Essential Oils: Extraction Techniques, Pharmaceutical And Therapeutic Potential - A Review

Aziz Z. A. A. , Ahmad A., Setapar S. H. M. , Karakucuk A., Azim M. M. , Lokhat D., ...More

CURRENT DRUG METABOLISM, vol.19, no.13, pp.1100-1110, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 13
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.2174/1389200219666180723144850
  • Title of Journal : CURRENT DRUG METABOLISM
  • Page Numbers: pp.1100-1110


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.