Screening for antimicrobial activity of some medicinal plants species of traditional Chinese medicine
D. Janovská, K. Kubíková, L. Kokoškahttps://doi.org/10.17221/3485-CJFSCitation:Janovská D., Kubíková K., Kokoška L. (2003): Screening for antimicrobial activity of some medicinal plants species of traditional Chinese medicine. Czech J. Food Sci., 21: 107-110.
The antimicrobial activity of crude ethanolic extracts of 10 medicinal plants used in traditional Chinese medicine was tested against five species of microorganisms: Bacillus cereus, Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Candida albicans. Of the 10 plants tested, 5 showed antimicrobial activity against one or more species of microorganisms. The most active antimicrobial plants were Chelidonium majus, Sanguisorba officinalis, and Tussilago farfara.Keywords:
antimicrobial activity; medicinal plants; crude extracts; traditional Chinese medicíně