Anti-bacterial alkaloids of Saracococca saligna.Pak J Pharm Sci. 2005 Apr; 18(2):3-5.PJ
The crude ethanolic extract of Saracococca saligna was found to be cytotoxic and antibacterial but produced no platelet aggregation induced by ADP. Antibacterial activity of two known alkaloid, pachyaximine-A and saracodine was determined. Pachyaximine-A possessed significant antibacterial activity against Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Corynebacterium diphtheriae and Corynebacterium pyrogenes. Saracodme showed moderate activity against Staphylococcus pyrogenes, Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Corynebacterium diphtheriae, Shigella boydii and Klebsiella pneumoniae.