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Antifungal activity and phytochemical analysis of the alcoholic and aqueous extract of the Aerial part of the plant Tamarindus indica L.

Author Affiliations

  • 1Dept. of Microbiology, College of Life Sciences, CHRI Campus Gwalior- 474009, M.P. India
  • 2Biotechnology, VISM, Campus Jhansi Road, Gwalior- 475001, M.P. India
  • 3Dept. of Microbiology, College of Life Sciences, CHRI Campus Gwalior- 474009, M.P. India

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 6, Issue (9), Pages 8-13, September,2 (2017)

Abstract

Tamarindus indica is fruit tree which belong to the family leguminosae (Fabeaceae) a medicinal plant commonly known as imli. Plants are recognized for their ability to produce a wealth of secondary metabolites and mankind has used many species for centuries to treat a variety of diseases. Tamarind has been used for centuries as a medicinal plant. . Due to their antimicrobial, an antifungal and antiseptic effect, have an extensive ethnobotanical use in many areas. Aerial plant parts - stem, bark and fruit of Tamarindus indica were tested for their antifungal property in vitro using well diffusion method against five fungal strains Candida albicans, Candida glabrata, Candida krusei, Candida sp.and Aspergillus niger. Air dried powder of stem and bark sample ethnolic, methanolic and aqueous crude extracts, was tested at 50ug, 100ug and 200ug concentrations for antifungal activity. The phytochemical analysis revealed the presence of many active constituents.

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