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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115548/frankincense-pine-needle-and-geranium-essential-oils-suppress-tumor-progression-through-the-regulation-of-the-ampk-mtor-pathway-in-breast-cancer
#1
Peng Ren, Xiang Ren, Lei Cheng, Lixin Xu
BC (BC), as the most common malignancy in women worldwide, is associated with high morbidity and mortality. However, chemoresistance and toxicity are the main causes that limit the success of treatment in aggressive BC cases. Thus, there is a vital need to identify and develop novel therapeutic agents. Frankincense, pine needle and geranium essential oils have been reported to play critical biological activities in cancer. However, to the best of our knowledge whether frankincense, pine needle and geranium essential oils have any effect on the progression of BC in MCF-7 cells remains unclear...
November 1, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109091/transcriptomic-profiling-of-mda-mb-231-cells-exposed-to-boswellia-serrata-and-3-o-acetyl-b-boswellic-acid-er-upr-mediated-programmed-cell-death
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REVIEW
Elizabeth A Mazzio, Charles A Lewis, Karam F A Soliman
BACKGROUND/AIM: Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) is characterized by the absence of hormone receptors (estrogen, progesterone and human epidermal growth factor receptor-2) and a relatively poor prognosis due to inefficacy of hormone receptor-based chemotherapies. It is imperative that we continue to explore natural products with potential to impede growth and metastasis of TNBC. In this study, we screened over 1,000 natural products for capacity to induce cell death in TNBC (MDA-MB -231) cells...
November 2017: Cancer Genomics & Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053752/rhizospheric-microbial-communities-associated-with-wild-and-cultivated-frankincense-producing-boswellia-sacra-tree
#3
Abdul Latif Khan, Sajjad Asaf, Ahmed Al-Rawahi, In-Jung Lee, Ahmed Al-Harrasi
Boswellia sacra, a frankincense producing endemic tree, has been well known for its cultural, religious and economic values. However, the tree has been least explored for the associated microsymbiota in the rhizosphere. The current study elucidates the fungal and bacterial communities of the rhizospheric regions of the wild and cultivated B. sacra tree populations through next generation sequencing. The sequence analysis showed the existence of 1006±8.9 and 60.6±3.1 operational taxonomic unit (OTUs) for bacterial and fungal communities respectively...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28959837/-effects-of-frankincense-and-myrrh-essential-oil-on-transdermal-absorption-in-vitro-of-chuanxiong-and-penetration-mechanism-of-skin-blood-flow
#4
Xiao-Fang Zhu, Jing Luo, Yong-Mei Guan, Ya-Ting Yu, Chen Jin, Wei-Feng Zhu, Hong-Ning Liu
The aim of this paper was to explore the effects of Frankincense and Myrrh essential oil on transdermal absorption in vitro of Chuanxiong, and to investigate the possible penetration mechanism of their essential oil from the perspective of skin blood perfusion changes. Transdermal tests were performed in vitro with excised mice skin by improved Franz diffusion cells. The cumulative penetration amounts of ferulic acid in Chuanxiong were determined by HPLC to investigate the effects of Frankincense and Myrrh essential oil on transdermal permeation properties of Chuanxiong...
February 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929699/-transmission-and-development-of-foreign-medicinal-materials-in-the-tang-and-song-dynasties
#5
Meng-Hua Wu, Zhong-Zhen Zhao, Hui Cao
Many foreign medicinal materials that were imported to China via the Silk Road and maritime trade have enriched Chinese medicine. Imported foreign medicines reached a high point by the Tang and Song Dynasties, particularly in the case of aromatic medicines, which supplemented domestic Chinese aromatics and were widely employed in official dispensaries in the Song Dynasty. This study investigated historical records related to imported Chinese medicines in the Tang and Song periods, focusing on their varieties, quantity, use, and localization trends...
