Phytochemistry And The Anti-Bacterial Properties Of The Leaf Extracts Of Napolenaea imperialis (Mkpodu)

  • AJ Okonkwo
  • J Emeh
  • PC Unekwe
  • KC Chilaka
Keywords: Anti bacterial properties, leafextrats, <i>Napolenaea imperialis</i>

Abstract



Methods: Leaf of Napolenaea imperialis was chemically screened for the presence, tannins, flavonoids, alkaloids, saponins, reducing sugar, phenols, steroid, fats and oils. Result: The antimicrobial study of Napolenaea imperialis showed that the aqueous extract of this plant inhibited the growth of the test organisms in the order of klebsiella spp > Staphyoccus, aureus and Escherichia coli> Pseudomonas aeruginosa > Coliform, while the anti-microbial study of the ethanol extract of Napolenaea imperialis inhibited the growth of the test organisms in the order of klebsiella spp and Escherichia coli > Staphylococcus aureus > pseudomonas aeruginosa and Coliform. Conclusion: Its anti-microbial activities and the presence of some bioactive agents support its use in herbal medicine.

Keywords: Anti bacterial properties, leafextrats, Napolenaea imperialis

Tropical Journal of Medical Research Vol. 12 (1) 2008: pp. 14-17
Published
2009-02-18
Section
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