Abstract: A modified Clevenger hyrodistillation apparatus was used to obtain essential oils from the leaf, stem bark and root of Vitellaria Paradoxa plant. Thin Layer Chromatographic (TLC) analysis of the oils in 1:1 and 3:1 hexane-ethyl acetate solvent mixtures gave Retention Index (RI) values indicative to the likely presence of geraniol, -pinene, D-carvone, L-carvone, Eugenol and citral. Antimicrobial and antifungal screening of the oils using a good number of pathogenic microorganism at 50-300 mg mL 1 concentrations indicated high activity on a large number of bacteria and fungi.
C.A. Obafemi , S.O. Okeniyi , O.A.Ogunbinu , T.O. Olomola and J.T.Bamgbose , 2006. Chromatographic Analysis, Antimicrobial and Antifungal Activities of Essential Oil Constituents Obtained from Vitellaria paradoxa. Research Journal of Applied Sciences, 1: 132-135.