Research: PEREZ and SUAREZ,

Listed in Issue 32

Abstract

PEREZ and SUAREZ, Catedra de Farmacologia, Facultad de Odontologia, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina had previously reported the antimicrobial activity of plants used in Argentine folk medicine against a variety of micro-organisms.

Background

Methodology

The present study reported the screening of 11 of these plants against the pathogenic fungus Candida albicans. Aqueous extracts were checked against fungus cultures using agar-well diffusion technique.

Results

5 of the extracts showed antifungal activity.

Conclusion

References

Perez C and Suarez C. Antifungal activity of plant extracts against Candida albicans. Am J Chin Med 25(2): 181-4. 1997.

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