IN VITRO ANTIMALARIAL ACTIVITY OF LEAVE PETROLEUM ETHER EXTRACT OF FICUS SYCOMORUS PLANT

Authors

  • Garga M. A. National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA), Bioresources Development Center, Katsina, No. 15 Dutsinma Road Behind Yan Katako Katsina, P.M.B 2140, Katsina State, Nigeria https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8934-1052
  • Ibrahim M. K. National Biotechnology Development Agency, Bioresources Development Center, Jega, Kebbi State, Nigeria
  • Mohammad A. National Biotechnology Development Agency, Bioresources Development Center, Katsina No.15 Dutsinma Road Behind Yan Katako Katsina, P.M.B 2140, Katsina State, Nigeria
  • Abdullahi H. A. National Biotechnology Development Agency, Bioresources Development Center, Katsina No.15 Dutsinma Road Behind Yan Katako Katsina, P.M.B 2140, Katsina State, Nigeria
  • Yusuf M. B. National Biotechnology Development Agency, Bioresources Development Center, Katsina No.15 Dutsinma Road Behind Yan Katako Katsina, P.M.B 2140, Katsina State, Nigeria
  • Ibrahim N. National Biotechnology Development Agency, Bioresources Development Center, Katsina No.15 Dutsinma Road Behind Yan Katako Katsina, P.M.B 2140, Katsina State, Nigeria https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9282-2914
  • Garba I. L. National Biotechnology Development Agency, Bioresources Development Center, Katsina No.15 Dutsinma Road Behind Yan Katako Katsina, P.M.B 2140, Katsina State, Nigeria
  • Bako I. National Biotechnology Development Agency, Bioresources Development Center, Katsina No.15 Dutsinma Road Behind Yan Katako Katsina, P.M.B 2140, Katsina State, Nigeria
  • Salisu B. National Biotechnology Development Agency, Bioresources Development Center, Katsina No.15 Dutsinma Road Behind Yan Katako Katsina, P.M.B 2140, Katsina State, Nigeria

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.29121/granthaalayah.v8.i12.2020.2677

Keywords:

Antimalarial, Sycomorus Plant, Petroleum

Abstract

In vitro anti-malarial activity of petroleum ether extracts of Ficus sycomorus leaves was investigated using Candle Jar method. The extractions were carried out through activity guided fractionation. Petroleum ether extract has the highest activity, at the concentration of 1mg and 0.5mg with percentage growth inhibition of (33.12 and 31.9%) respectively. These results suggest that the leaves of Ficus sycomorus plant have significant antimalarial activity and that the antiplasmodial agents might be as a result of the extract fractionated using the petroleum.

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Published

2021-01-10

How to Cite

Garga, M. A., Ibrahim, M. K., Mohammad, A., Abdullahi, H. A., Yusuf, M. B., Ibrahim, N., Garba, I. L., Bako, I., & Salisu, B. (2021). IN VITRO ANTIMALARIAL ACTIVITY OF LEAVE PETROLEUM ETHER EXTRACT OF FICUS SYCOMORUS PLANT. International Journal of Research -GRANTHAALAYAH, 8(12), 279–283. https://doi.org/10.29121/granthaalayah.v8.i12.2020.2677