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Chemical Composition of the Fixed and Volatile Oils of Nigella sativa L. from Iran
Abstract The chemical composition of the extracted fixed oil (total fatty acid composition) and volatile oil of Nigella sativa L. seeds grown in Iran were determined by GC and GC/MS. Eight fattyExpand
Oral supplementation of turmeric attenuates proteinuria, transforming growth factor-β and interleukin-8 levels in patients with overt type 2 diabetic nephropathy: A randomized, double-blind and
Short-term turmeric supplementation can attenuate proteinuria, TGF-β and IL-8 in patients with overt type 2 diabetic nephropathy and can be administered as a safe adjuvant therapy for these patients. Expand
Effects of fertilizer on yield, essential oil composition, total phenolic content and antioxidant activity in Satureja hortensis L. (Lamiaceae) cultivated in Iran
The effects of different amounts of compelet fertilizer on the yield, fresh and dry weight, essential oil composition, total phenolic content and antioxidant activity ofSatureja hortensis L. wasExpand
Composition and biological activities of essential oils from four Heracleum species
Cytotoxic activity assessed on three human cancer cell lines showed that essential oils from H. transcaucasicum had moderate antitumoral activities, and none of the essential oils showed significant antimicrobial activities. Expand
Ohmic‐assisted hydrodistillation of essential oils from Zataria multiflora Boiss (Shirazi thyme)
Summary Ohmic-assisted hydrodistillation (OAHD) is a combination of ohmic heating and distillation, and could be considered as a novel method for the extraction of essential oils. Major problemsExpand
Chemical constituents of the essential oil of Stachys lavandulifolia Vahl from Iran
Abstract The essential oil of Stachys lavandulifolia Vahl (Lamiaceae) was isolated by hydrodistillation of the aerial parts of the plant and the oil was obtained with 0.25% yield,which was analyzedExpand
Volatile constituents of the essential oil of Nepeta ucrainica L. ssp. kopetdaghensis from Iran
Composition of the volatile oil of Nepeta ucraininca L. ssp. kopetdaghensis (Lamiaceae) was investigated by GLC and GC-MS. Forty-one compounds representing 89.5% of the total oil were characterized.Expand
Essential oil composition of four Hypericum species from Iran
L., is used as a valuable medicinal plant for nervous exhaustion, depression, and seasonal affective disorders [3]. This genus contains a wide range of different natural product classes, includingExpand
Curcumin protects rats against acetaminophen-induced hepatorenal damages and shows synergistic activity with N-acetyl cysteine.
Curcumin can protect the liver and kidney from the damage caused by acetaminophen overdose and has the potential to be used in a combination therapy with NAC, significantly decreasing the therapeutic dose of NAC and therefore its side-effects. Expand
Extraction of essential oils from Mentha piperita using advanced techniques: Microwave versus ohmic assisted hydrodistillation
Abstract Ohmic and microwave assisted hydrodistillation (OAHD and MAHD, respectively) are advanced hydrodistillation (HD) techniques utilizing ohmic and microwave heating processes for extraction ofExpand