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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Anti-candida Activity Of Brazilian Medicinal Plants.
Author: Duarte, Marta Cristina Teixeira
Figueira, Glyn Mara
Sartoratto, Adilson
Rehder, Vera Lúcia Garcia
Delarmelina, Camila
Abstract: 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.
Subject: Antifungal Agents
Candida Albicans
Medicine, Traditional
Microbial Sensitivity Tests
Oils, Volatile
Plant Extracts
Plant Leaves
Plant Oils
Plant Roots
Plants, Medicinal
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1016/j.jep.2004.11.016
Date Issue: 2005
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