Red Propolis Antifungal Action on Species of Candida of the Oral Cavity

  • Anne Milane Formiga Bezerra Nurse in an Mobile Emergency Service, MSU, Sousa, PB, Brazil.
  • Maria do Carmo Andrade Duarte de Farias Academic Unit of Life Sciences, Teacher training center, Federal University of Campina Grande.
  • Kévia Katiucia Santos Bezerra Academic Unit of Life Sciences, Federal University of Campina Grande.
  • Francisco Geyson Fontenele Albuquerque Student of Medicine, Academic Unit of Life Sciences, Federal University of Campina Grande.
  • Antônio Fernandes Filho Academic Unit of Life Sciences, Teacher training center, Federal University of Campina Grande.
  • Geofabio Sucupira Casimiro Academic Unit of Life Sciences, Teacher training center, Federal University of Campina Grande.
  • Elicarlos Marques Nunes Integrated Faculties Integrated of Patos, PB, Brazil.
  • Edivânia Maria Leite da Silva MSB Visual Communications Ltda – And Design and Visual Communication, João Pessoa, PB, Brazil.
  • Wilma Kátia Trigueiro Bezerra Nurse in an Mobile Emergency Service, MSU, Paulista, PB, Brazil.
  • Palloma Batista de Almeida Nurse in an Mobile Emergency Service, MSU, Sousa, PB, Brazil.
  • Tereza Lourença Matias de Araújo Nurse in an Mobile Emergency Service, MSU, Sousa, PB, Brazil.
  • Kennia Sibelly Marques de Abrantes Academic Unit of Life Sciences, Teacher training center, Federal University of Campina Grande
  • Luiz Carlos de Abreu Scientific Writing Laboratories, Faculty of Medicine of ABC, Santo Andre, SP, Brazil.
  • Patrício Borges Maracajá Federal University of Campina Grande. Graduate-degree in Agroindustrial Systems, Pombal, PB, Brazil.
  • Alfredina dos Santos Araújo Federal University of Campina Grande. Graduate-degree in Agroindustrial Systems, Pombal, PB, Brazil.
  • Rosilene Agra da Silva Federal University of Campina Grande. Graduate-degree in Agroindustrial Systems, Pombal, PB, Brazil.

Abstract

Introduction: propolis is a substance that has aroused the interest of many researchers because of its numerous therapeutic properties, antibacterial and antifungal.

Objectives: identifying the species of Candida and evaluate the antifungal effect of red propolis yeast oral cavity.

Method: this is a clinical in vitro study with saliva samples collected from 152 patients treated at the dental office of the Family Health Strategy in the city of São Bento-PB. The identification of Candida species was made through the Chrom Ágar Candida. The antifungal activity of the propolis extract was analyzed in four different concentrations: 100%, 75%, 50% and 25%, through the agar diffusion test.

Results: The most prevalent species was C. albicans; antifungal action as to the concentration of 25% of the propolis extract was that apparently demonstrated greater efficacy, compared to the highest concentration.

Conclusion: The inhibitory effect of propolis against Candida may have been influenced by the concentration of alcohol present in the extract. To test this hypothesis suggests that search is performed with extracts of propolis and at the same time with the alcohol, in both concentrations and different environmental conditions. This study offers subsidies for other professionals employ different methodologies and propolis concentrations with other substances in order to test the antimicrobial action of these.

Published
Jun 15, 2015
How to Cite
BEZERRA, Anne Milane Formiga et al. Red Propolis Antifungal Action on Species of Candida of the Oral Cavity. International Archives of Medicine, [S.l.], v. 8, june 2015. ISSN 1755-7682. Available at: <http://imed.pub/ojs/index.php/iam/article/view/1176>. Date accessed: 24 sep. 2018. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3823/1735.
Section
Microbiology

Keywords

Propolis; Candida; Oral cavity; Products with antimicrobial action.

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