Antimicrobial efficacy of eucalyptus oil and 1,8-cineole alone and in combination with chlorhexidine digluconate against microorganisms grown in planktonic and biofilm cultures.

@article{Hendry2009AntimicrobialEO,
  title={Antimicrobial efficacy of eucalyptus oil and 1,8-cineole alone and in combination with chlorhexidine digluconate against microorganisms grown in planktonic and biofilm cultures.},
  author={Emma Hendry and Tony Worthington and Barbara R Conway and Peter A. Lambert},
  journal={The Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy},
  year={2009},
  volume={64 6},
  pages={1219-25}
}
OBJECTIVES Effective disinfection and antisepsis is pivotal in preventing infections within the healthcare setting. Chlorhexidine digluconate (CHG) is a widely used disinfectant/antiseptic possessing broad-spectrum antimicrobial activity; however, its penetration into bacterial biofilms and human skin is poor. The aim of this study was to investigate the antimicrobial efficacy of crude eucalyptus oil (EO) and its main component 1,8-cineole (a recognized permeation enhancer), alone and in… CONTINUE READING