Antifungal and biofilm inhibitory effect of Cymbopogon citratus (lemongrass) essential oil on biofilm forming by Candida tropicalis isolates; an in vitro study

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ŞAHAL G., Woerdenbag H. J., Hinrichs W. L. J., Visser A., Tepper P. G., Quax W. J., ...More

JOURNAL OF ETHNOPHARMACOLOGY, vol.246, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Ethnopharmacological relevance: Cymbopogon citratus (lemongrass) essential oil has been widely used as a traditional medicine and is well known for antimicrobial properties. Therefore, it might be a potent anti-infective and biofilm inhibitive against Candida tropicalis infections. Until now, no ideal coating or cleaning method based on an essential oil has been described to prevent biofilm formation of Candida strains on silicone rubber maxillofacial prostheses, voice prostheses and medical devices susceptible to C. tropicalis infections.