Antimicrobial activities of essential oils
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The testing of essential oils for antimicrobial activities is reviewed with respect to various possible applications. Consideration is given to the screening for antimicrobially active oils or constituents, for disinfecting or antiseptic properties and for food conserving properties. The role of essential oils in biological interactions and their potential as therapeutic agents are also discussed.
Key wordsAntibiotics Antifungal agents Antisepsis Disinfectants Drug screening Essential oils Food preservatives
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