Aromatherapy: The Science of Essential Oils

Future Perspective of Aromatherapy in Skin and Cancer Therapeutics

Author(s): Deepti Chopra*, Saumya Shukla, Sakshi Yadav, Jyoti Singh, Divya Dubey and Mohd. Danish Kamar

Pp: 276-295 (20)

DOI: 10.2174/9789815136203124010012

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


Essential oils have a direct influence on cancer cells along with an impact at a chemical level on the immune system. Essential oils work efficiently in getting rid of microorganisms and other foreign bodies from the human body by augmenting white blood cell activity. Many more small molecules change the way that the main components of many essential oils act. Furthermore, numerous components play an important part in various characteristics of essential oils like smell/fragrance, concentration, colour, texture, cell diffusion, lipophilicity/hydrophilicity, and fixation over cellular membranes and their distribution within the cell. Biologically, in the central nervous system disorders, volatile essential oils may affect synergistically along with the treatment drugs/chemicals. One of the important considerations is the specific time at which the plant possesses the highest quantity of volatile essential oils along with the chemical constituent mixture. Essential oils are a beneficial non-medicinal alternative and they could be included in routine conventional care for some particular health conditions when their protection and quality control issues have been calculated. Alternative medicine involving the usage of essential oils is hopeful to decrease the redundant effects of current medicine and if explored precisely, the therapy will benefit both the patients and the common man.

Keywords: Essential oil, Aromatherapy, Aromatherapeutic oils, Terpenoids, and Phenylpropanoids.

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