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Special Issue "Antimicrobial, Antioxidant and Anti-inflammatory Activities of Essential Oils"
A special issue of Medicines (ISSN 2305-6320).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2017).
Department of Pharmacognosy and Chemistry of Natural Products, School of Pharmacy, University of Athens, 15771 Athens, Greece
Tel. +30 210 7274593
Interests: chemistry of natural products; analytical methods; NMR; GC-MS; terpenes (iridoids, sesquiterpene lactones, and triterpenes); phenolics (flavonoids, phenols, phenolic acids, and lignans); essential oils; ethnopharmacology; history of pharmacy
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Essential oils (EOs) are oily preparations, produced from plant materials with a characteristic odor and savor. They are mixtures of volatile components at quite different concentrations, with some compounds at fairly high concentrations, and others in trace amounts. The components at high concentrations (mainly terpenes, molecules with an aromatic ring) play a major role in their biological effects.
EOs act in plants as antibacterials, antivirals, antifungals, insecticides and protect the plants from herbivores. It is possible to list ca. 3000 EOs, but approximately 10% of them are used in commercial market. They are widely used as fragrances and flavorings in the cosmetic and food sectors, such as perfumes and cosmetic products (creams, soaps, etc.), sanitary products, dentistry, agriculture, as preservatives and flavor additives for foods, as fragrances for household cleaning products and industrial solvents. Within the pharmaceutical sector, they represent, in many cases, only a limited proportion of the commercial market, as natural remedies (herbal medicines of traditional use).
The purpose of this Special Issue is to publish original research work related to the Chemistry of Essential Oils, Bioactive Volatile Natural Products, mainly with antimicrobial, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory activities, Botany and Biotechnology of aromatic Plants, Aromatherapy, and Aroma Science. The papers should contribute significantly to further scientific knowledge in the above-mentioned scientific fields.
Prof. Dr. Eleni Skalts
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Medicines is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
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- essential oils
- volatile constituents
- biological activities
- biotechnology of aromatic Plants