ISSN: 0973-7510

E-ISSN: 2581-690X

J. Victoria
PG and Research Department of Microbiology, Sengamala Thayaar Educational Trust Women’s College, Mannargudi, Thiruvarur District, India.
J Pure Appl Microbiol. 2011;5(1):473-475
© The Author(s). 2011
Received: 28/07/2009 | Accepted: 12/09/2009 | Published: 30/04/2011

Antifungal activity of selected Indian medicinal plant extracts against the dandruff causing pathogen. Plant extracts were prepared from Citrus limon, Emblica officinalis, Trigonella foenum graecum, Vitis vinifera, Papaver somniferum and Allium cepa in different concentration.  The prepared aqueous plant extracts were added to the wells of Malassezia furfur inoculated plates.  The results were showed that Citrus limon extract has maximum zone of inhibition than other plant extracts, and there was no effect on Papaver somniferum and Allium cepa.


Antidandruff activity, medicinal plants, Malassezia furfur

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