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Pharmacology and applications of Chinese medicine

Guest edited by Prof Milen I. Georgiev and Prof Ruibing Wang

An article collection in Chinese Medicine.

  1. Content type: Review

    Modern studies have shown that adaptogens can non-specifically enhance the resistance of human body under a wide range of external stress conditions with a multi-targeted and multi-channel network-like manner,...

    Authors: Lian-ying Liao, Yi-fan He, Li Li, Hong Meng, Yin-mao Dong, Fan Yi and Pei-gen Xiao

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2018 13:57

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  2. Content type: Review

    Plants are providing reliable therapy since time immemorial. Pakistan has a great diversity in medicinal flora and people use these ethno-medicines to deal with many skin problems. This review explores the fun...

    Authors: Alamgeer, Amber Sharif, Hira Asif, Waqas Younis, Humayun Riaz, Ishfaq Ali Bukhari and Asaad Mohamed Assiri

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2018 13:52

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  3. Content type: Research

    Compounds with the ability to scavenge reactive oxygen species (ROS) and inhibit tyrosinase may be useful for the treatment and prevention from ROS-related diseases. The number and location of phenolic hydroxy...

    Authors: Ai-Ren Zuo, Huan-Huan Dong, Yan-Ying Yu, Qing-Long Shu, Li-Xiang Zheng, Xiong-Ying Yu and Shu-Wen Cao

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2018 13:51

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  4. Content type: Review

    Respiratory disorders are a common cause of malady and demise in Pakistan due to its remoteness, cold and harsh climatic conditions as well as scarce health care facilities. The people rely upon the indigenous...

    Authors: Alamgeer, Waqas Younis, Hira Asif, Amber Sharif, Humayun Riaz, Ishfaq Ali Bukhari and Asaad Mohamed Assiri

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2018 13:48

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  5. Content type: Research

    Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) significantly affects women’s health and well-being. To explore the pharmacological basis of the Erxian decoction (EXD) action in PCOS therapy, a network interaction analysis w...

    Authors: Lihong Liu, Bo Du, Haiying Zhang, Xiaofei Guo, Zheng Zhou, Aihui Xiu, Chang Liu, Shiyu Su and Hao Ai

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2018 13:46

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  6. Content type: Research

    The traditional Chinese formula Da-Cheng-Qi-decoction (DCQD) has been used to treat acute pancreatitis for decades. DCQD could ameliorate the disease severity and the complications of organ injuries, including...

    Authors: Ling Yuan, Lv Zhu, Yumei Zhang, Huan Chen, Hongxin Kang, Juan Li, Xianlin Zhao, Meihua Wan, Yifan Miao and Wenfu Tang

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2018 13:38

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  7. Content type: Research

    Siegesbeckia pubescens Makino (SP) is one of the important plant origins for the anti-inflammatory Chinese herbal medicine of Siegesbeckiae Herba. The current investigations indicated that the anti-inflammatory e...

    Authors: Wei Sang, Zhangfeng Zhong, Kegang Linghu, Wei Xiong, Anfernee Kai Wing Tse, Wai San Cheang, Hua Yu and Yitao Wang

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2018 13:37

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  8. Content type: Review

    Cancer is still presenting a serious threat to human health worldwide. The understanding of the complex biology of cancer and the development of oncotherapy have led to increasing treatment approaches such as ...

    Authors: Mu-Yang Huang, Le-Le Zhang, Jian Ding and Jin-Jian Lu

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2018 13:35

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  9. Content type: Review

    Books that record the sources and applications of medicinal materials are commonly known as bencao (materia medica) in China. Bencao (materia medica) literature review is the very first step in the standard authe...

    Authors: Zhongzhen Zhao, Ping Guo and Eric Brand

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2018 13:18

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  10. Content type: Review

    Psoriasis is a chronic, painful, disfiguring and non-contagious skin disease that has globally affected at least 200 million patients. In general, mild to moderate psoriasis patients will be treated by chemica...

    Authors: Shikang Meng, Zibei Lin, Yan Wang, Zhenping Wang, Ping Li and Ying Zheng

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2018 13:16

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  11. Content type: Review

    Investigating the pharmacology is key to the modernization of Chinese Medicine (CM) formulas. However, identifying which are the active compound(s) of CM formulas, which biological entities they target, and th...

    Authors: Tao Huang, Linda L. D. Zhong, Chen-Yuan Lin, Ling Zhao, Zi-Wan Ning, Dong-Dong Hu, Man Zhang, Ke Tian, Chung-Wah Cheng and Zhao-Xiang Bian

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2018 13:15

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  12. Content type: Review

    Coptidis rhizoma (CR) is the dried rhizome of Coptis chinensis Franch., C. deltoidea C. Y. Cheng et Hsiao or C. teeta Wall. (Ranunculaceae) and is commonly used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for the treatment o...

    Authors: Fan-Cheng Meng, Zheng-Feng Wu, Zhi-Qi Yin, Li-Gen Lin, Ruibing Wang and Qing-Wen Zhang

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2018 13:13

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  13. Content type: Review

    Through reviewing the current international market for traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), this paper identified the internationalization challenges for TCM, including unclear therapeutic material basis and me...

    Authors: Annie Xianghong Lin, Ging Chan, Yuanjia Hu, Defang Ouyang, Carolina Oi Lam Ung, Luwen Shi and Hao Hu

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2018 13:9

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  14. Content type: Review

    Processing (Paozhi) represents a unique Chinese pharmaceutic technique to facilitate the use of Chinese herbal medicines (CHMs) for a specific clinical need in the guidance of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) t...

    Authors: Xu Wu, Shengpeng Wang, Junrong Lu, Yong Jing, Mingxing Li, Jiliang Cao, Baolin Bian and Changjiang Hu

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2018 13:4

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  15. Content type: Research

    Zhibai Dihuang Granule (ZDG) is a traditional Chinese medicine which has been used to treat Yin-deficiency-heat (YDH) syndrome for thousands of years in China. However, little work has been conducted to explor...

    Authors: Chang-Ming Liu, Jing Chen, Su Yang, Ting-Ting Jiang, Zhong-Liang Chen, Hui-Hui Tu, Lian-Gen Mao, Yu-Ting Hu, Lin Gan, Zhong-Jie Li and Ji-Cheng Li

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2018 13:2

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  16. Content type: Research

    Penthorum chinense Pursh (Penthoraceae, PCP), a well-known Miao ethnomedicine, has been traditionally used to treat several liver-related diseases, such as jaundice and viral hepatitis...

    Authors: Meng Wang, Xiao-Jiao Zhang, Ruibing Feng, Yun Jiang, Da-Yong Zhang, Chengwei He, Peng Li and Jian-Bo Wan

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2017 12:32

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