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Vol. 7, Issue 9 (2018)

Investigations on antifungal activity of Rheum emodi and Podophyllum hexandrum

Author(s):
Mushtaq Ahmad Malik, Purnima Srivastava and Sheikh Bilal Ahmad
Abstract:
The present study was carried out to investigate antifungal activity of aqueous and methanol extracts of rhizomes of Rheum emodi and Podophyllum hexandrum against two fungal strains Fusarium solani MTCC3871 and aspergillus flavus MTCC1037. The aqueous and methanol extract of Rheum emodi exhibited significantly higher (p<0.05) antifungal activity against the test organisms at 10mg/ml in comparison to Podophyllum hexandrum. The aqueous extract of Rheum emodi showed 19.7 ± 0.11 and 17.2 ± 0.09 antifungal activity against 16.9 ± 0.13 and 16.3 ± 0.14 when compared to Podophyllum hexandrum similarly methanolic extract of Rheum emodi also demonstrated higher antifungal activity 26.4 ± 0.17 and 24.2 ± 0.18 as against 24.3 ± 0.14 and 16.7 ± 0.13 of Podophyllum hexandrum. The extracts from Rheum emodi also showed higher zones of inhibition against fungal strains when compared to Podophyllum hexandrum extracts.
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How to cite this article:
Mushtaq Ahmad Malik, Purnima Srivastava, Sheikh Bilal Ahmad. Investigations on antifungal activity of <em>Rheum emodi</em> and <em>Podophyllum hexandrum</em>. Pharma Innovation 2018;7(9):149-153.
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