Antifungal activity of the lemongrass oil and citral against Candida spp

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Superficial mycoses of the skin are among the most common dermatological infections, and causative organisms include dermatophytic, yeasts, and non-dermatophytic filamentous fungi. The treatment is limited, for many reasons, and new drugs are necessary. Numerous essential offs have been tested for both in vitro and in vivo antifungal activity and some pose much potential as antifungal agents. By using disk diffusion assay, we evaluated the antifungal activity of lemongrass oil and citral against yeasts of Candida species (Candida albicans, C. glabrata, C. krusei, C parapsilosis and C. tropicalis). This study showed that lemongrass oil and citral have a potent in vitro activity against Candida spp. © 2008 by The Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Contexto Publishing. All rights reserved.

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da Silva, C. de B., Guterres, S. S., Weisheimer, V., & Schapoval, E. E. S. (2008). Antifungal activity of the lemongrass oil and citral against Candida spp. Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases, 12(1), 63–66. https://doi.org/10.1590/s1413-86702008000100014

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