ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITIES OF SELECTED ORNAMENTAL PLANTS

  • O Ogundipe Department of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria.
  • O Akinbiyi Department of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria.
  • JO Moody Department of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria.
Keywords: Ornamental plants, Ixora brachypoda, Polyscias bolfouriana, Scindapsus aureus, chemical constituents, antimicrobial activity

Abstract

The MeOH extracts of Ixora brachypoda. Polyscies bolfouriana and Scindapsus aureus exhibited significant broad spectrum antimicrobial activity against Staphylococcus aureus. Escherichia coli and yeast organism Saccharamyces cerevisiae at a concentration of 2.5mg/ml.

Key Words: Ornamental plants; Ixora brachypoda, Polyscias bolfouriana, Scindapsus aureus, chemical constituents, antimicrobial activity.

Nig. J. Nat. Prod. And Med. Vol.2 1998: 46-48
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