Skeletal System

This system includes the bones, cartilage, ligaments, and joints of the body. Disorders include osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, Paget’s disease, Rickets, bursitis and scoliosis.

A clinical trial comparing antimicrobial efficacy of “essential oil of Ocimum sanctum” with triple antibiotic paste as an intracanal medicament in primary molars

Ahirwar P, Shashikiran ND, Sundarraj RK, Singhla S, Thakur RA, Maran S Journal of the Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, 2018 ABSTRACT: OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the aerobic and anaerobic antimicrobial efficacy of Ocimum Sanctum (Tulsi) essential oil and compare it with that of triple antibiotic paste (TAP) by collecting microbiological samples from the… Read more »

Aromatherapy massage with lavender essential oil and the prevention of disability in ADL in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee: A randomized controlled clinical trial

Nasiri A, Mahmodi MA Complimentary Therapies in Clinical Practice, 2018 ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Knee osteoarthritis is considered as one of the most prevalent musculoskeletal disorders which leads to joint degeneration and consequently disability in activities of daily living. This study aimed to evaluate the effects of aromatherapy massage with lavender essence on activities of daily living… Read more »

Effectiveness of Lavendula stoechas essential oil in treatment of mild to moderate carpal tunnel syndrome: A randomized controlled trial

Eftekharsadat B, Roomizadeh P, Torabi S, Heshmati-Afshar F, Jahanjoo F, Babaei-Ghazani A Journal of Hand Therapy, 2017 STUDY DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial. INTRODUCTION: Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the most common entrapment neuropathy of the upper extremity. To date, no previous study has evaluated the efficacy of topical Lavendula stoechas (Lavender) oil in CTS patients…. Read more »

A comparative study of antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects of mouthrinse containing tea tree oil

Salvatori C, Barchi L, Guzzo F, Gargari M ORAL & Implantology, 2017 ABSTRACT: The study evaluated the antibacterial and anti-inflammatory efficacy, domiciliary oral hygiene, of a mouthrinse containing Tea Tree Oil (TTO) comparing it with two mouthrinses containing chlorhexidine 0,12% respectively and essential oils, and a placebo. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A pilot study, randomized 4 × 4, controlled, cross-over,… Read more »

Effect of cinnamon (Cinnamomum verum) bark essential oil on the halitosis-associated bacterium Solobacterium moorei and in vitro cytotoxicity

LeBel G, Haas B, Adam AA, Veilleux MP, Lagha AB, Grenier D Archives of Oral Biology, 2017 ABSTRACT: OBJECTIVES: Halitosis, also known as bad breath or oral malodour, is a condition affecting a large proportion of the population. Solobacterium moorei is a Gram-positive anaerobic bacterium that has been specifically associated with halitosis. In this study,… Read more »

Deodorizing Substance in Black Cumin (Nigella sativa L.) Seed Oil

Nakasugi T, Murakawa T, Shibuya K, Morimoto M Journal of Oleo Science, 2017 ABSTRACT: A deodorizing substance in black cumin (Nigella sativa L.), a spice for curry and vegetable foods in Southwest Asia, was examined. The essential oil prepared from the seeds of this plant exhibited strong deodorizing activity against methyl mercaptan, which is a main factor in oral malodor…. 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 »

Effect of essential oil mouthwashes on plaque and gingivitis

Richards D Journal of Evidence-Based Dental Practice, 2017 ABSTRACT: Data sources: Medline, Embase, LILACS and Scopus database. Study selection: Studies were screened independently by three reviewers. Randomised controlled trials with a minimum of six months follow-up of daily use of essential oils-containing (EO) mouthwashes compared with placebo, flossing or cetylpyridinium chloride (CPC) as adjuncts to… Read more »

Protective effects of trans-caryophyllene on maintaining osteoblast function

Shan J, Chen L, Lu K IUBMB Life, 2017 ABSTRACT: Age-related osteoblast dysfunction is the main cause of age-related bone loss. Trans-caryophyllene (TC) is an important constituent of the essential oils derived from several species of medicinal plants. In this study, we investigated the effects of TC on osteoblast function in osteoblastic MC3T3-E1 cells. The… 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 »