Biological activities of a Turkish medicinal plant, Prangos platychlaena

J Ethnopharmacol. 1995 Mar;45(3):193-7. doi: 10.1016/0378-8741(94)01215-l.

Abstract

Prangos platychlaena has been used in traditional medicine in eastern Turkey. It stops bleeding and heals the scars when applied externally. When the isolated coumarins were tested against bacterial strains, only a slight activity was obtained.

MeSH terms

  • Anti-Bacterial Agents
  • Anti-Infective Agents / pharmacology*
  • Bacillus subtilis / drug effects
  • Candida albicans / drug effects
  • Chemical Fractionation
  • Chloroform / chemistry
  • Coumarins / chemistry
  • Coumarins / isolation & purification
  • Coumarins / pharmacology*
  • Escherichia coli / drug effects
  • Klebsiella pneumoniae / drug effects
  • Medicine, Traditional
  • Microbial Sensitivity Tests
  • Plant Extracts / pharmacology*
  • Plants, Medicinal*
  • Staphylococcus aureus / drug effects
  • Staphylococcus epidermidis / drug effects
  • Structure-Activity Relationship
  • Turkey

Substances

  • Anti-Bacterial Agents
  • Anti-Infective Agents
  • Coumarins
  • Plant Extracts
  • Chloroform