STUDY OF ANTI FUNGAL ACTIVITY AND SOME BASIC ELEMENTS OF MEDICINAL PLANT CRESSA CRETICA LINN AGAINST FUNGI CAUSING SKIN DISEASES

A. J. Pirzada, W. Shaikh, K. U. Ghani, K.A. Laghari

Abstract


Antifungal activity of crude solvent extract of Cressa cretica have been investigated against Dermatophytic fungi, Aspergillus niger, Aspergillus flavus, Paecilomyces varioti, Microsporum gypseum, and Trichophyton rubrum. The various crude solvent extracts were found to be effective against test organism but the chloroform and the aqueous extracts appeared to be most effective antifungal agents as compared to ethanol, methanol and ethyl acetate extract. More over in present study some basic elements, Al, Ca, Cu, Fe, Mg, Mn, P, S and Zn have been determined from the medicinal plant Cressa cretica. by using atomic absorption spectrophotometry and U.V spectrophotometry. The medicinal plant Cressa cretica contains considerable amount of elements which have therapeutic effects in skin diseases.


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