Anti-fungal bandages containing cinnamon extract

Jubair Ahmed, Esra Altun, Mehmet O Aydogdu, Oguzhan Gunduz, Laxmi Kerai, Guogang Ren, Mohan Edirisinghe

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Abstract

Cinnamon-containing polycaprolactone (PCL) bandages were produced by pressurised gyration and their anti-fungal activities against Candida albicans were investigated. It was found that by preparing and spinning polymer solutions of cinnamon with PCL, fibres capable of inhibiting fungal growth could be produced, as observed in disk diffusion tests for anti-fungal susceptibility. Fascinatingly, compared with raw cinnamon powder, the novel cinnamon-loaded fibres had outstanding long-term activity. The results presented here are very promising and may indeed accelerate a new era of using completely natural materials in biomedical applications, especially in wound healing.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)730-736
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Wound Journal
Volume16
Issue number3
Early online date15 Feb 2019
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2019

Keywords

  • Cinnamon
  • anti-fungal
  • bandages
  • healthcare
  • mass production

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