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Essential Oils of Oregano: Biological Activity beyond Their Antimicrobial Properties

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Molecules 2017, 22(6), 989; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules22060989
Received: 25 May 2017 / Revised: 8 June 2017 / Accepted: 10 June 2017 / Published: 14 June 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Essential Oils: Chemistry and Bioactivity)
Essential oils of oregano are widely recognized for their antimicrobial activity, as well as their antiviral and antifungal properties. Nevertheless, recent investigations have demonstrated that these compounds are also potent antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antidiabetic and cancer suppressor agents. These properties of oregano essential oils are of potential interest to the food, cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries. The aim of this manuscript is to review the latest evidence regarding essential oils of oregano and their beneficial effects on health. View Full-Text
Keywords: oregano species; terpenoids; antioxidant; anti-inflammatory; antidiabetic oregano species; terpenoids; antioxidant; anti-inflammatory; antidiabetic
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Leyva-López, N.; Gutiérrez-Grijalva, E.P.; Vazquez-Olivo, G.; Heredia, J.B. Essential Oils of Oregano: Biological Activity beyond Their Antimicrobial Properties. Molecules 2017, 22, 989. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules22060989

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Leyva-López N, Gutiérrez-Grijalva EP, Vazquez-Olivo G, Heredia JB. Essential Oils of Oregano: Biological Activity beyond Their Antimicrobial Properties. Molecules. 2017; 22(6):989. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules22060989

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Leyva-López, Nayely, Erick P. Gutiérrez-Grijalva, Gabriela Vazquez-Olivo, and J. B. Heredia 2017. "Essential Oils of Oregano: Biological Activity beyond Their Antimicrobial Properties" Molecules 22, no. 6: 989. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules22060989

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