Fighting Multidrug Resistance with Herbal Extracts Essential Oils and Their Components

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 Addresses the need to develop safe and effective approaches to coping with resistance to all classes of antimicrobial drugs Provides readers with current evidence-based content aimed at using herbal extracts and essential oils in antimicrobial drug development Includes chapters devoted to the activity of herbal products against herpes, AIDS, tuberculosis, drug-resistant cancer cells and more

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  • Author : Mahendra Rai
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Pages : 296 pages
  • ISBN : 0124017088
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Fighting Multidrug Resistance with Herbal Extracts, Essential Oils and Their Components

Fighting Multidrug Resistance with Herbal Extracts, Essential Oils and Their Components
  • Author : Mahendra Rai,Kateryna Kon
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 24 May 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

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

Fighting Multidrug Resistance with Herbal Extracts, Essential Oils and Their Components
  • Author : María José Abad,Luis Miguel Bedoya,Paulina Bermejo
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release : 24 May 2013
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Natural products have played a pivotal role in antibiotic drug discovery, with most anti-infective drugs being derived from natural products or natural product leads. However, the rapid onset of resistance to most anti-infective drugs considerably diminishes their effectiveness and requires a constant supply of new drugs for the effective treatment of infections. Infectious diseases account for a third of all deaths worldwide. The spread of multidrug-resistant strains of bacteria makes it necessary to identify new classes of antibacterials and compounds

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

Fighting Multidrug Resistance with Herbal Extracts, Essential Oils and Their Components
  • Author : M.L. Faleiro,M.G. Miguel
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release : 24 May 2013
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Aromatic and medicinal plants, through their secondary metabolism, provide a complex mixture of volatile molecules known as essential oils. These volatile molecules exert antibacterial activity that has been used in folk medicine for centuries. During the last few decades, the emergence of antibacterial resistance has forced us to search for new and efficient antimicrobial agents. The significant number of studies on the use of essential oils and their components against multidrug-resistant bacteria, such as Acinetobacter baumannii, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Mycobacterium

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

Fighting Multidrug Resistance with Herbal Extracts, Essential Oils and Their Components
  • Author : Kateryna Volodymyrivna Kon,Mahendra Kumar Rai
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release : 24 May 2013
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High prevalence of multidrug-resistant microorganisms in the etiologic structure of different infectious processes significantly decreases the effectiveness of the treatment and enhances the probability of an unfavorable outcome from the infection. Combinations between antibiotics and other antimicrobial agents represent one of the most promising approaches for combating multidrug-resistant bacteria. A high therapeutic potential exists for combinations of antibiotics and natural antimicrobial substances with complex mechanisms of action and multiple healing properties, such as plant essential oils. The purpose of the

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

Fighting Multidrug Resistance with Herbal Extracts, Essential Oils and Their Components
  • Author : Lyndy McGaw
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release : 24 May 2013
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Many bacterial diseases affect animals, causing important economic losses in livestock. Subtherapeutic antibiotic use in production animals as antibiotic growth promoters has been implicated as a causative factor in the development of resistance of bacterial pathogens toward several classes of antimicrobials, some of which are used therapeutically in humans. This has led to the banning of antibiotic growth promoters by the European Union, and such a precedent may be followed in other countries. Alternatives to antibiotic growth promoters are necessary

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

Fighting Multidrug Resistance with Herbal Extracts, Essential Oils and Their Components
  • Author : Ali Parsaeimehr,Elmira Sargsyan,Amir Reza Jassbi
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release : 24 May 2013
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In today’s world, multidrug resistance appears to be one of the major health problems; however, screening, discovering and presenting novel effectual phytochemicals from medicinal plants have provided a promising outlook. Phytomedicines have been used for treating diseases and infections since time immemorial, but identifying new phytochemicals and effectual treatment strategies are essential in the fight against multidrug-resistant bacteria. Currently, isolated compounds such as α-mangostin, carnosic acid, epigallocatechin gallate, linalool, myricetin, novoimanin, α-terpineol, and totarol, have exhibited synergistic activity with

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

Fighting Multidrug Resistance with Herbal Extracts, Essential Oils and Their Components
  • Author : Kalpna D. Rakholiya,Mital J. Kaneria,Sumitra V. Chanda
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
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Antibiotics are antimicrobial agents that are used to treat infectious diseases. The outbreak of pathogenic antibiotic-resistant strains illustrates our urgent need to search for new alternative sources of treatment. Hence, an attempt has been made in this review to list some plant extracts, essential/volatile oils, and their antimicrobial activity against different microorganisms using different methods, as well as synergistic effects (plant extract-plant extract, plant extract-essential oils, plant extract-conventional antibiotics, phytochemical-antibiotics, and essential oil-essential oil). Plant products and their active

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

Fighting Multidrug Resistance with Herbal Extracts, Essential Oils and Their Components
  • Author : Maria de las Mercedes Oliva,Mauro Nicolás Gallucci,Maria Evangelina Carezzano,Mirta Susana Demo
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
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The genus Candida comprises more than 200 species, but few of them have been associated with human infections. C. albicans is the most important cause of disease. Other species such as C. dubliniensis, C. glabrata, C. guilliermondii, C. krusei, C. parapsilosis, and C. tropicalis are also being increasingly recognized as significant human pathogens. In recent years, the number of clinical infections caused by Candida species worldwide has risen considerably, and the incidence of resistance to traditional antifungal therapies is also increasing.

