International Research Journal of Microbiology

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Properties of two local herbs on the causative organism of staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome (SSSS)


Daniels, A.O. and *Malomo, Olu and Alamu, A.E

The antimicrobial activities and phytochemical screening of two local herbs: Schwenkia americana and Vitellaria paradoxa was investigated against the causative agent by staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome (SSSS). The ethanol, ethyl acetate and aqueous extracts of the plants were investigated against Staphylococcus aureus. The ethanol extract of Schwenkia americana and Vitellaria paradoxa showed the highest zones of inhibition (24+1.19mm) at 100mg\ml. The phytochemical screening of the two plants revealed the presence of flavonoids, tannins, alkanoids and saponins. Antimicrobial activities against the test organism revealed the organism to be resistant to most of the antibiotics discs used except Gentamycin and Ciprofloxacin.

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