Antifungal activities of origanum oil against Candida albicans

  title={Antifungal activities of origanum oil against Candida albicans},
  author={Vijaya Manohar and Cass Ingram and Judy C Gray and Nadeem A. Talpur and B. Echard and Debasis Bagchi and Harry G. Preuss},
  journal={Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry},
The antimicrobial properties of volatile aromatic oils from medicinal as well as other edible plants has been recognized since antiquity. Origanum oil, which is used as a food flavoring agent, possesses a broad spectrum of in vitro antimicrobial activities attributed to the high content of phenolic derivatives such as carvacrol and thymol. In the present study, antifungal properties of origanum oil were examined both in vitro and in vivo. Using Candida albicans in broth cultures and a micro… CONTINUE READING
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