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Table 4 Antifungal activity of seven Eucalyptus essential oils* )

From: Chemical composition of 8 eucalyptus species' essential oils and the evaluation of their antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral activities

Essential oils Tested microrganisms
Trichophyton rubrum Trichophyton soudanense Microsporum canis Scopulariopsis brevicaulis Candida albicans
E. maidenii 31.9 ± 2.1a·) 66.8 ± 17.1b 53.9 ± 0.0b 22.8 ± 2.1a 60.0 ± 0.0b
E. odorata 100.0 ± 0.0b 100.0 ± 0.0b 100.0 ± 0.0e 69.7 ± 0.0a 100.0 ± 0.0b
E. sideroxylon 30.4 ± 0.0bc 29.0 ± 6.4b 68.1 ± 5.1d 12.2 ± 4.3a 40.0 ± 0.0c
E. bicostata 28.9 ± 2.1a 23.0 ± 6.4a 59.2 ± 2.5b 28.9 ± 2.1a 80.0 ± 0.0c
E. astringence 37.9 ± 2.1b 38.1 ± 2.1b 61.0 ± 0.0c 22.8 ± 10.7a 60.0 ± 0.0c
E. lehmannii 27.3 ± 0.0b 39.6 ± 4.3c 34.3 ± 2.5c 0.1 ± 0.0a 40.0 ± 0.0c
E. cinerea 24.3 ± 0.0ab 41.1 ± 15.0cd 55.6 ± 12.6d 4.6 ± 6.4a 40.0 ± 0.0cd
Pevaryl (std) 100.0 ± 0.0a 100.0 ± 0.0a 100.0 ± 0.0a 100.0 ± 0.0a 100.0 ± 0.0a
  1. *) Values were expressed as a percentage of inhibition ± SD at the concentration 1000 ppm of triplicate determination.
  2. ·) Values with different letters differ significantly by Duncan's multiple range test (p < 0.05) std: standard for antifungal activity. E.: Eucalyptus.