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Antifungal activity of the essential oil from Calendula officinalis L. (asteraceae) growing in Brazil.

Authors
  • Gazim, Zilda Cristiane
  • Rezende, Claudia Moraes
  • Fraga, Sandra Regina
  • Svidzinski, Terezinha Inez Estivaleti
  • Cortez, Diógenes Aparicio Garcia
Type
Published Article
Journal
Brazilian Journal of Microbiology
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2008
Volume
39
Issue
1
Pages
61–63
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1590/S1517-838220080001000015
PMID: 24031180
Source
Medline
Keywords
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Abstract

This study tested in vitro activity of the essential oil from flowers of Calendula officinalis using disk-diffusion techniques. The antifungal assay results showed for the first time that the essential oil has good potential antifungal activity: it was effective against all 23 clinical fungi strains tested.

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