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Antibacterial Activity of Bursera

Investigation of Essential Oil Extracts from Four Native Jamaican Species of Bursera for Antibacterial Activity

The antibacterial property of B simaruba could explain its ethno-medical use for the treatment of wounds in the Caribbean.


Objective: Bacterial infection with organisms resistant to antibiotics have increased during the last few decades worldwide. Because of this increase, the authors decided to subject the essential oils from the stem, leaves and fruits of the four native Jamaica species of Bursera to microbial studies.

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e-Published: 01 Jul, 2013
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