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A study on in-vitro antimicrobial activity of Coconut water and coconut oil on Candida Species

Author : P. Durai Rajan, G. Sumathi and Sowmya Nasimuddin

A study on in-vitro antimicrobial activity of Coconut water and coconut oil on Candida Species. The indiscriminate use of antimicrobial synthetic products has led us to the state of resistance and also provoked the need for natural products. The products from coconut were known to have antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal and antitumor activity from time immemorial. Hence this study was undertaken to find out the antifungal activity of coconut oil and coconut water against Candida Species. Candida isolate from clinical samples numbering 50 were included in our study, varied zones of inhibition were observed to coconut water at different concentrations and also to undiluted coconut oil against the fungal pathogens. In our study the coconut oil and coconut water have shown various zones of inhibition to clinical isolates of Candida species.


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