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African Journal of Biomedical Research
Ibadan Biomedical Communications Group
ISSN: 1119-5096
Vol. 3, No. 3, 2000, pp. 167-170
Bioline Code: md00047
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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African Journal of Biomedical Research, Vol. 3, No. 3, 2000, pp. 167-170

 en IN-VITRO ANTIMICROBIAL PROPERTIES OF ASPILLA AFRICANA (COMPOSITAE).
B.A. ADENIYI AND R.O. ODUFOWORA

Abstract

The in vitro anti-microbial activity of the petroleum ether, chloroform and methanol extracts of Aspilia africana (Compositae) was studied. The bacterial used for the antimicrobial analysis consisted of 3 clinical strains of Staphylococcus aureus check for this species in other resources , Bacillus subtilis check for this species in other resources , 2 clinical strains of Escherichia coli check for this species in other resources and Pseudomonas aeruginosa check for this species in other resources , Candida albicans check for this species in other resources and Aspergillus flavus check for this species in other resources . The petroleum ether extract was most active with a very good broad spectrum activity against all tested microorganisms. This was followed by the chloroform extract and then methanol. The cold extracts were generally more active than the soxhlet extracts. Only the cold petroleum ether extract showed a good activity against both C. albicans and A. flavus. The phytochemical screening for the whole plat of A. africana revealed the presence of alkaloids, saponin glycosides and tannins but absence of steroidal nucleus and anthraquinone.

Keywords
antimicrobial, Aspilia africana, Compositae

 
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