ANTIOXIDANT AND ANTIFUNGAL ACTIVITY OF SOME MEDICINAL PLANT EXTRACTS
In this study, the antioxidant and antifungal activities of extracts of Tabernaemontana alternifolia, Thuja occidantalis and Cajanus cajan were recognized. Total yields, radical scavenging activity and the antioxidant property of the extracts were investigated. The free radical scavenging activities of extract was documented as 41.3 Â± 2.1 to 76.9 Â± 6.1%, likewise. The antioxidant capacity of extracts was recognized between 153.4 Â± 10.1 to 336.7 Â± 24.2 mg/g extract. This extract was explored for antifungal activity by paper disc method against 2 fungi by using flucanazole as a standard drug. The 0.5 % level of Tabernaemontana alternifolia extract exhibited 100% inhibition till the 7th day of incubation when compare to control (Ascorbic acid). Statistical variances within fungi were significant at p<0.05. The extract was to some extent effective against all the fungi used in experiment.
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