Alpha-terpineol

  • Backbone: Monoterpene
  • Functional Group: Alcohol

Alcoholic monoterpenes found in essential oil of aromatic spices reduce allergic inflammation by the modulation of inflammatory cytokines

Pina LTS, Ferro JNS, Rabelo TK, Oliveira MA, Scotti L, Scotti MT, Walker CIB, Barreto EO, Quintans Júnior LJ, Guimarães AG Natural Product Research, 2018 ABSTRACT: Allergic inflammation is a response of the body against pathogens by cytokine release and leucocyte recruitment. Recently, there was an increase in morbimortality associated with allergic inflammation, especially asthma…. Read more »

Melaleuca quinquenervia essential oil inhibits α-melanocyte-stimulating hormone-induced melanin production and oxidative stress in B16 melanoma cells

Chao WW, Su CC, Peng HY, Chou ST Phytomedicine, 2017 BACKGROUND: Essential oils are odorous, volatile products of plant secondary metabolism, which are found in many leaves and stems. They show important biological activities, which account for the development of aromatherapy used in complementary and alternative medicine. The essential oil extracted from Melaleuca quinquenervia (Cav.) S.T. Blake (paperbark)… Read more »

Anti-inflammatory effect of essential oil from Citrus aurantium L. var. amara Engl

Shen CY, Jiang JG, Ou-Yang Q, Zhu W Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 2017 ABSTRACT: Essential oil has been popularly used as an alternative for the treatment of inflammation. The bioactivities of essential oil from blossoms of Citrus aurantium L. var. amara Engl (CAVAO) showed greater anti-inflammation potential than that of antioxidant, anticancer, and 3T3-L1 proliferation inhibition…. Read more »

Antifungal activity of the essential oil obtained from Cryptocarya alba against infection in honey bees by Nosema ceranae

Bravo J, Carbonell V, Sepúlveda B, Delporte C, Valdovinos CE, Martín-Hernández R, Higes M Journal of Invertebrate Pathology, 2017 ABSTRACT: The honeybee disease nosemosis type C is a serious problem since its causative agent, microsporidium Nosema ceranae, is widespread among adult honey bees. Some of the feasible alternative treatments that are used to control this… Read more »

A comparative study of antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects of mouthrinse containing tea tree oil

Salvatori C, Barchi L, Guzzo F, Gargari M ORAL & Implantology, 2017 ABSTRACT: The study evaluated the antibacterial and anti-inflammatory efficacy, domiciliary oral hygiene, of a mouthrinse containing Tea Tree Oil (TTO) comparing it with two mouthrinses containing chlorhexidine 0,12% respectively and essential oils, and a placebo. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A pilot study, randomized 4 × 4, controlled, cross-over,… Read more »

Bergamot (Citrus bergamia) Essential Oil Inhalation Improves Positive Feelings in the Waiting Room of a Mental Health Treatment Center: A Pilot Study

Han X, Gibson J, Eggett DL, Parker TL Phytotherapy Research, 2017 ABSTRACT: Mental health issues have been increasingly recognized as public health problems globally. Their burden is projected to increase over the next several decades. Additional therapies for mental problems are in urgent need worldwide due to the limitations and costs of existing healthcare approaches…. Read more »

Arborvitae (Thuja plicata) essential oil significantly inhibited critical inflammation- and tissue remodeling-related proteins and genes in human dermal fibroblasts

Han X, Parker TL Biochimie Open, 2017 ABSTRACT: Arborvitae (Thuja plicata) essential oil (AEO) is becoming increasingly popular in skincare, although its biological activity in human skin cells has not been investigated. Therefore, we sought to study AEO’s effect on 17 important protein biomarkers that are closely related to inflammation and tissue remodeling by using… Read more »