STUDY OF ANTIFUNGAL POTENTIAL OF AEGLE MARMELOS: A MEDICINAL PLANT
|Neha Parihar* and Sanjay Kumar
Department of Botany, M.S.J. Govt. College, Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India
|Corresponding Author: Neha Parihar,Department of Botany, M.S.J. Govt. College, Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India, E-mail: [email protected]|
|Received: 27 December 2012 Accepted: 07 January 2013|
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In the present research work methanolic, ethanolic and aqueous extract of leaf, fruit and stem of Aegle marmelos were screened for its potential against four fungal strains : Candida albicans, Penicillium chrysogenum, A. niger and Fusarium solani using agar well diffusion assay. The length of inhibition zone was measured in millimeters. The results were refrenced against Glucanazole antifungal agent. Methanolic fruit extract showed strong antifungal activity against most of the strains where as moderate antifungal potential was shown by leaf extract in aqueous solution.