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.

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 »

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 »

Combination of Cloxacillin and Melaleuca armillaris Essential Oil of as an Alternative Against Staphylococcus aureus

Buldain D, Buchamer AV, Marchetti ML, Aliverti F, Bandoni A, Mestorino N Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 2018 ABSTRACT: The emergence of resistance to antibiotics has been favored by abuse in the application of antimicrobials in human and animal medicine. Essential oils are a great resource to deal with this crisis. Melaleuca armillaris belongs to the… Read more »

Antimicrobial activity of essential oils against multidrug-resistant clinical isolates of the Burkholderia cepacia complex

Vasireddy L, Bingle LEH, Davies MS PLoS ONE, 2018 ABSTRACT: Members of the Burkholderia cepacia complex (Bcc) are an important cause of opportunistic or nosocomial infections that may be hard to treat due to a high incidence of multidrug resistance. We characterised a collection of 51 clinical isolates from this complex, assigning them to 18… Read more »

Elucidation of the synergistic action of Mentha Piperita essential oil with common antimicrobials

Rosato A, Carocci A, Catalano A, Clodoveo ML, Franchini C, Corbo F, Carbonara GG, Carrieri A, Fracchiolla G PLoS ONE, 2018 ABSTRACT: Mentha piperita L. essential oil (EO) is employed for external use as antipruritic, astringent, rubefacient and antiseptic. Several studies demonstrated its significant antiviral, antifungal and antibacterial properties. The aim of this work is… Read more »

Antibacterial activity evaluation of selected essential oils in liquid and vapor phase on respiratory tract pathogens

Ács K, Balázs VL, Kocsis B, Bencsik T, Böszörményi A, Horváth G BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2018 ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: The increasing number of multidrug-resistant bacteria and the fact of antibiotic resistance is leading to a continuous need for discovering alternative treatments against infections, e.g. in the case of respiratory tract diseases. Essential oils (EOs),… Read more »

Effect of microencapsulated essential oil form Chamaecyparis obtusa on monocyte-derived dendritic cell activation and CD4+ T cell polarization

Shin SH, Ye MK, Lee DW, Che MH PLoS One, 2018 ABSTRACT: The essential oil of Chamaecyparis obtusa (C. obtusa), which is used in soap, toothpaste, and aromatic agents, has been known to have anti-inflammatory properties. In this study, we investigated the effects of microencapsulated C. obtusa essential oil on airborne fungus-induced dendritic cell (DC)… Read more »

Oregano Essential Oil Attenuates RAW264.7 Cells from Lipopolysaccharide-Induced Inflammatory Response through Regulating NADPH Oxidase Activation-Driven Oxidative Stress

Cheng C, Zou Y, Peng J Molecules, 2018 ABSTRACT: Oregano is an aromatic plant widely distributed throughout the Mediterranean area and in Asia. Recent studies have revealed that the anti-inflammatory effect of essential oil in this plant. However, the mechanisms underlying the therapeutic potential have not been well elucidated. This study determined whether oregano essential… Read more »

Phenotype and RNA-seq-Based transcriptome profiling of Staphylococcus aureus biofilms in response to tea tree oil

Zhao X, Liu Z, Liu Z, Meng R, Shi C, Chen X, Bu X, Guo N Microbial Pathogenesis, 2018 ABSTRACT: Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) is a Gram-positive bacterium that causes a wide range of diseases, including food poisoning. Tea tree oil (TTO), an essential oil distilled from Melaleuca alternifolia, is well-known for its antibacterial activities…. Read more »

Transcriptomic approach and membrane fatty acid analysis to study the response mechanisms of Escherichia coli to thyme essential oil, carvacrol, 2-(E)-hexanal and citral exposure

Siroli L, Braschi G, De jong A, Kok J, Patrignani F, Lanciotti R Journal of Applied Microbiology, 2018 ABSTRACT: AIMS: The application of essential oils (EOs) and their components as food preservatives is promising but requires a deeper understanding of their mechanisms of action. This study aims to evaluate the effects of thyme EO, carvacrol,… Read more »