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Related to carvacrol: linalool, thymol, Cinnamaldehyde


An isomer of thymol that occurs in several volatile oils (for example, marjoram, origanum, savory, thyme), with properties and activity that closely resemble those of thymol; has antiseptic properties, but used in perfume.
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monocytogenes serotype 1/2a cells when exposed to sublethal heat stress alone or in combination with lethal concentration of carvacrol are summarized in Table 1.
MIC and MBC values of carvacrol and BITC against Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria from both reference strains and clinical isolates are summarized in Tables 1 and 2.
The fact that our oregano oil contains the highest amount of Carvacrol means that not only will users get the most out of their supplements, but they'll also get more for their money.
Carvacrol, a component of thyme oil, activates PPARa and y and suppresses COX-2 expression.
Of recent interest are reports showing that carvacrol from oil of oregano kills spores, such as Bacillus cereus and Bacillus anthracis (anthrax).
Three of the constituents found in the essential oil: thymol, carvacrol and linalool (Figure 1), have been related to antibiotic activity, with thymol demonstrating the greatest effect ( Cristani 2007, Pioro-Jabrucka 2007).
When the thyme oil was analyzed and its major antiinflammatory component, carvacrol, isolated and tested as a pure substance, it reduced the COX-2 enzyme levels by over 80 percent.
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This work represents a preliminary study aimed to develop antimicrobial films of low-density polyethylene (LDPE) containing carvacrol.
The major active components of thyme oil--thymol, carvacrol and gamma-terpenine--have been found to act as inhibitors of lipid peroxidation and to be free radical scavengers, suggesting that thyme oil possesses useful antioxidant properties.
Already shown in lab investigations to be an effective weapon against several major foodborne pathogens, carvacrol currently flavors some popular salad dressings and seasoning mixes.
Carvacrol and cinnamic acid inhibit microbial growth in fresh-cut melon and kiwifruit at 4[degrees] and 8[degrees]C.