Abstract: White turmeric rhizome contains alkaloid, saponin, flavonoid, polifenol, and essentialÂ oils. The purpose of this research is to determine the antifungal activity of essensial oil andÂ residual destillation of white turmeric rhizome against Candida albicans. Essential oils of whiteÂ turmeric rhizome isolated by steam distillation method, the extraction of waste with soxhletasimethod. Antifungal activities were investigated by the paper disc method method. The test resultsÂ showed antifungal activity of essential oil of white turmeric rhizome in different concentrationsÂ (0.75, 1, 2, and 2.25%) were 0.0 ; 0.736 ; 0.894 ; 1.041 cm. The antifungal activities of theÂ residual distillation of extract (2.25, 2.5, 3, and 4%) were 0.0, 0.674, 0.743 and 0.874 cm. Therewas a difference of the zone of inhibition of Candida albicans growth between essential oils andÂ residual distillation of white turmeric rhizome.Keywords: White turmeric, Candida albicans, essential oils, extract of waste, inhibiton.
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