The Bioscan, 3(2): 117-119, 2008
An International Quarterly Journal of Life Sciences
web site: www.thebioscan.in 
PHYTOCHEMICAL ANALYSIS AND ANTIFUNGAL ACTIVITY OF 
METHANOLIC EXTRACT OF PARROTIA PERSICA (DC) CA. Mey LEAF 
MOHAMMAD AHANJAN1, AND K.A. RAVEESHA* 
Microbiology Laboratory, Department of Studies in Botany and Microbiology,
University of Mysore, Manasagangotri, Mysore - 570 006, INDIA.
1Faculty of Medicine, University of Mazandaran Medical Sciences, Sari, IRAN.
E-mail: karaveesha@gmail.com


KEY WORDS
Parrotia persica 
Antifungal activity 
Methanolic extract 
Herbal remedy


Received on: 29.09.2007

Accepted on: 17.02.2008



*Corresponding
 Author

ABSTRACT

Methanolic extract of leaves of Parrotia persica (DC) CA. Mey used in traditional medicine of Iran, was subjected to phytochemical screening and antifungal activities against some important human pathogenic fungi viz Candida albicans (MTCC 183) and Trichophyton rubrum (MTCC 296) by poisoned food technique. Results revealed significant activity against the test pathogen at 1000 ppm concentration. The percent inhibition of the test pathogens was 64.48% and 58.20%, respectively at 1000 ppm concentration. The phytochemical analysis of the methanol extract indicated the presence of carbohydrate, tannin, saponin, phenol and flavonoid.