Antimicrobial activity of essential oils against multidrug-resistant clinical isolates of the Burkholderia cepacia complex

Vasireddy L, Bingle LEH, Davies MS PLoS ONE, 2018 ABSTRACT: Members of the Burkholderia cepacia complex (Bcc) are an important cause of opportunistic or nosocomial infections that may be hard to treat due to a high incidence of multidrug resistance. We characterised a collection of 51 clinical isolates from this complex, assigning them to 18… Read more »

Elucidation of the synergistic action of Mentha Piperita essential oil with common antimicrobials

Rosato A, Carocci A, Catalano A, Clodoveo ML, Franchini C, Corbo F, Carbonara GG, Carrieri A, Fracchiolla G PLoS ONE, 2018 ABSTRACT: Mentha piperita L. essential oil (EO) is employed for external use as antipruritic, astringent, rubefacient and antiseptic. Several studies demonstrated its significant antiviral, antifungal and antibacterial properties. The aim of this work is… Read more »

A Comparative Evaluation of the Cytotoxic and Antioxidant Activity of Mentha crispa Essential Oil, Its Major Constituent Rotundifolone, and Analogues on Human Glioblastoma

Turkez H, Tozlu OO, Lima TC, De brito AEM, De sousa DP Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity, 2018 ABSTRACT: Cancer is a major public health problem around the globe. This disorder is affected by alterations in multiple physiological processes, and oxidative stress has been etiologically implicated in its pathogenesis. Glioblastoma (GBM) is considered the most… Read more »

Investigation of the effect of aromatherapy with Citrus aurantium blossom essential oil on premenstrual syndrome in university students: A clinical trial study

Heydari N, Abootalebi M, Jamalimoghadam N, Kasraeian M, Emamghoreishi M, Akbarzadeh M Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, 2018 ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: The aim was to investigate the effect of aromatherapy using Citrus aurantium blossom essential oil on premenstrual syndrome in university students. METHODS: In this double-blind clinical trial controlled on 62 students from March 2016 to… Read more »

The anticonvulsant and anti-plasmid conjugation potential of Thymus vulgaris chemistry: An in vivo murine and in vitro study

Skalicka-Woźniak K, Walasek M, Aljarba TM, Stapleton P, Gibbons S, Xiao J, Łuszczki JJ Food and Chemical Toxicology, 2018 ABSTRACT: The high-performance counter-current chromatography was used for the efficient purification of single constituents from Thymus vulgaris essential oil. Mixtures of n-heptane, ethyl acetate, methanol, and water (5:2:5:2 and 4:1:4:1 v/v), allowed purification of eugenol, 1-octen-3-… Read more »

Antibacterial activity evaluation of selected essential oils in liquid and vapor phase on respiratory tract pathogens

Ács K, Balázs VL, Kocsis B, Bencsik T, Böszörményi A, Horváth G BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2018 ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: The increasing number of multidrug-resistant bacteria and the fact of antibiotic resistance is leading to a continuous need for discovering alternative treatments against infections, e.g. in the case of respiratory tract diseases. Essential oils (EOs),… Read more »

Effect of microencapsulated essential oil form Chamaecyparis obtusa on monocyte-derived dendritic cell activation and CD4+ T cell polarization

Shin SH, Ye MK, Lee DW, Che MH PLoS One, 2018 ABSTRACT: The essential oil of Chamaecyparis obtusa (C. obtusa), which is used in soap, toothpaste, and aromatic agents, has been known to have anti-inflammatory properties. In this study, we investigated the effects of microencapsulated C. obtusa essential oil on airborne fungus-induced dendritic cell (DC)… Read more »

Oregano Essential Oil Attenuates RAW264.7 Cells from Lipopolysaccharide-Induced Inflammatory Response through Regulating NADPH Oxidase Activation-Driven Oxidative Stress

Cheng C, Zou Y, Peng J Molecules, 2018 ABSTRACT: Oregano is an aromatic plant widely distributed throughout the Mediterranean area and in Asia. Recent studies have revealed that the anti-inflammatory effect of essential oil in this plant. However, the mechanisms underlying the therapeutic potential have not been well elucidated. This study determined whether oregano essential… Read more »

Anti-stress effects of simplified aroma hand massage

Komori T, Kageyama M, Tamura Y, Tateishi Y, Iwasa T Mental Illness, 2018 ABSTRACT: In order to be able to use the aroma hand massage as a skill that can be done by a nurse who does not have a special aromatherapy technique, we examine antistress effects of simplified aroma hand massage for healthy subjects…. Read more »

Effects of Essential Oil of Satureja bachtiarica Bunge in a Rat Model of Reserpine-Induced Depression

Bakhtiarpoor M, Setorki M, Kaffashian MR Iran Journal of Medical Sciences, 2018 ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Due to the unfavorable side effects of some commonly used chemical drugs, the trend in the public has shifted towards using herbal medicines to treat central nervous system disorders like depression. The present experimental study was designed to evaluate the effect… Read more »