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Publications, Presentations and Completed Trials

Information about completed trials and publications by Dr Beth Steels and Evidence Sciences.

Dr Beth Steels


Vitetta L, Butcher B, Del Forno S, Vitetta G, O’Connor D, Nikov T, Hall S, Steels E, (2020)
A double-blind randomized placebo-controlled study assessing the safety, tolerability and efficacy of a herbal medicine containing pycnogenol combined with papain and aloe vera in the prevention and management of pre-diabetes. Medicines (Basel). 2020 Apr; 7(4): 22.

Emily Pickering

Pickering E, Rebecca R, Schloss J.,(2020) Anxiety patient reported outcome tool (GAD-7) use in complementary medicine teaching clinics throughout Australia, Advances in Integrative Medicine. 

Rene Erhardt

Erhardt, R, Macpherson, H, Cardoso, B (2020). Long-chain Omega-3 fatty acids: are they beneficial for cognitive and physical functioning in older adults? Journal of Nutrition, 2020, submitted
Chawla, S, Kaur, J, McCarthy, B, Erhardt, R. Technology acceptance, social marketing and the design of a mobile health app to support active aging amongst senior citizens in the Asia-Pacific region. In: Hay, R, Bhati, A, Eagle, L, editors. Broadening cultural horizons in social marketing – comparing case studies from Asia-Pacific. Singapore: Springer Nature; 2020. Submitted.


Dr Beth Steels


Steels E, Venkatesh R, Steels EM, Vitetta L., (2019) A double-blind randomized placebo controlled study assessing safety and efficacy of LEVAGEN Palmitoylethanolamide for reducing symptoms of Knee Osteoarthritis. Inflammopharmacology. 27(3):475-485.

Steels E, Steels E, Deshpande P, Thakurdesai, P, Dighe S, Collet T., (2019) A randomized, double-blind placebo-controlled study of intranasal standardized cinnamon bark extract for seasonal allergic rhinitis. Complementary Therapies in Medicine, 47, Article number-102198.


Hines S, Steels E, Chang A, Gibbons K., (2018) Aromatherapy for treatment of postoperative nausea and vomiting. Cochrane Database Systematic Review 10;3(3):CD007598

Steels E, Harold M, Adams L, Steele M, Coulson SA., (2018) Double-Blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial evaluating the efficacy of an ayurvedic botanical formulation in reducing menopausal symptoms in otherwise healthy women. Journal of Herbal Medicine 11: 30-35. 


Detering M, Steels E, Koyyalamudi S, Perelli P, Vitetta L., (2017) Ageratum conyzoides L. inhibits alpha-5-reductase gene expression in human prostate cells and reduces symptoms of benign prostatic hypertrophy on otherwise healthy men in a double blind randomised placebo controlled clinical study. Biofactors 43(6):789-800.

Steels E, Steels ML, Harold M, Coulson S., (2017) Efficacy of a Proprietary Trigonella foenum‐graecum L. De‐Husked Seed Extract in Reducing Menopausal Symptoms in Otherwise Healthy Women: A Double‐Blind, Randomized, Placebo‐Controlled Study. Phytotherapy Research. 31(9):1316-1322.

Steels E, Rao A, Coulson S, Vitetta L., (2017) Novel combination of  Terminalia chebula, Curcuminoids BetaSorb and Ginger BetaSorb for dysmenorrhea, a pilot study. Not yet submitted


Rao A, Steels E, Inder W, Abraham S, Vitetta L., (2015) Testofen, a specialized Trigonella foenum-graecum seed extract reduces age-related symptoms of androgen decrease, increases testosterone levels and improves sexual function in healthy aging males in a double-blind randomized clinical study. Aging Male. 19(2):134-42. 

Rao A, Steels E, Beccaria G, Inder W, Vitetta L., (2015) Influence of a specialized Trigonella foenum-graecum seed extract (Libifem), on testosterone, estradiol and sexual function in healthy menstruating women, a randomized placebo controlled study. Phytotherapy Research 29 (8):1123-30.


