Volume 20, Issue 5 (Dec-Jan 2016)                   J Qazvin Univ Med Sci 2016, 20(5): 25-19 | Back to browse issues page

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Nouri F, Beitollahi J, Mansourian A. Comparing antifungal effects of Zatariamultiflora and Punicagranatum extract with Nystatin on Candida Albicans. J Qazvin Univ Med Sci. 2016; 20 (5) :25-19
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Background: Despite all the progress that has been made in the manufacture of synthetic drugs, herbal drugs are increasingly taken into account. This is due to the growing belief that they have fewer side effects compared to synthetic ones.

Objective: To compare the antifungal effects of extracts of Zatariamultiflora and Punicagranatum with Nystatin on Candida Albicans.

Methods: This inviro trial accomplished in the school of dentistry of Tehran University in 2012. From the mouths of 25 patients with denture stomatitis were sampled using sterile swabs. Candida Albicans strains were isolated from samples and standard Candida Albicans PTCC 5027 were cultured too. Then extract of Zatariamultiflora and Punicagranatum to be obtained and antifungal of extract studied with disk diffusion method. Antifungal power of each of the extracts on the inhibition zone diameter was created in the medium. Data were analyzed by ANOVA and Friedman statistical tests.

Findings: Results showed extracts of Zataria and pomegranate flowers have antifungal significant effects (P<0.001). Diameter of inhabitation zone was 17.66±./75 mm in Nystatin group and in the Zataria and pomegranate flowers extracts groups was lower (P<0.001). None of the negative control disc did inhibition zone in the medium.

Conclusion: With due attention of Zataria and pomegranate flowers extracts exhibited antifungal effects on Candida Albincans.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Medical Mycology
Received: 2015/06/24 | Accepted: 2016/08/13 | Published: 2016/09/24

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