Journal of Research in Chemistry
2021, Vol. 2, Issue 1, Part A
Phytochemical and biological activities of leaf extracts of Cnidoscolus aconitifolius
Author(s): Ugwuja DI, Ushie OA, Archibong CS and Magaji M
Abstract: Preliminary phytochemical investigation of sap, aqueous and ethanolic leave extract of Cnidoscolus aconitifolius revealed the presence of saponin, glycosides, flavonoids, tannins, phenolics, protein, carbohydrate, reducing sugar and protein. The ethanolic extracts of the leave gave a clear zone of inhibition against the growth of the test bacteria (Salmonella typhi, Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa). The sap extract showed considerably low zones of inhibition while the aqueous extract of the leave had no inhibition at all. Both ethanolic and aqueous extract had great antifungal property against tested fungi (Aspergillus Niger, Aspergillus flavus).
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Ugwuja DI, Ushie OA, Archibong CS, Magaji M. Phytochemical and biological activities of leaf extracts of Cnidoscolus aconitifolius. J Res Chem 2021;2(1):58-62.