A new anaerobic inhibitor of herbal origin.
R & D, Eisen Pharma, 34/7 Erandwana, Pune-411 004,
B Patwardhan R & D, Eisen Pharma, 34/7 Erandwana, Pune-411 004
Monoene and diene bhilawanols isolated from Semecarpus anacardium nut extract inhibited gram positive anaerobes. ED 50 and ED 95 values obtained turbidometrically against seven different species of anaerobes was in the range of 0.3 to 10 mcg/ml. Studies on probable mechanism of action are discussed.