Antimicrobial activity of 20 plants used in folkloric medicine in the Palestinian area.

@article{AliShtayeh1998AntimicrobialAO,
  title={Antimicrobial activity of 20 plants used in folkloric medicine in the Palestinian area.},
  author={Mohammed S Ali-Shtayeh and R M Yaghmour and Y R Faidi and Kyle A. Salem and Mohammed A. Al-Nuri},
  journal={Journal of ethnopharmacology},
  year={1998},
  volume={60 3},
  pages={265-71}
}
Ethanolic and aqueous extracts of 20 Palestinian plant species used in folk medicine were investigated for their antimicrobial activities against five bacterial species (Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Proteus vulgaris, Pseudomonas aeruginosa) and one yeast (Candida albicans). The plants showed 90% of antimicrobial activity, with significant difference in activity between the different plants. The most antimicrobially active plants were Phagnalon rupestre and… CONTINUE READING