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A Systematic Review on Antimicrobial Properties of Mediterranean Wild Edible Plants: We Still Know a Little of the Whole, but it is Worth to Persevere

Version 1 : Received: 20 July 2021 / Approved: 21 July 2021 / Online: 21 July 2021 (10:05:22 CEST)

How to cite: Cappelli, G.; Mariani, F. A Systematic Review on Antimicrobial Properties of Mediterranean Wild Edible Plants: We Still Know a Little of the Whole, but it is Worth to Persevere. Preprints 2021, 2021070478 Cappelli, G.; Mariani, F. A Systematic Review on Antimicrobial Properties of Mediterranean Wild Edible Plants: We Still Know a Little of the Whole, but it is Worth to Persevere. Preprints 2021, 2021070478

Abstract

Introduction. Bacterial resistance to antibiotics is estimated to cause the major number of deaths by 2050 if we do not find strategies to slow down the rise of drug resistance [1]. Reviews on Mediterranean Wild Edible Plants (MWEPs) with antimicrobial properties are scarce in the mean databases (Pubmed, Scopus and WoS). Hence, we proceeded to a new review of the studies on MWEPs. Methods. We used Wild Edible Plant and Antimicrobial as keywords. We only included the Mediterranean plants, and studies in non-Mediterranean countries, but for plants growing in Mediterranean basin. Exclusion criteria were the document type, studies not concerning plant, plants not edible, not antimicrobial properties, or totally out of topic. Results. Finally, the number of studies reviewed, starting from one hundred and ninety-two, was thirty-eight (19,8%), concerning the antimicrobial properties of seventy-four MWEPs species, be-longing to twenty-five Families. Fifty-seven (77%) out of seventy-four species, proved to be antimicrobial with a stringent threshold selection. Conclusions. The studies are still very heterogeneous. We still know too little about MWEPs properties, but what we already know seriously recommends continuing.

Subject Areas

Wild Edible Plants; antimicrobial effect; Mediterranean plant; Gram+ bacteria; Gram- bacteria; extraction protocols; bioactive compounds; essential oils

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