A comparative study of a local plant extract as a possible potential medicated agent in the soap industry

  • IO Oboh
  • EO Aluyor
Keywords: Extraction, ethanol, water, microorganisms, soap agent


This experimental study compared the extracts from an indigenous plant (Chromoleana odorata). The extraction was carried out using ethanol and distilled water as solvents. The extracts obtained using both solvents
were separately applied on three microorganisms namely Staphylococcus aureaus, Echerichia coli and Aspergillus niger. The results showed that Chromolaena odorata leaf extracts were effective in inhibiting the microorganisms used for the study at concentration ranging from 0.06 to 0.12 g/ml for the extract with ethanol as solvent and 0.07 to 0.10 g/ml for the extract with distilled water as solvent. From the results both extracts could be applied as potential medicated agents in the production of soap.

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