Title

Antibacterial activity of some medicinal plants of Papua New Guinea

Document Type

Article

Publication details

Leach, AJ, Leach, DN & Leach, GJ 1988, 'Antibacterial activity of some medicinal plants of Papua New Guinea', Science in New Guinea, vol. 14, no. 1, pp. 1-7.

Peer Reviewed

Peer-Reviewed

Abstract

Soxhlet acetone extracts obtained from Cycas circinalis, Morinda citrifolia, Bridelia penangiana, Tridax procumbens, Hibiscus tiliaceus and Hypericum papuanum all show antibacterial activity. The activity of the last 3 species was restricted to the Gram-positive bacterium Staphylococcus aureus.