Tuesday , 16 April 2024

Antifungal Activity of Medicinal Plants Cymbopogon sprenge L., Mentha spicata L., and Murraya koenigii L. against Growth of Fungi Aspergillus niger and Mucor spp.

Sumia Fatima, *P.D.Lokare2
Department of Botany, Dr. Rafiq Zakaria College for Women, Aurangabad-431001, Maharashtra, India.
*Department of Botany, Shri Sai Nirman Arts, Commerce and Science College, Shirdi-423 109, Maharashtra, India

A  B  S  T  R A C T
Medicinal plants are distributed all over the world. Plants are affected by the various types of the diseases as bacterial, nematodal, viral, fungal etc. These all are the infectious diseases caused to any part of plants and damage it. These medicinal plants extracts are used to stop the fungal infection hence; it is called as ‘antifungal’.  An antifungal is a drug produced from the extract of the medicinal plants and use to cure the fungal infections.  From the above result it concludes that M. koenigii and C. sprenge has highly antifungal activity in aqueous extract than n-butanol solvent against A. niger and Mucor spps.   Therefore, now a days use of natural plant-derived fungicide is evolved as an alternative to synthetic fungicides.
Keywords: Antifungal activity, Aspergillus niger, Mucor spp.

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