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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2018, 19(7), 1966; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms19071966

Biological Activities and Safety of Citrus spp. Essential Oils

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Aromatic Plant Research Center, 230 N 1200 E, Suite 102, Lehi, UT 84043, USA
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Department of Chemistry, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL 35899, USA
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Received: 6 June 2018 / Revised: 1 July 2018 / Accepted: 3 July 2018 / Published: 5 July 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Plant Natural Products for Human Health)
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Citrus fruits have been a commercially important crop for thousands of years. In addition, Citrus essential oils are valuable in the perfume, food, and beverage industries, and have also enjoyed use as aromatherapy and medicinal agents. This review summarizes the important biological activities and safety considerations of the essential oils of sweet orange (Citrus sinensis), bitter orange (Citrus aurantium), neroli (Citrus aurantium), orange petitgrain (Citrus aurantium), mandarin (Citrus reticulata), lemon (Citrus limon), lime (Citrus aurantifolia), grapefruit (Citrus × paradisi), bergamot (Citrus bergamia), Yuzu (Citrus junos), and kumquat (Citrus japonica). View Full-Text
Keywords: sweet orange; bitter orange; neroli; orange petitgrain; mandarin; lemon; lime; grapefruit; bergamot; yuzu; kumquat sweet orange; bitter orange; neroli; orange petitgrain; mandarin; lemon; lime; grapefruit; bergamot; yuzu; kumquat
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Dosoky, N.S.; Setzer, W.N. Biological Activities and Safety of Citrus spp. Essential Oils. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2018, 19, 1966.

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