• Backbone: Monoterpene
  • Functional Group: None

Susceptibility of herpes simplex virus type 1 to monoterpenes thymol, carvacrol, p-cymene and essential oils of Sinapis arvensis L., Lallemantia royleana Benth. and Pulicaria vulgaris Gaertn

Sharifi-Rad J, Salehi B, Schnitzler P, Ayatollahi SA, Kobarfard F, Fathi M, Eisazadeh M, Sharifi-Rad M Cellular and Molecular Biology, 2017 ABSTRACT: In recent years, with increased the prevalence of viral infections and having no specific for  their treatment  and also the continuous appearance of resistant viral strains, the finding of novel antiviral agents is… Read more »

Update on Monoterpenes as Antimicrobial Agents: A Particular Focus on p-Cymene

Marchese A, Arciola CR, Barbieri R, Silva AS, Nabavi SF, Tsetegho Sokeng AJ, Izadi M, Jafari NJ, Suntar I, Daglia M, Nabavi SM Materials, 2017 ABSTRACT: p-Cymene [1-methyl-4-(1-methylethyl)-benzene] is a monoterpene found in over 100 plant species used for medicine and food purposes. It shows a range of biological activity including antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antinociceptive, anxiolytic, anticancer… Read more »

Microencapsulation of essential thyme oil by spray drying and its antimicrobial evaluation against Vibrio alginolyticus and Vibrio parahaemolyticus

Tomazelli O Júnior, Kuhn F, Padilha PJM, Vicente LRM, Costa SW, Boligon AA, Scapinello J, Nesi CN, Dal Magro J, Castellví SL Brazilian Journal of Biology, 2017 ABSTRACT: The aims of this research were first, to evaluate the antibacterial potential of commercial thyme essential oil against V. alginolyticus and V. parahaemolyticys and second, using 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 »

Synergistic effects of some essential oils against fungal spoilage on pear fruit

Nikkhah M, Hashemi M, Habibi Najafi MB, Farhoosh R International Journal of Food Microbiology, 2017 ABSTRACT: The development of natural protective agents as alternatives to chemical fungicides is currently in the spotlight. In the present investigation, chemical composition and antifungal activities of thyme, cinnamon, rosemary and marjoram essential oils (EO), as well as synergism of their possible double… Read more »

Essential Oils of Oregano: Biological Activity beyond Their Antimicrobial Properties

Leyva-López N, Gutiérrez-Grijalva EP, Vazquez-Olivo G, Heredia JB Molecules, 2017 ABSTRACT: Essential oils of oregano are widely recognized for their antimicrobial activity, as well as their antiviral and antifungal properties. Nevertheless, recent investigations have demonstrated that these compounds are also potent antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antidiabetic and cancer suppressor agents. These properties of oregano essential oils are of potential interest to the food,… Read more »