Revista Brasileira de Farmacognosia
On-line version ISSN 1981-528X
MICHELIN, Daniele C. et al. Antimicrobial activity of Byrsonima species (Malpighiaceae). Rev. bras. farmacogn. [online]. 2008, vol.18, suppl., pp. 690-695. ISSN 1981-528X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-695X2008000500009.
Byrsonima species, family Malpighiaceae, is popularly known as "murici". There are several properties attributed to the leaves of Byrsonima species including febrifuge, to treat gastrointestinal dysfunctions and skin diseases. In this work, the antimicrobial activity of Byrsonima fagifolia, B. basiloba and B. intermedia extracts obtained from the leaves were evaluated by using the disc-diffusion method. The results obtained showed that the methanol extracts of leaves had presented antimicrobial activity against all the microorganisms tested.
Keywords : Malpighiaceae; Byrsonima; antimicrobial activity.