American Journal of Essential Oils and Natural Products
2015, Vol. 3 Issue 1, Part A
A phytopharmaceutical survey of Abaco Island, Bahamas
AUTHOR(S): Mary C. Setzer, Jennifer Schmidt Newby, Debra M. Moriarity, William N. Setzer
ABSTRACT:A total of 43 species of higher plants have been collected from Abaco Island, Bahamas. The plants have been extracted and the extracts screened for cytotoxic activity and for antimicrobial activity. Of the 31 extracts tested for cytotoxic activity, 12 were active (³ 90% kill at 100 μg/mL, while 17 of 50 extracts showed antibacterial (MIC £ 39 μg/mL) activity. None of the extracts tested showed antifungal activity. Thus, of the 43 species collected, 18 were active in one or more of the assays, representing a “hit rate” of 42%.
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Mary C. Setzer, Jennifer Schmidt Newby, Debra M. Moriarity, William N. Setzer. A phytopharmaceutical survey of Abaco Island, Bahamas. Am J Essent Oil Nat Prod 2015;3(1):10-17.