Mycopathologia et mycologia applicata

, Volume 54, Issue 2, pp 215–219 | Cite as

Antifungal properties of a plant extract I. Source and spectrum of antimicrobial activity

  • Arthur F. DiSalvo


Batamote (Baccharis glutinosa Pers.), a plant native to the south-western desert of the United States has been recommended in local folklore for the therapy of athlete's foot (tinea pedis). An aqueous extract of the dried powdered leaves of this plant has been shown to inhibit dermatophytesin vitro. Further purification studies are in progress.


Purification United States Antimicrobial Activity Plant Extract Aqueous Extract 
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© Dr. W. Junk B.V. 1974

Authors and Affiliations

  • Arthur F. DiSalvo
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  1. 1.Bureau of LaboratoriesS. C. State Board of HealthColumbia

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