• Backbone: Monoterpene
  • Functional Group: None

Chemical composition and antimicrobial activities of essential oil from Wedelia urticifolia growing wild in Hunan Province, China

Hu J, Jia M, Zhu L Natural Product Research, 2018 ABSTRACT: The essential oil obtained from Wedelia urticifolia growing in Hunan Province, China, was analyzed for the first time by capillary GC and GC-MS. A total of 67 constituents, representing 98.68% in essential oil were identified. The major constituents of the oil were: α-pinene (8.85%),… Read more »

Antioxidative and Cholesterol-Lowering Effects of Lemon Essential Oil in Hypercholesterolemia-Induced Rabbits

Lee H, Woo M, Kim M, Noh JS, Song YO Preventive Nutrition and Food Science, 2018 ABSTRACT: The cholesterol-lowering and anti-atherogenic effects of lemon essential oil (LEO) were investigated and compared with the effects of limonene. Owing to their volatility, both LEO and limonene were microencapsulated before preparation of the diet (20%, w/w). Hypercholesterolemia-induced rabbits… Read more »

Chemical composition of the essential oils isolated from peel of three citrus species and their mosquitocidal activity against Culex pipiens

Badawy MEI, Taktak NEM, El-Aswad AF Natural Product Research, 2017 ABSTRACT: Three essential oils (EOs) were isolated from the peel of citrus fruits Citrus reticulata L., Citrus reticulata chinase Blanco and Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck (Family: Rutaceae) and evaluated against Culex pipiens L.1758 (Family: Culicidae). Chemical composition indicated that the EOs were rich in essential phytochemicals including… Read more »

Effect of essential oil and supercritical carbon dioxide extract from the root of Angelica gigas on human EEG activity

Sowndhararajan K, Seo M, Kim M, Kim H, Kim S Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, 2017 ABSTRACT: OBJECTIVES: The present study aimed to investigate the effect of inhalation of essential oil (EO) and supercritical carbon dioxide extract (SC-CO2) from the root of A. gigas on human electroencephalographic (EEG) activity. MATERIALS AND METHODS: For this purpose, the EO was… Read more »

Evaluating the antimicrobial potential of green cardamom essential oil focusing on quorum sensing inhibition of Chromobacterium violaceum

Abdullah, Asghar A, Butt MS, Shahid M, Huang Q Journal of Food Science and Technology, 2017 ABSTRACT: Spices are well known for their taste and flavor imparting properties. Green cardamom (Elletaria cardamomum), a herb spice belongs to family Zingiberaceae. In current study, GC-MS analysis of green cardamom essential oil (CEO) resulted in identification of twenty-six compounds with α-terpinyl acetate (38.4%), 1,8-cineole (28.71%), linalool… Read more »

Eucalyptol, sabinene and cinnamaldehyde: potent inhibitors of salmonella target protein L-asparaginase

Vimal A, Pal D, Tripathi T, Kumar A 3 Biotech, 2017 ABSTRACT: Salmonella typhimurium is a severe threat to human life. The treatment became more difficult with the emergence of multidrug resistance. In the present in silico study, a novel drug target L-asparaginase was tested against three ligands eucalyptol, sabinene, and cinnamaldehyde, major components of cardamom, nutmeg, and cinnamon, respectively…. Read more »

Essential Oils of Oregano: Biological Activity beyond Their Antimicrobial Properties

Leyva-López N, Gutiérrez-Grijalva EP, Vazquez-Olivo G, Heredia JB Molecules, 2017 ABSTRACT: Essential oils of oregano are widely recognized for their antimicrobial activity, as well as their antiviral and antifungal properties. Nevertheless, recent investigations have demonstrated that these compounds are also potent antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antidiabetic and cancer suppressor agents. These properties of oregano essential oils are of potential interest to the food,… Read more »

A review and synthesis of monoterpene speciation from forests in the United States

Gerona C, Rasmussenb R, Arntsc RR, Guentherd A Atmospheric Environment, 2000 ABSTRACT: The monoterpene composition (emission and tissue internal concentration) of major forest tree species in the United States is discussed. Of the 14 most commonly occurring compounds (α-pinene, β-pinene, Δ3-carene, d-limonene, camphene, myrcene, α-terpinene, β-phellandrene, sabinene, ρ-cymene, ocimene, α-thujene, terpinolene, and γ-terpinene), the first… Read more »