plant components have application in traditional medicine because of the myriad uses they have been subjected to. The ease of application is based on the secondary metabolites this plant contains. The challenges faced by modern medicine especially in the complete cure of microbially-associated diseases through abrupt and unpredictable genetic mutations in the presence of conventional drugs informed the investigation of the microbial inhibitory activities of the stem, root and leaf parts of F. capensis
against test disease causing microorganisms. The phenolic, alkaloid and tannin phytochemical fractions were highest in F. capensis
bark extract (180, 165 and 155 μg/ml respectively) followed by that contained in the stem extract (100, 90 and 85 μg/ml respectively). While Streptococcus faecalis
and Pseudomonas mirabilis
were resistant to many different antibiotics (87.5%), they were effectively inhibited by all concentrations of ethanolic F. capensis
extracts. The minimum inhibitory concentration of ethanolic extracts ranged from 25% leaf and stem extract concentration respectively (4mm) against S. faecalis
and (2mm) against P.mirabilis
. All test isolates were 100% susceptible to ethanol extract growth inhibition..