TY - CHAP A1 - Fongang Fotsing Yannick Stephane A2 - Bankeu Kezetas Jean Jules ED1 - Mozaniel Santana de Oliveira ED2 - Wanessa Almeida da Costa ED3 - SebastiĆ£o Gomes Silva Y1 - 2020-09-09 PY - 2020 T1 - Terpenoids as Important Bioactive Constituents of Essential Oils N2 - Essential oils have been used for centuries by communities all over the world in various areas and for various purposes. These include uses in medicine, flavoring, perfumery, cosmetics, insecticides, fungicides, and bactericides, among others. They are natural and biodegradable substances, generally nontoxic or with low toxicity to humans and other animals. Therefore, constant research in these areas represents an alternative for new and more efficient drugs with less side effects as well as obtaining new products and supplies. This book provides a comprehensive overview of the diverse applications of essential oils in a variety of human activities with a focus on the most important evidence-based developments in the various fields of knowledge. BT - Essential Oils SP - Ch. 5 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.91426 DO - 10.5772/intechopen.91426 SN - 978-1-83962-698-2 PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-10-18 ER -