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 has interesting antibacterial and pain-suppressing activities, which merit further research. Determination of Antibiograms of A. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

The method described by [ 14 ] was used to determine the MIC of the extract against the test isolates. Antioxidant properties of extracts from Alchornea laxiflora Benth Pax and Hoffman. The ash of the stem pith is applied to a laxifloora neck.

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View at Google Scholar G. Table of Contents Alerts. One hundred microliters of each of the standardized bacterial and fungal suspension was evenly spread on Mueller-Hinton agar medium for bacteria and malt extract medium for the fungi using a sterile glass spreader.

This is an indication of broad spectrum activities exhibited by A. Alchornea laxiflora Syntype of Alchornea schlechteri Pax The extract was able to inhibit the growth of these pathogenic dermatophytes which is an indication that extract from this plant is a good source of antifungal compound that can be employed in pharmaceutical industries for the formulation of potent antifungal drugs.


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The MIC exhibited by the leaf extract of A. The phytochemical analysis of the leaf extract of A. The sensitivity patterns, minimum inhibitory concentrations MICsand minimum fungicidal concentrations MFCs exhibited by Alchornea laxiflora crude leaf extract against tested fungal isolates.

Alchornea laxiflora

Alchornea is pantropical and comprises about 50 species, of which 6 occur in tropical Africa. Citation in scholarly articles. Indexed in Science Citation Index Expanded. Alchornea laxiflora Prelude Medicinal Plants Database x – k – jpg www. The final concentrations regimes of 0.

Showing 0 of 0 comments. BoxAH Wageningen, Netherlands. The antioxidant activities of the leaves are interesting as well, and more research is needed to elucidate the effectiveness under different conditions.

There are citation in web searches related to Alchornea laxiflora Benth. The plates were allowed to stand on the laboratory bench for one hour to allow for proper diffusion of the extract solution into the medium. The fungal spores were harvested after sporulation by pouring mixture of sterile glycerol and distilled water to the surface of the plate and scraping the spores with sterile glass rod.

Among the Yorubas of Southwestern Nigeria, A. The crude leaf extract of A. The biologically active components of plant extracts and essential oils are used in most of the pharmaceutical industries because of their antimicrobial, antifungal, and antiviral properties.


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Subscribe to Table of Contents Alerts. Alchornea laxiflora 2 Anthocyanins x – 15k – gif www.

Other pathogenic bacteria found to be inhibited by this extract include E. Straight stems are used as fence poles. Volume 2, Families E—I.

Alchornea laxiflora leaf extract exhibited appreciable antibacterial and antifungal activities against the panel alchoenea bacteria and fungi used in this study. 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. 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.

Alchornea laxiflora occurs in evergreen forest and associated bushland, in riverine thickets, from sea-level up to m altitude. Medicinal plants of East Africa.

Kenya Literature Bureau, Nairobi, Kenya. The spores were later standardized before use. Flavonoid one of the phytochemicals resident in A. Also inhibited by the extract is Staph. The medium was poured into sterile Petri dishes and allowed to set. In Nigeria a decoction of the leaves is taken to treat inflammatory and infectious diseases.

The antimicrobial effects of the leaf extract of A. View at Google Scholar O.