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Effect of Combined Citrullus Colocynthis and Rhazya Stricta Use in Najdi Sheep

Effect of Combined Citrullus Colocynthis and Rhazya Stricta Use in Najdi Sheep S.E.I. Adam Abstract: The effect of oral administration of 0.25 g/kg/day of Citrullus colocynthis fruits, 0.25 g/kg/day of Rhazya stricta leaves or mixture of the two plants at 0.25 g/kg/day of C. colocynthis fruits plus 0.25 g/kg/day of R. stricta leaves in Najdi […]

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Inhibitory effect of anti-pyretic and anti-inflammatory herbs on herpes simplex virus replication

Inhibitory effect of anti-pyretic and anti-inflammatory herbs on herpes simplex virus replication Chien-Yun Hsiang Abstract: The increasing clinical use of acyclovir, ganciclovir, and foscarnet against herpes simplex virus (HSV), varicella-zoster virus, and cytomegalovirus has been associated with the emergence of drug-resistant herpesvirus strains. To develop anti-HSV compounds from plants, 31 herbs used as antipyretic and […]

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The Effect of Acupuncture on Uterine Contraction Induced by Oxytocin

The Effect of Acupuncture on Uterine Contraction Induced by Oxytocin Sok Cheon Pak Abstract: Preterm labor (PTL) is one of the main causes of fetal mortality and morbidity in obstetrical medicine. Current methods of treatment are not very effective and often have significant side effects. For this reason new methods of preventing PTL are currently […]

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Science and Civilisation in China. – Review

Science and Civilisation in China. – Review – book review Ho Peng Yoke Joseph Needham. Science and Civilisation in China VI.6 edited by N. Sivin, xviii, 261 pp. 10 illus., 3 tables, Bibliographies, Index. Cambridge University Press, 2000, ISBN 0521 63262 5 Acting as editor, Sivin has selected five `essays’ of moderate length out of […]

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Studies on the psychosomatic functioning of Ill-health according to Eastern and Western medicine 7. Psychoimmuno-endocrinological changes induced by Kampo medication and Relaxation Training

Studies on the psychosomatic functioning of Ill-health according to Eastern and Western medicine 7. Psychoimmuno-endocrinological changes induced by Kampo medication and Relaxation Training Masashi Takeichi Abstract: Using the anxiety-affinitive constitution index (AACI) that we created, we measured the degree of the anxiety-affinitive constitution as an equivalent of ill-health for the study of psychoimmuno-endrocrinological changes induced […]

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Modulation of germination and growth of plants by meditation

Modulation of germination and growth of plants by meditation Max Haid Abstract: So called primitive peoples of the world share a philosophy that human interaction via ceremony or ritual can affect the natural world. Is it possible to affect the germination and growth of plants by imbuing them with an intent to stimulate or inhibit […]

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Effects of Ginsenoside Rb2 and Rc on Inferior Human Sperm Motility In Vitro

Effects of Ginsenoside Rb2 and Rc on Inferior Human Sperm Motility In Vitro Jung-Chou Chen (Accepted for publication June 6, 2000) Abstract: The purpose of the study was to investigate the effects of two constituents of Panax notoginseng flower extract, Ginsenoside Rb2 and Rc, on human sperm motility and progression in vitro. Semen samples were […]

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Effects of Red Ginseng upon Vascular Endothelial Function in Patients with Essential Hypertension

Effects of Red Ginseng upon Vascular Endothelial Function in Patients with Essential Hypertension Jidong Sung Abstract: This study is to estimate the effect of Korean red ginseng on vascular endothelial cell dysfunction in patients with hypertension. Seventeen patients with hypertension who were divided into ginseng-treated (7) and non-treated (10) groups and 10 normotensive subjects were […]

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Enhanced Expression of Inducible Nitric Oxide Synthase by Juzen-Taiho-To in LPS-Activated RAW264.7 Cells, a Murine Macrophage Cell Line

Enhanced Expression of Inducible Nitric Oxide Synthase by Juzen-Taiho-To in LPS-Activated RAW264.7 Cells, a Murine Macrophage Cell Line Hiroshi Kawamata Abstract: We have investigated the effect of Juzen-taiho-to (TJ-48) on inducible NO synthase (iNOS) expression and nitric oxide (NO) production in RAW264.7 cells, a murine macrophage cell line. TJ-48-lipopolysaccharide (LPS) combination induced iNOS mRNA expression […]

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Antispastic effect of electroacupuncture and moxibustion in stroke patients

Antispastic effect of electroacupuncture and moxibustion in stroke patients Sang-Kwan Moon Abstract: Spasticity is a frequently observed motor impairment that develops after stroke. The objective of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of electroacupuncture (EA) and moxibustion (Mox) on spasticity due to stroke. The subjects consisted of 35 stroke patients with elbow spasticity whose […]