Research Article

Phytochemical screening and in vitro antimicrobial activities of Mimosa invisa Mart. leaves and stems

Henry C Chukwudi

Received:

10 Oct 2017

Accepted:

11 Dec 2018

Published:

11 Jun 2019

Volume:

11

Issue:

1

Keywords:

Mimosa invisa, alkaloid, antimicrobial actions, zone of inhibition, Salmonella typhi, Aspergillus flavus

Abstract:

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.