Mycopathologia et mycologia applicata

, Volume 50, Issue 3, pp 227–231 | Cite as

Inhibition of Histoplasma capsulatum by Garlic

  • Carl B. Fliermans


The mycelial phase ofHistoplasma capsulatum was inhibited by both the volatile and water soluble components of garlic,Allium sativum L. Garlic extract at a concentration of 254 parts per billion (ppb) was inhibitory, while 8.1 parts per million (ppm) were lethal to pure cultures ofH. capsulatum. The role of garlic as an eradicent is discussed.


Pure Culture Soluble Component Garlic Extract Allium Sativum Water Soluble Component 
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© Dr. W. Junk B.V. 1973

Authors and Affiliations

  • Carl B. Fliermans
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  1. 1.Dept. of Microbiology and Soil ScienceUniversity of MinnesotaSt. Paul

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