Evaluation of antibacterial properties of tannins isolated from Dichrostachys cinerea
AbstractCompounds of pharmacological interest (tannins) were isolated from Dichrostachys cinerea and assayed against Staphylococcus aureus, Shigella boydii, Shigella flexneri, Escherichia coli and Pseudomonas aeruginosa using the agar diffusion method. Tannins exhibited antibacterial activities against all the test microorganisms. Sh. flexneri was the most resistant to tannins isolated from the plant material followed by Sh. boydii, E. coli, Staph. aureus and P. aeruginosa respectively. Minimum
inhibitory concentration of the tannins ranged between 4.0 and 5.5 mg/ml while the minimum bactericidal concentration ranged between 4.5 and 6.0 mg/ml.