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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 92-95

Anti-fungal activity of Aloe vera: In vitro study

Department of Public Health Dentistry, SRM Dental College, Ramapuram, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Sunayana Manipal
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0976-433X.155464

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Aim: The aim of this study was to investigate the anti-fungal activity of Aloe vera extract on Candida albicans. Materials and Methods: Extract from A. vera fruit was tested for anti-fungal activity via in vitro study at various concentrations using the disc diffusion method. Results: A. vera extract at 1000 μg/ml concentration effectively inhibited the growth of C. albicans (14 mm) compared with the positive control-amphotericin B (15 mm). It was found to be a dose-dependent reaction. Conclusion: A. vera displayed good anti-fungal effect on C. albicans and the inhibitory effect varied with concentration.

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