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Fitoterapia. 2003 Sep;74(6):592-6.

Antibacterial and antifungal activity of Indonesian ethnomedical plants.

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Department of Chemistry, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL 32816, USA.


Methylene chloride and methanol extracts of 20 Indonesian plants with ethnomedical uses have been assessed for in vitro antibacterial and antifungal properties by disk diffusion method. Extracts of the six plants: Terminalia catappa, Swietenia mahagoni Jacq., Phyllanthus acuminatus, Ipomoea spp., Tylophora asthmatica and Hyptis brevipes demonstrated high activity in this bioassay system. These findings should stimulate the search for novel, natural product such as new antibacterial and antifungal agents.

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