Category Archives: Studies on Essential Oils and Herbs

Do Essential Oils have Antimicrobial Properties

Here are links to some studies I found:

OREGANO —  Sensitivity of Candida albicans to essential oils: are they an alternative to antifungal agents?    Composition, antimicrobial, antioxidant, and antiproliferative activity of Origanum dictamnus (dittany) essential oil.   Effects of cinnamon leaf, oregano and sweet orange essential oils on fermentation and aerobic stability of barley silage.    In vitro antimicrobial, antioxidant, and antispasmodic activities and the composition of the essential oil of Origanum acutidens (Hand.-Mazz.) Ietswaart.

LEMONGRASS–  Fungicidal and anti-aflatoxigenic effects of the essential oil of Cymbopogon citratus (DC.) Stapf. (lemongrass) against Aspergillus flavus Link. isolated from stored rice.  Anti-Candida albicans activity of essential oils including Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus) oil and its component, citral.  Essential oils: extraction, bioactivities, and their uses for food preservation.


Chickweed and skin care.

Here are links to some articles on the benefits of chickweed.

Chickweed profile:

Herbs for Men’s Health.

Here are studies on herbs that help with urinary tract issues and a man’s reproductive system:

Saw Palmetto Berry:    Serenoa Repens, lycopene and selenium: a triple therapeutic approach to manage benign prostatic hyperplasia.  Serenoa repens, lycopene and selenium versus tamsulosin for the treatment of LUTS/BPH. An Italian multicenter double-blinded randomized study between single or combination therapy (PROCOMB trial).   Serenoa repens for benign prostatic hyperplasia.   REVIEWER’S CONCLUSIONS:  The evidence suggests that Serenoa repens provides mild to moderate improvement in urinary symptoms and flow measures. Serenoa repens produced similar improvement in urinary symptoms and flow compared to finasteride and is associated with fewer adverse treatment events. The long term effectiveness, safety and ability to prevent BPH complications are not known. The results of this update are in agreement with our initial review.

NOTE: This is 3 of at least 64 studies on the NCBI PubMed site.

Mullein:  UHPLC-ESI-MS/MS and GC-MS Analyses on Phenolic, Fatty Acid and Essential Oil of Verbascum pinetorum with Antioxidant, Anticholinesterase, Antimicrobial and DNA Damage Protection Effects.  Verbascoside–a review of its occurrence, (bio)synthesis and pharmacological significance.

NOTE: This is 2 of at least 11 studies of Mullein.

Parsley:  Parsley: a review of ethnopharmacology, phytochemistry and biological activities.

NOTE: This is 1 of at least 17 studies of Parsley.

Decide for yourself if herbs can help a man’s health.


Snoring and Essential Oils.

Here are links tostudies I found:     Proven essential oils for snoring.   Best essential oils for snoring.   The use of essential oils to treat snoring.     Abstract: Snoring is a very common social inconvenience. This double-blind study suggests a significant reduction in snoring reported by bed partners in a group of snoring volunteers using either an essential oil spray or gargle formulation. Possible modes of action of the essential oils are discussed.


Raspberry Leaf and Women.

Here are links to some studies I have found:   Herbal medicine use in pregnancy: results of a multinational study.  In vitro inhibition of human CYP1A2, CYP2D6, and CYP3A4 by six herbs commonly used in pregnancy.   Raspberry Leaf info from Austrailia   University of Michigan Health System

This on is worth exploring: