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ANTISEPTIC AND COAGULATION PROPERTIES OF CRUDE EXTRACTS OF MORINGA OLEIFERA SEEDS FROM NORTH EAST OF NIGERIA

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Author(s): NWAIWU N.E. | IBRAHIM W.I. | RAUFU I.A.

Journal: Journal of Applied Phytotechnology in Environmental Sanitation
ISSN 2088-6586

Volume: 1;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 51;
Date: 2012;
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Keywords: Antimicrobial and coagulation activity | aqueous extracts | growth inhibitions

ABSTRACT
The aim of this paper is to determine the difference between the antimicrobial and coagulation activity of crude extracts of Moringa oleifera grown in different parts of North East, Nigeria. Moringa oleifera seeds were plucked from trees in three states of the North East Nigeria namely Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States. The results indicated that crude aqueous extracts of Borno Moringa oleifera, Yobe Moringa oleifera and Adamawa Moringa oleifera showed different degrees of growth inhibitions to microorganisms. Statistically the origin of Moringa oleifera seed had no significant influence on its antimicrobial properties from the present work. On coagulation the Moringa oleifera seed from Adamawa State had the fastest turbidity removal rate of 18NTU/minute within the first 30minutes. This was faster than 12.4NTU/minute and 15.53NTU/minute for Moringa oleifera samples from Yobe and Borno states respectively within the same time interval.
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