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Antimicrobial efficacy of apple cider vinegar against Enterococcus faecalis and Candida albicans: An in vitro study


Swati Mohanty , Sindhu Ramesh , N. P. Muralidharan

Abstract

The aim of this in vitro study was to compare the antimicrobial efficacy of apple cider vinegar against Enterococcus faecalis and Candida albicans with 5% sodium hypochlorite. Fresh strains of E. faecalis and C. albicans were cultured. The antimicrobial efficacy of apple cider vinegar and 5% sodium hypochlorite against both the strains were assessed individually using antimicrobial susceptibility testing - microtiter plate method. In Group A (E. faecalis + test group), both the test groups showed similar results, that is, 20% of sodium hypochlorite and 20% of apple cider vinegar showed turbidity and the subculture also was positive for the same. In Group B (C. albicans + test group), only 20% of apple cider vinegar showed turbidity; subculture was positive for the same. Apple cider vinegar is as effective as 5% sodium hypochlorite in its antimicrobial efficacy against E. faecalis and C. albicans.



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