Evaluation of the flora of Puerto Rico for in vitro antiplasmodial and antimycobacterial activities.

@article{Antoun2001EvaluationOT,
  title={Evaluation of the flora of Puerto Rico for in vitro antiplasmodial and antimycobacterial activities.},
  author={Mikhail D. Antoun and Z Ramos and J Vazques and I Oquendo and George R. Proctor and Lucia Gerena and Scott G Franzblau},
  journal={Phytotherapy research : PTR},
  year={2001},
  volume={15 7},
  pages={638-42}
}
The emergence of resistant strains of Plasmodium falciparum and Mycobacterium tuberculosis underscores the need for novel drugs that are effective against these microorganisms. As part of our screening programme of the flora of Puerto Rico, we tested a number of ethanol extracts of higher plants for antiplasmodial and antimycobacterial activities. A total of 40 extracts belonging to 23 plant families and 37 species were tested for antiplasmodial activity. Five extracts demonstrated activity… CONTINUE READING