Vernonia

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Vernonia

plant genus of the Asteraceae family; probably contains a toxic sesquiterpene; causes liver damage, incoordination, recumbency, convulsions. Includes V. mollisima, V. rubricaulis, V. squarrosa.
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Just as the divine nature is wonderful so are Senna alata, bitter leaf and lemon grass.
Based on previous biological activities, Bitter leaf (Vernonia amygdalina), lemon grass (Cymbopogon citratus) and Senna alata were harvested from Anyigba and Dekina towns for this study.
5g each of bitter leaf, Senna alata and lemon grass powder separately in 100 ml of sterile distilled water; using a 250 ml Erlenmeyer's flask in a water bath set at 100[degrees]C for 30 minutes.
32) respectively; more than the Bitter leaf extract (1.
From the foregoing, bitter leaf, Senna alata and lemon grass possess antifungal elements that inhibit Fusariun mycelial growth using 3.
In view of this remarkable report, one could confidently suggest that Senna alata, bitter leaf and lemon grass used as medicinal herb in the controlling of certain microbial causative agents.