Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment

Vol 4, Issue 3&4,2006
Online ISSN: 1459-0263
Print ISSN: 1459-0255

Phytochemical screening and in vitro antifungal properties of Fagara zanthoxyloides


A. Banso 1, Joshua E. Ngbede 2*

Recieved Date: 2006-05-11, Accepted Date: 2006-09-23


Fagara zanthoxyloides was screened for biologically active ingredients and its antifungal activities. The results revealed that the plant extract possessed the following active ingredients: alkaloids, saponins, tannins and glycosides. The extract exerted inhibitory effect on Microsporum canis, Trichophyton rubrum and Trichophyton mentagrophytes. The minimum inhibitory concentration of the extract ranged between 20 and 70% (w/v), while the minimum fungicidal concentration ranged between 30 and 80% (w/v). The results obtained suggest that this medicinal plant could be useful as an anti-fungal agent.


Fagara zanthoxyloides, phytochemical analysis, antifungal activities

Journal: Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment
Year: 2006
Volume: 4
Issue: 3&4
Category: Food and Health
Pages: 8-9

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