Antifungal activity of the essential oil from Artemisia santonicum and its constituent isogeranic acid

Jovana Stanković Jeremić, Miroslav Novaković, Vele Tešević, Ana Ćirić, Gordana Zdunić, Zora Dajić-Stevanović, Dejan Gođevac



This study represents a continuation of exploring of the biological activities of the Artemisia santonicum essential oil. The previous investigation was focused on the antibacterial, antibiofilm, and antiquorum activities of A. santonicum essential oil and isogeranic acid as the main antibacterial constituent. The present study describes their antifungal activity. The antifungal activity of the A. santonicum essential oil was tested against eight fungi isolates, whereas antifungal effects of isogeranic acid were studied using four fungi species, because of the limited quantities of the isolated compound. The results were compared to the commercial antimycotics, bifonazole and ketoconazole. Antifungal activity of isogeranic acid against all tested fungi was significantly higher in comparison to the essential oil and the both controls.

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