Evaluation of Antibacterial Activity of Some Medicinal Plants Used in the Treatment of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) in Guinean Traditional Medicine
Journal of Plant Sciences
Volume 3, Issue 1-2, January 2015, Pages: 6-10
Received: Oct. 30, 2014; Accepted: Nov. 2, 2014; Published: Dec. 27, 2014
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Barry Mamadou Samba, Department of Biology, Faculty of Natural Sciences, University Julius Nyerere of Kankan, P.B. 209 Kankan, Republic of Guinea; Research and Valorization Center on Medicinal Plants of Dubreka, Dubreka, Republic of Guinea
Oulare Kabiné, Department of Biology, Faculty of Natural Sciences, University Julius Nyerere of Kankan, P.B. 209 Kankan, Republic of Guinea; Research and Valorization Center on Medicinal Plants of Dubreka, Dubreka, Republic of Guinea
Traore Mohamed Sahar, Research and Valorization Center on Medicinal Plants of Dubreka, Dubreka, Republic of Guinea
Balde Mamadou Aliou, Research and Valorization Center on Medicinal Plants of Dubreka, Dubreka, Republic of Guinea
Diallo Mamadou Saliou Telly, Research and Valorization Center on Medicinal Plants of Dubreka, Dubreka, Republic of Guinea
Camara Aïssata, Research and Valorization Center on Medicinal Plants of Dubreka, Dubreka, Republic of Guinea
Diallo Mamadou Saidou, Department of Biology, Faculty of Natural Sciences, University Julius Nyerere of Kankan, P.B. 209 Kankan, Republic of Guinea
Guilavogui Patrice, Department of Biology, Faculty of Natural Sciences, University Julius Nyerere of Kankan, P.B. 209 Kankan, Republic of Guinea
Bah Mamadou Kabirou, Environmental Research and Studies Center, Gamal Abdel Nasser University of Conakry, Conakry, Republic of Guinea
Bah Fatoumata, Department of Biology, Faculty of Natural Sciences, University Julius Nyerere of Kankan, P.B. 209 Kankan, Republic of Guinea
Sow Mamadou Alpha, Research and Valorization Center on Medicinal Plants of Dubreka, Dubreka, Republic of Guinea
Barry Raïhanatou, Research and Valorization Center on Medicinal Plants of Dubreka, Dubreka, Republic of Guinea
Soumah Fodé Salifou, Department of Biology, Faculty of Natural Sciences, University Julius Nyerere of Kankan, P.B. 209 Kankan, Republic of Guinea
Camara Fatou Souleymane, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Natural Sciences, University Julius Nyerere of Kankan, BP 209 Kankan, Republic of Guinea
Vlietinck Arnold Joseph, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Laboratory of Phytochemistry and Pharmacognosy, University of Antwerp (UIA), Antwerpen, Belgium
Vanden Berghe D. A., Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Laboratory of Microbiology and Hygiene, University of Antwerp (UIA), Antwerpen, Belgium
Balde Aliou Mamadou, Research and Valorization Center on Medicinal Plants of Dubreka, Dubreka, Republic of Guinea
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Abstract
Microbial infections such as sexually transmitted infections are very common in Guinea. Due to the high cost of conventional medicines, the pharmacopeia along with the traditional medicine remains the main medical resources for most of the Guinean populations. An ethnobotanical survey of some medicinal plants used in the traditional treatment of sexual infectious diseases in the district of Kankan led to the inventory of 33 plant species belonging to 17 families. All of the tested extracts were inactive against Salmonella typhimurium. Except the extracts of Spondias mombin and Markhamia tomentosa and Anogeissus leiocarpus which showed the highest antibacterial (62, 5 µg/ml) effect against Bacillus cereus and/or Klebsiella pneumoniae and Staphylococcus aureus, all the other extracts exhibited a narrow spectrum of antibacterial activity. This study supports partly the traditional claims of these plants as a remedy to infectious diseases.
Keywords
Guinean Traditional Medicine, Medicinal Plants, Sexually Transmitted Infections, Anti-Bacterial Activity
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Barry Mamadou Samba, Oulare Kabiné, Traore Mohamed Sahar, Balde Mamadou Aliou, Diallo Mamadou Saliou Telly, Camara Aïssata, Diallo Mamadou Saidou, Guilavogui Patrice, Bah Mamadou Kabirou, Bah Fatoumata, Sow Mamadou Alpha, Barry Raïhanatou, Soumah Fodé Salifou, Camara Fatou Souleymane, Vlietinck Arnold Joseph, Vanden Berghe D. A., Balde Aliou Mamadou, Evaluation of Antibacterial Activity of Some Medicinal Plants Used in the Treatment of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) in Guinean Traditional Medicine, Journal of Plant Sciences. Special Issue: Ethnopharmacological Investigation of Medicinal Plants. Vol. 3, No. 1-2, 2015, pp. 6-10. doi: 10.11648/j.jps.s.2015030102.12
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