Natural Anti-bacterial Plants
I want to find a plant which has the potential of being
anti bacterial to e.coli or pther bacteria.and i wish to know how can i
test it on certain baceria.
Various plants have demonstrated anti-bacterial properties.
"The extracts from basil, clove, guava, jambolan, lemon balm, pomegranate,
rosemary and thyme presented antimicrobial activity to at least one of the
tested microorganisms. The extracts from clove and jambolan presented the
highest activities, i. e., they were able to inhibit 9 (64.2 %) and 8 (57.1
%) types of microorganisms of interest, respectively. Moreover, they also
had the highest activity rate against antibiotic resistant bacteria, which
was 83.3 %."
You can find more in the literature, even with a simple search using
Anthony Brach Ph.D.
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Update: June 2012