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Molecules 2010, 15(12), 9252-9287; doi:10.3390/molecules15129252
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Antioxidant and Anti-Inflammatory Activities of Essential Oils: A Short Review

Received: 2 December 2010; in revised form: 9 December 2010 / Accepted: 13 December 2010 / Published: 15 December 2010
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Abstract: Essential oils are complex mixtures isolated from aromatic plants which may possess antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities of interest in thye food and cosmetic industries as well as in the human health field. In this work, a review was done on the most recent publications concerning their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities. At the same time a survey of the methods generally used for the evaluation of antioxidant activity and some of the mechanisms involved in the anti-inflammatory activities of essential oils are also reported.
Keywords: essential oils; antioxidant; anti-inflammatory essential oils; antioxidant; anti-inflammatory
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Miguel, M.G. Antioxidant and Anti-Inflammatory Activities of Essential Oils: A Short Review. Molecules 2010, 15, 9252-9287.

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Miguel MG. Antioxidant and Anti-Inflammatory Activities of Essential Oils: A Short Review. Molecules. 2010; 15(12):9252-9287.

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Miguel, Maria Graça. 2010. "Antioxidant and Anti-Inflammatory Activities of Essential Oils: A Short Review." Molecules 15, no. 12: 9252-9287.


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