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Antioxidant and Antiglycation Effects of Water Infusion, Its Phenolic Components, and Respective Metabolites.

Molecules 2022 Apr 9;27(8). Epub 2022 Apr 9.

Department of Pharmacognosy and Herbal Medicines, Faculty of Pharmacy, Wroclaw Medical University, ul. Borowska 211, 50-556 Wrocław, Poland.

Reactive oxygen and carbonyl species promote oxidative and carbonyl stress, and the development of diabetes, metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular diseases, and others. The traditional herb is known for its antioxidant properties; therefore, the current study aimed to assess how the chemical composition of a water infusion corresponds with its antioxidative and antiglycative effects in vitro. The composition of infusions prepared from commercial products was analyzed with UHPLC-ESI-qTOF-MS. Read More

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The use of Dalmatian pyrethrum daisy and an excipient in the treatment of seborrheic dermatitis.

Acta Biochim Pol 2022 Feb;69(1):123-129

Symbiosis Laboratory, Poznan Science and Technology Park, Poznań, Poland.

The active ingredients of the Pyretrin-D trichological cosmetic series, namely benzyl benzoate, Dalmatian pyrethrum daisy, Cistus incanus, tea tree oil and geranium oil, almond acid and arginine were tested in respect to the treatment of seborrheic dermatitis. The paper describes the application of Dalmatian pyrethrum daisy and the excipient. Methods and devices used to confirm the effectiveness of the tested formulations included the TrichoScope Polarizer Dino-Lite (MEDL4HM) and the scanning electron microscope (SEM). Read More

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February 2022

Investigation on Green Synthesis, Biocompatibility, and Antibacterial Activity of Silver Nanoparticles Prepared Using .

Materials (Basel) 2021 Sep 2;14(17). Epub 2021 Sep 2.

Department of Materials Science, Faculty of Materials Engineering and Physics, Cracow University of Technology, 37 Jana Pawła II Av., 31-864 Krakow, Poland.

This paper describes the plant-mediated preparation of silver nanoparticles with aqueous extract and infusion of leaves. To evaluate aqueous extract and infusion antioxidant capacity and total phenolic content the DPPH and Folin-Ciocalteau methods were utilized. The antioxidant capacity and total phenolic content of extract and infusion were equal to 85. Read More

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September 2021

In Vitro Cultures of Some Medicinal Plant Species ( × , , , and ) as a Rich Potential Source of Antioxidants-Evaluation by CUPRAC and QUENCHER-CUPRAC Assays.

Plants (Basel) 2021 Feb 27;10(3). Epub 2021 Feb 27.

Chair and Department of Pharmaceutical Botany, Jagiellonian University, Medical College, Medyczna 9, 30-688 Kraków, Poland.

Comparative estimations of the antioxidant activity of methanolic extracts from biomasses of different types of in vitro cultures of , and and also from plant raw materials were performed. The antioxidant measurements were based on the modern assays-cupric ion reducing antioxidant capacity (CUPRAC) and quick, easy, new, cheap, and reproducible CUPRAC (QUENCHER-CUPRAC). The total extractable antioxidants (CUPRAC assay) ranged from 10. Read More

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February 2021

Comparison of Osmotic Resistance, Shape and Transmembrane Potential of Erythrocytes Collected from Healthy and Fed with High Fat-Carbohydrates Diet (HF-CD) Pigs-Protective Effect of L. Extracts.

Materials (Basel) 2021 Feb 23;14(4). Epub 2021 Feb 23.

Department of Preclinical Studies, Faculty of Health Sciences, Wrocław Medical University, Wybrzeże Paustera 1, 50-367 Wrocław, Poland.

Long-term high fat-carbohydrates diet (HF-CD) contributes to the formation of irreversible changes in the organism that lead to the emergence of civilization diseases. In this study, the impact of three-month high-fat diet on the physical properties of erythrocytes (RBCs) was studied. Furthermore, the biological activity of L. Read More

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February 2021

Ethyl acetate extract from L. leaves enriched in myricetin and quercetin derivatives, inhibits inflammatory mediators and activates Nrf2/HO-1 pathway in LPS-stimulated RAW 264.7 macrophages.

Z Naturforsch C J Biosci 2021 Jan 6;76(1-2):79-86. Epub 2020 Oct 6.

