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Pharmacognosy Journal, 2009; 1(4):298-301
Research Article | doi:Nill

Antifungal and Antiaflatoxigenic activity of Aegle marmelos Linn.


Authors and affiliation (s):

Patil R. H.*a, Chaudhary Bhushanb and Settipalli Sailaxmic

a, b, c, *Department of Microbiology and Biotechnology, R.C.Patel Arts, Commerce and Science College, Shirpur 425405 (MS), India.

Abstract:

Aegle marmelos Linn. (Rutaceae) is reported to possess a number of medicinal properties including antidiarrhoeal, antimicrobial, antifungal and activities. The antiaflatoxigenic effects of ethanolic extract of the leaves of Aegle marmelos were studied on common aflatoxigenic fungal species. Aegle marmelos exhibited antifungal and antiaflatoxigenic activity at a concentration range of 0.5 to 2 mg/ml. The shake flask method was used to evaluate the antifungal and antiaflatoxigenic activity. The extract showed varied levels of antifungal and antiaflatoxigenic activity against the test fungi. Preliminary phytochemical tests of ethanolic extracts demonstrated the presence of major phytochemicals like phenols, tannins, flavonoids and alkaloids as major constituents.

Key words: Antifungal activity, Aegle marmelos, Antiaflatoxegenic, Synergistic effect.

 

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