• Backbone: Monoterpene
  • Functional Group: Aldehyde

Toxicities of monoterpenes against housefly, Musca domestica L. (Diptera: Muscidae)

Zhang Z, Xie Y, Wang Y, Lin Z, Wang L, Li G Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 2017 ABSTRACT: The development of natural plant extracts and essential oils will assist to decrease the negative effects of synthetic chemicals. Many plant extracts and essential oils contain monoterpenes, sesquiterpenes, and aliphatic compounds. In the present study, the fumigation activity of 42… Read more »

Citral, a monoterpenoid aldehyde interacts synergistically with norfloxacin against methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus

Gupta P, Patel DK, Gupta VK, Pal A, Tandon S, Darokar MP Phytomedicine, 2017 BACKGROUND: Staphylococcus aureus (SA), is a major human pathogen causing wide range of clinical infections, which has been further complicated by drug resistance like methicillin resistant S. aureus (MRSA), vancomycin intermediate S. aureus (VISA)/vancomycin resistant S. aureus (VRSA), etc. The present… Read more »

Efficiency of essential oils of Ocimum basilicum and Cymbopogum flexuosus in the sedation and anaesthesia of Nile tilapia juveniles

Netto JDL, Oliveira RSM, Copatti CE Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências ABSTRACT: This study aimed to verify the sedative and anaesthetic effect of the essential oils of basil (Ocimum basilicum) (EOOB) and lemongrass (Cymbopogum flexuosus) (EOCF) in Nile tilapia juveniles. The fish were transferred to aquaria containing different concentrations of each essential oil: 10, 25,… Read more »

In Vitro Antibacterial and Antibiofilm Activity of Lippia alba Essential Oil, Citral, and Carvone against Staphylococcus aureus

Porfírio EM, Melo HM, Pereira AMG, Cavalcante TTA, Gomes GA, de Carvalho MG, Costa RA, Júnior FEAC ScientificWorld Journal, 2017 ABSTRACT: In vitro antimicrobial and antibiofilm activities of the Lippia alba essential oil and its major components (citral and carvone) against Staphylococcus aureus were investigated. Essential oils (LA1EO, LA2EO, and LA3EO) were extracted from the aerial parts of three L…. Read more »

Rosa damascena Mill. Essential Oil Has Protective Effect Against Testicular Damage in Diabetic Rats

Hamedi S, Shomali T, Haghighat A Journal of Dietary Supplements, 2017 ABSTRACT: This study investigates the protective effect of Rosa damascena essential oil on diabetes-induced testicular damage in rats. Thirty-six male Wistar rats were randomly divided into 6 equal groups: Group I: negative control (no treatment); Group II: positive control (diabetic by alloxan injection); Groups III-VI that… Read more »

Inactivation of Norovirus by Lemongrass Essential Oil Using a Norovirus Surrogate System

Kim YW, You HJ, Lee S, Kim B, Kim DK, Choi JB, Kim JA, Lee HJ, Joo IS, Lee JS, Kang DH, Lee G, Ko GP, Lee SJ Journal of Food Protection, 2017 ABSTRACT: This study investigated the effect of lemongrass essential oil (LGEO) on the infectivity and viral replication of norovirus. Murine norovirus 1 (MNV-1), a surrogate of human norovirus, was preincubated with LGEO and then used to infect… Read more »

Antipyretic Effects of Citral and Possible Mechanisms of Action

Emílio-Silva MT, Mota CMD, Hiruma-Lima CA, Antunes-Rodrigues J, Cárnio EC, Branco LGS Inflammation, 2017 ABSTRACT: Citral is a mixture of the two monoterpenoid isomers (neral and geranial) widely used as a health-promoting food additive safe for human and animal (approved by the US Food and Drug Administration). In vitro studies have reported on the capability of citral to reduce inflammation. Here, we report antipyretic effects… Read more »

Bergamot (Citrus bergamia) Essential Oil Inhalation Improves Positive Feelings in the Waiting Room of a Mental Health Treatment Center: A Pilot Study

Han X, Gibson J, Eggett DL, Parker TL Phytotherapy Research, 2017 ABSTRACT: Mental health issues have been increasingly recognized as public health problems globally. Their burden is projected to increase over the next several decades. Additional therapies for mental problems are in urgent need worldwide due to the limitations and costs of existing healthcare approaches…. Read more »