Title

Screening for anti-dermatophytic activity of Impatiens balsamina (touch-me-not balsam)

Date of Publication

1997

Document Type

Bachelor's Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Biology

College

College of Science

Department/Unit

Biology

Abstract/Summary

Impatients balsamina (touch-me-not balsam in English kamantigue in Filipino) is a common garden plant of the family Balsaminaceae. It's flowers were tested for anti-dermatophytic activity, using the extraction method with distilled water as solvent, against three test organisms: Trichophyton mentagrophytes, Epidermophyton floccosum and Geotrichum candidum. Zones of inhibition on the three test organisms were measured and the different concentrations (25, 50, 75 and 100%) of the crude extract was subjected to a One-way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) in order to determine if they were significantly different from each other. Results showed that kamantigue has anti-dermatophytic activity against T. mentagrophytes and E. floccosum, but the different concentrations of the plant extract against the same test organisms were not significantly different from each other. The same plant showed no zone of inhibition on G. candidum.

Abstract Format

html

Language

English

Format

Print

Accession Number

TU07619

Shelf Location

Archives, The Learning Commons, 12F, Henry Sy Sr. Hall

Physical Description

34 leaves

Keywords

Microbial sensitivity tests; Medicinal plants; Antifungal agents; Plants; Useful

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