Antimicrobial activities of methanolic extract of Gongronema latifolia stem on clinical isolate of Escherichia coli from diarrhoea patients

  • EI Eze
  • EO Onu
  • CA Iwueze
  • GC Ugwu
Keywords: Antimicrobial activities, Gongronema latifolia, Extracts and Escherichia coli.


This study was carried out to investigate the antimicrobial activities of Gongronema latifolia stem extract on clinical isolates of Escherichia coli from diarrhoea patients. Twenty five isolates of E. coli were obtained from stool samples of diarrhoea patients within the ages of 1-5 in Nsukka Health Centre, Nsukka. The antimicrobial activity of the methanolic extract was then carried out using agar cup diffusion technique. The result of the study showed that the E. coli was moderately sensitive to methanolic extract of G. latifolia stem. This shows that in the treatment of infections caused by E. coli, methanolic extract of G. latifolia stem may be used.

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