Article Publish Status: FREE
Abstract Title:

Antifungal effect of tea extracts on Candida albicans.

Abstract Source:

Dent Mater J. 2020 Apr 3. Epub 2020 Apr 3. PMID: 32249233

Abstract Author(s):

Jing-Jing Huang, Hao Yu, Guang Hong, Hui Cheng, Ming Zheng

Article Affiliation:

Jing-Jing Huang


Determining whether tea extracts are effective in removing Candida albicans (C. albicans) from dentures is of interest. This study aimed to investigate the antifungal effect of tea extracts on C. albicans. One green tea (Anji white tea, AGW) and 2 oolong teas (Tie Guan Yin, TGY; Da Hong Pao, DHP) of different concentrations were tested. C. albicans suspensions were inoculated on the plates and the numbers of colony-forming units (CFU) in the culture medium were used to screen for the optimum tea extracts. Polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) specimens that contained C. albicans biofilms were then treated with the tea extracts and the numbers of CFU were counted. The antifungal activities of the tea extracts were not significantly correlated with their catechin concentrations. Although AGW at 10.0 mg/mL and DHP at 2.5 mg/mL significantly inhibited C. albicans in the culture medium, the extracts failed to exert inhibitory effects against C. albicans biofilms on the PMMA surfaces.

Study Type : In Vitro Study

Print Options

Key Research Topics

Sayer Ji
Founder of GreenMedInfo.com

Subscribe to our informative Newsletter & get Nature's Evidence-Based Pharmacy

Our newsletter serves 500,000 with essential news, research & healthy tips, daily.

Download Now

500+ pages of Natural Medicine Alternatives and Information.

This website is for information purposes only. By providing the information contained herein we are not diagnosing, treating, curing, mitigating, or preventing any type of disease or medical condition. Before beginning any type of natural, integrative or conventional treatment regimen, it is advisable to seek the advice of a licensed healthcare professional.

© Copyright 2008-2022 GreenMedInfo.com, Journal Articles copyright of original owners, MeSH copyright NLM.