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Antibacterial activity of Cuminum cyminum L. and Carum carvi L. essential oils.
Antibacterial activity was particularly high against the genera Clavibacter, Curtobacterium, Rhodococcus, Erwinia, Xanthomonas, Ralstonia, and Agrobacteria, which are responsible for plant or cultivated mushroom diseases worldwide.
Phytochemical composition, anti-inflammatory and antitumour activities of four Teucrium essential oils from Greece
The in vitro cytotoxic assay on three human cancer cell lines showed that the most antiproliferative oils were those from T. heliotropiifolium and T. polium ssp.
Antibacterial activity of Coriandrum sativum L. and Foeniculum vulgare Miller Var. vulgare (Miller) essential oils.
The significant antibacterial activity of essential oils to the bacterial pathogens of mushrooms appears promising and may be useful natural bactericides for the control of bacterial diseases of plants and for seed treatment, in particular in organic agriculture.
Comparative chemical composition, free radical-scavenging and cytotoxic properties of essential oils of six Stachys species from different regions of the Mediterranean Area.
The most antiproliferative essential oil against C32 cell line was the oil of S. germanica with a 77% of inhibition at a concentration of 100 μg/ml, while S. palustris and S. spinosa showed the most antiprology activity on ACHN cell line, with 81, 77% and 73% inhibition, respectively.
Essential oils of Salvia bracteata and Salvia rubifolia from Lebanon: Chemical composition, antimicrobial activity and inhibitory effect on human melanoma cells.
The results on the pharmacological activities of these Salvia species provide an in vitro scientific support for the use of these plants in traditional herbal preparations.
Potential allelochemicals from the essential oil of Ruta graveolens.
The essential oil and some of its minor constituents were effective and dose-dependent inhibitors of both the germination and radicle growth of Ruta graveolens and 2-ketones are not active.
Evaluation of the migration of mutagens/carcinogens from PET bottles into mineral water by Tradescantia/micronuclei test, Comet assay on leukocytes and GC/MS.
GC/MS analysis showed the presence in mineral water of di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate, a nongenotoxic hepatocarcinogenic plasticizer, after 9 months of storage in PET bottles, suggesting the introduction of genotoxins through the distribution pipelines.
Influence of Harvesting Time on Yield and Composition of the Essential Oil of a Thyme (Thymus pulegioides L.) Growing Wild in Campania (Southern Italy)
Essential oil of the Italian thyme Thymus pulegioides growing wild has been extracted by hydrodistillation from leaves and flowers collected at different growth times. The constituents of the
Medicinal plants and phytotherapy in the Amalfitan Coast, Salerno Province, Campania, southern Italy.
The results of an investigation carried out from April 1990 to October 1991 in the Amalfitan Coast, Salerno Province (Southern Italy) show that one hundred and twenty-five species used in traditional medicine, belonging to 53 families, were unknown in Italian phytotherapy or present an unknown therapeutic use.
Chemical Composition and Antimicrobial Activity of the Essential Oils from Three Chemotypes of Origanum vulgare L. ssp. hirtum (Link) Ietswaart Growing Wild in Campania (Southern Italy)
The data obtained contribute to the future view to use the essential oils as natural preservatives for food products, due to their positive effect on their safety and shelf life, and their antibacterial activity against 10 selected microorganisms.