Tsague M Valentine and Nyemb Nyunai
This study investigates the antibacterial properties and phytochemical composition of Ficus iteophylla Linn leaves, a plant traditionally used in herbal medicine. Employing methods such as Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS) for phytochemical analysis and disk diffusion and broth dilution assays for antibacterial testing, the study aims to scientifically validate the medicinal claims associated with these leaves. The research focuses on identifying key phytochemicals present in the leaves and evaluating their efficacy against common bacterial strains such as Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus. The findings are expected to provide insights into the potential use of Ficus iteophylla Linn leaves in developing natural antibacterial agents and contribute to the broader field of plant-based medicinal research.
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