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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These were later examined for the presence or absence of growth. 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 ].

Aspergillus species which were among the fungal isolates used and known to cause aspergillosis mainly bronchopulmonary aspergillosis were susceptible to this plant extract. It is also a common ingredient in herbal qlchornea preparations. There are alhornea citations in Afrirefs related to Alchornea laxiflora Benth.

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The bacterial isolates were subcultured into nutrient broth before use while the fungal laixflora were cultured in malt extract agar medium and left for seven days for proper sporulation before spores harvesting.

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Subscribe to Table of Contents Alerts. The World Health Organization considers phytotherapy in its health programmes and continues to encourage the integration of herbal cure with the orthodox medicine. The results obtained revealed the inhibition of both Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria while a wide range of fungi used were susceptible to the effects of the plant extract.


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Alchornea laxiflora

Bioactive chemical constituents from Alchornea laxiflora Benth. The phytochemical analysis of the leaf extract of A. There are 49 citation in scholarly articles related to Alchornea laxiflora Benth.

The results obtained from this study thus support the use of Alchornea laxiflora in folklore remedies for the treatment of infections caused by microorganisms. These compounds play important roles in bioactivity of medicinal plants; thus medicinal values of these plants laxifloar on the embedded phytochemicals and as such produce definite physiological actions on human body.

View at Google Scholar E. From the ethyl acetate soluble fraction of the crude methanolic leaf extract the flavonoids quercetin and the quercetin-related compounds rutin and quercitrin were isolated.

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The useful plants of West Tropical Africa. The leaf infusion of the plant is often used in folklore medicine as antimalarial [ 4 ]. The anti-oxidant activity of the root and leaf extracts have been compared with that of the standard anti-oxidant butylated hydroxyanisole.

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The final concentrations regimes of 0. Phytotherapy Research 17 7: Citation in web searches. The preliminary phytochemical screening of the extract revealed the presence of alkaloids, tannins, flavonoids, saponins, and reducing sugars as akchornea phytoconstituents in the extract. The minimum inhibitory concentrations as well as the minimum bactericidal concentrations were determined.


Alchornea laxiflora leaf extract was tested against a range of microorganisms using standard microbiological methods for antimicrobial activities. Alchornea is pantropical and comprises about 50 species, of which 6 occur in tropical Africa. Showing 0 of 0 comments. The sensitivity patterns, minimum inhibitory concentrations MICsand minimum fungicidal concentrations MFCs exhibited by Alchornea laxiflora crude leaf extract against tested fungal isolates. There are citation in web searches related to Alchornea laxiflora Benth.

Preliminary phytochemical screening revealed the alchorhea of alkaloids, cardiac glycosides, saponins and phenolic compounds in the roots, and in lower amounts, in the leaves. Medicinal plants of East Africa. Abstract Alchornea laxiflora leaf extract was tested against a range of microorganisms using standard microbiological methods for antimicrobial activities. The use of this plant for such cases can be attributed to the presence of flavonoids in their leaves. Also inhibited by the extract is Staph.

This is one of the reasons why Yoruba tribe of Southwestern Nigeria referred to A. Citation in scholarly articles.