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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:7, July, 2018

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
Index Copernicus ICV 2018: 95.39
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(7): 2836-2846

Antioxidant and Antibacterial Activities of Terminalia superba Engl. and Diels (Combretaceae) Bark Extracts
Kougnimon Fifamè Espérance Elvire1*, Akpovi  Dewanou Casimir1, Dah-Nouvlessounon Durand2, Boya Bawa2, Baba Moussa Lamine2 and Loko Frédéric1
1Laboratoire de Recherche en Biologie Appliquée (LARBA/ EPAC/UAC) 01BP 2009
Cotonou, Bénin
2Laboratoire de Biologie et de Typage Moléculaire en Microbiologie, Faculté des Sciences et Techniques, Université d’Abomey-Calavi, 05 BP 1604 Cotonou, Bénin
*Corresponding author

Terminalia superba (T. superba) is locally used for the treatment of various diseases, including diabetes mellitus, gastroenteritis, female infertility, abdominal pains, bacterial, fungal and viral infections. This study aimed to ascertain the antioxidant and antimicrobial activities of ethanolic and hydro-ethanolic extracts of T. superba barks. Total phenols, flavonoids, and tannins were measured in the extracts by a spectrophotometry method. The DPPH method was used to evaluate extracts antioxidant activity. The antibacterial activity was evaluated using broth micro-dilution method in vitro on Staphylococcus aureus isolated clinical strains from three skin infections (buruli ulcer, furuncles and abscesses) and a Staphylococcus aureus reference strains (Staphylococcus aureus ATCC 29213). Clinical strains were multi drug resistant with or without a virulence factor (Panton-Valentine Leukocidin (PVL).The phytochemical screening of ethanolic and hydro-ethanolic extracts of T. Superba barks revealed the presence of tannins (catechic and gallic), flavonoids, saponins, free anthracene derivatives, reducing compounds, mucilage. Ethanolic and hydro-ethanolic extracts showed antioxidant activities. Both extracts had antibacterial activities on Staphylococcus aureus ATCC 29213 and S. aureus isolated from skin infections. This study shows that T. superba has high antibacterial and antioxidant activities.

Keywords: Terminalia superba,barks, Antibacterial activity, Antioxidant activity

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Kougnimon Fifamè Espérance Elvire, Akpovi Dewanou Casimir, Dah-Nouvlessounon Durand, Boya Bawa, Baba Moussa Lamine and Loko Frédéric 2018. Antioxidant and Antibacterial Activities of Terminalia superba Engl. & Diels (Combretaceae) Bark Extracts.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(7): 2836-2846. doi:
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