Relaxant effect of Lippia origanoides essential oil in guinea-pig trachea smooth muscle involves potassium channels and soluble guanylyl cyclase

Menezes PMN, Brito MC, Paiva GO, Santos COD, Oliveira LM, Ribeiro LAA, Lima JT, Lucchese AM, Silva FS Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 2018 ABSTRACT: ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Lippia origanoides H.B.K. is an aromatic species used in folk medicine to treat respiratory diseases, including asthma. AIM OF THE STUDY: The aim of this work was to evaluate the… Read more »

Essential Oils of Oregano: Biological Activity beyond Their Antimicrobial Properties

Leyva-López N, Gutiérrez-Grijalva EP, Vazquez-Olivo G, Heredia JB Molecules, 2017 ABSTRACT: Essential oils of oregano are widely recognized for their antimicrobial activity, as well as their antiviral and antifungal properties. Nevertheless, recent investigations have demonstrated that these compounds are also potent antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antidiabetic and cancer suppressor agents. These properties of oregano essential oils are of potential interest to the food,… Read more »

Regulation of essential oil production in plants

Sangwan NS, Farooqi AHA, Shabih F, Sangwan RS Plant Growth Regulation, 2001 ABSTRACT: This review provides a summary of the physiological dynamics and regulation of essential oil production, from the literature and available information on diverse volatile oil crops. Essential oil production is highly integrated with the physiology of the whole plant and so depends… Read more »

Growth regulating properties of isoprene and isoprenoid-based essential oils

Jones AM, Shukla MR, Sherif SM, Brown PB, Saxena PK Plant cell reports, 2016 ABSTRACT: KEY MESSAGE: Essential oils have growth regulating properties comparable to the well-documented methyl jasmonate and may be involved in localized and/or airborne plant communication. Aromatic plants employ large amounts of resources to produce essential oils. Some essential oils are known… Read more »