ABB  Vol.6 No.1 , January 2015
Effect of Homoeopathic Drugs to Control Growth and Production of A. flavus
ABSTRACT
Five common homoeopathic drugs viz., Belladonna, Bryonia, Colchicum, Colocynth and Lathyrus sat were selected and tested against growth and aflatoxin production of Aspergillus flavus. The result indicates that all five drugs suppressed the growth of A. flavus. The lower concentration of all the tested drugs induced maximum growth of fungi and maximum production of aflatoxin. However, the growth as well as aflatoxin production potentiality was considerably decreased when the concentration of the drug was increased. Out of all the five drugs, Bryonia was comparatively less effective with respect to inhibition in aflatoxin production. But Belladonna was found to be most effective drug on growth and aflatoxin production.

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Singh, H. , Kumari, S. and Prasad, M. (2015) Effect of Homoeopathic Drugs to Control Growth and Production of A. flavus. Advances in Bioscience and Biotechnology, 6, 18-21. doi: 10.4236/abb.2015.61003.
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