Combretum woodii (Combretaceae) leaf extracts have high activity against Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria

@inproceedings{Eloff2005CombretumW,
  title={Combretum woodii (Combretaceae) leaf extracts have high activity against Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria},
  author={Jacobus Nicolaas Eloff and James Olusanya Famakin and David R. Katerere},
  year={2005}
}
Dried ground leaves of Combretum woodii were extracted with 10 different solvents (hexane, diisopropyl ether, diethyl ether, methylene dichloride, ethyl acetate, tetrahydrofuran, acetone, ethanol, methanol and water) to determine the best extractant for subsequent isolation and characterization of antibacterial compounds. With the exception of the water extract, which had no antibacterial activity, the other extracts were bioactive with at least one of them exhibiting minimum inhibitory… CONTINUE READING

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