anethole


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anethole

[′an·ə‚thȯl]
(organic chemistry)
C10H12O White crystals that melt at 22.5°C; very slightly soluble in water; affected by light; odor resembles oil of anise; used in perfumes and flavors, and as a sensitizer in color-bleaching processes in color photography.
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Therefore, being the antioxidant and MAO-B inhibitor, anethole (main component of fennel oil) may be involved in decreasing the depressogenic and anxiogenic behaviors by increasing the availability of 5-HT towards its receptors in the synapse.
Anethole induces apoptotic cell death accompanies by reactive oxygen species production and DNA fragmentation in Aspergillus fumigatus and Saccharomyces cerevisiae.
Table (6) show that treatments of vitamin C gave the highest percentages of camphor and [beta]-fenchyl alcohol, as well as, treatments of vitamin C + salycilic acid gave the highest percentage of anethole.
Anethole as the main constituent, gives sweet and aromatic flavor
One in particular, anethole, has been shown to reduce inflammation and help prevent cancer in animal studies.
Compounds such as curcumin (found in turmeric), resveratrol (grapes), lycopene (tomato), ursolic acid (basil, prunes and plums), gingerol (ginger), ellagic acid (pomegranate, berries, walnuts), emodin (aloe vera), sulforaphane (cruciferous vegetables), linalool (coriander), genistein (soybeans) and anethole (fennel), just to name a few, may interfere with the many cell signals needed to turn on one of the event cascades that can trigger cancer growth and development.
More recently, the major constituents of this oil were determined to be methyl eugenol (80%) and methyl chavicol (12%) (Guzman and Manjarrez 1962) or anethole (23.
verum, for example, contains a significant amount of anethole, and safrole is either absent or is found in only trace amounts in this species.
The practice of bark distillation, which produces an oil that smells strongly of aniseed and contains 80-97% methyl chavicol as well as limonene, anethole, and linalol, is threatening the survival of Ravensara anisata, the Madagascan tree from which the oil is extracted.
Lesion progression was slowed, and fewer new lesions appeared in smokers and former smokers with bronchial dysplasia who took 25 mg of anethole dithiolethione (ADT) three times a day for 6 months, compared with patients who took a placebo, said Dr.
Lesions progressed more slowly, and fewer new lesions appeared in smokers and former smokers with bronchial dysplasia who took 25 mg of anethole dithiolethione (ADT) three times a day for 6 months, compared with patients who took a placebo, said Dr.