Antifungal activity of Piper diospyrifolium Kunth (Piperaceae) essential oil

Braz J Microbiol. 2011 Jul;42(3):1001-6. doi: 10.1590/S1517-838220110003000020. Epub 2011 Sep 1.


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; antifungal activity; essential oil.