Special Issue "Essential Oils as Antimicrobial and Anti-infectious Agents"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 July 2018)
In last few decades, infectious diseases have continued to be a major health concern worldwide, causing important epidemiological, financial, and logistical implications. The use of many conventional drugs is hampered by a lack of efficacy, emergence of resistance, adverse effects, and high costs. Thus, new strategies and therapeutic alternatives are required: Essential oils (EOs) are, today, considered as an important source for new natural antimicrobials, particularly on multidrug-resistant bacteria, pathogenic fungi, viruses, and parasites. Considering the wide variety of chemical compounds occurring in EOs, it is likely that their antimicrobial activities are attributable to the combination of several mechanisms of action on different parts of the microbial cell, and this is probably the reason why bacteria do not develop resistance. EOs may provide an interesting option to replace the use of conventional antimicrobials with a low cost and safe medicinal, or could be used in addition to them in order to decrease their potential risk of toxicity.
This Special Issue aims to attract contributions on all aspects of the chemistry and antimicrobial activity of essential oils. There is still the challenge to further explore the range of their biological effects and their potential applications as antibiotic and anti-infectious agents.
Prof. Dr. Daniela Rigano
Prof. Dr. Adriana Basile
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- essential oils
- bacterial infections