International Journal of Horticulture and Food Science
2019, Vol. 1, Issue 2, Part A
Antifungal, nutritional and phytochemical investigation of Actiniopteris radiata of district Dir Lower, Pakistan
Shakir Ullah, Maria Khattak, Fozia Abasi, Mohammad Sohil, Mohsin Ihsan and Rizwan Ullah
The objective of the present study was to study the nutritional analysis, antifungal activities and find out the presence of phytochemicals in the aqueous, ethanol and methanol extracts of Actiniopteris radiata collected from different areas of Khyber Pakhtoon Khwa by both quantitative and qualitative screening methods. In qualitative analysis, the phytochemical compounds such as alkaloids, tannins, Phlobatannins, flavonoids, carbohydrates, phenols, saponin, cardiac glycosides, proteins, volatile oils, resins, glycosides and terpenoids were screened. In quantitative analysis, the phytochemical compounds such as total phenolic and total flavonoids were quantified. The ethanolic fern extract performed well to show positivity rather than aqueous and methanolic extracts for the 13 phytochemicals. In quantitative analysis the important secondary metabolite total phenol and total flavonoids content were tested. The ethanolic extract of total flavonoids and total phenol content were highest. Also comparatively studied for nutritional analysis. Ash in Sample from Tahtbahi 26.44%, 22.83%, in sample from Luqman Banda and 6.01% in sample from Dermal Bala. Moisture was found 18.69% in sample from Luqman Banda and lowest amount was found Jandul 10.27%. Protein highest amount found in sample from Hall 4.37% and lowest amount was found in sample from Dermal Bala 0.85%. Fats highest amount 74.27% in sample from Dermal Bala and lowest amount found in sample from Shahi Benshay 47.17%. The antifungal activity of all sample were collected from different areas showed inhibition against each fungal strands. The most active among the plants was sample from Tahtbahi with 17.00mm zone of inhibition.
Shakir Ullah, Maria Khattak, Fozia Abasi, Mohammad Sohil, Mohsin Ihsan, Rizwan Ullah. Antifungal, nutritional and phytochemical investigation of Actiniopteris radiata of district Dir Lower, Pakistan. Int J Hortic Food Sci 2019;1(2):01-08. DOI: 10.33545/26631067.2019.v1.i2a.21