Phytochemical and Antimicrobial Screening of the Stem Bark Extracts of Pterocarpus erinaceus (Poir)

  • AF Gabriel
  • HO Onigbanjo
Keywords: <i>Pterocarpus erinaceus</i>, antimicrobial activity, phytochemical screening

Abstract

The stem bark of Pterocarpus erinaceus was successively extracted with n-hexane, ethyl acetate and methanol using a soxhlet extractor. Antimicrobial screening was carried out on some pathogens and the result showed a broad spectrum of activity against Bacilus subtilis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli and Candida albican. Phytochemical screening revealed the presence of tannins, flavonoids, phenols and saponins. Keywords: Pterocarpus erinaceus, antimicrobial activity, phytochemical screening
Published
2010-07-21
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