Antimicrobial Properties of Medicinal Plants

Medicinal plants have been used in the treatment of infectious diseases from the ancient days. Plant extracts like flavonoids, essential oils, alkaloids and diterpenes possesses therapeutically active against microbes. Plants like Embilica officinalis, Terminalia chebula and Holarrhena antidysentria were found to be potentially active against many microbes. Along with these plants volatile oils of black pepper, clove, eucalyptus and nutmeg shows potent inhibitory effect against plenty of microorganisms. Adverse effects were minimized is the main advantage by using this medicinal plants.

  • Extraction of alkaloids, volatile oils and glycosides
  • Advantages of using medicinal plants in the treatment
  • Prepared antimicrobial drugs from plants

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