November 2016: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740739/a-combined-water-extract-of-frankincense-and-myrrh-alleviates-neuropathic-pain-in-mice-via-modulation-of-trpv1
#6
Danyou Hu, Changming Wang, Fengxian Li, Shulan Su, Niuniu Yang, Yan Yang, Chan Zhu, Hao Shi, Lei Yu, Xiao Geng, Leying Gu, Xiaolin Yuan, Zhongli Wang, Guang Yu, Zongxiang Tang
Frankincense and myrrh are widely used in clinics as a pair of herbs to obtain a synergistic effect for relieving pain. To illuminate the analgesia mechanism of frankincense and myrrh, we assessed its effect in a neuropathic pain mouse model. Transient receptor potential vanilloid 1 (TRPV1) plays a crucial role in neuropathic pain and influences the plasticity of neuronal connectivity. We hypothesized that the water extraction of frankincense and myrrh (WFM) exerted its analgesia effect by modulating the neuronal function of TRPV1...
2017: Neural Plasticity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738439/terpenoids-from-the-oleo-gum-resin-of-boswellia-serrata-and-their-antiplasmodial-effects-in-vitro
#7
Hippolyt L Greve, Marcel Kaiser, Reto Brun, Thomas J Schmidt
In the course of our ongoing search for new natural products as leads against protozoal diseases, the dichloromethane extract of Indian frankincense, the oleo-gum-resin obtained from Boswellia serrata, showed in vitro activity against Plasmodium falciparum. Bioactivity-guided fractionation led to the isolation of eight diterpenes: (1S,3E,7E,11R)-verticilla-3,7,12(18)-triene (1), cembrene A (2), serratol (3), 1S,3E,7R,8R,11E-7,8-epoxy-cembra-3,11-dien-1-ol (4), incensole oxide (5), rel (1S,3R,7E,11S,12R)-1,12-epoxy-4-methylenecembr-7-ene-3, 11-diol (6), isoincensole oxide (7), and isodecaryiol (8)...
October 2017: Planta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633539/a-survey-on-chemical-constituents-and-indications-of-aromatic-waters-soft-drinks-hydrosols-used-in-persian-nutrition-culture-and-folk-medicine-for-neurological-disorders-and-mental-health
#8
Azadeh Hamedi, Ardalan Pasdaran, Zahra Zebarjad, Mahmoodreza Moein
In Persian nutrition culture, drinking aromatic waters (hydrosols, distillate) has a long history as functional beverages or therapeutic remedies. The co-distilled water with essential oils, which contains partial amounts of more water-soluble volatile compounds are diluted and used as beverages. Since the solubility of volatile components is different in water, the overall composition, and thus the biological activities of aromatic waters seem to be different from the essential oils they were co-distilled with...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Evidence-based Complementary & Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549801/methanolic-extract-of-boswellia-serrata-exhibits-anti-cancer-activities-by-targeting-microsomal-prostaglandin-e-synthase-1-in-human-colon-cancer-cells
#9
Tayebeh Ranjbarnejad, Massoud Saidijam, Shirin Moradkhani, Rezvan Najafi
BACKGROUND: Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the most common cancer. A proper method to reduce mortality of CRC is chemoprevention to prevent initiation and promotion of intestinal tumorgenesis. One of the promising and developing chemopreventive agents is natural compounds found in plants. Frankincense, the resin extract from the Boswellia specious, has been used in traditional and modern medicine for treating various diseases with very minimal side effects. In the current study, we investigated the anti-cancer activity of methanolic extract of Boswellia serrata (B...
