Chemical composition and antimicrobial activities of essential oil from Wedelia urticifolia growing wild in Hunan Province, China

Hu J, Jia M, Zhu L Natural Product Research, 2018 ABSTRACT: The essential oil obtained from Wedelia urticifolia growing in Hunan Province, China, was analyzed for the first time by capillary GC and GC-MS. A total of 67 constituents, representing 98.68% in essential oil were identified. The major constituents of the oil were: α-pinene (8.85%),… Read more »

Antioxidative and Cholesterol-Lowering Effects of Lemon Essential Oil in Hypercholesterolemia-Induced Rabbits

Lee H, Woo M, Kim M, Noh JS, Song YO Preventive Nutrition and Food Science, 2018 ABSTRACT: The cholesterol-lowering and anti-atherogenic effects of lemon essential oil (LEO) were investigated and compared with the effects of limonene. Owing to their volatility, both LEO and limonene were microencapsulated before preparation of the diet (20%, w/w). Hypercholesterolemia-induced rabbits… Read more »

The Wound Healing Effects of Herbal Cream Containing Oliveria Decumbens and Pelargonium Graveolens Essential Oils in Diabetic Foot Ulcer Model

Mahboubi M, Taghizadeh M, Khamechian T, Tamtaji OR, Mokhtari R, Talaei SA World Journal of Plastic Surgery, 2018 ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: The number of diabetic patients in adult population is increasing. All this population are at risk of developing diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) that are associated with unwanted ailments and high mortality. In spite of current… Read more »

In vitro and in vivo evaluations of Pelargonium roseum essential oil activity against Trichomonas gallinae

Abouhosseini Tabari M, Youssefi MR Avicenna Journal of Phytomedicine, 2018 ABSTRACT: OBJECTIVE: Pelargonium roseum Willd. (Geraniaceae) is widely grown as an ornamental plant due to its strong pleasant rose-like odor. The present study evaluates the antitrichomonal effect of P. roseum essential oil (EO) against Trichomonas gallinae both in vitro and in vivo and compares it… Read more »

Neuropharmacological effects of essential oil from the leaves of Croton conduplicatus Kunth and possible mechanisms of action involved

de Oliveira Júnior RG, Ferraz CAA, Silva JC, de Andrade Teles RB, E Silva MG, Diniz TC, Dos Santos US, de Souza AVV, Nunes CEP, Salvador MJ, Lorenzo VP, Junior LJQ, da Silva Almeida JRG Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 2018 ABSTRACT: ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Croton conduplicatus Kunth (Euphorbiaceae) is a Brazilian aromatic medicinal plant, widely known as… Read more »

In vitro antibacterial activity of plant essential oils against Staphylococcus hyicus and Staphylococcus aureus, the causative agents of exudative epidermitis in pigs

Vaillancourt K, Lebel G, Yi L, Grenier D Archives of Microbiology, 2018 ABSTRACT: Greasy pig disease or exudative epidermitis, a generalized or localized skin disease affecting piglets, is mainly caused by Staphylococcus hyicus, although other staphylococcal species such as Staphylococcus aureus may also induce disease. Piglets with skin lesions can be treated systemically with antibiotics…. Read more »

Gene co-expression networks in liver and muscle transcriptome reveal sex-specific gene expression in lambs fed with a mix of essential oils

Sabino M, Carmelo VAO, Mazzoni G, Cappelli K, Capomaccio S, Ajmone-Marsan P, Verini-Supplizi A, Trabalza-Marinucci M, Kadarmideen HN BMC Genomics, 2018 ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Essential oil (EO) dietary supplementation is a new strategy to improve animal health. EO compounds have antiparasitic, antimicrobial, antiviral, antimycotic, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory proprieties. Nutrigenomics investigations represent innovative approaches in understanding the… Read more »

Plants and Surgery: The Protective Effects of Thymoquinone on Hepatic Injury-A Systematic Review of In Vivo Studies

Tekbas A, Huebner J, Settmacher U, Dahmen U International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 2018 ABSTRACT: Multimodal treatment concepts including liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), extended resection methods and neoadjuvant chemotherapy for colorectal liver metastasis significantly improve patients’ outcome. However, surgery-induced hepatic ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI) and chemotherapy-associated hepatotoxicity result in hepatocellular damage and compromised liver… Read more »

Effect of the Lippia alba (Mill.) N.E. Brown essential oil and its main constituents, citral and limonene, on the tracheal smooth muscle of rats

Carvalho PMM, Macêdo CAF, Ribeiro TF, Silva AA, Da Silva RER, de Morais LP, Kerntopf MR, Menezes IRA, Barbosa R Biotechnology Reports, 2017 ABSTRACT: The Lippia alba (Mill.) N.E. Brown (Verbenaceae) species, has effects sedative, analgesic and spasmolytic properties. This study had as its main objective to evaluate the essential oil of L. alba (EOLa)… Read more »

Amelioration of methylmercury induced neural damage by essential oil of Selinum vaginatum (Edgew) C. B. Clarke

Thiagarajan K, Gamit N, Mandal S, Ayyathan DM, Chandrasekaran R Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2018 ABSTRACT: Methylmercury (MeHg), an organometallic contaminant is a well spotted cause for a series of disorders, especially in the central nervous system. As there is no proper treatment, Selinum vaginatum (Edgew) C. B. Clarke, a traditional medicinal plant, is… Read more »