Eye Bird View on Natural Plants in the Management of Mucormycosis


  • Amar Patil School of Pharmacy, RK University, Rajkot, Gujarat, India
  • Tushar Desai School of Pharmacy, RK University, Rajkot, Gujarat, India
  • Pravin Tirgar School of Pharmacy, RK University, Rajkot, Gujarat, India




Antifungal activity, Mucormycosis, Herbal medicines, COVID-19-associated mucormycosis


Mucormycosis, also referred to as Zygomycosis, is chiefly caused by filamentous molds belonging to the Mucorales group. It can be acquired through inhaling spores, consuming contaminated food, or through injury to the skin. Currently, the second most prevalent fungal infection disease is mucormycosis. It gained greatest attention following the COVID-19 pandemic. The review mainly focuses on several outlines like its history, epidemiology, pathophysiology, types, diagnosis and treatment of mucormycosis. In treatment of mucormycosis, conventional therapy against mucormycosis and some antifungal agents has been discussed. Several diverse contagious ailments were conventionally cured utilizing a widespread series of medicinal plants. Given that India is at the forefront of the Ayurvedic and Siddha medical systems, traditional herbal medicine from India is highly well-known. Antifungal chemicals derived from plants can be a viable option for developing novel and enhanced alternative formulations in the field of antifungal medicine. The main focus of the review is to explore the potential plants having the antifungal activity used for the treatment of mucormycosis. Some of the plants with antifungal activity have been explained, which includes garlic, tea tree oil, aloe vera, thyme, turmeric, neem, eucalyptus, clove, goldenseal, calendula, lavender, guduchi, and oregano. Animal models for mucormycosis study have been explained in the review.


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“Eye Bird View on Natural Plants in the Management of Mucormycosis”. International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Drug Research, vol. 16, no. 3, May 2024, pp. 506-1, https://doi.org/10.25004/IJPSDR.2024.160324.