Respiratory System

This system includes the trachea, nose, sinuses and lungs. Common disorders can include emphysema, COPD, pneumonia, the flu, the cold, asthma and allergies.

Biological, medicinal and toxicological significance of Eucalyptus leaf essential oil: a review

Dhakad AK, Pandey VV, Beg S, Rawat JM Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 2017 ABSTRACT: The genus Eucalyptus L’Heritier comprises about 900 species, of which more than 300 species contain volatile essential oil in their leaves. About 20 species, within these, have a high content of 1,8-cineole (more than 70 %), commercially used for the… Read more »

β-Patchoulene from patchouli oil protects against LPS-induced acute lung injury via suppressing NF-κB and activating Nrf2 pathways

Chen XY, Dou YX, Luo DD, Zhang ZB, Li CL, Zeng HF, Su ZR, Xie JH, Lai XP, Li YC International Immunopharmacology, 2017 ABSTRACT: β-Patchoulene (β-PAE), a tricyclic sesquiterpene isolated from the essential oil of the leaves and stems of Pogostemon cablin (Blanco) Benth., has been reported to have potent anti-inflammatory activity. The aim of this study was to evaluate the potential protective effect of β-PAE… Read more »

α-bisabolol-loaded lipid-core nanocapsules reduce lipopolysaccharide-induced pulmonary inflammation in mice

D’Almeida APL, Pacheco de Oliveira MT, de Souza ÉT, de Sá Coutinho D, Ciambarella BT, Gomes CR, Terroso T, Guterres SS, Pohlmann AR, Silva PM, Martins MA, Bernardi A International Journal of Nanomedicine, 2017 ABSTRACT: Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a severe clinical condition of respiratory failure due to an intense inflammatory response with different etiologies. Despite all efforts, therapy remains limited, and ARDS is… Read more »

Aromatherapy and Essential Oils (PDQ®): Health Professional Version

PDQ Integrative, Alternative, and Complementary Therapies Editorial Board PDQ Cancer Information Summaries, 2017 EXCERPT: This PDQ cancer information summary for health professionals provides comprehensive, peer-reviewed, evidence-based information about the use of aromatherapy and essential oils in the treatment of people with cancer. It is intended as a resource to inform and assist clinicians who care for cancer… Read more »

Preclinical development and clinical use of perillyl alcohol for chemoprevention and cancer therapy

Chen TC, Fonseca CO, Schönthal AH American Journal of Cancer Research, 2015 ABSTRACT: Perillyl alcohol (POH) is a naturally occurring dietary monoterpene isolated from the essential oils of lavender, peppermint, and other plants. Medical interest in this compound was generated by research findings showing that POH was able to inhibit the growth of tumor cells… Read more »

Essential oils and their constituents as anticancer agents: a mechanistic view

Gautam N, Mantha AK, Mittal S BioMed Research International, 2014 ABSTRACT: Exploring natural plant products as an option to find new chemical entities as anticancer agents is one of the fastest growing areas of research. Recently, in the last decade, essential oils (EOs) have been under study for their use in cancer therapy and the… Read more »

Antitumor phenylpropanoids found in essential oils

Carvalho AA, Andrade LN, de Sousa ÉB, de Sousa DP Biomed Research International, 2015  ABSTRACT: The search for new bioactive substances with anticancer activity and the understanding of their mechanisms of action are high-priorities in the research effort toward more effective treatments for cancer. The phenylpropanoids are natural products found in many aromatic and medicinal… 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 »