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Malva alcea
Cell Line ID MA-04730
Media Type B88
Lowest Tolerable USDA Zone 4a
Drought Tolerance Average
Availability Low
Order Rosales
Family Rosaceae
Genus Malva
Antibacterial Genus Level ➡ 5 citations
Antifungal Genus Level ➡ 3 citations
Anticancer Genus Level
Common Names Mallow
Culture Initiation Site Lausanne
Plant Habit Herb Perennial
Plant Habitat Warm Temperate
Culture Start Material Seed
Native Range Southern Europe
Plant Supplier Botanical Garden Lausanne
Antibacterial Citations
  1. Feizi S, Taghipour E, Ghadam P, Mohammadi P. Antifungal, antibacterial, antibiofilm and colorimetric sensing of toxic metals activities of eco friendly, economical synthesized Ag/AgCl nanoparticles using Malva Sylvestris leaf extracts. Microb Pathog. 2018 Dec;125:33-42. [https://doi.org/10.1016/j.micpath.2018.08.054.] Epub 2018 Aug 29. PubMed PMID: 30171981.
  2. Mahmoodi Esfanddarani H, Abbasi Kajani A, Bordbar AK. Green synthesis of silver nanoparticles using flower extract of Malva sylvestris and investigation of their antibacterial activity. IET Nanobiotechnol. 2018 Jun;12(4):412-416. [https://doi.org/10.1049/iet-nbt.2017.0166.] PubMed PMID: 29768222.
  3. Fakhfakh N, Abdelhedi O, Jdir H, Nasri M, Zouari N. Isolation of polysaccharides from Malva aegyptiaca and evaluation of their antioxidant and antibacterial properties. Int J Biol Macromol. 2017 Dec;105(Pt 2):1519-1525. [https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2017.07.105.] Epub 2017 Jul 18. PubMed PMID: 28732725.
  4. Ododo MM, Choudhury MK, Dekebo AH. Structure elucidation of β-sitosterol with antibacterial activity from the root bark of Malva parviflora. Springerplus. 2016 Jul 29;5(1):1210. [https://doi.org/10.1186/s40064-016-2894-x.] eCollection 2016. PubMed PMID: 27516948; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4967061.
  5. Shale TL, Stirk WA, van Staden J. Variation in antibacterial and anti-inflammatory activity of different growth forms of Malva parviflora and evidence for synergism of the anti-inflammatory compounds. J Ethnopharmacol. 2005 Jan 4;96(1-2):325-30. PubMed PMID: 15588684.
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Antifungal Citations
  1. Feizi S, Taghipour E, Ghadam P, Mohammadi P. Antifungal, antibacterial, antibiofilm and colorimetric sensing of toxic metals activities of eco friendly, economical synthesized Ag/AgCl nanoparticles using Malva Sylvestris leaf extracts. Microb Pathog. 2018 Dec;125:33-42. [https://doi.org/10.1016/j.micpath.2018.08.054.] Epub 2018 Aug 29. PubMed PMID: 30171981.
  2. Wang X, Bunkers GJ, Walters MR, Thoma RS. Purification and characterization of three antifungal proteins from cheeseweed (Malva parviflora). Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2001 Apr 20;282(5):1224-8. PubMed PMID: 11302747.
  3. Wang X, Bunkers GJ. Potent heterologous antifungal proteins from cheeseweed (Malva parviflora). Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2000 Dec 20;279(2):669-73. PubMed PMID: 11118343.
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