Toxicity of Melaleuca alternifolia essential oil to the mitochondrion and NAD/NADH dehydrogenase in Tribolium confusum

Liao M, Yang QQ, Xiao JJ, Huang Y, Zhou LJ, Hua RM, Cao HQ PeerJ, 2018 ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: In our previous study, Melaleuca alternifolia essential oil (EO) was considered to have an insecticidal effect by acting on the mitochondrial respiratory chain in insects. However, the mode of action is not fully understood. METHODS: In this… Read more »

Coriander essential oil and linalool – interactions with antibiotics against Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria

Aelenei P, Rimbu CM, Guguianu E, Dimitriu G, Aprotosoaie AC, Brebu M, Horhogea CE, Miron A Letters in Applied Microbiology, 2019 ABSTRACT: The aim of this study was to evaluate the antibacterial activity of coriander essential oil and its major constituent, linalool, in combination with antibiotics against Gram-positive (methicillin-susceptible and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, S. epidermidis) and Gram-negative bacteria… Read more »

Induction of apoptosis by essential oil from P. missionis in skin epidermoid cancer cells

Pavithra PS, Mehta A, Verma RS Phytomedicine, 2018 ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: The genus Pamburus (Rutaceae) comprises the only species, Pamburus missionis (Wight) Swingle. Pamburus missionis is traditionally used in the treatment of swellings, chronic rheumatism, paralysis and puerperal diseases. PURPOSE: The present study investigates the cancer chemotherapeutic potential of essential oil (EO) from P. missionis. METHODS:… Read more »

Efficacy of linalool to ameliorate uremia induced vascular calcification in wistar rats

Kaur T, Kaul S, Bhardwaj A Phytomedicine, 2018 ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Uremia is the condition generally associated with the last stage of chronic kidney disease (CKD) due to highly reduced glomerular filtration rate. Mortality of the patients diagnosed with Uremia generally occurs due to cardiovascular involvement. This occurs due to the transdifferentiation of vascular smooth muscle… Read more »

Aloysia citriodora Palau (lemon verbena) for insomnia patients: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial of efficacy and safety

Afrasiabian F, Mirabzadeh Ardakani M, Rahmani K, Azadi NA, Alemohammad ZB, Bidaki R, Karimi M, Emtiazy M, Hashempur MH Phytotherapy Research, 2018 ABSTRACT: Aloysia citriodora (A. citriodora) has a long history of traditional use for sedation and treatment of insomnia in different societies. This study was carried out to assess the efficacy of A. citriodora… Read more »

Effectiveness of Silexan oral lavender essential oil compared to inhaled lavender essential oil aromatherapy for sleep in adults: a systematic review

Greenberg MJ, Slyer JT JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 2018 ABSTRACT: OBJECTIVE: The objective of the review was to identify the effectiveness of Silexan oral lavender essential oil compared to inhaled lavender essential oil aromatherapy for sleep latency, sleep duration, sleep quality, disturbed sleep and anxiety in adult patients. INTRODUCTION: Insomnia is… Read more »

Aromatherapy for Managing Pain in Primary Dysmenorrhea: A Systematic Review of Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trials

Lee MS, Lee HW, Khalil M, Lim HS, Lim HJ Journal of Clinical Medicine, 2018 ABSTRACT: Aromatherapy, the therapeutic use of essential oils, is often used to reduce pain in primary dysmenorrhea. Eleven databases, including four English (PubMed, AMED, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Library) and seven Korean medical databases, were searched from inception through August… Read more »

In Vitro Effect of Cinnamomum zeylanicum Blume Essential Oil on Candida spp. Involved in Oral Infections

Rangel ML, De aquino SG, De lima JM, Castellano LR, De castro RD Evidence Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2018 ABSTRACT: The present study demonstrates the antifungal potential of chemically characterized essential oil (EO) of Cinnamomum zeylanicum Blume on Candida spp. biofilm and establishes its mode of action, effect on fungal growth kinetics, and cytotoxicity… Read more »

Anti-depressive-like effect of 2-phenylethanol inhalation in mice

Ueno H, Shimada A, Suemitsu S, Murakami S, Kitamura N, Wani K, Matsumoto Y, Okamoto M, Ishihara T Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, 2018 ABSTRACT: Rose oil has traditionally been used to treat psychiatric disorders, but the scientific basis of this treatment remains poorly understood. The main odor component of rose oil is 2-phenylethanol (2-PE), but the… Read more »