Plant, Microbial lipids and Essential Oils

Essential oils have been used for more than 5,000 years. Their origin can be traced back to the ancient civilization of Mesopotamia. In later years the technology of obtaining these oils spread to Egypt, India, Greece and Rome. The most commonly used essential oils are lavender, chamomile, peppermint, tea tree oil, eucalyptus, geranium, jasmine, rose, lemon, orange, rosemary, frankincense, and sandalwood.

Most of the trade in essential oils occurs in the European Union (EU), the North American Free Trade Area (NAFTA), South America and East Asia with very little or insignificant trade happening in Africa and in particular the SADC region. Over the past two decades there has been an increase in the amount of overall trade (imports and exports) in essential oils, from about just over US$616-million in 1990 to more than US$3.6-billion in 2005. The EU has inherently been the largest trader of essential oils. In 2005 it imported US$536m and exported US$765m of US$1.7bn and US $1.9 bn world imports and exports, respectively. In the same period the north Atlantic free Trade Area (nAfTA) imported US$378m worth of imports and exported US$476m. SADC’s trade, which the main area of focus in this report is insignificant in the context of world trade – just about 1% overall. In 2005 exports and imports amounted to US$15.4m and US $25.8m, respectively. The opportunities for the region to increase its share in world trade are plenty. This is despite the fact that big established multinational corporations (i.e. end-users) have developed solid commercial relationship with suppliers that have a proven record of supplying high quality products.

Lipid Peroxidation by an unmistakable bit of UV light prompts an adjustment of the plant lipids. This change renders them solid inducers of heme oxygenase expression and blend of glutathione, the most important cellular cell reinforcement. Initiated lipid separates from plants prompt inborn cancer prevention agent and detoxification pathways of skin cells. Most solid individuals can eat ALA from plant sources like chia and flaxseeds, and it will be changed into EPA and DHA. Just seven to 15 percent of the dietary ALA might be changed over to EPA. Considerably less is changed over to DHA. Furthermore, this is in a sound youngster. Soybean, canola, wheat germ and walnut oil all have a nice measure of omega-3's, yet much larger amounts of omega-6 unsaturated fats - and this proportion of omega-3's to omega-6's is imperative. Wellbeing specialists suggest an omega-6/omega-3 proportion of around 4:1. 

Relevant Conferences

2nd  International Conference on Enzymology and Molecular Biology, March 20-21, 2017, Rome, Italy; 8th International Conference and Exhibition on Metabolomics & Systems Biology, May 08-10, 2017 Singapore; 2nd International Conference on Biochemistry September 28-29, 2017 Dubai, UAE; 9th International Conference on Bioinformatics October 23-24, 2017 Paris, France; 9th International Conference and Expo on Proteomics October 23-25, 2017 Paris, France; Third World Congress of Clinical Lipidology, February 10 -12, 2017 Brisbane, Australia; 15th Eurofed Lipid Congress: Oil, Fats and Lipids: New Technologies and Applications for a Healthier Life, August 27 – 30, 2017, Uppsala, Sweden; Fatty Acids and Lipids - Chemistry and Analysis Course, February 23 - 24, 2017, Dundee, Scotland; Keystone Symposia on Molecular and Cellular Biology: Lipidomics and Bioactive Lipids in Metabolism and Disease, February 26 - March 2, 2017, Tahoe City, California, USA; XX Lipid Meeting Leipzig, December 7 – 9, 2017, Leipzig, Germany; NLA Scientific Sessions – 2017, May 18-21, 2017, Philadelphia, PA.

  • Antibacterial activity
  • Antioxidant activity
  • Antifungal activity
  • Antimicrobial activity
  • Anti-inflammatory activity
  • Cancer chemoprotective activity
  • Cytotoxicity
  • Allelopathic activity
  • Repellant and insecticidal activity
  • Lipid peroxidation
  • Detoxification

Plant, Microbial lipids and Essential Oils Conference Speakers