Special Issue "Chemical Composition and Biological Activities of Essential Oils"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 November 2020.
Interests: Essential oils, Phytochemistry, Chemistry of Natural Compounds
Interests: Essential oils, Microbiology, Human physio-pathology
Essential oils extracted by distillation or hydrodistillation of aromatic plants are a complex mixture of volatile compounds with several biological activities. Their efficacy as antimicrobial agents is related to the activity of several components belonging to different chemical families that can act both in synergy with each other and with other antibiotics. The antibiotic resistance detected among pathogens is quick rising in the latest years, and the control of some of these microorganisms is becoming a planetary emergency for human and animal health. The control of the microbial growth is a problem of great importance also for the food industry (food deterioration and shelf life extension) and for the world of cultural heritage (indoor and outdoor phenomena of biodeterioration). Essential oils can play an important role in this scenario, due their recognized broad-spectrum antimicrobial activity. Therefore, the main subject of this Special Issue includes any essential oil-based approach to control microrganisms in areas such as human and veterinary medicine, entomology, food industry, agriculture, and cultural heritage. In addition, manuscripts concerning other essential oils areas of interest are welcome, such as:
- Chemical composition of essential oils from endemic and rare medicinal/aromatic plants;
- Innovative formulations and nanoformulations of essential oils;
- Applications in human and veterinary medicine: e.g. anticancer, antiviral, antinflammatory, analgesic activities of essential oils;
- Use of essential oils as animal feeding supplements;
- Toxicological studies.
Dr. Edoardo Napoli
Dr. Maura Di Vito
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- Essential oils
- antibacterial activity
- antifungal activity
- anticancer activity