Anti-fungal activity of crude extracts and essential oil of Moringa oleifera Lam.

@article{Chuang2007AntifungalAO,
  title={Anti-fungal activity of crude extracts and essential oil of Moringa oleifera Lam.},
  author={Ping-Hsien Chuang and Chi-Wei Lee and Jia-Ying Chou and M. Senthil Murugan and Bor-Jinn Shieh and H Chen},
  journal={Bioresource technology},
  year={2007},
  volume={98 1},
  pages={232-6}
}
Investigations were carried out to evaluate the therapeutic properties of the seeds and leaves of Moringa oleifera Lam as herbal medicines. Ethanol extracts showed anti-fungal activities in vitro against dermatophytes such as Trichophyton rubrum, Trichophyton mentagrophytes, Epidermophyton floccosum, and Microsporum canis. GC-MS analysis of the chemical composition of the essential oil from leaves showed a total of 44 compounds. Isolated extracts could be of use for the future development of… CONTINUE READING