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Editorial introduction to Natural Products For Infectious Diseases, the 2016 special issue of Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, including 7 research articles and 1 review article addressing the efficacies of natural products for treating infectious diseases, such as infection by multidrug-resistant bacteria, viral influenza, coccidiosis, leishmaniasis, infectious septic shock, and biofilm formation. These articles represent pharmacological activity tests, investigation of action mechanisms of natural products, clinical trials with scientific statistical analyses, and phytochemical analyses of bioactive components in medicinal plants, which are important for scientific validation of the use of natural products in alternative and complimentary medicine.


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Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine Volume 2016 (2016), Article ID 9459047

Copyright © 2016 Kang-Ju Kim et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.



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