Antimycotic activity of flower extract of crataeva nurvala buch­-ham

Rajesh Kumar

Dermal mycotic infections caused by superficial fungi are most prevalent disease of body surface. Dermatophytes comprising of three genera are responsible for these types of infections in human beings and other animals. The aim of present study was to evaluate the antimycotic activity of 50 % ethanolic extract of Crataeva nurvala (extracted by rotavapor process) using the technique of Broth Micro Dilution method, recommended by CLSI (NCCLS). The activities were analysed in units of MIC having 1.511 and 1.981 mg/ml for Trichophyton mentagrophytes and Microsporum fulvum respectively. The microbial activity of the Crataeva nurvala was due to the presence of various secondary metabolites. Further studies will to helpful to isolate the active compounds from those extracts with fungicidal potential.

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