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ANTIFUNGAL ACTIVITY OF METHANOLIC EXTRACTS OF ADANSONIA DIGITATA L. A GLOBALLY ENDANGERED TREE SPECI


Author : Samatha Talari, Shyamsundarachary Rudroju, Chandrakala Gundu, Ramaswamy Nanna
[ Volume No.:VII, Issue No.II-Mar 2018] [Page No : 840-843] [2018]

The species of Adansonia digitata L. (Baobab) is an important multipurpose tree found to possess enormous range of medicinal properties. The present work has been under taken to study the antifungal activity of different extracts of A. digitata against pathogenic fungi. Antifungal activity of methanolic extracts of leaf, flower and fruit wall extracts of A. digitata has been analyzed to find out their activity against pathogenic fungi viz., Aspergillus and Penicillium. The activity of the extracts of different plant parts against both fungal strains was screened through agar well diffusion technique by using minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) method. According to our observations, all the extracts of A. digitata exhibited antifungal activity against both the pathogenic fungi under study. Among the various extracts bark, seed, fruit wall extracts have shown more resistance towards the pathogenic fungi followed by leaf and floral extracts of A. digitata. Thus, based on our observations, the species A. digitata can be used as a potential source of antifungal agent for the treatment of various infectious diseases.

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