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.

Biological activities of frankincense essential oil in human dermal fibroblasts

Han X, Rodriguez D, Parker TL Biochimie Open, 2017 ABSTRACT: Although frankincense essential oil (FREO) has become increasingly popular in skin care, research on its biological activities in human skin cells is scarce, if not completely absent. In the current study, we explored the biological activities of FREO in pre-inflamed human dermal fibroblasts by analyzing… Read more »

Rosemary Essential Oil-Loaded Lipid Nanoparticles: In Vivo Topical Activity from Gel Vehicles

Montenegro L, Pasquinucci L, Zappalà A, Chiechio S, Turnaturi R, Parenti C Pharmaceutics, 2017 ABSTRACT: Although rosemary essential oil (EO) shows many biological activities, its topical benefits have not been clearly demonstrated. In this work, we assessed the effects on skin hydration and elasticity of rosemary EO after topical application via gel vehicles in human volunteers. To… Read more »

Evaluation of antioxidant potential of essential oils of some commonly used Indian spices in in vitro models and in food supplements enriched with omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids.

Bag A, Chattopadhyay RR Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 2017 ABSTRACT: The aim of this study was to evaluate and compare the antioxidant potential of essential oils of some commonly used Indian spices (black pepper, cinnamon, clove, coriander and cumin) in various in vitro models and in food supplements enriched with omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids. In… Read more »

Fragrance allergens linalool and limonene allylic hydroperoxides in skin allergy: mechanisms of action focusing on transcription factor Nrf2

Raffalli C, Clouet E, Kuresepi S, Damiens MH, Lepoittevin JP, Pallardy M, Ferret PJ, Giménez-Arnau E, Kerdine-Römer S Toxicology Science, 2017 ABSTRACT: Allergic contact dermatitis (ACD) is regarded as the most frequent expression of immunotoxicity in humans. Many odorant terpenes commonly used in fragrance compositions are considered as weak skin sensitizers, whereas some of their… Read more »

Effects of Frankincense and Myrrh essential oil on transdermal absorption in vitro of Chuanxiong and penetration mechanism of skin blood flow (Only Available in Chinese)

Zhu XF, Luo J, Guan YM, Yu YT, Jin C, Zhu WF, Liu HN Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi, 2017 ABSTRACT: The aim of this paper was to explore the effects of Frankincense and Myrrh essential oil on transdermal absorption in vitro of Chuanxiong, and to investigate the possible penetration mechanism of their essential oil from the perspective of skin… Read more »

Chemical Composition, Cytotoxic, Apoptotic and Antioxidant Activities of Main Commercial Essential Oils in Palestine: A Comparative Study

A Al-Tamimi M, Rastall B, M Abu-Reidah I Medicines (Basel), 2016 ABSTRACT: Background: Essential oils (EOs) are complex mixtures of several components gifted with a wide array of biological activities. The present research was designed to evaluate whether commercial essential oils could be effective by examining their in vitro antioxidant, cytotoxic, and apoptotic properties of nine commercially available EOs… Read more »

Essential Oils’ Chemical Characterization and Investigation of Some Biological Activities: A Critical Review

Dhifi W, Bellili S, Jazi S, Bahloul N, Mnif W Medicines (Basel), 2017 ABSTRACT: This review covers literature data summarizing, on one hand, the chemistry of essential oils and, on the other hand, their most important activities. Essential oils, which are complex mixtures of volatile compounds particularly abundant in aromatic plants, are mainly composed of terpenes biogenerated… Read more »

The effects of aroma massage and foot bath on psychophysiological response in stroke patients

Lee JH, Seo EK, Shim JS, Chung SP Journal of Physical Therapy Science, 2017 ABSTRACT: This research aimed to examine the effects of back massage and foot bath with blended essential oil on psychophysiological response in stroke patients. [Subjects and Methods] The subjects were 14 adult stroke patients randomly divided into the experimental group (7 patients) and… Read more »

In Vitro Efficacy of Essential Oil Mouthrinse versus Dentifrices

Serbiak B, Fourre T, Geonnotti AR, Gambogi RJ Journal of Dentistry, 2017 OBJECTIVES: To compare the antimicrobial efficacy and kill penetration of essential oils (EO) mouthrinse versus stannous fluoride, and triclosan dentifrice slurries on saliva-derived biofilms using confocal laser scanning microscopy (CLSM). METHODS: Saliva-derived biofilms were grown for 48hours on hydroxyapatite discs using pooled, homogenized… Read more »

A Review on Influencing Factors on the Minimum Inhibitory Concentration of Essential Oils

Van de Vel E, Sampers I, Raes K Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, 2017 ABSTRACT: With growing interest in essential oils as natural preservatives in the food industry, the literature is expanding enormously. To understand the antimicrobial activity of essential oils, the antimicrobial mechanism of individual essential oil (EO) compounds, and their minimum inhibitory concentrations… Read more »