The anti-bacterial bioactivity of some medicinal lants used in productive healthcare from western,Uganda

Citation:
Kamatenesi-Mugisha M, Makawiti DW, Oryem-Origa H, Odyek O. "The anti-bacterial bioactivity of some medicinal lants used in productive healthcare from western,Uganda.". 2000.

Abstract:

Bacterial infections in rural western Uganda,particularly in women are treated using herbal medicine.The ethanolic crude plant extracts of tetradenia riparia,tithonia diversifolia and geniosporum rotundifolium some of the medicinal plants used traditionally in treating bacterial infections were tested for their activity against microorganism.Test organism used were three species of gram-positive bacteria namely staphylococcus aureus,Bacillus pumilus and Bacillus subtilis and gram-negative bacteria escherichia coli and pseudomonas aeruginosa were used for bioassay.Disk diffusion method was used to carry out the antimicrobial test and the inhibitory concentrations of both the MIC and IC of the herbal extracts were calculated Tetradenia riparia,Tithonia diversifolia and geniosprum rotundifolium showed promising results as antibacterial potential drugs. Thus plants used in traditional medicine for particular ailments are sometimes potential leads in drug discovery and development

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