Evaluation of the possible use of genus Mentha derived essential oils in the prevention of SENLAT syndrome caused by Rickettsia slovaca

Štefanidesová K, Špitalská E, Csicsay F, Friedländerová V, Šáner A, Škultéty Ľ Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 2018 ABSTRACT: ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Essential oils and essential oil bearing medicinal and culinary plants have a long tradition of being used to combat infection, treat various conditions, and promote and restore health. Mint oils are traditionally applied to repel insects… Read more »

Chemoprevention of Colorectal Cancer by Dietary Compounds

Costea T, Hudiță A, Ciolac OA, Gălățeanu B, Ginghină O, Costache M, Ganea C, Mocanu MM International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 2018 ABSTRACT: Colorectal cancer is one of the leading causes of death, and the third most diagnosed type of cancer, worldwide. It is most common amongst men and women over 50 years old. Risk… Read more »

Effect of a Toothpaste/Mouthwash Containing Carica Papaya Leaf Extract on Interdental Gingival Bleeding: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Saliasi I, Llodra JC, Bravo M, Tramini P, Dussart C, Viennot S, Carrouel F International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2018 ABSTRACT: Clinical research on herbal-based dentifrice +/- mouth rinse products is very limited compared with the plethora of research on conventional oral care products under normal oral hygiene conditions. The aim of… Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »