African Journal of Infectious Diseases Research

African Journal of Infectious Diseases Research ISSN 2756-3340 Vol. 8 (8), pp. 001-004, August, 2022. © International Scholars Journals

Full Length Research Paper

The use of Lawsonia inermis linn. (henna) in the management of burn wound infections

H. S. Muhammad and S. Muhammad*

Department of Biological Sciences, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, Nigeria.

Accepted 6 July, 2022


The effects of water and chloroform extracts of the leaves of Lawsonia inermis (henna plant) against the primary invaders of burnt wounds was investigated. Clinical isolates of Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus sp, Pseudemonas aeruginosa, Candida albicans, Fusarium oxysporum, and Aspergillus niger were treated with extracts of the leaves of L. inermis for antimicrobial activity using in vitro agar incorporation method and well diffusion methods respectively. The henna leaves extracts were able to inhibit the growth pattern of A. niger and F. oxysporum. Streptococcus sp. and S. aureus were also inhibited by the extracts. Inhibition of the microorganisms’ growth suggests that henna may be valuable in the management of burnt wound infections

Key words: Lawsonia inermis, burnt wounds, henna.