Dorin Ioan Cocoș, Kamel Earar, Monica Dinu, Irinel Lungu, Cristina Bazbanela, Carmen Galea
This review aims to present the latest research news and current research directions in the field of dental medicine of geranium essential oil. Geranium is native to South Africa, belonging to the Geraniaceae family, owning more than 300 species, this study will include the species of Pelargonium graveolens and Pelargonium Roseum. Due to current medical and pharmacological studies, geranium essential oil has been shown to have special actions in the spectrum of dental medicine and multidisciplinary, presenting pharmacological action as well as benefits in the field of oral health: Antimicrobial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, antifungal, tissue regeneration, air fresheners of the oral cavity, astringent, scarring, painkillers, anti-tumor and antioxidants. Due to the increased concentration of citronellol, but also the lower amounts of limonene, α-pimenum and ß-pimenum in geranium essential oils, it has superior antifungal and antibacterial actions. Due to these actions, we want to study in depth and design of toothpastes, mouthwashes or controlled cesarean preparations used in the spectrum of the oral cavity. We propose these research directions due to the early research and lack of products obtained from geranium essential oils in the spectrum of dental medicine.