Profiling of antimicrobial properties of Rubus keniensis Standl. Crude methanol root bark extracts against selected human pathogenic bacteria
Okemo, P. O.
Machocho, Alex K.
Mbugua, P. K.
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Rubus keniensis is a rare plant species and is used by the Ogiek community who dwell in the Mau Forest Complex in Kenya. Fruits of the plant are eaten by human when ripe while the roots are chewed against stomach ailments. Dry root bark methanol extracts was initially screened against various strains Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Enterococcus faecalisand Staphylococcus aureus and the extract showed reasonable activities against the test organisms with some giving exhibiting zones of that are good enough to advocate for further researches on plant parts. Further studies on the MIC/MBC are promising to the extent of recommending the plant for further consideration as an alternative source of treatment of wounds in Diabetics and other ailments. The involvement of pharmaceutical industry in the study has been suggested for purposes of new drugs development.