Antifungal effects of different plant extracts and their major components of selected aloe species.


Ali MI, Shalaby NM, Elgamal MH, Mousa AS




Phytother Res


Different extracts of both fresh and dry leaves of Aloe eru A. Berger, A. vera L. Webb & Berth and A. arborescens Mill. were screened for their antifungal activity against Aspergillus niger, Cladosporium herbarum and Fusarium moniliforme. The toxicity of the isolated pure components were evaluated on the tested fungi. A comparative chromatographic study was performed to differentiate between natural components existing in various fractions and extracts of Aloe species and specific spray reagents were used for the detection of anthraquinones in the isolated components. Copyright 1999 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.