Vol. 8, Issue 3 (2019)
Evaluation of Antimycotic potential and qualitative phytochemical analysis of seed, root and leaf extract of Cichorium intybus L
Author(s): Maitry Chaudhary, Priyanka Rajput, Alka Sharma and RA Sharma
Abstract: Cichorium intybus has long being traditionally used for medicinal purposes. Present study has been done to check the antibacterial potential of various solvent extract of root, seed and leaf of plant against certain selected fungal species i.e, Aspergillus niger, Alternaria alternata, Penicillium notatum, Trichoderma viride. The qualitative phytochemical analysis has also been performed to determine the chemical composition of the crude extract of seed, root and leaves. Phytochemical analysis of various extracts of root, seed and leaves shows presence of active phytochemical components such as alkaloids, flavonoids, saponins, tannins, steroids. The results of agar well diffusion assay deduced that extracts of various plant parts of C. intybus shows a moderate amount of effect against the growth of Alternaria alternata and Trichoderma viride fungi. But the antifungal potential of different some extracts like spirit, chloroform, water showed considerably higher amount of antifungal activity against Alternaria alternata and Penicillium notatum.
How to cite this article:
Maitry Chaudhary, Priyanka Rajput, Alka Sharma, RA Sharma. Evaluation of Antimycotic potential and qualitative phytochemical analysis of seed, root and leaf extract of Cichorium intybus L. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2019;8(3):38-42.