Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Lavender essential oil is a natural antifungal

Lavender essential oil has been found to have an antifungal effect with Candida albicans in an vitro study.

Read the abstract of the scientific paper here.  

D'Auria, F.D., M. Tecca, V. Strippoli, G. Savatore, L. Battinelli and G. Mazzanti. 2005. Antifungal activity of Lavendula angustifolia essential oil against Candida albicans yeast and mycelial form. Med. Mycol. 43(5):391-396.