P.M. NJOGUI, G.N. THOITHI, J.W. MWANGI, F.N KAMAU, I.0. KIBWAGE, S.T. KARlUKI, A. YENESEW, H.N. MUGOI AND J.M. MWALUKUMBI. Phytochemical and Antimicrobial Investigation of Girardinia diversifolia (Link) Friis (Urticaceae)

Citation:
"P.M. NJOGUI, G.N. THOITHI, J.W. MWANGI, F.N KAMAU, I.0. KIBWAGE, S.T. KARlUKI, A. YENESEW, H.N. MUGOI AND J.M. MWALUKUMBI. Phytochemical and Antimicrobial Investigation of Girardinia diversifolia (Link) Friis (Urticaceae)." East and Central Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences. 2011;14(3):89-94.

Abstract:

Root and stem extracts of Girardinia diversifolia exhibited varying degrees of activity
against Bacillus pumilus, Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Aspergillus niger,
Candida albicans and Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Three compounds namely ~-sitosterol, 7bydroxysitosterol
and 3-bydroxystigmast-5-en-7-one, were isolated from the petroleum
ether root extract. The present study gives scientific credence to the traditional use of
Girardinia diversifolia in the management of microbial infections.

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