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Evaluation of the Antifungal Activity of Various Solvent Extracts of Feronia elephantum Correa (Rutaceae)

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Medicinal plants play an important role for health care. Medicinal plants have ability to cure both infectious and non infectious diseases. According to an estimate about 25 % of medicines are derived from plants. The objective of the present study was to evaluate the antifungal activity of Feronia elephantum Correa by using Agar well diffusion assay. The fungal strains used in this research work were Aspergillus niger, Penicillium exspansum, Candida albicans and Fusarium oxysporum. The length of inhibition zone was measured in millimetres. The results were referenced against Glucanazole antifungal agent. Methanolic fruit extract showed maximum antifungal activity against most of the strains where as moderate antifungal potential was shown by leaf extract in aqueous extract.

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International Letters of Natural Sciences (Volume 12)
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29-34
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S. Balamurugan, "Evaluation of the Antifungal Activity of Various Solvent Extracts of Feronia elephantum Correa (Rutaceae)", International Letters of Natural Sciences, Vol. 12, pp. 29-34, 2014
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March 2014
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