Efficacy of Copper Charged Water against Candida albicansRinky Mudiar1*, Ashok Bhagawat2 and Varsha Kelkar2
- *Corresponding Author:
- Rinky Mudiar
Department of Biotechnology, Mumbai University
E-mail: [email protected]
Received April 12, 2016; Accepted April 27, 2016; Published May 03, 2016
Citation: Mudiar R, Bhagawat A, Kelkar V (2016) Efficacy of Copper Charged Water against Candida albicans. J Food Process Technol 7: 583. doi:10.4172/2157-7110.1000583
Copyright: © 2016 Mudiar R, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Copper has been proved to be an effective antimicrobial agent with added advantage of being harmless to human at low concentration. This research has been done to assess the affectivity of copper along with some other metals, on an opportunistic pathogen Candida albicans. Copper was found to be the most potent of all. Metallic copper was then compared with copper charged water for its action on the same fungus. Along with this brilliant metal, its water also has antifungal action even better than a standard antifungal drug, fluconazole, at its MIC. Upon introduced in media, copper charged water shows changes in Candida growth pattern.