Antimicrobial activity of natural products from Myracrodruon urundeuva Allemão (Aroeira-do-sertão)

Vangerlan Tiago Lopes Gomes, Thiago Pereira Chaves, Laianne Carla Batista Alencar, Ivan Coelho Dantas, Ana Cláudia Dantas de Medeiros, Delcio de Castro Felismino

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Introduction: Myracrodruon urundeuva Allemão (Anacardiaceae) is a plant from the Brazilian semiarid region with medicinal properties against various diseases.
: to screen the phytochemistry and determine the antimicrobial activity of the hydroalcoholic extract from the bark of this plant. Methods: the extract was obtained by maceration and subjected to qualitative phytochemical tests and in vitro antimicrobial activity assays against gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria and fungi.
among the phytochemical compounds stood out tannins, flavonoids and alkaloids. The extract was effective against Staphylococcus aureus, Klebsiella pneumoniae and Enterococcus faecalis.
Myracrodruon urundeuva presents compounds of high pharmacological interest such as tannins, flavonoids and alkaloids, being a plant with potential antibacterial activity.