Optimization of DBD-Plasma Assisted Hydro-Distillation for Essential Oil Extraction of Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare Mill.) Seed and Spearmint (Mentha spicata L.) Leaf
Publication date: Available online 20 February 2021Source: Journal of Applied Research on Medicinal and Aromatic PlantsAuthor(s): Shabnam Rezaei, Mohammad-Taghi Ebadi, Barat Ghobadian, Hamid Ghomi (Source: Journal of Applied Research on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants)
Source: Journal of Applied Research on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants - February 21, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

The effect of clomiphene citrate, herbal mixture, and herbal mixture along with clomiphene citrate on clinical and para-clinical parameters in infertile women with polycystic ovary syndrome: a randomized controlled clinical trial.
Conclusions: In general, the herbal mixture along with CC was found to improve free testosterone, HOMA-IR, lipid profile, and clinical features of PCOS women. PMID: 33224329 [PubMed] (Source: Archives of Medical Science)
Source: Archives of Medical Science - November 25, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Arch Med Sci Source Type: research

Evaluation of electrochemical properties of zinc oxide based semiconductor nanoparticles biosynthesized with Mentha spicata for optoelectronic applications
Publication date: Available online 9 June 2020Source: Materials LettersAuthor(s): O. Nava, F.N. Murrieta-Rico, M.E. Martínez-Rosas, M.J. Chinchillas-Chinchillas, H.E. Garrafa-Galvez, A.R. Vilchis-Nestor, P.A. Luque (Source: Materials Letters)
Source: Materials Letters - June 9, 2020 Category: Materials Science Source Type: research

Chemical compositions, radical scavenging capacities and antimicrobial activities in seeds of Satureja hortensis L. and Mentha spicata L. subsp. spicata from Turkey.
Abstract The present study determined some biological compounds, radical scavenging activity and antimicrobial capacity in seeds of Satureja hortensis L. and Mentha spicata L. subsp. spicata. Alpha-linolenic acid (C18:3 n3) has been found to be the major polyunsaturated fatty acid of Satureja hortensis L. (66.24 ± 1.24%) and Mentha spicata L. subsp. spicata (48.17 ± 1.01%). Linoleic acid (C18:2 n6) is identified as the second major polyunsaturated fatty acid in the present study and oleic acid (C18:1 n9) is determined as the major monounsaturated fatty acid. Current study showed that Satureja hortensis L...
Source: Braz J Biol - May 10, 2020 Category: Biology Authors: Emre I, Kurşat M, Yilmaz Ö, Erecevit P Tags: Braz J Biol Source Type: research

Efficacy of Extractions of Iranian Native Plants against Main Malaria Vector, Anopheles stephensi in Iran for Making Appropriate Formulation for Disease Control.
Conclusion: Results indicated that Mentha spicata and Eucalyptus camaldulensis, had the lowest and highest LC50 respectively. Several other plant extract also showed significant mortality. The formulation of these plants should be prepared and evaluate at the field condition against malaria vectors. PMID: 32368551 [PubMed] (Source: Iranian Journal of Arthropod-Borne Diseases)
Source: Iranian Journal of Arthropod-Borne Diseases - May 7, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: J Arthropod Borne Dis Source Type: research

Molecules, Vol. 25, Pages 1881: A Gram-Scale Limonene Production Process with Engineered Escherichia Coli
In this study, a limonene production process was developed with metabolically engineered Escherichia coli at the bioreactor scale. Therefore, fed-batch fermentations in minimal medium and in the presence of a non-toxic organic phase were carried out with E. coli BL21 (DE3) pJBEI-6410 harboring the optimized genes for the mevalonate pathway and the limonene synthase from Mentha spicata on a single plasmid. The feasibility of glycerol as the sole carbon source for cell growth and limonene synthesis was examined, and it was applied in an optimized fermentation setup. Titers on a gram-scale of up to 7.3 g·Lorg&a...
Source: Molecules - April 17, 2020 Category: Chemistry Authors: Jascha Rolf Mattijs K. Julsing Katrin Rosenthal Stephan L ütz Tags: Article Source Type: research

[Acute Eosinophilic Pneumonia (AEP) after Hookah Smoking].
CONCLUSION:  In cases of acute onset of thoracic pain, dyspnea, non-productive cough and fever, acute eosinophilic pneumonia should be considered for differential diagnosis in association with shisha smoking. Severe respiratory lung failure can be successfully treated with corticosteroid therapy and ventilation resulting in full recovery. PMID: 32274781 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Pneumologie)
Source: Pneumologie - April 11, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pneumologie Source Type: research

Bioactive properties of powdered peppermint and spearmint extracts: Inhibition of key enzymes linked to hypertension and type 2 diabetes
Publication date: Available online 25 March 2020Source: Food BioscienceAuthor(s): Mustafa Cam, Bulent Basyigit, Hamza Alasalvar, Murat Yilmaztekin, Abdulatef Ahhmed, Osman Sagdic, Yusuf Konca, Isa Telci (Source: Food Bioscience)
Source: Food Bioscience - March 26, 2020 Category: Food Science Source Type: research

Effect of essential oils of Mentha spicata L. and Melaleuca alternifolia Cheel on the midgut of Podisus nigrispinus (Dallas) (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae).
Abstract Agricultural pest control is a popular research topic, and essential oils are widely studied because they represent a promising alternative to synthetic insecticides. However, despite the increase in studies on pests, little work has been done on pesticide contamination of the predators feeding on insecticide-affected prey. Therefore, the objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of Lethal Dose 50 (LD50) from the essential oils of Mentha spicata L. and Melaleuca alternifolia Cheel on the histology, including histochemistry (from protein and carbohydrate analysis) and immunohistochemistry...
Source: Acta Histochemica - March 2, 2020 Category: Biochemistry Authors: Ático Braga VA, Dos Santos Cruz G, Arruda Guedes C, Dos Santos Silva CT, Santos AA, da Costa HN, Cavalcanti Lapa Neto CJ, Aguiar Coelho Teixeira Á, Wanderley Teixeira V Tags: Acta Histochem Source Type: research

