Essential oils and metal ions as alternative antimicrobial agents: a focus on tea tree oil and silver.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/612518
Title:
Essential oils and metal ions as alternative antimicrobial agents: a focus on tea tree oil and silver.
Authors:
Low, Wan-Li; Kenward, Ken; Britland, Stephen T; Amin, Mohd Cim; Martin, Claire
Abstract:
The increasing occurrence of hospital-acquired infections and the emerging problems posed by antibiotic-resistant microbial strains have both contributed to the escalating cost of treatment. The presence of infection at the wound site can potentially stall the healing process at the inflammatory stage, leading to the development of a chronic wound. Traditional wound treatment regimes can no longer cope with the complications posed by antibiotic-resistant strains; hence, there is a need to explore the use of alternative antimicrobial agents. Pre-antibiotic compounds, including heavy metal ions and essential oils, have been re-investigated for their potential use as effective antimicrobial agents. Essential oils have potent antimicrobial, antifungal, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and other beneficial therapeutic properties. Similarly, heavy metal ions have also been used as disinfecting agents because of their broad spectrum activities. Both of these alternative antimicrobials interact with many different intracellular components, thereby resulting in the disruption of vital cell functions and eventually cell death. This review will discuss the application of essential oils and heavy metal ions, particularly tea tree oil and silver ions, as alternative antimicrobial agents for the treatment of chronic, infected wounds.
Citation:
Essential oils and metal ions as alternative antimicrobial agents: a focus on tea tree oil and silver. 2016: Int Wound J
Publisher:
John Wiley & Sons Ltd and Medicalhelplines.com Inc.
Journal:
International wound journal
Issue Date:
5-May-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/612518
DOI:
10.1111/iwj.12611
PubMed ID:
27146784
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1742-4801
Appears in Collections:
FSE

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dc.contributor.authorLow, Wan-Lien
dc.contributor.authorKenward, Kenen
dc.contributor.authorBritland, Stephen Ten
dc.contributor.authorAmin, Mohd Cimen
dc.contributor.authorMartin, Claireen
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-10T13:08:53Zen
dc.date.available2016-06-10T13:08:53Zen
dc.date.issued2016-05-05en
dc.identifier.citationEssential oils and metal ions as alternative antimicrobial agents: a focus on tea tree oil and silver. 2016: Int Wound Jen
dc.identifier.issn1742-4801en
dc.identifier.pmid27146784en
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/iwj.12611en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/612518en
dc.description.abstractThe increasing occurrence of hospital-acquired infections and the emerging problems posed by antibiotic-resistant microbial strains have both contributed to the escalating cost of treatment. The presence of infection at the wound site can potentially stall the healing process at the inflammatory stage, leading to the development of a chronic wound. Traditional wound treatment regimes can no longer cope with the complications posed by antibiotic-resistant strains; hence, there is a need to explore the use of alternative antimicrobial agents. Pre-antibiotic compounds, including heavy metal ions and essential oils, have been re-investigated for their potential use as effective antimicrobial agents. Essential oils have potent antimicrobial, antifungal, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and other beneficial therapeutic properties. Similarly, heavy metal ions have also been used as disinfecting agents because of their broad spectrum activities. Both of these alternative antimicrobials interact with many different intracellular components, thereby resulting in the disruption of vital cell functions and eventually cell death. This review will discuss the application of essential oils and heavy metal ions, particularly tea tree oil and silver ions, as alternative antimicrobial agents for the treatment of chronic, infected wounds.en
dc.languageENGen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherJohn Wiley & Sons Ltd and Medicalhelplines.com Inc.en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to International wound journalen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectAntimicrobialen
dc.subjectSilveren
dc.subjectTea tree oilen
dc.subjectWound infectionen
dc.titleEssential oils and metal ions as alternative antimicrobial agents: a focus on tea tree oil and silver.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalInternational wound journalen
dc.date.accepted2016-04-19en
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