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Name: nur 
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Age: 16
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Date: 8/28/2004


Question:
I want to find a plant which has the potential of being anti bacterial to e.coli or pther bacteria.and i wish to know how can i test it on certain baceria.


Replies:
Various plants have demonstrated anti-bacterial properties.

For example,

http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?pid=S1517-83822000000400003&script=sci_arttext&tlng=en

"The extracts from basil, clove, guava, jambolan, lemon balm, pomegranate, rosemary and thyme presented antimicrobial activity to at least one of the tested microorganisms. The extracts from clove and jambolan presented the highest activities, i. e., they were able to inhibit 9 (64.2 %) and 8 (57.1 %) types of microorganisms of interest, respectively. Moreover, they also had the highest activity rate against antibiotic resistant bacteria, which was 83.3 %."

http://www.prostatitis.org/broccantibac.html

You can find more in the literature, even with a simple search using www.google.com

Anthony Brach Ph.D.



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