Anti-Infective Potential of Essential Oils: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Anti-Infective Potential of Essential Oils

1st Edition

By Mila Emerald

CRC Press

370 pages | 4 Color Illus.

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Hardback: 9781138497214
pub: 2019-07-30
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Description

Due to their chemical composition, essential oils possess effective antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-viral properties; these traits are one of the many reasons why essential oils are currently being utilized for biological consumption. Anti-Infective Potential of Essential Oils explores these concepts and presents a one of a kind comprehensive review of essential oils from all over the world. This book will also describe and discuss the use of the natural drugs delivery systems as a potential carrier for the essential oils and its bio-active compounds. The text will also go into detail about current challenges and frontiers in development of a novel anti-infective natural drugs.

Table of Contents

History of use of Essential oils as anti-infective agents. Essential oils with antimicrobial properties, from the different regions of the world: North America, Europe, Asia, South and Central America. Chemical composition and physical properties of Essential Oils and their Compounds. Kinetics of antimicrobial action and factors that determine antimicrobial activity of essential oils compounds. Interactions between essential oils compounds, and their antimicrobial action. Essential oils compounds with antimicrobial properties. Antimicrobial Essential oils targeting specific human pathogens. Antimicrobial Essential Oils and their Compounds in Food and Skincare Preservation. Essential oils with antifungal properties, from the different regions of the world. The mechanisms of anti-fungal action of Essential oils and their compounds. Essential Oils and their compounds with anti-viral properties: advances and perspectives. Multi-drug resistant superbugs: could the essential oils be a potential key to solve the on-going problem? Essential Oils Loaded in Nano-systems, a great approach for future effective therapeutics.

About the Author

Dr. M. Emerald is a Founder, CEO, and the Chairman of the Organizing Committee for the International Society of Essential Oils Research and Applications (ISEORA), which will be heaving its first International Congress in Canada, in spring of 2018. Dr. M. Emerald and her company Phytoceuticals International is a Grant co-applicant, National center for Natural products Research, University of Mississippi, USA. Dr. M. Emerald and her company Phytoceuticals International is a Grant co-applicant, Plant Research International and Other Companies and University

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HEA011000
HEALTH & FITNESS / Herbal Medications
SCI013000
SCIENCE / Chemistry / General
SCI045000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Microbiology