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In vitro antimicrobial activity of plants used in Cambodian traditional medicine
Chea, Aun; Jonville, Marie  ; Bun, Sok-Siya et al.
2007 • In American Journal of Chinese Medicine, 35 (5), p. 867-873
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Keywords :
Antibacterial activity; antifungal activity; Camdodian Medicinal plants
Abstract :
[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.
Disciplines :
Pharmacy, pharmacology & toxicology
Author, co-author :
Chea, Aun;  Université de la Méditerrannée
Jonville, Marie ;  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
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In vitro antimicrobial activity of plants used in Cambodian traditional medicine
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American Journal of Chinese Medicine
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Institute for Advanced Research in Asian Science and Medicine, Garden City, United States - New York
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