Frankincense, pine needle and geranium essential oils suppress tumor progression through the regulation of the AMPK/mTOR pathway in breast cancer

Ren P, Ren X, Cheng L, Xu L Oncology reports, 2017 ABSTRACT: BC (BC), as the most common malignancy in women worldwide, is associated with high morbidity and mortality. However, chemoresistance and toxicity are the main causes that limit the success of treatment in aggressive BC cases. Thus, there is a vital need to identify and… Read more »

Additivity vs Synergism: Investigation of the Additive Interaction of Cinnamon Bark Oil and Meropenem in Combinatory Therapy.

Yang SK, Yusoff K, Mai CW, Lim WM, Yap WS, Lim SE, Lai KS Molecules, 2017 ABSTRACT: Combinatory therapies have been commonly applied in the clinical setting to tackle multi-drug resistant bacterial infections and these have frequently proven to be effective. Specifically, combinatory therapies resulting in synergistic interactions between antibiotics and adjuvant have been the… Read more »

Using Complementary and Alternative Medicine to Treat Pain and Agitation in Dementia: A Review of Randomized Controlled Trials from Long-Term Care with Potential Use in Critical Care.

Anderson AR, Deng J, Anthony RS, Atalla SA, Monroe TB Critical care nursing clinics of North America, 2017 ABSTRACT: The risk of pain in adults with dementia worsens with advancing age. Painful comorbidities may be underassessed and inadequately treated. Receiving treatment in critical care settings may indicate greater occurrences of pain and complications. Pain may… Read more »

Essential oils showing in vitro anti MRSA and synergistic activity with penicillin group of antibiotics

Uzair B, Niaz N, Bano A, Khan BA, Zafar N, Iqbal M, Tahira R, Fasim F Pakistan Journal of Phamracological Science, 2017 ABSTRACT: This study was planned in order to investigate effective essential oils to inhibit in-vitro growth of Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). In this study using disc diffusion method anti MRSA activity of ten diverse essential… Read more »

Acaricidal Activity and Synergistic Effect of Thyme Oil Constituents against Carmine Spider Mite (Tetranychus Cinnabarinus (Boisduval))

Wu L, Huo X, Zhou X, Zhao D, He W, Liu S, Liu H, Feng T, Wang C Molecules, 2017 ABSTRACT: Studies examining the use of essential oils as replacements for synthetic insecticides require an understanding of the contribution of each constituent present, interactions among these components, and how they relate to overall toxicity. In the present… Read more »

Chemical composition and anti-Acanthamoeba activity of Melaleuca styphelioides essential oil

Albouchi F, Sifaoui I, Reyes-Batlle M, López-Arencibia A, Piñero JE, Lorenzo-Morales J, Abderrabba M Experimental Parasitology ABSTRACT: Acanthamoeba infections cause serious humans diseases, such as amoebic keratitis and granulomatous amoebic encephalitis. Melaleuca essential oil has been reported to be effective in treating bacterial and fungal infections. However, the anti-parasitic effects of this essential oil are not well studied. In… Read more »

Antibacterial and antibiofilm activities of eugenol from essential oil of Syzygium aromaticum (L.) Merr. & L. M. Perry (clove) leaf against periodontal pathogen Porphyromonas gingivalis

Zhang Y, Wang Y, Zhu X, Cao P, Wei S, Lu Y Microbial Pathogenesis, 2017 ABSTRACT: The antibacterial effect and mechanism of eugenol from Syzygium aromaticum (L.) Merr. & L. M. Perry (clove) leaf essential oil (CLEO) against oral anaerobe Porphyromonas gingivalis were investigated. The results showed that eugenol, with content of 90.84% in CLEO, exhibited antibacterial… Read more »

Essential Oils and Antifungal Activity

Nazzaro F, Fratianni F, Coppola R, Feo V Pharmaceuticals (Basel), 2017 ABSTRACT: Since ancient times, folk medicine and agro-food science have benefitted from the use of plant derivatives, such as essential oils, to combat different diseases, as well as to preserve food. In Nature, essential oils play a fundamental role in protecting the plant from biotic and abiotic… Read more »

The impact of sesquiterpenes β-caryophyllene oxide and trans-nerolidol on xenobiotic-metabolizing enzymes in mice in vivo

Lněničková K, Svobodová H, Skálová L, Ambrož M, Novák F, Matoušková P Xenobiotica, 2017 ABSTRACT: 1. Sesquiterpenes, constituents of plant essential oil, are popular bioactive compounds due to the positive effect on human health, but their potential toxicity and possible herb-drug interactions are often omitted. In our in vivo study, we followed up the effect of… Read more »

Genotoxicity of carbon tetrachloride and the protective role of essential oil of Salvia officinalis L. in mice using chromosomal aberration, micronuclei formation, and comet assay

Diab KA, Fahmy MA, Hassan ZM, Hassan EM, Salama AB, Omara EA Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 2017 ABSTRACT: The present work was conducted to evaluate the genotoxic effect of carbon tetrachloride (CCl4) in mouse bone marrow and male germ cells. The safety and the modulating activity of sage (Salvia officinalis L.) essential oil (SEO) against the… Read more »