Medicinal & Aromatic Plants

Medicinal & Aromatic Plants
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Plant J

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  • Research Article
    Effects of Essential Oils on Telomere Length in Human Cells
    Author(s): Plant JPlant J

    Essential oils are used for their reputed health benefits; reversal of inflammation, oxidative damage, and infection are some of the therapeutic effects that essential oils are believed to possess. In many cases, there is scientific evidence to back these claims. However, the purported anti-aging effects of essential oils are not yet supported by the literature. We set out to evaluate the effects of 31 oils on telomere length, believed to play a role in cellular senescence. Cells were subjected to oils in the presence or absence of hydrogen peroxide, and changes in telomere length were measured using a PCR-based assay. Two oils which showed telomere-protective effects were further characterized using a cytogenetic assay, staining for telomeres. Significant variability was seen among these oils with respect to their ability to induce an apparent increase or decrease in telomere length,.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2167-0412.1000230

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