Effect of Essential Oils on Atherosclerosis of Cholesterol-fed Rabbits


ON glancing through the international literature we do not find any information on the therapeutical application of well-known pharmacological products, like the essential oils, in the treatment of atherosclerosis, and no experiments have been carried out on this subject. The essential oils are ingredients of plants and are readily soluble in most of the organic solvents. They contain mainly various terpenes like menthol, camphor, pinene, borneol, cineol and other compounds. The chemical structure of the majority of terpenes has been determined.

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BENKŐ, S., MACHER, A., SZARVAS, F. et al. Effect of Essential Oils on Atherosclerosis of Cholesterol-fed Rabbits. Nature 190, 731–732 (1961). https://doi.org/10.1038/190731a0

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