In vitro evaluation of anti mycotic activity of zingiber officinaleextract on candida albicans

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Ashik Ahamed A and Geetha R V

Introduction: An anti mycotic is a substance that kills or inhibits the growth of fungi. Zingiberofficinale has been valued as a zesty spice and a reliable medicinal herb for centuries.It has various herbal actions.The medicinal uses of ginger have been known for at least 2,000 years in cultures all around the world. It is a flavouring agent in beer, soft drinks, candies, and a staple spice. Effect of Zingiberofficinale extract on Candida albicans is determined.
Aim: To evaluate the antimycotic activity of Zingiberofficinale extract on Candida albicans.
Methodology: The antimycotic activity is carried out by agar well diffusion technique against the fungal pathogens and the zone of inhibition is measured in mm diameter.
Result: In the present study, Zingiberofficinale was found to be effective against gram-positive Candida albicans organisms tested.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.24327/ijcar.2017.3446.0289