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Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research
Pharmacotherapy Group, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria
ISSN: 1596-5996
EISSN: 1596-9827
Vol. 2, No. 2, 2003, pp. 239-241
Bioline Code: pr03017
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, Vol. 2, No. 2, 2003, pp. 239-241

 en Short Communication - Studies of antimicrobial activity and chemical constituents of Ximenia americana check for this species in other resources
D. S. Ogunleye and S. F. Ibitoye

Abstract

Ximenia americana check for this species in other resources is a plant that is used in traditional medicine for the treatment of malaria, leproutic ulcers and skin infections of mixed origin in Northern parts of Nigeria. To evaluate the scientific basis for the use of the plant, the antimicrobial activities of extract of the leaves were evaluated against six common bacterial isolates. Chemical constituents of the extract were also determined. The extract of was active against the test organisms including Escherischia coli check for this species in other resources , Pseudomonas aeruginosa check for this species in other resources and Candida albicans check for this species in other resources . Tannins, flavonoids, alkaloids, saponins, anthrax-quinones, starch, general glycosides and bitter principles were found to be present in the extract.

Keywords
Antimicrobial activity, chemical constituents leaves extract, Ximenia americana

 
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