Abstract Title:

Antifungal Activity of Peruvian Banana Peel (L.) on: AnStudy.

Abstract Source:

J Contemp Dent Pract. 2020 May 1 ;21(5):509-514. Epub 2020 May 1. PMID: 32690832

Abstract Author(s):

Monica Loyaga-Castillo, Roger D Calla-Poma, Rubén Calla-Poma, Margarita F Requena-Mendizabal, Pablo A Millones-Gómez

Article Affiliation:

Monica Loyaga-Castillo


AIM: The purpose of this study was to compare the antifungal activity of three concentrations of a hydroethanolic extract of the×peel againststrain ATCC 10231.

MATERIALS AND METHODS: The agar diffusion method was used, and the culture medium used was Sabouraud agar. Petri dishes were prepared with concentrations of 10, 30, and 50% of hydroethanolic extract of the×peel; nystatin was used as a positive control, and 96% ethanol was used as a negative control. After 24 hours of incubation, each plate was examined, and the diameters (mm) of the growth inhibition halos were measured around each well using a digital vernier caliper.

RESULTS: The results showed that the antifungal activity of the extract varied, depending on the concentration, as shown using analysis of variance (ANOVA;<0.05). When comparing the different concentrations, it was found by Duncan test that the greatest activity was obtained at 50%.

CONCLUSION: It was concluded that the hydroethanolic extract of×at 50% exerted a greater antifungal effect on the strain ofthan did the extract at lower concentrations.

CLINICAL SIGNIFICANCE: By knowing the antimicrobial effect of×, this substance can be effectively used in products aimed to cure candidiasis infection.

Study Type : In Vitro Study
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Diseases : Candida Albicans
Pharmacological Actions : Antifungal Agents : CK(494) : AC(306)

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