Essential oils have potent antibacterial effects comparable to modern antibiotics

(Natural News) Researchers from Kotebe Metropolitan University in Ethiopia found that certain combinations of essential oils exhibited antibacterial effects similar to modern antibiotics. These results were published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. The team investigated the antibacterial effects of the following essential oils (EO): Blepharis cuspidata Boswellia ogadensis Thymus schimper The efficacy of the...
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ConclusionsThe inhibitory mechanisms of S. aureus in novel targets and pathways should stimulate further researches to develop AM, BA and BE as therapeutic agents for infections caused by S. aureus. Continued efforts to identify and exploit synergistic combinations by the three compounds and peptidoglycan inhibitors, are also necessary as alternative treatment options for S. aureus infections.Graphical abstractPentacyclic triterpenoids are based on a 30-carbon skeleton comprising five six-membered rings (alpha-amyrin), and four six-membered rings and one five-membered ring (betulinic acid and betulinaldehyde). Transcriptom...
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Ginkgo seed extracts can fight bacteria that harm the skin, but researchers are still a long way from developing them into safe products.
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This study aimed to investigate the efficacy enhancing and toxicity reducing mechanism of combination of them in adjuvant-induced arthritis (AIA) rats by metabolomics. Rats were randomly divided into seven groups, including A (healthy control), B (model control), C1 (therapy group), C2 (efficacy enhancing group), D1 (toxicity group), and D2 (toxicity reducing group), and dexamethasone group was used as positive control. The plasma biochemical indexes showed that therapeutic dose of lipid-soluble alkaloids of FZ could significantly inhibit the concentrations of IL-1β, TNF-α, and IFN-γ in AIA rats, and combi...
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Authors: Zhu Y, Zhang S, Shen M, Zhang Z, Xu K, Cheng J, Ge Y, Tao J Abstract Dingxian pill has been used as an antiepilepsy agent in China from ancient to modern times, of which the concrete pharmacological characterization and the underlying molecular mechanism remain unclear. The present study was undertaken to investigate them by animal behavior, electroencephalogram (EEG), Morris water maze, immunohistochemistry, transcriptomics, and real-time PCR. In our results, the treatment of Dingxian pill dose-dependently inhibited PTZ-induced seizure-like behavior and reduced the seizure grades, LFP power spectral densi...
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Authors: Shi H, Guo W, Zhu H, Li M, Ung COL, Hu H, Han S Abstract Xiyanping injection (andrographolide sulfonate) has shown clinical effects on community acquired pneumonia. However, there is little known about the effectiveness and costs of combining Xiyanping injection with conventional treatment on adult community acquired pneumonia in daily practice. The aim of this study was to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of combining Xiyanping injection with conventional treatment for treatment of adult community acquired pneumonia by comparing with conventional treatment from a societal perspective. Using retrospective c...
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This study aimed to evaluate satisfaction with PBL compared to that of conventional learning, using satisfaction surveys and the Rosenberg Self-Esteem scores, of students learning clinical acupuncture at the School of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Xiamen University Malaysia. Method: The participants of this study (N=36) were registered for a bachelor's degree program in TCM in 2016 and enrolled in the Science of Acupuncture and Moxibustion course beginning in September 2018. The students were randomly allocated into two groups: PBL group and conventional group. A self-administered learning satisfaction survey and...
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Conclusions: Formononetin enhances the tumoricidal effect of everolimus by inhibiting the activity of Akt. PMID: 31007702 [PubMed]
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Curcumin and Curcumol Inhibit NF-κB and TGF-β 1/Smads Signaling Pathways in CSE-Treated RAW246.7 Cells. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2019;2019:3035125 Authors: Li N, Liu TH, Yu JZ, Li CX, Liu Y, Wu YY, Yang ZS, Yuan JL Abstract E-Zhu (Curcuma zedoaria) is known as a classical traditional Chinese medicine and widely used in the treatment of cancers, cardiovascular disease, inflammation, and other diseases. Its main components include curcumol and curcumin, which have anti-inflammatory and antifibrosis effects. Here we established an in vitro inflammatory injury model by stimulating RAW...
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In this study, we evaluated the effect of DSS on unilateral ureteral obstruction- (UUO-) induced renal fibrosis in rats and investigated the mechanisms underlying the effect. Sprague Dawley (SD) rats were randomized to UUO or Sham operation. After 1 day, the rats that underwent UUO were randomized to treatment for four experimental groups (n=10 each group): Sham, UUO only, UUO+ benazepril (Bena), and UUO+DSS. After 4 weeks, we demonstrated that DSS significantly suppressed UUO-induced renal hypertrophy by gravimetric. In addition, DSS obviously prevented UUO-induced disorder in renal structure and renal function by HE and ...
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In this study, the influences of steaming process with wine (SPW) from Cistanche deserticola on chemical compositions and biological effects were investigated. The principal component analysis (PCA) and quantitative analysis were used to study the differences of the chemical compositions. The effects of nourishing kidney were also investigated to compare the differences between the RCD and the WSCD. The PCA results indicated that the obvious separation was achieved in the RCD and WSCD. The results of quantitative analysis showed that the WSCD has higher amounts of total polysaccharides, total PhGs, isoacteoside, and osmant...
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