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Title: Antimicrobial and uterine smooth muscle activities of Albizia ferruginea extracts
Authors: Agyare, Christian
Koffour, G. A.
Mensah, A. Y.
Agyemang, D. O.
Keywords: Antimicrobial activity
Uterine smooth muscle activity
Albizia ferruginea
Leaf extract
Stem bark extract
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: Boletín Latinoamericano y del Caribe de Plantas Medicinales y Aromáticas Marzo de
Citation: Boletín Latinoamericano y del Caribe de Plantas Medicinales y Aromáticas Marzo de 2006; Volume 5, Nº 2, Page. 31 - 35.
Abstract: Albizia ferruginea is a very useful medicinal plant in Africa. Phytochemical screening of an ethyl alcohol extract of the leaves and the stem bark of this plant indicates the presence of tannins, saponins, and sterols. The extracts had significant antimicrobial activity on selected organisms. They also showed dose-dependent contractile effects on isolated uterine smooth muscles of non – gravid, and gravid Sprague – Dawley rats. This medicinal plant could therefore have a side effect of inducing abortion when used during pregnancy.
Description: An article published by Boletín Latinoamericano y del Caribe de Plantas Medicinales y Aromáticas Marzo de 2006; Volume 5, Nº 2, Page. 31 - 35.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/11242
ISSN: 0717 7917
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