Traditional medicine in Thailand usually uses many herbs to cure diseases. For a long time, many
traditional medicinal doctors have used grinded herbs as drugs for the skin disease treatment. However, few herbs
have been known so far. Therefore, it would be a great interest to widely screen more antibacterial and antifungal
medicinal plants as a library to be used by traditional medicinal doctors. A total of 100 plants including known
medicinal plants and interested plants were selected. The selected herbs were freshly grinded without addition of any
solvents before subjecting to antibacterial and antifungal tests. The selected plants were screened for antibacterial
and antifungal activities against pathogens causing dermatitis including Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus
aureus and Candida albicans. The result indicated that 5 selected medicinal plants, Allium sativum L., Allium cepa
Linn, Allium ascalonicum, Allium tuberosum and Capparis sp. showed both antibacterial and antifungal activities.
This fnding is a pioneer demonstrating the use of grinded fresh fruits of Capparis sp. to inhibit some bacteria and
fungi causing dermatitis. An addition of any solvents during leaf, bulb or fruit grinding was not required.

อ่านฉบับเต็ม Screening of antibacterial and antifungal herbs used for treatment in traditional medicine