Event Title

A Study on Hypoxis hemerocallidea

Advisor(s)

Dr. John Thurmond, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Location

Room B116

Start Date

26-4-2019 9:45 AM

End Date

26-4-2019 10:00 AM

Abstract

Approximately 80% of the global population still relies on medicinal plants. Medicinal plants are especially prominent in developing countries and isolated communities. One of the most common plants used to treat diseases such as tuberculosis, AIDS, and many other illnesses, is Hypoxis Hemerocallidea (African Potato). A powdered sample was acquired from a company rooted in South Africa and a capsule sample was acquired from a company based in New York. After testing the samples for purity with NMR and TLC tests, the samples were determined as being unpure and both samples were extracted using ethyl acetate. The purity of these samples was tested using TLC tests. The properties of both samples were studied by testing the antimicrobial properties against Bacillus subtilis, Enterococcus raffinosus, Acinetobacter baylyi, Pseudomonas putida, Pseudomonas fluorescens, and E. coli/DH5a using the Kirby-Bauer method. These tests showed that the African Potato was very effective against Acinetobacter baylyi.

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Apr 26th, 9:45 AM Apr 26th, 10:00 AM

A Study on Hypoxis hemerocallidea

Room B116

Approximately 80% of the global population still relies on medicinal plants. Medicinal plants are especially prominent in developing countries and isolated communities. One of the most common plants used to treat diseases such as tuberculosis, AIDS, and many other illnesses, is Hypoxis Hemerocallidea (African Potato). A powdered sample was acquired from a company rooted in South Africa and a capsule sample was acquired from a company based in New York. After testing the samples for purity with NMR and TLC tests, the samples were determined as being unpure and both samples were extracted using ethyl acetate. The purity of these samples was tested using TLC tests. The properties of both samples were studied by testing the antimicrobial properties against Bacillus subtilis, Enterococcus raffinosus, Acinetobacter baylyi, Pseudomonas putida, Pseudomonas fluorescens, and E. coli/DH5a using the Kirby-Bauer method. These tests showed that the African Potato was very effective against Acinetobacter baylyi.