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Synergistic action between Caryocar coriaceum Wittm. fixed oil with aminoglycosides in vitro
The oil obtained from the Caryocar coriaceum Wittm. (pequi) fruit pulp (C. coriaceum fixed oil – CCFO), rich in fatty acids, has been secularly employed by traditional medicine in the treatment ofExpand
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Modulation of the Antibiotic Activity by Extracts from Amburana cearensis A. C. Smith and Anadenanthera macrocarpa (Benth.) Brenan
The aim of this study was to verify the possible interactions between ethanol extracts of Amburana cearensis A. C. Smith and Anadenanthera macrocarpa (Benth.) Brenan, combined with six antimicrobialExpand
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Antioxidant activity of five Brazilian plants used as traditional medicines and food in Brazil
Background: This study evaluates the radical-scavenging activity of five plants used as food and medicines in the northeastern region of Brazil. Materials and Methods: Spectrophotometric analysis ofExpand
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The genus Cordia: botanists, ethno, chemical and pharmacological aspects
Species of the genus Cordia, Boraginaceae, are widely studied with regard to the various ethnobotanical and ethnopharmacological aspects. They are found principally in tropical and subtropicalExpand
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Light-enhanced antibiotic activity of Brazilian medical plants (Croton campestris A, Ocimum gratissimum L and Cordia verbenaceae DC)
Background: Although broad-band ultraviolet (UV)-A has been described as a therapeutic option for various skin diseases, there are few studies investigating the efficacy of UV-A irradiation inExpand
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Seasonal variation of Brazilian red propolis: Antibacterial activity, synergistic effect and phytochemical screening.
The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of the dry and rainy season on the antibacterial activity and chemical composition of the Brazilian red propolis. The samples were collected inExpand
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Antibacterial and modulatory effect of Stryphnodendron rotundifolium
Context: Stryphnodendron rotundifolium Mart. (Leguminosae), a tree in Northeast Brazil (Chapada do Araripe), is used in popular medicine to treat different processes such as inflammation andExpand
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Potentiation of aminoglycoside antibiotic activity using the body fat from the snake Boa constrictor
Boa constrictor is widely used in traditional communities in many different folk remedies and products derived from it are sold in public markets throughout northeastern Brazil and as its body fatExpand
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Antibacterial and modifying-antibiotic activities of the essential oils of Ocimum gratissimum L. and Plectranthus amboinicus L.
Abstract Introduction Developing resistance to antimicrobial agents is increasingly observed for many microorganisms is increasingly becoming a problem worldwide. The aim of the present work was toExpand
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Modulation of the norfloxacin resistance in Staphylococcus aureus by Cordia verbenaceae DC
Background & objectives: Several chemical compounds isolated from natural sources have antibacterial activity and some enhance the antibacterial activity of antibiotics reversing the naturalExpand
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