Fighting Multidrug Resistance with Herbal Extracts, Essential Oils and Their Components, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0124017088
  • ISBN-13: 9780124017085
  • DDC: 616.9041
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 296 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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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.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Figures.
List of Tables.
1: Alternative Antimicrobial Approaches to Fighting Multidrug-Resistant Infections.
2: Natural Plant Products Used against Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus.
3: Bioactivity of Plant Constituents against Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci.
4: Natural Products as Alternative Treatments for Candida Species Resistant to Conventional Chemotherapeutics.
5: Plants and Tuberculosis: Phytochemicals Potentially Useful in the Treatment of Tuberculosis.
6: Use of Essential Oils and Their Components against Multidrug-Resistant Bacteria.
7: In Vivo Antileishmanial Activity of Plant-Based Secondary Metabolites.
8: Natural Products with Activity Against Schistosoma Species.
9: Botanicals for Adjunct Therapy and the Treatment of Multidrug-Resistant Staphylococcal Infections.
10: Combining Essential Oils with Antibiotics and other Antimicrobial Agents to Overcome Multidrug-Resistant Bacteria.
11: Medicinal Plants as Alternative Sources of Therapeutics against Multidrug-Resistant Pathogenic Microorganisms Based on Their Antimicrobial Potential and Synergistic Properties.
12: Perspectives and Key Factors Affecting the Use of Herbal Extracts against Multidrug-Resistant Gram-Negative Bacteria.
13: Use of Plant-Derived Extracts and Essential Oils against Multidrug-Resistant Bacteria Affecting Animal Health and Production.
14: Essential Oils from the Asteraceae Family Active against Multidrug-Resistant Bacteria.
15: Harnessing Traditional Knowledge to Treat Existing and Emerging Infectious Diseases in Africa.
16: Natural Products with Activity against Multidrug-Resistant Tumor Cells.
17: Development of New Antiherpetic Drugs Based on Plant Compounds.