Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Natural Products for the Prevention and Treatment of Chronic Inflammatory Diseases: Integrating Traditional Medicine into Modern Chronic Diseases Care


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1Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Republic of Korea

2Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey

3Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India


Natural Products for the Prevention and Treatment of Chronic Inflammatory Diseases: Integrating Traditional Medicine into Modern Chronic Diseases Care

Description

Chronic inflammation can cause several diseases and conditions, including some cancers, obesity, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, atherosclerosis, ischemic heart disease, and ulcerative colitis. Despite the fact that multiples of researches were performed on prevention and treatment of inflammation related diseases, the overall incidence has not changed significantly. Moreover, the exact mechanism underlying the process of these diseases still remains hidden. In humans, inflammation is considered a common feature of these diseases, which might be responsible for the dysfunction or dysregulation of specific cells, tissues that contributes to the origin and development of the disease. Due to the fact that chronic inflammation may play crucial roles in disease initiation, a broad spectrum of preclinical and clinical studies have been investigated to reveal the mechanisms of chronic inflammation in the biological system and to develop drugs to overcome inflammation mediated diseases.

Natural products from the herbal remedy, medicinal plants, functional foods, and their constituents have been used for the treatment of various diseases including cancer; in ancient times and recently, increasing emphasis has been focused on the research on traditional medicine: many herbs and medicinal plants. This requires new approaches to overcome inflammation mediated diseases and thus natural products could be an efficacious source for prevention and treatment of these diseases.

In this special issue, we would like to invite investigators to contribute recent original research and review articles both in preclinical and in clinical researches that will strengthen knowledge for therapeutic or preventative utilities of natural products in chronic inflammatory diseases including cancer. Articles will focus on therapeutic or preventative advantages of natural products.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Potential effects and mechanism of natural products in treatment or prevention of inflammation-associated diseases
  • Identification of molecular targets for natural products in treatment or prevention of inflammation-associated diseases
  • Role of natural products from the herbal remedy, medicinal plants, functional foods, and their constituents in chronic diseases-mediated signaling and regulation
  • Systemic reviews to evaluate the efficacy and safety of herbal medicines in chronic diseases

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 9837863
  • - Editorial

Natural Products for the Prevention and Treatment of Chronic Inflammatory Diseases: Integrating Traditional Medicine into Modern Chronic Diseases Care

Ji Hye Kim | Gorkem Kismali | Subash C. Gupta
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 2789847
  • - Research Article

Tanshinone IIA Attenuates Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathic Pain in Experimental Rats via Inhibiting Inflammation

Baojian Zhang | Yanbing Yu | ... | Li Zhang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 2484912
  • - Research Article

Nearest Neighbor Algorithm Coupled with Metabonomics to Study the Therapeutic Mechanism of Sendeng-4 in Adjuvant-Induced Rheumatoid Arthritis Rat

Xiye Wang | Dan Li | ... | Liang Xu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 3080837
  • - Research Article

Flavanones from Sedum sarmentosum Bunge Alleviate CCl4-Induced Liver Fibrosis in Rats by Targeting TGF-β1/TβR/Smad Pathway In Turn Inhibiting Epithelial Mesenchymal Transition

Yuancan Lin | Haiying Luo | ... | Junjie Zhang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 8159261
  • - Research Article

Therapeutic Effect of Cucumis melo L. Extract on Insulin Resistance and the Gut Microbiome in Lepob/Lepob Mice

Daeun Lee | Jung Hwa Yoo | Byung-Cheol Lee
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 6705871
  • - Research Article

Xiaoqinglong Decoction Attenuates Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in Rats via Inhibition of Autophagy

Huanan Wang | Bing Mao | Chang Chen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 1758383
  • - Research Article

Bushenkangshuai Tablet Reduces Atherosclerotic Lesion by Improving Blood Lipids Metabolism and Inhibiting Inflammatory Response via TLR4 and NF-κB Signaling Pathway

Shu-chao Pang | Li Peng | ... | Mei-ling Chen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 8780325
  • - Research Article

Efficacy and Safety of Sipjeondaebo-Tang for Anorexia in Patients with Cancer: A Pilot, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial

Chunhoo Cheon | Jeong-Eun Yoo | ... | Seong-Gyu Ko
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 2089027
  • - Research Article

Long-Term Effects of TCM Yangqing Kangxian Formula on Bleomycin-Induced Pulmonary Fibrosis in Rats via Regulating Nuclear Factor-κB Signaling

Meng Li | Ya Li | ... | Junzi Li
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 1021284
  • - Research Article

The Vasodilatory Effects of Anti-Inflammatory Herb Medications: A Comparison Study of Four Botanical Extracts

Hong Ping Zhang | Dan-Dan Zhang | ... | Ka Bian
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