Ethnopharmacological Properties and Medicinal Uses of Litsea cubeba

Kamle M, Mahato DK, Lee KE, Bajpai VK, Gajurel PR, Gu KS, Kumar P Plants (Basel), 2019 ABSTRACT: The genus Litsea is predominant in tropical and subtropical regions of India, China, Taiwan, and Japan. The plant possesses medicinal properties and has been traditionally used for curing various gastro-intestinal ailments (e.g., diarrhea, stomachache, indigestion, and gastroenteritis)… Read more »

Effect of Aromatherapy on Equine Heart Rate Variability

Baldwin AL, Chea I Journal of Equine Veterinary Science, 2019 ABSTRACT: This study explored whether aromatherapy increases the parasympathetic component (root mean square of successive differences [RMSSD]) of heart rate variability (HRV) in horses. Horses are highly sensitive, easily stressed, have an acute sense of smell, and have been shown to benefit from aromatherapy. The… Read more »

Antibacterial Activity of Terpenes and Terpenoids Present in Essential Oils

Guimarães AC, Meireles LM, Lemos MF, Guimarães MCC, Endringer DC, Fronza M, Scherer R Molecules, 2019 ABSTRACT: Background: The antimicrobial activity of essential oils has been reported in hundreds of studies, however, the great majority of these studies attribute the activity to the most prevalent compounds without analyzing them independently. Therefore, the aim was to… Read more »

Neuropharmacology of the Neuropsychiatric Symptoms of Dementia and Role of Pain: Essential Oil of Bergamot as a Novel Therapeutic Approach

Scuteri D, Rombolà L, Morrone LA, Bagetta G, Sakurada S, Sakurada T, Tonin P, Corasaniti MT International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 2019 ABSTRACT: Aging of the population makes of dementia a challenge for health systems worldwide. The cognitive disturbance is a serious but not the only issue in dementia; behavioral and psychological syndromes known as… Read more »

Perspectives on the use of aromatherapy from clinicians attending an integrative medicine continuing education event

Pearson ACS, Cutshall SM, Hooten WM, Rodgers NJ, Bauer BA, Bhagra A BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2019 ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: The use of essential oils is growing in the United States, but clinician attitudes, experience, and beliefs regarding their use have not previously been studied. METHODS: One hundred five of 106 clinician attendees (99.1%) of… Read more »

Organic Certification is Not Enough: The Case of the Methoxydecane Frankincense

Johnson S, Decarlo A, Satyal P, Dosoky NS, Sorensen A, Setzer WN Plants (Basel), 2019 ABSTRACT: Frankincense, the oleo-gum-resin of Boswellia trees, has been an important religious and medicinal element for thousands of years, and today is used extensively for essential oils. One of the most popular frankincense species is Boswellia sacra Flueck. (syn. Boswellia… Read more »

Neuroprotective Effect of Zataria Multiflora Essential Oil on Rats With Alzheimer Disease: A Mechanistic Study

Eskandari-roozbahani N, Shomali T, Taherianfard M Basic and Clinical Neuroscience, 2019 ABSTRACT: INTRODUCTION: Finding herbs with promising effects to prevent or postpone Alzheimer Disease (AD) is highly demanded. The present study aimed at clarifying plausible effects and related mechanism(s) of Zataria Multiflora Essential Oil (ZMEO) against memory impairment in a rat model of the AD…. Read more »

Essential oils and its bioactive compounds modulating cytokines: A systematic review on anti-asthmatic and immunomodulatory properties

Gandhi GR, Vasconcelos ABS, Haran GH, Calisto VKDS, Jothi G, Quintans JSS, Cuevas LE, Narain N, Júnior LJQ, Cipolotti R, Gurgel RQ Phytomedicine, 2019 ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Asthma, the main inflammatory chronic condition affecting the respiratory system, is characterized by hyperresponsiveness and reversible airway obstruction, recruitment of inflammatory cells and excessive production of mucus. Cytokines as… Read more »

Essential Oils to Reduce Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting

Fearrington MA, Qualls BW, Carey MG Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing, 2019 ABSTRACT: PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine if using essential oil products for adult patients reduced the need for antiemetics for postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV). DESIGN: A prospective and retrospective cross-sectional design using a convenience sample. METHODS: Double blinded to… Read more »

Preparation of Peppermint Oil-Based Nanodevices Loaded with Paclitaxel: Cytotoxic and Apoptosis Studies in HeLa Cells

Flores-villaseñor SE, Peralta-rodríguez RD, Padilla-vaca F, Meléndez-ortiz HI, Ramirez-contreras JC, Franco B AAPS PharmSciTech, 2019 ABSTRACT: In this work, several normal, oil-in-water (o/w) microemulsions (MEs) were prepared using peppermint essential oil, jojoba oil, trans-anethole, and vitamin E as oil phases to test their capacity to load paclitaxel (PTX). Initially, pseudo-ternary partial phase diagrams were constructed… Read more »