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Am J Chin Med. 1997 ; 25(2): 181-4.

Antifungal activity of plant extracts against Candida albicans.

Perez C, Suarez C.

Catedra de Farmacologia, Facultad de Odontologia, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina.

In previous papers, we reported the antimicrobial activity of plants used in Argentine folk medicine against different micro-organisms. The present study deals with the screening of 11 of these plants against the opportunistic pathogen fungus Candida albicans. Aqueous extracts 6% p/v (6 mg dry plant per 100 ml of water) were checked against fungus cultures by the agar-well diffusion method. Five extracts showed antifungal activity.

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