Researchers have isolated a molecule called Castaneroxy A from European chestnut leaves that neutralizes dangerous, drug-resistant staphylococcal bacteria.
Scientists at Emoria University in the United States named the molecule Castaneroxy A after the European chestnut species Castanea. It is also known as the common chestnut.
We were able to isolate this molecule and obtain pure crystals from it, although it makes up only 0.0019% of the chestnut leaves. We also showed how it disarms methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.
Cassandra Quave, senior article author and associate professor at the Center for the Study of Human Health and the Emory School. Medical Department of Dermatology
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) causes infections that are difficult to treat because of its antibiotic resistance. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention In the United States, MRSA is called one of the most dangerous infections in the world. It causes difficult-to-treat diseases in humans, such as sepsis, pneumonia. Also called: multidrug-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or Oxacillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.
The widespread use of antibiotics makes bacteria that survived drug treatment invulnerable to drugs. To solve the problem, scientists used compounds of Brazilian pepper and European chestnut, which simply neutralize the harmful effects of MRSA, allowing cells and tissues to naturally heal from infection.