The esential oil from Lepechinia caulescens exhibits anti-Vibrio cholerae activity. - GreenMedInfo Summary
In vitro anti-Vibrio cholerae activity of essential oil from Lepechinia caulescens.
Fitoterapia. 2005 Jan;76(1):104-7. PMID: 15664471
Laboratorio de Fitoquímica, Unidad de Biología, Tecnología y Prototipos (UBIPRO), Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Facultad de Estudios Superiores Iztacala, Tlalnepantla, México, C.P. 54090, México.
Lepechinia caulescens is a plant employed by the Purepecha (a Mexican ethnic group) to treat infectious gastrointestinal ailments. The essential oil of this species was active against some strains of Vibrio cholerae with 4 microl/ml MIC and 6 microl/ml MBC. The major components of the oil found by GC-MS were borneol, camphor and trans-caryophyllene.