Records of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

A scientific open access journal in the field of agricultural and food chemistry.
Editor-in-Chief: Mehmet Öztürk
Book Review Editor : Turgut Kılıç
Editor: Food Science and Technology: Murat Taşan
Co-Editor-in Chief: Ahmet C Goren


Review Article

Essential Oil Composition, Biological Activities and Ethano-Pharmacological Potential of Genus Pleurospermum: An Updated Overview

Rec. Agric. Food. Chem (2023) in press ; 1 - 15
by Rakesh Kumar Joshi , Lucas Fornari Laurindo , Adriano Araujo , Victoria Dogani Rodrigues and Sandra Barbalho

The Apiaceae botanical family and the Pleurospermum genus have been recognized as valuable reservoirs of natural antioxidants, finding extensive applications in medicinal, pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, cosmeceutical, and culinary realms. This is attributed to their rich array of bioactive phytochemicals and their diverse range of biological activities. Essential oils are complex mixtures of hydrocarbons, and their oxygenated derivatives arise from two different isoprenoid pathways. Glandular trichomes and other secretory structures, specialized secretory tissues primarily distributed on the surface of plant organs, notably flowers and leaves, generate essential oils. Essential oils play a crucial ecological role within the plant. In addition, since ancient times, essential oils have been used in many different traditional healing systems worldwide because of their biological activities. Moreover, this review will attract the attention of scientists from aroma industries, nutritionists, and pharmaceutical industries to improve the use of essential oils for nutraceutical purposes with commercialization to aid and promote healthy lifestyles, wellness, and well-being.

Apiaceae essential oils Pleurospermum antioxidant antiviral
Available online: November 21, 2023
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