Pharmaceutical and therapeutic Potentials of essential oils and their individual volatile constituents: a review

  title={Pharmaceutical and therapeutic Potentials of essential oils and their individual volatile constituents: a review},
  author={Amr E. Edris},
  journal={Phytotherapy Research},
  • A. Edris
  • Published 1 April 2007
  • Chemistry
  • Phytotherapy Research
Essential oils and their volatile constituents are used widely to prevent and treat human disease. The possible role and mode of action of these natural products is discussed with regard to the prevention and treatment of cancer, cardiovascular diseases including atherosclerosis and thrombosis, as well as their bioactivity as antibacterial, antiviral, antioxidants and antidiabetic agents. Their application as natural skin penetration enhancers for transdermal drug delivery and the therapeutic… 

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