African Journal of Biomedical Research

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Antifungal potential of flower head extract of Spilanthes acmella Linn

S Rani, S Murty


Different concentrations of Spilanthes acmella flower head extract were
evaluated for antifungal activity (0.1 to 2.0 mg). The diameter of
inhibition zones ranged from 0.1 to 2.3 cm with the increase in
concentration of test solution. In all the organisms, the maximum zone of
inhibition was observed at 2000mg concentration. Among different fungal
species, high inhibition zones were observed in Fusarium oxysporium (2.3
cm) and Fusarum moniliformis. (2.1 cm) followed by Aspergillus niger
(2.0) and Aspergillus paraciticus (1.8 cm). (Afr. J. Biomed. Res. 9: 67–
68, January 2006)


Keywords: Antifungal/ evaluation/ flower head extract/ S.acmella/ inhibition zone
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