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Abstract Title:

An Overview on the Anti-inflammatory Potential and Antioxidant Profile of Eugenol.

Abstract Source:

Oxid Med Cell Longev. 2018 ;2018:3957262. Epub 2018 Oct 22. PMID: 30425782

Abstract Author(s):

Joice Nascimento Barboza, Carlos da Silva Maia Bezerra Filho, Renan Oliveira Silva, Jand Venes R Medeiros, Damião Pergentino de Sousa

Article Affiliation:

Joice Nascimento Barboza


The bioactive compounds found in foods and medicinal plants are attractive molecules for the development of new drugs with action against several diseases, such as those associated with inflammatory processes, which are commonly related to oxidative stress. Many of these compounds have an appreciable inhibitory effect on oxidative stress and inflammatory response, and may contribute in a preventive way to improve the quality of life through the use of a diet rich in these compounds. Eugenol is a natural compound that has several pharmacological activities, action on the redox status, and applications in the food and pharmaceutical industry. Considering the importance of this compound, the present review discusses its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, demonstrating its mechanisms of action and therapeutic potential for the treatment of inflammatory diseases.

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