Natural Products Chemistry & Research

Natural Products Chemistry & Research
Open Access

ISSN: 2329-6836


Peter Jagri

Quality Control Department, Salom Pharmacy Limited, Kumasi, Ghana

  • Research Article   
    Evaluation of the Phytochemical Constituents and Antimicrobial Activities of Methanolic, Ethyl Acetate and Petroleum Ether Extracts of the Stem Bark of Heisteria parvifolia.
    Author(s): Sylvenus Aguree* and Peter Jagri

    The search for novel drugs is gaining prominence from plant sources due to the abundance of bioactive constituents in plants. This research established the bioactive constituents and antimicrobial activities of the stem bark extracts (Methanol, ethyl acetate and petroleum ether) of Heisteria parvifolia. The Phytochemical screening revealed the presence of tannins, flavonoids, glycosides, reducing sugars, saponins and anthraquinones. The methanolic extract tested positive for tannins, flavonoids, glycosides, cardiac glycosides, reducing sugars, anthraquinones and saponins while the petroleum ether extracts tested positive for glycosides, reducing sugars, terpenoids and cardiac glycosides. The three different extracts were tested against the common micro-organisms that affect human. In all, three gram positive organisms, six gram negative organisms were used. The methanolic ext.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2329-6836.19.7.363

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