Medicinal & Aromatic Plants

Medicinal & Aromatic Plants
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Onifade AK

Onifade AK


  • Conference Proceeding
    Evaluation of Antimicrobial, Antioxidant and Cytotoxic Activity of Lovoa trichiliodes Extracts and Essential Oils
    Author(s): Opawale BO, Onifade AK and Ogundare AOOpawale BO, Onifade AK and Ogundare AO

    Lovoa trichiliodes is a medicinal plant used in many African countries by traditional practitioners for the treatment of some infectious diseases. The extracts and essential oils from the leaves and stem bark of Lovoa trichiliodes were investigated for their antioxidant, antimicrobial and cytotoxic properties using standard techniques. The 2, 2-diphenyl- 1-picryl-hydrazyl scavenging activity ranged from 03.33 ± 0.03% at 0.05 mg/ml of acetone stem bark extracts to 88.14 ± 0.03% at 2.0 mg/ml of stem bark essential oil. The IC50 ranged from 0.81 ± 0.15 to 1.65 ± 0.03 for the extracts and essential oils. However, the IC50 of the leaf extract (1.65 ± 0.03) and that of the leaf oil (1.52 ± 0.03) were significantly (p ≤ 0.05) higher than that of ascorbic acid (0.40 ± 0.15) used as control. The antimicrobial assay of the samples revealed a h.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2167-0412.1000222

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