Anticandidal Activity of Asparagus racemosus

Indian J Pharm Sci. 2009 May;71(3):342-3. doi: 10.4103/0250-474X.56017.


The in vitro anticandidal activity of Asparagus racemosus roots and tubers extract was investigated against Candida albicans, Candida tropicalis, Candida krusei, Candida guillermondii, Candida parapsilosis and Candida stellatoida, which are isolated from vaginal thrush patients. The extract of Asparagus racemosus showed high degree of activity against all the Candida strains. The inhibitory effect of the extract against all the Candida tested was found comparable with that of standard antibiotics used.

Keywords: Anticandidal activity; Asparagus racemosus; Candida albicans.