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Role of Essential Oils in the Management of COVID-19

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ISBN 9781032008172
November 10, 2021 Forthcoming by CRC Press
448 Pages 15 Color & 12 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Coronavirus disease of 2019 (COVID-19) has emerged as a global health threat. Unfortunately, there are very limited approved therapeutics available with established efficacy and safety profile against the SARS-CoV-2 virus. COVID-19 vaccines aim to actively induce systemic immunization, however the possibility or fear of side effects decrease or discourage its use. Alternative therapy via natural products especially essential oils could be considered as safe and effective to improve health, cure ailments, and soothe your body and mind. Essential oils have been known for their anti-inflammatory, immunomodulatory, bronchodilatory, and antiviral properties and are being proposed to have activity against SARS-CoV-2 virus. Current book is vital in respect of designing approaches to protect the human race from further losses and harm due to SARS-CoV-2 infection.

Role of essential oil in the management of COVID-19 elaborates a complete outline of recent novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) infection, their biology and associated challenges for their treatment and prevention of novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) with a prime focus on the possible role of essential oils in the prevention and treatment of COVID-19. Book is written for everyone who needs to be thoroughly familiar with the appropriate and safe use of essential oils in COVID 19 therapy. As per the objectives of the book

  • First seven chapter’s covers various aspects of COVID-19 infection, including epidemiology, origin, morphology, genome organization, pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, diagnostic approaches, preventive measures, treatment strategies.
  • Rest of the chapters elaborates on the various aspects related with essential oils such as chemistry, extraction methods, dispensing methods, stability, quality control, mechanism of action, therapeutic effects, pharmacokinetics, aromatherapy and safety profile.

Table of Contents

Olfactory aromatherapy versus COVID-19: Systematic review. Epidemiology respiratory infections: Types, transmission and risks associated with co-infections. Origin, Morphology, Genome Organization, Growth, Replication, and Pathogenesis of SARS-CoV-2. Epidemiology, clinical manifestations, diagnostic approaches and preventive measures for COVID-19. Role of Drug Repurposing and Natural products. Host Immune Response VS COVID 19. COVID-19 effect on different organ systems. Essential oil chemistry VS Aromatherapy. Effect of Methods of Extraction on Chemical Composition of Essential oils. Essential oil stability. Quality control of EOs. Mechanism of action of essential oils as well as its components. Antimicrobial activity of essential oils in the vapor phase. Antibacterial interactions between EOs and currently employed antibiotics. Antibacterial mechanism of action of Essential oils. Anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and immunomodulatory effects of EOs. Anticancer Properties of Essential Oils. Effects of essential oils on CNS. Olfactory aromatherapy VS Human Psychophysiological Activity. Essential oils in the treatment of respiratory tract infections. Cardioprotective effect of EOs. Pharmacokinetics of Essentials oils . Hepatoprotective and Nephroprotective effects of EOs. Dispensing methods of essential oils. Toxicity associated with essential oils.

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Prof. Ahmed Al-Harrasi received his BSc in Chemistry from Sultan Qaboos University (Oman) in 1997. Then he moved to the University of Berlin from where he received his M.Sc. degree in Chemistry (2002) followed by PhD in Organic Chemistry (2005) as a DAAD-fellow under the supervision of Prof. Hans-Ulrich Reissig. His PhD work was on New Transformations of Enantiopure 1,2-oxazines. He received the Fulbright award (2008) for Postdoctoral research in chemistry for which he joined Prof. Tadhg Begely group at Cornell University to work on synthesis of isotopically-labeled thiamin pyrophosphate. After a postdoctoral research from Cornell University (2009), he started his independent research at the University of Nizwa, Oman where he founded the Natural and Medical Sciences Research Center merging chemistry and biology research that has now became a center of excellent in Natural and Medical Sciences. He is currently a professor of organic chemistry and vice chancellor for graduate studies, research and external relations at the University of Nizwa. The budget of his interdisciplinary-funded projects exceeds 10 million USD. He was a chair and invited speaker in many international conferences. He is a referee for more than 15 international chemistry and biotechnology Journals. He served as a guest editor in chemistry journals. While enduring his research aptitude, he has authored and co-authored over 400 scientific papers, 2 books and 12 book chapters of high repute. He taught chemistry courses both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Dr Saurabh Bhatia graduated from Kurushetra University, India, in 2007, followed by post-graduation in 2009 from Bharati Vidyapeeth University, India. He has successfully completed a PhD program in Pharmaceutical technology at Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India (2015). Currently, he is working as an Associate Professor at Natural and Medical Sciences Research Center, University of Nizwa, Nizwa, Sultanate of Oman and Adjunct Associate Professor, Amity University Haryana, India. He has twelve years of academic experience and his areas of interest include nanotechnology (drug delivery), biomaterials, natural products science, biotechnology (plant and animal), microbiology, modified drug delivery systems, analytical chemistry, parasitology (leishmaniasis) and marine science. He has promoted several marine algae and their derived polymers throughout India and has published more than ten books and thirty seven articles in many areas of pharmaceutical science. He has participated in more than thirty national and international conferences.