Research Article | Volume: 3, Issue: 7, July, 2013

The Pharmacological Properties of Salvia Essential Oils

Zhiming Fu Hang Wang Xiaofei Hu Zhaolin Sun Chunchao Han   

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Published:  Jul 30, 2013

DOI: 10.7324/JAPS.2013.3723

Salvia essential oils isolated by hydrodistillation from the plant’s commercial dried aerial parts(Fig.1),have powerful biological activity and pharmacological properties. The oils contain more than 100 different bioactive compounds, which mainly include Monoterpene hydrocarbons, Oxygenated monoterpenes, Sesquiterpene hydrocarbons, Diterpenes, Not iso-prenoid compounds and Oxygenated sesquiterpenes. It has a number of pharmacological effects including antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-cholinesterase, improvement of cognitive performance and mood, reducing work-related stress, anti-mutagenic, anticancer, anti-inflammatory, choleretic activities and so on. The present review focuses on the pharmacological activities of Salvia essential oils.

Keyword:     Salvia essential oils bioactive compounds pharmacological activities.


Zhiming Fu, Hang Wang, Xiaofei Hu, Zhaolin Sun, Chunchao Han., The Pharmacological Properties of Salvia Essential Oils. J App Pharm Sci, 2013; 3 (07): 122-127.

Copyright:The Author(s). This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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