Nigella damascena L. essential oil and its main constituents, damascenine and β-elemene modulate inflammatory response of human neutrophils ex vivo

Sieniawska E, Michel P, Mroczek T, Granica S, Skalicka-woźniak K Food and Chemical Toxicology, 2019 ABSTRACT: Nigella damascena L belongs to Ranunculaceae family and is mentioned in Eastern traditional medicine for the treatment of high temperatures, regulation of menstruation or catarrhal affections. The anti-inflammatory activity of compounds present in the essential oil obtained from seeds… Read more »

Camphor white oil induces tumor regression through cytotoxic T cell-dependent mechanisms

Moayedi Y, Greenberg SA, Jenkins BA, Marshall KL, Dimitrov LV, Nelson AM, Owens DM, Lumpkin EA Molecular Carcinogenesis, 2018 ABSTRACT: Bioactive derivatives from the camphor laurel tree, Cinnamomum camphora, are posited to exhibit chemopreventive properties but the efficacy and mechanism of these natural products are not fully understood. We tested an essential-oil derivative, camphor white… Read more »

Potential anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects of Citrus aurantium essential oil against carbon tetrachloride-mediated hepatotoxicity: A biochemical, molecular and histopathological changes in adult rats

Ben Hsouna A, Gargouri M, Dhifi W, Ben Saad R, Sayahi N, Mnif W, Saibi W Environmental Toxicology, 2019 ABSTRACT: The present study aimed (1) to investigate the chemical composition as well as the anti-inflammatory properties and in vitro antioxidant activity of Citrus aurantium peel essential oil (pEOCa) and (2) to evaluate its potential effect… Read more »

Rosmarinus officinalis essential oil: A review of its phytochemistry, anti-inflammatory activity, and mechanisms of action involved

Borges RS, Ortiz BLS, Pereira ACM, Keita H, Carvalho JCT Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 2018 ABSTRACT: ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Plant species Rosmarinus officinalis L. (Lamiaceae; Synonyms: Salvia rosmarinus Schleid. and Rosmarinus angustifolius Mill.) is a herb widely used worldwide. In local and traditional medicine, its used for inflammation-related diseases. Currently, studies report anti-inflammatory activity in its essential… Read more »

Oregano Essential Oil Attenuates RAW264.7 Cells from Lipopolysaccharide-Induced Inflammatory Response through Regulating NADPH Oxidase Activation-Driven Oxidative Stress

Cheng C, Zou Y, Peng J Molecules, 2018 ABSTRACT: Oregano is an aromatic plant widely distributed throughout the Mediterranean area and in Asia. Recent studies have revealed that the anti-inflammatory effect of essential oil in this plant. However, the mechanisms underlying the therapeutic potential have not been well elucidated. This study determined whether oregano essential… Read more »

Anti-inflammatory and anti-edematogenic action of the Croton campestris A. St.-Hil (Euphorbiaceae) essential oil and the compound β-caryophyllene in in vivo models

Oliveira-Tintino CDM, Pessoa RT, Fernandes MNM, Alcântara IS, da Silva BAF, de Oliveira MRC, Martins AOBPB, da Silva MDS, Tintino SR, Rodrigues FFG, da Costa JGM, de Lima SG, Kerntopf MR, da Silva TG, de Menezes IRA Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology, 2018 ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Inflammation makes up a set of vascularized tissue… Read more »

Lemongrass (Cymbopogon flexuosus) essential oil demonstrated anti-inflammatory effect in pre-inflamed human dermal fibroblasts

Han X, Parker TL Biochimie Open, 2017 ABSTRACT: Lemongrass (Cymbopogon flexuosus) essential oil (LEO), which has citral as its main component, has exhibited anti-inflammatory effect in both animal and human cells. In this study, we evaluated the anti-inflammatory activity of a commercially available LEO in pre-inflamed human dermal fibroblasts. We first studied the impact of… Read more »

Biological activities of frankincense essential oil in human dermal fibroblasts

Han X, Rodriguez D, Parker TL Biochimie Open, 2017 ABSTRACT: Although frankincense essential oil (FREO) has become increasingly popular in skin care, research on its biological activities in human skin cells is scarce, if not completely absent. In the current study, we explored the biological activities of FREO in pre-inflamed human dermal fibroblasts by analyzing… Read more »

Anti-inflammatory effect of cinnamaldehyde and linalool from the leaf essential oil of Cinnamomum osmophloeum Kanehira in endotoxin-induced mice

Lee SC, Wang SY, Li CC, Liu CT Journal of Food and Drug Analysis, 2018 ABSTRACT: Cinnamomum osmophloeum Kanehira is a Taiwan native plant that belongs to genus Cinnamomum and is also known as pseudocinnamomum or indigenous cinnamon. Its leaf is traditionally used by local people in cooking and as folk therapy. We previously demonstrated… Read more »

Anti-inflammatory Effect from a Hydrogel Containing Nanoemulsified Copaiba oil (Copaifera multijuga Hayne)

Lucca LG, de Matos SP, Kreutz T, Teixeira HF, Veiga VF Jr, de Araújo BV, Limberger RP, Koester LS AAPS PharmSciTech, 2017 ABSTRACT: Copaiba oil is used as a popular medicine in the Amazonian forest region, especially due to its anti-inflammatory properties. In this paper, we describe the formulation of hydrogel containing copaiba oil nanoemulsions (with positive and… Read more »