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melissa officinalis

Damiana Scuteri, Laura Rombola, Laura Tridico, Hirokazu Mizoguchi, Chizuko Watanabe, Tsukasa Sakurada, Shinobu Sakurada, Maria TIziana Corasaniti, Giacinto Bagetta, Luigi Antonio Morrone
1.1. BACKGROUND: Alzheimer's Disease (AD) accounts for approximately 50% of all cases of dementia and, in spite of the great effort for the development of disease-modifying drugs, a definitive treatment of cognitive impairment is not available yet. A perfect adherence to the current therapy of cognitive decline is needed for a better control of the disease and this is proven to reduce, though not completely abolish, the associated Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSDs) from occurring...
March 6, 2018: Current Medicinal Chemistry
Ivelina Vasileva, Rositsa Denkova, Rosen Chochkov, Desislava Teneva, Zapryana Denkova, Tzvetelin Dessev, Petko Denev, Anton Slavov
The effect of lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) and melissa (Melissa Officinalis) waste on preparation, characteristics and shelf life of bread was investigated. It was found that lavender and melissa waste, generated yearly in large amounts, were rich on polyphenols (especially rosmarinic acid) and aroma compounds, and exhibited high antioxidant and antimicrobial activity. The bread with 2.5% lavender waste was characterized with the highest loaf volume and loaf specific volume. The total dietary fiber increased three times and the polyphenols and flavonoids increased more than four times for breads with added 5% lavender and melissa waste, compared to control sample...
July 1, 2018: Food Chemistry
Petar Knezevic, Verica Aleksic Sabo, Natasa Simin, Marija Lesjak, Neda Mimica-Dukic
Helicobacter pylori is a major infective etiological agent of the upper gastrointestinal tract diseases. The bacterium exhibits resistance to various conventional antibiotics, being usually challenging for eradication. Since there is an urge to consider alternative therapeutic strategies, the aim of the study was to examine selected essential oils of plants belonging to families Cupressaceae (Juniperus communis) and Lamiaceae (Hyssopus officinalis, Salvia officinalis, Melissa officinalis, Lavandula angustifolia, Ocimum basilicum and Thymus serpyllum) against H...
February 8, 2018: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
Ileana Cocan, Ersilia Alexa, Corina Danciu, Isidora Radulov, Atena Galuscan, Diana Obistioiu, Attila Alexandru Morvay, Renata Maria Sumalan, Mariana-Atena Poiana, Georgeta Pop, Cristina Adriana Dehelean
The current study aimed to investigate ethanolic extracts from the following medicinal plant species cultivated in western Romania: Melissa officinalis L., Rosmarinus officinalis L. (RO) and Salvia officinalis L. (SO). Antioxidant activity, total phenolics content and a profile of the main hydroxycinnamic acids (HCAs), including caffeic, ferulic, coumaric and rosmarinic acids, was determined for each plant extract. The in vitro antimicrobial activity against four bacterial strains ( Escherichia coli , Listeria -, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus ), and the effect on cell viability in two melanoma cell lines (B164A5 murine melanoma and A375 human melanoma) was also assessed...
February 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
N S L Perry, R Menzies, F Hodgson, P Wedgewood, M-J R Howes, H J Brooker, K A Wesnes, E K Perry
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate for the first time the effects of a combination of sage, rosemary and melissa (Salvia officinalis L., Rosmarinus officinalis L. and Melissa officinalis L.; SRM), traditional European medicines, on verbal recall in normal healthy subjects. To devise a suitable study design for assessing the clinical efficacy of traditional herbal medicines for memory and brain function. METHODS: Forty-four normal healthy subjects (mean age 61 ± 9.26y SD; m/f 6/38) participated in this study...
January 15, 2018: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
Cristina Caleja, Lillian Barros, João C M Barreira, Ana Ciric, Marina Sokovic, Ricardo C Calhelha, M Beatriz, P P Oliveira, Isabel C F R Ferreira
Melissa officinalis (lemon balm) and its extracts have been frequently reported as possessing bioactive properties, offering the potential for use in development/enrichment of food products with additional functional capabilities, providing health benefits to consumers. The antioxidant, antibacterial and antifungal activity of lemon balm extract, as well as its potential hepatotoxicity were thoroughly evaluated. The extracts were then incorporated into cupcakes and their preserving effect, chemical composition, colour parameters and antioxidant activity were compared with those provided by potassium sorbate...
