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:: Volume 10, Issue 2 (11-2011) ::
3 2011, 10(2): 49-0 Back to browse issues page
Anticandidal effect of shallot against chronic candidiasis agents
M. Falahati , R. Fateh , S. Sharifinia
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Shallots are an important part of the diet of many populations and there is long-held belief in their health enhancing properties. The aim of this study was to determine anti-candidal activity of shallot against chronic candidiasis agents. Alcoholic and aqueous extracts of shallot ( Allium hirtifolium ) were tested for in vitro antifungal activities against 33 candida species isolated from patient with chronic candidiasis who were referred to Mirza-Kochak-Khan and Lolagar Hospitals. Minimal inhibitory concentration (MIC) was determined using broth microdilution method. Allium hirtifolium showed antifungal activity against all the candida species tested and anti-candidal activity of the alcoholic extract was very better than aqueous extract. The results indicate that crude juice of shallot has anti-candidal activity and might be promising in treatment of candidiasis.
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Falahati M, Fateh R, Sharifinia S. Anticandidal effect of shallot against chronic candidiasis agents. 3 2011; 10 (2) :49-0
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Volume 10, Issue 2 (11-2011) Back to browse issues page
مجله داروشناسی و درمان شناسی ایران Iranian Journal of Pharmacology and Therapeutics
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