This study targets the antifungal activity of the major components extracted from the leaves of Eucalyptus camaldulensis, which was carried out by a steam distillation method and tested the antifungal activity on three types of fungal strains: Fusarium sporotrichioides, Fusarium graminearum and Fusarium langsethiae. As for the chemical composition of the essential oil of the leaves of Eucalyptus camaldulensis, it has been proven that the essential oil of Eucalyptus camaldulensis is rich of several chemical compounds, the most important of them are: (BenzÃ¨n 1-methyl-4- (1-methylethyl), Pinene, cinÃ©ole and SabinÃ¨ne). The essential oils were extracted by water distillation. Eucalyptus oil extracts were tested at different concentrations (2.5, 5, 10 and 20 Î¼l). Results showed that the major components of the essential oil of Eucalyptus camaldulensis have a strong fungal activity. And the results obtained during this study open up horizons for investing in these natural aromatic oils.
Author(s): Mehani Mouna, Mehani Insaf, Mahdid Mohamed, Lasgaa Asma, Rezgui cheima, Salhi Nasrine, Ã–KSÃœZ Abdullah, Segni Ladjel, Morcia Catarina, Terzi Valeria, Muhammad Akram