June 1, 2018: Food Chemistry
Rahele Kargozar, Hoda Azizi, Roshanak Salari
Background: Acute menopausal syndrome especially hot flashes, is one of the most common gynecological problems during menopause. Due to the side effects of hormone therapy, herbal and complementary medicines are always of immense interest to people in the treatment and management of the symptoms and complications of menopause. Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the mechanisms and effects of medicinal plants employed in the treatment of menopausal symptoms...
November 2017: Electronic Physician
Remigius Chizzola, Ulrike Lohwasser, Chlodwig Franz
Phytochemical characters were evaluated in a five-year-old lemon balm collection consisting of 15 and 13 subspecies officinalis and altissima accessions, respectively. Stems were lower in essential oil than leaves. First cut leaves (June) gave more oil than those of the second cut (August). Subspecies officinalis plants had leaf oils rich in geranial, neral and citronellal in various proportions in the first cut. However, in the second cut the oils from all accessions appeared very similar with 80-90% geranial plus neral...
January 31, 2018: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
Naval Heydari, Mansure Dehghani, Maasumeh Emamghoreishi, Marzieh Akbarzadeh
Introduction In spite of its importance, the psychological health requirements of adolescents are ignored; due to the occurrence of mental disorders in this age group and also public interest in the use of supplementary and alternative treatments such as herbal drugs for mental disorders, this study was carried out aimed at examining the impact of the Melissa officinalis capsule on the psychological health of female adolescents. Methodology In this randomized clinical trial study, 100 female adolescents were assigned to two groups of either drug and placebo groups...
January 25, 2018: International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health
Irina Fierascu, Milen I Georgiev, Alina Ortan, Radu Claudiu Fierascu, Sorin Marius Avramescu, Daniela Ionescu, Anca Sutan, Alexandru Brinzan, Lia Mara Ditu
The development of methods for obtaining new materials with antimicrobial properties, based on green chemistry principles has been a target of research over the past few years. The present paper describes the phyto-mediated synthesis of metallic nano-architectures (gold and silver) via an ethanolic extract of Melissa officinalis L. (obtained by accelerated solvent extraction). Different analytic methods were applied for the evaluation of the extract composition, as well as for the characterization of the phyto-synthesized materials...
September 29, 2017: Scientific Reports
Nikola M Stojanović, Ljiljana Samardžić, Pavle J Randjelović, Niko S Radulović
The aim of this study was to evaluate the usage prevalence of herbal products (HP) and to ascertain the identity, mode and adverse effects of plant taxa used in self-medication practice for anxiety, depression and insomnia in patients with non-psychotic disorders originating from southeastern Serbia. Also, we compared HP users and non-users on the variables of socio-demographic characteristics, information source and origin of HP. The study was done by a face-to-face interview with a trained psychiatrist using a structured questionnaire administered to 136 adult patients suffering from non-psychotic mental disorders...
September 2017: Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal: SPJ: the Official Publication of the Saudi Pharmaceutical Society
Sin-Guang Chen, Yann-Lii Leu, Mei-Ling Cheng, Siew Chin Ting, Ching-Chuan Liu, Shulhn-Der Wang, Cheng-Hung Yang, Cheng-Yu Hung, Hiroaki Sakurai, Kuan-Hsing Chen, Hung-Yao Ho
Enterovirus 71 (EV71) infection is endemic in the Asia-Pacific region. No specific antiviral drug has been available to treat EV71 infection. Melissa officinalis (MO) is a medicinal plant with long history of usage in the European and Middle East. We investigated whether an aqueous solution of concentrated methanolic extract (MOM) possesses antiviral activity. MOM inhibited plaque formation, cytopathic effect, and viral protein synthesis in EV71-infected cells. Using spectral techniques, we identified rosmarinic acid (RA) as a biologically active constituent of MOM...
September 25, 2017: Scientific Reports
Eliana Pereira, Amilcar Antonio, João C M Barreira, Celestino Santos-Buelga, Lillian Barros, Isabel C F R Ferreira
Owing to the overall increase in herbal infusions' consumption, there's a progressively higher need of suitable plant material, as well as adequate conservation techniques to maintain its quality. Among, the available technologies, irradiation is gaining interest as a feasible preservation method. In line with this approach, this wok was designed to evaluate the effects of electron-beam and gamma irradiation over the phenolic profiles of two plant species Melissa officinalis L. (LB) and Melittis melissophyllum L...
