Journal of
Medicinal Plants Research

  • Abbreviation: J. Med. Plants Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0875
  • DOI: 10.5897/JMPR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 3835

Full Length Research Paper

Antifungal properties of Allium ursinum L. ethanol extract

Marcel Pârvu1*, Alina E. Pârvu2, Laurian Vlase3, Oana RoÅŸca-Casian4 and Ovidiu Pârvu5
1Department of Biology, Faculty of Biology and Geology, "Babes-Bolyai" University, 42 Republicii Street, 400015 Cluj-Napoca, Romania. 2Department of Pathophysiology, Faculty of Medicine, "Iuliu Hatieganu" University of Medicine and Pharmacy, 3 Victor Babes Street, 400012 Cluj-Napoca, Romania. 3Department of Pharmaceutical Technology and Biopharmaceutics, Faculty of Pharmacy, "Iuliu Hatieganu" University of Medicine and Pharmacy, 12 Ion Creanga Street, 400010 Cluj-Napoca, Romania. 4A. Borza" Botanical Garden, "Babes-Bolyai" University, Republicii Street, 400015 Cluj-Napoca, Romania. 5Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, "Babes-Bolyai" University, 1 Kogalniceanu Street, 400084 Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
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  •  Accepted: 08 February 2011
  •  Published: 18 May 2011


Allicin analysis of Allium ursinum L. flower and leaf ethanol extracts by LC/MS and in vitrogermination and growth inhibition effects on Aspergillus niger, Botrytis cinerea, Botrytis paeoniae, Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. tulipae, Penicillium gladioli, and Sclerotinia sclerotiorum were performed. The antifungal activity of the flower extract was stronger than that of the leaf extract, and this was correlated with a higher allicin content.


Key words: Allium ursinum, allicin, antifungal, flower extract, leaf extract.