Barberry, Berberine or Beberis is an
herb research shows will fight cancer...effective against
infections possibly even MRSA, diabetes, ...
Tea (Camellia sinensis) has been known for its modulation
of resistance of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus
aureus (MRSA) to beta-lactam antibiotics in vitro...
This study concluded that Green
tea extract weakened the antibacterial effect
of amoxicillin in MRSA infected mice. Tea drinking is
not recommended in combination with amoxicillin treatment.
sinensis leaves extract (Green
Tea) could be useful in combating emerging drug-resistance
caused by MRSA and P. aeruginosa..." http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3703562/
the twenty-two components of tea decoctions commonly
used to treat infections, only Scutellaria, Taraxacum,
Tussilago and Glycyrrhiza exhibited antimicrobial activity.
The activity, when present, was organism specific, i.e.,
anti-Staphylococcus aureus, including anti-MRSA activity
under aerobic and/or anaerobic conditions. However,
with the exception of Scutellaria, sub-inhibitory concentrations
of the herbs exhibited a pattern of inducing enhanced
production of biofilm. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24427955
this study we checked the antibacterial activity inherent
in Ricinus communis, Solanum nigrum, Dodonaea viscose
and Berberis lyceum extracts for multidrug resistance
bacterial strains Klebsiella pneumonae, E. coli and
methyciline resistant Staphylococcus aureus. MRSA showed
sensitivity for Ricinus communis..." http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23811466
Among the tested formulas, ethanol extract of THR-SK010
consisting of four herbs: Curcuma longa L., Areca catechu
L., Oryza sativa L., and Garcinia mangostana L., was
found to possess promising antibacterial activities
with MIC90 of 4?µg mL(-1) against MRSA isolates.
This ethanol extract offered the highest anti-inflammatory
activity as well as DPPH and hydroxyl radical scavenging
Dendrobenthamia capitata, Elsholtzia rugulosa, Elsholtzia
blanda, Geranium strictipesPolygonum multiflorum and
betulinic acid demonstrate promising anti-MRSA potential."