Antimicrobial activity of essential oil of Lippia species in Kenya.
Of 8 essential oils from Lippia species screened against 6 bacteria (Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus, S. albus, Bacillus cereus, Klebsiella spp. and Escherichia coli) and 7 fungi (Candida albicans, Colletotrichum coffeanum [Glomerella cingulata], Fusarium solani, Cercospora spp., Aspergillus spp., Microsporum canis and M. audouinii). L. grandifolia and L. javanica oils exhibited strong antimicrobial activity especially on G. cingulata. It is suggested these oils have potential for exploitation as natural fungicides.