A shrub or forest understorey tree to 6 m high, from N and S Nigeria and W Cameroons; also widespread in central, eastern and southern tropical Africa. Alchornea laxiflora leaf extract was tested against a range of microorganisms using standard microbiological methods for antimicrobial. Media in category “Alchornea laxiflora”. This category contains only the following file. Alchornea laxiflora, gepersde blare,

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Deciduous, erect to straggling shrub or small tree up to 7 —10 m tall, monoecious with male and female inflorescences on separate branches; bark smooth, pale grey, flaking; young shoots shortly hairy to almost glabrous. Subscribe to Table of Contents Alerts. Determination of Antibiograms of A.

BoxAH Wageningen, Netherlands. Alchornea laxiflora Syntype of Alchornea schlechteri Pax Table of Contents Alerts.

The MIC exhibited by the leaf extract of A. Small branches are used as chew sticks. Infectious diseases caused by bacteria, fungi, and viruses are still in increase and they are still the major threat to public alchornra.

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Antioxidant properties of extracts from Alchornea laxiflora Benth Pax and Hoffman. The stem, especially the branches, is alchorneq in Nigeria as chewing sticks local tooth brush for cleaning teeth while the leaves are used to preserve kola nut and alchlrnea perishable fruits and vegetables.


The plates were allowed to stand on the laboratory bench for one hour to allow for proper diffusion of the extract solution into the medium. The antioxidant activities of the leaves are interesting as well, and more research is needed to elucidate the effectiveness under different conditions. View at Google Scholar H.

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Kenya Literature Bureau, Nairobi, Kenya. Also inhibited by the extract is Staph. The minimum inhibitory concentrations as well as the minimum bactericidal concentrations were determined.

The phytochemical analysis of the alchorea extract of A. The antimicrobial activities of A. Indexed in Science Citation Index Expanded. The final concentrations regimes of 0.

From the ethyl acetate soluble fraction of the crude methanolic leaf extract the flavonoids quercetin and the quercetin-related compounds rutin and quercitrin were isolated.

Flavonoid one of the phytochemicals resident in A. View at Google Scholar M. View at Google Scholar O.

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All the above mentioned dermatophytes have been implicated as causative agents of infections ranging from tinea capitis to ringworm, most especially among African children [ 17 ]. Volume 9, part 4. Alchornea laxiflora 2 Anthocyanins x – 15k – gif www. The antimicrobial effects of the leaf extract of A. Citation in web searches. The extract was able to inhibit the growth of these pathogenic dermatophytes which is an indication that extract from this plant is a good source of antifungal compound that can be employed in pharmaceutical industries for the formulation of potent antifungal drugs.


Aspergillus species which were among the fungal isolates used and known to cause aspergillosis mainly laxilora aspergillosis were susceptible to this plant extract. This is one of the reasons why Yoruba tribe of Southwestern Nigeria referred to A. Alchornea laxiflora Prelude Medicinal Plants Database x – k – jpg www.

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The MIC was taken as the lowest concentration that will prevent the growth of the test organisms. Medicinal plants have been in existence since creation and these plants synthesize a wide variety of phytochemicals which include alkaloids, tannins, flavonoids, steroids, saponins, and phenols, which are all useful sources of medicine [ 1 ]. On the other hand, the MBC observed against the test bacterial isolates was between 1.

Citation in scholarly articles. The results obtained from their xlchornea indicate the presence of potent natural antioxidant which may be relevant in preservation of lipid food products. The preliminary phytochemical screening of the extract revealed the presence of alkaloids, tannins, flavonoids, saponins, and reducing sugars as major phytoconstituents in the extract.

The crude leaf extract of A.