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The effect of Cnidoscolus aconitifolius on multi-drug resistant micro-organisms

AA Oyagbemi, AO Ogunleye, TO Lawal, IO Azeez


This study was carried out to investigate possible bacteriostatic and bactericidal activities of Cnidoscolus aconitifolius leaf extract on multi-drug resistant micro-organisms. The antimicrobial property of C. aconitifolius leaf extract was carried out on the following multi-drug resistant microorganisms;
Escherichia coli, Klebsiella species, Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Salmonella enterica Gallinarum and Candida albicans. The results from this study show that none of the multi-drug resistant micro-organisms was sensitive to the leaf extract of C. aconitifolius.

Key words: Cnidoscolus aconitifolius, bioactivity, multi-drug resistant micro-organisms.

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