Antibacterial effects of home-made resin salve from Norway spruce (Picea abies).

  title={Antibacterial effects of home-made resin salve from Norway spruce (Picea abies).},
  author={Merja Rautio and Arno Sipponen and Rainer Peltola and Jouni Lohi and Janne J Jokinen and Alexine Papp and Petteri J Carlson and Pentti Ilmari Sipponen},
  journal={APMIS : acta pathologica, microbiologica, et immunologica Scandinavica},
  volume={115 4},
Resin salve made from Norway spruce (Picea abies) is traditionally used in folk medicine to heal skin ulcers and infected wounds. Its antimicrobial properties were studied against certain human bacteria important in infected skin wounds. The sensitivity of the resin against Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria was studied in vitro by methods that are routinely used in microbiology laboratories. The resin salve exhibited a bacteriostatic effect against all tested Gram-positive bacteria but… CONTINUE READING


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