Evaluation of the Antimicrobial and Phytochemical Properties of Oil from Castor Seeds ( Ricinus communis Linn )

  title={Evaluation of the Antimicrobial and Phytochemical Properties of Oil from Castor Seeds ( Ricinus communis Linn )},
  • Momoh
  • Published 2012
The antimicrobial activity of the essential oil of castor (Ricinus communis) seeds extracted using soxhlet extractor in 98% nhexane was assessed using in-vitro assay. Twenty microorganisms made up of fourteen bacteria and six fungi were used in the bioassay. Comparatively, bacteria were found to be more susceptible than fungi. The minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) of the extract was found to range between 6.25 mg/ml and 12.50 mg/ml for bacteria while that of fungi ranged from 12.50mg/ml to… CONTINUE READING


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