Revista Cubana de Farmacia
versión On-line ISSN 1561-2988
VIVOT LUPI, Eduardo P; SANCHEZ BRIZUELA, Cecilia I; CACIK JEIFETZ, Francisco y SEQUIN ACOSTA, Christian J. Screening of antifungal activity of extracts present in Entre Ríos flora species. Rev Cubana Farm [online]. 2009, vol.43, n.4, pp. 74-84. ISSN 1561-2988.
Medicinal plants are a valuable resource due to its pharmacological potentiality ant its study is necessary in the face of the demand of new drugs specially those having antifungal activity. The Entre Ríos (Argentina) has many species with ethnobotanical backgrounds used as antiseptic agent for wounds. Extracts from 6 selected vegetal species were assessed for its antifungal activity by broth microdilution to typified strains of Aspergillus nigery Trichophyton rubrum. Except for Castela tweedii, the other assayed species, Baccharis articulate, Blepharocalyx salicifolius, Eichhornia azurea, Ludwigia peploides and Schinus fasciculatus showed in vitro activity in some extracts, being necessary a continuing study.
Palabras llave : Medicinal plants; antifungal activity; Castela tweedii; Baccharis articulata; Blepharocalyx salicifolius; Eichhornia azurea; Ludwigia peploides; Schinus fasciculatus.