• Mamilla R. Charan Raja SASTRA University
  • Varsha Srinivasan SASTRA University
  • Sharmila Selvaraj SASTRA University
  • Santanu Kar Mahapatra School of Chemical and Biotechnology, SASTRA University, Thanjavur - 613401, Tamilnadu, India


Eugenol (1-allyl-4-hydroxy-3-methoxybenzene) is the phenolic component of essential oil and the main constituent of Eugenia caryophyllata, Ocimmum gratissimum and several others medicinal plant. In view of its non-mutagenic and non-carcinogenic properties, eugenol is generally regarded as safe by the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations. Eugenol has been recently shown to be effective for antimicrobials and treatment of different life threatening diseases including sepsis, leishmaniasis, and cancer. However, overall, activity of eugenol is not discussed elsewhere. In this review, we discuss the current understanding of the mechanisms involved the antioxidant, antimicrobial, anticancer and anti-inflammatory potential of eugenol.


Keywords: Eugenol, Antioxidant, Antimicrobials, Anticancer, Anti-inflammatory phytomedicine


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Charan Raja, M. R., V. Srinivasan, S. Selvaraj, and S. Kar Mahapatra. “VERSATILE AND SYNERGISTIC POTENTIAL OF EUGENOL”. International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Vol. 7, no. 13, Sept. 2015, pp. 35-40,