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Fitoterapia. 2004 Jan;75(1):74-6.

Inhibition of Clotrimazole-resistant Candida albicans by plants used in Iranian folkloric medicine.

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Department of Plant Pathology, College of Agricultural Engineering, Bahonar University of Kerman, Kerman, Iran.


In vitro anticandidal activity of methanol extracts of 42 plant species of 29 families used in Iranian folkloric medicine were evaluated at 20 mg/ml concentration against Clotrimazole-resistant Candida albicans. Nineteen plant species in 16 families showed anticandidal activities. The lowest MIC of 0.62 mg/ml belonged to Terminalia chebula and Thymus vulgaris.

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