Journal of Pure and Applied MicrobiologyVol. 9 No. 1

Anti-Fungal Evaluation of Medicinal Plant on Some Pathogenic Fungi

Hashem Al-Sheikh

Department of Biological Sciences, College of Science, King Faisal University, Al-Hassa 31982, Saudi Arabia.

Received on 06 April 2014 and accepted on 19 August 2014



Aqueous extracts of Cuminum cyminum and Foeniculum vulgare were investigated as antifungal against Rhizoctonia solani, Fusarium oxysporum and Fusarium moniliforme. The data showed that all studied plant extracts concentrations have significant inhibition in the growth of the three tested pathogenic fungi. All concentrations of the two tested plants extract were found to be inhibitory to fungal growth and the rate of inhibition increased generally by increasing the concentration, 75% concentration in tested plants was the most effective concentration. Generally, the results represented that the extracts of Cuminum cyminum and Foeniculum vulgare had antifungal effect against the tested pathogenic fungi with different degrees.

Keywords : Antifungal; Medicinal plants; Pathogenic fungi; Plant extract.