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Antibacterial and Antifungal Activities of Essential Oils from Satureia Biflora D. Don, Benth, Speng (Chepsagitiet). Lippia Javanica Burm. F.(Labotuet) and Toddalia asiatica (L) Lam. Rutaceae (Chepindoruet)

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dc.contributor.author Okemo, P. O.
dc.contributor.author Omari, Amuka
dc.contributor.author Machocho, Alex K.
dc.contributor.author Mbugua, Paul K.
dc.date.accessioned 2014-11-14T08:00:24Z
dc.date.available 2014-11-14T08:00:24Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.citation Global Journal of Science Frontier Research: B Chemistry Volume 14 Issue 4 Version 1.0 Year 2014 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2249-4626
dc.identifier.issn 0975-5896
dc.identifier.uri http://www.journalofscience.org/index.php/GJSFR/article/view/1134/996
dc.identifier.uri http://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/11651
dc.description.abstract Three plants, parts used, by the Ogiek community as medicines were collected from Marioshoni in the Mau Forest Complex in the Rift Valley of Kenya, idenfied at the National Museums in Nairobi; S. biflora Voucher No.AO/08/12/12/2006 L. javanica O/015/NMK/06/12/2007 T. asiatica Voucher No. AO/017/NMK/04/07/2007. Each plant species was steam distilled individually. All yielded oils that were separately assayed against some known pathogens that inflict maladies in humans. The two species showed some markable antimicrobial activities for instance, S. biflora was effective against S. aureus, K. pneumoniae and E. coli including all their drug resistant strains. The essential oils from all the three plant species possessed activities against all the strains of S. aureus, different zones of inhibitions L. javanica is amongst other medicinal essential oils that have been studied elsewhere and proved useful medically. However, S. biflora which has varied activities when screened in the laboratory in vitro has not been studied exhaustively. The plant oil extracts gave promising results against both Gram-ve and Gram +ve bacteria. T. asiatica showed good activities against the bacteria and some known pathogenic fungi Further studies on wet bench chemistry and GC showed known classes of compounds which are of known medicinal values en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Global Journals Inc en_US
dc.subject nosocomial en_US
dc.subject opportunistic en_US
dc.subject infections en_US
dc.subject essential oils phytomedicine en_US
dc.subject drugs en_US
dc.title Antibacterial and Antifungal Activities of Essential Oils from Satureia Biflora D. Don, Benth, Speng (Chepsagitiet). Lippia Javanica Burm. F.(Labotuet) and Toddalia asiatica (L) Lam. Rutaceae (Chepindoruet) en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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