Research into Essential Oils

Updated: Jun 21, 2020

Courtesy of the National Center for Biotechnology Information,U.S. National Library of Medicine - NCBI's contribution to the NIH mission of uncovering new knowledge.

Published online 2017 Jan 16.



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Aromatic and medicinal plants produce essential oils in the form of secondary metabolites. These essential oils can be used in diverse applications in food, perfume, and cosmetic industries.


Various properties of essential oils offer the possibility of using natural, safe, eco-friendly, cost-effective, renewable, and easily biodegradable antimicrobials for food commodity preservation in the near future.

Since ancient times, commercial antimicrobial agents have been applied as a way to manage food deterioration or contamination. Nowadays, user concerns toward synthetic preservatives have resulted in increasing attention on various natural antimicrobials such as essential oils.


Here's another 4 great points from the article

  • Essential oils have pronounced antimicrobial and food preservative properties