Mozaniel Santana de Oliveira

Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi

Dr. Mozaniel Santana de Oliveira has a Master’s degree in Food Science and Technology and PhD also in Food Science and Technology from the Federal University of Pará, Brazil. He has more than 100 scientific contributions among articles in international journals, books, book chapters, and conference abstracts. He has experience in the following scientific areas: engineering, food science and technology, pharmacology and drug discovery, medicinal chemistry, ethnopharmacology and ethnobotany, phytochemistry, extraction methods of bioactive compounds, analytical chemistry, biotechnology of natural products, and allelopathy. Dr Oliveira is currently a researcher in the Institutional Training Program at the Museu Paraense Emílio Goeld, Pará, Brazil.

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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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