ANTICANDIDOSIC ACTIVITY OF LEAF, STEM AND ROOT EXTRACTS OF Ajuga iva L. FROM ALGERIA
Superficial candidiasis is a real public health problem, especially in immunocompromised people and HIV-infected patients. Herbal medicines have been in use for many years and remain widespread in developing countries. Ajuga iva L. is important plant for its medicinal benefits among most communities in treating a wide range of ailments. The objective assigned to the present study is the evaluation of the anticandidosic activity of the methanolic extracts of the different organs of Ajuga iva L. The antifungal activity of the extracts is carried out by the diffusion method on agar medium against Candida albicans. Among different concentrations of extracts studied, 23.75 mg/ml of Leaf extracts showed maximum inhibition against the test organism under investigation.
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