The antimicrobial activity of the methanolic extract of Cerbera odollam (suicide tree) seed kernel was studied against the common skin bacteria viz. Staphylococcus epidermidis, Micrococcus luteus and Propionibacterium acnes. Cerbera kernel methanolic extract failed to record significant antimicrobial effect when compared to Triclosan & Farnesol and hence its use for deodorant benefit may not be viable.
Shankar, S. Gokul; K, Babu; S, Subashini; and Rai, Sadananda
"Can Cerbera odollam Fruit Extract Serve as an Anti-microbial Ingredient in Deodorants?,"
Ethnobotanical Leaflets: Vol. 2009
, Article 5.
Available at: http://opensiuc.lib.siu.edu/ebl/vol2009/iss4/5