Antifungal activity of some medicinal plants of Sri Lanka

  • Bandara B
  • Fernando I
  • Hewage C
  • et al.
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Thirty six medicinal plants (63 exts.) have been screened for antifungal activity against Cladosporium cladosporioides. Exts. of the following plants have displayed significant antifungal activity: Butea monosperma, Costus speciosus, Curcuma zedoaria, Eupatorium riparium, Pleiospermium alatum, Theobroma cacao, and Zingiber zerumbet. A preformed antifungal constituent of C. speciosus has been identified as Me 3-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-2(E)-propenoate. The antifungal activity of this compd. has been evaluated against Aspergillus niger, C. cladosporioides, Colletotrichum gloeosporioides, Curvularia and Penicillium. [on SciFinder(R)]




Bandara, B. M. R., Fernando, I. H. S., Hewage, C. M., Karunaratne, V., Adikaram, N. K. B., & Wijesundara, D. S. A. (1989). Antifungal activity of some medicinal plants of Sri Lanka. Journal of the National Science Foundation of Sri Lanka, 17(1), 1.

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