(Superficial Mycoses) with Cassia alata leaves.
By DR.S.DAMODARAN, Ph.D , INDIA
Prof. Dr.S.Damodaran Ph.d ,
Superficial mycoses- Pityriasis versicolor, Tinea corporis,Tinea cruris,and Tinea pedis.
Excerpts from the doctoral thesis submitted to Dept of Pharmacology and Environmental Toxicology, Dr. A. L. Mudaliar Post – Graduate Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Madras, Taramani campus, Chennai, India.600113.May 1997 and from Journal of Ethnopharmacology 42  19-23 by Damodaran and Venkataraman © 1994.All rights reserved. [ pubmed 8046939 ]
The existing medicines in the treatment of superficial fungal infections have limited therapeutic spectrum and cause several side effects besides the cost factor. Many medicinal plants have a potential role in the treatment of fungal infections. Cassia alata is one such a plant and can be used in the treatment of superficial mycoses. This information is the result of twenty five years of research and is presented here by the author for the welfare of the mankind and should not be used for commercial purposes.