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Botanical drugs based on Artemisia annua L. (Asteraceae) are important in the treatment of malaria. Alongside with artemisinin, this aromatic species produces high and variable amounts of other chemicals that have mostly unknown biological/pharmacological activities. Herein, we have studied the toxicological/pharmacological profile of volatile constituents(More)
The leaf essential oil of Filipendula vulgaris, consisting mainly of salicylaldehyde (68.6%), was screened for its antimicrobial activity by the disk diffusion and microdilution broth assays. The essential oil remarkably inhibited the growth of all of the tested bacteria and fungi. It seems that the antimicrobial nature of F. vulgaris essential oil can be(More)
Choisya ternata Kunth (Rutaceae) is native to North America where it is popularly known as "Mexican orange". In this study, the anti-inflammatory effects of the essential oil (EO) obtained from the leaves of C. ternata, one of its minor components (ternanthranin-ISOAN) and its two synthetic analogues (methyl and propyl N-methylanthranilate--MAN and PAN)(More)
Microbial infectious diseases continue to be one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality. It has been estimated that microbial species comprise about 60% of the Earth's biomass. This, together with the fact that their genetic, metabolic and physiological diversity is extraordinary, makes them a major threat to the health and development of(More)
The extracts of aerial parts of Achillea clavennae, Achillea holosericea, Achillea lingulata and Achillea millefolium (hexane:ether:methanol=1:1:1) have been tested for antimicrobial activity in a disk diffusion assay against five bacteria (Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Salmonella enteritidis) and(More)
A series of new imines and amines have been synthesized by condensation of 1H-3-ferrocenyl-1-phenylpyrazole-4-carboxaldehyde with the corresponding amines, followed by reduction with sodium borohydride. The synthesized compounds have been screened for their in vitro antimicrobial activity against 11 bacteria and three fungal/yeast strains, using disc(More)
INTRODUCTION Unfortunately, contaminants of synthetic/artificial origin are sometimes identified as major constituents of essential oils or plant extracts and considered to be biologically active native plant metabolites. OBJECTIVE To explore the possibility of early recognition and to create a list of some of the most common semi-volatile contaminants of(More)
A small library containing four different series of new ferrocene derivatives, 2-(alkylsulfanyl)-1-ferrocenylethan-1-ols, 3-(alkylsulfanyl)-1-ferrocenylpropan-1-ols, (E)- and (Z)-2-(alkylsulfanyl)-1-ferrocenylethan-1-one oximes, and (E)- and (Z)-3-(alkylsulfanyl)-1-ferrocenylpropan-1-one oximes (36 different compounds in total) was synthesized starting from(More)
The volatile constituents of the sterile stems of Equisetum arvense L. (Equisetaceae) were investigated for the first time using GC, GC/MS and (13)C-NMR. Twenty-five compounds were identified. Hexahydrofarnesyl acetone (18.34%), cis-geranyl acetone (13.74%), thymol (12.09%) and trans-phytol (10.06%) were the major constituents. A disk diffusion method was(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the inhibitory/bactericidal activity and cell membrane effects of the hydrodistilled essential oil of Inula helenium L. roots against Staphylococcus aureus. Additionally, detailed chemical investigation was done in order to pinpoint the most active oil constituents and also the parts of these molecules(More)