CURRENT DRUG METABOLISM, vol.19, no.13, pp.1100-1110, 2018 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)
Article / Review
CURRENT DRUG METABOLISM
Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
Essential oils, chemical compositions, method of extractions, pharmaceutical, therapeutic potentials, cancer, CHEMICAL-COMPOSITION, ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY, ANTIOXIDANT ACTIVITIES, IN-VITRO, TRADITIONAL HYDRODISTILLATION, MICROWAVE HYDRODIFFUSION, ANTIBACTERIAL ACTIVITY, ESCHERICHIA-COLI, WATER EXTRACTION, LEAVES
Background: Essential oils are liquid extracts from aromatic plants, which have numerous applications in multiple industries. There are a variety of methods used for the extraction of essential oils, with each method exhibiting certain advantages and determining the biological and physicochemical properties of the extracted oils. Essential oils from different plant species contain more than 200 constituents which are comprised of volatile and non-volatile components. The application of essential oils as antimicrobial, anticancer, anti-inflammatory and anti-viral agents is due to their effective and efficient properties, inter alia.