EVALUATION OF ANTIMICROSPORIDIAN ACTIVITY OF PLANT
EXTRACTS ON NOSEMA CERANAE
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Jeong Hwa Kim1
Jin Kyu Park2
Jae Kwon Lee1
J. APIC. SCI. VOL. 60 NO. 2 2016
In this study, we identified two anti-nosemosis
plants, Aster scaber, and Artemisia dubia, which when
separately used had reduced the spore development
of N. ceranae in spore-infected cells. The
most important finding was that these plants
were effective at non-toxic concentrations.
Anti-nosemosis activities of both plants were
revealed in a honey bee experiment. Specifically,
the mixture containing both A. scaber + A. dubia
showed stronger activity than treatment with
only a single plant.
Note: Aster scaber -- is a traditional food and medicine plant in Korea. Artemisia is the genus of wormwood, absinthe, Artemisinin (the modern malaria treatment) and other medicinal and folk plants.