Efficacy of linalool to ameliorate uremia induced vascular calcification in wistar rats

Kaur T, Kaul S, Bhardwaj A Phytomedicine, 2018 ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Uremia is the condition generally associated with the last stage of chronic kidney disease (CKD) due to highly reduced glomerular filtration rate. Mortality of the patients diagnosed with Uremia generally occurs due to cardiovascular involvement. This occurs due to the transdifferentiation of vascular smooth muscle… Read more »

Effects of a massage-like essential oil application procedure using Copaiba and Deep Blue oils in individuals with hand arthritis

Bahr T, Allred K, Martinez D, Rodriguez D, Winterton P Complimentary Therapies in Clinical Practice, 2018 ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Existing research suggests that both massage and essential oils may have analgesic and anti-inflammatory benefits. We investigate the benefits of the AromaTouch Hand Technique® (ATHT), a procedure that combines a moderate pressure touch with the application… Read more »

The use of mouthwash containing essential oils (LISTERINE®) to improve oral health: A systematic review

Alshehri FA The Saudi Dental Journal, 2018 ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Standard recommendations to maintain daily oral hygiene include tooth brushing and interdental cleaning. Evidence from literature indicates that using a mouthrinse as an adjunct provides benefit beyond mechanical methods. The objective of this article was to evaluate the short- and long-term effect of a mouthwash containing… Read more »

Essential Oil as a Potential Anti-Acne Topical Nanoemulsion-In Vitro and In Vivo Study

Taleb MH, Abdeltawab NF, Shamma RN, Abdelgayed SS, Mohamed SS, Farag MA, Ramadan MA Molecules, 2018 ABSTRACT: Antibiotics are often prescribed in acne treatment; however, Propionibacterium acnes and Staphylococcus epidermidis, the two of the major acne-associated bacteria, developed antibiotic resistance. Essential oils (EOs) present a natural, safe, efficacious and multifunctional alternative treatment. This study aimed… Read more »

Transcriptomic approach and membrane fatty acid analysis to study the response mechanisms of Escherichia coli to thyme essential oil, carvacrol, 2-(E)-hexanal and citral exposure

Siroli L, Braschi G, De jong A, Kok J, Patrignani F, Lanciotti R Journal of Applied Microbiology, 2018 ABSTRACT: AIMS: The application of essential oils (EOs) and their components as food preservatives is promising but requires a deeper understanding of their mechanisms of action. This study aims to evaluate the effects of thyme EO, carvacrol,… Read more »

Effect of Essential Oil on Patients with Chronic Prostatitis/Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial

Ying J, Zhou MJ, Chen HY, Chen L, Zhang W, Ji J, Yu C, Zhang ZJ Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine, 2018 ABSTRACT: OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of essential oil treatment for type III chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS). METHODS: A randomized controlled trial was conducted from December 2014 to October… Read more »

Immediate and Lasting Effectsof the dōTERRA AromaTouch Technique®, a Topical Essential Oil Application Procedure, on Autonomic Function and Salivary Biomarkers: A Pilot Trial

Bahr T, Rodriguez D, Allred K Journal of Integrative Medicine & Therapy, 2018 ABSTRACT: Objectives: To explore the immediate and lasting benefits of the essential oils used in the dōTERRA AromaTouch Technique®, an essential oil application method similar to a full-body aromatherapy massage, on stress, immune secretions, inflammatory signaling, and anxiety in healthy volunteers. Design: Pilot trial…. Read more »

Gene co-expression networks in liver and muscle transcriptome reveal sex-specific gene expression in lambs fed with a mix of essential oils

Sabino M, Carmelo VAO, Mazzoni G, Cappelli K, Capomaccio S, Ajmone-Marsan P, Verini-Supplizi A, Trabalza-Marinucci M, Kadarmideen HN BMC Genomics, 2018 ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Essential oil (EO) dietary supplementation is a new strategy to improve animal health. EO compounds have antiparasitic, antimicrobial, antiviral, antimycotic, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory proprieties. Nutrigenomics investigations represent innovative approaches in understanding the… Read more »

Chemical Composition of Essential Oils from Thymus vulgaris, Cymbopogon citratus, and Rosmarinus officinalis, and Their Effects on the HIV-1 Tat Protein Function

Feriotto G, Marchetti N, Costa V, Beninati S, Tagliati F, Mischiati C Chemistry & Biodiversity, 2018 ABSTRACT: New drugs would be beneficial to fight resistant HIV strains, in particular those capable of interfering with essential viral functions other than those targeted by highly active antiretroviral therapy drugs. Despite the central role played by Tat protein… Read more »

Thymbra capitata (L.) Cav. and Rosmarinus officinalis (L.) Essential Oils: In Vitro Effects and Toxicity on Swine Spermatozoa

Elmi A, Ventrella D, Barone F, Filippini G, Benvenuti S, Pisi A, Scozzoli M, Bacci ML Molecules, 2017 ABSTRACT: Essential oils possess a variety of biological properties (i.e., antioxidant, antibacterial, and cytotoxic) that could possibly be applied in reproductive medicine, but their effects on spermatozoa are still partially unknown. The aim of the study was to… Read more »