A traditional Ugandan Ficus natalensis bark cloth exhibits antimicrobial activity against methicillin‐resistant Staphylococcus aureus

  title={A traditional Ugandan Ficus natalensis bark cloth exhibits antimicrobial activity against methicillin‐resistant Staphylococcus aureus},
  author={Jonathan A. Butler and Anthony J Slate and David B Todd and Douglas Airton and Michelle Hardman and Niall A Hickey and Kirsten Scott and Prabhuraj D. Venkatraman},
  journal={Journal of Applied Microbiology},
Surgical site, soft tissue and wound infections are some of the most prominent causes of healthcare‐associated infections (HCAIs). Developing novel antimicrobial textiles and wound dressings may help alleviate the risk of developing HCAIs. We aimed to determine the antimicrobial efficacy of natural Ugandan bark cloth derived exclusively from the Ficus natalensis tree. 

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Antimicrobial study of bark from five tree species

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The growth of microbes on textiles during use and storage negatively affects the wearer as well as the textile itself. The detrimental effects can be controlled by durable antimicrobial finishing of

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The current status of botanical screening efforts, as well as in vivo studies of their effectiveness and toxicity, are summarized and the structure and antimicrobial properties of phytochemicals are addressed.