ANTIBACTERIAL POTENTIAL OF Chromolaena odorata WOOD ASH ON SOME BACTERIAL ISOLATES

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Published: 2015-06-26

Page: 24-30


O. G. PIPI *

Department of Zoology & Environmental Biology, College of Natural Sciences, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Umuahia, Abia State, Nigeria

O. D. OMODAMIRO

Department of Biochemistry, College of Natural Sciences, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Umuahia, Abia State, Nigeria

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

The capacity to identify and analyze inhibitory components in plant by-products is imperative to prevent and effectively treat infections caused by these pathogenic microorganisms. Ethanol extracts of Chromolaena odorata wood ash were investigated for In-vitro inhibitory activity against isolated bacteria namely Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus epidermidis, Escherichia coli and Streptococcus spp. The agar well diffusion method was used to investigate for the inhibitory properties of this wood ash extract. Results from the susceptibility tests showed that the wood ash extracts of Chromolaena odorata at varying concentrations inhibited the growth of all test organisms. Test wood ash extract of Chromolaena odorata exhibited MIC values ranging from 13.0 mg/mL to 12.5 mg/mL.

 

Keywords: Chromolaena odorata wood ash, inhibitory effect, plant nanomaterials, ethanol extracts


How to Cite

PIPI, O. G., & OMODAMIRO, O. D. (2015). ANTIBACTERIAL POTENTIAL OF Chromolaena odorata WOOD ASH ON SOME BACTERIAL ISOLATES. Journal of International Research in Medical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 5(1), 24–30. Retrieved from https://ikprress.org/index.php/JIRMEPS/article/view/1329

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