Kouabenan Abo

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ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE Anthocleista djalonensis (A. Chev) and Anthocleista vogelii Planch are plants being used in West Africa traditionally to treat various diseases such as malaria, hernia, hypertension, stomach aches, hemorrhoids, syphilis, and diabetes. Diabetes causes about 5% of all deaths globally each year. Chemotherapeutic agents such as(More)
This survey was carried out in targeted areas of South West Nigeria in order to inventory plants used by traditional healers in the area for the management of diabetes mellitus. One hundred traditional healers who know and use medicinal plants for treating diabetes mellitus were interviewed. The inventory contains scientific, vernacular, common names of the(More)
The genetic and phenotypic diversity of Côte d'Ivoire Ralstonia solanacearum strains was assessed on a 168-strain collection sampled on Solanaceae both in the southern lowlands and western highlands. Phylotypes I, II, and III were prevalent, though at unexpected frequencies. Phylotype I strains (87.5%) were genetically diverse and overrepresented in all(More)
A titrimetric method is described for rapid assay of hyoscine content of organs of locally cultivated Datura metel Linn. Raw materials required (approximately 1.5 gm) are much less than those required for conventional percolation processes. Using the procedure, the flowers have been shown to be richest in hyoscine, only minimal levels of alkaloids being(More)
Suppressing the production of glucose by inhibiting a-amylase / a-glucosidase activity is one of the therapeutic approaches for decreasing postprandial hyperglycaemia and a strategy for evaluating antidiabetic activity. We investigated leaves of Spondias mombin because our previous ethnobotanical survey showed that it is used by traditional healers to(More)
ABSTRACT Seventeen isolates of Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. vasinfectum from the Ivory Coast were characterized using vegetative compatibility group (VCG), restriction fragment length polymorphism of the ribosomal inter-genic spacer region (IGS), and mating type (MAT) idiomorph, and compared with a worldwide collection of the pathogen containing all available(More)
The antimicrobial activity of Spondias mombin, Croton zambesicus and Zygotritonia crocea sourced from herbalists through an ethnobotanical survey of Egbado-South in Ogun State in Nigeria is reported. The extracts of the leaf of Spondias mombin and the stem bark of Croton zambesicus exhibited wide spectrum antibacterial effects comparable to those of(More)
This report is on the antimicrobial potential of Bridelia micrantha, Alchornea cordifolia and Boerhavia diffusa sourced from traditional healers through an ethnobotanical survey of antiinfective plants in Egbado South in Ogun State, Nigeria. Extracts of B. micrantha and A. cordifolia exhibited significant inhibitory activity against the pathogenic(More)