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Mechanisms of Antibacterial Action of Three Monoterpenes
ABSTRACT In the present paper, we report the antimicrobial efficacy of three monoterpenes [linalyl acetate, (+)menthol, and thymol] against the gram-positive bacterium Staphylococcus aureus and theExpand
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Hepatotoxicity from green tea: a review of the literature and two unpublished cases
PurposeTo review the current literature on suspected green tea-related hepatic reactions and to describe two new cases reported within the framework of the Italian surveillance system of naturalExpand
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Menthol: a natural analgesic compound
Menthol, after topical application, causes a feeling of coolness due to stimulation of 'cold' receptors by inhibiting Ca++ currents of neuronal membranes. Since Ca++ channel blockers are endowed withExpand
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Evaluation of ocular permeation enhancers: In vitro effects on corneal transport of four β-blockers, and in vitro/in vivo toxic activity
Abstract The efficacy and toxicity of a series of prospective ocular penetration enhancers (benzalkonium chloride, EDTA, non-ionic surfactants, surface-active heteroglycosides and bile salts) wasExpand
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The antimutagenic activity of Lavandula angustifolia (lavender) essential oil in the bacterial reverse mutation assay.
Essential oils from Melaleuca alternifolia (tea-tree oil) and Lavandula angustifolia (lavender oil) are commonly used to treat minor health problems. Tea-tree oil possesses broad-spectrumExpand
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Atractylis gummifera L. poisoning: an ethnopharmacological review.
Atractylis gummifera L. (Asteraceae) is a thistle located in the Mediterranean regions. Despite the plant's well-known toxicity, its ingestion continues to be a common cause of poisoning. TheExpand
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Antimicrobial properties of the linalol‐rich essential oil of Hyssopus officinalis L. var decumbens (Lamiaceae)
The antimicrobial activity of essential oil of Hyssopus officinalis L. var decumbens (Jordan & Fourr.) Briq. from France (Banon) and Hyssopus officinalis L. from Italy (Piedmont) was studied takingExpand
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Hepatitis from Greater celandine (Chelidonium majus L.): review of literature and report of a new case.
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE Folk medicine is a rich source of useful therapeutic tools. Nevertheless, use of medicinal plants can have unwanted, negative effects. By means of the description of anExpand
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Anti-proliferative effect on a prostatic epithelial cell line (PZ-HPV-7) by Epilobium angustifolium L.
Symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a common condition in elderly men and has a significant impact on their daily lives. The drugs prescribed for treatment include alpha1-blockers,Expand
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Local anaesthetic activity of the essential oil of Lavandula angustifolia.
In this work we studied the local anaesthetic activity of the essential oil obtained from Lavandula angustifolia Mill., a medicinal plant traditionally used as an antispasmodic. We compared itsExpand
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