European Chestnut Leaf Extract Disarms Staphlococcus aureus

Leaves of the European chestnut (Castanea sativa) contain ingredients with the power to block the virulence and pathogenesis of Staphylococcus aureus without detectable resistance, a new study has found. Rather than killing Staphylococcus aureus, the chestnut leaf extract – rich in oleanene and ursene derivatives (pentacyclic triterpenes) – works by taking away bacteria’s weapons, essentially [...] —> Read More