Digestive System

This system includes the mouth, teeth, tongue, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, pancreas, gallbladder, liver, large intestine, rectum and anus. Common disorders include GERD (acid reflux), indigestion, gut motility disorders, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease and peptic or duodenal ulcers.

Myorelaxant Activity of essential oil from Origanum majorana L. on rat and rabbit

Makrane H, Aziz M, Berrabah M, Mekhfi H, Ziyyat A, Bnouham M, Legssyer A, Elombo FK, Gressier B, Eto B Journal of Ethnopharmacologyg, 2018 ABSTRACT: ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Origanum majorana L. (Lamiaceae) was usually used in Moroccan folk medicine to treat infantile colic and abdominal discomfort. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The essential oil from the aerial part… Read more »

Terpenes from essential oils and hydrolate of Teucrium alopecurus triggered apoptotic events dependent on caspases activation and PARP cleavage in human colon cancer cells through decreased protein expressions

Guesmi F, Tyagi AK, Prasad S, Landoulsi A Oncotarget, 2018 ABSTRACT: This study focused on characterizing the Hydrophobic and Hydrophilic fractions of Teucrium alopecurus in the context of cancer prevention and therapy. The goal was also to elucidate the molecular mechanisms involved and to determine its efficacy against cancer by triggering apoptosis and suppressing tumorigenesis… Read more »

The use of mouthwash containing essential oils (LISTERINE®) to improve oral health: A systematic review

Alshehri FA The Saudi Dental Journal, 2018 ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Standard recommendations to maintain daily oral hygiene include tooth brushing and interdental cleaning. Evidence from literature indicates that using a mouthrinse as an adjunct provides benefit beyond mechanical methods. The objective of this article was to evaluate the short- and long-term effect of a mouthwash containing… Read more »

Antihyperlipidemic and anti-hyperglycemic effects of Cymbopogon jwarancusa in high-fat high-sugar diet model

Khan SJ, Afroz S, Khan RA Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2018 ABSTRACT: Hyperlipidemia is the root cause for development of atherosclerosis, coronary heart disease, diabetes mellitus, obesity, hypertension and cerebral palsy. Cymbopogon jwarancusa is an aromatic grass (Rusha grass, khavi grass) belonging to family Poaceaea. C. jwarancusa essential oil is famous for its use… Read more »

Thymus essential oil extraction, characterization and incorporation in phospholipid vesicles for the antioxidant/antibacterial treatment of oral cavity diseases

Manconi M, Petretto G, D’hallewin G, Escribano E, Milia E, Pinna R, Palmieri A, Firoznezhad M, Peris JE, Usach I, Fadda AM, Caddeo C, Manca ML Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 2018 ABSTRACT: The aim of the work was to extract, characterize, and formulate Thymus capitatus (Tymbra capitata) essential oil in phospholipid vesicles: liposomes, glycerosomes… Read more »

Essential Oil Derived From Eupatorium adenophorum Spreng. Mediates Anticancer Effect by Inhibiting STAT3 and AKT Activation to Induce Apoptosis in Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Chen H, Zhou B, Yang J, Ma X, Deng S, Huang Y, Wen Y, Yuan J, Yang X Frontiers in Pharmacology, 2018 ABSTRACT: Eupatorium adenophorum Spreng. (EA) is a well-known noxious invasive species. Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) analysis revealed that the essential oil derived from EA (EAEO) is mainly composed of sesquiterpenes. However, the pharmacological… Read more »

An Overview on Citrus aurantium L.: Its Functions as Food Ingredient and Therapeutic Agent

Suntar I, Khan H, Patel S, Celano R, Rastrelli L Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity, 2018 ABSTRACT: Citrus aurantium L. (Rutaceae), commonly known as bitter orange, possesses multiple therapeutic potentials. These biological credentials include anticancer, antianxiety, antiobesity, antibacterial, antioxidant, pesticidal, and antidiabetic activities. The essential oil of C. aurantium was reported to display marked pharmacological… Read more »

Antifibrogenic Influence of Mentha piperita L. Essential Oil against CCl4-Induced Liver Fibrosis in Rats

Ogaly HA, Eltablawy NA, Abd-elsalam RM Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity, 2018 ABSTRACT: Essential oils of some aromatic plants provide an effective nonmedicinal option to control liver fibrosis. Mentha piperita L. essential oil (MPEO) have been reported to possess protective effects against hepatotoxicity. However, its effect against liver fibrosis remains unknown. The present study investigated… Read more »

Antihyperlipidemic and anti-hyperglycemic effects of Cymbopogon jwarancusa in high-fat high-sugar diet model

Khan SJ, Afroz S, Khan RA Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2018 ABSTRACT: Hyperlipidemia is the root cause for development of atherosclerosis, coronary heart disease, diabetes mellitus, obesity, hypertension and cerebral palsy. Cymbopogon jwarancusa is an aromatic grass (Rusha grass, khavi grass) belonging to family Poaceaea. C. jwarancusa essential oil is famous for its use… Read more »

Pinus Roxburghii essential oil anticancer activity and chemical composition evaluation

Sajid A, Manzoor Q, Iqbal M, Tyagi AK, Sarfraz RA, Sajid A EXCLI Journal, 2018 ABSTRACT: The present study was conducted to appraise the anticancer activity of Pinus roxburghii essential oil along with chemical composition evaluation. MTT assay revealed cytotoxicity induction in colon, leukemia, multiple myeloma, pancreatic, head and neck and lung cancer cells exposed… Read more »