Aegle marmelos (Bael) contains a compound with significant antifungal activity. - GreenMedInfo Summary
A novel antifungal anthraquinone from seeds of Aegle marmelos Correa (family Rutaceae).
Fitoterapia. 2009 Aug 15. PMID: 19686813
A new anthraquinone, 1-methyl-2-(3'-methyl-but-2'-enyloxy)-anthraquinone (1) has been isolated from seeds of Aegle marmelos Correa and was characterized on the basis of spectral analysis (UV, IR, (1)H NMR, (13)C NMR, 2D NMR and mass spectroscopy). The compound exhibited significant antifungal activity against pathogenic strains of Aspergillus species and Candida albicans in disc diffusion assay (MIC value of 6.25 mug/disc), microbroth dilution and percent
germination inhibition assays (MIC value of 31.25-62.5 mug/ml).