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 2017
  • - Article ID 1390301
  • - Review Article

Effectiveness and Safety of the Combination of the Traditional Chinese Medicine Prescription Jade Screen and Desloratadine in the Treatment of Chronic Urticaria: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials

Shao-fei Yuan | Jing-zhi Guan | ... | Ji-hai Shi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 7986184
  • - Research Article

Cardioprotective Effect of Danshensu against Ischemic/Reperfusion Injury via c-Subunit of ATP Synthase Inhibition

Qing Gao | JingYi Zhao | ... | Xijuan Jiang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 1768243
  • - Research Article

Bufei Yishen Granules Combined with Acupoint Sticking Therapy Suppress Inflammation in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Rats: Via JNK/p38 Signaling Pathway

Yange Tian | Ya Li | ... | Minghang Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 5658681
  • - Research Article

Dangguijihwang-tang and Dangguijakyak-san Prevent Menopausal Symptoms and Dangguijihwang-tang Prevents Articular Cartilage Deterioration in Ovariectomized Obese Rats with Monoiodoacetate-Induced Osteoarthritis

Hye Won Lee | Byung-Seob Ko | ... | Sunmin Park
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 2850947
  • - Research Article

Antibiofilm and Anti-Inflammatory Activities of Houttuynia cordata Decoction for Oral Care

Yasuko Sekita | Keiji Murakami | ... | Yoshiki Kashiwada
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 8943059
  • - Review Article

Herbal Medicine for the Treatment of Obesity: An Overview of Scientific Evidence from 2007 to 2017

Yanfei Liu | Mingyue Sun | ... | Rui Gao
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 8246420
  • - Research Article

Astilbin from Smilax glabra Roxb. Attenuates Inflammatory Responses in Complete Freund’s Adjuvant-Induced Arthritis Rats

Lisha Dong | Jinqiu Zhu | ... | Xiaoyu Chen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 5906539
  • - Research Article

Effects of Wannachawee Recipe with Antipsoriatic Activity on Suppressing Inflammatory Cytokine Production in HaCaT Human Keratinocytes

Mingkwan Na Takuathung | Ariyaphong Wongnoppavich | ... | Seewaboon Sireeratawong
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