Antifungal Activity of Petroleum Ether and Ethanol Extracts of Moringa Oleifera Seeds


  • Gamal Rabie
  • Mohamed Taha
  • Khaled Youssef



Moringa oleifera (MO) petroleum ether extract (Pe) ethanol extract (Eme) phytochemical dermatophyt non dermatophytes yeast


The activity of petroleum ether and ethanol extracts of Moringa olifera seeds have antifungal activity on different fungi including dermatophyte, non-dermatophyte molds and yeasts, which isolated from human skin and nail fungal infections. From 70 samples collected from skin and nail infection; 20 dermatophyte isolates, 21 non dermatophyte moulds and 25 yeast were isolated. While macromorphological and micromorphological as well as cultivation on differential media identified all isolated molds (derematophyte and non dermatophye molds), cultivation on corn meal media and chromogenic Candida agar could identified isolated yeasts. EME is having more antifungal activity than PME on all tested fungi.


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How to Cite

Rabie, G., Taha, M., & Youssef, K. (2019). Antifungal Activity of Petroleum Ether and Ethanol Extracts of Moringa Oleifera Seeds. Asian Journal of Applied Sciences, 7(1).