Reproductive System

This system includes the sex organs and secondary sex characters. Disorders include endometriosis, STDs, erectile dysfunction, menstrual cramps, heavy periods, menopause, infertility, and sexual arousal disorders.

Anethole Inhibits The Proliferation Of Human Prostate Cancer Cells Via Induction Of Cell Cycle Arrest And Apoptosis

Elkady AI Anti-Cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry, 2017 ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Prostate cancer-associated mortality is increasing at an alarming rate, which highlights the inevitability for unearthing novel agent for the management of this disease. Anethole, a major constituent of Foeniculum vulgare (fennel) essential oil, is widely used in folk medicine; it possesses anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-proliferative and tumoricidal potentialities…. Read more »

The Effect of Thymoquinone on Apoptosis of SK-OV-3 Ovarian Cancer Cell by Regulation of Bcl-2 and Bax

Liu X, Dong J, Cai W, Pan Y, Li R, Li B International Journal of Gynecological Cancer, 2017 ABSTRACT: OBJECTIVE: We aim to determine how cisplatin, thymoquinone (TQ), and combination regimen can affect apoptosis of cultured SK-OV-3 cells. We also want to explore the mechanism of these influences on the cells’ apoptosis by Bcl-2 and Bax gene. METHOD/MATERIALS: Cell Counting Kit-8 assay… Read more »

Aromatherapy and Essential Oils (PDQ®): Health Professional Version

PDQ Integrative, Alternative, and Complementary Therapies Editorial Board PDQ Cancer Information Summaries, 2017 EXCERPT: This PDQ cancer information summary for health professionals provides comprehensive, peer-reviewed, evidence-based information about the use of aromatherapy and essential oils in the treatment of people with cancer. It is intended as a resource to inform and assist clinicians who care for cancer… Read more »

The Effects of Selected Sesquiterpenes from Myrica rubra Essential Oil on the Efficacy of Doxorubicin in Sensitive and Resistant Cancer Cell Lines

Ambrož M, Matoušková P, Skarka A, Zajdlová M, Žáková K, Skálová L Molecules, 2017 ABSTRACT: β-caryophyllene oxide (CAO), α-humulene (HUM), trans-nerolidol (NER) and valencene (VAL) are constituents of the essential oil of Myrica rubra (MEO), which has significant antiproliferative effect in various cancer cell lines. In the present study, we compared the antiproliferative effect of… Read more »

The essential oil from the twigs of Cinnamomum cassia Presl inhibits oxytocin-induced uterine contraction in vitro and in vivo

Sun L, Liu LN, Li JC, Lv YZ, Zong SB, Zhou J, Wang ZZ, Kou JP, Xiao W Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 2017 ABSTRACT: ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: The twigs and bark of Cinnamomum cassia Presl (Lauraceae) are widely used in traditional Chinese medicine in the treatment of tumor, abdominal pain, dysmenorrhea, digestive system disease and inflammatory diseases…. Read more »

In-vitro effects of Thymus munbyanus essential oil and thymol on human sperm motility and function

Chikhoune A, Stouvenel L, Iguer-Ouada M, Hazzit M, Schmitt A, Lorès P, Wolf JP, Aissat K, Auger J, Vaiman D, Touré A Reproductive biomedicine online, 2015 ABSTRACT: Traditional medicine has been used worldwide for centuries to cure or prevent disease and for male or female contraception. Only a few studies have directly investigated the effects… Read more »