Effects of a massage-like essential oil application procedure using Copaiba and Deep Blue oils in individuals with hand arthritis

Bahr T, Allred K, Martinez D, Rodriguez D, Winterton P Complimentary Therapies in Clinical Practice, 2018 ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Existing research suggests that both massage and essential oils may have analgesic and anti-inflammatory benefits. We investigate the benefits of the AromaTouch Hand Technique® (ATHT), a procedure that combines a moderate pressure touch with the application… Read more »

Cymbopogon citratus and Cymbopogon giganteus essential oils have cytotoxic effects on tumor cell cultures. Identification of citral as a new putative anti-proliferative molecule

Bayala B, Bassole IHN, Maqdasy S, Baron S, Simpore J, Lobaccaro JA Biochimie, 2018 ABSTRACT: Cymbopogon species are used as traditional remedies in Burkina Faso for treating several diseases. We aimed to study the effects of their essential oils on cancer cell lines. For that purpose, Cymbopogon citratus (DC.) Stapf. and Cymbopogon giganteus Chiov. were… Read more »

Chemical composition analysis and in vitro biological activities of ten essential oils in human skin cells

Han X, Beaumont C, Stevens N Biochimie Open, 2017 ABSTRACT: Research on the biological effects of essential oils on human skin cells is scarce. In the current study, we primarily explored the biological activities of 10 essential oils (nine single and one blend) in a pre-inflamed human dermal fibroblast system that simulated chronic inflammation. We… Read more »

Anti-inflammatory effect of essential oil from Citrus aurantium L. var. amara Engl

Shen CY, Jiang JG, Ou-Yang Q, Zhu W Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 2017 ABSTRACT: Essential oil has been popularly used as an alternative for the treatment of inflammation. The bioactivities of essential oil from blossoms of Citrus aurantium L. var. amara Engl (CAVAO) showed greater anti-inflammation potential than that of antioxidant, anticancer, and 3T3-L1 proliferation inhibition…. Read more »

Variation on composition and bioactivity of essential oils of four common Curcuma herbs

Zhang L, Yang Z, Chen D, Huang Z, Li Y, Lan X, Su P, Pan W, Zhou W, Zheng X, Du Z Chemistry & Biodiversity, 2017 ABSTRACT: Chemical compositions, antioxidative, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and cytotoxic activities of essential oils extracted from four common Curcuma species (Curcuma longa, Curcuma phaeocaulis, Curcuma wenyujin and Curcuma kwangsiensis) rhizomes in… Read more »

Evaluation of the chemical composition, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities of distillate and residue fractions of sweet basil essential oil

Li H, Ge Y, Luo Z, Zhou Y, Zhang X, Zhang J, Fu Q Journal of Food Science and Technology, 2017 ABSTRACT: In this study, the chemical composition and antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities of sweet basil (Ocimum basilicum L. Lamiaceae family) were evaluated. Sweet basil is a food-related plant that is widely used in traditional Chinese medicine. Sweet basil crude oil was… Read more »

Anti-inflammatory and antialgic actions of a nanoemulsion of Rosmarinus officinalis L. essential oil and a molecular docking study of its major chemical constituents

Borges RS, Lima ES, Keita H, Ferreira IM, Fernandes CP, Cruz RAS, Duarte JL, Velázquez-Moyado J, Ortiz BLS, Castro AN, Ferreira JV, da Silva Hage-Melim LI, Carvalho JCT Inflammopharmacology, 2017 ABSTRACT: We evaluate the anti-inflammatory and antialgic potency of a nanoemulsion (NEORO) containing the essential oil of Rosmarinus officinalis L. (EORO), which is composed primarily of limonene, camphor and 1,8-cineole. The EORO and NEORO were administered orally 30 min prior… 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 »

1, 8-Cineol Protect Against Influenza-Virus-Induced Pneumonia in Mice

Li Y, Lai Y, Wang Y, Liu N, Zhang F, Xu P Inflammation, 2016 ABSTRACT: 1,8-Cineol is a major monoterpene principally from eucalyptus essential oils and has been shown to exert anti-inflammatory, antiviral, and inhibitory of nuclear factor (NF)-kB effect. In the present study, we evaluated the effect of 1,8-cineol on mice infected with influenza… Read more »

On the ultrafast photo-induced dynamics of α-terpinene

Gao Y, Pemberton CC, Zhang Y, Weber PM The journal of chemical physics, 2016 ABSTRACT: The ultrafast relaxation pathway of α-terpinene was studied by photoionization-photoelectron spectroscopy for a range of excitation conditions. Time-resolved spectra were obtained upon optical excitation with ultrashort laser pulses at 5.56 eV, 4.96 eV, 4.76 eV, and 4.56 eV, followed by… Read more »