Analysis of Antifungal Activity of Essential Oil from Orange Peels

Authors

  • Narendra Pratapsingh Budhathoki Teaching Assistant, Department of Chemistry Dhawalagiri Multiple Campus, Baglung, Nepal https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6363-2150
  • Samir Poudel Student of Chemistry at Dhawalagiri Multiple Campus, Baglung, Nepal

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/ps.v21i1.59465

Keywords:

Alcoholic extract, antifungal activity, essential oil, Citrus reticulate balnco

Abstract

The largest fruit in Nepal is citrus, which takes up 2684 of the country's total fruit-growing land. 71.65% of the nation's citrus-growing land is devoted to the planting of citrus called mandarin oranges. Pectin is a structural hetero-polysaccharide that is integral to the motion of terrestrial flora. The fact some components are becoming resistant to specific fungal infections and illnesses has become among the biggest obstacles in treating them at the moment. This necessitated the employment of novel medications to treat infectious disorders brought on by these microbes. Additionally, they are exceedingly low in toxicity and abundant sources of active chemicals. Soxhlet can be used to easily extract the essential oil. The end result confirms that essential oils were successfully extracted as pectin solutes, which is particularly helpful for pectin extraction in industrial sectors both economically and for environmental health.

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Published

2023-11-02

How to Cite

Budhathoki, N. P., & Poudel, S. (2023). Analysis of Antifungal Activity of Essential Oil from Orange Peels. Pragnya Sarathi प्रज्ञा-सारथि, 21(1), 77–82. https://doi.org/10.3126/ps.v21i1.59465

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