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Review on antifungal activities of Ayurvedic Medicinal Plants

Author(s): A K Meena1, Ramanjeet Kaur2* , Brijendra Singh2, A K Yadav2, Uttam Singh2, Ayushy Sachan2, Bhavana Pal2 and M.M.Rao1

Journal: Drug Invention Today
ISSN 0975-7619

Volume: 2;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 146;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: Infectious | medicinal plants | antifungal | Drug | antibiotic

Infectious diseases represent a critical problem to health and they are one of the main causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. The resistance to antibiotics and with the toxicity during prolonged treatment with several drugs due to this medicinal plants are widely used by the traditional medical practitioners for curing various diseases in their day to day practice. Since ancient times, plants have been an exemplary source of medicine. During the past several years, there has been an increasing incidence of fungal infections due to a growth in immunocompromised population such as organ transplant recipients, cancer and HIV/AIDS patients. The presented review summarizes the information concerning the new profile of antifungal drugs obtaining from medicinal plants.

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