Antifungal activity of essential oils against selected terverticillate penicillia

Soňa Felšöciová 1, Miroslava Kačániová 1, Elena Horská 1, Nenad Vukovič 2, Lukáš Hleba 3, Jana Petrová 1, Katarina Rovná 1, Michal Stričík 4, Zuzana Hajduová 4
1 - Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Slovakia
2 - Faculty of Science, University of Kragujevac, Serbia
3 - Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Slovakia
4 - University of Economics in Košice, Slovakia
Ann Agric Environ Med
2015; 22 (1):
ICID: 1141367
Article type: Original article
The aim of this study was to screen 15 essential oils of selected plant species, viz. Lavandula angustifolia, Carum carvi, Pinus mungo var. pulmilio, Mentha piperita, Chamomilla recutita L., Pinus sylvestris, Satureia hortensis L., Origanum vulgare L., Pimpinella anisum, Rosmarinus officinalis L., Salvia officinalis L., Abietis albia etheroleum, Chamomilla recutita L. Rausch, Thymus vulgaris L., Origanum vulgare L. for antifungal activity against five Penicillium species: Penicillium brevicompactum, Penicillium citrinum, Penicillium crustosum, Penicillium expansum and Penicillium griseofulvum. The method used for screening included the disc diffusion method. The study points out the wide spectrum of antifungal activity of essential oils against Penicillium fungi. There were five essential oils of the 15 mentioned above which showed a hopeful antifungal activity: Pimpinella anisum, Chamomilla recutita L., Thymus vulgaris, Origanum vulgare L. The most hopeful antifungal activity and killing effect against all tested penicillia was found to be Origanum vulgare L. and Pimpinella anisum. The lowest level of antifungal activity was demonstrated by the oils Pinus mungo var. pulmilio, Salvia officinalis L., Abietis albia etheroleum, Chamomilla recutita L. Rausch, Rosmarinus officinalis.
DOI: 10.5604/12321966.1141367
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