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Antimicrobial potential of Nymphaea lotus (Nymphaeaceae) against wound pathogens

  title={Antimicrobial potential of Nymphaea lotus (Nymphaeaceae) against wound pathogens},
  author={O. J. Akinjogunla and A. Adegoke and I. P. Udokang and B. Adebayo-Tayo},
  journal={Journal of Medicinal Plants Research},
Ethanolic extracts of Nymphaea lotus leaves were tested for antimicrobial activity against gram-positive bacteria (Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pyogenes), and gram-negative bacteria (Escherichia coli, Klebsiella Pneumoniae and Pseudomonas aeruginosa) isolated from wounds by the disc diffusion method (DDM). The result of the phytochemical analysis of the extract showed the presence of bio-active compounds such as tannins, flavonoids, alkaloids, anthraquinones, saponins, cardiac… Expand

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