Anti-depressive-like effect of 2-phenylethanol inhalation in mice

Ueno H, Shimada A, Suemitsu S, Murakami S, Kitamura N, Wani K, Matsumoto Y, Okamoto M, Ishihara T Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, 2018 ABSTRACT: Rose oil has traditionally been used to treat psychiatric disorders, but the scientific basis of this treatment remains poorly understood. The main odor component of rose oil is 2-phenylethanol (2-PE), but the… Read more »

Antidepressant-Like Effect of Lippia sidoides (Verbenaceae) Essential Oil and Its Major Compound Thymol in Mice

Parente MSR, Custódio FR, Cardoso NA, Lima MJA, Melo TS, Linhares MI, Siqueira RMP, Nascimento AÁD, Catunda Júnior FEA, Melo CTV Scientia Pharmaceutica, 2018 ABSTRACT: Depression is a common disease affecting more than 300 million people worldwide. Since Lippia sidoides has shown central nervous system effects in previous works, we aimed to investigate the effect… Read more »

Essential Oils and Gastroparesis: Power for Transforming Health, Hope, and Quality of Life

Macoskey C, Dunn DJ Journal of Holistic Nursing Practice, 2017 ABSTRACT: This study explored how essential oils for persons with gastroparesis symptoms affect the quality of life. Gastroparesis is a chronic delayed gastric motility disorder characterized by postprandial fullness, early satiety, nausea, vomiting, abdominal discomfort, bloating, depression, and anxiety. The aim of this study was to determine… Read more »

Can Ocimum basilicum relieve chronic unpredictable mild stress-induced depression in mice?

Ayuob NN, Firgany AEL, El-Mansy AA, Ali S Experimental and Molecular Pathology BACKGROUND: Depression is one of the important world-wide health problems. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to assess the ameliorative effect of Ocimum basilicum (OB) essential oil on the behavioral, biochemical and histopathological changes resulted from exposure to chronic unpredictable mild stress (CUMS). It also aimed to… 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 »

Linalool and beta-pinene exert their antidepressant-like activity through the monoaminergic pathway

Guzmán-Gutiérrez SL, Bonilla-Jaime H, Gómez-Cansino R, Reyes-Chilpa R. Life Sciences, 2015 ABSTRACT: AIMS: Linalool and β-pinene are two volatile monoterpenes that possess antidepressant-like activity. These are components of many aromatic plants used in folk medicine around the world to relieve anxiety and depression. In this contribution, we focused on examining the mechanism of action of… Read more »