Ratnamala S Bendre, Jamatsing D Rajput, Suresh D Bagul and Pravin S Karandikar
Eugenol is found in essential oils of many plants. It belongs to a class of naturally occurring phenolic monoterpenoids, chemically it is an allyl chain-substituted guaiacol. Eugenol is a member of the phenylpropanoids class and is remarkably versatile molecule incorporated as a functional ingredient in several products and has found applications in the pharmaceutical, agricultural, fragrance, flavor, cosmetic and various other industries. Its vast range of pharmacological activities has been well-researched which include antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antioxidant and anticancer activities. In present review we shortly summarize medicinal properties of Eugenol and its derivatives.