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 Menthol for Treatment of Chemotherapy-induced Peripheral Neuropathy

Cortellini A, Verna L, Cannita K, Napoleoni L, Parisi A, Ficorella C, Porzio G Indian Journal of Palliative Care, 2017 ABSTRACT: Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy is a frequent treatment-limiting factor that significantly impairs patients’ everyday life, also because of a lack of valid palliative options. Here, we report a case of a male patient with a history of metastatic… Read more »

Carvacrol promotes angiogenic paracrine potential and endothelial differentiation of human mesenchymal stem cells at low concentrations

Matluobi D, Araghi A, Maragheh BFA, Rezabakhsh A, Soltani S, Khaksar M, Siavashi V, Feyzi A, Bagheri HS, Rahbarghazi R, Montazersaheb S Microvascular Research, 2017 OBJECTIVES: Phenolic monoterpene compound, named Carvacrol, has been found to exert different biological outcomes. It has been accepted that the angiogenic activity of human mesenchymal stem cells was crucial in the… Read more »

Assessment of Antioxidant and Antibacterial Properties on Meat Homogenates of Essential Oils Obtained from Four Thymus Species Achieved from Organic Growth

Ballester-Costa C, Sendra E, Fernández-López J, Pérez-Álvarez JA, Viuda-Martos M Foods, 2017 ABSTRACT: In the organic food industry, no chemical additives can be used to prevent microbial spoilage. As a consequence, the essential oils (EOs) obtained from organic aromatic herbs and spices are gaining interest for their potential as preservatives. The organic Thymus zygis, Thymus mastichina, Thymus capitatus and Thymus… Read more »

Oil distillation wastewaters from aromatic herbs as new natural source of antioxidant compounds

Celano R, Piccinelli AL, Pagano I, Roscigno G, Campone L, De Falco E, Russo M, Rastrelli L Food Research International, 2017 ABSTRACT: Distillation wastewaters (DWWs) are generated during the essential oil steam distillation from aromatic herbs. Despite of growing interest on novel source of natural antioxidant compounds as food additives, studies on DWWs are scarse. Herein, the… Read more »

Essential oil obtained from micropropagated lavender, its effect on HSF cells and application in cosmetic emulsion as a natural protective substance

Andrys D, Adaszyńska-Skwirzyńska M, Kulpa D Natural Product Research, 2017 ABSTRACT: The aim of the study was to determine the influence of the essential oils isolated from the field – grown and micropropagated in vitro narrow – leaved lavender of the ‘Munstead’ cultivar, on human skin cells, and their capability to synthesise procollagen. The amount… Read more »

Chemical composition, antioxidant and antibacterial activities of essential oils from leaves and flowers of Eugenia klotzschiana Berg (Myrtaceae)

Carneiro NS, Alves CCF, Alves JM, Egea MB, Martins CHG, Silva TS, Bretanha LC, Balleste MP, Micke GA, Silveira EV, Miranda MLD Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências, 2017 ABSTRACT: Many essential oils (EOs) of different plant species possess interesting antimicrobial effects on buccal bacteria and antioxidant properties. Eugenia klotzschiana Berg (pêra-do-cerrado, in Portuguese) is a species of Myrtaceae with restricted distribution in the Cerrado…. Read more »

Cumin scented leaf essential oil of Cinnamomum chemungianum: compositions and their in vitro antioxidant, α-amylase, α-glucosidase and lipase inhibitory activities

Sriramavaratharajan V, Murugan R Natural Product Research, 2017 ABSTRACT: As part of our work on prospecting of Cinnamomum of the Western Ghats, chemical compositions, antioxidant, α-amylase, α-glucosidase and lipase inhibitory activities of leaf essential oil (EO) of Cinnamomum chemungianum were evaluated. Chemical characterisation of the cumin scented leaf EO from five locations in the southern Western Ghats revealed… Read more »

An in vitro ethnopharmacological study on Prangos ferulacea: a wound healing agent

Yousefi K, Hamedeyazdan S, Hodaei D, Lotfipour F, Baradaran B, Orangi M, Fathiazad F BioImpacts, 2017 ABSTRACT: Introduction: Traditionally Prangos ferulacea root is being used as an effective wound healing agent especially for pus-filled wounds both in human and stocks in the western north of Iran. Regarding the subject we decided to study P. ferulacea roots essential oil (PFE) for its antimicrobial and wound healing activities…. Read more »

Antimicrobial activity of copaiba oil: A review and a call for further research

Tobouti PL, de Andrade Martins TC, Pereira TJ, Mussi MCM Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, 2017 ABSTRACT: Copaiba oil has been used for more than 390 years, however, considering the time of empirical use, there are a scarce number of publications on its activities. This essential oil is a phytomedicine proven to be efficient against some microorganisms. However, different from other… Read more »

A comparative study of antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects of mouthrinse containing tea tree oil

Salvatori C, Barchi L, Guzzo F, Gargari M ORAL & Implantology, 2017 ABSTRACT: The study evaluated the antibacterial and anti-inflammatory efficacy, domiciliary oral hygiene, of a mouthrinse containing Tea Tree Oil (TTO) comparing it with two mouthrinses containing chlorhexidine 0,12% respectively and essential oils, and a placebo. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A pilot study, randomized 4 × 4, controlled, cross-over,… Read more »