Multiple screening of medicinal plants from Oaxaca, Mexico: ethnobotany and bioassays as a basis for phytochemical investigation.

@article{Frei1998MultipleSO,
  title={Multiple screening of medicinal plants from Oaxaca, Mexico: ethnobotany and bioassays as a basis for phytochemical investigation.},
  author={Betsie Frei and Michael Heinrich and Peter Bork and Doris Herrmann and Birgit Jaki and Tsukasa Kato and M Kuhnt and Johanna Schmitt and Wolfgang Schuehly and C Volken and Otto Sticher},
  journal={Phytomedicine : international journal of phytotherapy and phytopharmacology},
  year={1998},
  volume={5 3},
  pages={177-86}
}
Based on ethnobotanical data collected among Zapotec Indians in Mexico, nine species traditionally applied to treat skin diseases and two species used to treat gastrointestinal disorders were subjected to several bioassays as further selection criteria for phytochemical investigation. Ten were active against at least one of the pathogenic and/or non-pathogenic bacteria and one against a non-pathogenic fungus in bioautographic TLC and agar diffusion tests. Cytotoxic/antitumor potential was found… CONTINUE READING

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