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Evaluation of the antimicrobial activity of saponins extract of <i>Sorghum Bicolor</i> L. Moench

kO Soetan
MA Oyekunle
OO Aiyelaagbe
MA Fafunso


The n-butanol purified saponin extract of sorghum bicolor were screened for anti-bacterial activity against three pathogenic microbes; Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus and Candida albicans. The extract inhibited the growth of the S. aureus. It was concluded that the saponins have inhibitory effect on gram-positive organism but not on gram negative organism and the fungi.

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