PROMOTING ACCESS TO AFRICAN RESEARCH

African Journal of Biotechnology

Log in or Register to get access to full text downloads.

Remember me or Register



Traditional use, antibacterial activity and antifungal activity of crude extract of Aloe excelsa

RM Coopoosamy, ML Magwa

Abstract


The fleshy leaves and roots of most species within the Aloe family are used in many traditional treatments (Mabberley, 1987). Traditional healers and indigenous people utilize mainly the leaf sap of this genus widely for the treatment of wounds, burns, rashes, itches, cracked lips and cracked skin
(Cera et al., 1980). Antimicrobial activities on the crude extract of Aloe exclesa was carried out in attempts to validate the use by traditional healers in the use of there latex and gel exudates for various medicinal ailments.



http://dx.doi.org/10.5897/AJB2007.000-2377
AJOL African Journals Online