Unit 2 3 Pharmaceutical Industry

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2.2.3 Pharmaceutical Industry Mainly they are used for preparation of infusions under the form of simple pharma-ceutical preparations. They are also used as external antiseptic ointments and in aromatherapy. Essential oils possess antiseptic and antifungal properties. The antiseptic activity might be used as purified atmospheric sanitizers in health cen-ters and for individual use at homes (). Furthermore, they are used in toothpastes, analgesics and decongestant inhalers. In addition eucalyptol is used in dental products (). Recent studies emphasize the use of essential oil against bacterial nosocomial infections resistant to traditional antibiotics. Often essential oils are added in the formulation of pharmaceutical specialties to mask the

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