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dc.contributor.authorOkemo, P. O.
dc.contributor.authorOmari, Amuka
dc.contributor.authorMachocho, Alex K.
dc.contributor.authorMbugua, Paul K.
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-14T08:00:24Z
dc.date.available2014-11-14T08:00:24Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.citationGlobal Journal of Science Frontier Research: B Chemistry Volume 14 Issue 4 Version 1.0 Year 2014en_US
dc.identifier.issn2249-4626
dc.identifier.issn0975-5896
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.journalofscience.org/index.php/GJSFR/article/view/1134/996
dc.identifier.urihttp://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/11651
dc.description.abstractThree 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 valuesen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherGlobal Journals Incen_US
dc.subjectnosocomialen_US
dc.subjectopportunisticen_US
dc.subjectinfectionsen_US
dc.subjectessential oils phytomedicineen_US
dc.subjectdrugsen_US
dc.titleAntibacterial 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
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