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Forsch Komplementmed 2009;16:79–90
(DOI:10.1159/000207196)

Essential Oils of Aromatic Plants with Antibacterial, Antifungal, Antiviral, and Cytotoxic Properties – an Overview

Reichling J.a · Schnitzler P.b · Suschke U.a · Saller R.c

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a Institute of Pharmacy and Molecular Biotechnology, Department of Biology, b Hygiene Institute, Department of Virology, University of Heidelberg, Germany c Institute of Complementary Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland

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Prof. Dr. Jürgen, Reichling Institut für Pharmazie und Molekulare Biotechnologie, Fakultät für Biowissenschaften, Universität Heidelberg, Im Neuenheimer Feld 364, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany, Tel. +49 6221 54-4865, Fax -4884, Juergen.Reichling@urz.uni-heidelberg.de

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Abstract

The abundant use of anti-infective agents resulted in the emergence of drug-resistant bacteria, fungi, and viruses. To overcome the increasing resistance of pathogenic microbes, a variety of medicinal plants have been screened worldwide for their antimicrobial properties. The aim is to find new, effective antimicrobial agents with novel modes of actions. Essential oils derived from aromatic medicinal plants have been reported to exhibit exceptionally good antimicrobial effects against bacteria, yeasts, filamentous fungi, and viruses. The progress of this expanding scientific field will be documented by the most important results published in the last decade.

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Published online: April 03, 2009

Number of Print Pages: 12
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ISSN: 2504-2092 (Print)
eISSN: 2504-2106 (Online)

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