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Antimicrobials from plants

With the lack of effective antibiotics rapidly becoming a global issue, research into sourcing potential new antimicrobials from plant products is important. This collection of articles published in Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials highlights research investigating different plant sources which have been found to have antimicrobial properties. If you would like your manuscript to be considered for this collection, please indicate so at the time of submission.

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  1. Content type: Review

    Throughout the genetic and physiological evolution of microorganisms, the microbiological sciences have been expanding the introduction of new therapeutic trials against microbial diseases. Special attention h...

    Authors: Bruna Vidal Bonifácio, Matheus Aparecido dos Santos Ramos, Patricia Bento da Silva and Taís Maria Bauab

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2014 13:54

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  2. Content type: Research

    The emerging resistance of pathogen against the currently available antimicrobial agents demands the search of new antimicrobial agents. The use of medicinal plants as natural substitute is the paramount area ...

    Authors: Iram Gull, Maria Sohail, Muhammad Shahbaz Aslam and Muhammad Amin Athar

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2013 12:36

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  3. Content type: Research

    The present work aimed to find out the antibacterial activity of Nymphaea nouchali flower on human and plant pathogenic bacteria.

    Authors: Biplab Kumar Dash, Monokesh Kumer Sen, Khasrul Alam, Kamal Hossain, Rezuanul Islam, Nilufa Akhter Banu, Shahedur Rahman and AbuHena Mostofa Jamal

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2013 12:27

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  4. Content type: Research

    The rise of antibiotic resistance among methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), have caused concerns for the treatment of MRSA infections. Hence, search for an alternative therapy for these infections...

    Authors: Nachiket P Marathe, Mandar H Rasane, Himanshu Kumar, Ankur A Patwardhan, Yogesh S Shouche and Sham S Diwanay

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2013 12:26

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  5. Content type: Research

    Aquilaria crassna Pierre ex Lecomte has been traditionally used in Thailand for treatment of infectious diseases such as diarrhoea and skin diseases for a long time. The main objectives of this study were to exam...

    Authors: Sirilak Kamonwannasit, Nawarat Nantapong, Pakarang Kumkrai, Prathan Luecha, Sajeera Kupittayanant and Nuannoi Chudapongse

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2013 12:20

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  6. Content type: Research

    Sida urens L. (Malvaceae) is in flora of Asian medicinal herbs and used traditionally in West of Burkina Faso for the treatment of infectious diseases and particularly used against, dental caries bacteria, fever,...

    Authors: Kiessoun Konaté, Patrice Zerbo, Maurice Ouédraogo, Crépin I Dibala, Hilou Adama, Oksana Sytar, Marian Brestic and Nicolas Barro

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2013 12:14

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  7. Content type: Research

    Artemisia parviflora leaf extracts were evaluated for potential antimicrobial and antioxidant properties. Antimicrobial susceptibility assay was performed against ten standard reference bacterial strains. Antioxi...

    Authors: Abdul R Ahameethunisa and Waheeta Hopper

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2012 11:30

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  8. Content type: Research

    Following claims that some plants have antimicrobial activities against infectious microbes, the in vitro antimicrobial activities of different solvent fractions of ethanolic extract of Cryptolepis sanguinolenta ...

    Authors: Felix C Mills-Robertson, Samuel CK Tay, Goerge Duker-Eshun, Williams Walana and Kingsley Badu

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2012 11:16

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  9. Content type: Research

    Four medicinal plants (Chrozophora hierosolymitana Spreng, Chrysanthemum leucanthemum L., Ephedra gerardiana Wall. ex Stapf, and Quercus dilatata L.) used by indigenous healers to treat various infectious disease...

    Authors: Maryam Jamil, Ihsan ul Haq, Bushra Mirza and Mazhar Qayyum

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2012 11:11

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  10. Content type: Research

    The global burden of bacterial infections is high and has been further aggravated by increasing resistance to antibiotics. In the search for novel antibacterials, three medicinal plants: Peperomia vulcanica, P...

    Authors: James A Mbah, Moses N Ngemenya, Ashime Louis Abawah, Smith B Babiaka, Lina N Nubed, Kennedy D Nyongbela, Njimoh Dieudonne Lemuh and Simon MN Efange

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2012 11:10

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  11. Content type: Research

    Herbs and spices are very important and useful as therapeutic agent against many pathological infections. Increasing multidrug resistance of pathogens forces to find alternative compounds for treatment of infe...

    Authors: Iram Gull, Mariam Saeed, Halima Shaukat, Shahbaz M Aslam, Zahoor Qadir Samra and Amin M Athar

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2012 11:8

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  12. Content type: Research

    The increased resistance of microorganisms to the currently used antimicrobials has lead to the evaluation of other agents that might have antimicrobial activity. Medicinal plants are sources of phytochemicals...

    Authors: Kiessoun Konaté, Adama Hilou, Jacques François Mavoungou, Alexis Nicaise Lepengué, Alain Souza, Nicolas Barro, Jacques Y Datté, Bertrand M'Batchi and Odile Germaine Nacoulma

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2012 11:5

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  13. Content type: Research

    Three extracts were prepared from the leaves of Accacia salicina; ethyl acetate (EA), chloroform (Chl) and petroleum ether (PE) extracts and was designed to examine antimutagenic, antioxidant potenty and oxidativ...

    Authors: Jihed Boubaker, Hedi Ben Mansour, Kamel Ghedira and Leila Chekir-Ghedira

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2011 10:37

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  14. Content type: Research

    Suppression of immune system in treated cancer patients may lead to secondary infections that obviate the need of antibiotics. In the present study, an attempt was made to understand the occurrence of secondar...

    Authors: Manju Panghal, Vivek Kaushal and Jaya P Yadav

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2011 10:21

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  15. Content type: Research

    Spices traditionally have been used as coloring agents, flavoring agents, preservatives, food additives and medicine in Bangladesh. The present work aimed to find out the antimicrobial activity of natural spic...

    Authors: Shahedur Rahman, Anowar Khasru Parvez, Rezuanul Islam and Mahboob Hossain Khan

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2011 10:10

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