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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Anti-Candida activity of Brazilian medicinal plants
Author: Duarte, MCT
Figueira, GM
Sartoratto, A
Rehder, VLG
Delarmelina, C
Abstract: Essential oils and ethanolic extracts from the leaves and/or roots of 35 medicinal plants commonly used in Brazil were screened for antiCandida 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 mortini, 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. (C) 2004 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
Subject: Candida albicans
essential oil
ethanolic extract
antimicrobial activity
medicinal plants
Country: Irlanda
Editor: Elsevier Sci Ireland Ltd
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1016/j.jep.2004.11.016
Date Issue: 2005
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