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

Fighting Multidrug Resistance with Herbal Extracts, Essential Oils and Their Components
  • Author : M. Fawzi Mahomoodally,Ameenah Gurib-Fakim
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release : 24 May 2013
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Infectious diseases are responsible for one in every two deaths in many developing countries, but people in sub-Saharan Africa are particularly vulnerable, as poverty is rampant and access to health care is limited. Additionally, the unregulated use of antibiotics in some parts of Africa has led to the emergence of resistance in pathogens. Indeed, one of the biggest pandemics is malaria, which kills millions annually. Currently, artemisinin (effective against chloroquine-resistant Plasmodium) is the only weapon available to fight this pandemic,

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

Fighting Multidrug Resistance with Herbal Extracts, Essential Oils and Their Components
  • Author : T.O. Lawal,K.K. Soni,B.A. Adeniyi,B.J. Doyle,G.B. Mahady
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release : 24 May 2013
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High prevalence of multidrug-resistant microorganisms in the etiologic structure of different infectious processes significantly decreases the effectiveness of the treatment and enhances the probability of an unfavorable outcome from the infection. Combinations between antibiotics and other antimicrobial agents represent one of the most promising approaches for combating multidrug-resistant bacteria. A high therapeutic potential exists for combinations of antibiotics and natural antimicrobial substances with complex mechanisms of action and multiple healing properties, such as plant essential oils. The purpose of the

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

Fighting Multidrug Resistance with Herbal Extracts, Essential Oils and Their Components
  • Author : Adil M. Allahverdiyev,Melahat Bagirova,Serkan Yaman,Rabia Cakir Koc,Emrah Sefik Abamor,Sezen Canim Ates,Serap Yesilkir Baydar,Serhat Elcicek,Olga Nehir Oztel
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Herpes simplex virus (HSV) infections comprise one of the most important health problems worldwide. HSV-1 and HSV-2 that are the types most frequently seen in disease, manifested by sores and blisters on the mouth, tongue, skin, and genitals of infected individuals. Moreover, herpetic infections can reach life-threatening levels; for instance, HSV-2 prevalence has increased greatly in human immunodeficiency virus-positive patients. This indicates that the herpetic infection could be a major cause of morbidity in immunosuppressed patients. Unfortunately, resistance against antiherpetic

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

Fighting Multidrug Resistance with Herbal Extracts, Essential Oils and Their Components
  • Author : Philip G. Kerr
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release : 24 May 2013
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In the search for successful antitubercular treatments, investigators have often turned their efforts to ethnobotany, ethnopharmacology, and phytochemistry. Since many of the world’s peoples have well-developed systems of traditional medicine with plants and their extracts as a major component and many of these plants have been used to treat tuberculosis, indigenous herbal medicine is a logical starting point for a research program. The major aims in this chapter are to summarize current antitubercular treatments; look for structural patterns in

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

Fighting Multidrug Resistance with Herbal Extracts, Essential Oils and Their Components
  • Author : Román Yesid Ramírez Rueda
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
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Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is currently one of the most common causes of serious infections, in both hospital and community environments. This type of resistance was discovered in the 1960s, and now (50 years later) it has not been possible to develop an effective therapy to fight against it. This chapter compiles the results of several studies demonstrating the activity (mainly in vitro) of various extracts, essential oils, and plant-derived molecules that can act alone or in combination against MRSA. In

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

Fighting Multidrug Resistance with Herbal Extracts, Essential Oils and Their Components
  • Author : Valerie Edwards-Jones
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release : 24 May 2013
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The global increase in antimicrobial resistance has led to renewed interest in alternative antimicrobial treatment strategies. Research is being done into a wide range of possible treatment regimens, including phage therapy, novel vaccines, and novel peptides, to name a few. Many microbiologists continue to lobby their governments to ensure that the available antibiotics are retained for the treatment of serious infections and their inappropriate use is stopped. In addition, large pharmaceutical companies are being encouraged to develop new treatments for

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

Fighting Multidrug Resistance with Herbal Extracts, Essential Oils and Their Components
  • Author : Victor Kuete
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release : 24 May 2013
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The development of vancomycin resistance by some microbial strains has made the treatment of some infections more difficult and, in many cases, impossible. Although the search for new drugs against vancomycin-resistant organisms has been very successful, resistance can arise against many of these compounds. Natural products are an invaluable source of a diversity of biologically active compounds for addressing the challenges facing drug development initiatives to combat vancomycin-resistant enterococcal infections. Despite the fact that scientific data on plant metabolites active