May 24, 2017: Prostaglandins & Other Lipid Mediators
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437753/p-gp-modulatory-acetyl-11-keto-%C3%AE-boswellic-acid-based-nanoemulsified-carrier-system-for-augmented-oral-chemotherapy-of-docetaxel
#10
Gitu Pandey, Naresh Mittapelly, Guru Raghavendra Valicherla, Ravi Prakash Shukla, Shweta Sharma, Venkatesh Teja Banala, Sandeep Urandur, Arun Kumar Jajoriya, Kalyan Mitra, D P Mishra, J R Gayen, P R Mishra
In spite of being a very potent and promising drug against many types of cancer, docetaxel suffers the disadvantage of low solubility and poor bioavailability rendering it unsuitable for oral administration. Also, the available marketed formulation for intravenous administration has its inherent drawbacks owing to the presence of polysorbate 80. Here, we exploited the anticancer and P-gp inhibitory potential of naturally occurring frankincense oil to fabricate a stable docetaxel loaded nanoemulsified carrier system for oral delivery...
April 15, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386311/antioxidant-and-ex-vivo-immune-system-regulatory-properties-of-boswellia-serrata-extracts
#11
Daniela Beghelli, Gloria Isani, Paola Roncada, Giulia Andreani, Onelia Bistoni, Martina Bertocchi, Giulio Lupidi, Alessia Alunno
Boswellia serrata (BS) is an important traditional medicinal plant that currently represents an interesting topic for pharmaceutical research since it possesses several pharmacological properties (e.g., anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and antitumour). The safety and versatility of this dietary supplement should allow for its use in numerous pathological conditions; however the quality of the extracts needs to be standardized to increase the clinical success rate resulting from its use. In the present study, different commercially available B...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381769/a-review-of-anti-inflammatory-terpenoids-from-the-incense-gum-resins-frankincense-and-myrrh
#12
Toshio Morikawa, Hisashi Matsuda, Masayuki Yoshikawa
Frankincense and myrrh have been used as incense in religious and cultural ceremonies since the beginning of written history. Their common medicinal properties are used in the treatment for inflammatory conditions, some cancerous diseases, and wound healing. In the course of our characterization of the anti-inflammatory constituents from frankincense and myrrh, several terpenoid constituents were found to inhibit nitric oxide production in lipopolysaccharide-activated mouse peritoneal macrophages. Here we review the structure of those terpenoid constituents from the gum resins of frankincense and myrrh and evaluate their anti-inflammatory effects by their nitric oxide production inhibitory activity...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Oleo Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326753/effects-of-essential-oil-exposure-on-salivary-estrogen-concentration-in-perimenopausal-women
#13
Kazuyuki Shinohara, Hirokazu Doi, Chizu Kumagai, Erika Sawano, Wataru Tarumi
OBJECTIVES: The menopausal transition is the time from the onset of menstrual changes until one year after the final menstrual period. During this phase, perimenopausal women experience a variety of health-related symptoms, which seemingly derive from declining level of estrogen secretion. It has long been recognized that some essential oils have the efficacy of alleviating menopausal symptoms. On the basis of this, it is possible that these essential oils have the potency to facilitate estrogen secretion in women...
January 2017: Neuro Endocrinology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278495/antioxidant-supplements-and-gastrointestinal-diseases-a-critical-appraisal
#14
Islam Khan, Sue E Samson, Ashok Kumar Grover
The gastrointestinal tract digests and absorbs dietary nutrients, protects the body against physical and chemical damage from contents in its lumen, provides immunity against external antigens, and keeps an optimum environment for the gut microbiota. These functions cannot be performed normally in several diseases of which the following are discussed here: irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease, which includes Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Because these diseases are associated with oxidative stress, a host of antioxidant supplements are used for maintenance and recovery of the gut functions...
2017: Medical Principles and Practice: International Journal of the Kuwait University, Health Science Centre
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27975612/search-for-new-antiprotozoal-leads-in-oleo-gum-resins-from-plants-of-the-family-burseraceae-indian-frankincense-and-myrrh
#15
H L Greve, M Kaiser, R Brun, T J Schmidt
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Planta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27975355/-christmas-from-an-allergist-s-perspective
#16
REVIEW
Bettina Wedi
The customs and traditions associated with Christmas may result in allergic reactions to allergens that are typical for this period. On the one hand the rise in prevalence of allergic diseases has continued in the industrialized world for the last decades and allergies are regarded as widespread diseases. On the other hand the 21th century is a time of "allergy delusion". This review summarizes the facts about allergic reactions to Christmas typical decoration, food and behavior. Taken together, allergic reactions to Christmas tree, poinsettia, Christmas cactus, perfumed candles, Christmas typical food, common gifts like mobile phones and laptops, frankincense, myrrh and pollens have been described but in very rare instances...
