Efficacy of Some Natural Compounds as Antifungal Agents

Pharmacognosy Reviews,2012,6,12,91-99.
Published:August 2012
Type:Review Article
Authors:
Author(s) affiliations:

Sudha Vengurlekar1, Rajesh Sharma1, Piyush Trivedi2

1School of Pharmacy, Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Takshshila Campus, Khandwa Road, Indore, India

2Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya, Airport Bypass Road, Gandhi Nagar, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India

Abstract:

Natural sources have been important for the development of new active molecules for many years. Various small molecules with unique chemical skeleton and potent bioactivities were discovered through various sources like plants, marine products, and microorganisms, etc., which are considered as very important part of the nature. A number of potent antifungals have been originated from various natural sources. This account describes structure and activities of selected agents isolated from various natural sources.