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Mexican ethnomedicine holds potential as natural antimicrobial agent

February 01, 2019 - aceitillo through steam distillation. They then proceeded to determine the phytochemical content of the extracts through gas chromatography and mass spectrometry (GC-MS). Upon analyzing the results, they were able to identify 28 compounds. Among these, the most prevalent were the terpenes alpha- and beta-fellandrene, o-cymene, isocaryophyllene, and alpha-pinene, which have been associated with antibacterial and antifungal activity in previous studies. After this, they ...

Essential oil from the bark of Mexico’s “paradise tree” found to have antimicrobial and antibacterial properties that support wound healing

January 17, 2018 -

Now, a group of scientists from Mexico has released the results of their study concerning the healing properties of the paradise tree, also called "Aceitillo," a tree native to the country.

The genus Bursera is made up of at least 100 species distributed from the south of the U.S. to Peru. Aside from their aromatic properties, Bursera is used to treat "diarrhea, fever, gingivitis, cough, and measles." (Related: More “folk medicine” holds up under scientific ...

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