Cardiovascular Activity of the Chemical Constituents of Essential Oils

Tadeu de Andrade, Girlandia Brasil, Denise Endringer, Flávio da Nóbrega, Damião de Sousa
2017 Molecules  
Cardiovascular diseases are a leading cause of death in developed and developing countries and decrease the quality of life, which has enormous social and economic consequences for the population. Recent studies on essential oils have attracted attention and encouraged continued research of this group of natural products because of their effects on the cardiovascular system. The pharmacological data indicate a therapeutic potential for essential oils for use in the treatment of cardiovascular
more » ... seases. Therefore, this review reports the current studies of essential oils chemical constituents with cardiovascular activity, including a description of their mechanisms of action.
doi:10.3390/molecules22091539 pmid:28926969 fatcat:b3cdxh54trhwnbxd4wy2zzup5y