ANTIMICROBIAL AGENTS FROM SOME NIGERIAN PLANTS

  • Abiodun Ogundaini Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile—Ife, Nigeria
Keywords: Piliostigma thonningii, Piliostigma reticulatum, Mitracarpus scaber, Staphylococcus aureus, Candida pseudotropicalis, Antibacterial and anti-inflammatory activities

Abstract

Amongst 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
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