Antifungal Activities of Methanolic Extracts of Datura inoxia
Keywords:Drugs, Datura inoxia, antifungal, antimicrobial
This study was conducted to investigate antifungal activities of methanol extracts from the leaves, seeds, stems and roots of Datura inoxia. Growth inhibition was determined against five fungal species Aspergillus flavus, Aspergillus niger, Alternaria solani, Fusarium solani and Helianthus sporium. Methanol extracts showed more activity against fungi, giving percentage inhibition ranging from 18.27% to 85.35% particularly to Fusarium solani and Helianthus sporium. It was concluded that medicinal plants can contribute hugely to the traditional medicines through providing ingredients for drug or having played central roles in the drug discoveries.