“The leaves of Carica papaya are used in herbal medical practices in South East Nigeria to treat malaria and typhoid fever which engendered a probe of its chemical constituents…
The extract showed potent antimicrobial activity against Staphylococcus aureus,streptococcus faecalis, Escherichia coli and Proteus mirabilis… This research lends credence to the use of C. papaya in herbal medicine in Nigeria.”
–CHEMICAL CONSTITUENTS OF THE LEAF ESSENTIAL OIL OF CARICA PAPAYA FROM SOUTH EAST NIGERIA
AND ITS ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY
Department of Chemistry, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, P.M.B. 7267 Umuahia, Abia State, Nigeria.
IJRPC 2015, 5(1), 77-83 Igwe ISSN: 22312781 INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RESEARCH IN PHARMACY AND CHEMISTRY