Antibacterial and antifungal properties of essential oils.

  title={Antibacterial and antifungal properties of essential oils.},
  author={D. Kalemba and A. Kunicka},
  journal={Current medicinal chemistry},
  volume={10 10},
In recent years there has been an increasing interest in the use of natural substances, and some questions concerning the safety of synthetic compounds have encouraged more detailed studies of plant resources. Essential oils, odorous and volatile products of plant secondary metabolism, have a wide application in folk medicine, food flavouring and preservation as well as in fragrance industries. The antimicrobial properties of essential oils have been known for many centuries. In recent years… Expand
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