Department of Neuroscience, Psychology, Drug Research and Child Health (NEUROFARBA), Section of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Florence, Viale Pieraccini 6, 50139, Florence, Italy.

L. is a Mediterranean evergreen shrub used in folk medicine for the treatment of inflammatory disorders but the underlying mechanisms are not fully understood. We therefore investigated the anti-inflammatory effects of an ethyl acetate fraction (EAF) from L. Read More

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January 2021

Seasonal and daily variations in primary and secondary metabolism of three maquis shrubs unveil different adaptive responses to Mediterranean climate.

Conserv Physiol 2019 5;7(1):coz070. Epub 2019 Nov 5.

Institute for Sustainable Plant Protection, National Research Council of Italy, via Madonna del Piano 10, 50019, Sesto Fiorentino, Florence, Italy.

Maquis species play a central role in the maintenance of coastal ecosystems thanks to anatomical, physiological and biochemical features evolved to cope with severe stress conditions. Because the seasonal and daily dynamics of physiological and biochemical traits of maquis species are not fully addressed, we performed a field study on three coexisting Mediterranean shrubs ( L. and L. Read More

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November 2019

Evaluation of Natural and Botanical Medicines for Activity Against Growing and Non-growing Forms of .

Front Med (Lausanne) 2020 21;7. Epub 2020 Feb 21.

Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, United States.

Lyme disease is the most common vector-borne disease in the US and Europe. Although the current recommended Lyme antibiotic treatment is effective for the majority of Lyme disease patients, about 10-20% of patients continue to suffer from persisting symptoms. There have been various anecdotal reports on the use of herbal extracts for treating patients with persisting symptoms with varying degree of improvements. Read More

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February 2020

Characterization of × L. and L. Extracts as Potential Multifunctional Antioxidant Ingredients for Skin Protecting Cosmetics.

Antioxidants (Basel) 2020 Mar 1;9(3). Epub 2020 Mar 1.

Department of Clinical Genetics, Medical University of Lublin, Radziwiłłowska 11, 20-080 Lublin, Poland.

Skin is constantly exposed to harmful environmental factors, causing photo-oxidative stress in cells and leading to the development of health and aesthetic problems. Multifunctional ingredients of everyday skincare products, possessing antioxidant, UV-protecting, anti-hyperpigmentation, and skin cancer-preventing properties are in high demand. Due to the high content of polyphenolic compounds × L. Read More

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Seasonal and Diurnal Variation in Leaf Phenolics of Three Medicinal Mediterranean Wild Species: What Is the Best Harvesting Moment to Obtain the Richest and the Most Antioxidant Extracts?

Molecules 2020 Feb 20;25(4). Epub 2020 Feb 20.

Section Woody Plants, Department of Agriculture, Food, Environment and Forest (DAGRI), University of Florence, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino (Florence), Italy.

Mediterranean plants biosynthesize high amounts of polyphenols, which are important health-promoting compounds. Leaf polyphenolic composition changes according to environmental conditions. Therefore, it is crucial to know the temporal variation in their production. Read More

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February 2020

Preparation and in vitro antioxidant activity of some novel flavone analogues bearing piperazine moiety.

Bioorg Chem 2020 01 21;95:103513. Epub 2019 Dec 21.

Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry Department, Pharmaceutical and Drug Industries Research Division, National Research Centre, Dokki, Giza 12622, Egypt. Electronic address:

Background: A series of eight new flavone derivatives containing a piperazine chain with different substitution were synthesized and their structures were determined.

Methods: Their antiradical and antioxidant activities were evaluated using superoxide anion radical, hydroxyl radical, 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl radical, 2,2'-azino-di(3-ethylbenzthiazoline sulphonate) radical cation (ABTS) scavenging (as measure total antioxidant status TAS), ferric reducing antioxidant power (TAC), and hydrogen peroxide decomposition. The antioxidant activities of the synthesized compounds were compared with standard antioxidants trolox, ascorbic acid, butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT) as positive controls, reference antibiotics (doxycycline, dicloxacillin), and medicinal plants (Menthae piperita, Cistus incanus). Read More

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January 2020

The Ageing Process Affects the Antioxidant Defences and the Poly (ADPribosyl)ation Activity in L. Leaves.

Antioxidants (Basel) 2019 Nov 6;8(11). Epub 2019 Nov 6.

