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African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines
African Ethnomedicines Network
ISSN: 0189-6016
Vol. 5, No. 3, 2008, pp. 226-229
Bioline Code: tc08033
Full paper language: English
Document type: Review Article
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African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines, Vol. 5, No. 3, 2008, pp. 226-229

 en Antimicrobial Effects Of Three Tropical Plant Extracts On Staphylococcus aureus check for this species in other resources , Escherichia coli check for this species in other resources And Candida albicans
Okigbo, R. N. & Mmeka, E. C.

Abstract

Antimicrobial activities of the leaf extracts of Cymbopogon citatrus check for this species in other resources (lemongrass) and Vernonia amygdalina check for this species in other resources (bitter leaf ) and the seed extracts of Garcinia kola check for this species in other resources (bitter kola) were carried out. G. kolahad effect only on Staphyococcus aureus and Escherıchıa coli with no inhibition on Candida albicans check for this species in other resources . Ethanol, cold water and hot water extracts of Vernonia amygdalina and Cymbopogon citratus showed inhibition on the three organism but G. kolaethanol, cold water and hot water extracts only inhibited S. aureus and E. coli with no inhibition on Candida albicans. The organism’s susceptibility varied with more inhibition to S. aureus and least to Candida albicans.

Keywords
Antimicrobials, , plant extracts, Garcina, Vernonia, Cymbopogon

 
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