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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769989/synergistic-uric-acid-lowering-effects-of-the-combination-of-chrysanthemum-indicum-linne-flower-and-cinnamomum-cassia-l-j-persl-bark-extracts
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Young-Sil Lee, Eunjung Son, Seung-Hyung Kim, Yun Mi Lee, Ohn Soon Kim, Dong-Seon Kim
Chrysanthemum indicum Linne flower (CF) and Cinnamomum cassia (L.) J. Persl bark (CB) extracts have served as the main ingredients in several prescriptions designed to treat hyperuricemia and gout in traditional Chinese and Korean medicine. However, little is known about the combination effects of a CF and CB (CC) mixture on hyperuricemia. In our study, we investigated the antihyperuricemic effects of CC mixture and the mechanisms underlying these effects in normal and potassium oxonate- (PO-) induced hyperuricemic rats...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766033/antifungal-mechanism-of-the-combination-of-cinnamomum-verum-and-pelargonium-graveolens-essential-oils-with-fluconazole-against-pathogenic-candida-strains
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Rym Essid, Majdi Hammami, Dorra Gharbi, Ines Karkouch, Thouraya Ben Hamouda, Salem Elkahoui, Ferid Limam, Olfa Tabbene
The present study aimed to investigate the anti-Candida activity of ten essential oils (EOs) and to evaluate their potential synergism with conventional drugs. The effect on secreted aspartic protease (SAP) activity and the mechanism of action were also explored. The antifungal properties of essential oils were investigated using standard micro-broth dilution assay. Only Cinnamomum verum, Thymus capitatus, Syzygium aromaticum, and Pelargonium graveolens exhibited a broad spectrum of activity against a variety of pathogenic Candida strains...
August 1, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764556/cumin-scented-leaf-essential-oil-of-cinnamomum-chemungianum-compositions-and-their-in-vitro-antioxidant-%C3%AE-amylase-%C3%AE-glucosidase-and-lipase-inhibitory-activities
#3
Venkatraman Sriramavaratharajan, Ramar Murugan
As part of our work on prospecting of Cinnamomum of the Western Ghats, chemical compositions, antioxidant, α-amylase, α-glucosidase and lipase inhibitory activities of leaf essential oil (EO) of Cinnamomum chemungianum were evaluated. Chemical characterisation of the cumin scented leaf EO from five locations in the southern Western Ghats revealed that they were highly varied. EO from Kannikatti (CC(2)) exhibited good α-amylase inhibitory activity with IC50 value of 5.97 μg/mL, whereas the EOs from Chemungi (CC(1)) and Athirumala (CC(5)) showed better α-glucosidase inhibition with IC50 of 56...
August 1, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743086/effect-of-cinnamon-cinnamomum-verum-bark-essential-oil-on-the-halitosis-associated-bacterium-solobacterium-moorei-and-in-vitro-cytotoxicity
#4
Geneviève LeBel, Bruno Haas, Andrée-Ann Adam, Marie-Pier Veilleux, Amel Ben Lagha, Daniel Grenier
OBJECTIVES: Halitosis, also known as bad breath or oral malodour, is a condition affecting a large proportion of the population. Solobacterium moorei is a Gram-positive anaerobic bacterium that has been specifically associated with halitosis. In this study, we investigated the effects of essential oils, more particularly cinnamon bark oil, on growth, biofilm formation, eradication and killing, as well as hydrogen sulfide (H2S) production by S. moorei. METHODS: A broth microdilution assay was used to determine the antibacterial activity of essential oils...
