Geranium Essential Oil

  • Botanical Name: Pelargonium graveolens
  • Alternative Names: Rose geranium
  • Botanical Family: Geraniaceae
  • Primary Constituent: Citronellol
  • Other Main Constituents: Geraniol
  • Distillation Method: Steam Distillation
  • Plant Part: Whole Plant

Antifungal mechanism of the combination of Cinnamomum verum and Pelargonium graveolens essential oils with fluconazole against pathogenic Candida strains

Essid R, Hammami M, Gharbi D, Karkouch I, Hamouda TB, Elkahoui S, Limam F, Tabbene O Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 2017 ABSTRACT: The present study aimed to investigate the anti-Candida activity of ten essential oils (EOs) and to evaluate their potential synergism with conventional drugs. The effect on secreted aspartic protease (SAP) activity and the mechanism of action were also explored. The… Read more »

Aromatherapy and Essential Oils (PDQ®): Health Professional Version

PDQ Integrative, Alternative, and Complementary Therapies Editorial Board PDQ Cancer Information Summaries, 2017 EXCERPT: This PDQ cancer information summary for health professionals provides comprehensive, peer-reviewed, evidence-based information about the use of aromatherapy and essential oils in the treatment of people with cancer. It is intended as a resource to inform and assist clinicians who care for cancer… Read more »

Polymer nanoparticles containing essential oils: new options for mosquito control

Werdin González JO, Jesser EN, Yeguerman CA, Ferrero AA, Fernández Band B Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 2017 ABSTRACT: Mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) are vectors of important parasites and pathogens causing death, poverty and social disability worldwide. The overuse of synthetic insecticides to control mosquito vectors lead to resistance, adverse environmental effects and high operational costs…. Read more »

Chemical composition analysis and in vitro biological activities of ten essential oils in human skin cells

Han X, Beaumont C, Stevens N, Parker TL Biochimie Open, 2017 ABSTRACT: Research on the biological effects of essential oils on human skin cells is scarce. In the current study, we primarily explored the biological activities of 10 essential oils (nine single and one blend) in a pre-inflamed human dermal fibroblast system that simulated chronic… Read more »

Essential oils and their constituents as anticancer agents: a mechanistic view

Gautam N, Mantha AK, Mittal S BioMed Research International, 2014 ABSTRACT: Exploring natural plant products as an option to find new chemical entities as anticancer agents is one of the fastest growing areas of research. Recently, in the last decade, essential oils (EOs) have been under study for their use in cancer therapy and the… Read more »

Plant Secondary Metabolites as Rodent Repellents: a Systematic Review

Hansen SC, Stolter C, Imholt C, Jacob J J Chem Ecol, 2016 ABSTRACT: The vast number of plant secondary metabolites (PSMs) produced by higher plants has generated many efforts to exploit their potential for pest control. We performed a systematic literature search to retrieve relevant publications, and we evaluated these according to PSM groups to… Read more »

Plants traditionally used as mosquito repellents and the implication for their use in vector control

Tisgratog R, Sanguanpong U, Grieco JP, Ngoen-Kluan R, Chareonviriyaphap T Acta tropica, 2016 ABSTRACT: Numerous plants with insect repelling properties are native to the tropics where they are produced for a wide range of medicinal purposes. In Thailand, these native plant species have a history of use for personal protection against biting insects. From our… Read more »