Immunotoxicological Evaluation of Schinus molle L. (Anacardiaceae) Essential Oil in Lymphocytes and Macrophages

Duarte JA, Zambrano LAB, Quintana LD, Rocha MB, Schmitt EG, Boligon AA, Anraku de Campos MM, de Oliveira LFS, Machado MM Evidence Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2018 ABSTRACT: Schinus molle L. is used to treat various diseases; however, the literature lacks information regarding its possible immunotoxic effects. The aim of the study was to… Read more »

Tunisian Clematis flammula Essential Oil Enhances Wound Healing: GC-MS Analysis, Biochemical and Histological Assessment

Saidi R, Ghrab F, Kallel R, Feki AE, Boudawara T, Chesné C, Ammar E, Jarraya RM Journal of Oleo Science, 2018 ABSTRACT: The aerial part of Clematis flammula (Ranunculaceae) has been traditionally used in the treatment of skin diseases including mycotic infection in the Tunisian traditional medicine. The study was undertaken to extract and determine… Read more »

Safranal protects against beta-amyloid peptide-induced cell toxicity in PC12 cells via MAPK and PI3 K pathways

Rafieipour F, Hadipour E, Emami SA, Asili J, Tayarani-najaran Z Metabolic Brain Disease, 2018 ABSTRACT: Alzheimer’s disease is a type of cerebrovascular problem with progressive mental disabilities for the patient. This study aimed to investigate the protective effect of safranal on toxicity and oxidative damage induced by beta-amyloid (Aβ) and hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) in PC12… Read more »

Antimicrobial Survey of Local Herbal Drugs against Isolated from Patients Admitted to a Level-I Trauma Center

de Macêdo DG, Souza MMA, Morais-Braga MFB, Coutinho HDM, Dos Santos ATL, da Cruz RP, da Costa JGM, Rodrigues FFG, Quintans-Junior LJ, da Silva Almeida JRG, de Menezes IRA Bulletin of Emergency and Trauma, 2018 ABSTRACT: OBJECTIVE: To determine the antimicrobial activity and entity of several local herbal plants against Acintobacters isolated from trauma patients admitted to… Read more »

Effect of Essential Oils from Ginger (Zingiber officinale) and Turmeric (Curcuma longa) Rhizomes on Some Inflammatory Biomarkers in Cadmium Induced Neurotoxicity in Rats

Akinyemi AJ, Adeniyi PA Journal of Toxicology, 2018 ABSTRACT: Studies have revealed that anti-inflammatory agents could provide beneficial effect in lowering the incidence/progression of neurological diseases. Hence, this study sought to investigate the effect of essential oils from Nigeria ginger and turmeric rhizomes on some cytokines in cadmium induced neurotoxicity. The result revealed that essential… Read more »

Agarwood Essential Oil Ameliorates Restrain Stress-Induced Anxiety and Depression by Inhibiting HPA Axis Hyperactivity

Wang S, Wang C, Yu Z, Wu C, Peng D, Liu X, Liu Y, Yang Y, Guo P, Wei J International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 2018 ABSTRACT: In our previous investigation, we found that agarwood essential oil (AEO) has a sedative-hypnotic effect. Sedative-hypnotic drugs usually have an anxiolytic effect, where concomitant anxiety and depression are a common… Read more »

Effects of a massage-like essential oil application procedure using Copaiba and Deep Blue oils in individuals with hand arthritis

Bahr T, Allred K, Martinez D, Rodriguez D, Winterton P Complimentary Therapies in Clinical Practice, 2018 ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Existing research suggests that both massage and essential oils may have analgesic and anti-inflammatory benefits. We investigate the benefits of the AromaTouch Hand Technique® (ATHT), a procedure that combines a moderate pressure touch with the application… 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 »