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.

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 »

The in vitro antimicrobial evaluation of commercially essential oils and their combinations against acne

Orchard A, van Vuuren SF, Viljoen A, Kamatou G International Journal of Cosmetic Science, 2018 ABSTRACT: OBJECTIVE: The study investigated the efficacy of commercial essential oil combinations against the two pathogens responsible for acne with the aim to identify synergy and favourable oils to possibly use in a blend. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Antimicrobial activity was… Read more »

Protective effects of saffron and its active components against oxidative stress and apoptosis in endothelial cells

Rahiman N, Akaberi M, Sahebkar A, Emami SA, Tayarani-Najaran Z Microvascular Research, 2018 ABSTRACT: In this study, we investigated the role of mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) signaling pathways in mediation of the protective effects of saffron extract, saffron essential oil, safranal and crocin on bovine aortic endothelial cells against oxidative injury. The viability of cells… Read more »

Anti-inflammatory, tissue remodeling, immunomodulatory, and anticancer activities of oregano (Origanum vulgare) essential oil in a human skin disease model

Han X, Parker TL Biochimie Open, 2017 ABSTRACT: The use of oregano (Origanum vulgare) essential oil (OEO) has become popular in skin care products. However, scientific research regarding its effects on human skin cells is scarce. In this study, we investigated the biological activity of a commercially available OEO, which is high in carvacrol content,… Read more »

Arborvitae (Thuja plicata) essential oil significantly inhibited critical inflammation- and tissue remodeling-related proteins and genes in human dermal fibroblasts

Han X, Parker TL Biochimie Open, 2017 ABSTRACT: Arborvitae (Thuja plicata) essential oil (AEO) is becoming increasingly popular in skincare, although its biological activity in human skin cells has not been investigated. Therefore, we sought to study AEO’s effect on 17 important protein biomarkers that are closely related to inflammation and tissue remodeling by using… Read more »