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Molecules 2017, 22(9), 1539; doi:10.3390/molecules22091539

Cardiovascular Activity of the Chemical Constituents of Essential Oils

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Departamento de Farmácia, Universidade de Vila Velha, Vila Velha ES 29102-770, Brazil
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Departamento de Ciências Farmacêuticas, Universidade Federal da Paraíba, João Pessoa PB 58051-970, Brazil
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Received: 20 August 2017 / Revised: 8 September 2017 / Accepted: 8 September 2017 / Published: 17 September 2017
(This article belongs to the Collection Bioactive Compounds)
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Abstract

Cardiovascular diseases are a leading cause of death in developed and developing countries and decrease the quality of life, which has enormous social and economic consequences for the population. Recent studies on essential oils have attracted attention and encouraged continued research of this group of natural products because of their effects on the cardiovascular system. The pharmacological data indicate a therapeutic potential for essential oils for use in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases. Therefore, this review reports the current studies of essential oils chemical constituents with cardiovascular activity, including a description of their mechanisms of action. View Full-Text
Keywords: monoterpene; sesquiterpene; phenylpropanoid; natural products; spasmolytic; smooth muscle; hypertension; heart; vasorelaxation monoterpene; sesquiterpene; phenylpropanoid; natural products; spasmolytic; smooth muscle; hypertension; heart; vasorelaxation
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de Andrade, T.U.; Brasil, G.A.; Endringer, D.C.; da Nóbrega, F.R.; de Sousa, D.P. Cardiovascular Activity of the Chemical Constituents of Essential Oils. Molecules 2017, 22, 1539.

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