Many many drugs are developed from the knowledge of medicine men. One of the problems of these discoveries are the lack of availability of some herbs. Recently I came across this 2009 study, Antibacterial Activity of Medicinal Plants Against Pathogens causing Complicated Urinary Tract Infections, It is almost a exact match for some of my model. The source of the information was medicine men (and women) from rural india — a country very rich is herbs and spices.
Looking at the Australian and other studies, we see the following overgrowth:
Reviewing this article we found the following are most effective for two of these:
- Klebsiella pneumoniae – ethanol extracts of Terminalia chebula and Ocimum sanctum
- Enterococcus faecalis – ethanol extract of Azadirachta indica and Ocimum sanctum
Of course, latin names are always fun.. with a little wikipeding, we have
- Azadirachta indica – or Neem
- Ocimum sanctum– or Tulsi
- Terminalia chebula– or Haritaki
Checking a few other similar articles, the problem was often finding the bark, herb, spice available for sale.