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Antifungal activity of peppermint and sweet basil essential oils and their major aroma constituents on some plant pathogenic fungi from the vapor phase.
Nahrung. 2003 Apr; 47(2):117-21.N

Abstract

The vapors of peppermint oil and two of its major constituents (menthol and menthone), and sweet basil oil and two of its major constituents (linalool and eugenol), were tested against Sclerotinia sclerotiorum (Lib.), Rhizopus stolonifer (Ehrenb. exFr.) Vuill and Mucor sp. (Fisher) in a closed system. These fungi cause deterioration and heavy decay of peach fruit during marketing, shipping and storage. The essential oils, their major individual aroma constituents and blends of the major individual constituents at different ratios inhibited the growth of the fungi in a dose-dependent manner. Menthol was found to be the individual aroma constituent responsible for the antifungal properties of peppermint essential oil, while menthone alone did not show any effect at all doses. In the case of basil oil, linalool alone showed a moderate antifungal activity while eugenol showed no activity at all. Mixing the two components in a ratio similar to their concentrations in the original oil was found to enhance the antifungal properties of basil oil indicating a synergistic effect.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Flavour and Aroma Chemistry Department, National Research Center, 4-EL Kalifa EL Mansour Street, Safir Square, Heliopolic, 11361 Cairo, Egypt. amr_edris@hotmail.comNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

12744290

Citation

Edris, Amr E., and Eman S. Farrag. "Antifungal Activity of Peppermint and Sweet Basil Essential Oils and Their Major Aroma Constituents On some Plant Pathogenic Fungi From the Vapor Phase." Die Nahrung, vol. 47, no. 2, 2003, pp. 117-21.
Edris AE, Farrag ES. Antifungal activity of peppermint and sweet basil essential oils and their major aroma constituents on some plant pathogenic fungi from the vapor phase. Nahrung. 2003;47(2):117-21.
Edris, A. E., & Farrag, E. S. (2003). Antifungal activity of peppermint and sweet basil essential oils and their major aroma constituents on some plant pathogenic fungi from the vapor phase. Die Nahrung, 47(2), 117-21.
Edris AE, Farrag ES. Antifungal Activity of Peppermint and Sweet Basil Essential Oils and Their Major Aroma Constituents On some Plant Pathogenic Fungi From the Vapor Phase. Nahrung. 2003;47(2):117-21. PubMed PMID: 12744290.
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