Original Research Article
Year: 2018 | Month: September | Volume: 8 | Issue: 9 | Pages: 57-61
In Vitro Study for the Anti - Candida Activity of Homoeopathic Medicines against Candida Albicans
Chetan Hanamantrao Shinde1, Pashmin Kaur Anand2, Bipinraj Nirichan Kunchiraman2, Arun Bhargav Jadhav1
1Department of Homoeopathic Pharmacy, Homoeopathic Medical College & Hospital, Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed To Be University, Pune, India.
2Department of Microbiology, Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Information Technology and Biotechnology, Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed To Be University, Pune, India.
Corresponding Author: Arun Bhargav Jadhav
Recently there is an increase in the number of patients affected by recurring candidiasis due to the development of antifungal resistance in pathogenic candida species. Current study has aimed to screen various homoeopathic medicines and their potencies for inhibition of Candida albicans. The homoeopathic medicines Azadirachta indica, Cinchona officinalis, Zincum metallicum, Iodium, Selenium, Sulphur, Acidum Benzoicum, Phosphorus, Acidum Sulphuricum and Zingiber officinale in 6C, 12C, 30C, 200C, 1M potencies were screened by agar well diffusion method using Sabouraud Dextrose Agar and found out that Iodium 6C, Zincum Metallicum 30C, Selenium 6C, Zingiber officinale 6C, Cinchona officinalis 12C, Acidum Benzoicum 12C, Phosphorus 6C, Azadirachta indica 6C, Acidum Sulphuricum 6C and Sulphur 6C could inhibit Candida albicans (CA-3557). These medicines could also inhibit the germ tube formation in Candida albicans.
Key words: Anti-candida, homoeopathic medicines, Acidum Sulphuricum, Acidum Benzoicum, Azadirachta indica, Cinchona officinalis, Iodium, Phosphorus, Selenium, Sulphur, Zincum Metallicum, Zingiber officinale.