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Resveratrol: A Double-Edged Sword in Health Benefits
This review summarized current data on resveratrol pharmacological effects and confirmed its anticancer properties, as well as other bioactive effects, namely as anti-inflammatory, anticarcinogenic, cardioprotective, vasorelaxant, phytoestrogenic and neuroprotective. Expand
The Therapeutic Potential of Apigenin
This work is an updated overview of apigenin, focusing on its health-promoting effects/therapeutic functions and, in particular, results of in vivo research, and an introduction to its chemistry. Expand
Biological Activities of Essential Oils: From Plant Chemoecology to Traditional Healing Systems
The paucity of in human studies limits the potential of essential oils as effective and safe phytotherapeutic agents, and more well-designed clinical trials are needed in order to ascertain the real efficacy and safety of these plant products. Expand
Carvacrol and human health: A comprehensive review
The present review illustrates the state‐of‐the‐art studies on the antimicrobial, antioxidant, and anticancer properties of CV. Expand
Phytochemical Compositions and Biological Activities of Essential Oil from Xanthium strumarium L.
The antibacterial and antifungal screening of the essential oil from fresh cocklebur leaves showed that all assayed concentrations significantly inhibited the growth of Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus subtilis, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Candida albicans and Aspergillus niger. Expand
Plants of Genus Mentha: From Farm to Food Factory
In this review, a special emphasis was given to mint-derived products as an interesting alternative to artificial preservatives towards establishing a wide range of applications for shelf-life extension of food ingredients and even foodstuffs. Expand
Pulicaria vulgaris Gaertn. essential oil: an alternative or complementary treatment for Leishmaniasis.
P. vulgaris EO was active against the promastigote forms of L. major and L. infantum, with IC50 values of 244.70 and 233.65 µg/mL, respectively, and may serve as an alternative or complementary treatment for leishmaniasis. Expand
Plants of the Genus Zingiber as a Source of Bioactive Phytochemicals: From Tradition to Pharmacy
Plants of the genus Zingiber (Family Zingiberaceae) are widely used throughout the world as food and medicinal plants. They represent very popular herbal remedies in various traditional healingExpand
Plants of the Melaleuca Genus as Antimicrobial Agents: From Farm to Pharmacy
Plants belonging to Melaleuca genus (Myrtaceae family) are native to Oceania, where they have been used for ages by Aborigine people in Australian traditional medicine, mainly because of theirExpand
Lifestyle, Oxidative Stress, and Antioxidants: Back and Forth in the Pathophysiology of Chronic Diseases
The diseases in which oxidative stress is one of the triggers and the plant-derived antioxidant compounds with their mechanisms of antioxidant defenses that can help in the prevention of these diseases are discussed. Expand