Immune System

This system includes the lymph nodes, white blood cells, lymphatic vessels, thymus gland, bone marrow, spleen and leukocytes. Common disorders include anything with bacterial, viral or fungal origins, leukemia, allergic reactions and autoimmune diseases like lupus or rheumatoid arthritis.

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 »

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 »

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 »

Chromobacterium violaceum and Pseudomonas aeruginosa PAO1: Models for Evaluating Anti-Quorum Sensing Activity of Essential Oil and Its Main Component Terpinen-4-ol

Noumi E, Merghni A, M Alreshidi M, Haddad O, Akmadar G, De Martino L, Mastouri M, Ceylan O, Snoussi M, Al-Sieni A, De Feo V Molecules, 2018 ABSTRACT: The problem of antibiotic resistance among pathogens encourages searching for novel active molecules. The aim of the research was to assay the anti-quorum sensing (anti-QS) and antibiofilm… Read more »

Rosmarinus officinalis essential oil: A review of its phytochemistry, anti-inflammatory activity, and mechanisms of action involved

Borges RS, Ortiz BLS, Pereira ACM, Keita H, Carvalho JCT Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 2018 ABSTRACT: ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Plant species Rosmarinus officinalis L. (Lamiaceae; Synonyms: Salvia rosmarinus Schleid. and Rosmarinus angustifolius Mill.) is a herb widely used worldwide. In local and traditional medicine, its used for inflammation-related diseases. Currently, studies report anti-inflammatory activity in its essential… Read more »

Antibacterial activities of a cinnamon essential oil with cetylpyridinium chloride emulsion against Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Salmonella Typhimurium in basil leaves

Park JB, Kang JH, Song KB Food Science and Biotechnology, 2018 ABSTRACT: This study examined the antibacterial activities of two different cinnamon essential oil emulsions against Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Salmonella Typhimurium on basil leaves. Cinnamon oil (0.25%) treatments containing CPC (0.05%) exhibited greater effects on the pathogenic bacteria than cinnamon oil treatment without this… Read more »

Antimycobacterial Activity of Cinnamaldehyde in a Mycobacterium tuberculosis (H37Ra) Model

Sawicki R, Golus J, Przekora A, Ludwiczuk A, Sieniawska E, Ginalska G. Molecules, 2018 ABSTRACT: The purpose of the study was to evaluate the antimycobacterial activity and the possible action mode of cinnamon bark essential oil and its main constituent-cinnamaldehyde-against the Mycobacterium tuberculosis ATCC 25177 strain. Cinnamaldehyde was proved to be the main bioactive compound… Read more »

In Vitro Study of Multi-Therapeutic Properties of Thymus bovei Benth. Essential Oil and Its Main Component for Promoting Their Use in Clinical Practice

Hassan STS, Berchová-bímová K, Šudomová M, Malaník M, Šmejkal K, Rengasamy KRR Journal of Clinical Medicine, 2018 ABSTRACT: Thymus bovei Benth. (TB) is an important plant in the traditional medicine of the Mediterranean region. This study investigates the health-promoting properties of TB essential oil (TB-EO) for its possible use in clinical practice with regards to… 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 »