Plectranthus amboinicus


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Noun1.Plectranthus amboinicus - an aromatic fleshy herb of India and Ceylon to South Africa; sometimes placed in genus Plectranthus
coleus, flame nettle - any of various Old World tropical plants of the genus Coleus having multicolored decorative leaves and spikes of blue flowers
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We evaluated the antimicrobial activity and some mechanisms used by subinhibitoty and inhibitory concentrations of the essential oil, obtained from leaves of Plectranthus amboinicus, against a standard strain of Klebsiella pneumoniae and 5 multiresistant clinical isolates of the bacteria.
Keywords: Antibiotic multiresistance Antimicrobial activity Klebsiella pneumoniae Plectranthus amboinicus
Coleus ambonicus Lour; Plectranthus amboinicus Lour) of the family Lamiaceae is native to East Indies and widely cultivated in Africa and almost all tropical countries.