• Backbone: Monoterpene
  • Functional Group: Phenol

Effects of clove essential oil and eugenol on quality and browning control of fresh-cut lettuce

Chen X, Ren L, Li M, Qian J, Fan J, Du B Food Chemistry, 2017 ABSTRACT: This study confirmed the inhibitory effects of clove essential oil (CEO) and eugenol (EUG) on the browning and relevant enzymes of fresh-cut lettuce, and examined associated mechanisms by inhibition kinetics and computational docking analysis. Fresh-cut lettuce was treated with… Read more »

Effects of topical and systemic administration of Eugenia caryophyllata buds essential oil on corneal anesthesia and analgesia

Khalilzadeh E, Hazrati R, Saiah GV Research in pharmaceutical sciences, 2016 ABSTRACT: Clinical studies suggest that essential oil of Eugenia caryophyllata (Clove) buds (EOEC) is efficacious in the treatment of dental pain. In the present study, we investigated the analgesic and local anesthetic effects of EOEC and its possible mechanisms of action in acute corneal… Read more »

Ocimum basilicum: Antibacterial activity and association study with antibiotics against bacteria of clinical importance

Araújo SV, Pereira SJ, de Luna FPH, Fernanda RFA, Douglas MCH, Beuttenmuller NAL, Oliveira LE Pharmaceutical biology, 2016 ABSTRACT: Ocimum basilicum: Antibacterial activity and association study with antibiotics against bacteria of clinical importance. – PubMed – NCBI CONTEXT: Ocimum basilicum L. (Lamiaceae), popularly known as basil, is part of a group of medicinal plants widely… Read more »

Eugenol, α-pinene and β-caryophyllene from Plectranthus barbatus essential oil as eco-friendly larvicides against malaria, dengue and Japanese encephalitis mosquito vectors

Govindarajan M, Rajeswary M, Hoti SL, Bhattacharyya A, Benelli G Parasitology research, 2016 ABSTRACT: Mosquito-borne diseases represent a deadly threat for millions of people worldwide. Eco-friendly mosquitocides are a priority. In Ayurvedic medicine, Plectranthus species have been used to treat heart disease, convulsions, spasmodic pain and painful urination. In this research, we evaluated the acute… Read more »

Effects of monoterpenes on ion channels of excitable cells

Oz M, Lozon Y, Sultan A, Yang KH, Galadari S Pharmacology & therapeutics, 2015 ABSTRACT: Monoterpenes are a structurally diverse group of phytochemicals and a major constituent of plant-derived ‘essential oils’. Monoterpenes such as menthol, carvacrol, and eugenol have been utilized for therapeutical purposes and food additives for centuries and have been reported to have… Read more »