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Title: Antifungal activity in plants from Chinese traditional and folk medicine
Authors: Liu, Qingfei ×
Luyten, Walter
Pellens, Klaartje
Wang, Yiming
Thevissen, Karin
Liang, Qionglin
Cammue, Bruno
Schoofs, Liliane
Luo, Guoan #
Issue Date: 11-Oct-2012
Publisher: Elsevier
Series Title: Journal of Ethnopharmacology vol:143 issue:3 pages:772-778
Article number: 10.1016/j.jep.2012.06.019
Abstract: ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: From over 100 Chinese clinical trial publications, we retrieved 22 commercial preparations and 17 clinical prescriptions used as Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for treating mycotic vaginitis, typically caused by Candida albicans. The 8 most frequently used plants as well as another 7 TCM and 18 folk medicinal plants used in the South of China for antifungal therapy were investigated for in vitro antifungal activity.
CONCLUSIONS: The majority of plants, whose clinical use for antifungal treatment are well supported within TCM or Chinese folk medicine, show in vitro antifungal activity against Candida albicans. Since Candida species represent the most common fungal pathogen of humans, these results provide more scientific evidence supporting the clinical application of these plants, and can serve as a starting point for new drug discovery from TCM and Chinese folk medicine.
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ISSN: 0378-8741
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Department of Pharmaceutical & Pharmacological Sciences - miscellaneous
Animal Physiology and Neurobiology Section - miscellaneous
Centre of Microbial and Plant Genetics
× corresponding author
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