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International Journal of Agricultural and Applied Sciences, December 2022, 3(2):35-40


ISSN: 2582-8053



Research Article


Phytochemical and antibacterial activity of stem bark extract of Cordia africana Lam.


Salaudeen, A.A.1, Dangoggo, S.M.2, Faruq, U.Z. 2 and Mshelia, H.E.3

1Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Abdu Gusau Polytechnic Talata Mafara, Zamfara State, Nigeria.
2Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto, Sokoto State, Nigeria.
3Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto, Sokoto State, Nigeria.

Corresponding author e-mail: adamusalaudeen@ymail.com

(Received: 05/07/2022; Revised: 15/10/2022; Accepted: 30/10/2022)



Traditional African medicine treats microbiological infections with Cordia africana. The maceration method was used to extract powder samples in stages using hexane, chloroform, ethyl acetate and methanol. The presence of carbohydrates, anthraquinones, phenols, proteins, amino acids, saponins, tannins, flavonoids, alkaloids and triterpenoids/steroids were tested in the extracts by conventional phytochemical screening.  The study provides evidence-based support for the use of Cordia africana by healers in the treatment of microbial diseases and has the potential to be used in medicine.

Keywords: Phytochemical, microorganisms and Cordia africana.