Aromatherapy for Managing Pain in Primary Dysmenorrhea: A Systematic Review of Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trials

Lee MS, Lee HW, Khalil M, Lim HS, Lim HJ Journal of Clinical Medicine, 2018 ABSTRACT: Aromatherapy, the therapeutic use of essential oils, is often used to reduce pain in primary dysmenorrhea. Eleven databases, including four English (PubMed, AMED, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Library) and seven Korean medical databases, were searched from inception through August… Read more »

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 »

Tunisian Clematis flammula Essential Oil Enhances Wound Healing: GC-MS Analysis, Biochemical and Histological Assessment

Saidi R, Ghrab F, Kallel R, Feki AE, Boudawara T, Chesné C, Ammar E, Jarraya RM Journal of Oleo Science, 2018 ABSTRACT: The aerial part of Clematis flammula (Ranunculaceae) has been traditionally used in the treatment of skin diseases including mycotic infection in the Tunisian traditional medicine. The study was undertaken to extract and determine… Read more »

Metabolic impairments and tissue disorders in alloxan-induced diabetic rats are alleviated by Salvia officinalis L. essential oil

Belhadj S, Hentati O, Hammami M, Ben Hadj A, Boudawara T, Dammak M, Zouari S, El Feki A Biomedicine and Pharmacotherapy, 2018 ABSTRACT: The current research explored for the first time the effect of Salvia officinalis L. (Sage) essential oil (EO) on Alloxan-induced diabetes in male Wistar rats. Sage EO was extracted by a Clevenger… Read more »

Lavandula angustifolia Essential Oil and Linalool Counteract Social Aversion Induced by Social Defeat

Caputo L, Reguilon MD, Mińarro J, De feo V, Rodriguez-arias M Molecules, 2018 ABSTRACT: Many vegetable extracts, essential oils, and their main constituents are active on the Central Nervous System (CNS). In fact, they have been used as sedatives, hypnotics, or tranquilizers for their activity in treating CNS disorders. In this research, we studied the… Read more »

Nephroprotective Effect of Essential Oils from Ginger (Zingiber officinale) and Turmeric (Curcuma longa) Rhizomes against Cadmium-induced Nephrotoxicity in Rats

Akinyemi AJ, Faboya OL, Paul AA, Olayide I, Faboya OA, Oluwasola TA Journal of Oleo Science, 2018 ABSTRACT: Several studies have shown that cadmium (Cd) induces nephrotoxicity and many plant foods phytochemicals have been found useful but their possible mechanism of action still remains unexplored. Hence, this study aimed to investigate the nephroprotective effect of… Read more »

Antibacterial activities of a cinnamon essential oil with cetylpyridinium chloride emulsion against Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Salmonella Typhimurium in basil leaves

Park JB, Kang JH, Song KB Food Science and Biotechnology, 2018 ABSTRACT: This study examined the antibacterial activities of two different cinnamon essential oil emulsions against Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Salmonella Typhimurium on basil leaves. Cinnamon oil (0.25%) treatments containing CPC (0.05%) exhibited greater effects on the pathogenic bacteria than cinnamon oil treatment without this… Read more »

Vasorelaxant effect of the Lippia alba essential oil and its major constituent, citral, on the contractility of isolated rat aorta

da Silva RER, de Morais LP, Silva AA, Bastos CMS, Pereira-Gonçalves Á, Kerntopf MR, Menezes IRA, Leal-Cardoso JH, Barbosa R Biomedicine and Pharmacotherapy, 2018 ABSTRACT: The Lippia alba (Mill.) N.E. Brown (Verbenaceae) species popularly known as lemon balm has sedative, analgesic and spasmolytic properties. This study aimed to evaluate the vasorelaxant effect of the L…. Read more »

In Vitro Study of Multi-Therapeutic Properties of Thymus bovei Benth. Essential Oil and Its Main Component for Promoting Their Use in Clinical Practice

Hassan STS, Berchová-bímová K, Šudomová M, Malaník M, Šmejkal K, Rengasamy KRR Journal of Clinical Medicine, 2018 ABSTRACT: Thymus bovei Benth. (TB) is an important plant in the traditional medicine of the Mediterranean region. This study investigates the health-promoting properties of TB essential oil (TB-EO) for its possible use in clinical practice with regards to… Read more »

Myorelaxant Activity of essential oil from Origanum majorana L. on rat and rabbit

Makrane H, Aziz M, Berrabah M, Mekhfi H, Ziyyat A, Bnouham M, Legssyer A, Elombo FK, Gressier B, Eto B Journal of Ethnopharmacologyg, 2018 ABSTRACT: ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Origanum majorana L. (Lamiaceae) was usually used in Moroccan folk medicine to treat infantile colic and abdominal discomfort. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The essential oil from the aerial part… Read more »