International Journal of Botany Studies

International Journal of Botany Studies


International Journal of Botany Studies
International Journal of Botany Studies
Vol. 7, Issue 4 (2022)

A review on essential oil based therapies as an effective weapon against diseases


Nitu Rani, Divyanshi Rawat, Gurparteek Kaur, Yachna Sood

Secondary metabolites are produced by higher plants and are engaged in defense mechanisms against herbivores, pests, and diseases. These phytochemicals may also have beneficial effects on the human body, such as antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial characteristics. Due to the exacerbation of new and reemerging infectious diseases, as well as the developing resistance to antibiotics now in clinical use, the pressure to identify and develop novel and effective anti-infectious agents has increased tremendously. One method for controlling diseases caused by bacteria is to use natural bioactive substances that can fight the infection. Essential oils, polyphenols, and glycosidic glucosinolates isolated from numerous species (e.g. medicinal and aromatic plants) have demonstrated promising antimicrobial action against a variety of human infections. In the present review, the cardio-protective, neuro-protective, hepato-protective, and anti-cancerous activity of various essential oils have been discussed with major constituents. EOs have proven to be safe and significantly effective as antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic, anticancer, anti-hyperpigmentation, anxiolytic, antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal agents.
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How to cite this article:
Nitu Rani, Divyanshi Rawat, Gurparteek Kaur, Yachna Sood. A review on essential oil based therapies as an effective weapon against diseases. International Journal of Botany Studies, Volume 7, Issue 4, 2022, Pages 131-139
International Journal of Botany Studies