December 2016: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27765357/a-single-dose-randomized-cross-over-two-way-open-label-study-for-comparing-the-absorption-of-boswellic-acids-and-its-lecithin-formulation
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Antonella Riva, Paolo Morazzoni, Christian Artaria, Pietro Allegrini, Jürgen Meins, Daniele Savio, Giovanni Appendino, Manfred Schubert-Zsilavecz, Mona Abdel-Tawab
BACKGROUND: The oral administration of the gum resin extracts of Indian frankincense (Boswellia serrata Roxb. ex Colebr) results in very low plasma concentrations of boswellic acids (BAs), being far below the pharmacologically active concentrations required in vitro for anti-inflammatory activity. For that reason the use of Indian frankincense in clinical practice and pharmaceutical development has substantially lagged behind. Recently the application of new formulation technologies resulted in a formulation of frankincense extract with lecithin, which revealed improved absorption and tissue penetration of BAs in a rodent study, leading for the first time to plasma concentrations of BAs in the range of their anti-inflammatory activity...
November 15, 2016: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27699963/the-cis-and-trans-olibanic-acids-key-odorants-of-frankincense
#18
Céline Cerutti-Delasalle, Mohamed Mehiri, Cecilia Cagliero, Patrizia Rubiolo, Carlo Bicchi, Uwe J Meierhenrich, Nicolas Baldovini
Frankincense (olibanum) is one of the oldest aromatic materials used by humans, but the key molecular constituents contributing to its characteristic odor remained unknown. Reported herein is the discovery that (1S,2S)-(+)-trans- and (1S,2R)-(+)-cis-2-octylcyclopropyl-1-carboxylic acids are highly potent and substantive odorants occurring in ppm amounts in all of the frankincense samples analyzed, even those showing radically different volatile compositions. These cyclopropyl-derived acids provide the very characteristic old churchlike endnote of the frankincense odor...
October 24, 2016: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27531547/cancer-chemopreventive-effects-of-boswellia-sacra-gum-resin-hydrodistillates-on-invasive-urothelial-cell-carcinoma-report-of-a-case
#19
Ding Xia, Weiwei Lou, Kar-Ming Fung, Cole L Wolley, Mahmoud M Suhail, Hsueh-Kung Lin
A 52-year-old Hispanic male presented with hematuria and was later diagnosed with a large invasive high-grade urothelial cell carcinoma (UCC) of the urinary bladder, but with ambiguous pT1/pT2 staging regarding musclaris propria invasion by UCC. The conventional treatment including radical cystoprostatectomy followed by neoadjuvant chemotherapy with or without radiation therapy was presented. The patient decided to delay the standard therapy until a later stage, but elected to go through transurethral resection of bladder tumor (TURBT) without Bacillus Calmette-Guérin instillation...
December 2017: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27516988/therapeutic-effect-of-frankincense-in-a-rat-model-of-alzheimer-s-disease
#20
Siamak Beheshti, Rezvan Aghaie
OBJECTIVE: Frankincense improves memory in different models of learning. However, its influence on models of Alzheimer's disease (AD) has not been studied widely. In the present study, the therapeutic effect of frankincense was evaluated in a model of AD induced by i.c.v administration of streptozotocin. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Under stereotaxic surgery, two guide cannulas were implanted in the lateral ventricles of adult male Wistar rats weighing 230-270 g. One group received streptozotocin (1...
July 2016: Avicenna Journal of Phytomedicine
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