Use of plant extracts to control and treat AB5 enterotoxin-related diarrhea

Magdalena Komiazyk, Malgorzata Palczewska-groves, Izabela Sitkiewicz, Patrick Groves

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Abstract

Plants contain a broad spectrum of small molecules with potential antimicrobial properties. Here, we review the antimicrobial activities of plant extracts against enterotoxic bacteria encoding AB5 toxins, including Vibrio cholerae, Shigella dysenteriae and enterotoxic Escherichia coli strains. Several plant extracts have strong antimicrobial effects and the potential to boost Oral Rehydration Therapy, which is the first line of treatment for acute diarrhea.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-14
Number of pages12
JournalPolish Journal of Microbiology
Volume63
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • Escherichia coli
  • Plant extracts
  • Shigella dysenteriae
  • Vibrio cholerae

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