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

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

Pol J Microbiol. 2014;63(1):3-14

Authors: Komiazyk M, Palczewska M, Sitkiewicz I, Groves P

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.

PMID: 25033656 [PubMed – in process]