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.

Potential anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects of Citrus aurantium essential oil against carbon tetrachloride-mediated hepatotoxicity: A biochemical, molecular and histopathological changes in adult rats

Ben Hsouna A, Gargouri M, Dhifi W, Ben Saad R, Sayahi N, Mnif W, Saibi W Environmental Toxicology, 2019 ABSTRACT: The present study aimed (1) to investigate the chemical composition as well as the anti-inflammatory properties and in vitro antioxidant activity of Citrus aurantium peel essential oil (pEOCa) and (2) to evaluate its potential effect… Read more »

Protective effect of essential oil from Citrus limon against aspirin-induced toxicity in rats

Bouzenna H, Samout N, Dhibi S, Mbarki S, Akermi S, Khdhiri A, Elfeki A, Hfaiedh N Human & Experimental Toxicology, 2018 ABSTRACT: The present study is planned to examine the antioxidant activity (AA) and the protective effect of the essential oil of Citrus limon (EOC) against aspirin-induced histopathological changes in the brain, lung, and intestine… Read more »

Chemoprevention of Colorectal Cancer by Dietary Compounds

Costea T, Hudiță A, Ciolac OA, Gălățeanu B, Ginghină O, Costache M, Ganea C, Mocanu MM International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 2018 ABSTRACT: Colorectal cancer is one of the leading causes of death, and the third most diagnosed type of cancer, worldwide. It is most common amongst men and women over 50 years old. Risk… Read more »

Effect of a Toothpaste/Mouthwash Containing Carica Papaya Leaf Extract on Interdental Gingival Bleeding: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Saliasi I, Llodra JC, Bravo M, Tramini P, Dussart C, Viennot S, Carrouel F International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2018 ABSTRACT: Clinical research on herbal-based dentifrice +/- mouth rinse products is very limited compared with the plethora of research on conventional oral care products under normal oral hygiene conditions. The aim of… Read more »

In Vitro Effect of Cinnamomum zeylanicum Blume Essential Oil on Candida spp. Involved in Oral Infections

Rangel ML, De aquino SG, De lima JM, Castellano LR, De castro RD Evidence Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2018 ABSTRACT: The present study demonstrates the antifungal potential of chemically characterized essential oil (EO) of Cinnamomum zeylanicum Blume on Candida spp. biofilm and establishes its mode of action, effect on fungal growth kinetics, and cytotoxicity… Read more »

Efficacy of bio-optimized extracts of turmeric and essential fennel oil on the quality of life in patients with irritable bowel syndrome

Di ciaula A, Portincasa P, Maes N, Albert A Annals of Gastroenterology, 2018 ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: The use of herbal products to treat irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a disease that frequently affects the quality of life (QoL), is still under evaluation. This open pilot study assessed the efficacy of bio-optimized extracts of turmeric and essential fennel… Read more »

Metabolic impairments and tissue disorders in alloxan-induced diabetic rats are alleviated by Salvia officinalis L. essential oil

Belhadj S, Hentati O, Hammami M, Ben Hadj A, Boudawara T, Dammak M, Zouari S, El Feki A Biomedicine and Pharmacotherapy, 2018 ABSTRACT: The current research explored for the first time the effect of Salvia officinalis L. (Sage) essential oil (EO) on Alloxan-induced diabetes in male Wistar rats. Sage EO was extracted by a Clevenger… Read more »

Anti-proliferative activity of Origanum vulgare inhibited lipogenesis and induced mitochondrial mediated apoptosis in human stomach cancer cell lines

Balusamy SR, Perumalsamy H, Huq MA, Balasubramanian B Biomedicine and Pharmacotherapy, 2018 ABSTRACT: Origanum vulgare commonly known as oregano belongs to mint family (Laminaceae), and native to temperate western and mediterranean region. In our present study, we have identified the bio-active principles of oregano essential oil (EO) and evaluated its apoptotic effects against human stomach… Read more »

Supplementing Oregano Essential Oil in a Reduced-Protein Diet Improves Growth Performance and Nutrient Digestibility by Modulating Intestinal Bacteria, Intestinal Morphology, and Antioxidative Capacity of Growing-Finishing Pigs

Cheng C, Xia M, Zhang X, Wang C, Jiang S, Peng J Animals, 2018 ABSTRACT: This study investigated the effects of supplementing oregano essential oil (OEO) to a reduced-protein diet on growth performance, nutrient digestibility, intestinal bacteria, intestinal morphology, and antioxidative capacity of growing-finishing pigs. Forty-eight barrows were randomly allotted to four treatments including normal-protein diet (NPD),… Read more »

Effect of carvacrol on IL-6/STAT3 pathway after partial hepatectomy in rat liver

Ozen BD, Uyanoglu M Bratislavske Lekarske Listy, 2018 ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Carvacrol is a component in the essential oil of Lamiaceae family. Beside its antihepatotoxic and hepatoprotective properties it is known to be a contribution to liver regeneration. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to investigate the effects of carvacrol in rat liver regeneration after 70 % partial… Read more »