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Plant Extracts as Solutions to Multi Drug Resistant, Indigofera homblei Bak.f and Martin, Fabaceae, a Plant used in Kenya against Microbial Related Conditions

Omari Amuka1*, Paul K Tarus2, A K Machocho3 and Ernest K Ruttoh4
1Department of Applied Plant Sciences, Maseno University, Kenya
2University of Eldoret Department of Chemistry, Kenya
3Department of Chemistry, Kenyatta University, Kenya
4Management Sciences for Health, Kenya
Corresponding Author : Omari Amuka
Department of Applied Plant Sciences, Maseno University
P O Box 333, Maseno, Kenya 40105
Tel: +254734424440
Email: [email protected]
Received: August 25, 2015; Accepted: September 17, 2015; Published: September 24, 2015
Citation: Amuka O, Tarus PK, Machocho AK, Ruttoh EK (2015) Plant Extracts as Solutions to Multi Drug Resistant, Indigofera homblei Bak.f and Martin, Fabaceae, a Plant used in Kenya against Microbial Related Conditions. Adv Tech Biol Med 3:140. doi: 10.4172/2379-1764.1000140
Copyright: © 2015 Amuka O, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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Multi drug resistance of pathogens to drugs has become a universal problem. The aim the study was to investigate if plants’ natural products could offer alternative solutions to the problems. Roots of the plant were collected from Keiyo District; air dried in the shade then ground into fine powder and extracted with methanol, analytical grade, which eventually evaporated using a rotor evaporator. Known amount of the resultant material was measured and dissolved using 1 ml of dimethyl sulphoxide and topped with deionized water to form a known concentration. Serial dilutions of the drug were further made. Disc diffusion methods was used in the microbial studies with registered microorganisms at the National Public Health Laboratory, Nairobi. There were indications that the plant’s extracts possessed reasonable antimicrobial activities. The other portion of the extracts was subjected to wet bench studies which revealed the presence of several classes of compounds that are known to have curative properties. It was evident that the local inhabitants are justified to use the plant in the management of various that inflict them and it was recommended that the plants extracts cytotoxicity in higher animals be evaluated so as to justify its continued used in folklore medicine. It was also recommended that the compounds in the plant be further elucidated to assess their potential as sources of new compounds that could be used by the pharmaceutical concerns in new drugs development.


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