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The Chinese ground orchid discovered to be a powerful antibiotic

08 Sep 2018 Featured News

​Chinese researchers examined the antibiotic potential of phenanthrene, a fraction derived from the tuber of the Chinese ground orchid (Bletilla striata). They reported that phenanthrenes showed significant bactericidal and bacteriostatic effects on several pathogenic strains of Staphylococcus aureus bacteria.

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