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Abstract

Evaluation of antifungal activities of some selected plant species against fungal pathogen.

Abstract

The aim of the present study was to assess in vitro efficacy of different plant extracts against fungi. Methanol extracts of twenty-five plants from sixteen families were tested for their antifungal activities Aspergillus niger, Candida albicans and Daedalea flavida. Antifungal activity of methanol extracts of four plants against the three test fungi was observed better performance in the Acacia nilotica, Datura stramonium, Eucalyptus globules and Terminalia bellerica. The methanolic extract of Gymnema sylvestre and Butea monosperma had recorded significant antifungal activity against the Aspergillus niger. Three plants, as Murraya koenigii, Terminalia arjuna and Mimosa pudica were recorded anti-fungal activity to Candida albicans. The most antifungal activity was being found in Daedalea flavida for methanolic extracts of Terminalia bellerica, Datura stramonium and Acacia nilotica.