Integumentary System

This system includes the skin, hair, sweat glands, and nails. It protects the body against loss of water, abrasion and infection. Common disorders include skin cancer, warts, acne, burns, eczema, vitiligo, and psoriasis.

Ovicidal effect of essential oils from Zingiberaceae plants and Eucalytus globulus on eggs of head lice, Pediculus humanus capitis De Geer

Soonwera M, Wongnet O, Sittichok S Phytomedicine, 2018 ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Head lice infestation is an important public health problem worldwide. Chemical pediculicides have lost their efficacy because lice have developed resistance to them. Therefore, alternative pediculicides such as essential oils and herbal products have been proposed for treating head lice infestation. STUDY DESIGN: To determine… Read more »

Synergistic interaction of β-caryophyllene with aromadendrene oxide 2 and phytol induces apoptosis on skin epidermoid cancer cells

Pavithra PS, Mehta A, Verma RS Phytomedicine, 2018 ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Pamburus missionis (Wight) Swingle (Rutaceae) is traditionally used in the treatment of swellings, chronic rheumatism, paralysis and puerperal diseases. In a previous study the authors demonstrated apoptotic activity of Pamburus missionis essential oil (EO) on A431 and HaCaT cells. The major components of EO were… Read more »

Essential Oil as a Potential Anti-Acne Topical Nanoemulsion-In Vitro and In Vivo Study

Taleb MH, Abdeltawab NF, Shamma RN, Abdelgayed SS, Mohamed SS, Farag MA, Ramadan MA Molecules, 2018 ABSTRACT: Antibiotics are often prescribed in acne treatment; however, Propionibacterium acnes and Staphylococcus epidermidis, the two of the major acne-associated bacteria, developed antibiotic resistance. Essential oils (EOs) present a natural, safe, efficacious and multifunctional alternative treatment. This study aimed… Read more »

Wound Healing Study of Eucalyptus Essential Oil Containing Nanoemulsion in Rat Model

Alam P, Shakeel F, Anwer MK, Foudah AI, Alqarni MH Journal of Oleo Science, 2018 ABSTRACT: The objective of this investigation was to develop nanoemulsion formulations of Eucalyptus essential oil (EEO) and to evaluate its wound healing effects in comparison with standard gentamycin in rat model. Various nanoemulsionns of EEO were prepared using aqueous phase… Read more »

Topical application of Mentha piperita essential oil accelerates wound healing in infected mice model

Modarresi M, Farahpour MR, Baradaran B Inflammopharmacology, 2018 ABSTRACT: This study was conducted to evaluate the effects of the prepared ointments from Mentha piperita essential oil (M. piperita) on wound healing in the infected mice models. Each circular full-thickness wound was inoculated with 25 × 107 units of Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteria strains. The tissue… Read more »

Black pepper (Piper nigrum) essential oil demonstrates tissue remodeling and metabolism modulating potential in human cells

Han X, Beaumont C, Rodriguez D, Bahr T Phytotherapy Research, 2018 ABSTRACT: Very few studies have investigated the biological activities of black pepper essential oil (BPEO) in human cells. Therefore, in the current study, we examined the biological activities of BPEO in cytokine-stimulated human dermal fibroblasts by analyzing the levels of 17 important protein biomarkers… Read more »

Black pepper (Piper nigrum) essential oil demonstrates tissue remodeling and metabolism modulating potential in human cells

Han X, Beaumont C, Rodriguez D, Bahr T Phytotherapy Research, 2018 ABSTRACT: Very few studies have investigated the biological activities of black pepper essential oil (BPEO) in human cells. Therefore, in the current study, we examined the biological activities of BPEO in cytokine-stimulated human dermal fibroblasts by analyzing the levels of 17 important protein biomarkers… Read more »

Potential Use of Essential Oil Isolated from Cleistocalyx operculatus Leaves as a Topical Dermatological Agent for Treatment of Burn Wound

Tran GB, Le NT, Dam SM Dermatology Research and Practice, 2018 ABSTRACT: Several herbal remedies have been used as topical agents to cure burn wound, one of the most common injuries in worldwide. In this study, we investigated the potential use of Cleistocalyx operculatus essential oil to treat the burn wound. We identified a total… Read more »

In vitro antibacterial activity of plant essential oils against Staphylococcus hyicus and Staphylococcus aureus, the causative agents of exudative epidermitis in pigs

Vaillancourt K, Lebel G, Yi L, Grenier D Archives of Microbiology, 2018 ABSTRACT: Greasy pig disease or exudative epidermitis, a generalized or localized skin disease affecting piglets, is mainly caused by Staphylococcus hyicus, although other staphylococcal species such as Staphylococcus aureus may also induce disease. Piglets with skin lesions can be treated systemically with antibiotics…. Read more »

Antimicrobial Essential Oil Combinations to Combat Foot Odour

Orchard A, Viljoen A, van Vuuren SF Planta Medica, 2018 ABSTRACT: Foot odour (bromodosis) is an embarrassing and perplexing condition mostly caused by bacteria of the Brevibacterium species. Essential oils are a credible option as an affordable treatment of odour and contribute towards antimicrobial efficacy. Therefore, this study sets out to investigate the antimicrobial activity… Read more »