Turpentine – Pine Oil
One teaspoon of turpentine with three tablespoons of organic extra virgin olive oil, four tablespoons of organic apple cider vinegar (unfiltered), and filled the rest of the 16 ounce glass with top quality filtered water.
Liquid and vapour-phase antifungal activities of essential oils against Candida albicans and non-albicans Candida
Using BM, pine oil showed the best activity against all strains tested, though C.albicans was more susceptible than C.glabrata and C.tropicalis.
Results show a good activity of essential oils, mainly thymus red and pine oils, and their components carvacrol, thymol and α-pinene against Candida spp., including fluconazole/voriconazole resistant strains.
As regard BM, thyme red and pine EOs showed the best activity against all strains tested, though C.albicans proved to be more susceptible than C.glabrata and C.tropicalis to pine oil.
Results obtained in this study highlight the activity of the main compounds, thymol in thyme red oil (26.5 %) and α-pinene in pine oil (55 %).
Data reported in this study show a good activity of EOs, mainly thymus red and pine oils, against Candida spp., including fluconazole/voriconazole resistant strains.