Pharmacological screening of six Amaryllidaceae species.

  title={Pharmacological screening of six Amaryllidaceae species.},
  author={Esameldin Elgorashi and Johannes van Staden},
  journal={Journal of ethnopharmacology},
  volume={90 1},
Dichloromethane and 90% methanol extracts of different parts of 6 Amaryllidaceae species were investigated for anti-inflammatory (COX-1 and COX-2), antibacterial and mutagenic (Salmonella/microsome test strain TA98) activities. Antibacterial activity was carried out using disc diffusion assay against three Gram-positive (Bacillus subtilis, Staphylococcus aureus and Microccus luteus) and two Gram-negative (Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae) bacteria. With the exception of the leaf of… CONTINUE READING