Antifungal Activity of Six Medicinal Plants of Pakistan Against Selected Fungi

Authors

  • Hussan Ara Begum Department of Botany, Bacha Khan University Charsadda, KP, Pakistan
  • Fayaz Asad Department of Botany, Bacha Khan University Charsadda, KP, Pakistan
  • Muhammad Hamayun Department of Botany, Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, 23200 Pakistan
  • Waheed Murad Department of Botany, Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, 23200 Pakistan
  • Ajmal Khan Key Laboratory of Alpine Ecology and Biodiversity, Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China
  • Tabassum Yaseen Department of Botany, Bacha Khan University Charsadda, KP, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/bjb.v50i2.54105

Keywords:

Medicinal plants, Antifungal activity, Crude extract, Dichloromethane, n-hexane, Ethyl acetate

Abstract

Antifungal properties of Cucumis sativus, Portulaca oleracea, Malus baccata, Saxifraga flagillaris, Geranium wallichianum. and Monotheca buxifolia were evaluated against Alternaria, Acremonium, Verticillium, Pythium, and Trichoderma, using agar well-diffusion method. The crude ethanolic extract of G. wallichianum showed the highest antifungal activity followed by P. oleracae and S. flagillaris. The dichloromethane fraction of G. wallichianum showed the highest antifungal activity against Acremonium (28 mm), Alternaria (20.50 mm) and Trichoderma (20 mm). The n-hexane fraction of C. sativus showed the maximum antifungal activity (20 mm) against Pythium. The present findings demonstrated that six selected plants contain precious natural products for treating infectious diseases and can be used to isolate chemical compounds for future drug sources.

Bangladesh J. Bot. 50(2): 441-443, 2021 (June) 

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Published

2021-06-18

How to Cite

Begum, H. A., Asad, F., Hamayun, M., Murad, W., Khan, A., & Yaseen, T. (2021). Antifungal Activity of Six Medicinal Plants of Pakistan Against Selected Fungi. Bangladesh Journal of Botany, 50(2), 441–443. https://doi.org/10.3329/bjb.v50i2.54105

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Short Communications