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Pak J Pharm Sci. 1989 Jan;2(1):25-8.

Antifungal activities of the oils of Nigella sativa seeds.

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Institute of Nutrition and Food Science, Dhaka University, Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh.


Antifungal activities of the oils of N. sativa seeds were tested against twenty fungi including pathogenic and industrial strains. All the oils were found to have significant activities against the fungi, but the volatile oil showed stronger and wider range of antifungal activities. MIC values of the volatile oil was also determined against three pathogenic fungi and lowest MIC was found against Aspergillus fumigatus.


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