Lacoste E, Chaumont JP, Mandin D, Plumel MM, Matos FJ
Annales Pharmaceutiques Francaises, 1996
Two samples of essential oils of Lippia sidoides Cham. have been tested for their antibacterial and antifungal properties against some microorganisms living on the skin of feet and armpits. The essential oils and also their main components, thymol and carvacrol, show strong antagonistic activities. Corynebacterium xerosis developing axillary odour is specially inhibited. But on the other hand no specific activities have been observed upon the feet microflora.
Lacoste E, Chaumont JP, Mandin D, et al. [Antiseptic properties of essential oil of Lippia sidoides Cham. Application to the cutaneous microflora]. Ann Pharm Fr. 1996;54(5):228-230.