Author(s): Muhammad Hamza Ashfaq, Muhammad Yousaf


DOI: 10.52711/2231-5691.2022.00050   

Address: Muhammad Hamza Ashfaq1*, Muhammad Yousaf2
1Department of Chemistry, School of Science, University of Management and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan.
2Department of Chemistry, Lahore Garrison University, Lahore, Pakistan.
*Corresponding Author

Published In:   Volume - 12,      Issue - 4,     Year - 2022

Senna alata is one of the species of Senna plant from the family of Fabaceae. It is not only the ornamental plant but also possesses many medicinal activities. Antifungal, antibacterial, laxation, hypoglycaemic and diuretic are some of the activities and properties shown by Senna alata plant. Antifungal properties of this plant are considered asimportant and beneficial in medical field. Senna alataconsists of a variety of compounds in different parts of plant in which anthraquinones and aglycones are important antifungal compounds. These compounds play a major role in antifungal potential just because of significant moieties present in their structures. Extracts of Senna alata plant are used for treatment of various skin diseases and it proves to be best alternative to synthetic antifungal medicines. In present review article, we summarized the Senna alata antifungal activity by using different techniques, its beneficial effects on humans, its chemical constituents and its applications in pharmaceutical industries.

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Muhammad Hamza Ashfaq, Muhammad Yousaf. Antifungal Activity of Senna alata – A Review. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research 2022; 12(4):307-1. doi: 10.52711/2231-5691.2022.00050

Muhammad Hamza Ashfaq, Muhammad Yousaf. Antifungal Activity of Senna alata – A Review. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research 2022; 12(4):307-1. doi: 10.52711/2231-5691.2022.00050   Available on:

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