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.
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Arizona Ranch, Farm and Garden Weeds, Circular 265, Agricultural Extension Service, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, June, 1958.
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DiSalvo, A.F. Antifungal properties of a plant extract I. Source and spectrum of antimicrobial activity. Mycopathologia et Mycologia Applicata 54, 215–219 (1974). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02050042
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- Antimicrobial Activity
- Plant Extract
- Aqueous Extract