Anti-Candida activity of Brazilian medicinal plants
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J Ethnopharmacol. 2005 Feb 28;97(2):305-11. Epub 2005 Jan 5.
Anti-Candida activity of Brazilian medicinal plants.
Duarte MC1, Figueira GM, Sartoratto A, Rehder VL, Delarmelina C.
- 1Research Center for Chemistry, Biology and Agriculture, State University of Campinas, P.O. Box 6171, CEP 13083-970 Campinas, SP, Brazil. email@example.com
Essential oils and ethanolic extracts from the leaves and/or roots of 35 medicinal plants commonly used in Brazil were screened for anti-Candida albicans activity. The oils were obtained by water-distillation using a Clevenger-type system. Essential oils from 13 plants showed anti-Candida activity, including
- Aloysia triphylla,
- Anthemis nobilis,
- Cymbopogon martini,
- Cymbopogon winterianus,
- Cyperus articulatus,
- Cyperus rotundus,
- Lippia alba,
- Mentha arvensis,
- Mikania glomerata,
- Mentha piperita,
- Mentha sp.,
- Stachys byzantina, and
- Solidago chilensis.
The ethanol extract was not effective at any of the concentrations tested. Chemical analyses showed the presence of compounds with known antimicrobial activity, including 1,8-cineole, geranial, germacrene-D, limonene, linalool, and menthol.
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