International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences
ISSN: 2319-7706 Volume 2 Number 7 (2013) pp. 69-78
Antifungal activity evaluation of different extracts of Bergenia stracheyi
Vinesh Kumar* and Devendra Tyagi
Department of Chemistry, D.A.V. (PG) College, Dehradun, Pincode-248001,Uttarakhand, India *Corresponding author e-mail:
The herb Bergenia stracheyi belongs to genus bergenia and family Saxifragaceae. The Bergenia stracheyi has been reported from Afganistan to Uttarakhand (India) between 3300 to 4500 m in Alpine slopes. On the basis of literature review it was observed that no previous work done on antifungal activity of Bergenia stracheyi. Therefore, present research work was undertaken to determine the antifungal activity of different extracts of B. stracheyi. The antifungal activity was tested against six fungal species viz. Alternaria alternate, Aspergillus niger, Colletotrichum gloeosporioides, Fusarium oxysporium, Ganoderma lucidum and Rhizoctonia solani. Antifungal study was carried out by poisoned food technique using different concentrations of extracts against all the six test fungi. The results of antifungal activities were reported in terms of Inhibition Concentration (IC50), Minimum Inhibitory Concentration (MIC) and zone of inhibition. The results of antifungal screening showed that different extracts exhibit different extent of antifungal activity against all test fungi.
Bergenia stracheyi; saxifragaceae; antifungal and poisoned food technique.