Journal of
Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology

  • Abbreviation: J. Environ. Chem. Ecotoxicol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-226X
  • DOI: 10.5897/JECE
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 197

Full Length Research Paper

Preliminary phytochemical and antimicrobial screening of Agave sisalana Perrine juice (waste)

  Ade-Ajayi A. F.*, Hammuel C., Ezeayanaso C., Ogabiela E. E., Udiba U. U.,  Anyim B. and Olabanji O.
National Research Institute for Chemical Technology, Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 06 April 2011
  •  Published: 31 July 2011



Phytochemical and antimicrobial properties of the aqueous and methanolic extract of theAgave sisalana Perrine juice (waste) were investigated to evaluate its medicinal properties. The phytochemical screening reveals the presence of saponins, glycosides, phlobatannins, terpenoids, tannins, flavonoids, cardiac glycosides in the aqueous extract of the A. sisalanaPerrine juice (waste). Steroids were absent. The methanol extract of sisal juice has more effect on Shigella dysenteriae and least on Bacilus atrophaeus. The study revealed that A. sisalana Perrine juice (waste) has the potential to be used for treatment against pathogenic organisms.


Key words: Agave sisalana Perrine, phytochemical, antimicrobial, medicinal properties.