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Vol. 6, Issue 11 (2017)

Antifungal activity of medicinal plants with special reference to antidermatophytic activity: A review

Author(s):
Ranu Singh, Aashaq Hussain Allaie, Aijaz Ahmad Ganaie, Ravi Prakash Mishra, Manisha Vyas, Hilal Ahmad Ganaie and Shoket Ali
Abstract:

Traditional medicine is useful and without any side effect like the chemical medicine. Various phytoconstituents have been reported to be present in plants which are antidermatophytic. Dermatophytoses are mycoses that affect keratinized tissues in both humans and animals. Development of more effective and less toxic antifungal agents is required for the treatment of dermatophytosis. Plants and their extraction preparations have been used as medicines against infectious diseases. Therefore, nature has provided such a great wealth medicinal plants which are helpful to control a number of serious mycoses, animals in general and in human beings in particular. The present review attempts to furnish a brief overview of antifungal and antidermatophytic properties of medicinal plants.
Pages: 251-259  |  752 Views  15 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Ranu Singh, Aashaq Hussain Allaie, Aijaz Ahmad Ganaie, Ravi Prakash Mishra, Manisha Vyas, Hilal Ahmad Ganaie, Shoket Ali. Antifungal activity of medicinal plants with special reference to antidermatophytic activity: A review. Pharma Innovation 2017;6(11):251-259.
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