[show abstract][hide abstract] ABSTRACT: In this present study forty nine different plants
used in traditional Indian medicine were examined
against Aspergillus niger using agar well diffusion
method. The methanolic extracts of 43 plants exhibited
varying degrees of inhibition activity against the fungi.
Among the forty nine plants studied 86% of the plants had
antifungal activity while the remaining 14% had no
antifungal activity. The extract from Grewia arborea
showed maximum activity. Emblica officinales,
Heldigordia populipolia, Hyptis sueolences, Moringa
heterophylla, Strychnos nuxvomica and Vitex negundo
did not exhibit antifungal activity at the condition studied.
Indian Journal of Science and Technology. 04/2009; 2:87-90.