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 »

In vitro study on the activity of essential oil and methanolic extract from Algerian Nigella sativa L. Seeds on the growth kinetics of micro-organisms isolated from the buccal cavities of periodontal patients

Kiari FZ, Meddah B, Tir touil meddah A The Saudi Dental Journal, 2018 ABSTRACT: An in vitro evaluation of the antimicrobial activity of essential oil (EO) and methanol extract (ME) from Algerian Nigella sativa L. seeds against microbial strains isolated from the oral cavities of periodontal patients was performed. Twelve Gram-positive bacteria, eleven Gram-negative bacteria… Read more »

Possible involvement of the peripheral Mu-opioid system in antinociception induced by bergamot essential oil to allodynia after peripheral nerve injury

Komatsu T, Katsuyama S, Uezono Y, Sakurada C, Tsuzuki M, Hamamura K, Bagetta G, Sakurada S, Sakurada T Neuroscience Letters, 2018 ABSTRACT: The essential oil of bergamot (BEO) is one of the most common essential oils and is most familiar to the general public. The aims of this study were to investigate the effect of… Read more »

Antimicrobial activity of essential oils against foodborne multidrug-resistant enterococci and aeromonads in planktonic and biofilm state

Quendera AP, Barreto AS, Semedo-lemsaddek T Food Science and Technology International, 2018 ABSTRACT: The selection and use of natural compounds with antimicrobial activity against foodborne pathogens is of major importance. The present study evaluated the antimicrobial activity of commercial essential oils against multidrug-resistant Enterococcus spp. and Aeromonas spp. Cymbopogon flexuosus and Thymus vulgaris essential oils… 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 »

Antibacterial activity of traditional spices against lower respiratory tract pathogens: combinatorial effects of Trachyspermum ammi essential oil with conventional antibiotics

Grădinaru AC, Trifan A, Şpac A, Brebu M, Miron A, Aprotosoaie AC Letters in Applied Microbiology, 2018 ABSTRACT: The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of ajowan essential oil (AjEO)/thymol and antibiotics combinations against three standard strains and six resistant clinical isolates of major respiratory bacteria (Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus… Read more »

Plant-Derived Products as Antibacterial and Antifungal Agents in Human Health Care

Kokoska L, Kloucek P, Leuner O, Novy P Current Medicinal Chemistry, 2018 ABSTRACT: A number of papers reporting antimicrobial properties of extracts, essential oils, resins and various classes of compounds isolated from higher plants has been published in recent years; however, a comprehensive analysis of plant-derived antimicrobial agents currently applied in practice for improvement of… Read more »

Anti-cancer effects of Rhizoma Curcumae against doxorubicin-resistant breast cancer cells

Zhong Z, Yu H, Wang S, Wang Y, Cui L Chinese Medicine, 2018 ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Chemotherapy is a primary approach in cancer treatment after routine surgery. However, chemo-resistance tends to occur with chemotherapy in clinic, resulting in poor prognosis and recurrence. Nowadays, Chinese medicine may shed light on design of new therapeutic modes to overcome… 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 »

Ovicidal effect of essential oils from Zingiberaceae plants and Eucalytus globulus on eggs of head lice, Pediculus humanus capitis De Geer

Soonwera M, Wongnet O, Sittichok S Phytomedicine, 2018 ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Head lice infestation is an important public health problem worldwide. Chemical pediculicides have lost their efficacy because lice have developed resistance to them. Therefore, alternative pediculicides such as essential oils and herbal products have been proposed for treating head lice infestation. STUDY DESIGN: To determine… Read more »