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African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines
African Ethnomedicines Network
ISSN: 0189-6016
Vol. 5, No. 4, 2008, pp. 391-393
Bioline Code: tc08054
Full paper language: English
Document type: Short Communication
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African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines, Vol. 5, No. 4, 2008, pp. 391-393

 en Antimicrobial Activity of Essential Oils of Xylopia Aethiopica check for this species in other resources
Fleischer, T.C.; Mensah, M. L. K.; Mensah, A. Y.__PS; __Komlaga, G.__PS; __Gbedema, S. Y.__PS & __Skaltsa, H.

Abstract

Xylopia Aethiopica check for this species in other resources is a medicinal plant of great repute in West Africa which produces a variety of complex chemical compounds. The fresh and dried fruits, leaf, stem bark and root bark essential oils showed various degrees of activity against the Gram positive bacteria, Bacillus subtilis check for this species in other resources and Staphylococcus aureus check for this species in other resources , the Gram negative bacteria Pseudomonas aeruginosa check for this species in other resources and the yeast-like fungus Candida albicans check for this species in other resources , using the cup plate method,. However, none of the oils showed activity against Escherichia coli check for this species in other resources .

Keywords
Xylopia aethiopica, Annonaceae, Essential oils, Antimicrobial activity.

 
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