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Pharmacognostical Studies and Phytocompounds of Aerva lanata(Linn.) Juss. Ex Schult.
Kaliyamoorthy Jayakumar
      
 PP. 1 - 10
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ABSTRACT: Pharmacognostical studies and bio - active compounds of Aervalanata(Linn.) Juss. ex Schult. Medicinal plants have a long-standing history in many indigenous communities and continue to provide useful tools for treating various diseases. The practices of traditional medicine are based on hundreds of years of belief and observations, which predate the development and spread of modern medicine. Aervalanatais used in traditional medicine system to cure various diseases. Roots used in headache and also as demulcent. Decoction of the root is given as tonic to pregnant women and also used for the treatment of gonorrhea and kidney disorders, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, wound healing, diuretic and antioxidant activities.


Effect of Moringa Oleifera Seeds on Purification of Water Slugde from Tannery Industry
Jibrin Naka Keta, Dharmendra Singh, Israel O. Obaroh, Grace Bala Gudu and Muhammed Naka Keta
      
 PP. 11 - 21
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ABSTRACT: The present study revealed the effect of Moringa oleifera seeds on purification of tannery waste water collected from Unguwan rogo area in Sokoto metropolis. The fungi and bacterial species were identified. The fungi species identified from the tannery waste water samples include: Aspergillus niger, Aspergillus flavus, Aspergillus fumigatus, and Rhizopus stolonifer and bacterial species were: Escherichia coli, Citrobacter species, Shigella sps, Enterobacter species, Staphylococcus species and Vibrocholera species respectively. The highest percentage of occurrence was obtained in E. coli species (25.6%), the lowest was observed in Vibrocholera species (9.3%). After purification of the tannery waste water samples using the Moringa oleifera seeds, six (6) microorganisms were identified and E. coli species had the highest percentage (45.4%) and the lowest was recorded in Citrobacter species (18.2%) respectively. Moringa oleifera seeds showed highest effect on the treatment of tannery waste water and good purification with turbidity reduction of 68.8- 70% respectively.