ANTIFUNGAL ACTIVITY OF KOMBUCHA TEA AGAINST HUMAN PATHOGENIC FUNGI
Objective: In general, infectious diseases still known as a major contributor to the number of morbidity and mortality in the worldwide beside
other diseases. Infections are ordinarily caused by viruses, bacteria, and fungi. Several human pathogenic fungi involving Aspergillus flavus, Candida
albicans, and Microsporum gypseum have responsible against infectious diseases. The objective of the research was to evaluate the antifungal activity
of kombucha tea against human pathogenic fungi such as A. flavus, C. albicans, and M. gypseum.
Methods: The antifungal activity of the kombucha tea against A. flavus, C. albicans, and M. gypseum were tested by disc diffusion method with duration
of fermentation in 6, 12, and 18 days.
Results: Based on the present study, inhibitory diameter of A. flavus, C. albicans, and M. gypseum are 16.83, 15.36, and 25.06 mm, respectively. The
inhibitory diameter was obtained from kombucha tea activity with duration of fermentation in 6 days.
Conclusion: The results provide support for the use of kombucha tea as a potential antifungal source against human pathogenic fungi involving
A. flavus, C. albicans, and M. gypseum.
Keywords: Antifungal, Kombucha tea, Pathogenic, Fungi.
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