Anxiolytic Effect of Citrus aurantium L. in Crack Users.

Chaves Neto G, Braga JEF, Alves MF, de Morais Pordeus LC, Dos Santos SG, Scotti MT, Almeida RN, Diniz MFFM Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2017 ABSTRACT: The objective of this study was to investigate the anxiolytic effects of the essential oil (EO) of Citrus aurantium L. in patients experiencing crack withdrawal. This was developed with internal users in… Read more »

Does the Fragrance of Essential Oils Alleviate the Fatigue Induced by Exercise? A Biochemical Indicator Test in Rats

Li Z, Wu F, Shao H, Zhang Y, Fan A, Li F Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2017 OBJECTIVE: To study the effect of the essential oils of Citrus sinensis L., Mentha piperita L., Syzygium aromaticum L., and Rosmarinus officinalis L. on physical exhaustion in rats. METHODS: Forty-eight male Wistar rats were randomly divided into a control group, a fatigue group, an essential oil mixture… Read more »

Analgesic-Like Activity of Essential Oil Constituents: An Update

de Cássia da Silveira E, Sá R, Lima TC, da Nóbrega FR, de Brito AEM, de Sousa DP International Journal of Molecular Science, 2017 ABSTRACT: The constituents of essential oils are widely found in foods and aromatic plants giving characteristic odor and flavor. However, pharmacological studies evidence its therapeutic potential for the treatment of several… Read more »

Toxicities of Selected Essential Oils, Silicone Oils, and Paraffin Oil against the Common Bed Bug (Hemiptera: Cimicidae)

Zha C, Wang C, Li A Journal of Economic Entomology ABSTRACT: The common bed bug [Cimex lectularius L. (Hemiptera: Cimicidae)] and tropical bed bug [Cimex hemipterus F. (Hemiptera: Cimicidae)] resurged in the United States and many other countries over the past decades. The need for safe and effective bed bug control products propelled the development… Read more »

Changes in salivary oxytocin after inhalation of clary sage essential oil scent in term-pregnant women: a feasibility pilot study

Tadokoro Y, Horiuchi S, Takahata K, Shuo T, Sawano E, Shinohara K BMC Research Notes, 2017 OBJECTIVES: This pilot study using a quasi-experimental design was conducted to evaluate the feasibility (i.e., limited efficacy, practicality, and acceptability) of our intervention protocol involving inhalation of the scent of clary sage essential oil by pregnant women and measurement of their… Read more »

Thymbra capitata (L.) Cav. and Rosmarinus officinalis (L.) Essential Oils: In Vitro Effects and Toxicity on Swine Spermatozoa

Elmi A, Ventrella D, Barone F, Filippini G, Benvenuti S, Pisi A, Scozzoli M, Bacci ML Molecules, 2017 ABSTRACT: Essential oils possess a variety of biological properties (i.e., antioxidant, antibacterial, and cytotoxic) that could possibly be applied in reproductive medicine, but their effects on spermatozoa are still partially unknown. The aim of the study was to… Read more »

Anti-Candida Activity of Bursera morelensis Ramirez Essential Oil and Two Compounds, α-Pinene and γ-Terpinene-An In Vitro Study.

Rivera-Yañez CR, Terrazas LI, Jimenez-Estrada M, Campos JE, Flores-Ortiz CM, Hernandez LB, Cruz-Sanchez T, Garrido-Fariña GI, Rodriguez-Monroy MA, Canales-Martinez MM Molecules, 2017 ABSTRACT: The candidiasis caused by C. albicans is a public health problem. The abuse of antifungals has contributed to the development of resistance. B. morelensis has demonstrated antibacterial and antifungal activities. In this work the activity of… Read more »

Effect of Inhalation Aromatherapy on Procedural Pain and Anxiety After Needle Insertion Into an Implantable Central Venous Port Catheter: A Quasi-Randomized Controlled Pilot Study

Yayla EM, Ozdemir L Cancer Nursing, 2017 BACKGROUND: Needle insertion into an implantable central venous port catheter may lead to procedural pain and anxiety in cancer patients. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the effects of inhalation aromatherapy on procedural pain and anxiety after needle insertion into an implantable central venous port… Read more »

Antimicrobial activity of six essential oils against Burkholderia cepacia complex: insights into mechanism(s) of action.

Perrin E, Maggini V, Maida I, Gallo E, Lombardo K, Madarena MP, Buroni S, Scoffone VC, Firenzuoli F, Mengoni A, Fani R Future Microbiology, 2018 AIM: To investigate the activity and mechanisms of action of six essential oils (EOs) against Burkholderia cepacia complex, opportunistic human pathogens highly resistant to antibiotics. MATERIALS & METHODS: Minimal inhibitory concentration of… Read more »

Monoterpenes induce the heat shock response in Arabidopsis

Hara M, Yamauchi N, Sumita Y Zeitschrift für Naturforschung. C, Journal of Biosciences ABSTRACT: Monoterpenes are common constituents of essential oils produced by plants. Although it has been reported that monoterpenes enhanced the heat tolerance of plants, the mechanism has not been elucidated. Here, we tested whether 13 monoterpenes promoted the heat shock response (HSR) in Arabidopsis…. Read more »