Volume 3, Issue 5, October 2015, Page: 259-263
Evaluation of the Antibacterial Activity of Seed Coat Extracts of Roselle (Hibiscus Sabdariffa L.) on Selected Antibiotic Resistant Bacterial Species
Orowale Kehinde Nathaniel, Department of Plant Science and Technology, Faculty of Natural Science, University of Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria
Agina S. E., Department of Plant Science and Technology, Faculty of Natural Science, University of Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria
Received: Sep. 18, 2015;       Accepted: Sep. 26, 2015;       Published: Oct. 15, 2015
DOI: 10.11648/j.jps.20150305.13      View  3405      Downloads  66
Abstract
This research study is on the evaluation of the antibacterial activity of Roselle (Hibiscus sabdariffa L.) seed coats using Aqueous, Ethanol, Hexane and Methanol as solvent. it was examined against selected antibiotic resistant bacterial species (Escherichia coli, Staphyloccocus aureus, Streptococcus pneumonia, Klebsiella aerogenes, Salmonella spp, Pseudomonas aeruginosa). The result evaluates the zones of inhibitions shown by each of the extracts against the test organisms which later revealed that at the various concentrations used, none of the seed coat extracts showed any inhibitory properties against the test microorganism. The phytochemical analysis of the seed coat of H. sabdariffa revealed the presence of bioactive compounds such as Alkaloids, carbohydrates, steroids, Cardiac glycosides. The result from the study reveals that the seed coat extracts of Hibiscus sabdariffa does not possess any inhibitory activity against the bacterial species examined. Notwithstanding, other areas should be exploited for its possible application.
Keywords
Hibiscus sabdariffa, Seed Coat Extracts, Antibacterial Activity, Phytochemical Analysis
To cite this article
Orowale Kehinde Nathaniel, Agina S. E., Evaluation of the Antibacterial Activity of Seed Coat Extracts of Roselle (Hibiscus Sabdariffa L.) on Selected Antibiotic Resistant Bacterial Species, Journal of Plant Sciences. Vol. 3, No. 5, 2015, pp. 259-263. doi: 10.11648/j.jps.20150305.13
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