Phytochemical and anti-microbial screening of Crude Ethanolic Extract of Aristolochia repens

Onawumi O.O.E, Oladoye S.O, Oladipo M.A, Abidakun K.T.


Aristolochia repens was extracted with 80% ethanol and the extract concentrated in vacuo to obtain the crude ethanolic extract. Phytochemical screening of the crude extract revealed the presence of steroids, terpenoids, flavonoids, anthraquinones, tannins, saponins and reducing sugar. The crude extract showed excellent to moderate inhibitory activity on Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphlococcus aureus, Proteus spp , Aspergillus flavus and Candida albican.

Key words: Aristolochia repens, phytochemical, anti-microbial, extract.

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