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Étude du pouvoir antifongique de l’huile essentielle de cannelle

Phytotherapie 01/2006; 4(1):24-30. DOI: 10.1007/s10298-006-0147-9

ABSTRACT L’huile essentielle de cannelle a fait l’objet d’études sur diverses souches fongiques pathogènes. L’huile essentielle a été
testée en utilisant trois techniques différentes : la technique de dilution en gélose pour la détermination des souches sensibles,
une microméthode de dilution en milieu liquide pour déterminer les concentrations minimales inhibitrices (CMI) de l’huile
essentielle sur la croissance des levures, une macrométhode de dilution en milieu liquide permettant l’évaluation de l’huile
essentielle sur la production de la masse mycélienne des souches filamenteuses. Les résultats obtenus montrent que les CMI
sont comprises entre 1/640 et 1/2560 pour les levures et entre 1/5000 et 1/10000 pour les moisissures. Sur la production mycélienne,
l’huile essentielle montre un effet inhibiteur très prononcé. En effet, huile essentielle, utilisée à la concentration de
0,5 %, induit une inhibition totale de la croissance des moisissures testées.
This study was undertaken to determinate the antifungal activity of essential oil from cinnamon bark. The essential oil was
tested on fungal strains using three different techniques; the agar dilution test to determine the sensitivity for the strains,
the microtitration method to determine the minimal inhibitory concentration (MIC) of the essential oil on the growth of yeasts,
and finally a macrodilution test allowing the evaluation of the essential oil on the mycelial mass production of the fungal
strains. The results obtained show that all the essential oil showed antifungal activity. The MICs were ranged from 1/640
to 1/2560 for the yeasts. For the moulds the MICs were ranged from 1/5000 to 1/10000. Evaluation of the effects of the mycelial
production showed that the essential oil had the best antifungal effect. With a concentration of 0,05% the essential oil could
totally inhibit the growth of all the species tested.

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