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Screening of some plants used in the Brazilian folk medicine for the treatment of infectious diseases.
Extracts of 13 Brazilian medicinal plants were screened for their antimicrobial activity against bacteria and yeasts. Of these, 10 plant extracts showed varied levels of antibacterial activity. PiperExpand
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Effect of Brazilian copaiba oils on Leishmania amazonensis.
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE Copaiba oil has been used in folk medicine since the 19th century. The use of copaiba oils to treat leishmaniasis is cited in several ethnopharmacological studies.Expand
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Antibacterial activity of Ocimum gratissimum L. essential oil.
The essential oil (EO) of Ocimum gratissimum inhibited Staphylococcus aureus at a concentration of 0.75 mg/ml. The minimal inhibitory concentrations (MICs) for Shigella flexineri, SalmonellaExpand
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Influence of tannins from Stryphnodendron adstringens on growth and virulence factors of Candida albicans.
OBJECTIVES The main objective of this work was to investigate the antifungal activity of a crude extract, fractions and subfractions from Stryphnodendron adstringens (Mart.) Coville, known asExpand
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Antileishmanial activity of Eugenol-rich essential oil from Ocimum gratissimum.
Leishmaniasis is a group of diseases with a large spectrum of clinical manifestations caused by protozoans of the genus Leishmania. Here we demonstrate the leishmanicidal activity of the essentialExpand
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Antileishmanial Activity of Parthenolide, a Sesquiterpene Lactone Isolated from Tanacetum parthenium
ABSTRACT The in vitro activity of parthenolide against Leishmania amazonensis was investigated. Parthenolide is a sesquiterpene lactone purified from the hydroalcoholic extract of aerial parts ofExpand
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In vitro activity of the essential oil of Cymbopogon citratus and its major component (citral) on Leishmania amazonensis
Leishmaniasis causes considerable mortality throughout the world, affecting more than 12 million people. Cymbopogon citratus (DC) Stapf, Family Poaceae, is a widely used herb in tropical countriesExpand
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Virulence and antibiotic susceptibility of Aeromonas spp. isolated from drinking water
Aeromonas isolates from tap water, mineral water, and artesian well water were investigated for their ability to produce different potential virulence factors or markers such as hemolysins,Expand
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An evaluation of antibacterial activities of Psidium guajava (L.)
The present study was designated to evaluate the antibacterial activities of aqueous and ethanol:water extracts from leaves, roots and stem bark of Psidium guajava L. The antibacterial activities ofExpand
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Characterisation of potential virulence markers in Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolated from drinking water
Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates from tap water, mineral water, and artesian well water were investigated for their ability to produce different potential virulence factors or markers such asExpand
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