International Journal of Pharmaceutical Science and Research

International Journal of Pharmaceutical Science and Research


International Journal of Pharmaceutical Science and Research
International Journal of Pharmaceutical Science and Research
Vol. 1, Issue 4 (2016)

Synergistic Antioxidant and Anti-bacterial Activities of Croton zambesicus Müll.-Arg. (Euphorbiaceae) Leptoderris micrantha Dunn (Fabaceae) and Carpolobia lutea G. Don (Polygalaceae)


Famobuwa OE, Oloyede HO, Bello IJ

The objective of this research was to evaluate, comparatively, the anti-oxidant and anti-bacteria properties of the mixture and the individual plants to ascertain if there is need for the continuous use of the herbal mixture as a pro-fertility therapy. The standard methods used to investigate the antioxidant activity were the standard methods of 1, 1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl and Ferric Reducing Antioxidant Property (FRAP). Anti-bacterial activity was evaluated by the Agar well Diffusion method. The herbal mixture performed better as an anti-oxidant agent than its constituent herbal plants. As an antibacterial agent, it compared favourably with C. zambesicus but better than L. micrantha and C. lutea. The herbal mixture had a better antioxidant activity than any of the constituent herbal plants while C. zambesicus performed slightly better than the mixture and L. micrantha compared favourably with the mixture as anti-bacterial agents. Based on these findings, its use should be encouraged as a pro-fertility herbal therapy.
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Famobuwa OE, Oloyede HO, Bello IJ. Synergistic Antioxidant and Anti-bacterial Activities of Croton zambesicus Müll.-Arg. (Euphorbiaceae) Leptoderris micrantha Dunn (Fabaceae) and Carpolobia lutea G. Don (Polygalaceae). International Journal of Pharmaceutical Science and Research, Volume 1, Issue 4, 2016, Pages 05-08
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