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P- ISSN:2222-8373, E-ISSN:2518-9255

Volume 14, Issue 2 , April . 2018



Antifungal Activity of Acetonic Extracts of Syzygium aromaticum’ Flowers and Mentha longifolia’s Leaves Against Clinical Isolates of Candida albicans


Yasser Muafaq Al-qertani and Shaymaa Majeed Mohammed


Year: 2018, Volume: 14, Issue: 2


Pages: 290-299, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.24237/djps.1402.448B


Language: English


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The current study was performed to evaluate antifungal potential of acetonic extracts of Syzygim aromaticom’s flowers (S. aromaticom) and Mentha longifolia’s Leaves (M. longifolia) on the growth of pathogenic Candida albicans. The results illustrated that the growth of the yeast was inhibited in both extracts when acetonic extract (20, 40, 60) mg/ml of S. aromaticom, Inhibition percentage of C. albicans were 56.22%, 67.22% and 100% respectively, compared to the same concentrations of leaves extract M. longifolia the inhibition percentage of C. albicans were 4.4%, 14.59% and 24.52%, respectively. Also, the results showed that t increasing the concentrations of acetonic extract led to increase the percentage of inhibition of C. albicans. Our study concluded that extract of S. aromaticom) could possibly be used for future pharmaceutical applications as anti-canadiasis better than M. longifolia.


Key words: Antifungal, acetonic extracts, Syzygim aromaticom, Mentha longifolia, Candida albicans

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