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Fighting Multidrug Resistance with Herbal Extracts, Essential Oils and Their Components

Fighting Multidrug Resistance with Herbal Extracts, Essential Oils and their Components offers scientists a single source aimed at fighting specific multidrug-resistant (MDR) microorganisms such as bacteria, protozoans, viruses and fungi using natural products. This essential reference discusses herbal extracts and essential oils used or under investigation to treat MDR infections, as well as those containing antimicrobial activity that could be of potential interest in future studies against MDR microorganisms. The need to combat multidrug-resistant microorganisms is an urgent one and this book provides important coverage of mechanism of action, the advantages and disadvantages of using herbal extracts, essential oils and their components and more to aid researchers in effective antimicrobial drug discovery


Natural product researchers, pharmacologists, pharmaceutical scientists and researchers involved in antimicrobial drug discovery, applied microbiology, infectious disease research and antibiotic resistance

Hardbound, 296 Pages

Published: June 2013

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-398539-2


  • Preface
    1 Alternative antimicrobial approaches to fighting multidrug-resistant infections
    2 Natural agents from plants used against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
    3 Bioactivity of plant constituents against vancomycin-resistant enterococci
    4 The use of natural products as an alternative against Candida species resistant to conventional chemotherapeutics
    5 Use of plants in the search for drugs to treat tuberculosis
    6 Use of essential oils and their components against multidrug-resistant bacteria
    7 Natural products and their perspectives in developing new leishmanicidal molecules
    8 Natural products with activity against Schistosoma species
    9 Botanical as adjunct therapy and treatment for multidrug-resistant staphylococcal infections
    10 Combining essential oils with antibiotics and other antimicrobial agents as a way of coping with multidrug-resistant bacteria
    11 Antimicrobial potential of some medicinal plants and their synergistic property: an alternative source to fight against multidrug-resistant pathogenic microorganisms
    12 Perspectives and key factors on the usage of herbal extracts against multidrug-resistant gram-negative microorganisms
    13 Use of plant-derived extracts and bioactive compound mixtures against multidrug-resistant bacteria affecting animal health and production
    14 Essential oils from Compositae family against multidrug-resistant bacteria
    15 Harnessing traditional knowledge in the management of multidrug-resistance and prevention of emerging infectious diseases in Sub-Saharan Africa
    16 Natural products with activity against multidrug-resistant tumor cells
    17 Development of new antiherpetic drugs based on plant extracts: a review


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