OBM Integrative and Complementary Medicine is an international peer-reviewed Open Access journal published quarterly online by LIDSEN Publishing Inc. It covers all evidence-based scientific studies on integrative, alternative and complementary approaches to improving health and wellness.
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Evidence-Based Application of Natural Products in the Prevention and Treatment of Diseases
Submission Deadline: March 31, 2025 (Open) Submit Now
Bashar Saad, PhD, Full Professor
1.Faculties of Medicine, Arab American University, P.O. Box 240, Jenin, State of Palestine
2.Al-Qasemi Research Center, Al-Qasemi Academy, P.O. Box 124, Baqa El-Gharbia 30100, Israel
Research interests: cancer research; medicinal plants; inflammation; Metabolism
About This Topic
Herbal-based diet and medicines, which are a type of natural product, combine traditional medical practices and generations of therapeutic wisdom. They offer invaluable advice on how to select, prepare, and apply herbal formulations for the treatment of various ailments. These plant-based remedies have been effectively used to treat conditions such as skin diseases, tuberculosis, diabetes, jaundice, hypertension, mental disorders, cancer, AIDS, and other infectious diseases. The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that 60% of the global population depends on herbal medicine, with about 80% of people in developing countries relying almost entirely on it for their primary health care needs. Phytochemicals and their chemical analogs have yielded numerous clinically useful drugs for treating chronic and acute diseases, and research continues to seek new therapeutic agents from medicinal plants. The growing popularity and acceptance of herbal medicine is due to the belief that natural products are safe, affordable, and readily available. However, there are concerns about the pharmacognosy and standardization of herbal medicine compared to conventional drugs. Over the past three decades, research efforts have increased in both developed and developing countries to scientifically evaluate and validate herbal drugs through clinical trials.
The aim of this Special Issue is to collate original research articles addressing the efficiency of active ingredients or extracts from natural products for the management of diabesity and its complications. Review articles discussing the state of the art are also welcome. Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:
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