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

Elvira Nacsa-Farkas, Eliza Kerekes, Erika Beáta Kerekes, Judit Krisch, Popescu Roxana, Daliborca Cristina Vlad, Pauliuc Ivan, C. Vágvölgyi

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Abstract

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. inconspicua, 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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-64
Number of pages4
JournalActa Biologica Szegediensis
Volume58
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Salvia officinalis
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Keywords

  • Allium ursinum
  • Candida species
  • Medicinal plants

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  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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Antifungal effect of selected European herbs against Candida albicans and emerging pathogenic non-albicans Candida species. / Nacsa-Farkas, Elvira; Kerekes, Eliza; Kerekes, Erika Beáta; Krisch, Judit; Roxana, Popescu; Vlad, Daliborca Cristina; Ivan, Pauliuc; Vágvölgyi, C.

In: Acta Biologica Szegediensis, Vol. 58, No. 1, 2014, p. 61-64.

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Nacsa-Farkas, E, Kerekes, E, Kerekes, EB, Krisch, J, Roxana, P, Vlad, DC, Ivan, P & Vágvölgyi, C 2014, 'Antifungal effect of selected European herbs against Candida albicans and emerging pathogenic non-albicans Candida species', Acta Biologica Szegediensis, vol. 58, no. 1, pp. 61-64.
Nacsa-Farkas, Elvira ; Kerekes, Eliza ; Kerekes, Erika Beáta ; Krisch, Judit ; Roxana, Popescu ; Vlad, Daliborca Cristina ; Ivan, Pauliuc ; Vágvölgyi, C. / Antifungal effect of selected European herbs against Candida albicans and emerging pathogenic non-albicans Candida species. In: Acta Biologica Szegediensis. 2014 ; Vol. 58, No. 1. pp. 61-64.
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