Coulson S, Rao A, Beck S, Steels E, Gramotnev H, Vitetta L., (2013) A phase II randomized double-blind placebo-controlled clinical trial investigating the efficacy and safety of ProstateEZE Max: A herbal medicine preparation for the management of symptoms of benign prostatic hypertrophy. Complementary Therapies in Medicine, 21(3):172-179.


Rao A, Hammer KA, Steels E., (2012) Leptospermum scoparium (manuka) essential oil – Evidence for anti-bacterial activity and a topical treatment of acute herpes labialis outbreaks. 21st EADV Congress Prague Czech Sept 2012.

Laslett L, Quinn SJ, Darian-Smith E, Kwok M, Fedorova T, Korner H, Steels E, March L, Jones G (2012) Treatment with 4Jointz reduces knee pain over 12 weeks of treatment in patients with clinical knee osteoarthritis: a randomised controlled trial. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage. 20(11):1209-1216.

Hines S, Steels E, Chang A, Gibbons K., (2012) Aromatherapy for treatment of postoperative nausea and vomiting. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews18(4):4: CD007598.


Steels E, Rao, A, Vitetta L., (2011) Physiological aspects of male libido enhanced by standardized Trigonella foenum‐graecum extract and mineral Formulation. Phytotherapy Research. 25(9):1294-1300.

Houghton C, Steels EL, Fassetta RG, Coombes JA., (2011) Effects of a gliadin-combined plants superoxide dismutase extracton self-perceived fatigue in women aged 50–65 years. Phytomedicine 18(6):521-526.


Hines S, Steels E, Chang A, Gilshenan K. (2009) Aromatherapy for treatment of postoperative nausea and vomiting (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews  Issue 1:CD007598


North P & Steels E., (2008) The Clinic Detective Applied Science and Nutrition Pty. Ltd (Pub).


Steels E, Rao A, Seipel T, Deed G., (2005) Reduction of symptoms associated with menopause: the efficacy of Biogest Menopause Relief Cream. IJNM.


Steels E, Rao A, Seipel T., (2003) Treatment of symptoms associated with menopause with a herbal preparation. 10th Annual Symposium on Complementary Health Care, London

Rao A, Detering M, Steels E, 2003 Workbook and Laboratory Manual for General and Organic Chemistry. Applied Science and Nutrition Pty. Ltd. (Publ), Brisbane Australia

Steels E, Rao A, Detering M., (2003) Workbook and Laboratory Manual for Biochemistry. Applied Science and Nutrition Pty. Ltd (Publ), Brisbane Australia.


Steels E, Ryan, J, Seipel T, Rao A., (2002) Crataeva and Equisetum reduce urinary incontinence symptoms. Australian Continence Journal. 8(3):46-50


Steels E, Seipel T, Rao A., (2001) Treatment with Biologic Preparation containing craeteva nurvala and equisetum arvense reduce urinary incontinence symptoms in women – mechanisms of action. IURA 26th Annual Congress and CFA 10th National Conference, Melbourne, Australia.

Steels E, Seipel T, Rao A., (2001) Herbal essential oils for urinary incontinence. Australian Continence Journal. 7(2):34-37.


Steels EL, Learmonth PR, Watson K., (1994) Stress tolerance and membrane unsaturation in S. cerevisiae grown aerobically and anaerobically. Journal of Bacteriology. 140:p569-576.


Steels EL, Watson K, Parsons PG, (1992) Relationships between thermotolerance, oxidative stress responses and induction of stress proteins in human tumor cell lines. Biochemical Pharmacology. 44:2123-2129.


Steels EL, Learmonth PP, Watson K., (1990) Heat shock and oxidative stress in Aerobic and Anaerobic S. cerevisiae. International Symposium on Heat Shock, Rayello, Italy, 17-20.

Steels EL, Learmonth PP, Watson K., (1990) Stress responses in Aerobic and Anaerobic S. cerevisiae. Annual Meeting, Australian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 25-28 September 1990, Proc. Aust. Soc. Biochem. Molec. Biol. 22, SP72.