment of some types of cancer. The anti-cancer mechanism of IDOE remains unclear. This study aim...

    Authors: Farha Arakkaveettil Kabeer, Geetha Balakrishnan Sreedevi, Mangalam Sivasankaran Nair, Dhanya Sethumadhavannair Rajalekshmi, Latha Panickaparambil Gopalakrishnan and Remani Prathapan

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2014 9:14

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