INDIAN MEDICINAL PLANTS AS AN EFFECTIVE ANTIMICROBIAL AGENT

Richa Tyagi, Gaurav Sharma, Nakuleshwar Dut Jasuja, Ekta Menghani

Abstract


India is a great country that is recognised for its rich culture and medicinal plants. Most of the people in India is reliant on herbal plant for their therapeutic needs. The present review will focus on Therapeutic plants from India along with its medicinal use.

Various medicinal plants have already proved their significance with curing diseases including bacteriological infections and some life threating serious diseases. Medicinal plants are rich in antioxidant and proved best as antimicrobial agents. Herbal drugs are achieving popularity as compared to allopathic drugs the reasons includes adverse effects of man-made antibiotics, prompt surge in contagious diseases, resistance of drug in microbes. Herbal plants shows slow recovery, still a great population is using it because it showed no side effects and low resistance in microbes. Antimicrobial status of various herbal plants has been reported. Therapeutic plants work as a potent antimicrobial. Herbal plants are used for its medicinal purpose throughout the world as herbal plants provide base material for various effective drugs. A great number of herbal plants has been used as drug in the form of crude extracts and extensively used for their therapeutic possessions. Huge number of plants has been examined for antimicrobial possessions, but still majority of plants have not been examined adequately.

So, the present review will focus on some of the selected medicinal plant along with its antimicrobial status.

Key words: Medicinal plants, antimicrobial agent, infections, herbal drugs, antifungal.


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