Metabolic impairments and tissue disorders in alloxan-induced diabetic rats are alleviated by Salvia officinalis L. essential oil

Belhadj S, Hentati O, Hammami M, Ben Hadj A, Boudawara T, Dammak M, Zouari S, El Feki A Biomedicine and Pharmacotherapy, 2018 ABSTRACT: The current research explored for the first time the effect of Salvia officinalis L. (Sage) essential oil (EO) on Alloxan-induced diabetes in male Wistar rats. Sage EO was extracted by a Clevenger… 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 »

Monoterpenes induce the heat shock response in Arabidopsis

Hara M, Yamauchi N, Sumita Y Zeitschrift für Naturforschung. C, Journal of Biosciences ABSTRACT: Monoterpenes are common constituents of essential oils produced by plants. Although it has been reported that monoterpenes enhanced the heat tolerance of plants, the mechanism has not been elucidated. Here, we tested whether 13 monoterpenes promoted the heat shock response (HSR) in Arabidopsis…. Read more »

Neurotoxic Effects of Linalool and β-Pinene on Tribolium castaneum Herbst.

Pajaro-Castro N, Caballero-Gallardo K, Olivero-Verbel J Molecules, 2017 ABSTRACT: Effective, ethical pest control requires the use of chemicals that are highly specific, safe, and ecofriendly. Linalool and β-pinene occur naturally as major constituents of the essential oils of many plant species distributed throughout the world, and thus meet these requirements. These monoterpenes were tested as repellents against Tribolium… Read more »

Toxicities of monoterpenes against housefly, Musca domestica L. (Diptera: Muscidae)

Zhang Z, Xie Y, Wang Y, Lin Z, Wang L, Li G Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 2017 ABSTRACT: The development of natural plant extracts and essential oils will assist to decrease the negative effects of synthetic chemicals. Many plant extracts and essential oils contain monoterpenes, sesquiterpenes, and aliphatic compounds. In the present study, the fumigation activity of 42… Read more »

Hepatotoxicity of monoterpenes and sesquiterpenes

Zárybnický T, Boušová I, Ambrož M, Skálová L Archives of Toxicology, 2017 ABSTRACT: Public interest in natural therapies has increased significantly over past decades. Herbs and herbal products are extensively consumed worldwide and they are generally considered as safe. However, this may not always be true as many cases of herb-induced liver injury are reported… Read more »

Update on Monoterpenes as Antimicrobial Agents: A Particular Focus on p-Cymene

Marchese A, Arciola CR, Barbieri R, Silva AS, Nabavi SF, Tsetegho Sokeng AJ, Izadi M, Jafari NJ, Suntar I, Daglia M, Nabavi SM Materials, 2017 ABSTRACT: p-Cymene [1-methyl-4-(1-methylethyl)-benzene] is a monoterpene found in over 100 plant species used for medicine and food purposes. It shows a range of biological activity including antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antinociceptive, anxiolytic, anticancer… Read more »

A review and synthesis of monoterpene speciation from forests in the United States

Gerona C, Rasmussenb R, Arntsc RR, Guentherd A Atmospheric Environment, 2000 ABSTRACT: The monoterpene composition (emission and tissue internal concentration) of major forest tree species in the United States is discussed. Of the 14 most commonly occurring compounds (α-pinene, β-pinene, Δ3-carene, d-limonene, camphene, myrcene, α-terpinene, β-phellandrene, sabinene, ρ-cymene, ocimene, α-thujene, terpinolene, and γ-terpinene), the first… Read more »

Monoterpenes: Novel insights into their biological effects and roles on glucose uptake and lipid metabolism in 3T3-L1 adipocytes

Tan X.C, Chua K.H, Ravishankar Ram M, Kuppusamy U.R Food chemistry, 2016 ABSTRACT: Various strategies have been adopted to combat complications caused by Type 2 diabetes mellitus and controlled diet is one of them. Monoterpenes, major constituents of essential oils, are synthesized and widely used as artificial food flavors. A series of twelve monoterpenes were assessed in the… Read more »

Effects of monoterpenes on ion channels of excitable cells

Oz M, Lozon Y, Sultan A, Yang KH, Galadari S Pharmacology & therapeutics, 2015 ABSTRACT: Monoterpenes are a structurally diverse group of phytochemicals and a major constituent of plant-derived ‘essential oils’. Monoterpenes such as menthol, carvacrol, and eugenol have been utilized for therapeutical purposes and food additives for centuries and have been reported to have… Read more »