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P. Bharathajothi
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Siddha Medicine, Tamil University, Thanjavur, Tamilnadu, India
Assistant Professor, P.G. Dept. of Plant Science, Avvaiyar Govt.College for Womens, Karaikal, U.T.of Puducherry, India
S. Tamilselvi
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Pharmacology, Sairam Siddha Medical College, Thambaram, Chennai, Tamilnadu, India

Phytochemical ,Antifungal ,Enicostema axillar ,Trichopyton ,

Medicinal plants play a key role in human health care. It has been estimated that 80% world’s population depend upon herbal based medicines. Superficial fungal infections of skin affect millions of people throughout the world. Enicostema axillare is a common Indian medicinal plant belonging to the family Gentinaceae was selected and screened for the phyto chemical compounds and anti-fungal activity. Samples collected from the skin infected patients. The anti-fungal activity was studied only on the predominant fungal pathogens Trichopyton rubrum and Trichophyton mentagraphytes. The drug at the concentration of 6000g /ml showed a marked inhibitory zone

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