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Antimicrobial efficacy of Justicia secunda stem crude extracts

Bulus Bako, Adi Hosea Danladi, Godiya Gambo Bulus and Onumashi Afi Ushie

J. Chem. Res. Adv., 04 (02):01-04

Bulus Bako : Federal University Wukari, P.M.B 1020, Wukari, Nigeria

Adi Hosea Danladi : Federal University Wukari, P.M.B 10120, Wukari, Nigeria

Godiya Gambo Bulus : Federal University Wukari, P.M.B 10120, Wukari, Nigeria

Onumashi Afi Ushie : Federal University Wukari, P.M.B 10120, Wukari, Nigeria

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Article History: Received on: 23-May-23, Accepted on: 27-Aug-23, Published on: 30-Aug-23

Corresponding Author: Bulus Bako

Email: bakobulus01@gmail.com

Citation: Bako B, Danladi AH, Bulus GG and Ushie OA (2023). Antimicrobial efficacy of Justicia secunda stem crude extracts. J. Chem. Res. Adv., 04 (02 ):01-04


Abstract

Aim: This study was aimed to investigate antimicrobial efficacy of crude extracts from Justicia secunda stem.

Method and Materials: A total of seven pathogenic microbes, including Staphylococcus aureus, were subjected to testing against the extracts obtained using different solvents in their order of polarity.

Results: The results demonstrated selective sensitivity, with Staphylococcus aureus being the only microbe affected. Notably, methanol extracts exhibited the highest antimicrobial activity (10.5 mm zone of inhibition), followed by ethyl acetate extracts (8.0 mm zone of inhibition). The findings highlight the crucial role of solvent selection in obtaining bioactive compounds from Justicia secunda stem.

Conclusion: It was concluded that the potential of Justicia secunda as a source for developing new antimicrobial agents to combat Staphylococcus aureus infections, validating its traditional use in folk medicine.


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