Format

Send to

Choose Destination
J Ethnopharmacol. 1987 May;19(3):279-83.

Anti-Bacteroides fragilis substance from rhubarb.

Author information

1
Oriental Medicine Research Center, Kitasato Institute, Tokyo, Japan.

Abstract

Extracts of 178 Chinese herbs were screened for their antibacterial activity against Bacteroides fragilis a major anaerobic microorganism in the intestinal flora of humans. Only rhubarb root (Rheum officinale) was found to have significant activity and the purified active substance was identified as rhein.

PMID:
3669689
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

Supplemental Content

Loading ...
Support Center