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Antifungal activity of Acacia catechu bark extract against dermatophytes: An in vitro study

Thilaga Thendral , T. Lakshmi


The objective of the study is to evaluate in-vitro antifungal activity of Acacia catechu against three human pathogenic fungi; Trichophyton rubrum, Microsporum gypseum, and Epidermophyton floccosum. A. catechu an evergreen tree which possess lots of medicinal value. It exhibits diverse pharmacological actions such as hepatoprotective, antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant activity. The herbal extract was tested against various concentrations adopting agar well diffusion method. The antidermatophytic activity indicated that the extract was ineffective and did not show any activity.

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