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Essential Oils

Bioactive Compounds, New Perspectives and Applications

Edited by Mozaniel Santana de Oliveira

Federal University of Pará


Sebastião Silva

Federal University of Pará

Wanessa Almeida Da Costa

Federal University of Pará

Essential oils have been used for centuries by communities all over the world in various areas and for various purposes. These include uses in medicine, flavoring, perfumery, cosmetics, insecticides, fungicides, and bactericides, among others. They are natural and biodegradable substances, generally nontoxic or with low toxicity to humans and other animals. Therefore, constant research in these areas represents an alternative for new and more efficient drugs with less side effects as well as obtaining new products and supplies. This book provides a comprehensive overview of the diverse applications of essential oils in a variety of human activities with a focus on the most important evidence-based developments in the various fields of knowledge.

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Essential OilsBioactive Compounds, New Perspectives and ApplicationsEdited by Mozaniel Santana de Oliveira

Published: September 9th 2020

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.87266

ISBN: 978-1-83962-698-2

Print ISBN: 978-1-83962-697-5

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83962-699-9

Copyright year: 2020

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5331 Total Chapter Downloads

10 Crossref Citations

1 Web of Science Citations

22 Dimensions Citations


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1. Algae Essential Oils: Chemistry, Ecology, and Biological Activities

By Mohamed El Hattab


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2. Essential Oils

By Lubna Abdul Muttalib Al-Shalah, Nada Khazal Kadhim Hindi and Israa Harjan Mohsen


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3. Safety Profile of Essential Oils

By Oliviu Vostinaru, Simona Codruta Heghes and Lorena Filip


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4. Essential Oils’ Potential in Breast Cancer Treatment: An Overview

By Isadora de Fátima Braga Magalhães, Carla Junqueira Moraga Tellis, Kátia da Silva Calabrese, Ana Lucia Abreu-Silva and Fernando Almeida-Souza


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5. Terpenoids as Important Bioactive Constituents of Essential Oils

By Fongang Fotsing Yannick Stephane and Bankeu Kezetas Jean Jules


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6. Aromatherapy as Complementary Medicine

By Amira Ahmed Kamal El-din El-Anssary


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7. Volatile Compounds, Chemical Composition and Biological Activities of Apis mellifera Bee Propolis

By Jorddy Neves Cruz, Adriane Gomes da Silva, Wanessa Almeida da Costa, Ely Simone Cajueiro Gurgel, Willison Eduardo Oliveira Campos, Renan Campos e Silva, Marcos Ene Chaves Oliveira, Antônio Pedro da Silva Souza Filho, Daniel Santiago Pereira, Sebastião Gomes Silva, Eloisa Helena de Aguiar Andrade and Mozaniel Santana de Oliveira


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8. Chemical Composition and Antibacterial Activity of the Essential Oil of Mesosphaerum suaveolens (Lamiaceae)

By José Weverton Almeida Bezerra, Felicidade Caroline Rodrigues, Ma Aparecida Barbosa Ferreira Gonçalo, Marcos Aurélio Figuereido dos Santos, Gledson Ferreira Macedo, Janete de Souza Bezerra, Priscilla Augusta de Sousa Fernandes, Emanoel Messias Pereira Fernando, Carlos Henrique Silva de Oliveira, Viviane Bezerra da Silva, Isabella Hevily Silva Torquato, Niwiarakelly da Silva Monte, Luciano Temoteo dos Santos and Henrique Douglas Melo Coutinho


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9. Essential Oil as Antimicrobial Agents: Efficacy, Stability, and Safety Issues for Food Application

By Hamdy A. Shaaban


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10. Roles of Terpenoids in Essential Oils and Its Potential as Natural Weed Killers: Recent Developments

By Ahmed Abdulwahid Ali Almarie


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