ALCHORNEA LAXIFLORA PDF

A shrub or forest understorey tree to 6 m high, from N and S Nigeria and W Cameroons; also widespread in central, eastern and southern tropical Africa. Alchornea laxiflora leaf extract was tested against a range of microorganisms using standard microbiological methods for antimicrobial. Media in category “Alchornea laxiflora”. This category contains only the following file. Alchornea laxiflora, gepersde blare,

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Alchornea laxiflora

The phytochemical analyses of A. The dried leaves were milled into a fine powder and later stored in an air-tight bag until use. Kenya Literature Bureau, Nairobi, Kenya. Alchornea laxiflora 2 Anthocyanins x – paxiflora – gif www. Medpharm Scientific, Stuttgart, Germany. The leaf sap and root decoction are drunk to treat pain in neck and shoulders. The phytochemical assay of the leaf extract of A.

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Samples were taken from plates with no visible growth in the MIC assay and subcultured onto freshly prepared nutrient agar plates for bacteria and malt extract medium for fungi. The antioxidant activities of the leaves are interesting as well, and more research is needed to elucidate the effectiveness under laxifllra conditions. Indexed in Science Citation Index Expanded. Medicinal plants of East Africa. Medicinal plants have been in existence since creation and these plants synthesize a wide variety of phytochemicals which include alkaloids, tannins, flavonoids, steroids, saponins, and phenols, which are all useful sources of medicine [ 1 ].

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Determination of Antibiograms of A. The plates were left on the laboratory bench for 24 hours to observe their sterility. The MIC exhibited by the leaf extract of A. Alternaria species is a plant pathogen capable of causing hay fever in humans leading to asthma [ 16 ]; thus, the extract may be a prototype for future drugs in the management of respiratory tract complications such as asthma.

This is an indication of broad spectrum activities exhibited by A. Laxiflorw minimum inhibitory concentrations MICs and the minimum bactericidal concentrations MBCs exhibited by the extract oaxiflora test bacteria ranged between 0.

Other authors, Oloyede et al. Bioactive lasiflora constituents from Alchornea laxiflora Benth. The leaf infusion of the plant is often used in folklore medicine as antimalarial [ 4 ]. Alchornea laxiflora Syntype of Alchornea schlechteri Pax View at Google Scholar G.

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Scopulariopsis brevicaulis a pathogen known to be resistant to broad spectrum antifungal agents [ 18 ] was also susceptible to the effects of this plant extract. All the above mentioned dermatophytes have been implicated as causative agents of infections ranging from tinea capitis to ringworm, most especially among African children [ 17 ].

This is one of the reasons why Yoruba tribe of Southwestern Nigeria referred to A. Table of Contents Alerts. It is also a common ingredient in herbal antimalarial zlchornea.

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The MBC or MFC was taken as the concentration of the extract that did not show any bacterial or fungal growth on fresh agar medium. Click on “show more” to view them. The results obtained from this study thus support the use of Alchornea laxiflora in folklore remedies for the treatment of infections caused by microorganisms.

Citation in scholarly articles. Abstract Alchornea laxiflora leaf extract was tested against a range of microorganisms using standard microbiological methods for antimicrobial activities. In Tanzania the ground leaves are taken in water to treat hernia. Flora of Tropical East Africa.

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Introduction Medicinal plants have been in existence since creation and these plants synthesize a wide variety of phytochemicals which include alkaloids, tannins, flavonoids, steroids, saponins, and phenols, which are all useful sources of medicine [ 1 ].

Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. The susceptibilities of these pathogens to the leaf extract of A. The sensitivity patterns, minimum inhibitory concentrations MICsand minimum fungicidal concentrations MFCs exhibited by Alchprnea laxiflora crude leaf extract against tested fungal isolates. There are 2 Wikipedia citations related to Alchornea laxiflora Benth.