Fungitoxicity of some higher plants against trichophyton rubrum and epidermophyton floccossum.
Dept. of Botany, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi-221 005,
N Kishore Dept. of Botany, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi-221 005
During screening of leaves of some higher plants for their activity against Trichophyton rubrum and Epidermophyton floccoccum, the leaf extracts of Artemisia nilagrica were found to exhibit fungitoxicity. The volatile antifungal factors were isolated in form of essential oils. Minimum concentration of the oil for absolute inhibition of test fungi was found to be 250 ppm, at which it showed fungistatic nature and broad fungitoxic spectrum.