BIOTA Philippines Conference System, 52nd BIOTA Annual National Convention and Scientific Sessions

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ANTIMYCOTIC EFFECT OF ESSENTIAL OIL FROM LEAVES CUBAN OREGANO (PLECTRANTHUS AMBOINICUS) ON TRICHOPHYTON RUBRUM
Suzzeth Untalan Dizon

Last modified: 2017-03-13

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The study aims to determine the potency of Plectranthus amnoinicus (Cuban oregano) essential oil against a dermatophyte, Trichophyton rubrum. Using steam distillation, the essential oil of P. amboinicus was obtained and was tested on the fungal culture using the Disc Diffusion Method. The zone of inhibition (in mm) in the different trials and groups were measured and compared. Most oregano species contain carvacrol and thymol, which has shown to inhibit growth of Candida sp. biofilms. With this, P. amboinicus could have a potent antifungal activity. However, the result of the study provided a strong evidence of non-significance of effect to the dermatophyte. Therefore, a presumption of effectivity on yeasts rather than on molds can be concluded on the study.


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