370 pages | 4 Color Illus.
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.
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.