Brazilian Journal of Microbiology
Print version ISSN 1517-8382
VIEIRA, Silvia Cristina Heredia et al. Antifungal activity of Piper diospyrifolium Kunth (Piperaceae) essential oil. Braz. J. Microbiol. [online]. 2011, vol.42, n.3, pp. 1001-1006. ISSN 1517-8382. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1517-83822011000300020.
In vitro activity of the essential oil from Piper diospyrifolium leaves was tested using disk diffusion techniques. The antifungal assay showed significant potencial antifungal activity: the oil was effective against several clinical fungal strains. The majority compounds in the essential oil were identified as sesquiterpenoids by GC-MS and GC-FID techniques.
Keywords : Piper diospyrifolium; essential oil; antifungal activity.