Research Article | Volume: 2 Issue: 9, September, 2012

Prophylactic effect of Andrographis paniculata extracts against fungal species

G.Rajalakshmi D.Aruna B. Bhuvaneswari R.S. Venkatesan A.Natarajan K. Jegatheesan   

Open Access    DOI: 10.7324/JAPS.2012.2912

Abstract

Andrographis paniculata (Acanthaceae) has been used to treat hepatoprotective, antidiarrhoeal, anti-inflammatory, antimalarial, and antihypertensive. The aim of the study was to investigate the antifungal activity of different part of extracts of A. paniculata. The antifungal activity of extracts of A. paniculata was evaluated by Agar well diffusion method against five selected fungal species. Stem extracts of A. paniculata showed high antifungal activity against A.oryzae, Penicillum sp and C.albicans. The root extracts showed high antifungal activity against A. niger, A. flavus, C.albicans, Penicillum sp and A.oryzae and also leaf extracts showed high antifungal activity against Penicillum sp and A. flavus but did not show antifungal activity against C.albicans, A. niger, A.oryzae. The results obtained in the present study suggest that A. paniculata plant can be used in treating various diseases caused by the test organisms.


Keyword:     A. paniculata antifungal activity test organisms.


Citation:

G.Rajalakshmi, D.Aruna, B. Bhuvaneswari, R.S. Venkatesan, A.Natarajan, K. Jegatheesan. Prophylactic effect of Andrographis paniculata extracts against fungal species J App Pharm Sci. 2012; 2(9): 058-060.

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