Antimicrobial activities of essential oils. A 1976-1986 literature review on possible applications.
Pharm Weekbl Sci. 1987 Aug 21 ;9(4):193-7. PMID: 3309882
Division of Pharmacognosy, State University of Leiden, Gorlaeus Laboratories, the Netherlands.
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.