ANTIFUNGAL ACTIVITIES OF THE LEAVES OF BAPHIA NITIDA, CASSIA ALATA, FICUS EXASPERATA AND GOSSYPIUM ARBOREUM

  • JI Okafor Department of Microbiology University of Nigeria, Nsukka
  • EA Eze Department of Microbiology University of Nigeria, Nsukka
  • OU Njoku Department of Biochemistry University of Nigeria, Nsukka
Keywords: Baphia nitida, Cassia alata, Gossypium arboreum, Ficus exasperata, Trichophyton rubrum, Epidermophyton floccosum, Basidiobolus hapatosporus and Candida albicans

Abstract

Ethanolic extracts of the leaves of Baphia nitida, Cassia alata, Ficus exasperata and Gossypium arboreum were analyzed for their antifungal activities against four pathogenic fungi namely: Trichophyton rubrum; Epidermophyton floccosum, Basidiobolus haptosporus and Candida albicans. None of the extracts from the four plants showed any inhibitory effect on the growth of C. albicans. B. nitida, C. alata and G. arboreum extracts inhibited the growth of the other three fungal pathogens more than did F. exasperata.

Keywords: Baphia nitida, Cassia alata, Gossypium arboreum, Ficus exasperata, Trichophyton rubrum; Epidermophyton floccosum, Basidiobolus hapatosporus and Candida albicans.

Nig. J. Nat Prod. And Med. Vol.5 2001: 59-60
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