International Journal of Advanced Scientific Research

International Journal of Advanced Scientific Research


International Journal of Advanced Scientific Research
International Journal of Advanced Scientific Research
Vol. 1, Issue 1 (2016)

Euphorbia Sanguinea stem sap as antifungal agent against Onychomycosis


Frank NI Morah, Womonoh W Okoi

The work focuses of the antifungal activity of Euphorbia sanguinea stem sap against onychomycosis causing fungi as well as its phytochemical composition and antibacterial activity. The work shows that the sap has no activity against Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus albus, Staphylococcus aureus, Proteus mirabilis, Samonela thyphi and Klebsiella pneumoniae. It contains flavonoids and saponins but lacks tannins, alkaloids, terpenoids and anthraquinones. The sap shows a strong antifungal activity when compared with the conventional antifungal agents in the market. It has activity against certain fungi responsible for onychomycosis. It is therefore a suitable natural substitute for the conventional antionychomycotic agents.
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Frank NI Morah, Womonoh W Okoi. Euphorbia Sanguinea stem sap as antifungal agent against Onychomycosis. International Journal of Advanced Scientific Research, Volume 1, Issue 1, 2016, Pages 08-09
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