Phytochemical Screening of Alangium salviifolium (L.f.) Wangerin Showing Antifungal Properties Against Alternaria Spp

Mohd Aphajal, Mirza Jaish Beg
2019 Plantae Scientia  
The antifungal properties shown by different higher plant extracts are due to the presence of phytochemicals. The activities of Alangium solviifolium (L.f.) Wangerin root in controlling two fungal species that belong to Alternaria spp- Alternaria brassicae and A. brassicicola, the causal organisms of leaf blight of crucifers was evaluated in vitro assay. The aqueous extracts of different parts of the tested plant such as bark, stem, root, leaf and flower were screened against test fungi. Among
more » ... test fungi. Among them, the results of the study revealed that the aqueous extracts of A. solviifolium(L.f.) Wangerin root showed the inhibition of mycelial growth against test fungi completely (100%). The phytochemical analysis of active plant has revealed that the presence of some chemical compounds as alkaloids, terpenoids, phenol/tannins, saponins, flavonoids and glycosides in both aqueous and ethanol extracts is likely to be responsible for the antifungal activity against test fungi. This study confirms the presence of various bioactive compounds of an active plant.
doi:10.32439/ps.v2i1.1-4 fatcat:xygb5735zvgfzgr3qf46wj7ouy