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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29741926/efficacy-of-a-combination-of-melissa-officinalis-l-and-nepeta-menthoides-boiss-buhse-on-insomnia-a-triple-blind-randomized-placebo-controlled-clinical-trial
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Maryam Ranjbar, Alireza Salehi, Hossein Rezaeizadeh, Mohammad M Zarshenas, Khosro Sadeghniiat-Haghighi, Mehran Mirabzadeh, Ali Firoozabadi
BACKGROUND: Insomnia is a prevalent sleep disorder that has not been well managed thus far. There are numerous medicaments for treatment of insomnia, but they have undesirable side effects that make herbal medicine a more viable option. OBJECTIVES: The effectiveness of a combination of Melissa officinalis L. (dry powder) and Nepeta menthoides Boiss. & Buhse (freeze-dried aqueous extract) on insomnia was evaluated. DESIGN AND SETTING: Insomniacs who met the entry criteria participated in a triple-blind randomized placebo-controlled clinical trial at the Persian Medicine (PM) clinic in Tehran...
May 9, 2018: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29720824/optimization-of-extraction-conditions-for-phenolic-acids-from-the-leaves-of-melissa-officinalis-l-using-response-surface-methodology
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Guijae Yoo, Il Kyun Lee, Seonju Park, Nanyoung Kim, Jun Hyung Park, Seung Hyun Kim
Background: Melissa officinalis L. is a well-known medicinal plant from the family Lamiaceae , which is distributed throughout Eastern Mediterranean region and Western Asia. Objective: In this study, response surface methodology (RSM) was utilized to optimize the extraction conditions for bioactive compounds from the leaves of M. officinalis L. Materials and Methods: A Box-Behnken design (BBD) was utilized to evaluate the effects of three independent variables, namely extraction temperature (°C), methanol concentration (%), and solvent-to-material ratio (mL/g) on the responses of the contents of caffeic acid and rosmarinic acid...
April 2018: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668446/antidepressant-effect-and-recognition-memory-improvement-of-two-novel-plant-extract-combinations-antistress-i-and-anti-stress-ii-on-rats-subjected-to-a-model-of-mild-chronic-stress
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Ilin K Kandilarov, Hristina I Zlatanova, Maria T Georgieva-Kotetarova, Ivanka I Kostadinova, Mariana N Katsarova, Stela Z Dimitrova, Ludmil K Lukanov, Ferit Sadakov
BACKGROUND: Chronic stress is one of the main factors which lead to depression - a psychiatric disorder affecting millions of people and predicted to be the second ranked cause of premature death in 2020. Depression is often associated with cognitive disturbances and memory deficit. Plant based therapy could be effective in the treatment of mild to moderate depression due to its low level of adverse reaction, its good tolerability and compliance. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 72 male Wistar rats, divided in 9 groups were given orally for 8 weeks two combinations of dry plant extracts - Antistress I and Antistress II and five individual dry extracts obtained from Serratula coronata, Hypericum perforatum, Valeriana officinalis, Crataegus monogyna and Melissa officinalis...
March 1, 2018: Folia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29556124/an-epidemiological-study-on-herbal-product-self-medication-practice-among-psychotic-outpatients-from-serbia-a-cross-sectional-study
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Gordana Nikolić, Nikola M Stojanović, Pavle J Randjelović, Snežana Manojlović, Niko S Radulović
Utilization of herbal products (HPs) is a common practice in the traditional medicine of people from southeastern Serbia. In this study, we focused on the usage of HPs as a self-medication practice among patients diagnosed with a mental illness, by aiming to ascertain the usage prevalence, the identity of the main plant taxa utilized, their formulations and target symptoms. This was accomplished through a cross-sectional study of psychiatric outpatients, conducted in the Clinic for Mental Health Protection in Niš, and which included a questionnaire on HP utilization and a non-structured psychiatric interview...
March 2018: Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal: SPJ: the Official Publication of the Saudi Pharmaceutical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29521195/neuropharmacological-properties-of-the-essential-oil-of-bergamot-for-the-clinical-management-of-pain-related-bpsds
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29502812/effect-of-lavender-lavandula-angustifolia-and-melissa-melissa-officinalis-waste-on-quality-and-shelf-life-of-bread
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448222/a-colorimetric-broth-microdilution-method-for-assessment-of-helicobacter-pylori-sensitivity-to-antimicrobial-agents
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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...
April 15, 2018: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29434776/phytochemical-screening-and-biological-activity-of-lamiaceae-family-plant-extracts
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433682/a-randomised-double-blind-placebo-controlled-pilot-trial-of-a-combined-extract-of-sage-rosemary-and-melissa-traditional-herbal-medicines-on-the-enhancement-of-memory-in-normal-healthy-subjects-including-influence-of-age
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29412929/suitability-of-lemon-balm-melissa-officinalis-l-extract-rich-in-rosmarinic-acid-as-a-potential-enhancer-of-functional-properties-in-cupcakes
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29403626/a-review-of-effective-herbal-medicines-in-controlling-menopausal-symptoms
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29385035/biodiversity-within-melissa-officinalis-variability-of-bioactive-compounds-in-a-cultivated-collection
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29369810/effect-of-melissa-officinalis-capsule-on-the-mental-health-of-female-adolescents-with-premenstrual-syndrome-a-clinical-trial-study
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28963525/phyto-mediated-metallic-nano-architectures-via-melissa-officinalis-l-synthesis-characterization-and-biological-properties
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28951674/prevalence-of-self-medication-practice-with-herbal-products-among-non-psychotic-psychiatric-patients-from-southeastern-serbia-a-cross-sectional-study
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28947773/anti-enterovirus-71-activities-of-melissa-officinalis-extract-and-its-biologically-active-constituent-rosmarinic-acid
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28946270/how-gamma-and-electron-beam-irradiations-modulate-phenolic-profile-expression-in-melissa-officinalis-l-and-melittis-melissophyllum-l
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914254/homeopathic-therapy-for-sleep-bruxism-in-a-child-findings-of-a-2-year-case-report
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881276/stress-induced-changes-of-growth-yield-and-bioactive-compounds-in-lemon-balm-cultivars
#19
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...
October 2017: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843645/-effectiveness-of-aqueous-extracts-of-aromatic-and-medicinal-plants-against-tomato-grey-mould-in-morocco
#20
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
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