Phytotherapy for Bacillus cereus: A review of the most important medicinal plants of Iran effective on B. cereus

Gholipour, A. and Bahmani, M. and Kazemi-Vardanjani, A. (2016) Phytotherapy for Bacillus cereus: A review of the most important medicinal plants of Iran effective on B. cereus. Journal of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 9 (3). pp. 1248-1254.


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Infectious diseases are spreading day-to-day with excessive health care costs. Bacillus cereus is a known causative agent of foodborne diseases. Because of emergence of antibiotic resistance, it is necessary to develop nature- and plant-based antibiotics. Many of the medicinal plants are highly able to fight bacterial and fungal pathogens in humans. Scientists are interested in using these plants to treat infections because these plants cause much fewer side effects than chemical drugs. This review article reported the native medicinal plants effective on B. cereus. The findings indicate that Eucalyptus camaldulensis Dehnh, Zataria multiflora, Mentha pulegium, Artemisia persica, Cuminum cyminum, Cordia myxa L, Scrophularia striata, Mentha longifolia, Rosmarinus officinalis, and Lavandula sp. are effective on B. cereus. Because these plants have antimicrobial effects according to traditional medicine, their anti-B. cereus effects have been confirmed in scientific investigations, and their compounds have already been identified in phytochemical investigations, their effective compounds can be used to produce naturebased, anti-B. cereus antibiotics.

Item Type: Article
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Antibacterial, Bacillus cereus, Herb, Iran, Medicinal plants
Subjects: WC Communicable Diseases
QV pharmacology > QV 752 Pharmacognosy
Divisions: Reserach Vice-Chancellar Department > Cellular and Molecular Research Center
Reserach Vice-Chancellar Department > Medical Plants Research Center
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Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2017 03:49
Last Modified: 15 Jul 2017 03:49

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