Vol. 3, Issue 1, Part A (2015)
In-vitro antifungal assessment of fruits pericarp of Terminalia chebula against fungus of forestry origin
Author(s): Praveen Onial, Amit Pandey, MSM Rawat, Rameshwar Dayal
Abstract: The in vitro fungi toxicity of Terminalia chebula fruits pericarp was tested against three pathogenic moulds in the laboratory. An initial screening of affectivity of different solvent extracts was done by in-vitro antifungal activity. The antifungal activity was determined by food poison technique for three test organisms viz Fusarium solani (seedling), Aspergillus niger (seeds), Aspergillus flavus (seedling).The MIC evaluated at three different concentrations. Cent per cent mortality was recorded in 3% in methanol extract against Aspergillus flavus and Fusarium solani. Methanol sample gave the best result with 100% average percent mortality. The results of the study demonstrate a new chemical utilization approach of the fruits pericarp of T. chebula towards the development of biofungicides in the management of above fungi of common occurrence in Indian forestry.
How to cite this article:
Praveen Onial, Amit Pandey, MSM Rawat, Rameshwar Dayal. In-vitro antifungal assessment of fruits pericarp of Terminalia chebula against fungus of forestry origin. International Journal of Herbal Medicine. 2015; 3(1): 52-55.