Antibacterial activity of raspberry cordial in vitro.

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Abstract

Raspberry juice cordial has a long anecdotal use in Australia for the prophylaxis and treatment of gastroenteritis in livestock, cage birds and humans. The antimicrobial properties of raspberry juice cordial, raspberry juice, raspberry leaf extract and a commercial brand of raspberry leaf tea were investigated against five human pathogenic bacteria and two fungi. Raspberry cordial and juice were found to significantly reduce the growth of several species of bacteria, includingSalmonella , Shigella and E. coli, but demonstrated no antifungal activity. No antimicrobial activity was detected in the leaf extract or tea.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)155-159
Number of pages5
JournalResearch in Veterinary Science
Volume71
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001

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