Just to add to the confusion Pelargonium graveolens is known the world over by the common name of Rose Geranium and the oil distilled from its aromatic leaves is much sought after in the perfume industry.
Pelargonium graveolens is an evergreen shrub which is often included in scented gardens for the lovely fragrance the leaves produce when bruised or touched.
We evaluated the synergistic effects of the four essential oils Pelargonium graveolens, Origanum vulgare and Melaleuca alternifolia with Nystatin, by Microdilution method and isobolograms constructed with combined minimum synergistic inhibitory concentration (MICs).
We obtained less effective results with Pelargonium graveolens and few results (additive effect: FICI >0.
We evaluated the synergistic effects of the three essential oils, Melaleuca alternifolia, Origanum vulgare, and Pelargonium graveolens, with Amphotericin B by agar disc diffusion and agar dilution checkerboard titre tests (Rosato et al.
1 suggests a good degree of synergism between Pelargonium graveolens oil in the various combinations and Amphotericin B.