Volatile Terpenes and Brain Function: Investigation of the Cognitive and Mood Effects of Mentha × Piperita L. Essential Oil with In Vitro Properties Relevant to Central Nervous System Function

Kennedy D, Okello E, Chazot P, Howes MJ, Ohiomokhare S, Jackson P, Haskell-Ramsay C, Khan J, Forster J, Wightman E Nutrients, 2018 ABSTRACT: Extracts of several members of the monoterpene-rich Lamiaceae sub-family Nepetoideae, including those from the Salvia (sage), Melissa (Lemon balm) and Rosmarinus (rosemary) genera, evince cognitive and mood effects in humans that are… 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 »

Structural relationships and vasorelaxant activity of monoterpenes

Lima TC, Mota MM, Barbosa-Filho JM, Viana Dos Santos MR, De Sousa DP Daru, 2012 ABSTRACT: Background and purpose of the study The hypotensive activity of the essential oil of Mentha x villosa and its main constituent, the monoterpene rotundifolone, have been reported. Therefore, our objective was to evaluate the vasorelaxant effect of monoterpenes found… Read more »