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Table 2 Effect of C. verum EO on T. cruzi intracellular amastigotes after treatment for 24 h

From: In vitro biological evaluation of eight different essential oils against Trypanosoma cruzi, with emphasis on Cinnamomum verum essential oil

  % Infected cells Total intracellular amastigotes Amastigotes/cell (mean) Density amastigotes/mm2 AIa %Ib
Control 59 (n = 5812) 25746 7.52 42.7 442.5 -
10 μg/ml 51.8 (n = 5709) 20315 6.87 33.7 355.87 21.1
20 μg/ml 50.6 (n = 4946) 12717 5.08 21.1 257.05 50.61
  1. aAssociation Index (AI) =% infected cells × amastigotes/cell.
  2. b% Inhibition (%I) = 100 − (T/C × 100), where T is the total number of intracellular amastigotes in treated cells and C is the total number of intracellular amastigotes in control cells.