Dipartimento di Biologia, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Via Cinthia, 80126 Napoli, Italy.

The ageing process in living organisms is characterised by the accumulation of several deleterious changes occurring in cells and tissues. The increase of reactive oxygen species with the advancement of age is responsible for the oxidative damage to proteins, lipids and DNA, enhancing the risk of diseases. The antioxidant response and the activation of the poly(ADP-ribosyl)ation process represent the first defences activated by organisms at all life stages to counteract damage to cell structures and genomic material. Read More

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November 2019

The influence of L. leaves on wheat pasta quality.

J Food Sci Technol 2019 Sep 11;56(9):4311-4322. Epub 2019 Jul 11.

2Department of Biochemistry and Food Chemistry, University of Life Sciences in Lublin, Skromna 8, 20-704 Lublin, Poland.

Modern nutritional trends and looking for functional food and dedicated products for various consumers are a source of inspiration for scientists to develop new pro-health supplemented foods with high quality. Therefore, the present study aimed to determine the selected properties of common wheat pasta fortified with dried in amount from 1 to 5% as a replacement of wheat flour. Pasta was made with a spaghetti shape and dried. Read More

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September 2019

L. as an Innovative Functional Additive to Wheat Bread.

Foods 2019 Aug 16;8(8). Epub 2019 Aug 16.

Department of Thermal Technology and Food Process Engineering, University of Life Sciences in Lublin, 31 Głęboka St., 20-612 Lublin, Poland.

L. (CI) has been proposed as an innovative functional supplement of food products, and hence the present study aimed to evaluate the effect of the addition of dried CI on the properties of bread. Bread was prepared from white wheat flour supplemented with the addition of 1%, 2%, 3%, 4%, and 5% of ground CI. Read More

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Biosynthesis of copper oxide nanoparticles and their potential synergistic effect on alloxan induced oxidative stress conditions during cardiac injury in Sprague-Dawley rats.

J Photochem Photobiol B 2019 Sep 15;198:111557. Epub 2019 Jul 15.

Department of Pediatrics, Jining No.1 People's Hospital, Affiliated Jining No.1 People's Hospital of Jining Medical University, Jining Medical University, Jining, Shandong 272011, China. Electronic address:

Cistus incanus leaf extract was used to biologically synthesize Copper oxide nanoparticles (CuO NPs). The characteristic UV-vis spectral band of CuO NPs found at 290 nm revealed the successful formation of CuO NPs. By the analysis of TEM and SEM, it is confirmed that the obtained CuO NPs were in spherical structure. Read More

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September 2019

Dissecting Adaptation Mechanisms to Contrasting Solar Irradiance in the Mediterranean Shrub .

Int J Mol Sci 2019 Jul 23;20(14). Epub 2019 Jul 23.

Institute for Sustainable Plant Protection (IPSP), The National Research Council of Italy (CNR), 50019 Sesto Fiorentino (Florence), Italy.

Molecular mechanisms that are the base of the strategies adopted by Mediterranean plants to cope with the challenges imposed by limited or excessive solar radiation during the summer season have received limited attention. In our study, conducted on plants growing in the shade or in full sunlight, we performed measurements of relevant physiological traits, such as leaf water potential, gas exchange and PSII photochemistry, RNA-Seq with assembly, and the analysis of differentially expressed genes. We also identified and quantified photosynthetic pigments, abscisic acid, and flavonoids. Read More

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The effect of Cistus incanus herbal tea supplementation on oxidative stress markers and lipid profile in healthy adults.

Cardiol J 2021 26;28(4):534-542. Epub 2019 Mar 26.

Department of Clinical Chemistry, Medical University of Gdansk, Poland.

Background: Oxidative stress and dyslipidemia play a critical role in the development of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Regular intake of polyphenol-rich diets is associated with a reduced risk of CVDs.

Methods: The present study was a pilot study with 24 healthy volunteers and was designed to determine if a 12-week administration of Cistus incanus herbal tea, containing phenolic acids and flavonoids, reduces cardiovascular risk factors including oxidative stress and dyslipidemia in healthy adults. Read More

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September 2021

Identification of a novel plant amalgavirus (Amalgavirus, Amalgaviridae) genome sequence in Cistus incanus.

