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Table 6 Comparison of antibacterial activity of EOs in liquid and vapor phase

From: Antibacterial activity evaluation of selected essential oils in liquid and vapor phase on respiratory tract pathogens

Essential oil Liquid phase Vapor phase
Cinnamon bark 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Thyme 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 2, 4, 5, 6
Clove 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 4
Peppermint 1, 2, 4, 5, 6 2, 4, 5, 6
Citronella 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 2, 4, 5, 6
Eucalyptus
Scots Pine 5, 6
  1. EOs were highlighted, if the MIC values were lower than 0.5 mg/mL or 100 μL/L. 1: S. pyogenes 2: S. pneumoniae, 3: S. mutans, 4: H. influenzae, 5: H. parainfluenzae, 6: M. catarrhalis