Authentication of Piper betle L. folium and quantification of their antifungal-activity

Wirasuta IMAG, Srinadi IGAM, Dwidasmara IBG, Ardiyanti NLPP, Trisnadewi IGAA, Paramita NLPV Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine, 2017 ABSTRACT: The TLC profiles of intra- and inter-day precision for Piper betle L. (PBL) folium methanol extract was studied for their peak marker recognition and identification. The Numerical chromatographic parameters (NCPs) of the peak markers, the hierarchical clustering analysis (HCA) and the… Read more »

Chemical composition, acute toxicity, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities of Moroccan Tetraclinis articulata L

El Jemli M, Kamal R, Marmouzi I, Doukkali Z, Bouidida EH, Touati D, Nejjari R, El Guessabi L, Cherrah Y, Alaoui K Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine, 2017 ABSTRACT: Hydro-distilled essential oil (EO) from the leaves of the western Mediterranean and Moroccan endemic plant Tetraclinis articulata was analyzed by GC/MS and examined for its acute toxicity on mice, in order to establish the safe doses. Furthermore, the… Read more »

Rhanterium epapposum Oliv. essential oil: Chemical composition and antimicrobial, insect-repellent and anticholinesterase activities

Demirci B, Yusufoglu HS, Tabanca N, Temel HE, Bernier UR, Agramonte NM, Alqasoumi SI, Al-Rehaily AJ, Başer KHC, Demirci F Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal, 2017 ABSTRACT: The essential oil (EO) of the aerial parts of Rhanterium epapposum Oliv. (Asteraceae), was obtained by hydrodistillation. The oil was subsequently analyzed by both GC-FID and GC-MS, simultaneously. Forty-five components representing 99.2% of the oil composition were identified. The most abundant compounds were… Read more »

Chemical constituents of Helichrysum italicum (Roth) G. Don essential oil and their antimicrobial activity against Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria, filamentous fungi and Candida albicans

Djihane B, Wafa N, Elkhamssa S, Pedro HJ, Maria AE, Mohamed Mihoub Z Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal, 2017 ABSTRACT: The aerial parts of Helichrysum italicum (Roth) G. Don were subjected to hydrodistillation to obtain essential oils which had been analyzed by gas chromatography and gas chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry and tested for antimicrobial activity against 12 bacteria, two yeasts and four fungi… Read more »

Evaluation the effect of 50 and 100 mg doses of Cuminum cyminum essential oil on glycemic indices, insulin resistance and serum inflammatory factors on patients with diabetes type II: A double-blind randomized placebo-controlled clinical trial

Jafari S, Sattari R, Ghavamzadeh S Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine, 2017 ABSTRACT: AIM: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of 50 and 100 mg doses of green cumin essential oil on glycemic and inflammatory indices in patients with diabetes type II. METHOD: In this randomized double-blind placebo-controlled clinical trial, subjects were divided into three… Read more »

Medicinal and biological values of Callistemon viminalis extracts: History, current situation and prospects

Salem MZM, El-Hefny M, Nasser RA, Ali HM, El-Shanhorey NA, Elansary HO Asian Pacific journal of trpical medicine, 2017 ABSTRACT: Callistemon viminalis (C. viminalis) is a plant that has been reported to have various medicinal values such as antibacterial, antifungal, antioxidant activities and other pharmaceutical and insecticidal properties. This review covers the potentials, applications and properties of… Read more »

Evaluation of the chemical composition, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities of distillate and residue fractions of sweet basil essential oil

Li H, Ge Y, Luo Z, Zhou Y, Zhang X, Zhang J, Fu Q Journal of Food Science and Technology, 2017 ABSTRACT: In this study, the chemical composition and antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities of sweet basil (Ocimum basilicum L. Lamiaceae family) were evaluated. Sweet basil is a food-related plant that is widely used in traditional Chinese medicine. Sweet basil crude oil was… Read more »

Antifungal and Ichthyotoxic Sesquiterpenoids from Santalum album Heartwood

Kim TH, Hatano T, Okamoto K, Yoshida T, Kanzaki H, Arita M, Ito H Molecules, 2017 ABSTRACT: In our continuing study on a survey of biologically active natural products from heartwood of Santalum album (Southwest Indian origin), we newly found potent fish toxic activity of an n-hexane soluble extract upon primary screening using killifish (medaka) and characterized α-santalol and β-santalol as the active components. The toxicity… Read more »

Deodorizing Substance in Black Cumin (Nigella sativa L.) Seed Oil

Nakasugi T, Murakawa T, Shibuya K, Morimoto M Journal of Oleo Science, 2017 ABSTRACT: A deodorizing substance in black cumin (Nigella sativa L.), a spice for curry and vegetable foods in Southwest Asia, was examined. The essential oil prepared from the seeds of this plant exhibited strong deodorizing activity against methyl mercaptan, which is a main factor in oral malodor…. Read more »

Development of antimicrobial nanoemulsion-based delivery systems against selected pathogenic bacteria using a thymol rich Thymus daenensis essential oil

Ghaderi L, Moghimi R, Aliahmadi A, McClements DJ, Rafati H Journal of Applied Microbiology, 2017 ABSTRACT: AIMS: Thymol rich medicinal plants have been used in traditional medicine to relieve infectious diseases. However, the application of essential oils as medicine is limited by its low water-solubility and high vapor pressure. The objective of this study was to produce stable nanoemulsions of Thymus daenensis oil in… Read more »