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.

Citrus fruit extracts with carvacrol and thymol eliminated 7-log acid-adapted Escherichia coli O157:H7, Salmonella typhimurium, and Listeria monocytogenes: A potential of effective natural antibacterial agents

Chung D, Cho TJ, Rhee MS Food Research International, 2018 ABSTRACT: Despite the widespread belief that citrus fruit extracts (CFEs) are microbiologically safe due to their acidity, limited bactericidal effect results in low applicability as antibacterial agent and outbreaks occurred by acid-adapted pathogens. Here, we examined the antibacterial effects of CFEs [lime (Citrus medica), lemon… Read more »

Effects of patchouli and cinnamon essential oils on biofilm and hyphae formation by Candida species

Farisa Banu S, Rubini D, Shanmugavelan P, Murugan R, Gowrishankar S, Karutha Pandian S, Nithyanand P Journal de Mycologie Medicale, 2018 ABSTRACT: The prevalence and fatality rates with biofilm-associated candidal infections have remained a challenge to the medical fraternity despite major advances in the field of antifungal therapy. Traditionally, essential oils (EOs) from the aromatic… Read more »

Solid Lipid Nanoparticles (SLN) carrying Eugenia caryophyllata essential oil: The novel nanoparticulate systems with broad-spectrum antimicrobial activity

Fazly Bazzaz BS, Khameneh B, Namazi N, Iranshahi M, Davoodi D, Golmohammadzadeh S Letters in Applied Microbiology, 2018 ABSTRACT: In the present study, solid lipid nanoparticles containing Eugenia caryophyllata essential oil (SLN-EO) were prepared by high-shear homogenization and ultrasound methods, and used to eradicate pathogens. SLN formulations were evaluated for their size, zeta potential and… Read more »

Phytochemical profiles, and antimicrobial and antioxidant activities of greater galangal [Alpinia galanga (Linn.) Swartz.] flowers

Tang X, Xu C, Yagiz Y, Simonne A, Marshall MR Food Chemistry, 2018 ABSTRACT: Previous studies of galangal (Alpinia galanga) have focussed mostly on rhizomes but seldom on flowers. A comprehensive look at galangal flowers could reveal additional benefits. The chemical composition of galangal flowers was significantly (p < 0.05) different from that of galangal rhizome. Pentadecane… Read more »

The antifungal activity of essential oil from Melaleuca leucadendra (L.) L. grown in China and its synergistic effects with conventional antibiotics against Candida

Zhang J, Wu H, Jiang D, Yang Y, Tang W, Xu K Natural Product Research, 2018 ABSTRACT: To identify the natural antifungal agents, the antifungal activities of Melaleuca leucadendra (L.) L. essential oil (ML-EO) from Fujian Province of China were assayed. Treatment of ML-EO in combination with the front-line using antibiotics against Candida led to… Read more »

Intestinal Anti-Inflammatory Activity of Perillaldehyde

Uemura T, Yashiro T, Oda R, Shioya N, Nakajima T, Hachisu M, Kobayashi S, Nishiyama C, Arimura GI Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 2018 ABSTRACT: Monoterpenoid perillaldehyde (PA) is the major component in Perilla frutescens leaf essential oil, but its function regarding anti-inflammatory effect is unclear. We explored the anti-inflammatory activity of PA in… Read more »

Efficacy of poly(lactic acid)/carvacrol electrospun membranes against Staphylococcus aureus and Candida albicans in single and mixed cultures

Scaffaro R, Lopresti F, D’Arrigo M, Marino A, Nostro A Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 2018 ABSTRACT: Carvacrol (CAR) is one of the most promising essential oil components with antimicrobial activity. New technologies aimed to incorporate this active molecule into carrier matrix to improve the stability and prolong the biological activity. The goal of this study… Read more »

Anti-Leishmania and cytotoxic activities of perillaldehyde epoxide synthetic positional isomers

Keesen TSL, da Silva LV, da Câmara Rocha J, Andrade LN, Lima TC, de Sousa DP Natural Product Research, 2018 ABSTRACT: Leishmaniasis belongs to a complex of zoonotic disease caused by protozoa of the genus Leishmania and is considered a major public health problem. Several essential oil chemical components have inhibitory effect against protozoa, including… Read more »

Frankincense and myrrh essential oils and burn incense fume against micro-inhabitants of sacral ambients. Wisdom of the ancients?

Ljaljević Grbić M, Unković N, Dimkić I, Janaćković P, Gavrilović M, Stanojević O, Stupar M, Vujisić L, Jelikić A, Stanković S, Vukojević J Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 2018 ABSTRACT: ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Essential oils obtained from resins of Boswellia carteri Birdw. and Commiphora myrrha (Nees) Engl., commonly known as frankincense and true myrrh respectively, have been used… Read more »

Assessment of the antibiofilm and antiquorum sensing activities of Eucalyptus globulus essential oil and its main component 1,8-cineole against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains

Merghni A, Noumi E, Hadded O, Dridi N, Panwar H, Ceylan O, Mastouri M, Snoussi M Microbial Pathogenesis, 2018 ABSTRACT: Antibacterial resistance is an increasingly serious threat to global public health. The search for new anti-infection agents from natural resources, with different mode of actions and competitive effects became a necessity. In this study, twenty… Read more »