Reference : In vitro antimicrobial activity of plants used in Cambodian traditional medicine
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Human health sciences : Pharmacy, pharmacology & toxicology
In vitro antimicrobial activity of plants used in Cambodian traditional medicine
Chea, Aun [Université de la Méditerrannée]
Jonville, Marie mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département de pharmacie > Pharmacognosie >]
Bun, Sok-Siya [Université de la Méditerrannée]
Laget, Michèle [Université de la Méditerrannée]
Elias, Riad [Université de la Méditerrannée]
Duménil, Gérard [Université de la Méditerrannée]
Balansard, Guy [Université de la Méditerrannée]
American Journal of Chinese Medicine (The)
Institute for Advanced Research in Asian Science and Medicine
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Garden City
[en] Antibacterial activity ; antifungal activity ; Camdodian Medicinal plants
[en] The purpose of the present study was to screen 27 plant species used in the traditional medicine of Cambodia for in vitro antibacterial and antifungal activities. Thirty-three methanolic extracts were tested against Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus, Mycobacterium smegmatis and Candida albicans. Screened by disk diffusion assay, the extracts showed antimicrobial activity especially on Gram-positive bacteria. None of the crude methanolic extracts showed activity against P. aeruginosa. Twenty-five selected extracts were evaluated using a micro-dilution test. Harrisonia perforata (roots) and Hymenodictyon excelsum (bark) exhibited a bactericidal effect against S. aureus at a concentration of 500 μg/ml. Azadirachta indica (bark), Harrisonia perforata (roots and stem) and Shorea obtusa (roots) exhibited a bactericidal effect against M. smegmatis at 250 μg/ml.
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