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Journal of Applied Sciences
  Year: 2007 | Volume: 7 | Issue: 18 | Page No.: 2696-2700
DOI: 10.3923/jas.2007.2696.2700
Anti-Microbial Evaluation of a Herbal Dental Remedy Stem Bark of Nuclea latifolia-Family Rubiaceae
Falodun Abiodun, A. Igwe and Obasuyi Osahon

Abstract:
The aim of the study was to evaluate the antimicrobial activity of the stem bark of Nuclea latifolia used as a dentrifice by the local populace. The crude powdered sample was evaluated for the chemical and antimicrobial effects. The methanolic and chloroform extracts were subjected to different organisms of clinical isolates Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Bacillus subtilis, Streptococcus varidans, Staphylococcus aerues, Penicillum nonatum, Candida albicans and Aspergillus niger. The Minimum Inhibitory Concentrations (MIC) were also obtained. The results of the study revealed significant antibacterial effect of the extracts. The study thus justifies the ethno medicinal use of the plant as a dental remedy.
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How to cite this article:

Falodun Abiodun, A. Igwe and Obasuyi Osahon , 2007. Anti-Microbial Evaluation of a Herbal Dental Remedy Stem Bark of Nuclea latifolia-Family Rubiaceae. Journal of Applied Sciences, 7: 2696-2700.

DOI: 10.3923/jas.2007.2696.2700

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=jas.2007.2696.2700

 
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