Bioprospecting of the antifungal activity of Patchouli essential oil (Pogostemon cablin Benth) against strains of the genus Candida
The incidence of infections caused by Candida has increased worldwide and these strains are becoming resistant to their respective drugs, requiring the search for new drugs with greater efficacy and safety. Natural products are an alternative means of treatment. The essential oil (EO) stands out among these products, due to some biological activities relevant to human health, including antibiotic and antifungal...
Pachyrhizus toxicity: Genetic variability of mature and immature seeds and its effects on Sclerotium rolfsii and Ralstonia solanacearum
Pachyrhizus seeds-induced toxicity is very well-known to have developed in humans, fishes, insects, and some micro-organisms. Yet, there is a paucity of studies addressing it in their germplasm, as well as its effects on some phytopathogens. This work aimed to assess the Pachyrhizus genetic variability on toxicity and to determine Pachyrhizus extract toxicity on Sclerotium rolfsii and Ralstonia solanacearum in vitro. In...
Medicinal plants for the treatment of malaria and typhoid diseases
The review concentrated on current literature on medicinal plants for the treatment of malaria and typhoid related diseases, highlighting information about their ethnobotany. The entire plants reviewed showed strong activities, establishing their different traditional applications and capability to control or eliminate malaria and typhoid diseases. Malaria and typhoid diseases are the most problematic public health...
Valuation study on the extracts of Ilex guayusa Loes. as an antioxidant and anti-aging raw material
Ilex guayusa Loes. is a medicinal plant used by people of the Ecuadorian Amazon for treating various diseases and for its stimulating properties. In recent years, several studies have shown this plant to possess a high concentration of phenolic compounds and a high antioxidant potential, allowing it to be used as an ingredient for cosmetic formulations. This research confirms the presence of phenolic compounds between...