Amoebicidal activity and chemical composition of Pterocaulon polystachyum (Asteraceae) essential oil

@article{Sauter2011AmoebicidalAA,
  title={Amoebicidal activity and chemical composition of Pterocaulon polystachyum (Asteraceae) essential oil},
  author={Ismael Pretto Sauter and Jaqueline Campiol dos Santos and Miriam Anders Apel and Samuel Paulo Cibulski and Paulo Michel Roehe and Gilsane Lino von Poser and Marilise B Rott},
  journal={Parasitology Research},
  year={2011},
  volume={109},
  pages={1367-1371}
}
Acanthamoeba species are free-living amoebae that constitute an etiological agent of Acanthamoeba keratitis, an illness that may cause severe ocular inflammation and blindness and has a very difficult treatment. These molecules that are found in plants may be an alternative for the development of new drugs. Plants of the genus Pterocaulon (Asteraceae) are used in folk medicine as an antiseptic and antifungal agent. In this work, we analyzed Pterocaulon polystachyum essential oil and assessed… CONTINUE READING