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African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines
African Ethnomedicines Network
ISSN: 0189-6016
Vol. 6, No. 4, 2009, pp. 592 - 595
Bioline Code: tc09052
Full paper language: English
Document type: Short Communication
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African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines, Vol. 6, No. 4, 2009, pp. 592 - 595

 en The Efficacy Of Crude Extract Of Aloe Secundiflora check for this species in other resources On Candida Albicans check for this species in other resources
Msoffe, Peter L. M. & Mbilu, Z.M.

Abstract

In- vitro studies on the efficacy of crude extracts of Aloe Secundiflora check for this species in other resources on Candida Albicans check for this species in other resources was conducted. Five mature leaves of Aloe secundiflora were collected and the crude extract was prepared, then autoclaved. The extract was then tested on Candida albicans grown on solid media. The results from these studies revealed complete inhibition of Candida albicans growth caused by Aloe secundiflora crude extract on solid media. The findings from this study suggest that the crude extract of Aloe secundiflora can inhibit the growth of Candida albicans. Further studies are required to establish the in-vivo activity of the crude extract, the active ingredient, dosage and safety of Aloe secundiflora, before recommending for clinical use.

Keywords
Aloe secundiflora, alternative medicine, opportunistic infections, crude extract

 
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