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Master Thesis

Myrtacées et aromathérapie

Abstract : Currently therapeutic use of essential oils is a great success. If the discipline is commonly apparent to "soft" categories of medicine, the use of essential oils is not trivial, and in some cases dangerous. That is why the pharmacist has a particularly important role in counseling and pharmacies in terms of alertness. Highly concentrated active molecules, the essential oils exhibit effectiveness against viruses, bacteria and parasites, leading to their use in a variety of conditions, including respiratory, pain, inflammatory conditions and waning immunity. They can be used in broadcast, oral or dermal. The family Myrtaceae is particularly interesting since it comprises aromatic plants including providing seven essential oils commonly used in pharmacy : the essential oil of tea tree (Tea tree), the lemon eucalyptus essential oil, globular and eucalyptus essential oils struck by their high 1,8- cineole are excellent expectorants ; essential oil of clove is rich in powerful anti -infective eugenol family phenols, oil myrtle essential and finally the essential oil of Melaleuca. The main points of aromatherapy are discussed in this paper as well as the botanical study of the Myrtaceae family and the seven essential oils.
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Géraldine Chabert. Myrtacées et aromathérapie. Sciences pharmaceutiques. 2013. ⟨dumas-00925796⟩



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