ANTIMICROBIAL AGENTS FROM SOME NIGERIAN PLANTS
AbstractAmongst Nigerian plants with bioactivity are Piliostigma and Mitracarpus species. Ethyl acetate fraction of Piliostigma thonnigii contains C-methylflavonols as compounds responsible for both the antibacterial and anti-inflammatory activities of the leaves. Mitracarpus scaber has naphthoquinones known to possess a wide range of biological actions including antibacterial and antifungal activities.
Key Words: Piliostigma thonningii, Piliostigma reticulatum, Mitracarpus scaber, Staphylococcus aureus, Candida pseudotropicalis, Antibacterial and anti-inflammatory activities.
Nig. J. Nat Prod. And Med. Vol.3 1999: 26-27