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Table 1 Inhibition of parasite growth by tomato plant-derived powdersa

From: Antimicrobial properties of tomato leaves, stems, and fruit and their relationship to chemical composition

Powders T. vaginalis G3 (human) T. foetus C1 (feline) T. foetus D1 (bovine)
Tomato leaves 70 ± 11 97.8 ± 2.6* 99.5 ± 2.4*
Tomato stems 38 ± 20 26.4 ± 8.6 44 ± 15
Green tomato peel 18 ± 1 1 20.1 ± 6.1b 89 ± 13*
Yellow tomato peel 43.3 ± 3.7 44.6 ± 4.5b 6.1 ± 1.9*
Red tomato peel 44.6 ± 7.5 19.3 ± 2.7* 19.4 ± 2.9*
Green tomato fruit 45.7 ± 9.6 36 ± 13 24.4 ± 3.3*
  1. aThe data represents the average % growth inhibition with standard deviations (SD) for each strain from three independent assays using the test powders at 0.02% w/v. Student’s t-test were performed for each powder to determine the statistical significance of the percent growth inhibition values for each of the three trichomonad strains to each other. p < 0.05 were considered statistically significant.* p < 0.05 for T. foetus C1 (feline) and T. foetus D1 (bovine) compared against T. vaginalis G3 (human); b p < 0.05 comparison between T. foetus D1 (bovine) and T. foetus C1 (feline)