Antimicrobial activity of selected plants employed in the Spanish mediterranean area. Part II

Authors

  • M. C. Recio,

    1. Farmacognosia y Farmacodinamia, Departamento de Farmacologia y Farmacotecnia, Facultad de Farmacia, Universidad de Valencia, Avda. Blasco Ibáñez 13, 46010 Valencia, Spain
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  • J. L. Rios,

    Corresponding author
    1. Farmacognosia y Farmacodinamia, Departamento de Farmacologia y Farmacotecnia, Facultad de Farmacia, Universidad de Valencia, Avda. Blasco Ibáñez 13, 46010 Valencia, Spain
    • Farmacognosia y Farmacodinamia, Departamento de Farmacologia y Farmacotecnia, Facultad de Farmacia, Universidad de Valencia, Avda. Blasco Ibáñez 13, 46010 Valencia, Spain
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  • A. Villar

    1. Farmacognosia y Farmacodinamia, Departamento de Farmacologia, Facultad de Farmacia, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 28040 Madrid, Spain
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Abstract

The antimicrobial properties of 59 plants used in folk medicine to treat general infectious diseases were studied. The in vitro antimicrobial activity of chloroform and methanol plant extracts were assayed using the agar-streak method and 38 of them showed activity against some of the microorganisms tested. Bioautography established the probable active compounds. Inhibition bands were identified as containing terpenoids and polyphenolic compounds.

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