Acta Virol 2018;62(2):122-128

Amalgaviridae is a family of double-stranded, monosegmented RNA viruses that are associated with plants, fungi, microsporidians, and animals. A sequence contig derived from the transcriptome of a eudicot, Cistus incanus (the family Cistaceae; commonly known as hoary rockrose), was identified as the genome sequence of a novel plant RNA virus and named Cistus incanus RNA virus 1 (CiRV1). Sequence comparison and phylogenetic analysis indicated that CiRV1 is a novel species of the genus Amalgavirus in the family Amalgaviridae. Read More

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December 2018


Acta Pol Pharm 2017 Mar;74(2):688-698

Polyphenol rich extracts obtained from cistus herb (Cistus incanus L.) and pomegranate peel (Punica granatum L.) exhibited significant antioxidant activity in V79 cell culture (Chinese hamster lung fibroblasts) -cistus extract reduced intracellular content of reactive oxygen species (ROS) by 30-40% and pomegranate extract by 29-36%. Read More

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Acta Pol Pharm 2017 Mar;74(2):670-678

Polyphenol rich extracts obtained from cistus herb (Cistus incanus L.) and pomegranate peels (Punica granatunm L.) added at high concentrations (25-100 pg/mL) to V79 (Chinese hamster lung fibroblast) cell cultures, markedly increased intracellular level of ROS (reactive oxygen species). Read More

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Cistus incanus from Strandja Mountain as a Source of Bioactive Antioxidants.

Plants (Basel) 2018 Jan 26;7(1). Epub 2018 Jan 26.

Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy, 8 Kl. Ohridski bul., 1756 Sofia, Bulgaria.

The purpose of the present study is to survey the extraction conditions and explore the antioxidant potential of the wild herb , which is non-traditional in Bulgarian ethnomedicine and widespread in the Strandja Mountain. The influence of the extraction time (0-500 min) and solvent composition (0-50% ethanol in water) on the polyphenols, flavonoid yields and on the antioxidant capacity of the extracts of leaves, stalks (wood parts) and bud mixture were studied. The antioxidant capacity (AOC) was evaluated by use of scavenging assays of 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) radicals. Read More

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January 2018

Antibacterial potential of the Cistus incanus L. phenolics as studied with use of thin-layer chromatography combined with direct bioautography and in situ hydrolysis.

J Chromatogr A 2018 Jan 23;1534:170-178. Epub 2017 Dec 23.

Institute of Chemistry, University of Silesia, 9 Szkolna Street, 40-006 Katowice, Poland.

The main aim of this study was to detect and identify antibacterial components of fraction I derived from eleven commercial C. incanus herbal teas. Fraction I obtained by a well-established phytochemical protocol of a multi-step extraction was expected to contain flavonoid aglycons alone. Read More

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January 2018

Characterisation and Antioxidant Activity of Crude Extract and Polyphenolic Rich Fractions from C. incanus Leaves.

Int J Mol Sci 2016 Aug 17;17(8). Epub 2016 Aug 17.

Department of Agrifood Production and Environmental Sciences (DiSPAA), University of Florence, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino (Florence), Italy.

Cistus incanus (Cistaceae) is a Mediterranean evergreen shrub. Cistus incanus herbal teas have been used as a general remedy in traditional medicine since ancient times. Recent studies on the antioxidant properties of its aqueous extracts have indicated polyphenols to be the most active compounds. Read More

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Potent in vitro antiviral activity of Cistus incanus extract against HIV and Filoviruses targets viral envelope proteins.

Sci Rep 2016 Feb 2;6:20394. Epub 2016 Feb 2.

Helmholtz Zentrum München - Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Gesundheit und Umwelt, Institute of Virology, Oberschleißheim.

Novel therapeutic options are urgently needed to improve global treatment of virus infections. Herbal products with confirmed clinical safety features are attractive starting material for the identification of new antiviral activities. Here we demonstrate that Cistus incanus (Ci) herbal products inhibit human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections in vitro. Read More

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February 2016

Two new proanthocyanidin trimers isolated from Cistus incanus L. demonstrate potent anti-inflammatory activity and selectivity to cyclooxygenase isoenzymes inhibition.

Nat Prod Res 2016 Sep 28;30(17):1919-26. Epub 2015 Sep 28.

c HerbResearch , Mattsies , Germany.

