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STUDY OF ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY OF CHAMOMILE OIL
15 January 2009 (online)
Gram positive bacteria were found to be more sensitive to the action of chamomile oil than Gram negative bacteria. In certain concentrations chamomile oil exerted selective inhibitory effect on the tested Gram positive microorganisms. The incorporation of the volatile oil in topical preparations for staphylococcal infections is suggested. The oil also showed marked fungicidal activity against Candida albicans.