Effect of Vites negundo L on opportunistic fungal pathogens associated with HIV
Various medicinal plants are extensively used as Ayurvedic Medicine for over many years. They are extensively used as Indian traditional medicine to cure various human ailments. The World pandemic of AIDS has been with us for more than twenty five years and shows no signs of abatement. The incidence of fungal infections is increasing because of raising number of immunocompromised patients widespread use of broad spectrum of antibiotics. Medicinal plants constitute a very important natural resource used by indigenous medicinal systems for the last 300 years. Antimicrobial activity of ethyl acetate, diethyl ether and methanol extracts of Vitex negundo was investigated against HIV associated opportunistic fungal pathogens. The plant extracts showed better inhibitory activity against the tested organism. Ethylacetate extracts produced much better activity when compared with methanolic and diethylether extracts. Phytochemical screening of the plant revealed the presence of various compounds, and the results are discussed.
Keywords: AIDS, immunocompromised patients, Vitex negundo, HIV patients.
Citation: *, ( 2017), Effect of Vites negundo L on opportunistic fungal pathogens associated with HIV. Scientific Transactions in Environment and Technovation Journal(STET), 11(2): 69-72
Received: 03/01/2017; Accepted: 11/01/2017;