Tepezcohuite / Mimosa tenuiflora

Mimosa Tenuiflora Extract Reduces The Number Of Staphylococcus Aureus With Low Toxicity In Bubalus Bubalis With Mastitis

The aim of this study was evaluate the treatment of Bubalus bubalis (dairy buffaloes) affected with clinical mastitis, through the use of Mimosa tenuiflora botanical extract, using as parameters for this study: the semiotic examination and strip cup test, number of colonies count by using Petrifilm plates; isolation and identification of microorganisms found in the animal’s milk before and after treatment, toxicological testing and bactericidal kinetics with strains of Staphylococcus aureus collected from buffalo milk. We observed that the extract of M. tenuiflora exerts bactericidal effect on S. aureus, at the concentration of 107.5 mg/mL as low acute toxicity. In this context, it can be concluded that M. tenuiflora extract presents an antimicrobial activity about S. aureus, with relatively low toxicity. Thus, these outcomes suggested further studies about alternative economically viable for control and prevention of infections in veterinary medicine.

Keywords: phytotherapy, Mimosa tenuiflora, clinical mastitis, dairy buffaloes.

More information: http://ibic.lib.ku.ac.th/e-bulletin/IBBU201701003.pdf

 

Traditional knowledge and use of Mimosa tenuiflora (Wild.) Poir. (jurema-preta) in the semi-arid region from Northeastern Brazil

This study aimed to record information concerning the knowledge and use of Mimosa tenuiflora (Wild.) Poir. in three rural communities in the cities of Itaporanga, Lagoa and São Mamede (Paraíba, Brazil). Semi-structured interviews were conducted with all heads of families (men/women), in the communities of Pau D’Arco, Barroquinhas and Várzea Alegre. The interviews focused on the identification and analysis of the current and potential uses, to obtain more precise information about the relationship of the informants with M. tenuiflora. The uses were distributed into nine categories. In the communitites of Pau D’Arco in Itaporanga town, Lagoa in Barroquinhas and São Mamede in Várzea Alegre, 43, 181 and 158 use citations were identified, respectively. The separation of current and potential use is important for expressing the situation in terms of the conservation of species that are threatened by the multiplicities of uses. The greatest current use for M. tenuiflora, considering all uses attributed in the three communities, was for fuel and construction. Therefore, research that focuses on the uses of Mimosa tenuiflora (Wild.) Poir. becomes urgent, since it must value ideological studies that have the rescue of traditional knowledge about the Caatinga as their epistemological basis, as a way to fulfil the largest number of utility properties for the species and from the findings, implement plans for the sustainable management for each local community.

Keywords: ethnobotany; caatinga; traditional population.

More information: http://periodicos.ufpb.br/index.php/gaia/article/viewFile/18003/10226

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