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The Role of Carvacrol as Active Compound of Essential Oils in Diabetes

Volume 11 - Issue 1

Roonak Amiri1 and Mohsen Akbari*2

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    • 1Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Iran
    • 2Young Researchers and Elite Club, Kermanshah Branch, Iran
    • *Corresponding author: Mohsen Akbari, Young Researchers and Elite Club, Kermanshah Branch, Islamic Azad University, Kermanshah, Iran

Received: November 08, 2018;   Published: November 16, 2018

DOI: 10.26717/BJSTR.2018.11.002054

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Diabetes is known as a severe disease that is associated with faulted carbohydrate, protein, and fat metabolism. Challenging stressful lifestyle and inappropriate dietary habits prolong individual to diabetes. Natural compounds such as medicinal plants and their derivations, i.e. extracts, essential oils and active compounds are broadly used to prevent and treatment of diabetes. Carvacrol as active compound of essential oils is known to have antibacterial, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory activities that can be used for treatment of diabetes and infected wounds. In the mini-review article, we will introduce carvacrol and view some previous studies and present recommendations for application of carvacrol in diabetes disease.

Keywords : Carvacrol, Diabetes, Hyperglycemia

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