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Preliminary assessment of antimicrobial properties of aqueous extract of plants against infectious diseases

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Author(s): AS Adekunle | OC Adekunle

Journal: Biology and Medicine
ISSN 0974-8369

Volume: 1;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 20;
Date: 2009;
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Keywords: Antimicrobial | resistance | microbes | aqueous extracts | microorganisms

ABSTRACT
The increasing rate of development of resistance to commonly use antibiotics have led to search for newer, moreeffective, affordable and easily available drugs. In this study, aqueous extracts of mangifera indica, allium cepaand carica papaya were used against infections of E. coli, salmonella enteritis, and shigella flexneri respectively.They were observed to be effective against these infectious diseases. From these observations, it may besuggested that the plants extract may possess effective antimicrobial activities which may be explored in themanagement of these infectious diseases.
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