Plant-Derived Products as Antibacterial and Antifungal Agents in Human Health Care

Kokoska L, Kloucek P, Leuner O, Novy P Current Medicinal Chemistry, 2018 ABSTRACT: A number of papers reporting antimicrobial properties of extracts, essential oils, resins and various classes of compounds isolated from higher plants has been published in recent years; however, a comprehensive analysis of plant-derived antimicrobial agents currently applied in practice for improvement of… Read more »

Assessment of the antibiofilm and antiquorum sensing activities of Eucalyptus globulus essential oil and its main component 1,8-cineole against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains

Merghni A, Noumi E, Hadded O, Dridi N, Panwar H, Ceylan O, Mastouri M, Snoussi M Microbial Pathogenesis, 2018 ABSTRACT: Antibacterial resistance is an increasingly serious threat to global public health. The search for new anti-infection agents from natural resources, with different mode of actions and competitive effects became a necessity. In this study, twenty… Read more »

Proteinaceous microspheres as a delivery system for carvacrol and thymol in antibacterial applications

Sokolik CG, Ben-Shabat-Binyamini R, Gedanken A, Lellouche JP Ultrasonics & Sonochemistry, 2017 ABSTRACT: There is an urgent need for new materials with antimicrobial activity. Phenolic essential oil (EO) compounds with Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) status are attractive candidates, but they need suitable delivery systems to overcome specific drawbacks. Core-shell microspheres (MSs) of Bovine Serum Albumin (BSA)… Read more »

Update on Monoterpenes as Antimicrobial Agents: A Particular Focus on p-Cymene

Marchese A, Arciola CR, Barbieri R, Silva AS, Nabavi SF, Tsetegho Sokeng AJ, Izadi M, Jafari NJ, Suntar I, Daglia M, Nabavi SM Materials, 2017 ABSTRACT: p-Cymene [1-methyl-4-(1-methylethyl)-benzene] is a monoterpene found in over 100 plant species used for medicine and food purposes. It shows a range of biological activity including antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antinociceptive, anxiolytic, anticancer… Read more »

Assessment of Antioxidant and Antibacterial Properties on Meat Homogenates of Essential Oils Obtained from Four Thymus Species Achieved from Organic Growth

Ballester-Costa C, Sendra E, Fernández-López J, Pérez-Álvarez JA, Viuda-Martos M Foods, 2017 ABSTRACT: In the organic food industry, no chemical additives can be used to prevent microbial spoilage. As a consequence, the essential oils (EOs) obtained from organic aromatic herbs and spices are gaining interest for their potential as preservatives. The organic Thymus zygis, Thymus mastichina, Thymus capitatus and Thymus… Read more »

Chemical composition, antioxidant and antibacterial activities of essential oils from leaves and flowers of Eugenia klotzschiana Berg (Myrtaceae)

Carneiro NS, Alves CCF, Alves JM, Egea MB, Martins CHG, Silva TS, Bretanha LC, Balleste MP, Micke GA, Silveira EV, Miranda MLD Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências, 2017 ABSTRACT: Many essential oils (EOs) of different plant species possess interesting antimicrobial effects on buccal bacteria and antioxidant properties. Eugenia klotzschiana Berg (pêra-do-cerrado, in Portuguese) is a species of Myrtaceae with restricted distribution in the Cerrado…. Read more »

Medicinal and biological values of Callistemon viminalis extracts: History, current situation and prospects

Salem MZM, El-Hefny M, Nasser RA, Ali HM, El-Shanhorey NA, Elansary HO Asian Pacific journal of trpical medicine, 2017 ABSTRACT: Callistemon viminalis (C. viminalis) is a plant that has been reported to have various medicinal values such as antibacterial, antifungal, antioxidant activities and other pharmaceutical and insecticidal properties. This review covers the potentials, applications and properties of… Read more »

The Effect of Citrus Essential Oils and Their Constituents on Growth of Xanthomonas citri subsp. citri

Mirzaei-Najafgholi H, Tarighi S, Golmohammadi M, Taheri P Molecules, 2017 ABSTRACT: Citrus bacterial canker (CBC) caused by Xanthomonas citri subsp. citri (Xcc), is the most devastating of the citrus diseases worldwide. During our study, we found that Essential oils (EOs) of some citrus cultivars are effective on Xcc. Therefore, it prompted us to determine the… Read more »

Antibacterial and antifungal activities of thymol: A brief review of the literature

Marchesea A, Orhanb IE, Dagliac M, Barbieria R, Lorenzoc AD, Nabavid SF, Gortzie O, Izadif M, Nabavid SM Food Chemistry, 2016 ABSTRACT: Thymol (2-isopropyl-5-methylphenol) is the main monoterpene phenol occurring in essential oils isolated from plants belonging to the Lamiaceae family (Thymus, Ocimum,Origanum, and Monarda genera), and other plants such as those belonging to the… Read more »

Chemistry and Pharmacology of Citrus sinensis

Favela-Hernández JM, González-Santiago O, Ramírez-Cabrera MA, Esquivel-Ferriño PC, Camacho-Corona Mdel R Molecules, 2016 ABSTRACT: Presently the search for new drugs from natural resources is of growing interest to the pharmaceutical industry. Natural products have been the source of new drugs since ancient times. Plants are a good source of secondary metabolites which have been found… Read more »