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Abstract Title:

Anti-fungal activity of crude extracts and essential oil of Moringa oleifera Lam.

Abstract Source:

PLoS One. 2011;6(1):e14575. Epub 2011 Jan 24. PMID: 16406607

Abstract Author(s):

Ping-Hsien Chuang, Chi-Wei Lee, Jia-Ying Chou, M Murugan, Bor-Jinn Shieh, Hueih-Min Chen

Abstract:

Investigations were carried out to evaluate the therapeutic properties of the seeds and leaves of Moringa oleifera Lam as herbal medicines. Ethanol extracts showed anti-fungal activities in vitro against dermatophytes such as Trichophyton rubrum, Trichophyton mentagrophytes, Epidermophyton floccosum, and Microsporum canis. GC-MS analysis of the chemical composition of the essential oil from leaves showed a total of 44 compounds. Isolated extracts could be of use for the future development of anti-skin disease agents.

Study Type : In Vitro Study

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