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Mini-Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry


ISSN (Print): 1389-5575
ISSN (Online): 1875-5607

Anti-Candida Activity of Essential Oils

Author(s): A. Palmeira-de-Oliveira, L. Salgueiro, R. Palmeira-de-Oliveira, J. Martinez-de-Oliveira, C. Pina-Vaz, J. A. Queiroz and A. G. Rodrigues

Volume 9, Issue 11, 2009

Page: [1292 - 1305] Pages: 14

DOI: 10.2174/138955709789878150

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Anti-Candida activity of essential oils has been widely studied and as a consequence they are being investigated as possible alternatives or complementary therapeutic agents for candidosis. We reviewed the most studied essential oils concerning chemical composition and in vitro/in vivo studies under the perspective of their possible clinical use.

Keywords: Essential oils, chemical composition, anti-Candida activity, candidosis, mechanism of action, therapeutic association, in vitro studies, in vivo studies

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