Brazilian Journal of Microbiology
On-line version ISSN 1678-4405
GAZIM, Zilda Cristiane et al. Antifungal activity of the essential oil from Calendula officinalis L. (asteraceae) growing in Brazil. Braz. J. Microbiol. [online]. 2008, vol.39, n.1, pp. 61-63. ISSN 1678-4405. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1517-83822008000100015.
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.
Keywords : Calendula officinalis; essential oil; antifungal activity.