Diverse range of bioactive molecules are produced by the plants which making them rich source of different types of medicine. Nowadays, most of the drugs are obtained from natural sources or semi synthetic derivatives of natural products that used in traditional system of medicine. In Ayurvedic treatments, Ficus bengalensis (Vata) plant uses for so many diseases as topical applications and internal medications. Especially, this herbal plant uses in the treatment of fungal infections. This study was conducted to determine the antifungal activity of Ficus bengalensis against the laboratory specimens of Candida albicans. The disc diffusion technique was used to test antifungal sensitivity by using Muller Hinton Agar medium. Fluconazole 2.5mg/ml discs were used as controls for comparison with the selected herbal extract.
Fernando K. A. B, Bandara H. M. W. R (2020); Evaluation of the antifungal activity of Ficus bengalensis against Candida albicans; an experimental study; International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications (IJSRP)
10(08) (ISSN: 2250-3153), DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.29322/IJSRP.10.08.2020.p104128