Influence of the essential oil of Mentha spicata cv. Henanshixiang on sunflower oil during the deep-frying of Chinese Maye
Publication date: Available online 7 January 2020Source: LWTAuthor(s): Dongying Wang, Yudong Meng, Chenxi Li, Tingting Li, Dongmin Wang, Xuede WangAbstractSunflower oil is faced with serious problems including oxidation during the deep-frying of Chinese Maye, so a search for natural antioxidants is quite necessary. In the present study, after deep-fried for 30 h, the addition of the essential oil of the aerial parts from M. spicata cv. Henanshixiang (MSEO) to sunflower oil at 0.08 g/kg not only significantly restrained the increase of total polar compounds (TPC), thiobarbituric acid (TBA), conjugated dienes, conjugated...
Source: LWT Food Science and Technology - January 8, 2020 Category: Food Science Source Type: research

Biological Properties and Bioactive Components of Mentha spicata L. Essential Oil: Focus on Potential Benefits in the Treatment of Obesity, Alzheimer's Disease, Dermatophytosis, and Drug-Resistant Infections.
Authors: Ali-Shtayeh MS, Jamous RM, Abu-Zaitoun SY, Khasati AI, Kalbouneh SR Abstract In the present study, the medicinal aromatic plant Mentha spicata has been investigated as a source of essential oil (EO) and pharmaceuticals. The quantity and composition of EO from M. spicata cultivated in Palestine were analyzed seasonally over a three-year period. A significantly higher EO content was produced in summer and fall months (2.54-2.79%). Chemical analysis of EO revealed 31 compounds with oxygenated monoterpenes (90%) as the most abundant components followed by sesquiterpene and monoterpene hydrocarbons (6 ...
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - November 28, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research

Nicotine-induced oxidative stress, testis injury, AChE inhibition and brain damage alleviated by Mentha spicata
AbstractNicotine mediates some of the injurious effects caused by consuming tobacco products. The aim of this work is to investigate the protective effects ofMentha spicata extract (ME) supplementation on the testis and brain of nicotine-induced oxidative damage rats. ME extract showed interesting hydrogen peroxide-scavenging activity. HPLC –DAD analysis of ME revealed the presence of nine compounds among them gallic acid was the major one (165.44 µg/g ME). Thirty-two rats were randomly divided into four groups: control, a nicotine-treated group (1 mg/kg i.p.), a group receiving ME (100 mg/kg), and a group receiving ...
Source: Inflammopharmacology - October 22, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research

Preparation, structural analysis, morphological investigation and electrical properties of gold nanoparticles filled polyvinyl alcohol/carboxymethyl cellulose blend
Publication date: Available online 16 October 2019Source: Journal of Materials Research and TechnologyAuthor(s): M.A. Morsi, A.H. Oraby, A.G. Elshahawy, R.M. Abd El-HadyAbstractPolymer nanocomposite samples have been prepared through the solution casting method utilizing a polymer blend of polyvinyl alcohol and carboxymethyl cellulose (70/30 wt.%) as organic host matrix and different concentrations of biosynthesized gold nanoparticles (Au NPs) by the leaf extract of green mint (Mentha Spicata L.) as inorganic nanofiller. The structural, optical and morphological properties of these samples have been through FT-IR, XRD...
Source: Journal of Materials Research and Technology - October 16, 2019 Category: Materials Science Source Type: research

FEMA GRAS assessment of natural flavor complexes: Mint, buchu, dill and caraway derived flavoring ingredients.
Abstract In 2015, the Expert Panel of the Flavor and Extract Manufacturers Association (FEMA) initiated a re-evaluation of the safety of over 250 natural flavor complexes (NFCs) used as flavor ingredients. NFC flavor materials include a variety of essential oils and botanical extracts. The re-evaluation of NFCs is conducted based on a constituent-based procedure outlined in 2005 and updated in 2018 to evaluate the safety of NFCs for their intended use as flavor ingredients. This procedure is applied in the re-evaluation of the generally recognized as safe (GRAS) status of NFCs with constituent profiles tha...
Source: Food and Chemical Toxicology - October 7, 2019 Category: Food Science Authors: Cohen SM, Eisenbrand G, Fukushima S, Gooderham NJ, Guengerich FP, Hecht SS, Rietjens IMCM, Bastaki M, Davidsen JM, Harman CL, McGowen MM, Taylor SV Tags: Food Chem Toxicol Source Type: research

Molecules, Vol. 24, Pages 2825: Chemical Composition and Antioxidant Properties of Essential Oils from Peppermint, Native Spearmint and Scotch Spearmint
n Cao Peng Ji Natural antioxidants have drawn growing interest for use in animal feed and the food industry. In the current study, essential oils (EOs) obtained from hydrodistillation of three mentha species, including Mentha piperita (peppermint), Mentha spicata (native spearmint) and Mentha gracilis (Scotch spearmint), harvested in the Midwest region in the United States, were analyzed for their chemical composition using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry, and their antioxidant properties were assessed through chemical assays, in vitro cell culture modeling and in Caenorhabditis elegans (C. elegans). The activit...
Source: Molecules - August 1, 2019 Category: Chemistry Authors: Zhaohai Wu Bie Tan Yanhong Liu James Dunn Patricia Martorell Guerola Marta Tortajada Zhijun Cao Peng Ji Tags: Article Source Type: research