Antifungal Activity of the Secondary Metabolites Extracted from Carthamus tinctorius L. against Aspergillus Species Isolated from Stored Medicinal Plants Seeds in the Iraqi MarketsAuthor(s): Arabia Yaqoub Hussain, Hussein J. Hussein* and Abeer Fauzi Al-Rubaye
The present study, was conducted to investigate the effect of the crude alkaloids, flavonoids, and terpenoids compounds extract from seeds of (Carthamus tinctorius L.) against Aspergillus species isolated from stored medicinal plants seeds collected from different local markets in the province of Babil 2020 in Iraq. Antifungal activity was achieved in vitro by using food poisoning method against Aspergillus species by preparing three concentrations for each crude compound (5,10 and 20) mg/ml and compared with positive control represented by fungicide Quinoleine 50% and negative control represented by 10% dimethyl sulfoxide. The aim of this study was to control of Aspergillus species isolated form stored medicinal plants seeds by using secondary metabolites extracted from seeds of Carthamus tinctorius L. The data collected from the study revealed that, the crude alkaloids, flavonoids, and terpenoids compounds extract from seeds of (Carthamus tinctorius L.) showed significant reduction at P ≤ 0.05 in the growth of Aspergillus species especially at 20 mg/ml compared with negative control. Finally, it can be concluded that Carthamus tinctorius L. is most effective in controlling Aspergillus species, especially terpenoids compounds.