Studies on antidermatophytic effect of Allamanda cathertica
Keywords:Allamanda cathertica, Antifungal activity, Dermatophytoses
Antidermatophytic activity of dichloromethane and methanol extracts of whole plant of Allamandacathertica was evaluated. Two pathogenic dermatophytes Trichophyton rubrum and Microsporum gypseum were used that were collected from dermatophytoses patients.The dichloromethane extract was moderately active at concentration of 50 µg/disc but exhibited highly potent activity at concentration of 200 µg/disc. The methanol extract was not active against the tested fungi. Dichloromethane extract of A.cathertica may have antidermatophyte constituents that could be useful in ringworm diseases.
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