Screening of medicinal plants from Trinidad and Tobago for antimicrobial and insecticidal properties.

@article{Chariandy1999ScreeningOM,
  title={Screening of medicinal plants from Trinidad and Tobago for antimicrobial and insecticidal properties.},
  author={C M Chariandy and Compton E Seaforth and Ralph H. Phelps and Gene V. Pollard and Bhupinder Khambay},
  journal={Journal of ethnopharmacology},
  year={1999},
  volume={64 3},
  pages={265-70}
}
Antibacterial activity in 51 extracts from 29 plant species currently used in traditional medicine in Trinidad and the neighbouring Caribbean islands was tested for by the agar dilution streak method using six bacteria: Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Salmonella tophimurium, Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus epidermidis and Enterococcus faecalis. The extracts from eight of the plants tested showed significant activity against one or more micro-organisms and the most susceptible… CONTINUE READING