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Antibiotic Principle from Moringa pterygosperma, Part I

Author(s): Kurup PA, PL Narasimha Rao
Published in: Journal of the Indian Institute of Science.   Jan 1, 1970
34 1 219-227

The antibiotic that is found in the root of Moringa pterygosperma had not been previously identified. Researchers set out to find out what it was. They purified the root's extract in several different ways to find the strongest bacteria-killing one. Two ways were more effective as antibiotics than other ones. This paper presents the first of a series of research into Moringa's bacteria-killing properties.


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Antibiotic Principles from Moringa Pterygosperma Pt. III: Action of Pterygosperma on Germination of Seeds and Filamentous Fungi

Author(s): Gopalakrishna KS, PA Kurup, PL Rao
Published in: Indian Journal of Medicine.   Jan 1, 1970
42 1 97-99

Moringa seeds have been shown to have an antibiotic ability when used in certain forms. Researchers have attempted to study the effects of pterygosperma on the seeds' antibiotic-like actions. In soaking the seeds in a specific solution, this article explains that the effects of such a solution are minimal on the seeds in this manner.


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