Cardio & Circulatory System

This system is comprised of the heart and vessels of the body as related to delivery of oxygen and nutrients to tissues. Common conditions related to this system include arteriosclerosis, arthrosclerosis, coronary artery (heart) disease, heart failure, hypertension, shock, strokes and arrhythmias.

Chamazulene Attenuates ROS Levels in Bovine Aortic Endothelial Cells Exposed to High Glucose Concentrations and Hydrogen Peroxide

Querio G, Antoniotti S, Foglietta F, Bertea CM, Canaparo R, Gallo MP, Levi R Frontiers in Physiology, 2018 ABSTRACT: Endothelial cells surround the lumen of blood vessels and modulate many physiological processes, including vascular tone, blood fluidity, inflammation, immunity and neovascularization. Many pathological conditions, including hyperglycemia, may alter endothelial function through oxidative stress, leading to… Read more »

Use of micronucleus and comet assay to evaluate evaluate the genotoxicity of oregano essential oil (Origanum vulgare l. Virens) in rats orally exposed for 90 days

Llana-Ruiz-Cabello M, Puerto M, Maisanaba S, Guzmán-Guillén R, Pichardo S, Cameán AM Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health Part A, 2018 ABSTRACT: Essential oils from Origanum spp. exhibit antioxidant and antimicrobial activities making them suitable for use as food additives. The incorporation of oregano essential oil in active food packaging is under study; however, it… Read more »

Selected terpenes from leaves of Ocimum basilicum L. induce hemoglobin accumulation in human K562 cells

Giordana F, Nicola M, Valentina C, Torricelli P, Beninati S, Tagliati F, Mischiati C Fitoterapia, 2018 ABSTRACT: Re-expression of fetal hemoglobin (HbF) was proposed as a possible therapeutic strategy for β-haemoglobinopathies. Although several inducers of HbF were tested in clinical trials, only hydroxyurea (HU) received FDA approval. Despite it produced adequate HbF levels only in… Read more »

Effects of different levels of dietary Citrus Limon essential oil on some blood parameters and antioxidant status in Afshari Ewes

Mojtahedin A, Seifdavati J, Seyedsharifi R Cellular and Molecular Biology (Noisy-le-Grand, France), 2018 ABSTRACT: This study aimed to evaluate the anti-enzymatic activity of Origanum vulgare (oregano) essential oil against 15 strains of Candida albicans. Candida albicans samples were isolated from the oral mucosa of patients with denture stomatitis treated in a Dentistry school on a… Read more »

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 »

Anti-inflammatory effect of cinnamaldehyde and linalool from the leaf essential oil of Cinnamomum osmophloeum Kanehira in endotoxin-induced mice

Lee SC, Wang SY, Li CC, Liu CT Journal of Food and Drug Analysis, 2018 ABSTRACT: Cinnamomum osmophloeum Kanehira is a Taiwan native plant that belongs to genus Cinnamomum and is also known as pseudocinnamomum or indigenous cinnamon. Its leaf is traditionally used by local people in cooking and as folk therapy. We previously demonstrated… Read more »

Does the Fragrance of Essential Oils Alleviate the Fatigue Induced by Exercise? A Biochemical Indicator Test in Rats

Li Z, Wu F, Shao H, Zhang Y, Fan A, Li F Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2017 OBJECTIVE: To study the effect of the essential oils of Citrus sinensis L., Mentha piperita L., Syzygium aromaticum L., and Rosmarinus officinalis L. on physical exhaustion in rats. METHODS: Forty-eight male Wistar rats were randomly divided into a control group, a fatigue group, an essential oil mixture… Read more »

Effects of Frankincense and Myrrh essential oil on transdermal absorption in vitro of Chuanxiong and penetration mechanism of skin blood flow (Only Available in Chinese)

Zhu XF, Luo J, Guan YM, Yu YT, Jin C, Zhu WF, Liu HN Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi, 2017 ABSTRACT: The aim of this paper was to explore the effects of Frankincense and Myrrh essential oil on transdermal absorption in vitro of Chuanxiong, and to investigate the possible penetration mechanism of their essential oil from the perspective of skin… Read more »

Cardiovascular Activity of the Chemical Constituents of Essential Oils

de Andrade TU, Brasil GA, Endringer DC, da Nóbrega FR, de Sousa DP Molecules, 2017 ABSTRACT: Cardiovascular diseases are a leading cause of death in developed and developing countries and decrease the quality of life, which has enormous social and economic consequences for the population. Recent studies on essential oils have attracted attention and encouraged continued research… Read more »

(-)-Linalool influence on the cerebral blood flow in healthy male volunteers revealed by three-dimensional pseudo-continuous arterial spin labeling

Ota M, Sato N, Sone D, Ogura J, Kunugi H Indian Journal of Psychiatry, 2017 BACKGROUND: Although aromatherapy is widely used, the pharmacology of the essential oils remains undiscovered. AIM: The present study assessed the effect of (-)-linalool, the main contained material of lavender, on the brain function. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Healthy male volunteers calculated… Read more »