de Andrade TU, Brasil GA, Endringer DC, da Nóbrega FR, de Sousa DP
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 diseases. Therefore, this review reports the current studies of essential oils chemical constituents with cardiovascular activity, including a description of their mechanisms of action.
de Andrade TU, Brasil GA, Endringer DC et al. Cardiovascular Activity of the Chemical Constituents of Essential Oils. Molecules. 2017 Sep 17;22(9). pii: E1539. doi: 10.3390/molecules22091539.