J Ethnopharmacol. 1992 Feb; 36(1): 81-5.
Parasitological and microbiological evaluation of Mixe Indian medicinal plants (Mexico).
Institut für Pharmazeutische Biologie, Universität, Freiburg, Germany.
Medicinal plants are an important health resource in many regions of the Americas and are of particular importance to many Indian communities. Based on a recent ethnobotanical study in Mexico, we investigated the activity of 29 plant extracts against Entamoeba histolytica, three bacteria (Bacillus subtilis, Escherichia coli, and Micrococcus luteus) and two fungi (Cladosporium cucumerinum and Penicillium oxalicum). After separation of these extracts between CH2Cl2 and H2O the resulting phases were also evaluated.