Thailand

Publication Title: 
Medicinal Chemistry (Shariqah (United Arab Emirates))

Ethanolic extracts of 30 Thai medicinal plants, traditionally used as alternative treatments in diabetes, were evaluated for antioxidative activity by the 2,2'-azinobis-(3-ethylbenzothiazoline-6-sulfonic acid) diammonium salt (ABTS) method. They were evaluated in vitro for oxidative stress by thiobarbituric acid-reactive substance (TBARS) assay in pooled plasma of diabetic patients compared to without treatment of the extracts (control). The extracts were also assayed for protein glycation. The results showed that five plants had strong antioxidant activity: Phyllanthus emblica Linn.

Author(s): 
Kusirisin, W.
Srichairatanakool, S.
Lerttrakarnnon, P.
Lailerd, N.
Suttajit, M.
Jaikang, C.
Chaiyasut, C.
Publication Title: 
Pharmaceutical Biology

CONTEXT: The Thai Lanna region has its own folklores and wisdoms in various fields such as traditional medicines. The galls of Terminalia chebula Retz. (Combretaceae) frequently appear in many Thai Lanna medicinal plant recipes for promoting longevity. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the in vitro anti-aging activities of the extracts from 15 plants including T. chebula gall selected from the Thai medicinal plant recipes that have been traditionally used for longevity.

Author(s): 
Manosroi, Aranya
Jantrawut, Pensak
Akihisa, Toshihiro
Manosroi, Worapaka
Manosroi, Jiradej
Publication Title: 
Pharmaceutical Biology

CONTEXT: The galls of Terminalia chebula Retz. (Combretaceae) frequently appear in many Thai Lanna medicinal plant recipes for promotion of longevity. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate the skin anti-aging of gel containing niosomes loaded with a semi-purified fraction containing gallic acid from T. chebula galls. METHOD: The semi-purified fraction containing phenolic compounds including gallic acid isolated from T.

Author(s): 
Manosroi, Aranya
Jantrawut, Pensak
Akihisa, Toshihiro
Manosroi, Worapaka
Manosroi, Jiradej
Publication Title: 
Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet Thangphaet

OBJECTIVE: Twenty one plants as ingredients of Thai traditional preparation called Sahasthara for relieve muscles pain and distal numbness were studied for their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities. MATERIAL AND METHOD: The extracts were obtained by maceration with 95% ethanol. They were tested for their antioxidant activity by DPPH scavenging assay and anti-inflammatory activity by determination of inhibitory activity on lipopolysaccharide (LPS) induced nitric oxide (NO) production in RAW 264.7 cell lines using Griess reagent.

Author(s): 
Kakatum, Narin
Jaiarree, Nuanjan
Makchucit, Sunita
Itharat, Arunporn
Publication Title: 
BMC complementary and alternative medicine

BACKGROUND: Acinetobacter baumannii is well-recognized as an important nosocomial pathogen, however, due to their intrinsic resistance to several antibiotics, treatment options are limited. Synergistic effects between antibiotics and medicinal plants, particularly their active components, have intensively been studied as alternative approaches. METHODS: Fifty-one ethanol extracts obtained from 44 different selected medicinal plant species were tested for resistance modifying agents (RMAs) of novobiocin against A. baumannii using growth inhibition assay.

Author(s): 
Phatthalung, Pinanong Na
Chusri, Sasitorn
Voravuthikunchai, Supayang P.
Publication Title: 
Pakistan journal of biological sciences: PJBS

The vegetables and fruits commonly consumed in Thailand have been suggested as rich sources of beneficial phytochemicals. In this study, vegetables and fruits native to the Northeast region of Thailand were evaluated for antioxidant and antibacterial activities. For vegetables, the extracts of Limnophila aromatica (Lamk.) Merr. (extracted by 80% ethanol) and Sauropus androgynus (Linn.) Merr.

Author(s): 
Rattanasena, Paweena
Publication Title: 
Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin

Terminalia, a large genus of Combretaceae, is distributed in Tropical Asia, Africa, and America. Some Terminalia plants are used in folk medicine because they possess powerful medicinal properties. Dried fruits of Terminalia bellirica and Terminalia chebula are used as the main ingredient in Triphala, a famous polyherbal formulation in Ayurvedic medicine and Thai folk medicine, because of their laxative, detoxifying, and rejuvenating effects. To clarify the phylogenetic relationships of medicinal Terminalia species (T. bellirica, T. chebula, and T.

Author(s): 
Intharuksa, Aekkhaluck
Ando, Hirokazu
Miyake, Katsunori
Sirisa-Ard, Panee
Mikage, Masayuki
Sasaki, Yohei
Publication Title: 
Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet Thangphaet

The study presented included 20 Thai erotomanic patients, 16 women and 4 men. The age at the onset of delusion ranged from 15 to 45 years with a median age of 23 years. The majority of the patients suffered from secondary erotomania, whereas, primary erotomania was diagnosed in three cases. Bipolar affective disorder represents the most common diagnosis associated with this delusion, followed by schizoaffective disorders. Two patients were sisters. The occurrence of intrafamilial cases is unusual and has not been reported previously. Most love objects are of the opposite gender.

Author(s): 
Kasantikul, D.
Publication Title: 
The Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care: JANAC

In this grounded theory study, the author explored how primary caregivers dealt with problems in caring for children with HIV infection in Thailand. A total of 27 family caregivers of HIV-infected children participated in open-ended interviews. Maintaining love and hope represented a condition for the continuing process of caregiving. Caregivers had to deal with the stigma of AIDS while providing care for children with HIV. They had high anxiety and fear of loss, bore much burden of care, and faced many difficulties because of limited resources.

Author(s): 
Thampanichawat, Wanlaya
Publication Title: 
Health Care for Women International

We explored how Thai female adolescents describe the meaning and context of dating violence. Twenty-four students, aged 15-17, were purposively recruited from a secondary school in Bangkok for individually audio-taped interviews. The interviews lasted 45- 70 minutes. ATLAS ti 5.2 was selected for content analysis. Five themes emerged, including characteristics of adolescent romantic relationships, influences on adolescent romantic relationships, perceptions of dating violence, cycle of dating-violence experiences, and influences on adolescents' perceptions of dating violence.

Author(s): 
Thongpriwan, Vipavee
McElmurry, Beverly J.

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Thailand