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Current Bioactive Compounds


ISSN (Print): 1573-4072
ISSN (Online): 1875-6646

Review Article

A Review of Eugenol-based Nanomedicine: Recent Advancements

Author(s): Mohammed A. Jahangir, Mohamad Taleuzzaman*, Sarwar Beg, Surajpal Verma, Sadaf J. Gilani and Perwaiz Alam

Volume 17, Issue 3, 2021

Published on: 25 May, 2020

Page: [214 - 219] Pages: 6

DOI: 10.2174/1573407216999200525145633

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Eugenol is a bioactive compound commonly found in many herbal plants. The different reported sources of eugenol are clove, cinnamon, holy basil, and pepper. Several therapeutic activities of eugenol like antioxidant, antimicrobial, anesthetic, anti-inflammatory, anti-carcinogenic, neuroprotective agent, anti-diabetic and anti-cancer activities have been reported. However, due to limited aqueous solubility, it has poor bioavailability. Its therapeutic potential can be enhanced by developing eugenol nano-formulations like liposome, nanoparticles, microemulsions and micelles. This article extensively reviews the chemical and pharmacological properties of eugenol and its nano-formulations along with their biological activities.

Keywords: Eugenol, nano formulation, microemulsions, micelles, pharmacological properties, pharmacokinetics.

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