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.

Linalool elicits vasorelaxation of mouse aortae through activation of guanylyl cyclase and K+ channels

Kang P, Seol GH The Journal of pharmacy and pharmacology, 2015 ABSTRACT: OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate the cardiovascular relaxing properties of monoterpene alcohol (-)-linalool (LIN), a principal component of several aromatic plants. METHODS: We assessed the effects of LIN on vascular contractility in mouse aortae and evaluated its underlying mechanisms… Read more »

The bioactivity and toxicological actions of carvacrol

Suntres ZE, Coccimiglio J, Alipour M Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, 2015 ABSTRACT: Carvacrol is a monoterpenic phenol produced by an abundant number of aromatic plants, including thyme and oregano. Presently, carvacrol is used in low concentrations as a food flavoring ingredient and preservative, as well as a fragrance ingredient in cosmetic formulations…. Read more »