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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2021.10(8): 305-311
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2021.1008.035


Antifungal Activity of Medicinal Plants Collected from Servarayan Hills, Eastern Ghats, against Dermatophytic Fungi
K. Arivalagan and M. Prakash*
Research Department of Microbiology, Kanchi Shri Krishna College of Arts and Science, Kilambi, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu 631551, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Antimicrobial chemotherapy is ever growing research around the globe due to emerging new and drug resistant microorganisms. In the present study, different concentrations ethanolic leaf extracts of six different plant species, Aristolochia indica (Aristolochiaceae), Coleus strobilifer (Lamiaceae), Lepidagathis cristata (Acanthaceae), Rhinacanthus nasutus (Acanthaceae), Spatholobus parviflorus (Fabaceae), and Tarenna asiatica (Rubiacee), collected from various localities in Servarayan hill ranges, Salem district, south India were tested against the dermatophytic fungal pathogens, Trichophyton mentegrophytes and Candida albicans using disc diffusion technique. Fluconazole (10 µg) was used as standard antibiotic for comparison which showed 2.3 and 2.5 cm zone of inhibition respectively against Trichophyton mentegrophytes and Candida albicans respectively. At 1000 ppm concentration, the leaf extracts of Lepidagathis cristata showed a maximum of 2.1 cm zone of inhibition against both Trichophyton mentegrophytes and Candida albicans followed by Coleus strobilifer and Tarenna asiatica. The results reveal that the ethanolic leaf extracts of Lepidagathis cristata could be further investigated for the phytochemical component responsible for antifungal activity.


Keywords: Antifungal activity, Crude extracts, Medicinal plants, Dermal fungi, Servarayan hills
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Arivalagan, K. and Prakash, M. 2021. Antifungal Activity of Medicinal Plants Collected from Servarayan Hills, Eastern Ghats, against Dermatophytic Fungi.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 10(8): 305-311. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2021.1008.035