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Activity of Various Essential Oils Against Clinical Dermatophytes of Microsporum and Trichophyton

Nicole Parrish,1,*Stefanie L. Fisher,1Ashlea Gartling,1David Craig,1Nicholas Boire,1Joshua Khuvis,1Stefan Riedel,1,2 and Sean Zhang1Author informationArticle notesCopyright and License informationDisclaimer Associated Data Data Availability StatementGo to: Abstract Dermatophytoses account for nearly a quarter of all fungal infections worldwide. These difficult to treat infections of the skin, hair, and nails, are growing more resistant to conventional antifungal treatments, and when treatable, often require prolonged therapeutic regimens. For centuries, essential oils have been used to treat a variety of ailments. In ...

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Antiviral mechanism of carvacrol on HSV-2 infectivity through inhibition of RIP3-mediated programmed cell necrosis pathway and ubiquitin-proteasome system in BSC-1 cells

Li Wang,#1Dan Wang,#2Xingan Wu,#3Rui Xu,1 and Yunlan Li4Author informationArticle notesCopyright and License informationDisclaimer Associated Data Supplementary MaterialsData Availability StatementGo to: Abstract Background Carvacrol, as the major components of aromatic plants used for treating human skin diseases including origanum, Satureja, thymus, and coridothymus species, presented a kind of antiviral activity. To explore the mechanisms of carvacrol against herpes simplex virus (HSV) in vitro. Method The BSC-1 cells model of HSV infection was established, and from the two aspects of viral ...

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Effects of a Combination of Thyme and Oregano Essential Oils on TNBS

Alexandra Bukovská, Štefan Čikoš, Štefan Juhás, Gabriela Il’ková, Pavol Rehák, and Juraj Koppel*Author informationArticle notesCopyright and License informationDisclaimer Abstract We examined the anti-inflammatory effects of the combination of thyme and oregano essential oil dietary administered at three concentrations (0.4% thyme and 0.2% oregano oils; 0.2% thyme and 0.1% oregano oils; 0.1% thyme and 0.05% oregano oils) on mice with TNBS-induced colitis. Treatment of colitic animals with the essential oils decreased the mRNA levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines IL-1β, IL-6, ...

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Herbs & Natural Compounds. Additional weapons in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic?

Andréa D. Fuzimotoa,∗ and Ciro Isidorob Introduction As of March 11th, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic. Articles published after the SARS-CoV-1 (2002) epidemic suggest that the use of an herbal-drug integrative medical approach could have contributed to a lower fatality rate and a more rapid response in controlling the outbreak. Methods Pubmed was searched for articles that investigated the antiviral properties and mechanisms of action of herbs or natural compounds ...

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Based on the results presented, it is possible to conclude that the essential oil extracted from O. vulgare may represent a good alternative for the treatment of candidiasis.

Marlete Brum Cleff,1,*Ana Raquel Meinerz,1,*Melissa Xavier,2,*Luiz Filipe Schuch,2,*Luiz Filipe Schuch,2,*Mário Carlos Araújo Meireles,2,*Maria Regina Alves Rodrigues,3,* and João Roberto Braga de Mello4,*Author informationArticle notesCopyright and License informationDisclaimer Abstract The aim of this study was to evaluate the in vitro activity of the essential oil extracted from Origanum vulgare against sixteen Candida species isolates. Standard strains tested comprised C. albicans (ATCC strains 44858, 4053, 18804 and 3691), C. parapsilosis (ATCC 22019), C. krusei (ATCC 34135), C. lusitaniae (ATCC 34449) and C. dubliniensis (ATCC MY646). Six Candida albicans isolates from the vaginal ...

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Superiority of Greek Oregano. Study that determines the differences between two subspecies. Greek Oregano and Common Oregano.

Zenon Węglarz, Olga Kosakowska,*Jarosław. L. Przybył, Ewelina Pióro-Jabrucka, and Katarzyna BączekAuthor informationArticle notesCopyright and License informati The Quality of Greek Oregano (O. vulgare L. subsp. hirtum (Link) Ietswaart) and Common Oregano (O. vulgare L. subsp. vulgare) Cultivated in the Temperate Climate of Central Europe Zenon Węglarz, Olga Kosakowska,*Jarosław. L. Przybył, Ewelina Pióro-Jabrucka, and Katarzyna BączekAuthor informationArticle notes Copyright and License information Disclaimer Abstract The purpose of the study was to determine the differences between two subspecies: O. vulgare L. subsp. hirtum (Link) Ietswaart (Greek oregano) and O. vulgare L. subsp. vulgare (common oregano) growing in cultivation conditions ...

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A systematic review of quality of life research in medicine and health sciences

K. Haraldstad,1A. Wahl,2R. Andenæs,3J. R. Andersen,4M. H. Andersen,2E. Beisland,4C. R. Borge,2E. Engebretsen,2M. Eisemann,5L. Halvorsrud,3T. A. Hanssen,5,6A. Haugstvedt,4T. Haugland,7V. A. Johansen,4M. H. Larsen,2L. Løvereide,10B. Løyland,3L. G. Kvarme,3P. Moons,8T. M. Norekvål,9L. Ribu,3G. E. Rohde,1,11K. H. Urstad,10S. Helseth,1,3 and the LIVSFORSK network Abstract Purpose Quality of life (QOL) is an important concept in the field of health and medicine. QOL is a complex concept that is interpreted and defined differently within and between disciplines, including the fields ...

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Bactericidal Property of Oregano Oil Against Multidrug-Resistant Clinical Isolates

Min Lu,1Tianhong Dai,1,*Clinton K. Murray,2 and Mei X. Wu1,*Author informationArticle notesCopyright and License informationDisclaimer Abstract Development of non-antibiotic alternatives to treat infections caused by multidrug-resistant (MDR) microbes represents one of the top priorities in healthcare and community settings, especially in the care of combat trauma-associated wound infections. Here, we investigate efficacy of oregano oil against pathogenic bacteria including MDR isolates from the combat casualties in vitro and in a mouse burn model. Oregano oil showed a ...

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Antimicrobial Activity of Six Essential Oils Against a Group of Human Pathogens: A Comparative Study

Adrian Man,1,*Luigi Santacroce,2,3,*Romeo Jacob,4Anca Mare,1 and Lidia Man5Author informationArticle notesCopyright and License information Disclaimer 1Department of Microbiology, University of Medicine, Pharmacy, Sciences and Technology of Târgu Mureș, Târgu Mureș 540139, Romania 2Ionian Dept. (DJSGEM), Microbiology and Virology Lab., University Hospital of Bari, 70124 Bari, Italy3Polypheno srl Academic Spin Off, University of Bari, 70124 Bari, Italy4University of Medicine, Pharmacy, Sciences and Technology of Târgu Mureș, Târgu Mureș 540139, Romania 5Pediatrics Clinic 1, University of ...

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