Biosynthesis and therapeutic properties of Lavandula essential oil constituents.

@article{Woronuk2011BiosynthesisAT,
  title={Biosynthesis and therapeutic properties of Lavandula essential oil constituents.},
  author={Grant Woronuk and Zerihun A. Demissie and Mark R. Rheault and Soheil S Mahmoud},
  journal={Planta medica},
  year={2011},
  volume={77 1},
  pages={
          7-15
        }
}
Lavenders and their essential oils have been used in alternative medicine for several centuries. The volatile compounds that comprise lavender essential oils, including linalool and linalyl acetate, have demonstrative therapeutic properties, and the relative abundance of these metabolites is greatly influenced by the genetics and environment of the developing plants. With the rapid progress of molecular biology and the genomic sciences, our understanding of essential oil biosynthesis has… Expand
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