Various extracts of Entada abyssinica stem/root bark have been shown to have
antimicrobial activity using organisms : Staphylococcus aureus, S. epidermidis,
Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Bacillus megaterium, Candida albicans,
Aspergillus niger and Tricophyton mentagrophytes on solid media. Chromatographic
analysis of the bark extracts of different trees (according to age), showed them to
contain in common the components responsible for the observed antimicrobial activity
with differences observed in minor bands not of antimicrobial importance. [Continues.]
A doctoral thesis submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy at Loughborough University.