July 12, 2017: Archives of Oral Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729836/an-overview-of-herbal-products-and-secondary-metabolites-used-for-management-of-type-two-diabetes
#5
REVIEW
Ajda Ota, Nataša P Ulrih
Diabetes mellitus is a common effect of uncontrolled high blood sugar and it is associated with long-term damage, dysfunction, and failure of various organs. In the adult population, the global prevalence of diabetes has nearly doubled since 1980. Without effective prevention and management programs, the continuing significant rise in diabetes will have grave consequences on the health and lifespan of the world population, and also on the world economy. Supplements can be used to correct nutritional deficiencies or to maintain an adequate intake of certain nutrients...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724263/mutagenesis-and-characterization-of-a-bacillus-amyloliquefaciens-strain-for-cinnamomum-camphora-seed-kernel-oil-extraction-by-aqueous-enzymatic-method
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Cheng Zeng, Rongbin Zhao, Maomao Ma, Zheling Zeng, Deming Gong
The purpose of the present study was to increase the proteinase activity of the strain NCU116 by combining ultraviolet irradiation and N-methyl-N'-nitro-N-nitroso guanidine treatment, in order to enhance the efficiency of Cinnamomum camphora seed kernel oil (CCSKO) extraction by aqueous enzymatic method (AEM). The mutated strain, designated as NCU116-1, was screened out by the ratio of hydrolytic zone diameter to colony diameter on skim milk plate. The proteinase activity (9116.1 U/ml) of NCU116-1 was increased by 31...
December 2017: AMB Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694794/antivirulent-properties-of-underexplored-cinnamomum-tamala-essential-oil-and-its-synergistic-effects-with-dnase-against-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-biofilms-an-in-vitro-study
#7
Sanaulla Farisa Banu, Durairajan Rubini, Sairam Rakshitaa, Kamaraj Chandrasekar, Ramar Murugan, Aruni Wilson, Shanmugaraj Gowrishankar, Shunmugiah Karutha Pandian, Paramasivam Nithyanand
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a nosocomial pathogen colonizing patients with chronic infectious diseases and has gained resistance to all the known broad spectrum antibiotics available today. The present study showcases the antibiofilm potential of an essential oil (EO) from an underexplored Cinnamomum species namely, C. tamala, against P. aeruginosa biofilms. Furthermore, the synergistic effects of the EO along with a commercially available DNase (DNaseI) and a DNase (MBD) isolated from a marine bacterium were explored for its antibiofilm activity...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685911/combined-lifestyle-and-herbal-medicine-in-overweight-women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-pcos-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#8
Susan Arentz, Caroline A Smith, Jason Abbott, Paul Fahey, Birinder S Cheema, Alan Bensoussan
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common, complex reproductive endocrinopathy characterized by menstrual irregularities, hyperandrogenism and polycystic ovaries. Lifestyle modification is a first-line intervention; however, there are barriers to success for this form of self-care, and women often seek adjunct therapies including herbal medicines. This pragmatic, randomized controlled trial, delivered in communities of Australia in overweight women with PCOS, compared the effectiveness and safety of a lifestyle intervention plus herbal medicine against lifestyle alone...
July 7, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682072/caffeic-acid-phenethyl-ester-from-the-twigs-of-cinnamomum-cassia-inhibits-malignant-cell-transformation-by-inducing-c-fos-degradation
#9
Seung Ho Shin, Seoung Rak Lee, Eunjung Lee, Ki Hyun Kim, Sanguine Byun
The twigs of Cinnamomum cassia, commonly referred to as Cinnamomi Ramulus, are widely used as one of the primary ingredients in Chinese/Korean traditional medicines that have anticancer effects. However, the active constituents responsible for its anticancer effects and their molecular mechanisms still remain to be elucidated. Caffeic acid phenethyl ester (CAPE) and caffeic acid (CA) were isolated for the first time from C. cassia using LC-MS-guided phytochemical isolation methods. CAPE significantly suppressed EGF- and TPA-induced cell transformation of JB6 P+ cells at sub-micromolar concentrations, whereas CA, a structurally similar compound to CAPE, had no such effect...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Natural Products
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665598/isolation-and-characterization-of-sesquiterpenoids-from-cassia-buds-and-their-antimicrobial-activities
#10
Yindengzhi Guoruoluo, Haofeng Zhou, Junfei Zhou, Haiqing Zhao, Haji Akber Aisa, Guangmin Yao
Cassia buds, the immature fruits of Cinnamomum cassia (Lauraceae), are widely consumed as a food spice, dietary supplements, flavoring agents, and preservatives. In this study, cassia buds were phytochemically investigated for the first time, leading to the isolation of 2 new sesquiterpenoids (1 and 2) and 10 known sesquiterpenoids (3-12). Their structures were determined by spectrometric and spectroscopic analyses, including nuclear magnetic resonance, high-resolution electrospray ionization mass spectrometry, and circular dichroism...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659036/cinnamomum-cassia-prevents-high-fat-diet-induced-obesity-in-mice-through-the-increase-of-muscle-energy
#11
Mi Young Song, Seok Yong Kang, Anna Kang, Ji Hye Hwang, Yong-Ki Park, Hyo Won Jung
The cortex of Cinnamomum cassia Presl (Cinnamomi Cortex: CC) has commonly been used for weight control in traditional medicines, but without a scientific basis. Therefore, this study was undertaken to investigate the anti-obesity effect of CC extract in a high-fat diet (HFD)-induced obese mouse model and in C2C12 mouse skeletal muscle cells. Male C57BL/6 mice were fed a normal diet or a HFD for 16 consecutive weeks, and orally administered CC extract (100 or 300[Formula: see text]mg/kg) or metformin (250[Formula: see text]mg/kg; positive control) daily for 16 weeks...
