Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 517--522

Evaluation of antifungal activity of mint, pomegranate and coriander on fluconazole-resistant Candida glabrata


Lekshmy Jayan, N Priyadharsini, R Ramya, K Rajkumar 
 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and Microbiology, SRM Dental College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Lekshmy Jayan
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and Microbiology, SRM Dental College, Ramapuram, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
India

Introduction: Antifungal resistance shown by different species of Candida has affected the management of candidiasis drastically. This has led to the need for newer safer therapeutic alternatives for their management. Phytochemical agents have been long known to possess numerous medicinal activities. Aim: The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and resistance of fluconazole and to compare the antifungal effects of Coriandrum sativum, Mentha piperita and Punica granatum in Candida glabrata. Materials and Methods: The organism was inoculated into a specific medium, and extracts are added at serial dilutions and incubated to evaluate the zone of inhibition. Results: All the three extracts showed statistically significant and superior antifungal activity to fluconazole in fluconazole-resistant C. glabrata. Conclusion: Although the extracts showed superior antifungal activity in resistant C. glabrata strains, further studies are needed to evaluate these extracts in patients to see if their efficacy is impeded by any systemic or local factors in the body.


How to cite this article:
Jayan L, Priyadharsini N, Ramya R, Rajkumar K. Evaluation of antifungal activity of mint, pomegranate and coriander on fluconazole-resistant Candida glabrata.J Oral Maxillofac Pathol 2020;24:517-522


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Jayan L, Priyadharsini N, Ramya R, Rajkumar K. Evaluation of antifungal activity of mint, pomegranate and coriander on fluconazole-resistant Candida glabrata. J Oral Maxillofac Pathol [serial online] 2020 [cited 2021 May 15 ];24:517-522
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