Two new proanthocyanidin trimers have been isolated from Cistus incanus herb; gallocatechin-(4α→6)-gallocatechin-(4α→8)-gallocatechin (compound 1) and epigallocatechin-3-O-gallate-(4ß→8)-epigallocatechin-3-O-gallate-(4ß→8)-gallocatechin (compound 2). The structures were determined on the basis of 1D- and 2D-NMR (HSQC, HMBC) of their peracetylated derivatives, MALDI-TOF-MS and by acid-catalysed degradation with phloroglucinol. A more abundant proanthocyanidin oligomer was also isolated, purified and its chemical constitution studied by (13)C-NMR and phloroglucinol degradation. Read More

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September 2016

The Polyphenolic Composition of Cistus incanus Herbal Tea and Its Antibacterial and Anti-adherent Activity against Streptococcus mutans.

Planta Med 2015 Dec 20;81(18):1727-35. Epub 2015 Aug 20.

Clinic of Operative Dentistry, University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus, TU Dresden, Dresden, Germany.

The Mediterranean plant Cistus incanus is rich in polyphenols and has shown several pharmacological activities, mainly antibacterial effects. Furthermore, in situ studies revealed that a C. incanus infusion reduces the initial bacterial adhesion in the oral cavity due to the polyphenols, an indication that C. Read More

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December 2015

Influence of the leaf content and herbal particle size on the presence and extractability of quantitated phenolic compounds in Cistus incanus herbal teas.

J Agric Food Chem 2014 Nov 3;62(45):10978-88. Epub 2014 Nov 3.

Food Chemistry, Hamburg School of Food Science, University of Hamburg , Grindelallee 117, 20146 Hamburg, Germany.

A variety of Cistus incanus products and thereof a majority of herbal teas are offered by manufacturers despite a classification as Novel Food. For a re-evaluation of this legal status, a characterization of bioactive ingredients will provide data. These teas consist of various compositions of plant parts and particle sizes. Read More

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November 2014

Morphological characterization of mycorrhizae formed between three Terfezia species (desert truffles) and several Cistaceae and Aleppo pine.

Mycorrhiza 2014 Jul 3;24(5):397-403. Epub 2014 Jan 3.

Laboratoire de Biologie des microorganismes et de Biotechnologie, Département de Biotechnologie, Faculté des Sciences, Université d'Oran, Es Sénia, Algeria,

Six Cistaceae species, Helianthemum ledifolium, Helianthemum lippii, Fumana procumbens, Cistus albidus, Cistus incanus, Cistus salvifolius, and Pinus halepensis (Aleppo pine) were inoculated with three mycorrhizal desert truffles, Terfezia leptoderma, Terfezia boudieri, and Terfezia claveryi under greenhouse conditions, on soil originating from desert truffle natural habitat in Algeria. The syntheses have led to the formation of typical endomycorrhizae in annual Cistaceae (H. ledifolium) and perennial ones (H. Read More

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Exploring biodiversity in the bacterial community of the Mediterranean phyllosphere and its relationship with airborne bacteria.

Microb Ecol 2012 Oct 29;64(3):714-24. Epub 2012 Apr 29.

Department of Ecology, School of Biology, Aristotle University, 54124 Thessaloniki, Greece.

We studied the structure and diversity of the phyllosphere bacterial community of a Mediterranean ecosystem, in summer, the most stressful season in this environment. To this aim, we selected nine dominant perennial species, namely Arbutus unedo, Cistus incanus, Lavandula stoechas, Myrtus communis, Phillyrea latifolia, Pistacia lentiscus, Quercus coccifera (woody), Calamintha nepeta, and Melissa officinalis (herbaceous). We also examined the extent to which airborne bacteria resemble the epiphytic ones. Read More

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October 2012

Characterization and role of poly(ADP-ribosyl)ation in the Mediterranean species Cistus incanus L. under different temperature conditions.

Plant Physiol Biochem 2011 Apr 18;49(4):435-40. Epub 2011 Feb 18.

Dipartimento di Biologia Strutturale e Funzionale, Università di Napoli Federico II, Napoli, Italy.

In plants, the decline of poly(ADP-ribosyl)ation activity is involved in energy homeostasis and stress tolerance. By reducing stress-induced poly(ADP-ribosyl)ation activity, NAD(+) breakdown is inhibited preventing high energy consumption. Under these conditions, plants preserve their energy homeostasis without an overactivation of mitochondrial respiration, thus avoiding the production of reactive oxygen species. Read More

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