Topical Delivery of Geranium/Calendula Essential Oil-Entrapped Ethanolic Lipid Vesicular Cream to Combat Skin Aging
Biomed Res Int. 2021 Sep 11;2021:4593759. doi: 10.1155/2021/4593759. eCollection 2021.ABSTRACTThe present study deals with the evaluation of the age-defying potential of topical cream formulations bearing Geranium essential oil/Calendula essential oil-entrapped ethanolic lipid vesicles (ELVs). Two types of cream formulations were prepared, viz., conventional and ELVs spiked o/w creams. Essential oil- (EO-) loaded ELVs were characterized by vesicle size, polydispersity index, encapsulation efficiency, and scanning electron microscopy. The cream formulations were evaluated for homogeneity, spreadability, viscosity, pH, in vi...
Source: Biomed Res - September 23, 2021 Category: Research Authors: Alka Lohani Anurag Verma G Hema Kamla Pathak Source Type: research

Molecules, Vol. 26, Pages 4937: The Inhibition of Non-albicans Candida Species and Uncommon Yeast Pathogens by Selected Essential Oils and Their Major Compounds
Vivian Tullio The epidemiology of yeast infections and resistance to available antifungal drugs are rapidly increasing, and non-albicans Candida species and rare yeast species are increasingly emerging as major opportunistic pathogens. In order to identify new strategies to counter the threat of antimicrobial resistant microorganisms, essential oils (EOs) have become an important potential in the treatment of fungal infections. EOs and their bioactive pure compounds have been found to exhibit a wide range of remarkable biological activities. We investigated the in vitro antifungal activity of nine commercial EOs such a...
Source: Molecules - August 15, 2021 Category: Chemistry Authors: Narcisa Mandras Janira Roana Daniela Scalas Simonetta Del Re Lorenza Cavallo Valeria Ghisetti Vivian Tullio Tags: Article Source Type: research

Rose-scented geranium essential oil from Algeria (Pelargonium graveolens L'H érit.): Assessment of antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anticancer properties against different metastatic cancer cell lines
Conclusion and Prospects: Data demonstrated that rose-scented geranium EO has an anti-tumor potential on metastatic cancer cell lines. It is distinguished by its anti-proliferative, anti-angiogenic, and anti-inflammatory activities. Medicinal plants might contain new molecules, with new structures, which could become lead candidate among future anticancer drugs.PMID:34310905 | DOI:10.1016/j.pharma.2021.07.002 (Source: Annales Pharmaceutiques Francaises)
Source: Annales Pharmaceutiques Francaises - July 26, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Mohamed Nadjib Boukhatem Thangirala Sudha Noureldien He Darwish Hanady G Nada Shaker A Mousa Source Type: research

Molecules, Vol. 26, Pages 4381: Chemical Profile, Antioxidant Capacity, and Antimicrobial Activity of Essential Oils Extracted from Three Different Varieties (Moldoveanca 4, Vis magic 10, and Alba 7) of Lavandula angustifolia
na Maria Copolovici Chemical composition, antioxidant capacity, and antimicrobial activity of lavender essential oils (LEOs) extracted from three different varieties of Lavandula angustifolia Mill. (1-Moldoveanca 4, 2-Vis magic 10, and 3-Alba 7) have been determined. These plants previously patented in the Republic of Moldova were cultivated in an organic agriculture system in the northeastern part of Romania and then harvested in 3 consecutive years (2017–2019) to obtain the essential oils. From the inflorescences in the complete flowering stage, the LEOs were extracted by hydrodistillation. Then, their composition ...
Source: Molecules - July 20, 2021 Category: Chemistry Authors: Mihaela Alexandra Bogdan Simona Bungau Delia Mirela Tit Dana Carmen Zaha Aurelia Cristina Nechifor Tapan Behl Dorina Chambre Andreea Ioana Lupitu Lucian Copolovici Dana Maria Copolovici Tags: Article Source Type: research

Review of Antimicrobial and Other Health Effects in 5 Essential Oil Producing Grass Species
J Diet Suppl. 2021 Jul 5:1-14. doi: 10.1080/19390211.2021.1944422. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTThe warm season essential oil producing grass species including lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus), palmarosa grass (C. martini), geranium grass (C. schoenanthus), vetiver grass (Chrysopogon zizanioides), and scented top grass (Capillipedium parviflorum) are used worldwide for their cosmetic and health properties. A discussion providing evidence from literature reviews about the potential uses of these grass species for antimicrobial and other health uses are presented. These species could be used as new therapies for treating mi...
Source: Journal of Dietary Supplements - July 5, 2021 Category: Nutrition Authors: John Bradley Morris Source Type: research