Title

Parasitological and microbiological evaluation of Mixe Indian medicinal plants (Mexico)

Document Type

Article

Publication details

Heinrich, M, Kuhnt, M, Wright, CW, Rimpler, H, Phillipson, JD, Schandelmaier, A & Warhurst, DC 1992, 'Parasitological and microbiological evaluation of Mixe Indian medicinal plants (Mexico)', Journal of Ethnopharmacology, vol. 36, no. 1, pp. 81-85.

Peer Reviewed

Peer-Reviewed

Abstract

Medicinal plants are an important health resource in many regions or the Americas and are or particular importance to many Indian communities. Based on a recent ethnobotanical study in Mexico, we investigated the activity of 29 plant extracts against Entamoeba histolytica, three bacteria (Bacilius subtilis, Escherichia coli, and Micrococcus luteus) and two fungi (Cladosporium cucumerinum and Penicillium oxalicum). After separation of these extracts between CH2CI2 and H2O the resulting phases were also evaluated.