Mixed herbs drugs: inhibitory effect on growth of the endogenous mycoflora and aflatoxin production

Mohd F.A. Razak, Kofi E. Aidoo, Alan A.G. Candlish

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Abstract

Twenty commercial mixed herbal drugs were examined for mycological profile. Aspergillus species were the predominant fungi found in the drugs. Other fungi harboured in the drugs with less frequency were Paecilomyces species, Eurotium species, Monascus species, Acremonium species, Penicillium species, Cladosporium species, Scopulariopsis species, Phialophora species and Fonseceae species. Fungal count was between 1.0 log10 CFU and 2.4 log10 CFU per gram of sample.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)273-286
Number of pages14
JournalMycopathologica
Volume167
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2009

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Keywords

  • mycoflora
  • aflatoxins
  • herbal medicine

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Razak, M. F. A., Aidoo, K. E., & Candlish, A. A. G. (2009). Mixed herbs drugs: inhibitory effect on growth of the endogenous mycoflora and aflatoxin production. Mycopathologica, 167(5), 273-286. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11046-008-9167-3