Ethnopharmacological Properties and Medicinal Uses of Litsea cubeba

Kamle M, Mahato DK, Lee KE, Bajpai VK, Gajurel PR, Gu KS, Kumar P Plants (Basel), 2019 ABSTRACT: The genus Litsea is predominant in tropical and subtropical regions of India, China, Taiwan, and Japan. The plant possesses medicinal properties and has been traditionally used for curing various gastro-intestinal ailments (e.g., diarrhea, stomachache, indigestion, and gastroenteritis)… Read more »

Combination of Cloxacillin and Melaleuca armillaris Essential Oil of as an Alternative Against Staphylococcus aureus

Buldain D, Buchamer AV, Marchetti ML, Aliverti F, Bandoni A, Mestorino N Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 2018 ABSTRACT: The emergence of resistance to antibiotics has been favored by abuse in the application of antimicrobials in human and animal medicine. Essential oils are a great resource to deal with this crisis. Melaleuca armillaris belongs to the… Read more »

Chemical composition, antioxidant, antimicrobial and Antiproliferative activities of essential oil of Mentha spicata L. (Lamiaceae) from Algerian Saharan atlas

Bardaweel SK, Bakchiche B, Alsalamat HA, Rezzoug M, Gherib A, Flamini G, BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2018 ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Mentha spicata (M. spicata) is a member of Lamiaceae that spreads mainly in the temperate and sub-temperate zones of the world. It is considered as a rich source of essential oils, which is widely used… Read more »

Antimicrobial Essential Oil Combinations to Combat Foot Odour

Orchard A, Viljoen A, van Vuuren SF Planta Medica, 2018 ABSTRACT: Foot odour (bromodosis) is an embarrassing and perplexing condition mostly caused by bacteria of the Brevibacterium species. Essential oils are a credible option as an affordable treatment of odour and contribute towards antimicrobial efficacy. Therefore, this study sets out to investigate the antimicrobial activity… Read more »

Structure-activity modelling of essential oils, their components, and key molecular parameters and descriptors

Owen L, Laird K, Wilson PB Molecular and Cellular Probes, 2017 ABSTRACT: Many essential oil components are known to possess broad spectrum antimicrobial activity, including against antibiotic resistant bacteria. These compounds may be a useful source of new and novel antimicrobials. However, there is limited research on the structure-activity relationship (SAR) of essential oil compounds,… Read more »

Phytochemical profiles, and antimicrobial and antioxidant activities of greater galangal [Alpinia galanga (Linn.) Swartz.] flowers

Tang X, Xu C, Yagiz Y, Simonne A, Marshall MR Food Chemistry, 2018 ABSTRACT: Previous studies of galangal (Alpinia galanga) have focussed mostly on rhizomes but seldom on flowers. A comprehensive look at galangal flowers could reveal additional benefits. The chemical composition of galangal flowers was significantly (p < 0.05) different from that of galangal rhizome. Pentadecane… Read more »

The Genus Artemisia: a 2012-2017 Literature Review on Chemical Composition, Antimicrobial, Insecticidal and Antioxidant Activities of Essential Oils

Pandey AK, Singh P Medicines (Basel), 2017 ABSTRACT: Essential oils of aromatic and medicinal plants generally have a diverse range of activities because they possess several active constituents that work through several modes of action. The genus Artemisia includes the largest genus of family Asteraceae has several medicinal uses in human and plant diseases aliments. Extensive… Read more »

Biological Activities of Three Essential Oils of the Lamiaceae Family

Nieto G Medicines (Basel), 2017 ABSTRACT: Herbs and spices have been used since ancient times to improve the sensory characteristics of food, to act as preservatives and for their nutritional and healthy properties. Herbs and spices are generally recognized as safe (GRAS) and are excellent substitutes for chemical additives. Essential oils are mixtures of volatile compounds obtained,… Read more »

Antimicrobial Activity of Copaiba (Copaifera officinalis) and Pracaxi (Pentaclethra macroloba) Oils against Staphylococcus Aureus: Importance in Compounding for Wound Care

Guimarães AL, Cunha EA, Matias FO, Garcia PG, Danopoulos P, Swikidisa R, Pinheiro VA, Nogueira RJ International Journal of Pharmaceutical Compounding, 2016 ABSTRACT: The Amazon rainforest is the largest reserve of natural products in the world. Its rich biodiversity of medicinal plants has been utilized by local populations for hundreds of years for the prevention… 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 »