Antimicrobial compounds from Alnus rubra

G. Saxena, S. Farmer, Robert Hancock, G. H.N. Towers

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The methanol extract of the bark of Alnus rubra showed antimicrobial activity against Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria. Diarylheptanoid and its glycoside (oregonin) were identified as the two constituents responsible for this activity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33-36
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Pharmacognosy
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished or Issued - 1 Jan 1995
Externally publishedYes


  • Alnus rubra
  • Antibiotics
  • British Columbia
  • Diarylheptanoid
  • Ethnopharmacology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Medicine
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Drug Discovery
  • Complementary and alternative medicine

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