Evaluation of the effect of topical chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla L.) oleogel as pain relief in migraine without aura: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover study

Zargaran A, Borhani-Haghighi A, Salehi-Marzijarani M, Faridi P, Daneshamouz S, Azadi A, Sadeghpour H, Sakhteman A, Mohagheghzadeh A Neurological Sciences, 2018 ABSTRACT: Phytotherapy is a source of finding new remedies for migraine. Traditional chamomile oil (chamomile extraction in sesame oil) is a formulation in Persian medicine (PM) for pain relief in migraine. An oleogel preparation… Read more »

H2O2-Induced Oxidative Stress, AChE inhibition and mediated brain injury attenuated by Thymus algeriensis

Fatma G, Houda B, Ahmed L Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, 2018 ABSTRACT: The aim of the present study is to evaluate the acetylcholinesterase (AChE) inhibition, the antioxidant enzyme activities and malondialdehyde (MDA) levels induced by the hydrophobic fractions of Thymus algeriensis (HFTS) growing in Tunisia. The obtained results showed that Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), an… Read more »

Black pepper (Piper nigrum) essential oil demonstrates tissue remodeling and metabolism modulating potential in human cells

Han X, Beaumont C, Rodriguez D, Bahr T Phytotherapy Research, 2018 ABSTRACT: Very few studies have investigated the biological activities of black pepper essential oil (BPEO) in human cells. Therefore, in the current study, we examined the biological activities of BPEO in cytokine-stimulated human dermal fibroblasts by analyzing the levels of 17 important protein biomarkers… Read more »

Evaluation of aromatherapy with essential oils of Rosa damascena for the management of premenstrual syndrome

Heydari N, Abootalebi M, Jamalimoghadam N, Kasraeian M, Emamghoreishi M, Akbarzaded M International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, 2018 ABSTRACT: OBJECTIVE: To investigate the efficacy of aromatherapy with essential oils of Rosa damascena for the management of premenstrual syndrome (PMS). METHODS: The present triple-blind randomized clinical trial was conducted between March 5, 2016, and February… Read more »

Pinus Roxburghii essential oil anticancer activity and chemical composition evaluation

Sajid A, Manzoor Q, Iqbal M, Tyagi AK, Sarfraz RA, Sajid A EXCLI Journal, 2018 ABSTRACT: The present study was conducted to appraise the anticancer activity of Pinus roxburghii essential oil along with chemical composition evaluation. MTT assay revealed cytotoxicity induction in colon, leukemia, multiple myeloma, pancreatic, head and neck and lung cancer cells exposed… Read more »

Thymoquinone protects rat liver after partial hepatectomy under ischemia/reperfusion through oxidative stress and endoplasmic reticulum stress prevention

Bouhlel A, Bejaoui M, Ben Mosbah I, Hadj Abdallah N, Ribault C, Viel R, Hentati H, Corlu A, Ben Abdennebi H Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Physiology, 2018 ABSTRACT: Ischemia reperfusion (I/R) is associated with liver injury and impaired regeneration during partial hepatectomy (PH). The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of… Read more »

Comparing the effects of relaxation technique and inhalation aromatherapy on fatigue in patients undergoing hemodialysis

Hassanzadeh M, Kiani F, Bouya S, Zarei M Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, 2018 ABSTRACT: This study aimed to compare the effects of relaxation techniques on fatigue in hemodialysis patients. This clinical trial study was conducted on 105 hemodialysis patients. The subjects were categorized into three groups as: relaxation, aromatherapy and control. In the relaxation… Read more »

Potential Use of Essential Oil Isolated from Cleistocalyx operculatus Leaves as a Topical Dermatological Agent for Treatment of Burn Wound

Tran GB, Le NT, Dam SM Dermatology Research and Practice, 2018 ABSTRACT: Several herbal remedies have been used as topical agents to cure burn wound, one of the most common injuries in worldwide. In this study, we investigated the potential use of Cleistocalyx operculatus essential oil to treat the burn wound. We identified a total… Read more »

Antimicrobial activity of nanoemulsion on drug-resistant bacterial pathogens

Krishnamoorthy R, Athinarayanan J, Periyasamy VS, Adisa AR, Al-Shuniaber MA, Gassem MA, Alshatwi AA Microbial Pathogenesis, 2018 ABSTRACT: The appearance of drug-resistant (DR) bacteria in the community is a crucial development, and is associated with increased morbidity, mortality, healthcare costs, and antibiotic use. Natural oil nanoemulsions (NEs) have potential for antimicrobial applications. In the present… Read more »

Chemical composition, antioxidant, anticholinesterase, antimicrobial and antibiofilm activities of essential oil and methanolic extract of Anthemis stiparum subsp. sabulicola (Pomel) Oberpr

Chemsa AE, Zellagui A, Öztürk M, Erol E, Ceylan O, Duru ME, Lahouel M Microbial Pathogenesis, 2018 ABSTRACT: Anthemis species are traditionally used to treat infectious and inflammatory processes, among others clinical disturbances. In the current study, the chemical composition, the total phenolic and flavonoid contents, the antioxidant, anticholinesterase, antimicrobial, and antibiofilm activities of Anthemis… Read more »