Hong Kong Med J 2011;17(Suppl 2):S44-7
Efficacy and active components of herbal extracts on the treatment of tinea pedis
KM Lau, LH Fu, YL Wong, CP Lau, CW Wong, L Cheng, CBS Lau, VEC Ooi, PKS Chan, KP Fung, M Hui, PC Leung
Institute of Chinese Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
1. Ethanolic extracts of Fructus Psoraleae (補骨脂), Rhizoma Curcumae Longae (姜黃), and Folium Eucalypti Globuli (藍桉葉) possess in vitro antifungal activities (against Trichophyton mentagrophytes and Trichophyton rubrum).
2. An herbal formula, comprising these ethanolic extracts in the ratio of 1:1:1, could effectively alleviate tinea pedis caused by T mentagrophytes in guinea pigs (P<0.01).