Tags

Type your tag names separated by a space and hit enter

Biologically active traditional medicinal herbs from Balochistan, Pakistan.
J Ethnopharmacol. 2005 Jan 04; 96(1-2):331-4.JE

Abstract

The biological activities of the following four important medicinal plants of Balochistan, Pakistan were checked; Grewia erythraea Schwein f. (Tiliaceae), Hymenocrater sessilifolius Fisch. and C.A. Mey (Lamiaceae), Vincetoxicum stocksii Ali and Khatoon (Asclepiadaceae) and Zygophyllum fabago L. (Zygophyllaceae). The methanolic extracts were fractionated into hexane, ethyl acetate, chloroform, butanol and water. The antifungal and antibacterial activities of these plants were determined against 12 fungal and 12 bacterial strains by agar well diffusion and disk diffusion assays. The extract of Zygophyllum fabago was found to be highly effective against Candida albicans and Escherichia coli. The extract of Vincetoxicum stocksii was also found to be significantly active against Candida albicans, Bacillus subtilis and Bacillus cereus. Extracts of Hymenocrater sessilifolius and Grewia erythraea showed good activity only against Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Biology, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA. mudassirisrar@hotmail.comNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

15588685

Citation

Zaidi, Mudassir A., and Sidney A. Crow. "Biologically Active Traditional Medicinal Herbs From Balochistan, Pakistan." Journal of Ethnopharmacology, vol. 96, no. 1-2, 2005, pp. 331-4.
Zaidi MA, Crow SA. Biologically active traditional medicinal herbs from Balochistan, Pakistan. J Ethnopharmacol. 2005;96(1-2):331-4.
Zaidi, M. A., & Crow, S. A. (2005). Biologically active traditional medicinal herbs from Balochistan, Pakistan. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 96(1-2), 331-4.
Zaidi MA, Crow SA. Biologically Active Traditional Medicinal Herbs From Balochistan, Pakistan. J Ethnopharmacol. 2005 Jan 4;96(1-2):331-4. PubMed PMID: 15588685.
* Article titles in AMA citation format should be in sentence-case
TY - JOUR T1 - Biologically active traditional medicinal herbs from Balochistan, Pakistan. AU - Zaidi,Mudassir A, AU - Crow,Sidney A,Jr PY - 2004/01/06/received PY - 2004/07/02/revised PY - 2004/07/12/accepted PY - 2004/12/14/pubmed PY - 2005/6/14/medline PY - 2004/12/14/entrez SP - 331 EP - 4 JF - Journal of ethnopharmacology JO - J Ethnopharmacol VL - 96 IS - 1-2 N2 - The biological activities of the following four important medicinal plants of Balochistan, Pakistan were checked; Grewia erythraea Schwein f. (Tiliaceae), Hymenocrater sessilifolius Fisch. and C.A. Mey (Lamiaceae), Vincetoxicum stocksii Ali and Khatoon (Asclepiadaceae) and Zygophyllum fabago L. (Zygophyllaceae). The methanolic extracts were fractionated into hexane, ethyl acetate, chloroform, butanol and water. The antifungal and antibacterial activities of these plants were determined against 12 fungal and 12 bacterial strains by agar well diffusion and disk diffusion assays. The extract of Zygophyllum fabago was found to be highly effective against Candida albicans and Escherichia coli. The extract of Vincetoxicum stocksii was also found to be significantly active against Candida albicans, Bacillus subtilis and Bacillus cereus. Extracts of Hymenocrater sessilifolius and Grewia erythraea showed good activity only against Pseudomonas aeruginosa. SN - 0378-8741 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/15588685/Biologically_active_traditional_medicinal_herbs_from_Balochistan_Pakistan_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0378-8741(04)00395-2 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -