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Abstract Title:

Antifungal effects of tulsi, garlic, cinnamon and lemongrass in powder and oil form on: Anstudy.

Abstract Source:

J Oral Maxillofac Pathol. 2021 May-Aug;25(2):306-312. Epub 2021 Aug 31. PMID: 34703126

Abstract Author(s):

Mitul Prajapati, Monali Shah, Amena Ranginwala, Prakhar Agrawal, Dhruval Acharya, Shreya Thakkar

Article Affiliation:

Mitul Prajapati


Introduction: The use of plants for treating diseases is as old as the human species. Medicinal plants have been a major source of therapeutic agents for alleviation and cure of diseases.

Objectives: The objective of the study was to evaluate and compare the antifungal activity of garlic, cinnamon, lemongrass and tulsi in powder and oil form at different concentrations on.

Materials and Methods: Powder and oil of garlic, cinnamon, lemongrass and Tulsi dissolved in inert solvent dimethyl formamide to obtain different concentration. Stock solution of different concentration was inoculated on Petri plates containingand incubated at 30°C for 48 h. The inhibition zones were measured in millimeters using Vernier caliper. The collected data were analyzed using statistical test like mean value and one-way analysis of variance.

Results: Maximum zone of inhibition for thewas 42 mm at concentrations of 50% for the oil of lemongrass; followed by cinnamon 40 mm, garlic 24 mm and tulsi 20 mm. Thevalue obtained 0.050, 0.040, 0.036 and 0.031 were found to be statically significant forat 20%, 30%, 40% and 50% concentrations of the various oil preparations, respectively. Thevalue obtained 0.043, 0.033, 0.032 and 0.027 were found to be statically significant forat 20%, 30%, 40% and 50% concentrations of various plant powder, respectively.

Conclusions: Lemongrass and cinnamon oil shows best antifungal effect againstas compared to garlic and tulsi. Compared to powder preparations, the oil preparations are better to inhibit the growth and higher the concentrations, greater the zone of inhibition seen in all the plant extracts and in oil.

Study Type : In Vitro Study

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