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Title: An ethnobotanical approach to MRSA (Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus) in Western Anatolia: A case of Afyonkarahisar
Authors: Arı, Süleyman
Temel, Mehmet
Konuk, Muhsin
Keywords: MRSA;Ethnobotany;Medicinal plants;Afyonkarahisar;Turkey
Issue Date: Jan-2017
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
IPC Code: Int. Cl.8: A61K 36/00
Abstract: MRSA (Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus) has been recognized as an important pathogen leading to the problems in the hospitals worldwide. Currently, treatment options for MRSA infections are limited to both very few and expensive drugs such as Teicoplanin, Vancomycin and Linezolid. The difficult and expensive methods to combat the pathogens have led people to search the natural way of healing with medicinal plants. In this study, an ethno botanical approach to MRSA pathogens has been shown by using medicinal and aromatic plants. Field studies were carried out in the Inner Western Anatolia, and interviews were performed with 11 people, (8 males and 3 females) whose age ranged between 50 and 75, who have had an operation and were infected with MRSA. They have also been cured with medicinal plants as ethnobotanical practices or have been undergoing a cure during the study carried out. 21 plant species belonging to 16 families were identified and their ethnobotanical uses to MRSA were determined. Their Latin name, local name and usages were indicated. An ethnobotanical approach was exhibited to struggle with the pathogen MRSA. A different approach to cure MRSA is presented.
Page(s): 35-43
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJTK Vol.16(1) [January 2017]

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