In vitro antimicrobial activity of Pistacia lentiscus L. extracts: preliminary report.

Author

Iauk L, Ragusa S, Rapisarda A, Franco S

Date

6/1996

Journal

J Chemother

Abstract

The in vitro antimicrobial activity of Pistacia lentiscus L. extracts was determined. Pistacia lentiscus L. extracts were tested on bacteria (Sarcina lutea, Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli) and fungi (Candida albicans, Candida parapsilosis, Torulopsis glabrata and Cryptococcus neoformans). Of the different plant extractions, decoctions showed the best antibacterial activity, but the activity against fungal cells appears to be much more interesting.