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 »

Antiinflammatory Activity of Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) Bark Essential Oil in a Human Skin Disease Model

Han X, Parker TL Phytotherapy Research, 2017 ABSTRACT: The effect of cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) bark essential oil (CBEO) on human skin cells has not been elucidated. Therefore, we investigated the activity of a commercially available CBEO in a validated human dermal fibroblast system, a model of chronic inflammation and fibrosis. We first evaluated the impact… Read more »

Chitin-Induced Airway Epithelial Cell Innate Immune Responses Are Inhibited by Carvacrol/Thymol

Khosravi AR, Erle DJ PloS one, 2016 ABSTRACT: Chitin is produced in large amounts by fungi, insects, and other organisms and has been implicated in the pathogenesis of asthma. Airway epithelial cells are in direct contact with environmental particles and serve as the first line of defense against inhaled allergens and pathogens. The potential contributions… Read more »

Linalool reverses neuropathological and behavioral impairments in old triple transgenic Alzheimer’s mice

Sabogal-Guáqueta AM, Osorio E, Cardona-Gómez GP Neuropharmacology, 2016 ABSTRACT: Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is an age-related progressive neurodegenerative disorder. Several types of treatments have been tested to block or delay the onset of the disease, but none have been completely successful. Diet, lifestyle and natural products are currently the main scientific focuses. Here, we evaluate the… Read more »