Antifungal effect of selected European herbs against Candida albicans and emerging pathogenic non-albicans Candida species

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Elvira Nacsa-Farkas

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The anti-candidal effect of some European medicinal plants Allium ursinum (wild garlic or ramson); Aristolochia clematitis (birthwort), Melilotus officinalis (sweet clover), Salvia officinalis (garden sage) and Viscum album (mistletoe) was investigated. In general, C. incon-spicua, C. zeylanoides and C. norvegica were among the most sensitive species, while C. albicans together with C. orthopsilosis showed much lower sensitivity. Best results were achieved with wild garlic showing a broad spectrum anti-yeast activity in some cases with fungicidal MIC (3.52 mg/ml). The other plant extracts showed moderate, mainly fungistatic action.

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Nacsa-Farkas, E. (2014) “Antifungal effect of selected European herbs against Candida albicans and emerging pathogenic non-albicans Candida species”, Acta Biologica Szegediensis, 58(1), pp. 61–64. Available at: http://abs.bibl.u-szeged.hu/index.php/abs/article/view/2819 (Accessed: 27 May 2022).
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