American Journal of Biomedical and Life Sciences

Volume 2, Issue 3, June 2014

  • Chemical Composition, Antibacterial and Antifungal Activity of the Essential oil of Pinus Patula Growing in Rwanda

    Tomani Jean Claude, Murangwa Christine, Bajyana Songa, Mukazayire Marie Jeanne, Ingabire Mukazi Goretti, Chalchat Jean Claude

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 3, June 2014
    Pages: 55-59
    Received: 12 May 2014
    Accepted: 5 June 2014
    Published: 20 June 2014
    Abstract: Essential oils and their components are increasingly spreading as naturally occurring antimicrobial agents. In this work the chemical composition and the antimicrobial properties of Pinus patula essential oils, a wild Pinaceae, which grows in several regions of Rwanda, were characterized and assessed. The essential oil was obtained by steam distill... Show More
  • Antiplasmodial Activity of Aqueous leaf Extract of Cymbopogon citratus against Plasmodium falciparum Infected Rats

    Shekins Osheke Okere, Janet Olayemi Sangodele, Eunice Ogunwole, Moses Dele Adams, Mercy Omoye Shafe

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 3, June 2014
    Pages: 60-64
    Received: 9 June 2014
    Accepted: 20 June 2014
    Published: 10 July 2014
    Abstract: In Nigeria, malaria is a major public health problem and there are high cost of the effective antimalarial drugs, poor quality drugs and increased emergence of Plasmodial resistance. Thus, there is a need for alternative source of medicine in malaria treatment and prevention. The antimalarial potential of aqueous leaf extracts of Cymbopogon citratu... Show More