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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 of… Expand
Enhancement of aminoglycosides and β-lactams antibiotic activity by essential oil of Lippia sidoides Cham. and the Thymol
- Helenicy N. H. Veras, F. Rodrigues, M. A. Botelho, I. Menezes, H. D. Coutinho, José G. M. Costa
- 1 May 2017
Abstract Natural products from plants can alter the effect of antibiotics, by increasing or reducing its activity. Lippia sidoides Cham. (Verbenaceae) is a bush found in the Northeastern region of… Expand
Práticas terapêuticas tradicionais: uso e conhecimento de plantas do cerrado no estado de Pernambuco (Nordeste do Brasil)
This work aims to record the therapeutical practices of the community Catole utilizing local diversity of medicinal plants verifying the v...
In vitro anti-staphylococcal activity of Hyptis martiusii Benth against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: MRSA strains
This is the first report about the antibacterial activity of Hyptis martiusii Benth. In this study the ethanol extract of H. martiusii was tested for its antimicrobial activity against strains of… Expand
Chemical composition and possible use as adjuvant of the antibiotic therapy of the essential oil of Rosmarinus officinalis L.
Rosmarinus officinalis L. (rosemary) essential oil (REO) was tested for its antimicrobial activity alone and in combination with conventional antibiotics used against Staphylococcus aureus,… Expand
Antibacterial Properties of Pequi Pulp Oil (Caryocar coriaceum – WITTM.)
- José G. M. Costa, S. A. Brito, Eidla M. M. Nascimento, M. A. Botelho, F. Rodrigues, H. D. Coutinho
- 25 February 2011
Pequi fruits have a high nutritional value, and they are rich in protein and vitamins. This work reports the results of the chemical characterization and antibacterial activity of “pequi” fruit pulp… Expand
The genus Cordia: botanists, ethno, chemical and pharmacological aspects
- Edinardo F. F. Matias, E. F. Alves, M. K. N. Silva, V. R. Carvalho, H. D. Coutinho, José G. M. Costa
- 1 September 2015
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 subtropical… Expand
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 in… Expand
Phenolic composition and in vitro activity of the Brazilian fruit tree Caryocar coriaceum Wittm.
Abstract Introduction Caryocar coriaceum Wittm. (Caryocaraceae) is a plant found in the region of Araripe (Ceara State, Brazil) and is widely used in folk medicine. The present work aimed to evaluate… Expand
Cytoprotective effect against mercury chloride and bioinsecticidal activity of Eugenia jambolana Lam.
Abstract The fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster is often utilized in genetic research, and in the last decades, it has become one of best organisms for studies of human diseases and toxicological… Expand