Phytochemical screening and in vitro antimicrobial activities of Mimosa invisa Mart. leaves and stems
Henry C Chukwudi
10 Oct 2017
11 Dec 2018
11 Jun 2019
Mimosa invisa, alkaloid, antimicrobial actions, zone of inhibition, Salmonella typhi, Aspergillus flavus
Preliminary phytochemical screening was carried out and in vitro antimicrobial activities of leaves and stem of Mimosa invisa Mart. against some clinical pathogens were tested using standard techniques. Significance was measured using Duncan’s multiple range test. The inhibitory actions of the leaf and stem extracts increased with concentration. The rates of inhibition of the two extracts were low and high against Salmonella typhi and Aspergillus flavus respectively. The phytochemicals present in the plant parts had antimicrobial properties and reveal that M. invisa may have potential in pharmaceutical applications.