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Plants generate a considerable amount of antioxidants, preservatives, and synthetic colours. There is much demand for these in the cosmetics industry. The perfume sector also uses important quantities of aromatic plants. The dermatological properties of plants are many and varied: tonics, astringents, anti-inflammatory, antiseptics, anti-scarring, cleansers, moisturisers, relaxants, emulsifiers, decongestant, refreshing, etc
FOOD PROCESSING INDUSTRY
The food industry uses everyday more natural products such as spices, flavourings and food preservatives. Many aromatic and medicinal plants antioxidant activity, germicidal and fungicidal actions which make them useful as food preservatives, attributed to volatile constituents such as phenols among other components.
THE PHARMACEUTICAL SECTOR
Medicinal and aromatic plants play an important role in the pharmaceutical sector, both in phytotherapy aspect, as in the strictly medicinal significance. Aromatherapy is the use of essentials oils for therapeutic purposes. The absorption can be topical, oral or through inhalation. The second group includes all preventive and therapeutic use of MAP or their active ingredients.
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(Information from: http://www.escorena.net/) INTEGRATED SYSTEM OF BIOREMEDIATION - BIOREFINERING USING HALOPHYTE SPECIES “Sustainable and resilient agriculture for food and non-food system” Project duration: June 01, 2018 - May 31, 2021 The description of the project:...leer más
EOHUB second newsletter is ready! We speak about our attendance to the COP25, the EOHUB meeting with all the partners in Gembloux, the workshop in the University of Liege, the interesting ECOTRON Project at TERRA Institute, and finally we review the main conclusions...leer más
La semana pasada, con motivo de la celebración de la COP25 en Madrid, la Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) obtuvo un espacio en el que presentar sus proyectos sostenibles, entre ellos, el proyecto europeo EOHUB. Durante toda la mañana, representantes de los...leer más
INNOVATIVE AND MORE EFFECTIVE TEACHING AND LEARNING TECHNIQUES IN THE FIELD OF ESSENTIAL OILS