Lemongrass and Cinnamon Bark: Plant Essential Oil Blend as a Spatial Repellent for Mosquitoes in a Field Setting

Peach DAH, Almond M, Gries R, Gries G Journal of Medical Entomology, 2019 ABSTRACT: Plant essential oils (EOs) have been considered as spatial repellents to help disrupt the pathogen transmission cycle of mosquitoes. Our objective was to assess spatial repellency effects of EOs on the tropical yellow fever mosquito, Aedes aegypti (L.) (Diptera: Culicidae) and… Read more »

Antidiabetic Activity of Ajwain Oil in Different In Vitro Models

Aneesa NN, Anitha R, Varghese S Journal of Pharmacy and Bioallied Sciences, 2019 ABSTRACT: CONTEXT: Ajwain oil is an essential oil with thymol as its major constituent which is known for many pharmacological activities. AIMS: To evaluate the anti-hyperglycaemic potential of ajwain oil using different in vitro models. METHODS AND MATERIAL: In vitro α-amylase and… Read more »

Frankincense essential oil suppresses melanoma cancer through down regulation of Bcl-2/Bax cascade signaling and ameliorates heptotoxicity via phase I and II drug metabolizing enzymes

Hakkim FL, Bakshi HA, Khan S, Nasef M, Farzand R, Sam S, Rashan L, Al-Baloshi MS, Abdo Hasson SSA, Jabri AA, McCarron PA, Tambuwala MM Oncotarget, 2019 ABSTRACT: Melanoma is a deadly form of malignancy and according to the World Health Organization 132,000 new cases of melanoma are diagnosed worldwide each year. Surgical resection and… Read more »

Essential Oil Compound, Patchouli Alcohol, Represses Tumor Formation in Vivo and Causes G1 Arrest by Downregulating β-catenin Transcriptional Activity in Colon Cancer Cells

Lee J, Lee SH Current Developments in Nutrition, 2019 ABSTRACT: OBJECTIVES: Patchouli alcohol is one of the abundant compounds isolated from essential oil of Pogostemon cablin and shows anti-inflammatory, anti-obese and anti-cancer activities. The current study was designed to investigate if treatment of patchouli alcohol exhibits tumor suppressive activity in colon cancer mouse model and… Read more »

Essential Oils for the Treatment of Herpes Simplex Virus Infections

Schnitzler P Chemotherapy, 2019 ABSTRACT: Infections with herpes simplex virus type (HSV)-1 and HSV-2 are distributed worldwide. Although standard therapies with acyclovir and other synthetic drugs are available, the safety and efficacy of these drugs are limited due to the development of drug resistance and adverse side effects. The literature on essential oils and isolated… Read more »

The Effects of Various Essential Oils on Epilepsy and Acute Seizure: A Systematic Review

Bahr TA, Rodriguez D, Beaumont C, Allred K Evidence Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2019 ABSTRACT: Many essential oils (EOs) have anticonvulsant activity and might benefit people with epilepsy. Lemongrass, lavender, clove, dill, and other EOs containing constituents such as asarone, carvone, citral, eugenol, or linalool are good candidates for evaluation as antiepileptic drugs. On… Read more »

Tetraclinis articulata essential oil mitigates cognitive deficits and brain oxidative stress in an Alzheimer’s disease amyloidosis model

Sadiki FZ, Idrissi ME, Cioanca O, Trifan A, Hancianu M, Hritcu L, Postu PA Phytomedicine, 2018 ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Tetraclinis articulata is used in traditional medicine and has been reported to possess antibacterial, antifungal, cytotoxic, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. PURPOSE: This study investigated the effects of T. articulata essential oil on memory and brain oxidative stress… Read more »

Combined antibacterial effect of essential oils from three most commonly used Ethiopian traditional medicinal plants on multidrug resistant bacteria

Gadisa E, Weldearegay G, Desta K, Tsegaye G, Hailu S, Jote K, Takele A BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2019 ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: An alarm increase the rate of emerging and re-emerging of multidrug resistant bacteria have been caused great public health concern in the worldwide. They have been resisting for most or majority of currently… Read more »

Anti-Oxidant and Anti-Melanogenic Properties of Essential Oil from Peel of Pomelo cv. Guan Xi

He W, Li X, Peng Y, He X, Pan S Molecules, 2019 ABSTRACT: Here, we investigated the anti-oxidant and anti-melanogenic effects of pomelo peel essential oil (PPEO) from pomelo cv. Guan Xi. The volatile chemical composition of PPEO was analyzed with gas chromatography–mass spectrometry (GC/MS). The most abundant component of PPEO was limonene (55.92%), followed… Read more »

Honeysuckle essential oil as a potential source of ecofriendly larvicides for mosquito control

Muturi EJ, Doll K, Berhow M, Flor-weiler LB, Rooney AP Pest Management Science, 2019 ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Some plant essential oils have insecticidal properties against mosquitoes and can be harnessed as ecofriendly tools for mosquito control. We conducted bioassays to determine the toxicity of Italian honeysuckle (Lonicera caprifolium) essential oil and its fractions against larvae of… Read more »