June 28, 2017: American Journal of Chinese Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658798/anti-atherosclerotic-potential-of-aqueous-extract-of-cinnamomum-zeylanicum-bark-against-glucocorticoid-induced-atherosclerosis-in-wistar-rats
#12
Im Nagendra Nayak, Rajasekhar Chinta, Raghu Jetti
INTRODUCTION: Atherosclerosis is one of the major causes of disability of blood vessels which can result in development of many cardiovascular disorders. There is a strong association between atherosclerosis and insulin resistance and dyslipidemia. AIM: To study the anti-atherosclerotic potential of C. zeylanicum bark extract in insulin resistance associated atherosclerosis and worsened Atherogenic Index (AI) associated with dyslipidemia, which are the predominant complications of steroid diabetes in Wistar rats...
May 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654013/in-vitro-anti-leishmanial-activity-of-essential-oils-extracted-from-vietnamese-plants
#13
Thanh Binh Le, Claire Beaufay, Duc Trong Nghiem, Marie-Paule Mingeot-Leclercq, Joëlle Quetin-Leclercq
Leishmania mexicana is one of the pathogens causing cutaneous leishmaniasis which is associated with patient morbidity. In our researches for new safe and effective treatments, thirty-seven essential oils (EOs) extracted from Vietnamese plants were screened in vitro for the first time on Leishmania mexicana mexicana(Lmm) promastigotes at the maximum concentration of 50 nL/mL. Active EOs were also analyzed for cytotoxicity on mammalian cell lines (WI38, J774) and their selectivity indices (SI) were calculated...
June 27, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637123/inhibition-of-swarming-motility-of-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-by-methanol-extracts-of-alpinia-officinarum-hance-and-cinnamomum-tamala-t-nees-and-eberm
#14
Divya Lakshmanan, Jishudas Nanda, K Jeevaratnam
Bacterial drug resistance is a challenge in clinical settings, especially in countries like India. Hence, discovery of novel alternative therapeutics has become a necessity in the fight against drug resistance. Compounds that inhibit bacterial virulence properties form new therapeutic alternatives. Pseudomonas aeruginosa is an opportunistic, nosocomial pathogen that infects immune-compromised patients. Swarming motility is an important virulence property of Pseudomonas which aids it in reaching host cells under nutrient limiting conditions...
June 15, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631137/assessment-of-titanium-dioxide-nanoparticles-tio2-nps-induced-hepatotoxicity-and-ameliorative-effects-of-cinnamomum-cassia-in-sprague-dawley-rats
#15
Muhammad Shakeel, Farhat Jabeen, Rehana Iqbal, Abdul Shakoor Chaudhry, Sadia Zafar, Muhammad Ali, Muhammad Saleem Khan, Adeel Khalid, Samina Shabbir, Muhammad Saleem Asghar
This study assessed the protective effects of Cinnamomum cassia (cinnamon) bark extract in rats exposed to titanium dioxide nanoparticles or titanium dioxide bulk salt. For in vivo evaluation of the ameliorative role of the cinnamon extract, the experimental groups were orally administered with the cinnamon extract at different dose levels (50 or 100 or 150 mg/kg bodyweight) along with the subcutaneous injections of 150 mg/kg bodyweight titanium dioxide nanoparticles or titanium dioxide bulk salt. The extract showed significant ameliorative role on the antioxidant system in response to elevated levels of titanium dioxide nanoparticles or titanium dioxide bulk salt-induced oxidative stress...
