Research Projects - Herbs and Dietary Supplements

  1. Black cohosh (Actaea racemosa)
    • Phase III double-blind, randomized, placebo controlled trial of black cohosh for hot flashes
    • Status: Completed
  2. Evening Primrose Oil (Oenothera biennis)
    • Vitamin E and Evening Primrose Oil for the Management of Cyclical Mastalgia.
    • Status: Completed, Manuscript submitted
  3. Ginger (Zingiber officinale)
    • Ginger compounds and cancer prevention.
    • Status: Enrolling patients
  4. Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba)
    • The use of Ginkgo biloba for the prevention of chemotherapy-related cognitive dysfunction.
    • Status: Completed, Undergoing statistical analysis
  5. Ginseng, American (Panax ginseng)
    • Use of Panax ginseng to improve cancer related fatigue.
    • Status: Completed, Manuscript in preparation
  6. Green tea (Camellia sinensis)
    • Colorectal cancer chemoprevention using green tea derivatives.
    • Status: Enrolling patients
  7. Herniaria (Herniaria glabra)
    • Effects of Herniaria on renal stone formation
    • Status: Ongoing laboratory study
  8. Inulin
    • Inulin as a candidate colorectal cancer chemoprevention agent.
    • Status: Enrolling patients
  9. Mangosteen
    • Mangosteen: Anti-inflammatory effects and Atrial Fibrilation.
    • Status: Open Fall 2008
  10. Nattokinase
    • Evaluation of a novel dietary supplement with anti-thrombotic properties.
    • Status: Under development
  11. Nattokinase
  12. SAMe (S-adenosyl-l-methionine)
    • Evaluation of a novel dietary supplement with anti-thrombotic properties.
    • Status: Under development
  13. American Ginseng (Panax quinquefolius)
    • Pilot study of Panax quinquefolius (American ginseng) to improve cancer-related fatigue: a randomized, double-blind, dose-finding evaluation: NCCTG trial N03CA
    • Status: Completed
    • View PubMed listing
  14. SAMe (S-adenosyl-l-methionine)
    • The Effect of the Dietary Supplement S-adenosyl-l-methionine (SAMe) on Plasma Homocysteine Levels in Healthy Human Subjects.
    • Status: Completed
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    • The Effect of the Dietary Supplement S-adenosyl-l-methionine (SAMe) on Plasma Homocysteine Levels in Healthy Human Subjects.
    • Status: Completed, Manuscript submitted
  15. St. John's wort (Hypericum perforatum)
    • St. John's wort (Hypericum perforatum) for tobacco cessation - Phase II trial.
    • Status: Enrolling patients
  16. St. John's wort (Hypericum perforatum)
    • Efficacy of St. John's wort (Hypericum perforatum) in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) patients.
    • Status: Enrolling patients
  17. Selenium
    • Esophageal cancer prevention with selenium in Linxian, China.
    • Status: Enrolling patients
  18. Soy (Glycine max)
    • Soy product for relief of symptoms of fibromyalgia.
    • Status: Completed, Manuscript submitted
  19. Theanine
    • Theanine-enriched dark chocolate: Aid for improving smoking cessation in light smokers.
    • Status: Completed
  20. Valerian (Valeriana officinale)
    • Valerian (Valeriana officinale) for improvement in sleep quality in patients receiving chemotherapy.
    • Status: Completed, Manuscript in preparation
  21. Vitamin E
    • Vitamin E and Evening Primrose Oil for the Management of Cyclical Mastalgia.
    • Status: Completed
    • View PubMed listing