Alison F Kelly

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BACKGROUND Punica granatum L. or pomegranates, have been reported to have antimicrobial activity against a range of Gram positive and negative bacteria. Pomegranate formulations containing ferrous salts have enhanced although short-term, antibacteriophage activities which are rapidly diminished owing to instability of the ferrous combination. The aim of(More)
BACKGROUND Recently, natural products have been evaluated as sources of antimicrobial agents with efficacies against a variety of micro-organisms. METHODS This report describes the antimicrobial activities of pomegranate rind extract (PRE) singularly and in combination with cupric sulphate against methicillin-sensitive and -resistant Staphylococcus aureus(More)
BACKGROUND Enhancement of antimicrobial plant products e.g. pomegranate extract by copper (II) sulphate is known. Such combinations have applications in various settings, including the identification of novel compositions to study, treat and control infection. METHODS A combination of white tea (WT) (made allowing 10 minutes infusion time at 100°C) was(More)
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