June 19, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625892/consumers-acceptance-of-medicinal-herbs-an-application-of-the-technology-acceptance-model-tam
#16
Nargesh Khatun Jokar, Seyyed Ali Noorhosseini, Mohammad Sadegh Allahyari, Christos A Damalas
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: The shift in consumers' preferences from synthetic to 'natural' products has led to a resurgence of interest in medicinal plants, particularly in developing countries. However, research data about consumers' preferences for particular products is hard to find. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The main objective of this study was to contribute to the general understanding of consumers' intention for selecting medicinal herbs for consumption. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Factors underpinning consumers' acceptance of medicinal herbs were studied with the technology acceptance model (TAM) in Rasht City of Iran using a structured questionnaire...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605974/hplc-method-for-measurement-of-human-salivary-%C3%AE-amylase-inhibition-by-aqueous-plant-extracts
#17
István Takács, Ákos Takács, Anikó Pósa, Gyöngyi Gyémánt
Control of hyperglycemia is an important treatment in metabolic disorders such as type II diabetes and obesity. α-Amylase, as the first enzyme of glucose release from dietary polysaccharides, is a potential target to identify new sources of novel anti-obesity and anti-diabetic drugs. In this work, different herbal extracts as α-amylase inhibitors were studied by measuring the rate of the cleavage of a maltooligomer substrate 2-chloro-4-nitrophenyl-β-D-maltoheptoside. Measurement of chromophore containing products after reversed phase HPLC separation was used for α-amylase activity measurement...
June 2017: Acta Biologica Hungarica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603113/nephroprotective-property-of-cinnamomum-zeylanicum-and-its-antibacterial-activity-in-combination-with-gantamicin
#18
Naveed Ullah, Mir Azam Khan, Salimullah Khan, - Roohullah, Abad Khan, Waqar Ahmad
Cinnamomum zeylanicum has strong antioxidant properties and has been presented to have nephroprotective effects. Present work was aimed to study the nephroprotective property of the plant extract through urinary enzymes excretion, to confirm its protective effects and to observe the antibacterial activities of gentamicin in combination with the plant extract. 200mg/kg/day of the plant extracts were administered alone and as co-therapy with gentamicin. Urinary lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) and Urinary alkaline phospatase (ALP) excretions were observed through reagents kits with the help of Power-Lab 300...
January 2017: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597443/phenologic-variation-of-major-triterpenoids-in-regular-and-white-antrodia-cinnamomea
#19
Wei-Lun Chen, Yen-Peng Ho, Jyh-Ching Chou
BACKGROUND: Antrodia cinnamomea and its host Cinnamomum kanehirae are both endemic species unique to Taiwan. Many studies have confirmed that A. cinnamomea is rich in polysaccharides and triterpenoids that may carry medicinal effects in anti-cancer, anti-inflammation, anti-hypertension, and anti-oxidation. Therefore it is of interest to study the chemical variation of regular orange-red strains and white strains, which included naturally occurring and blue-light induced white A. cinnamomea...
December 2016: Botanical Studies (Taipei, Taiwan)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590026/efficient-approach-for-the-extraction-of-proanthocyanidins-from-cinnamomum-longepaniculatum-leaves-using-ultrasonic-irradiation-and-an-evaluation-of-their-inhibition-activity-on-digestive-enzymes-and-antioxidant-activity-in-vitro
#20
Zaizhi Liu, Kailin Mo, Shimin Fei, Yuangang Zu, Lei Yang
Proanthocyanidins were separated for the first time from Cinnamomum longepaniculatum leaves. An experiment-based extraction strategy was used to research the efficiency of an ultrasound-assisted method for proanthocyanidins extraction. The Plackett-Burman design results revealed that the ultrasonication time, ultrasonic power and liquid/solid ratio were the most significant parameters among the six variables in the extraction process. Upon further optimization of the Box-Behnken design, the optimal conditions were obtained as follows: extraction temperature, 100°C; ethanol concentration, 70%; pH 5; ultrasonication power, 660 W; ultrasonication time, 44 min; liquid/solid ratio, 20 mL/g...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Separation Science
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