© Global Journal Of Pure And Applied Sciences . 2009. Vol. 15 No. 3
Publisher: Bachudo Science Co. Ltd
Antibacterial Activity and Medicinal Properties of Ginger (ZINGIBER OFFICINALE)
S. P. Malu, G. O. Obochi, E. N. Tawo, B. E. Nyong
KEYWORDS: Ginger, Antibacterial activity, inhibition of bacterial growth, medicinal properties and bacterial infections.
ABSTRACT:The antibacterial activity and medicinal properties of ginger extracts were studied. Ginger extracts were obtained using solvents, n-hexane, ethyl acetate, ethanolic soxhlet and water. The extracts were assayed for antibacterial activity and bacterial growth inhibition activity. The results showed that all the extracts except the water extract have antibacterial activity and that the inhibition of bacterial growth was dose dependent. The results also showed that ginger extracts possesses antibacterial properties and could be used for the treatment of bacterial infections.
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