Thymol, thyme, and other plant sources: Health and potential uses

Salehi B, Mishra AP, Shukla I, Sharifi-Rad M, Contreras MDM, Segura-Carretero A, Fathi H, Nasrabadi NN, Kobarfard F, Sharifi-Rad J Phytotherapy Research, 2018 ABSTRACT: Thymol is a naturally occurring phenol monoterpene derivative of cymene and isomer of carvacrol. Thymol (10-64%) is one of the major constituent of essential oils of thyme (Thymus vulgaris L., Lamiaceae),… Read more »

A study on the seasonal variation of the essential oil composition from Plectranthus hadiensis and its antibacterial activity

Sripathi R, Jayagopal D, Ravi S Natural Product Research, 2017 ABSTRACT: The chemical composition and seasonal variation of the essential oil from the aerial parts of Plectranthus hadiensis grown during the rainy and summer seasons in the Western Ghats of India was analysed by GC-MS technique. The analysis of rainy season oil led to the identification of… Read more »

Cytotoxic Effect of Thymus caramanicus Jalas on Human Oral Epidermoid Carcinoma KB Cells

Fekrazad R, Afzali M, Pasban-Aliabadi H, Esmaeili-Mahani S, Aminizadeh M, Mostafavi A Brazilian Dental Journal, 2017 ABSTRACT: Identifying new chemotherapeutic agents with fewer side effects is a major concern for scientists today. Thymus caramanicus Jalas (Lamiaceae family) is one of the species of Thymus that grows wild in different regions of Iran. Traditionally, leaves of… Read more »

Identification of miRNAs and their targets involved in the secondary metabolic pathways of Mentha spp

Singh N, Srivastava S, Shasany AK, Sharma A Computational Biology and Chemistry, 2016 ABSTRACT: The endogenous, small and non-coding functional microRNAs govern the regulatory system of gene expression and control the growth and development of the plants. Mentha spp. are well known herbs for its flavor, fragrance and medicinal properties. In the present study, we… Read more »

Embryo and fetal toxicity of Mentha x villosa essential oil in Wistar rats

da Silva Bezerra Guerra KS, Silva RL, Souza Maia MB, Schwarz A Pharmaceutical biology, 2012 ABSTRACT: CONTEXT: Mentha x villosa Hudson (Lamiaceae) is an aromatic herb employed as a food spice. In folk medicine, it leaves are used as a tranquilizer and anti-hypertensive, even by pregnant women. OBJECTIVE: There are no reports about its effects… Read more »

Evolution of secondary metabolites from an ecological and molecular phylogenetic perspective

Wink M Phytochemistry, 2003 ABSTRACT: Secondary metabolites, at least the major ones present in a plant, apparently function as defence (against herbivores, microbes, viruses or competing plants) and signal compounds (to attract pollinating or seed dispersing animals). They are thus important for the plant’s survival and reproductive fitness. Secondary metabolites therefore represent adaptive characters that… Read more »