Positive interaction of thyme (red) essential oil with human polymorphonuclear granulocytes in eradicating intracellular Candida albicans.

  title={Positive interaction of thyme (red) essential oil with human polymorphonuclear granulocytes in eradicating intracellular Candida albicans.},
  author={Vivian Tullio and Narcisa Mandras and Valeria Allizond and Antonia Nostro and Janira Roana and Chiara Merlino and Giuliana Banche and Daniela Scalas and Anna Maria Cuffini},
  journal={Planta medica},
  volume={78 15},
The essential oils have started to be recognized for their potential antimicrobial role only in recent years. Clinical experience showed that the efficacy of antimicrobial agents depends not only on their direct effect on a given microorganism but also on the functional activity of the host immune system. Since data on the effects of essential oils on the innate immune system are scanty and fragmentary, the aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of thyme (red) essential oil (EO), at… 

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