Special Issue "Antibacterial and Biological Activity of Essential Oils: From In Vitro to In Vivo Evidence"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2023) | Viewed by 7741
Interests: pharmacognosy; phytotherapy; secondary plant metabolites; essential oil; antibacterial activity; anti-inflammatory effect; biofilm
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Essential oils (EOs) and their compounds are one of the most “popular” and interesting agents among secondary plant metabolites. EOs are a mixture of volatile compounds, mainly mono- and sesquiterpenoids, phenylpropanoids, etc., and contain hundreds of individual chemical constituents, which may have biological activity. They are secreted in special cells in secretion ducts or cavities or in glandular hairs, from which they are extracted by distillation (water–steam or hydro–distillation) or pressing. Because of the spread of multidrug-resistant bacteria and their growing antibiotic-resistance, many research groups have focused their research on investigating the antimicrobial activities of EOs. Not only can nosocomial infections and antibiotic-resistance cause serious health problems, but they can also cause other diseases, such as neurological, cardiovascular, and respiratory diseases as well as cancer, etc., all of which affect a large portion of the world’s population.
The aim of this Special Issue is to collect original research and critical reviews on antibacterial and biological activity and the mode of action of EOs and/or their compounds. Papers offering novel alternatives to antibiotics, new antibacterial therapies to control or prevent infections, or new solutions to treat inflammatory health conditions are welcome. Not only in vitro but also experimental or clinical studies that are focused on the antibacterial and/or biological activity of EOs or their pharmaceutical formulation are greatly encouraged.
Dr. Horváth Györgyi
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- essential oil
- antibacterial activity
- anti-inflammatory effect
- mode of action
- pharmaceutical formulation
- animal experiment
- clinical evidence