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 »

Essential Oils and Antifungal Activity

Nazzaro F, Fratianni F, Coppola R, Feo V Pharmaceuticals (Basel), 2017 ABSTRACT: Since ancient times, folk medicine and agro-food science have benefitted from the use of plant derivatives, such as essential oils, to combat different diseases, as well as to preserve food. In Nature, essential oils play a fundamental role in protecting the plant from biotic and abiotic… Read more »

iTRAQ Proteomic Analysis Reveals That Metabolic Pathways Involving Energy Metabolism Are Affected by Tea Tree Oil in Botrytis cinerea

Xu J, Shao X, Wei Y, Xu F, Wang H Frontiers in Microbiology, 2017 ABSTRACT: Tea tree oil (TTO) is a volatile essential oil obtained from the leaves of the Australian tree Melaleuca alternifolia by vapor distillation. Previously, we demonstrated that TTO has a strong inhibitory effect on Botrytis cinerea. This study investigates the underlying antifungal mechanisms at the molecular… Read more »

Carvacrol reduces Clostridium difficile sporulation and spore outgrowth in vitro

Mooyottu S, Flock G, Venkitanarayanan K Journal of Medical Microbiology, 2017 PURPOSE: Clostridium difficile is an anaerobic spore-forming pathogen that causes a serious toxin-mediated enteric disease in humans. Therapeutic agents that are capable of reducing C. difficile spore production could significantly minimize the transmission and relapse of C. difficile infections. This study investigated the efficacy… Read more »

Authentication of Piper betle L. folium and quantification of their antifungal-activity

Wirasuta IMAG, Srinadi IGAM, Dwidasmara IBG, Ardiyanti NLPP, Trisnadewi IGAA, Paramita NLPV Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine, 2017 ABSTRACT: The TLC profiles of intra- and inter-day precision for Piper betle L. (PBL) folium methanol extract was studied for their peak marker recognition and identification. The Numerical chromatographic parameters (NCPs) of the peak markers, the hierarchical clustering analysis (HCA) and the… 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 »

Plasma membrane damage contributes to antifungal activity of citronellal against Penicillium digitatum

W Yalan, OuYang Q, Tao N Journal of Food Science and Technology, 2016 ABSTRACT: The antifungal activity of citronellal, a typical terpenoid of plant essential oils, against Penicllium digitatum and the possible action mode involved were investigated. Results showed that the mycelial growth and spores’ germination of P. digitatum were inhibited by citronellal in a… 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 »

Therapeutic switching: from antidermatophytic essential oils to new leishmanicidal products

Houël E, Gonzalez G, Bessière JM, Odonne G, Eparvier V, Deharo E, Stien D Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, 2015 ABSTRACT: This study examined whether the antidermatophytic activity of essential oils (EOs) can be used as an indicator for the discovery of active natural products against Leishmania amazonensis. The aerial parts of seven plants were… Read more »