Aluminum Silicates

Publication Title: 
Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA

The therapeutic objectives for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) patients are to improve their functioning in society. Accordingly, recommended management is to develop a logical strategy including a positive diagnosis, consideration of the patient's agenda and emotional state, critical appraisal of the efficacies of various drugs and a graded therapeutic response. Unfortunately, none of the currently available drugs (e.g.

Author(s): 
Chang, Full-Young
Lu, Ching-Liang
Publication Title: 
Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA

The therapeutic objectives for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) patients are to improve their functioning in society. Accordingly, recommended management is to develop a logical strategy including a positive diagnosis, consideration of the patient's agenda and emotional state, critical appraisal of the efficacies of various drugs and a graded therapeutic response. Unfortunately, none of the currently available drugs (e.g.

Author(s): 
Chang, Full-Young
Lu, Ching-Liang
Publication Title: 
African journal of traditional, complementary, and alternative medicines: AJTCAM / African Networks on Ethnomedicines

Chondrokola Rosh (CKR) is a traditional metallic Ayurvedic preparation widely used by the rural and ethnic people of Bangladesh in dysuria. It is a preparation of various roasted metals (Hg and Cu), non-metal (sulphur and Mica) and medicinal herbs. Considering the controversy over the risk of toxic heavy metals in Ayurvedic herbo-mineral preparations, toxicological parameters on liver functions were investigated. A single dose of 100mg/kg body weight of the preparation was administered orally to the rats of both sexes for ninety days.

Author(s): 
Nasrin, S.
Bachar, S. C.
Choudhuri, M. S. K.
Publication Title: 
BMC complementary and alternative medicine

BACKGROUND: Though Mica, a thin and sheet like mineral, has been used as a mineral medicine for treatment of bleeding, dysentery and inflammation in traditional medicine including Ayurveda, the biological evidences of Mica were not clearly elucidated so far. Thus, in the present study, the antitumor mechanism of particled Mica (STB-HO) was examined in colorectal cancers.

Author(s): 
Cho, Sung-Yun
Lee, Hyo-Jeong
Cho, Sun-Mi
Kim, Bonglee
Jung, Yeon Kwon
Kim, Sung-Hoon
Publication Title: 
African journal of traditional, complementary, and alternative medicines: AJTCAM / African Networks on Ethnomedicines

Chondrokola Rosh (CKR) is a traditional metallic Ayurvedic preparation widely used by the rural and ethnic people of Bangladesh in dysuria. It is a preparation of various roasted metals (Hg and Cu), non-metal (sulphur and Mica) and medicinal herbs. Considering the controversy over the risk of toxic heavy metals in Ayurvedic herbo-mineral preparations, toxicological parameters on liver functions were investigated. A single dose of 100mg/kg body weight of the preparation was administered orally to the rats of both sexes for ninety days.

Author(s): 
Nasrin, S.
Bachar, S. C.
Choudhuri, M. S. K.
Publication Title: 
BMC complementary and alternative medicine

BACKGROUND: Though Mica, a thin and sheet like mineral, has been used as a mineral medicine for treatment of bleeding, dysentery and inflammation in traditional medicine including Ayurveda, the biological evidences of Mica were not clearly elucidated so far. Thus, in the present study, the antitumor mechanism of particled Mica (STB-HO) was examined in colorectal cancers.

Author(s): 
Cho, Sung-Yun
Lee, Hyo-Jeong
Cho, Sun-Mi
Kim, Bonglee
Jung, Yeon Kwon
Kim, Sung-Hoon
Publication Title: 
The Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

OBJECTIVES: The capacity to properly address the worldwide incidence of infectious diseases lies in the ability to detect, prevent and effectively treat these infections. Therefore, identifying and analysing inhibitory agents are worthwhile endeavours in an era when few new classes of effective antimicrobials have been developed.

Author(s): 
Haydel, Shelley E.
Remenih, Christine M.
Williams, Lynda B.
Publication Title: 
Environmental Science & Technology

Natural clays have been used in ancient and modern medicine, but the mechanism(s) that make certain clays lethal against bacterial pathogens has not been identified. We have compared the depositional environments, mineralogies, and chemistries of clays that exhibit antibacterial effects on a broad spectrum of human pathogens including antibiotic resistant strains. Natural antibacterial clays contain nanoscale (<200 nm), illite-smectite and reduced iron phases.

Author(s): 
Williams, Lynda B.
Metge, David W.
Eberl, Dennis D.
Harvey, Ronald W.
Turner, Amanda G.
Prapaipong, Panjai
Poret-Peterson, Amisha T.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Microbiological Methods

This study aimed to determine the mechanism of action of a natural antibacterial clay mineral mixture, designated as CB, by investigating the induction of DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) in Escherichia coli. To quantify DNA damage upon exposure to soluble antimicrobial compounds, we modified a bacterial neutral comet assay, which associates the general length of an electrophoresed chromosome, or comet, with the degree of DSB-associated DNA damage.

Author(s): 
Solanky, Dipesh
Haydel, Shelley E.
Publication Title: 
PloS One

We have identified a natural clay mixture that exhibits in vitro antibacterial activity against a broad spectrum of bacterial pathogens. We collected four samples from the same source and demonstrated through antibacterial susceptibility testing that these clay mixtures have markedly different antibacterial activity against Escherichia coli and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).

Author(s): 
Otto, Caitlin C.
Haydel, Shelley E.
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