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Assessment techniques of antimicrobial properties of natural compounds of plant origin: current methods and future trends
Medicinal plants have recently received the attention of the pharmaceutical and scientific communities and various publications have documented the therapeutic value of natural compounds in a bid to… Expand
Extracts from the Shoots of Arctotis arctotoides Inhibit the Growth of Bacteria and Fungi
- A. J. Afolayan
- 1 January 2003
Acetone, methanol and water extracts obtained from the shoots of Arctotis arctotoides through shaking and homogenization, were investigated for their antimicrobial activities. Growth inhibition using… Expand
Antimicrobial activity of some medicinal plants used for the treatment of tuberculosis in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa
Artemisia afra Jacq. Ex Willd., Carpobrotus edulis L. and Tulbaghia violacea Harv. were screened for activity against Bacillus cereus, Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Staphylococcus aureus… Expand
Chemical Composition and Antibacterial Activity of the Essential Oil of Centella asiatica. Growing in South Africa
ABSTRACT In South Africa, Centella asiatica. (L.) Urb is used traditionally for the treatment of various diseases. Analyses of the essential oil of this medicinal plant revealed 11 monoterpenoid… Expand
Total Phenolic Content and Free Radical Scavenging Activity of Malva parviflora L. (Malvaceae)
Chemical Composition and Antibacterial Activity of the Essential Oil Isolated from South African Mentha longifolia (L.) L. subsp. capensis (Thunb.) Briq.
Abstract The essential oil obtained by hydrodistillation from Mentha longifolia of South Africa origin was analyzed by GC and GC/MS. A total of 31 components were identified, accounting for 99.7% of… Expand
Antibacterial and phytochemical screening of crude ethanolic extracts of Waltheria indica Linn.
The antibacterial activity and phytochemical properties of Waltheria indica Linn. was investigated, the result obtained showed that the ethanol extracts from the roots, stem and leaves were active… Expand
Antimicrobial activity of Solanum tomentosum
Acetone, methanol and water extracts from the leaves of Solanum tomentosum were investigated for their antimicrobial activities. Growth inhibition was determined using agar dilution assays against… Expand
Screening the root extracts from Biden pilosa L. var. radiata (Asteraceae) for antimicrobial potentials
Bidens pilosa L. is a medicinal plant in many regions of the world. The antimicrobial activity of the methanol, acetone and water extracts from the root of the South African ecotype was evaluated… Expand
Ethnobotanical survey of medicinal plants used in the treatment of gastrointestinal disorders in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa
An ethnobotanical survey of plants used for the treatment of gastrointestinal disorders was carried out in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa. Information on the names of plants, used parts and… Expand