Phytochemical screening and antifungal activity of leaves extracts of Luffa cylindrica (Roem)

@article{Aboh2017PhytochemicalSA,
  title={Phytochemical screening and antifungal activity of leaves extracts of Luffa cylindrica (Roem)},
  author={Mercy Itohan Aboh and Peters O. Oladosu and G. O. Adeshina and Busayo Olalekan Olayinka and Stephen Olayeni Olonitola},
  journal={African Journal of Microbiology Research},
  year={2017},
  volume={11},
  pages={1681-1687}
}
Mycosis constitutes a common health problem, especially in developing countries like Nigeria. The current cascade of antifungals are either too toxic or require long term use for total eradication. This study evaluates antifungal activity and phytochemical constituents of Luffa cylindrica leaves extract which were screened for the presence of bioactive phytochemicals and extracted by cold maceration in n-hexane, ethyl acetate, methanol and water. The ethyl acetate extract was further… 

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