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International Journal of Tropical Medicine
Year: 2006 | Volume: 1 | Issue: 3 | Page No.: 103-106
Antibacterial Effects of Three Selected Chewing Stick Extracts on Lactobacillus Sp.
A.Owoseni Abimbola and Ogunnusi Tolulope
 
Abstract: Studies were carried out on the sensitivity of a predominant bacterium causing oral infections -dental caries in particular - to three local chewing stick extracts. The extracts were from Fagara xanthoxyloides (Pako Ata); Garcinia kola (Pako Orogbo) and Anogeissus leiocarpus (Pako Ayin). The sensitivity of the test organism Lactobacillus sp. to the different extracts by the ditch plate method was carried out. Hot and cold water and hot and cold ethanol were used to extract from the chewing sticks. Anogeissus leiocarpus was the most effective of all the different extracts used. Garcinia kola showed medium effectiveness all through although, the hot ethanolic extract showed the most powerful action while Fagara xanthoxyloides was not effective in the water extracts.
 
How to cite this article:
A.Owoseni Abimbola and Ogunnusi Tolulope , 2006. Antibacterial Effects of Three Selected Chewing Stick Extracts on Lactobacillus Sp.. International Journal of Tropical Medicine, 1: 103-106.
URL: http://medwelljournals.com/abstract/?doi=ijtmed.2006.103.106