February 1, 2018: Food Chemistry
Claudia Tavares Silva, Laura Guimarães Primo, Adrielle Mangabeira, Lucianne Cople Maia, Andrea Fonseca-Gonçalves
Bruxism is a sleep disorder characterized by grinding and biting teeth with multifactorial etiology, resulting in deleterious effects on teeth, periodontium, and temporomandibular joint. There is a lack of scientific evidence evaluating the effectiveness of medicines in treating this parafunction. The present case report was drafted under the rules of CARE checklist. An 8-year-old male patient with sleep bruxism and associated symptoms received a combined homeopathic therapy of Phytolacca decandra 12c and Melissa officinalis 12c for 2 months...
October 2017: Journal of the Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
Krisztina Szabó, Péter Radácsi, Péter Rajhárt, Márta Ladányi, Éva Németh
The aim of the present study was to investigate the impact of water deficiency on five Melissa officinalis genotypes. For three months water supply of 70% (control) and 40% (stress) of soil water capacity treatments have been adjusted in a pot experiment. Considering the morphological data, the different genetic potentials of cultivars were manifested only under optimum water regimes while under drought they merged into one homogeneous basic population representing the species. The biomass data decreased for all cultivars under drought stress, but the degree of loss was genotype specific...
July 22, 2017: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
Manal Kasmi, Mohammed Aourach, Mohammed El Boukari, Said Barrijal, Haiat Essalmani
Grey mould is a major disease threatening the Moroccan tomato; this disease is often controlled by fungicides. However, the latter are a real danger to human health and environment. Thus, this study is part of the research of harmless alternatives such extracts of aromatic and medicinal plants (Lavandula officinalis, Thymus vulgaris, Cymbopogon citratus, and Melissa officinalis). In this study, the extracts of four medicinal and aromatic plants were tested for their antifungal potency in vitro and in vivo in order to select the most effective...
August 2017: Comptes Rendus Biologies
M Martinelli, D Ummarino, F P Giugliano, E Sciorio, C Tortora, D Bruzzese, D De Giovanni, I Rutigliano, S Valenti, C Romano, A Campanozzi, E Miele, A Staiano
BACKGROUND: Infant colic (IC) is a prevalent physiological event of infants, which can disrupt the child's home environment. We aimed to investigate the effectiveness of a mixture of Matricariae chamomilla L., Melissa officinalis L. and tyndallized Lactobacillus acidophilus (HA122) compared with Lactobacillus reuteri DSM 17938 and with simethicone for the treatment of IC. METHODS: A multicenter randomized comparative study was conducted in infants with colic, according to Rome III criteria, who were randomly assigned to receive M...
June 30, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
S A S Griz, T J Matos-Rocha, A F Santos, J G Costa, K C Mousinho
Herein the use of medicinal plants by the population of the 3rd Sanitary District of Maceió-AL city is reported. Transversal description was conducted from February 2013 to January 2014, with a sample of 116 individuals of both Gender Genders aged over 18 years. The ethnobotanical information interviews ethnobotanical information were obtained through semi - structured questionnaire featuring the use of medicinal plants and social and economical data. Descriptive statistics was applied for quantitative variables as mean and standard deviation and proportions for qualitative variables in the frequency table format...
November 2017: Brazilian Journal of Biology, Revista Brasleira de Biologia
Y El Ouadi, M Manssouri, A Bouyanzer, L Majidi, H Bendaif, H Elmsellem, M A Shariati, A Melhaoui, B Hammouti
To investigate biological control methods against post-harvest phytopathogenic fungi in apples, tests on the antifungal activity of essential oil of Melissa officinalis were carried out. The essential oil, obtained by hydrodistillation, was analyzed by gas chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry (GC-MS). Analysis of the essential oil was able to detect 88.7% of the components. The main components are P-mentha-1,2,3-triol (13.1%), P-menth-3-en-8-ol (8.8%), pulegone (8.8%), piperitynone oxide (8.4%) and 2-piperitone oxide (7...
June 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
Shintaro Yui, Suzuka Fujiwara, Katsuhisa Harada, Mahoko Motoike-Hamura, Masashi Sakai, Satoshi Matsubara, Kouji Miyazaki
Glycation, a non-enzymatic glycosylation of proteins, induces tissue damage in association with various diseases and aging phenomena. Pentosidine, an advanced glycation end product, is involved in aging phenomena such as tissue stiffness. In this study, we aimed to find a potent anti-glycation food material and to verify its health benefits by clinical trial. From among 681 hot water plant extracts, lemon balm (Melissa officinalis; LB) leaf extract was selected and revealed to have more potent inhibitory activity for pentosidine formation than a representative anti-glycation agent, aminoguanidine...
2017: Journal of Nutritional Science and Vitaminology
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