E3S Web Conf.
Volume 271, 20212021 2nd International Academic Conference on Energy Conservation, Environmental Protection and Energy Science (ICEPE 2021)
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Section||Environmental Materials and Solid Waste Recycling Technology|
|Published online||15 June 2021|
Essential oils for the treatment of demodex
1 Academician Working Station, Changsha, 410219, China.
2 The First Affiliated Hospital, Changsha, 410219, China.
3 School of Pharmaceutical Science, Changsha, 410219, China.
4 School of Stomatology, Changsha, 410219, China.
5 Science Research Center, Changsha Medical University, Changsha, 410219, China.
The Demodex infestation is widely spread among older people. The conventional treatment of demodex involves chemicals and antibiotics. However, these treatments have a number of side effects, such as environmental risks, acaricide resistance, toxicity to humans and animals. Benefit from abundant sources of plants and plant extractions have been a new choice for treating demodex infections. This review summarizes the anti-demodex and side effects of certain botanical essential oils. The high efficacy and low side effects of essential oils, such as TTO and its active ingredient terpinen-4-oil, camphor oil, sage oil, peppermint oil, neem oil, clove oil make them good candidates for the treatment of mites. Further studies on the biological mechanisms of the acaricide effects of these active essential oils and the structure-activity relations are necessary to clarify the functions of these drugs.
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2021
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