Phenotype and RNA-seq-Based transcriptome profiling of Staphylococcus aureus biofilms in response to tea tree oil

Zhao X, Liu Z, Liu Z, Meng R, Shi C, Chen X, Bu X, Guo N Microbial Pathogenesis, 2018 ABSTRACT: Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) is a Gram-positive bacterium that causes a wide range of diseases, including food poisoning. Tea tree oil (TTO), an essential oil distilled from Melaleuca alternifolia, is well-known for its antibacterial activities…. Read more »

Could beta-myrcene be an alternative to albendazole for the treatment of experimental cystic echinococcosis

Fabbri J, Maggiore MA, Pensel PE, Albani CM, Denegri GM, Elissondo MC Acta Tropica, 2018 ABSTRACT: Echinococcus granulosus causes hydatidosis or cystic echinococcosis in humans and livestock. In humans, this disease can be managed with surgery, percutaneous treatment, chemotherapy and/or observation. The chemotherapeutic agents used and approved for treatment of hydatidosis are benzimidazoles. Because of… Read more »

Antihyperlipidemic and anti-hyperglycemic effects of Cymbopogon jwarancusa in high-fat high-sugar diet model

Khan SJ, Afroz S, Khan RA Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2018 ABSTRACT: Hyperlipidemia is the root cause for development of atherosclerosis, coronary heart disease, diabetes mellitus, obesity, hypertension and cerebral palsy. Cymbopogon jwarancusa is an aromatic grass (Rusha grass, khavi grass) belonging to family Poaceaea. C. jwarancusa essential oil is famous for its use… Read more »

Anaesthetic Effects of Eugenol on Grass Shrimp (Palaemonetes sinensis) of Different Sizes at Different Concentrations and Temperatures

Li Y, She Q, Han Z, Sun N, Liu X, Li X Scientific Reports, 2018 ABSTRACT: Essential oil derivatives are widely used for anaesthetising aquatic animals. However, the effectiveness of anaesthesia often varies according to the anaesthetic agent, species, temperature, dosage, and interactions among these factors. This study evaluated the effects of eugenol on three… Read more »

Transcriptomic approach and membrane fatty acid analysis to study the response mechanisms of Escherichia coli to thyme essential oil, carvacrol, 2-(E)-hexanal and citral exposure

Siroli L, Braschi G, De jong A, Kok J, Patrignani F, Lanciotti R Journal of Applied Microbiology, 2018 ABSTRACT: AIMS: The application of essential oils (EOs) and their components as food preservatives is promising but requires a deeper understanding of their mechanisms of action. This study aims to evaluate the effects of thyme EO, carvacrol,… Read more »

Thymus essential oil extraction, characterization and incorporation in phospholipid vesicles for the antioxidant/antibacterial treatment of oral cavity diseases

Manconi M, Petretto G, D’hallewin G, Escribano E, Milia E, Pinna R, Palmieri A, Firoznezhad M, Peris JE, Usach I, Fadda AM, Caddeo C, Manca ML Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 2018 ABSTRACT: The aim of the work was to extract, characterize, and formulate Thymus capitatus (Tymbra capitata) essential oil in phospholipid vesicles: liposomes, glycerosomes… Read more »

Therapeutic potential of Citronella Essential Oil: a review

Sharma R, Rao R, Kumar S, Mahant S, Khatkar S Current Drug Discovery Technologies, 2018 ABSTRACT: Mosquito borne diseases such as malaria, filariasis, chikunguniya, yellow fever, dengue and Japanese encephalitis are the major cause of remarkable morbidity and mortality in livestock and humans worldwide. Since ancient times, aromatic plants are used for their medicinal value…. Read more »

Wound Healing Study of Eucalyptus Essential Oil Containing Nanoemulsion in Rat Model

Alam P, Shakeel F, Anwer MK, Foudah AI, Alqarni MH Journal of Oleo Science, 2018 ABSTRACT: The objective of this investigation was to develop nanoemulsion formulations of Eucalyptus essential oil (EEO) and to evaluate its wound healing effects in comparison with standard gentamycin in rat model. Various nanoemulsionns of EEO were prepared using aqueous phase… Read more »

Antimicrobial Activity of Five Essential Oils against Bacteria and Fungi Responsible for Urinary Tract Infections

Ebani VV, Nardoni S, Bertelloni F, Pistelli L, Mancianti F Molecules, 2018 ABSTRACT: Urinary tract infections are frequently encountered in small animal practice. Escherichia coli and Enterococcus spp. are the most common agents associated to these infections, even though other bacteria and yeasts, such as Candida albicans and Candida famata, may be involved. In view… Read more »

Topical application of Mentha piperita essential oil accelerates wound healing in infected mice model

Modarresi M, Farahpour MR, Baradaran B Inflammopharmacology, 2018 ABSTRACT: This study was conducted to evaluate the effects of the prepared ointments from Mentha piperita essential oil (M. piperita) on wound healing in the infected mice models. Each circular full-thickness wound was inoculated with 25 × 107 units of Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteria strains. The tissue… Read more »