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. Fortunately, because of Indian immigration to the US and UK, their herbs became available!
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 Warning reduces E.Coli, recommended not to use unless you have Mutaflor also.
Checking a few other similar articles, the problem was often finding the bark, herb, spice available for sale.