Antimicrobial Survey of Local Herbal Drugs against Isolated from Patients Admitted to a Level-I Trauma Center

de Macêdo DG, Souza MMA, Morais-Braga MFB, Coutinho HDM, Dos Santos ATL, da Cruz RP, da Costa JGM, Rodrigues FFG, Quintans-Junior LJ, da Silva Almeida JRG, de Menezes IRA Bulletin of Emergency and Trauma, 2018 ABSTRACT: OBJECTIVE: To determine the antimicrobial activity and entity of several local herbal plants against Acintobacters isolated from trauma patients admitted to… Read more »

Antibacterial activity evaluation of selected essential oils in liquid and vapor phase on respiratory tract pathogens

Ács K, Balázs VL, Kocsis B, Bencsik T, Böszörményi A, Horváth G BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2018 ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: The increasing number of multidrug-resistant bacteria and the fact of antibiotic resistance is leading to a continuous need for discovering alternative treatments against infections, e.g. in the case of respiratory tract diseases. Essential oils (EOs),… Read more »

Antibacterial activity of essential oil from lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) against pet turtle-borne pathogenic bacteria

Hossain S, Heo H, De Silva BCJ, Wimalasena SHMP, Pathirana HNKS, Heo GJ Lab Animal Research, 2017 ABSTRACT: Pet turtles are well-known to harbor an array of bacterial pathogens which can cause zoonotic infections in humans as well as opportunistic infections in the turtles itself. Essential oils are the natural plant extracts which have been traditionally used… Read more »

Synergistic effect of eugenol, carvacrol, thymol, p-cymene and γ-terpinene on inhibition of drug resistance and biofilm formation of oral bacteria

Miladi H, Zmantar T, Kouidhi B, Al Qurashi YMA, Bakhrouf A, Chaabouni Y, Mahdouani K, Chaieb K Microbial Pathogenesis, 2017 ABSTRACT: Dental caries remains the most prevalent oral infectious disease worldwide. In this study, the antibacterial and the antibiofilm activities of five essential oils (EO’s): eugenol (EUG), carvacrol (CAR), thymol (TYH), p-cymene (CYM) and γ-terpinene (TER) were… Read more »

Antibacterial and Antifungal Activity of Essential Oils against Pathogens Responsible for Otitis Externa in Dogs and Cats

Ebani VV, Nardoni S, Bertelloni F, Najar B, Pistelli L, Mancianti F Medicines (Basel), 2017 ABSTRACT: Background: Essential oils (EOs) are recommended by some veterinarians to treat otitis externa in pets, but data about their efficacy in scientific literature are very scant. Methods:Nine commercial EOs, from roman chamomile (Anthemis nobilis L.), star anise (Illicium verum), lavender (Lavandula hybrida), litsea… Read more »

Antibacterial activity and interactions of plant essential oil combinations against Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria

Semeniuc CA, Pop CR, Rotar AM Journal of Food and Drug Analysis, 2017 ABSTRACT: The aim of this study was to compare the antibacterial effects of several essential oils (EOs) alone and in combination against different Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria associated with food products. Parsley, lovage, basil, and thyme EOs, as well as their mixtures (1:1, v/v),… Read more »

Comparison study on antioxidant, DNA damage protective and antibacterial activities of eugenol and isoeugenol against several foodborne pathogens

Zhang LL, Zhang LF, Xu JG, Hu QP Food and Nutrition Research, 2017 ABSTRACT: Eugenol and its isomer isoeugenol are both used as flavouring agents or food additives in food products, and have both some similar biological properties. However, the difference in biological activities between eugenol and isoeugenol is rarely studied. In this study, the profiles of antioxidant,… Read more »

Chemical composition of Mentha pulegium and Rosmarinus officinalis essential oils and their antileishmanial, antibacterial and antioxidant activities

Bouyahya A, Et-Touys A, Bakri Y, Talbaui A, Fellah H, Abrini J, Dakka N Microbial Pathogenesis, 2017 ABSTRACT: The aim of the study was the determination of the chemical composition of Mentha pulegium L. and Rosmarinus officinalis L. essential oilsand the evaluation of their antileishmanial, antibacterial and antioxidant activities. Essential oils (EOs) were isolated using steam distillation and the chemical… Read more »

Antibacterial activity and antibiotic modulating potential of the essential oil obtained from Eugenia jambolana in association with led lights

Pereira NLF, Aquino PEA, Júnior JGAS, Cristo JS, Vieira Filho MA, Moura FF, Ferreira NMN, Silva MKN, Nascimento EM, Correia FMA, Cunha FAB, Boligon AA, Coutinho HDM, Ribeiro-Filho J, Matias EFF, Guedes MIF Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology, 2017 ABSTRACT: Bacterial resistance has risen as an important health problem with impact on the pharmaceutical industry because… Read more »

In vitro evaluation of the antibacterial potential and modification of antibiotic activity of the Eugenia uniflora L. essential oil in association with led lights

Pereira NLF, Aquino PEA, Júnior JGAS, Cristo JS, Vieira Filho MA, Moura FF, Ferreira NMN, Silva MKN, Nascimento EM, Correia FMA, Cunha FAB, Boligon AA, Coutinho HDM, Matias EFF, Guedes MIF Microbial Pathogenesis, 2017 ABSTRACT: Due to the great biodiversity of its flora, Brazil provides combat tools against bacterial resistance with the utilization of natural products with vegetable origin. Therefore, the present study had as its objective to evaluate… Read more »